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Get Well Soon

Your Scout Elf had a minor accident, and Santa gave them a Get Well Soon card. They have another card for you, too, in case you’re feeling under the weather!


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will put on their Elf Care Kit.
  2. They will print and cut out the printable cards, one for them and one for you!
  3. They will wait for you to find them and read your Get Well Card. Then, you all can rest up together.

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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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Scout Elf To-Do List

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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!

Legal [General, 2, 6]

All Wrapped Up

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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

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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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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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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!

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North Pole Virtual Meeting

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Turning my camera on! Can everyone see me? Your Scout Elf will join a virtual meeting and (hopefully) remember that their camera is on so they don’t do anything too silly!


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will download the image onto a phone or other device, so you can get a peek inside their virtual meeting.

Get Image

Legal [General, 2, 3, 7, 8]

Scout Elf Ski Trip

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It’s time to shred the slopes! Packed with the necessary equipment and accessories, this play set will leave your elf ready for a day full of fun in the snow.


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will unpack the Snow Play Set, put on their boots, skis and goggles, spread out the snow and get ready for a day full of snowy adventures.

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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]

Returning Home

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It’s back to the basics for this elf idea! Your Scout Elf will find a holiday location to land when they return from the North Pole!


Materials:

  • Spot in your home decorated for Christmas i.e. mantel, bookcase, nightstand, etc.

Instructions:

  1. After their nightly flight to the North Pole, your elf will return to your home and land among the Christmas décor…would you expect anything different from a visitor who’s crazy about Christmas?

Legal [General, 1, 2, 4, 7, 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]

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]

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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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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Disconnect to Reconnect

Materials:

  • Large container (Fishbowl, shoebox, vase etc.)
  • Paper
  • Pen

Instructions:

  1. Turn off, tune out and focus in on spending quality time with loved ones. Your elf will see to this by instilling a strict no electronics zone that inspires family members to put cellphones, tablets and computers aside. All your elf needs is paper and pen to create a sign and a place to store the gadgets to get rid of them for an hour, day, week, or however long your elf decides!

Legal [General, 8]

Craving Hot Cocoa

To help you satisfy your sweet tooth, your Scout Elf brought back a new North Pole recipe for a big batch of hot cocoa! After assembling the chocolate-y treat, your elf will leave a note asking your family to grab a mug and top your cup of piping hot cocoa with a variety of fun ingredients, like sprinkles, whipped cream, chocolate chips and more. And of course, don’t forget the marshmallows!


Legal [General, 1, 8]

Special Delivery

Materials:

  • Wrapping paper
  • An empty gift box
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf is bursting with excitement to show you this new hiding spot! After returning to your home from the North Pole, your Scout Elf will:
  2. Take an empty gift box and wrap it in festive paper.
  3. Cut a hole in the box, just big enough to pop out of.
  4. Present themselves as a surprise present under your Christmas tree!

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Clownin’ Around

Your silly Scout Elf is at it again! To show off her love of playing jokes and dressing up at the North Pole, your elf will tape small red pom-poms to one of your family photos—and wear a clown nose herself! She will also leave you a note asking your family to do something silly together today—like create some knock-knock jokes or put on a funny fashion show!

Legal [General, 1, 8]

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!

Legal [General, 1, 2, 8]

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!

Legal [General, 1, 5]