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Elf on the Shelf Photo Booth

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Say cheese! Your Scout Elf will grab funny props and make silly faces as they pose in this mini Scout Elf photo booth. Bonus: it comes with a photo strip souvenir.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Toothpicks

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the photo booth and props (parts A & B). They will fold and cut the slots necessary to add the photo booth banner (part C).
  2. They will attach toothpicks to the props with tape and then get ready for their turn behind the curtain to strike a pose!

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Legal [General, 2]

The Floor Is Ice!

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In this cool elf caper, your Scout Elf must watch their step because the floor is made entirely of ice! How fast can they move around the ice?


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Boxes or presents

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the ice background (as many as needed).
  2. They will tape them on the floor to create an ice floor.
  3. Then, your elf will set up boxes or presents on the ice to use as stepping-stones so they make it across without touching the freezing floor!

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Legal [General, 2, 7]

Printable Christmas Activities

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Color however you feel inspired to with these free and fun printable Christmas activities! Your family and friends can join in on the fun and complete together.


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Coloring pencils

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print the Christmas activity sheets and cut out the mini versions for themself.
  2. They will leave the sheets next to them and wait for you to find them, so you all can color or fill in the activity sheets together.

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Legal [General, 2, 6]

Tic-Tac-Bow

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Have you ever played a game of tic-tac-toe Christmas style? With this holiday-inspired set up by your Scout Elf, now you can! Who will win?


Materials:

  • Washi tape
  • Two different colored gift bows
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. First, your elf will use washi tape to create a tic-tac-toe board.
  2. Then, they will choose one colored gift bow and tape it to a spot on the board.
  3. When you find them, it’ll be your turn!

Legal [General, 7]

Scout Elf Snow Angel

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It’s marshmallow mayhem, and your Scout Elf is loving it. Now, they can make the perfect “snow angel!”


Materials:

  • Mini marshmallows

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will scatter many marshmallows on the counter, hop in the pile and begin making a snow angel!

Legal [General, 1, 5]

Baking “Brown-E’s”

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This is the easiest batch of brownies ever! Your punny Scout Elf isn’t gathering flour, sugar and cocoa; they’re crafting “Brown-E’s,” sure to get laughs from little ones!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Baking sheet
  • Wax paper
  • Bowl

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. Then, they will whip up the batch of Brown-E's, by displaying the printable brown letters on a baking sheet. Yummy? Funny!

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Legal [General, 2, 7, 8]

Knock, Knock! Who’s There?

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Both you and your Scout Elf will be laughing all the way to Christmas with the jokes featured in this bitty book! This book will make it hard not to LOL!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will fold the joke book according to the printable instructions and sit down to read some jokes, trying not to laugh out loud!

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Legal [General, 2]

Oh, Snowman Tree!

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Is this how you decorate a Christmas tree? Your Scout Elf skipped the ornaments and used toilet paper instead to transform the Christmas tree into a snowman. “Snow” silly!


Materials:

  • Toilet paper
  • Black, white and orange construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will use toilet paper to wrap your Christmas tree.
  2. Then, they will cut a black hat, an orange nose and circles for eyes and a mouth out of construction paper.
  3. They will tape the finishing touches onto the Christmas tree turned snowman!

Legal [General, 2]

Candy Cane Garden

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Your Scout Elf has a green “Christmas” thumb. With a little watering and patience, they will grow full-size candy canes!


Materials:

  • Soft peppermint candies
  • Mini and full-sized candy canes
  • Small bucket or cup
  • Crushed chocolate cookies
  • Mini watering tin

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will tend to a candy cane garden. First, they will plant soft peppermint candies in crushed chocolate cookies (dirt) and water them with a mini watering tin.
  2. Soon, the soft peppermint candies will grow into mini candy canes before finally reaching full-sized candy canes!

Legal [General, 1, 5, 7]

Spitting Image

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Magic mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest Scout Elf of them all? Kids will love looking like a Scout Elf when they spot their reflection in the mirror!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the Scout Elf hat and collar.
  2. They will tape it to a mirror and wait nearby for you to spot your reflection. In no time, you’ll look like your favorite seasonal visitor!

