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Merry Movie Night

Merry Movie Night

Embrace Christmas spirit with your family and have a Merry Movie Night! Make some hot cocoa, snuggle up with your Elf Pets, and watch our animated specials on Netflix. Visit our Merry Movie Night page for downloadable activities to make your movie night magical!


Elf Pets® Movie Night

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf is ready to cozy up for a movie night with you! They’ll print and cut out the printable, taping the corresponding “Now Showing” sign for tonight’s featured film.
  2. They’ll make sure your Elf Pets are ready to watch, too.
  3. Don’t forget the popcorn!
  4. *Elf Pets animated specials also available for streaming on Netflix.

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On a Roll

Let the good times roll! Your Scout Elf is ready for a ride using one common household item—toilet paper.


Materials:

  • Toilet paper

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will squeeze in a roll of toilet paper and see how far they can travel. They may have a little help from their Elf Pets friend!

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Pets Love!

Submitted by Kat via Instagram


We’re Back!

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Big Sister

Submitted by Erica 7WildHearts via Instagram


Christmas Storybook Collection

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The Elf on the Shelf® and Elf Pets® are characters in their very own books. They’re excited to share them with your family and their arctic friends thanks to these tiny printable books. Featured books include The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, Elf Pets: A Reindeer Tradition, Elf Pets: A Saint Bernard Tradition, Elf Pets: An Arctic Fox Tradition and The Elf on the Shelf’s Night Before Christmas.


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. First, your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will fold the books according to the printable instructions and sit down to read their favorite Christmas stories!

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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!

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Breakfast…Scout Elf Style!

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Breakfast just got a whole lot SWEETER with the help of your sugar-loving, inventive Scout Elf, who’s dreamed up a silly, sweet breakfast for you to enjoy.


Materials:

  • Toast
  • Icing
  • Sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf learned a thing or two from Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, so they whipped up a sugary, sweet breakfast by spreading icing on toast and then topping it with sprinkles. Voila!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Mini Story Time

Your elf can take a page from the book of this Scout Elf, who is having a mini reading session with his friends, the Plushee Pals® Mini Clip-ons.

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. To set up this bitty book reading, your elf will gather his friends, the Plushee Pals® Mini Clip-ons.
  2. Then, your elf will open the mini version of The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, which is included with the Cozy Christmas Story Time set and read to their audience!
  3. Alternate option: Your elf could search online for the book cover of one of their favorite tales, print a small version of it and staple it to other miniature pages to form their own bitty book.

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Bridge to Safety

Why did the elf cross the sink? “Jaws” because he wanted to! Your elf will take a daring trip over shark-filled waters in this this adventurous elf idea that can be staged in a bathroom or kitchen.

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. First, your elf will build the base of the bridge by gluing two paper straws end to end. They will repeat this step to create the two sides of the base. Helpful hint for elves: Add extra straws for longer sinks.
  2. For extra stability, your elf will glue a wooden craft stick under each set of connected straws.
  3. To complete the bridge, your elf will glue wooden craft sticks horizontally from straw to straw, spacing them evenly to create bridge planks.
  4. Finally, your elf will place the bridge over a sink where small sharks are lurking on blue construction paper “water.”
  5. Your elf will make a daring trip across the sink using their bridge to safety!
  6. As a finishing touch, your elf will cut out one of the jokes from the punny printable and tape it on a nearby wall to elicit a laugh from little ones.

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Hot Cocoa Treat

If there is one drink that Scout Elves love most, it’s hot cocoa! Your elf will get out the marshmallows and leave a note asking you and your family to make some tasty hot cocoa to enjoy together. Yum!

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Mini Milk and Cookies

Materials:

  • Cookie dough
  • 1 oz. glasses (the perfect size for a shot of milk!)
  • Straws
  • Knife

Instructions:

  1. Using the smallest drinking glasses they can find, your elf will create a small snack to show you how Scout Elves enjoy cookies at the North Pole!
  2. First, your elf will use cookie dough to create tiny elf-sized chocolate chip cookies and bake them according to the package instructions.
  3. Once the cookies are complete, your elf will use a knife to cut a small slit in the cookie so that it can be placed on the rim of the 1 oz. glass so they have a shot of milk to wash down the cookie.
  4. After pouring the milk and adding a festive straw, your elf is ready to show your family this fun-sized snack!

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Festive Friends & Fun Games

Materials:

  • Painter’s tape
  • Marshmallows
  • Red marker
  • Green marker
  • Small party hats
  • Toys or stuffed animals

Instructions:

  1. Leave it up to your Scout Elf to create a game night everyone wants to be a part of! To get all their friends together, your elf created a tic-tac-toe board by crisscrossing four pieces of painter’s tape.
  2. To make the game more festive, your elf used red and green markers to mark marshmallows with X’s and O’s.
  3. Finally, your elf invited all their friends—including the Elf Pets® Saint Bernard and Elf Pets® Reindeer—to host a night of festive fun!

