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Chocolate Jumbling Tower

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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!

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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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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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Scout Elf Soccer Star

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They shoot! They score! Your Scout Elf will win the season with this sporty outfit that doubles as an easy elf idea.


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will slip into the North Pole Goal and Gear outfit, kick the winning shot and then celebrate their victory!

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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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North Pole Putt Putt


Materials:

  • Green felt or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Candy cane
  • 1 mini marshmallow
  • Marker

Instructions:

  1. Fore! Nothing relaxes a Scout Elf more than a quick round of golf. Your Scout Elf will create a small putting green in your home by:
  2. Using scissors to cut out a unique shaped “green” out of felt or construction paper.
  3. Marking a hole on the course using a marker.
  4. Grabbing a candy cane to use as a putter, and a mini marshmallow to use as a golf ball. Hole in one!

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Balloon Scavenger Hunt Surprise


Materials:

  • Helium balloons
  • String/ribbon
  • Paper
  • Markers
  • Treats/gifts
  • Message Cards from Scout Elves at Play® kit (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf plans to send you searching on a sweet scavenger hunt around the house! To start, your elf will gather helium balloons tied with string or ribbon.
  2. Next, your elf will write clues on the paper with markers and tape one to each of the balloons that will lead your family to a hidden treat! (Helpful hint for elves: you can label the balloons by date, or by family member for even more fun!)

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Treasure Hunt

Materials:

  • Paper
  • Markers/Colored Pencils
  • Prizes or notes

Instructions:

  1. Shiver me timbers! It looks like your Scout Elf is in the mood to play!
  2. Scout Elves can use actual tiny presents, candy, or even fun notes as hidden treasure for your children to find throughout the living room. Your Scout Elf should also leave a trusty map, complete with all of the major landmarks in the room, to help tiny tots find all their goodies. Using markers or colored pencils, your elf will leave X’s on the map where they’ve hidden the treasures since “X” always marks the spot.
  3. Whew! Your family will enjoy all of the fun of treasure seeking in true North Pole style—without ever having to walk the plank.

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Come Find Me!


Materials:

  • Stuffed animals
  • Toys
  • Pillows

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf has chosen a particularly good hiding spot today. Look closely. Can you pick out your red-and-white outfitted visitor from a pile of furry stuffed animals and toys?

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Holiday Hide-and-Seek


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. One Mississippi, two Mississippi, three Mississippi—your Scout Elf is hiding and they want you to find them! To create the perfect place to hide, your elf will start by piling up a mound of mini marshmallows.
  2. Next, your elf will pop out the Convertible Christmas Tree and Marvelous Message Cards and follow the instructions for the crafts in the book Scout Elves at Play® Paper Crafts.
  3. Finally, your elf will hide behind the mound of marshmallows and wait for you to find them!

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Merry Maze


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Just for their polar pal the Elf Pets® Reindeer, your Scout Elf devised a fun snack time challenge! To send their furry friend on a hunt to find their snack, your elf will create a merry maze on the floor using painter’s tape.
  2. Next, your elf will gather a special treat for your reindeer: orange foam cut to look like carrots!
  3. Finally, your elf will sit at the end of the maze and wait for their furry friend to gallop to them to claim their reward!

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People-Friendly Pupcakes


Materials:

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 8 oz. apple sauce
  • 1 ½ bananas, mashed
  • 8 oz. light cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • Large bowl
  • Muffin tin
  • Cupcake liners
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Elf Pets® Saint Bernard

Instructions:

  1. The more, the merrier—especially when it comes to sharing sweets! Your elf decided to help you and your favorite pups indulge in a yummy treat by mixing the first 8 ingredients for “pupcakes,” which any man, elf or Elf Pets® Saint Bernard can enjoy!
  2. Then, your elf will place cupcake papers in a muffin tin and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Your elf will start the recipe by mixing the first 8 ingredients for the pupcakes together in a bowl.
  4. After the ingredients are thoroughly combined, your elf will put the batter into the cupcake liners, leaving a ½ inch of space at the top (Helpful hint: the batter will not rise much).
  5. After baking about 12 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted into the pupcake comes out clean), your elf will let them cool.
  6. As they do, your elf will create the frosting by beating the softened cream cheese until fluffy, and then mixing in the peanut butter and honey.
  7. After icing each pupcake, your elf will invite everyone to dig in!
  8. Note: In general, all ingredients are pet friendly; however, Scout Elves should use their best judgment when creating this recipe to ensure their family’s pet is able to safely consume all ingredients.

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Christmas Code Cracker


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Cardstock
  • Message decoder printable
  • Dry-erase marker
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf wants to know if you’re able to crack a super-secret code to find out the message that they’ve left you! To uncover the hidden words, your elf will print and cut out the elf decoder and symbols.
  2. Next, your elf will create a funny message, joke or question on the mirror in elf code by cutting out and assembling the symbols so they spell out the correct words! (Helpful hint: your elf may write a question on the mirror with dry-erase marker and provide a coded answer instead! Example messages are provided on page three of the printable.)
  3. Once your elf is done, they’ll stand by their work to wait until you’ve cracked the code!

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Sweet Darts


Materials:

  • Long strands of candy
  • Gumdrops
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Bullseye! Your Scout Elf wants to play a game, so he will raid your candy stash to find the perfect materials for this candy dartboard. Using long strands of candy—gelatin-based candies will work great for this project—your elf will create a few candy circles on the wall and secure them with tape.
  2. Then, your Scout Elf will test his or her aim and start throwing gumdrops at their new game board, trying to hit the bullseye. Your little ones are welcome to join in on the fun!

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Scout Elf Bingo

While you are sleeping, your Scout Elf will test his or her luck with a rousing round of bingo! That’s not all, while sitting next to their bingo game board, your elf will leave a note asking your family members to grab their favorite games and join in on the fun by hosting a family game night! Good luck, friends!

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