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Scout Elf Car Bingo

Mark off what you see to win a cheerful round of car BINGO!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Scout Elves will print, cut and set out the car bingo boards and chips printables.
  2. Then they will climb into their Scout Elf Carrier ready to keep their eyes peeled for each item on the bingo cards!

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Garden Fairy

“Don’t mind me…just doing a little gardening.”


Materials:

  • MagiFreez® Rainbow Snow Pixie
  • Your favorite garden décor: moss, mushrooms, flowers, etc.

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will dress up as a fairy (maybe with the help of MagiFreez® Rainbow Snow Pixie outfit).
  2. Next, they will stage a garden scene and wait for you to find them among the mushrooms, flowers, elf-sized trees, and moss.

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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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Gingerbread House for Elf Pets®

A house built almost well enough to eat!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elf will print and cut the printables.
  2. Next, they will set out markers or crayons for you to color in the gingerbread Saint Bernard house.
  3. Then they will arrange the printables to make a home decorated for Christmas for the Elf Pets® Saint Bernard!

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Under the Sea

Dive into Christmas joy!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Cardstock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elf will print, cut, and adhere the ocean printables to a bathroom mirror.
  2. Then they will cut out the face holes so they can disguise themselves and an Elf Pet as a sea creature!

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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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Halloween Scavenger Hunt 

Happy Halloween from The Elf on the Shelf! 


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • A bowl, bucket, or bag to hold Halloween candy (and your Scout Elf)
  • A cabinet

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will print the Halloween scavenger hunt clues.
  2. Next, they will place them around your home for kids to find and follow.
  3. Finally, your elf will place themselves to be found in the final hiding place—in a cabinet with Halloween goodies!

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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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Magical Candy Portal

Your Scout Elf set up a mystical North Pole portal and out popped an array of sweets! Oh my!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Tape
  • Candy

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will cut out the circle in the middle of the portal and insert an empty toilet paper roll in the hole.
  3. They will tape the circle back on the toilet paper roll.
  4. They will fill the toilet paper roll with enough candy to pour out of the center of the portal.

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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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Frosty Farewell

Your Scout Elf departed with Santa, but not before leaving a frosty farewell display on the window for you to find!


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Spray snow

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will use spray snow to spray their outline, so you can see where they departed to follow Santa.

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Scout Elf Solo

It’ll be music to your ears when you wake to find your Scout Elf strumming their guitar. Do you have any chocolate to offer as a tip?


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Small container to collect tips (ex: eyeglass case)
  • Chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will set up their musical instruments, signs and a container to collect tips.
  3. They will strum their favorite tunes and wait for you to tip them (in chocolate, of course)!

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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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Scout Elf to the Rescue!

Your Scout Elf will be this year’s holiday hero! Sporting their Chief of Cheer Firefighter Set, they’ll rescue an Elf Pets® Mini from the Christmas tree.


Materials:

  • Claus Couture Collection® Chief of Cheer Firefighter Set
  • Straws (at least 4)
  • Wooden craft sticks (at least 13)
  • Glue
  • Christmas tree
  • The Elf on the Shelf® and Elf Pets® Minis

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will put on their Chief of Cheer Firefighter Set.
  2. They will build a ladder using straws and wooden craft sticks.
  3. They will glue two straws together, twice (once for the left and once for the right).
  4. They will glue wooden craft sticks horizontally across the two straws to create ladder rungs.
  5. They will make their ascent on the ladder to rescue an Elf Pets® Mini from the Christmas tree.

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Indoor Christmas Camping

Your Scout Elf is ready to snuggle up in their Doodles and Dreams Sleeping Bag and camp out for the night by the Christmas tree!


Materials:

  • Claus Couture Collection® Doodles and Dreams Sleeping Bag
  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Crayons/markers

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will use crayons/markers to color and decorate the printable tent, fire and other camping props.
  3. They will fold the printable tent.
  4. They will get cozy in their Doodles and Dreams Sleeping Bag.
  5. They will enjoy a night of camping “under the Christmas lights.”

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North Pole Advent Train

Your Scout Elf is prepped and ready to help you count down the days to Christmas with this North Pole Advent Train, featuring 24 all-new playable surprises!


Materials:

  • North Pole Advent Train

Instructions:

  1. Counting down the days to Christmas with your Scout Elf will be a breeze. They’ll bring this North Pole Advent Train for you, and each day, you’ll find a new playable surprise!

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