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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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Scout Elf Car Bingo

Mark off what you see to win a cheerful round of car BINGO!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Scout Elves will print, cut and set out the car bingo boards and chips printables.
  2. Then they will climb into their Scout Elf Carrier ready to keep their eyes peeled for each item on the bingo cards!

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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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sELFie Session

“I think we just found our new profile picture!” 


Materials:

  • Cell phone camera

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elf will secretly use your cell phone.
  2. Then, they will flood your camera roll with sELFies!

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Elf Yourself

“You look just like me!” 


Materials:

  • Cardboard or poster board
  • Colorful construction paper
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will find a large piece of cardboard or poster board and cut a child-sized face hole in the middle.
  2. Next, they will cut red and white construction paper in their likeness and adhere it to the board.
  3. Finally, they will set up a photo station for silly Christmas pictures!

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Wonder Wheel

“Is it me, or is the room spinning?” 


Materials:

  • Springform pan
  • Adhesive (tape or glue dots)
  • Optional: Christmas-themed wrapping paper

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will have the option to wrap the springform pan with Christmas-themed wrapping paper.
  2. Next, they will place their hands and feet on all sides of the wheel (with the help of adhesive) and take a spin around the room!

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Tucked into BreadTucked into Bread

Just taking a quick snooze… 


Materials:

  • Sliced bread
  • Plate
  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable

Instructions:

  1. First, the Scout Elf will open a loaf of bread and remove a few pieces.
  2. Next, they will prepare the printable card with a silly message.
  3. Finally, they will tuck themselves between the slices of bread for a cozy rest.

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Sack Race

Ready, set, RACE!


Materials:

  • Brown paper lunch sacks
  • Ribbon or tape

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will prepare brown paper lunch sacks for themselves and their friends.
  2. Next, they will set out a finish line on the floor made of tape or ribbon.
  3. Finally, the elf and their friends will race in their sacks to see who can finish first!

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Soda Can Choir

“Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Dooo!” 


Materials:

  • Empty soda cans with tabs removed
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Paper
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elf will rinse out the cans and remove the tabs.
  2. Then they will adhere googly eyes to the top and pipe cleaners to the sides for arms.
  3. Next, they will cut and fold small sheets of copy paper to form choir booklets.
  4. Finally, your Scout Elf will arrange the choir for a “pop music” Christmas carol performance!

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Waffle Pop-it

POP, goes the Scout Elf! 


Materials:

  • Pre-made waffles, or your favorite waffle batter & waffle iron
  • Round, colorful candies

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will thaw or prepare your favorite waffles.
  2. Then they’ll add small candies to the waffle squares to make a pop-it look-alike!

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Just Swinging In

Just swingin’ in!


Materials:

  • Scout Elves at Play® Glide and Go
  • Empty paper towel roll
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive (tape, glue dot, etc.)

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will construct a swing from their Scout Elves at Play® Glide and Go by hanging it upside down.
  2. They could even make their own swing with an empty paper towel roll and yarn!
  3. Next, they will hang their swing from the bottom of cabinet doors, the edge of a door frame, or maybe a ceiling fan to go for a spin!

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Crash Landing

“Aaand I stuck the landing!” 


Materials:

  • Christmas Tree
  • Scout Elves at Play® Glide and Go

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will get themselves affixed in the Scout Elves at Play® Glide and Go.
  2. Next, the elf will make a crash landing into your Christmas tree to let everyone know they have arrived!

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Spooky Scout Elf Headbands 

Scout Elves get the party ‘startled’ with ‘eerie’-sistible headgear! (BONUS: Supersize the patterns to create matching Halloween headgear for yourself!) 


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Construction paper
  • Printable
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Optional: Duct tape

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will begin by printing, cutting and laying out each of the templated pieces from the printable.
  2. Next, they will use construction paper in colors of their choosing and the printable templates to cut out each of the pieces used for each headband.
  3. Then they will glue or tape each of the pieces together as shown in the Scout Elf Halloween Headbands image above.
  4. Finally, they will adhere both ends of the headband together and place on their head to kick off All Hallows Eve!

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DIY Elf on the Shelf Trick-or-Treat Bag 

Be the merriest trick-or-treater of all! 


Materials:

  • Paper bag with handles
  • Construction paper of varying Elf on the Shelf colors
  • Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. To begin, your Scout Elf will cut construction paper into the shape of an Elf on the Shelf hat, a face, hair, a collar and facial features.
  2. Next, they will adhere the pieces of construction paper together to create an image in your Scout Elf’s likeness.
  3. Finally, they will adhere the construction paper elf to the trick-or-treat bag and send you on your way to gather plenty of Halloween candy (so they can help you eat it, of course)!

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Swinging In, Hanging Out

Just swingin’ in to keep a watchful eye!


Materials:

  • Paper clips
  • Suction cup with hook
  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. First, your classroom Scout Elf will print, cut, and adhere the printable to window.
  2. Next, the elf will link paper clips together to form a long chain.
  3. Then they’ll attach the suction cup with hook to a window and link the paper clip chain onto the hook.
  4. Finally, they will hang out and appear to swing from the paper clip chain to keep an eye on the whole class!

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Silly Board Message

Your Scout Elf is here to hang with the coolest students!


Materials:

  • Dry erase board
  • Dry erase markers

Instructions:

  1. First, your classroom Scout Elf will find the dry erase markers.
  2. Next, they will write a silly message about their arrival on the dry erase board.
  3. Finally, the elf will hang from the dry erase board to bring joy and mischief all school-day long!

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Reading Corner

Your Scout Elf is here to encourage students’ reading by creating a reading corner!


Materials:

  • 10 to 15 children’s books

Instructions:

  1. Your classroom Scout Elf will stand the reading books up and place them in two rows to form a right angle.
  2. Next, they will place themselves in the center of the reading corner and invite students to read along with them!

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 Happy Hula-days

Who’s ready to hang ten? Have a Happy Hula-days while chilling with your surfer Scout Elf! 


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Three styrofoam balls in graduated sizes
  • Toothpicks
  • Play sand
  • Liquid glue
  • Decorations: twigs, pebbles, small top hat, one baby carrot

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and prepare the printable surf boards and message.
  2. Next, they will build a sandy snowman! To start, your elf will level the bottom of the largest styrofoam ball so it sits flat on the work surface.
  3. Then they will coat each of the three styrofoam balls with glue and then sand. They’ll use toothpicks between the coated styrofoam balls to balance one on top of the next. Lastly, they will place twigs as arms, pebbles as eyes and mouth, a baby carrot for a nose, and place a small top hat on its head.
  4. Finally, the Scout Elf will chill out with their sand-man before getting ready to hit the waves!

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North “Pool” Party 

Are you ready to make a splash? Scout Elves are! Let’s have a North “Pool” party!


Materials:

  • Bathroom or kitchen sink
  • Blue tissue paper
  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Elf-sized pool floats, beach balls, and beach accessories

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will fill the “pool” with blue tissue paper to look like water.
  2. Then they will set up their pool floats and beach accessories.
  3. Finally, they will get ready to catch some rays and enjoy a North “Pool” party!

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LEON Day 

Everything is topsy-turvy, but not for long because we’re officially halfway to Christmas! Leon Day is here, and even though it falls outside July, it’s a great way to kick off the sea-sun-al celebrations. Leon is “noel” spelled backward, and it marks the halfway point between the first of the year and Christmas Day. Today, wear your clothes backward, recite your ABCs starting with ‘Z’ and sing a Christmas carol starting from the end!


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