Want to participate in the Christmas Elf phenomenon, but also want it to be a more casual experience? Try this advent jigsaw puzzle activity for 24 days, complete with a free printable welcome message!
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Longtime followers know that I’ve been sharing Elf ideas for over 8 years now!
My now 10 year old started looking for her elf at age 2 and has enjoyed this magical season ever since. I shared my yearly schedule of Elf ideas for hiding places and age appropriate activities on these series of posts. You can find plenty of ideas and FREE printables to pair with these activities on those posts!
This year, however, she started in middle school and I have a feeling that she, and her very inquisitive 8 year old sister, might be coming to an end of their elf experience soon.
To prepare for this potential end but to still keep the season fun, I’m taking a new approach to this elf this year and am pairing December 1 through 24 with daily jigsaw puzzle activity. On the morning of December 1st, my girls will find their elf with this rhyming welcome message. The message shares that they are to look for the elf every morning, grab the coordinating puzzle box and put it together some time that day.
Grab this printable for FREE and pair it with your advent jigsaw puzzle for holiday fun!
Each box in the puzzle I got is numbered and the puzzle pieces have the same number written on the back. This is helpful if you want to put them back in the box to complete it again next year or pass to a friend! I’m a BIG puzzle lover, especially 1000 piece size, so I hope they’ll ask mom to help them with this daily holiday date.
Each day they’ll put together their little puzzle scene. At the end of 24 days, they will have completed a 1000 piece puzzle! This is the advent jigsaw puzzle I got because I loved all the little scenes they’d put together each day. (It was between that design or this one with festive cats and dogs!)
I promise to come back and update this post to share our experience with this puzzle and this idea for future elf hiding friends!
If you use this printable, I’d love if you tagged me on instagram as I’d love to follow along on your elf adventures!