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A guy in a little red hat isn’t always the first thing you think of when you say pirate. However, during the holiday season, elf mischief is real and with some mischief includes a little bit of treasure hunts. Take a look at these fun pirate ideas including a cute Elf on a Shelf Pirate idea.
What fun pirate things can I do with my child?
We get it. who doesn’t love a good pirate activity. If you are looking for some fun pirate ideas for your child, consider having a pirate birthday party. While this is especially fun during the holiday season (who doesn’t love a pirate with some good holly and bells?), you can also have a pirate party on talk like a pirate day or any time of the year when your child is turning another age.
Ahoy matey – add to your pirate party afew fun pirate games. These can be played with mates of all ages. Just make sure they are young at heart. Play at a celebration, within the family or even with your Elf on the Shelf at a witness.
Of course, if you have a real pirate fan, incorporate a fun Elf Pirate idea during the Christmas season.
Elf on the Shelf Pirate Idea
Don’t walk the plank. Be prepared with the Elf on the Shelf pirate idea. To put together a cute pirate idea with your Elf on the Shelf doll, gather the following supplies.
- The Elf on the Shelf Doll
- Chocolate coins for booty (these can be hard to find, try the Dollar Tree, CVS, Walmart or here.)
- Pen or marker
- Optional: printable Elf pirate clothes
- Optional: Elf treasure hunt
To put together this Pirate Elf on the Shelf idea, printable your printable pirate outfit. Use tape or sticky velcro to put it together. Push pins are also helpful.
If you have 12 inch doll pirate accessories, gather them together. Don’t stress if not. Avast ye mamas… really all you need are gold coins and your Elf doll.
Hide some gold coins in the house. If you are doing this for a younger child, write clues of where your child can locate the coins. If it’s for older coins, let them tear apart the house as they try to find the most chocolate coins.
Write a note listing how many coins you hid. We wrote the pirate elf note, “treasure hunt: can you find all 14?”
Elf on the Shelf Treasure Hunt
Not really into the idea of your kids blindly tearing up the house? Don’t abandon the ship. I get it. Instead, create a controlled environment. Batten down the hatches and download and print this Elf on the Shelf treasure hunt.
This Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt uses 22 rhyming clues. Use these Christmas scavenger hunt clue cards with your North Pole Elf. Your child can find new bounty or loot with each clue or one large treasure chest at the end of the hunt.
For this pirate hunt, everyone dress up. You can dress up, your kids can dress up and even your Elf on the Shelf can dress in a pirate costume to stay with a pirate theme.
Pirate Elf Costume Printable
Ready to dress it up. Bring the joy of your childhood to your child via paper doll outfits. Use this adorable Elf Pirate costume you can print and stay within this fun Elf pirate theme.
These cute outfits including our most popular Elf on the Shelf printables can be found in our Elf Store. Shop elf gems including printable Elf costumes, our Elf games, Elf notes, Elf letters and so much more!
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Elf on the Shelf Resources
At Frugal Coupon Living, our goal, to create an easy Elf on the Shelf season for you. This is not our first year of having an Elf in the home. With over eight years of Elf ideas, we have created a rather large Elf on the Shelf fan club full of new Elf on the Shelf ideas. These Elf on the Shelf resources are all you need to create the best Elf ideas.
What is Elf on the Shelf?
Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas Tradition. The tradition has a book and a elf doll. The book is poetic and in rhyme sharing the purpose of the Elf’s visits. The Elf visits each Thanksgiving. He/She goes and returns from the North Pole each evening. Every morning he can be found in a new location in the house. The Elf has been found in the refrigerator, fishing in the toilet, writing messages on the mirror or hanging from the lights. It is VERY IMPORTANT, the Elf is not touch each evening or his Christmas magic will be lost! Each family is able to name their special elf. The elves return to their home (Santa’s North Pole Work shop) every Christmas Eve. An Elf’s Story can also be found on DVD.
More Helpful Elf on the Shelf Links
Some call Frugal Coupon Living the biggest resource for all things Elf on the Shelf. While we don’t want to brag, we will. We have move our red little North Pole friend for year after year. We have created plenty of free printables, must have resources, inspirational Elf links and more. Use us at a platform to keep your sanity through the entire Christmas season.
Use the helpful Elf on the Shelf links to come up with create ideas, grab free printables, and answer Elf on the Shelf Questions.
- Elf on the Shelf Ideas – a Starter guide to all things elf including some of our top post ideas and Elf on the Shelf digital downloads.
- Largest List of Elf on the Shelf Ideas – Now over 600 Elf on the Shelf ideas. New ideas added daily during November and December.
- Elf on the Shelf Questions and Answers – Are you just beginning with an Elf? Could you use a refresher of all the Elf rules. Take a look at frequently asked elf on the shelf questions to get started. You will immediately be an Elf expert.
- Free Elf on the Shelf Printables – Sign up for our emails and grab these free Elf digital downloads to help you during the Elf season. Includes an Elf calendar, notes, Elf coloring pages, encouraging ideas and more.
- DIY Bendable Elf on the Shelf – Want your Elf to do all sorts of positions. This is an easy no-sew bendable Elf on the Shelf tutorial.
- Elf Shop with Digital Downloads – This is one of the best Elf shops full of printable resources to perfect the holiday season.
- Elf on the Shelf Emails with New Ideas Daily – Each day we will write you with a new Elf on the Shelf idea as well as links to Elf on the shelf resources and sometimes hidden coupon codes and freebies!
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