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Legal [General, 2, 7, 8]

Scout Elf Zen Garden

Scout Elf Zen Garden

Ohmmm…Ohmmm…it’s about time for your elf to kick back and relax. What better way to relax than in their own North Pole Zen garden?


Materials:

  • Plate
  • Fork (for rake)
  • Sugar (for sand)
  • Peppermints (for rocks)

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will create a North Pole Zen garden by spreading sugar on a plate.
  2. Then, they will use a fork for a rake and peppermints for rocks before sitting back to relax.

Legal [General, 2, 5, 8]

Ahoy, Matey!

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Ahoy! Your pirate Scout Elf will show you what treasure washed ashore on their high arctic seas adventures.


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable props.
  2. To set the scene, they will use brown sugar for sand and display the pirate ship and treasure chest.
  3. Finally, they will slip into their Polar Pirate outfit before consulting the map to see if X marks the spot!

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Legal [General, 2, 5]

Peekaboo!

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Oh dear! This toilet paper snowman is hiding a surprise…your Scout Elf!


Materials:

  • 3 rolls of toilet paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Black, orange and brown construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Single hole punch
  • Gift bow (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will create a snowman they can hide in! First, they will stack three rolls of toilet paper on top of one another.
  2. Then, they will glue two googly eyes on the top roll of toilet paper.
  3. They will cut a nose, arms and buttons out of construction paper and glue them onto the toilet paper.
  4. Using a single hole punch, they will punch small circles out of construction paper and arrange them for a mouth.
  5. As an option, they will glue a gift bow on top of the snowman.
  6. Finally, they will climb inside the middle of the toilet paper rolls and pop out to surprise you!

Legal [General, 1, 2]

Out of This World

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Blast off to the stars! Your Scout Elf will spacewalk in their Clausmonaut outfit and make new alien friends along the way!


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable aliens.
  2. They will glue them to toilet paper rolls and add pipe cleaners and pom poms for even more fun!
  3. They will use string to hang the Clausmonaut Space Mission inflatable rocket.
  4. Finally, they will slip into their Clausmonaut outfit before flying into space!

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Legal [General, 1]

Christmas Movie Night Tips

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Lights, camera, action! Get ready for at-home movie night with your Scout Elf and Elf Pets. With this caddy filled with snacks, you’ll be ready to grab a blanket and tune in for showtime.


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. First, your elf will fill a snack caddy or bento box with your favorite movie snacks.
  2. Then, they will wrap your favorite Christmas movies or animated specials and store them in a bin.
  3. Finally, they will hang out with the Elf Pets® Reindeer until you find them. Together, you all can sit down for a cozy movie night!

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

Snowy Welcome Back Breakfast

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You’ll step into a winter wonderland after your Scout Elf sets up this snow-themed North Pole Breakfast® surprise for your family. Your family could even create a similar snowy breakfast and invite your Scout Elf to partake in the celebratory moment!


Materials:

  • Blue tablecloth
  • Snowflake napkins
  • Snowflake sequins
  • Snowflake foil swirls
  • Waffles sprinkled with powdered sugar
  • Fruit
  • White powdered donuts Christmas tree
  • Glass of “snowman milk”
    • Mini glass bottles
    • Straws
    • White milk
    • Marshmallows for heads
    • Colorful chocolate coated candies for buttons
    • Red licorice for scarves
    • Black and orange decorating icing to draw eyes, noses and mouths
  • Color printer
  • Card stock/Paper
  • Printable
  • Crayons or colored pencils

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will get to work preparing a wintry welcome back breakfast. They will use a blue tablecloth and snowflake décor to set the scene.
  2. Then, they will prepare a breakfast of waffles, fruit, white powdered donuts and “snowman milk.”
  3. Lastly, they will print the worksheet and leave it for kids to complete.

