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 Happy Hula-days

Who’s ready to hang ten? Have a Happy Hula-days while chilling with your surfer Scout Elf! 


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Three styrofoam balls in graduated sizes
  • Toothpicks
  • Play sand
  • Liquid glue
  • Decorations: twigs, pebbles, small top hat, one baby carrot

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and prepare the printable surf boards and message.
  2. Next, they will build a sandy snowman! To start, your elf will level the bottom of the largest styrofoam ball so it sits flat on the work surface.
  3. Then they will coat each of the three styrofoam balls with glue and then sand. They’ll use toothpicks between the coated styrofoam balls to balance one on top of the next. Lastly, they will place twigs as arms, pebbles as eyes and mouth, a baby carrot for a nose, and place a small top hat on its head.
  4. Finally, the Scout Elf will chill out with their sand-man before getting ready to hit the waves!

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Father’s Day Printables

Elf with printable crafts

For one who guides, encourages, and makes life a little more Elftastic!


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Crayons, markers, or pencils

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will prepare the printable.
  2. The elf will then lay out all the materials needed for children to cut, color, and fill everything in for dad to love!
  3. Finally, kids will show dad he’s SUPER with a special card, coloring sheet, and silly caricature of his face!

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Mother’s Day Printables

Elf with printable coloring pages

What would we do without mom? Complete these printables that she can cherish forever!


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Crayons, markers, or pencils

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will prepare the printable.
  2. The elf will then lay out all the materials needed for children to cut, color, and fill in everything for mom to love!
  3. Finally, as their Scout Elf watches, kids will crown mom Queen of the Day and provide her with beautiful flowers and a card dedicated just to her!

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Make Your Own Flower Patch

Elves dressed as flowers with printable signs

Everything is coming up roses when Scout Elves are around! Make your own flower patch for Scout Elves to participate in.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printables
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Pipe cleaners

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printables.
  2. Your elf will slip the costume over their head and tuck it into place.
  3. The Scout Elf will lay out all the materials for you to make a flower patch so they’ll be sitting pretty among the posies.
  4. Lastly, they will offer a printable spring-time card and surprise you dressed up as a flower!

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Scout Elf Egg Holders

Elf and reindeer with printable egg holders

Have an eggcelent time with these Scout Elf egg holders!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printables
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Real or plastic eggs

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable egg holders.
  2. Next, they will tape together the ends to form a circle.
  3. Finally, your Scout Elf will place the eggs in the holders and enjoy the Easter message with you!

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Easter Bunny Dress-Up & Hopscotch

Elf with printable bunny ears and hopscotch board

Somebunny’s got a great getup! Wear these ears to look just like the Easter bunny and win a game of hopscotch. 


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printables
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Cotton balls
  • Jelly beans

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print, cut and adhere the bunny ears.
  2. They’ll either use the printable tail or add one made of cotton balls!
  3. Your elf will leave ears and a printable tail for you too!
  4. The elf will prepare the hopscotch printable. Toss a jelly bean, then follow the instructions according to the corresponding number the jelly bean lands on.
  5. Enjoy the fun Easter poem along with the activity!

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Scout Elf Valentine Costumes

Elf in printable bee costume with flowers and printable note

Scout Elves like to play dress-up, and these sandwich-board-style costumes will show off their big love for you!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Decorations (centerpieces, candy sprinkles, easels, etc.)

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printables.
  2. They will gently shimmy into their sandwich-board-style costume, folding at the shoulders to hold in place.
  3. They’ll decorate and wait for you to find them to say you’ll be their Valentine!

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New Year’s Countdown Goodie Bags

Scout Elves love to make every moment count! They’ll help you count down on New Year’s Eve with a small surprise for every hour. 


Materials:

  • Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  • They’ll attach the printed clocks to five different gift bags, placing a small gift in each bag.
  • Your Scout Elf will celebrate as you open a gift every hour on the hour, leading up to midnight. Happy New Year!

Instructions:

  1. Color printer
  2. Card stock/paper
  3. Printables
  4. Printables
  5. Scissors
  6. 5 small gift bags
  7. Gifts for each bag (suggested: small puzzles and toys, candy, etc.)

