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Scout Elf Basics | Did You Know? North Pole Edition

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Silly Elf Hangtags

“Catch ya later!” Use these extra cute hangtags to add variety to the assortment that comes with Santa’s Official Scout Elf Carrier.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Copy paper/card stock
  • Printables
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print, cut and set out these adorable hangtags and climb inside the carrier to wait to be found.
  2. Next, kids will choose which hangtag best suits the day ahead.
  3. Finally, kids will hook the hangtag onto the Scout Elf Carrier handle and hit the road for the day!

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Elftastic Insta-Moment

Do it for the ’gram! #ElfontheShelf 


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut the printable.
  2. Then they will find their favorite perch and place themselves behind the printed frame to create the cutest Instagram photo ever!

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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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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 Treat Bags 

No tricks—just treats! Beware…Scout Elves may want to eat your candy before you can hand it out to trick-or-treaters! 


Materials:

  • Halloween themed treat bags
  • Twist ties
  • Your favorite Halloween candy

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf may begin by sampling some of your Halloween candy. Careful they don’t eat too much!
  2. Next, they will place your favorite Halloween treats into individual-sized goody bags and close them at the top with a twist tie.
  3. Lastly, your elf will be so happy to watch trick-or-treaters enjoy their hard work!

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Here to Say “Hi!” 

Classroom Scout Elves are here to say “Hi!” and encourage students to study hard just like the elves do at Scout Elf School!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Various school supplies

Instructions:

  1. Your classroom elf will print, cut out, and place the printable out for students to see.
  2. Finally, they will visit with your classroom all day long to study along with their favorite students!

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Gift for Teacher

Hey, Teach, you’re A+!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable card.
  2. Next, they will set it out for kids to sign and give to their teacher as a cute first-day-of-school gift!
  3. Finally, Scout Elves and kids alike will encourage their teachers to join our Teacher Resource Center!

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Lunch Message

It’s going to be a great school year! Remind kids with this printable message!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable message.
  2. Next, they will place it inside a lunchbox so it can be read when kids get to school to remind them how great this school year will be!

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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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Positive Paper Hearts

Elf with wall of heart shaped notes

Scout Elves know it’s important to tell people how much they matter! What better way than by spelling out all the ways in which they make a heart go pitter patter?


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Optional: sticky notes
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Pen

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable and several blank heart shapes (or they might use sticky notes).
  2. They will write your positive traits on the blank heart shapes or sticky notes, and then they will arrange the hearts on a wall or flat surface.
  3. They will wait for you to discover all the ways you are wonderful to those who know you!

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Scout Elf New Year’s Welcome

It’s time for Scout Elves to kick off a New Year’s celebration, including a special message from the North Pole!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Printable
  • Card stock/paper
  • Scissors
  • Party favors (noisemakers, party horns, hats, etc.)
  • Decorations (confetti, streamers, etc.)
  • Optional: any Elf Pets® plush animal
  • Elf Pets® plush animal

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. Then, they will decorate and wait for you to join the New Year’s celebration!

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Best Friends Forever

Your Scout Elf doesn’t just have to be a seasonal visitor—they can be your best friend, too!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will choose one (or multiple) charms and use tape and string to create necklaces.
  3. They will sport one half of the matching charm, and when you wake, you’ll find the other half of the matching charm for you!

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Halloween Greetings

Happy Halloween from your North Pole friends! Your Scout Elf and Elf Pets love to celebrate every holiday, so they’ve joined you for a surprise visit and brought along a very special message.


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will surprise you by hiding among the Halloween décor with their Halloween greeting card nearby.

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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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Donut Delivery

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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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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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The Star of the Show…Elf Joe!

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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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Scout Elf Day Trip

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Lucky you! Santa has given permission for you to carry your Scout Elf around for the day, thanks to this special day trip pass.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Large, clear jar

Instructions:

  1. First, your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will leave the special day trip pass note next to a large, clear jar they will be seated in.
  3. For the day, you will be able to carry your Scout Elf with you wherever you go. How cool!

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