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ABCs Breakfast

Ready to eat your ABCs? 


 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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North “Pool” Party 

Are you ready to make a splash? Scout Elves are! Let’s have a North “Pool” party!


Materials:

  • Bathroom or kitchen sink
  • Blue tissue paper
  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Elf-sized pool floats, beach balls, and beach accessories

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will fill the “pool” with blue tissue paper to look like water.
  2. Then they will set up their pool floats and beach accessories.
  3. Finally, they will get ready to catch some rays and enjoy a North “Pool” party!

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LEON Day 

Everything is topsy-turvy, but not for long because we’re officially halfway to Christmas! Leon Day is here, and even though it falls outside July, it’s a great way to kick off the sea-sun-al celebrations. Leon is “noel” spelled backward, and it marks the halfway point between the first of the year and Christmas Day. Today, wear your clothes backward, recite your ABCs starting with ‘Z’ and sing a Christmas carol starting from the end!


Feeling Lucky Flapjacks

St. Patrick's Day green pancake breakfast

Feeling lucky? Scout Elves are ready to bake!


Materials:

  • Your favorite pancake mix
  • Green food coloring
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will prepare the pancake mix according to directions and slowly stir in food coloring until the mix is the desired shade of St. Patrick’s Day green.
  2. Next, the elf will pour small scoops of batter onto a griddle and flip over each flapjack when it’s ready.
  3. Finally, your Scout Elf will top the finished flapjacks with sprinkles and whipped cream. Then they’ll wait for you to enjoy!

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Shamrock Scavenger Hunt

St. Patricks Day scavenger hunt

Time to go a’searching. Scout Elves hide clues for young and old so soon you’ll find a pot of gold!


Materials:

  • Small pot
  • Gold wrapped chocolate coins
  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will hide clues around your home where prompted.
  2. The Scout Elf will then sit in the pot of gold waiting for you to solve the clues and find them at the end of the scavenger hunt.
  3. At the end of the scavenger hunt, the pot of gold can be safely moved to a different location. Be careful not to touch the Scout Elf!

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Scout Elf Valentine Photo Booth

Elves with printable photo booth props

Scout Elves love a good sELFie. With these photo booth props, your Scout Elf will share their silliest pose ideas so you and your Elf Pets® can have your very own Valentine’s Day photo session!


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printables.
  2. They will tape toothpicks or skewers to the backs of the printables to make props and signs that you and your Elf Pets® and plush friends can hold up in photographs.
  3. Your Scout Elf will pose, using a few props, but will leave a collection of props and signs for you and your Elf Pets® and plush friends to use as well!

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[General, 1, 2, 6, 7]

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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[General, 1, 2, 7]

New Year’s Day Breakfast

No better way to “flip” the calendar to a new year than with a themed flapjack breakfast! Your Scout Elf will whip up this appetizing breakfast to begin a great year. 


Materials:

  • Pancakes prepared according to favorite recipe
  • Colored sugar and/or edible metallic sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. To celebrate the New Year, your elf will whip up four pancakes and cut them into number shapes.
  2. Your elf will decorate the pancakes with sparkly sprinkles. They’ll leave some for you to add too!
  3. Then, your elf will wait for you to join them for a fun breakfast to mark the start of a brand-new year.

Legal [General, 1, 2, 7]

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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Legal [General, 1, 2, 7]

Scout Elf Confetti Snow Angel

Scout Elves love to make snow angels, but a confetti angel is perfect for starting off a shiny new year! 


Materials:

  • Colorful confetti

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will have a blast making confetti angels just in time for your New Year’s celebrations.
  2. Then, you can join in the fun by pouring confetti into a cookie tray to try writing messages to your Scout Elf and your family!

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!

Legal [General]

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]

Holiday Scramble

An eggcellent surprise from your Scout Elf! Festive stickers and Christmas doodles make the morning merrier when you open the fridge.


Materials:

  • Refrigerator
  • Carton of eggs
  • Markers
  • Christmas stickers

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will gather markers and/or Christmas stickers and decorate the eggshells in the refrigerator. Scout Elves are eggs-perts at funny scenes like this!

Legal [General, 5]

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]

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]

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?

Legal [General]

80s Style Scout Elf Shoot

The outfit…the colors…the laser backdrop…your Scout Elf transported back in time for a silly 80s-inspired photo shoot. It’s, like, TOTALLY awesome!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable (one for each Scout Elf)
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will tape their 80s-themed portrait to their favorite frame and pose next to it until you find them.

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Legal [General, 2]

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]

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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Legal [General, 2]

The Elf on the Shelf® Arrival Poem

Your poetic Scout Elf wrote a special poem to showcase their excitement for returning for the upcoming Christmas season!


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 poem and wait for you to find their arrival surprise.

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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]

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]

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.

Legal [General, 6, 7]