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New Year’s Resolution and a Look Back

Take a walk down memory lane with your Scout Elf! Then, plan ahead for the exciting year to come. May all your wishes come true!


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They’ll write down their favorite memory and their hopes for the coming year.
  3. Your Scout Elf will leave a blank printable for you to share your own memories and hopes.
  4. Then, they’ll sit next to their paper and wait for you to join them!

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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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Stuck in a Bind

On their way back to you from the North Pole, your Scout Elf wound up in a sticky situation, and they left you this free printable poem to explain their predicament!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Blinds, or another spot an elf could get “stuck”

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will find themselves tied up in the blinds, or some similar dilemma.
  2. They will print and cut out the poem to explain their mishap.

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The Masked Scout Elf

A masked choir was spotted singing Christmas carols. Will your Scout Elf be among those belting out happy holiday tunes?


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Material to create curtain

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will use tape to attach a mask to themself and to some friends.
  3. They will set up a small curtain using material.
  4. When you wake to the sound of music, you’ll spot the masked choir, but which mask will your Scout Elf be behind?

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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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Today Let’s…Have Some Fun!

Using this free, printable template, your Scout Elf left you a note: “Today Let’s…Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies!” The cookies may not last long, but the sweet memories will last forever.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Optional items needed to bake chocolate chip cookies

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable sign, “Today Let’s…”
  2. They will fill it in with a fun activity you all can do together such as bake chocolate chip cookies, watch a Christmas movie, build a snowman, etc.

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Christmas Color Wheel

Christmas Spirit is swirling with this red and green color wheel and magic trick all in one!


Materials:

  • Plate
  • Red and green coated candy
  • Water

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will arrange a circle of red and green coated candy on a plate.
  2. They’ll leave a glass of water next to them, and when you find them, you can pour the water on the candy and watch the magical, red and green surprise!

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The Elf on the Shelf® Arrival Letter Board

Your Scout Elf is back for the Christmas season, and they’re so thankful! They brought this free printable letter board to show their excitement.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printables (multiple messages)
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They’ll pose next to their letter board and wait for you to see their message.

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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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Scrumptious Sweet Treat Soup Recipe

Your Scout Elf is ready to mix it up in the kitchen. Their special recipe for Scrumptious Sweet Treat Soup satisfies all their candy cravings!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Optional food items to match recipe
    • Mini marshmallows
    • Jelly beans
    • Sprinkles
    • Peppermints
    • Cookies
    • Candy canes

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will gather the ingredients necessary to whip up a bowl of Scrumptious Sweet Treat Soup.
  3. They will follow the recipe step by step.
  4. They will dig into their delicious dinner. Will you try a bite?

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Scout Elf Dress-Up

Elves dressed in printable Halloween costumes

When your Scout Elf visits for Halloween, they come in style…dressed up in these free, printable elf-sized Halloween costumes.


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will surprise you, dressed up in a Halloween costume! Your elf will slip the candy corn costume over their head and tuck it into place under their collar.
  3. As another option, they will slip the jack-o-lantern costume over their head and tuck it into place under their collar. They will tape the stem of the pumpkin to the brim of their hat.

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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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Best Friends Forever

Your Scout Elf doesn’t just have to be a seasonal visitor—they can be your best friend, too!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will choose one (or multiple) charms and use tape and string to create necklaces.
  3. They will sport one half of the matching charm, and when you wake, you’ll find the other half of the matching charm for you!

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Pin the Tail on the Elf Pets®

Pin the Tail on the Elf Pets®

Get ready to play an old-fashioned game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey…or Elf Pets in this case! Your Scout Elf got started, but it looks like they could use some help.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable(one for each Elf Pet)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Mini bandana for your Scout Elf
  • Regular size bandana for you

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will tape one or multiple Elf Pets posters to the wall.
  3. They will tie a mini bandana around their eyes and then try to correctly pin the tail on the arctic fox, the antlers on the reindeer and the barrel on the St. Bernard’s collar.

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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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Kudos, Kiddo!

While completing one of their most important duties—scouting for Santa—your elf spotted a kind deed and left behind a special note from the North Pole with elf dollars parents can use for a special reward!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will fill it in and check off if you were caught being “Nice,” “Nicer” or “Nicest!”

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