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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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Legal [General, 1, 2, 5, 7]

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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Legal [General, 2, 9]

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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Legal [General, 2]

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!

Legal [General, 1, 2]

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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Legal [General, 5]

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!

Legal [General, 1, 4]

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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Legal [General, 2]

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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Legal [General, 2]

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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Legal [General, 2]

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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Legal [General, 2,4]

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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Legal [General, 1, 2]

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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Legal [General, 2]

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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Legal [General, 2]

The Elf on the Shelf® Departure Crossword

The time has come for your Scout Elf to return to the North Pole, but not before they get in a last word! Check out this crossword display featuring special goodbye messages for you to find.


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, a special ode to their time spent with you.

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Legal [General, 2]

Scout Elf Souvenir

Your Scout Elf got bit by the travel bug, and they brought back a postcard to share with you. They couldn’t resist hopping into the scene to show you what they did!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. Then, they’ll choose a postcard from one of their favorite destinations, cut along the pink line and poke their head through the card.
  3. When you wake, you’ll get a taste of their wild adventure!

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Legal [General, 2]

Find the Elf

Does your Scout Elf have 20/20 vision? They’ll find out when they search for the hidden elves and Elf Pets in these free printables. Then, it’ll be your turn to put your skills to the test!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They’ll see how keen their eyesight is when they search the printables for the hidden elves and Elf Pets.
  3. When you wake, you can give it a go!

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Instant Memories

Before they head back to the North Pole, your Scout Elf left behind keepsake photos for you to remember their elfventures from this season!


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will prepare for this setup by taking pictures of their elf ideas leading up to Christmas.
  2. To execute this idea, your elf will print out the photos they’ve been collecting.
  3. Then, they’ll print and cut out the printable.
  4. They will tape the frames around the snapshots.
  5. After, they will use clothespins to clip the pictures to a string.
  6. Lastly, they’ll hang on the Holiday Hook among the sweet photo keepsakes.

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Legal [General, 2, 4]

Goodbye Poem

It’s rhyme time! Your Scout Elf wrote a special goodbye poem to leave with you before departing back to the North Pole.


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will sit next to their sweet Goodbye Poem and wait for you to read it.

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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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Legal [General, 1]

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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Legal [General, 1, 2, 5, 9]

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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Legal [General, 1, 7]

Taco Tuesday

It’s Taco Tuesday, AKA the best dinner night of the week, and your Scout Elf is ready to chow down on a scrumptious meal. They even have a chocolate taco for dessert!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. Following the instructions, they will set up the taco truck, menu, signs and other décor.
  3. They will take a bite out of a taco and wait for you to join them for your own fantasTACO Tuesday dinner!

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Legal [General, 2]

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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Legal [General, 1]

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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Legal [General, 1, 2, 5, 7, 8]