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How to Draw an Elf Pets Arctic Fox

How to Draw an Arctic Fox

Follow along with North Pole animator Peppermint McDoodles as he explains how to draw an Elf Pets Arctic Fox!


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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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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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Food Bingo

BINGO!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Your favorite Christmas candy

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will print and lay out the bingo charts.
  2. Next, they will cut out the printable bingo chips or they might leave your favorite Christmas candy to use as bingo chips—as long as you don’t eat it first!

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Larger-Than-Life Lights

Scout Elves love all things that twinkle! 


Materials:

  • Balloons
  • Green plastic cups
  • Yarn
  • Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will inflate the balloons and tie them off.
  2. Next, the elf will adhere plastic drinking cups to the bottoms of the balloons.
  3. Then your Scout Elf will string all the balloons together using yarn and adhesive.
  4. Finally, they will place the balloon “lights” across the Christmas tree to look larger than life!

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Funny-Do List

Scout Elves: making chores enjoyable since 2005!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and set out the printable.
  2. Then, they’ll sneak back to the North Pole while your family’s face lights up at all the silly chores to complete before the Scout Elf officially arrives for the season!

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Halloween Scavenger Hunt 

Happy Halloween from The Elf on the Shelf! 


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • A bowl, bucket, or bag to hold Halloween candy (and your Scout Elf)
  • A cabinet

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will print the Halloween scavenger hunt clues.
  2. Next, they will place them around your home for kids to find and follow.
  3. Finally, your elf will place themselves to be found in the final hiding place—in a cabinet with Halloween goodies!

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ABCs Breakfast

Ready to eat your ABCs? 


Materials:

  • Apples
  • Bacon
  • Cream cheese and bagels
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Your favorite fruits
  • Printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will print, cut, and set out the sign announcing the ABCs breakfast!
  2. Then they will wash and prepare all the ‘A’pples and ‘F’ruit for the fruit salad.
  3. Next, they will cook the ‘B’acon, toast the bagels and spread with ‘C’ream cheese, and prepare the ‘E’ggs your favorite way!
  4. Then they will set out the milk, or ‘D’airy.
  5. Finally, they’ll enjoy this tasty ABCs breakfast with kids before their first day of school!

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Father’s Day Printables

Elf with printable crafts

For one who guides, encourages, and makes life a little more Elftastic!


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Crayons, markers, or pencils

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will prepare the printable.
  2. The elf will then lay out all the materials needed for children to cut, color, and fill everything in for dad to love!
  3. Finally, kids will show dad he’s SUPER with a special card, coloring sheet, and silly caricature of his face!

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Summer Bucket List Bingo

Scout Elves are here to celebrate the last day of school and leave kiddos with lots of summer activities!


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will prepare the printable.
  2. The elf will then lay out all the materials needed for children to cut out their bingo chips.
  3. Finally, one by one, kids will paste bingo chips on each summer activity as they complete it. It won’t take long to fill the card and win the game!

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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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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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Count Down to Christmas Bucket List

Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Optional items needed to complete the bucket list

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will get to work gathering items needed to complete their bucket list such as marshmallows, “snow,” craft items, etc.
  3. They will leave a pen, so you can fill in a few of your own ideas to complete their bucket list.

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Scout Elf Hopscotch

You’ll wake to see your Scout Elf putting an elf-sized twist on traditional hopscotch. Good news…you can join the fun!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Pennies
  • Optional items needed to complete the numbered challenges
    • Jump rope
    • Hat
    • T-shirt
    • Pants
    • Socks

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will toss a penny to land on a number and follow the instructions that match the corresponding number.
  3. When you wake, join them in a riveting round of hopscotch. Instructions for one, two, or more players, along with details for the corresponding challenges, can be found on the printable.

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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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Christmas Storybook Collection

Christmas Storybook Collection image

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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Printable Christmas Activities

Printable Christmas Activities image

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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Donut Delivery

Donut Delivery image

Sweet treats are always on the menu when your Scout Elf comes home. When they arrive for the season, they’ll plan a yummy breakfast so you “donut” have to worry about the season’s first meal.


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable sign.
  2. Then, they will prop it near a plate of delicious donuts for you to enjoy!

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The Star of the Show…Elf Joe!

The Star of the Show...Elf Joe! image

Scout Elf Joe is the North Pole’s greatest #elfluencer and dare we say the most popular elf at the North Pole! He has quite the fanbase, including your Scout Elf! They’ll set up a poster and don a matching monocle and mustache to get ready for showtime.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Miniature or regular-sized cup of cocoa
  • Phone, computer or other device to watch the Cocoa with Joe show

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will set up the Cocoa with Joe poster.
  3. Then, they will grab a mug of cocoa.
  4. Finally, they will don their matching monocle and mustache while tuning into Cocoa with Joe on The Elf on the Shelf’s YouTube channel.

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