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Scout Elf Basics | Did You Know? North Pole Edition

DYK-Elf-Basics

Noggin McNoodle, answers all of your wildest wonders like “Where can I adopt my Scout Elf?” or “Why didn’t my Scout Elf move?,” plus so much more.


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‘Tis the Sea-Sun | Scout Elf Comedy Club

Comedy Club

What do you call Santa when he’s at the beach? Watch this episode to find out! Funny business is our favorite kind of business at Scout Elf Comedy Club.


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Snowflake Shuffle Music Video

snowflake Shuffle

Sing and shimmy along with The Elf on the Shelf Scout Elves to the North Pole’s latest dance craze—the Snowflake Shuffle!


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Spa Station Pop-up

Materials:

  • Scout Elves at Play® Insta-moments Pop-up™ Spa
  • Your favorite spa items

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will prepare for spa day with the Scout Elves at Play® Insta-moments Pop-up™ Spa.
  2. Next, they will lay out several small spa items that their family can enjoy as well.
  3. Finally, take a day of rest! Have your own spa day so everyone can relax during this busy time of year!

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sELFie Session

“I think we just found our new profile picture!” 


Materials:

  • Cell phone camera

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elf will secretly use your cell phone.
  2. Then, they will flood your camera roll with sELFies!

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Silly Smiles

Say “candy-y-y-y”! 


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Popsicle/crafting sticks
  • Toothpicks
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout will print and cut the silly smiles (elf-sized and child-sized).
  2. Next, they will adhere the printables to popsicle/crafting sticks for the child-sized smiles and toothpicks for the elf-sized smiles.
  3. Lastly, your elf will lay out the props for you to use in silly photos with them!

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Family Gazette

Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and prepare the printable.
  2. Next, they will lay out the printable sheet so you can fill in all of this year’s information and look back on it for years to come!

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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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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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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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Making Faces

Your Scout Elf tweaked your photo with some silly scribbles. Do you like their zany additions?!


Materials:

  • Picture frame with glass
  • Dry erase marker

Instructions:

  1. Your elf found a picture and made some changes to your appearance. How goofy

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The Elf on the Shelf® Letter Board

What’s better than a special message from your Scout Elf? Special messages on these free printable letter boards!


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. Which message will they choose to showcase today?

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Scout Elf To-Do List

Scout Elf To-Do List image

Santa’s not the only one keeping a list! Your Scout Elf will keep a pencil and paper handy to make sure they’re keeping up with their responsibilities, too! Call Santa? Check. Wrap presents? Check.


Materials:

  • Mini paper
  • Mini pencil

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will find a comfortable place to sit, maybe on presents they finished wrapping like this Scout Elf.
  2. They will get out paper and pencil, creating a to-do list and checking it off as they go!

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All Wrapped Up

All Wrapped Up image

Your Scout Elf is wrapped up in their newest idea! With some festive Christmas wrapping paper and a gift bow, your elf will turn themselves into a perfectly wrapped present.


Materials:

  • Wrapping paper
  • Gift bow
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will wrap themself up with wrapping paper.
  2. They will add a gift bow to their hat for a finishing touch!

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Elf on the Shelf Photo Booth

Elf on the Shelf Photo Booth image

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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Christmas Candy Overload

Christmas Candy Overload image

A Scout Elf can never eat too much candy…or can they? Your Scout Elf got into the Christmas candy and may have given themself a tummy ache. Whoops!


Materials:

  • Wrapped candy
  • Empty candy wrappers

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will unwrap Christmas candy to eat and enjoy. One small problem…they don’t know when to stop!

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Chocolate Jumbling Tower

Chocolate Jumbling Tower image

Your Scout Elf can turn any sweet treat into a game. Hopefully, you’ll find their chocolate jumbling tower before they’ve eaten it!


Materials:

  • Chocolate wafer bars
  • Plate

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will use chocolate wafer bars to build a jumbling tower on top of a plate. They’ll be practicing their patience until you find them by:
    • Removing wafer bars carefully so they don’t fall.
    • Trying not to eat the chocolate wafer bars. So tempting!

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The Floor Is Ice!

The Floor Is Ice! image

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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North Pole Popcorn Popper

North Pole Popcorn Popper image

Your Scout Elf will magically turn regular ole’ corn into your favorite airy snack using this tasty treat transformer! You could say “what’s poppin’,” but that might be too corny!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Corn on the cob (real or plastic)
  • Popped popcorn

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable, folding the treat transformer along the dotted lines.
  2. Then, they will place corn on the cob into one side of the printable machine and popped popcorn on the other.

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