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Legal [General, 1, 2, 5, 6]

Christmas Choo Choo Train

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Chugga, chugga, choo, choo! Your Scout Elf will board the North Pole Advent Train to help you count down to Christmas.


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will set up the North Pole Advent Train according to package instructions.
  2. Then, they will print and cut out the snowy scene.
  3. They will set up the backdrop and wait for you to discover them aboard the train!

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Legal [General, 2]

Miniature Gingerbread House

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Oh, snap! This elf created teensy weensy gingerbread houses for his Merry Mini Christmas friends.


Materials:

  • Merry Minis
  • Graham crackers
  • Jelly beans
  • Mini lollipops
  • Coconut shavings
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Mini candy canes
  • Icing

Instructions:

  1. To create mini gingerbread houses for the Merry Minis, your Scout Elf will use icing to attach two graham crackers together and to secure jelly beans as the roof.
  2. They can also create mini sleds with a graham cracker and mini candy canes.
  3. They will add embellishments to the festive scene with coconut shavings, mini marshmallows and mini lollipops.

Legal [General, 1, 5]

Christmas Pancake Party

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It’s a festive flapjack party when your Scout Elf returns home for the holidays! They’ll make a grand entrance by whipping up delicious pancakes for you all to enjoy together.


Materials:

  • Pancakes prepared according to favorite recipe
  • Array of fruit, candy and other toppings depending on the pancake
    • Raspberries
    • Mini marshmallows
    • Mini and regular chocolate chips
    • Bananas
    • Brown decorating icing
    • Blue decorating icing
    • Powdered sugar
    • Dried cherries
    • Strawberries
    • Dried mangos
    • Blue coated candies
    • Blueberry
    • Bacon
    • Blackberry
    • Yellow chocolate coated candy

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will get busy in the kitchen whipping up a batch up pancakes.
  2. Then, they will use an array of fruit, candy and other toppings to create pancakes that resemble themself or their furry friends!

Legal [General, 2, 5]

I’m Stuck in the TV!

I'm Stuck In The TV! image

Psst…it’s me! I’ve found myself inside the screen. Can you help?


Materials:

  • YouTube video
  • Smart TV, computer monitor, laptop or another device

Instructions:

  1. While experimenting with technology, your Scout Elf clicked on a YouTube link that got them stuck inside the screen!

Legal [General, 1, 3, 7, 8]

Christmas Around the Clock

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What time is it? Elf time! Your Scout Elf will transform a regular clock into a festive timepiece that replaces each hour with a fun activity. Time flies when you’re having fun…especially with your Scout Elf!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable, featuring different “times” or activities.
  2. Then, they will tape the cutouts to a wall clock and wait for you to find them and discover the activities!

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Legal [General, 2]

How to Floss

How to Floss image

Your Scout Elf heard about a dance called the “floss,” so they decided to try it out. No toothbrush or toothpaste required!


Materials:

  • Dental floss
  • Note

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will find themselves twisted and tangled in dental floss.
  2. They’ll leave you a note asking, “Is this how you do the ‘FLOSS’?”

Legal [General, 2, 4]

It’s a Secret SnoPrize!

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You’re in for a snowy surprise with this cool new toy that your Scout Elf will bring! Which secret friend will make a guest appearance?


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will bring with them a novelty snow globe.
  2. When you find them, they’ll watch as you pour water on the snow to reveal a mini surprise!

Legal [General, 1, 8]

Runway to Christmas

Materials:

  • String lights
  • Ground stakes

Instructions:

  1. Scout Elves love to make an entrance! Leave out a string of lights and ground stakes, and your elf will set up a brightly lit runway reminiscent of all the twinkling lights at the North Pole. Your Scout Elf will probably use ground stakes to outline a pathway, setting them about two feet apart.
  2. Then, your elf will take strands of lights and run them along the length of the pathway, securing them in place by attaching them to the ground stakes.
  3. Now, clear the runway, your elf is coming in for a landing!

Legal [General, 2, 3]