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Add these How to Catch an Elf book activities to your preschool reading and literacy centers this holiday season! Kids will love them!
These no-prep book-based activity pages make the perfect addition to your preschool Christmas plans. Kids will love this silly story, and you can extend the learning with these fun worksheets.
Don’t miss these free preschool printables! They’re perfect for your Thanksgiving or turkey-themed lesson plans!
How to Catch an Elf Book Activities
How to Catch an Elf is such a fun book to read to preschoolers during the Christmas holiday. This funny story is sure to become an instant classic, beloved by parents and children for many holidays to come!
You’ve been waiting all year long, and now it’s finally Christmas Eve! Is this the year you’ll finally catch an elf? Start a new Christmas tradition with this hilarious children’s book from the creators of the New York Times best-seller How to Catch a Leprechaun!
As you read this story with your preschoolers, be prepared for lots of giggles. But, you can also use it as a way to introduce predictions to your preschoolers. Can your preschoolers guess what trap will be set next?
Once you’ve read the story a time or two (or more), extend the learning with this fun pack of math and literacy worksheets. These preschool worksheets are print-and-go making them perfect for busy preschool moms and teachers like you.In this free activity pack, you’ll find activities that include coloring pages, handwriting practice, counting, and more.
Whether you have your preschoolers complete the sequencing page while you read the story or afterward, they’ll work on their scissor skills as they cut and paste the sequencing pictures.
Work on number recognition and color words with the color by number elf coloring page.
Visual discrimination skills get a workout with size sequencing cards. Kids can order the elves from smallest to largest and then from largest to smallest.
Build fine motor muscles with a prewriting practice page. Trace the lines from left to right.
Toddlers and preschoolers will read the instruction in each set and color the items accordingly on the count and color page. This is a great activity to reinforce counting, one-to-one correspondence, and number recognition.
If your preschoolers enjoy coloring, they’ll love coloring the image featured on the color and trace page. After coloring the picture, they’ll trace the words. Coloring helps build fine motor muscles in the hand while tracing words helps kids practice proper letter formation.
There are two writing prompts included in this pack. One encourages kids to draw and describe their favorite part of the story. The other encourages kids to draw and describe their own elf trap.
You can make any or all of these pages reusable by laminating them or putting them in a dry erase pocket. Kids can then complete the pages with dry erase markers.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT ELVES
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about elves. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
There’s an Elf in Your Book – Do you have what it takes to make Santa’s Nice List? An elf is here to test you in Tom Fletcher’s newest participatory read-aloud. Don’t let the elf trick you into being naughty!
The Littlest Elf – Oliver may be the littlest elf in the North Pole, but he has a big desire to discover his very special job in Santa’s workshop! But after getting lost in the toy shop, making a mess at the book shop, and falling in the mixing machine at the bakery, is the littlest elf just too little?
The Christmas Elf Countdown! – Santa’s elves are counting down to Christmas! With decorations to hang, treats to bake, toys to build, and snow to play in, the elves are filled with holiday cheer and can’t wait to soar the night sky with Santa and his reindeer.
MORE PRESCHOOL ELF FUN
Christmas Elf Clothespin Craft Kit – Makes 12; perfect for your upcoming holiday parties
Elf on the Shelf Scout “Elves at Play” Paper Crafts – 13 paper crafts to create a mini world of 3D fun
Make Your Own Christmas Elf Natural Pine Cone Kids for Children – 5 elf designs to create using natural pine cones
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