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Sweet Snowy Scene


Materials:

  • Mini bottles
  • Straws
  • Buttons
  • Glue dots
  • Licorice
  • Powdered donut holes
  • Orange writing icing
  • Sprinkles
  • Milk
  • Coconut shavings

Instructions:

  1. Sugary sweetness abounds in this snowy—and edible—scene created by your elf! To create this indoor winter oasis, your elf will start by laying a foundation of coconut shavings as “snow.”
  2. Next, your elf will create mini bottles of milk decorated to look like snowmen! To do that, your elf uses glue dots to attach buttons to the front of each bottle.
  3. After filling the bottles with milk, your elf will wrap a licorice scarf around the neck of the bottle.
  4. A marshmallow makes the perfect head for the snowman, and your elf will hold it in place with a festive straw.
  5. Your elf will use sprinkles, orange writing icing and licorice to create a smiley snowman face on the marshmallow.
  6. Finally, your elf will gather a big pile of powdered donut hole “snowballs” and wait for you to find their festive treats.

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Super Sweet Highway

Beep! Beep! Scout Elf coming through! Your elf will cruise along this sweet treat road using an easy-to-assemble Orna-Moments® vehicle.

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. To create this holiday crossing, your elf will use the package instructions to build the Snowflake Snowmobile and/or the Scout Elf Racer.
  2. Next, your elf will build a Christmas-inspired roadway by laying graham crackers in a straight line and using a sour candy belt to create two lanes.
  3. Your elf will scatter marshmallows along the roadway to give it a snowy look.
  4. Finally, your elf will hop onto their ride and drive along the super sweet highway, being careful not to cause a traffic jam with the Elf Pets®!

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Reindeer Chocolate Milk


Materials:

  • Clear mugs
  • Chocolate milk
  • Paper straws
  • Orange pom-poms
  • Googly eyes
  • Brown pipe cleaners
  • Tape
  • Scout Elves at Play® tools: Cheery Chair

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will craft a cocoa treat that looks like the Elf Pets® Reindeer, the perfect touch for a morning meal or official North Pole Breakfast! To start, your elf will use brown pipe cleaners to create “antlers” by wrapping two smaller pieces of pipe cleaner (approximately 2 ½ inches long) around the top of one longer piece of pipe cleaner (approximately 5 inches long).
  2. Using tape, your Scout Elf will attach the “antlers,” as well as two googly eyes and an orange pom-pom “nose” to the clear mug.
  3. After filling each clear mug with hot cocoa, your elf will stick a straw in each and kneel on the Cheery Chair to take a sip!

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Mini Mealtime

Just like you, Scout Elves and Elf Pets® reach for their favorite foods when their tummies start to rumble. The only difference? The food is miniature! You’ll get a chance to see some of their favorite tiny treats when they set up a mini meal.

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will place small plates at a table. Helpful hint for elves: Check local craft stores for mini accessories.
  2. Then, they will serve plastic food (also available at most craft stores) or tiny bits of real food atop their plates.
  3. Order up! Your Scout Elf and Elf Pets® will find a seat at the table and dig in!

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Working at the Pet Wash

Wash, rinse and repeat! Your Scout Elf will help your Elf Pets® get sudsy in a mini pet wash machine to make sure they’re fresh and clean for playtime with little ones.

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will cut out a rectangular shape on the front and back of a tissue box to create an entrance and exit for the pet wash.
  2. Then, they will cut off the bottom of the box.
  3. Your elf will cover the frame with tissue paper.
  4. To create a sign, your elf will cut a small piece of construction paper, fold it in half and glue it on top of the box.
  5. Next, they will print and cut out the printable pet wash sign and glue it to the construction paper; the bubbles and suds can be added to the box for additional decoration.
  6. To create a sponge with bristles, your elf will cut little strands of construction paper and tape the fringe in the corners of the pet wash entrance.
  7. On the opposite end, your elf will glue strands of yarn to the inner top of the box to mark the pet wash exit.
  8. Finally, your elf will sit next to the pet wash on a small bench with a drying towel in hand to wait for your squeaky clean Elf Pets®.

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Magical Snow Globe

Crafting a snow globe has never been easier, thanks to this Elf Pets: A Fox Cub’s Christmas Tale printable that your elf will use to create a paper plate snow globe swirling with snow!

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out all the snow globe pieces included in the printable.
  2. Then, your elf will glue the picture of the movie scene background as well as the arctic fox cub onto the paper plate.
  3. They will sprinkle fake snow or glitter over the picture and glue a clear pie pan top onto the plate to seal the snow globe.
  4. To complete this craft, they will glue the gold base from the printable onto the bottom of the plate. Helpful hint for elves: If you don’t want to lay the snow globe flat, tape it to a wall, prop it up against a tall object or use a plate stand.
  5. Your elf will sit next to their super cute magical snow globe and wait for you to see it and shake it!

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Invisible Ink

Scout Elves love to share secret messages with each other using an exclusive North Pole recipe for invisible ink. Now, your elf will show you how their favorite communication method works by leaving a hidden message that your family can uncover together.

Materials:

  • White copy paper
  • White crayon
  • Bowl
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Food coloring (Helpful hint for elves: Dark colors work well.)
  • Elf Pets® Arctic Fox

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will use a white crayon to write a message or draw a picture on a white piece of copy paper.
  2. Then, your elf will mix food coloring with water in a bowl, making sure the mixture is very dark.
  3. Your elf will paint over the secret message right before your family wakes up so the colors will be extra bright, or they might leave a note asking you to paint over the paper to reveal their hidden note.

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