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Snowflake Shuffle Music Video

snowflake Shuffle

Sing and shimmy along with The Elf on the Shelf Scout Elves to the North Pole’s latest dance craze—the Snowflake Shuffle!


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Elf Carrier Printable Poems

A sweet message for any day.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Copy paper/card stock
  • Printables
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. First, your elf will pick out the perfect poem for the day ahead.
  2. Next, they will print, cut and set it out beside their Scout Elf Carrier.
  3. Finally, they’ll wait in the carrier to be found and kids will discover what the Scout Elf has planned by reading the sweet message.

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DIY Elf Carrier Strap

Make a merry fashion statement!


Materials:

  • Ribbon
  • Adhesive
  • Your favorite craft supplies: pom-poms, glitter, rhinestones, stickers, etc.

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will begin by cutting two to three feet of their favorite Christmas ribbon.
  2. Then they will set out craft supplies for kids to decorate the ribbon
  3. Once finished decorating, kids will tie the strap to the Scout Elf Carrier handle to wear cross-body or over their shoulder.
  4. Finally, leave the Scout Elf Carrier where your elf can find it and they’ll climb inside for your next adventure!

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Groovy Greetings

Let’s get groovy! 


Materials:

  • Claus Couture Collection® Groovy Greetings hoodie
  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print, cut, and set out the printable.
  2. Then they will dress up in their favorite funky outfit (some like to go for the Claus Couture Collection® tie-dye hoodie) to bring groovy Christmas greetings!

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Wonder Wheel

“Is it me, or is the room spinning?” 


Materials:

  • Springform pan
  • Adhesive (tape or glue dots)
  • Optional: Christmas-themed wrapping paper

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will have the option to wrap the springform pan with Christmas-themed wrapping paper.
  2. Next, they will place their hands and feet on all sides of the wheel (with the help of adhesive) and take a spin around the room!

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A Starry Night

Head outside and gaze at the stars. Look how they twinkle, sparkle and SHINE!


Materials:

  • Claus Couture Collection® Starry Night Set
  • Color printer
  • Cardstock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will get ahold of the Claus Couture Collection® Starry Night Set and set up with their tent, scarf, telescope, and book!
  2. Then, they’ll settle in to gaze at the breath-taking night sky.

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Sack Race

Ready, set, RACE!


Materials:

  • Brown paper lunch sacks
  • Ribbon or tape

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will prepare brown paper lunch sacks for themselves and their friends.
  2. Next, they will set out a finish line on the floor made of tape or ribbon.
  3. Finally, the elf and their friends will race in their sacks to see who can finish first!

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Crash Landing

“Aaand I stuck the landing!” 


Materials:

  • Christmas Tree
  • Scout Elves at Play® Glide and Go

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will get themselves affixed in the Scout Elves at Play® Glide and Go.
  2. Next, the elf will make a crash landing into your Christmas tree to let everyone know they have arrived!

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Rock Band Pop-up

Rock-Band

“I’m rocking…out!” 


Materials:

  • Scout Elves at Play® Insta-moments Pop-ups™ Drum Set

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elf will prepare the Scout Elves at Play® Insta-moments Pop-ups™ Drum Set.
  2. Then they will grab the drumsticks and get ready to rock out!

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Swinging In, Hanging Out

Just swingin’ in to keep a watchful eye!


Materials:

  • Paper clips
  • Suction cup with hook
  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. First, your classroom Scout Elf will print, cut, and adhere the printable to window.
  2. Next, the elf will link paper clips together to form a long chain.
  3. Then they’ll attach the suction cup with hook to a window and link the paper clip chain onto the hook.
  4. Finally, they will hang out and appear to swing from the paper clip chain to keep an eye on the whole class!

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Summer Bucket List Bingo

Scout Elves are here to celebrate the last day of school and leave kiddos with lots of summer activities!


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will prepare the printable.
  2. The elf will then lay out all the materials needed for children to cut out their bingo chips.
  3. Finally, one by one, kids will paste bingo chips on each summer activity as they complete it. It won’t take long to fill the card and win the game!

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Present Pop-Up

Peek-a-boo! You’ll find your Scout Elf waiting to surprise you in a present.


Materials:

  • Present

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will hide in a present and jump out just in time for you to find them. Pop goes the Scout Elf!

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Up, Up and Away

It’s time for your Scout Elf to take off after a wonderful season spent with you! They’ll say, “Toodle-loo” while hanging on to a bunch of balloons.


Materials:

  • Balloons
  • Tape
  • String

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will blow up several balloons and tie them to strings.
  2. They will tape the balloons to the wall, then wrap the strings around one hand to hang from them, so they don’t fly too far away before you can say goodbye!

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Scout Elf Kazoo Band

Buzz! Buzz! Your Scout Elf gathered kazoos and friends to form a harmonious band.


Materials:

  • Kazoo

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will practice their favorite tunes on their kazoo. Then, you can try your hand with the musical instrument. Will you be able to carry a tune in a bucket?

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Special Delivery to Santa

It’s that time again…your Scout Elf printed this special packing slip to show they’re ready for their flight back to the North Pole!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will fold it around themself and tape it together.
  3. You can wish them safe travels before they return to Santa featuring their special packing slip.

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Scout Elf Hopscotch

You’ll wake to see your Scout Elf putting an elf-sized twist on traditional hopscotch. Good news…you can join the fun!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Pennies
  • Optional items needed to complete the numbered challenges
    • Jump rope
    • Hat
    • T-shirt
    • Pants
    • Socks

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will toss a penny to land on a number and follow the instructions that match the corresponding number.
  3. When you wake, join them in a riveting round of hopscotch. Instructions for one, two, or more players, along with details for the corresponding challenges, can be found on the printable.

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Present Pile-Up Board Game

Aim! Toss! In to win! Scout Elves love to practice loading Santa’s sleigh by playing the Present Pile-Up Board Game, a mini version of the North Pole’s Christmas Eve prep.


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will set up the Present Pile-Up Board Game and take a shot at tossing the presents into Santa’s sleigh.
  2. When you wake, you’ll play!

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Candy Rock Climb

Who doesn’t love a challenge…especially when it involves candy?! Your Scout Elf scaled this candy climb…and they may have snuck in a sweet treat along the way.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape/glue dots
  • Gummy bears

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will set up for their climb by attaching gummy bears to a wall or window using tape or glue dots.
  2. They will print and cut out the printable sign and trophy.
  3. They will scale the candy climb, trying not to eat too many gummy bears before reaching the top.
  4. They will celebrate their victory and wait for you to wake to see them!

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Scout Elf Virtual Fitness Class

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will download the image onto a phone or other device, so you can get a peek at their virtual workout.

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The Elf on the Shelf® Arrival Crossword

Your Scout Elf is pumped to be home for the holidays! They’ve spelled out their excitement for you letter by letter.


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will arrange the letter tiles to spell out the words as seen in the example image, or they will create their own arrangement using the various printable phrases.
  3. They will wait for you to find their creative crossword, showcasing their excitement to be home!

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Freezer Skating Rink

Winter sports are your Scout Elf’s favorite, but how will they fare when they try skating in the freezer?


Materials:

  • Cookie sheet
  • Blue food coloring
  • Water
  • Mini candy canes
  • Glue dots
  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Straw
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will set up their skating rink by freezing a sheet of blue water.
  2. They will print and cut out the printable.
  3. They will tape the sign to a straw.
  4. Your elf will attach their mini candy cane ice skates to their feet and then test the waters to see how they’ll do!

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