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Melted Snowman

I brought you a snowman from the North Pole!


Materials:

  • Clear jar
  • Baby carrot
  • Two rocks
  • Water
  • Optional: glycerin, buttons

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will begin by filling a jar with water (Pro tip: Add glycerin to make snowman features float).
  2. Then they will add the baby carrot, rocks and possibly some buttons to the jar.
  3. Next, they will set it out for kids to find and get a good giggle!

“I’m Bored” Activity Jar

For the next “I’m bored!”


Materials:

  • Empty bowl or jar
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock/copy paper
  • Marker

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will begin by cutting three-to-four-inch strips of paper.
  2. Then they will come up with several cheer-filled, enjoyable activities and write one down on each strip of paper and fold.
  3. Next, they will put all the activity papers into the jar for kids to pull out one–by-one throughout summer to fill their days with joy!

Watermelon Christmas Trees

“Mmmm…I can’t see the fruit for the trees! Ha Ha. Get it?”


Materials:

  • Watermelons
  • Knife or cookie cutter
  • Plate

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will begin making their forest of watermelon Christmas trees by cutting one large watermelon down the middle short ways.
  2. Then, they will make one-to-two-inch cuts creating circular slices (Pro tip: the thicker the slice, the more likely the watermelon Christmas trees will stand on their own).
  3. Next, starting from the rind and cutting toward the center of each slice, your Scout Elf will cut a Christmas tree shape!
  4. They will then use extra pieces of the rind to create little stars posing as tree toppers.
  5. Lastly, they will place their watermelon Christmas trees on a platter and serve!

Scout Elf Popsicles

“Pop!”, goes the Scout Elf! 


Materials:

  • Small, oval-shaped candies
  • Toothpicks
  • Optional: small box shaped like an elf-size cooler, mini floral foam balls

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will take the small, oval-shaped candies and place them onto toothpicks (they should be careful not to hurt themselves when shortening the toothpicks!).
  2. Next, they will kick back with their “popsicles” and enjoy beating the summer heat!

DIY Party Hats

“On a list of our favorites, this New Year’s party hat sits right on top!”


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Cardstock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Pom-poms
  • Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will print, cut, prepare and wear their elf-sized party hats.
  2. Then kids will fold card stock or copy paper into a cone to wear on their own heads!
  3. Decorate your party hats as you please and get ready to ring in the new year!

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New Year’s Day Good Luck Meal

Scout Elves know that many families eat traditional foods each New Year’s Day. Get a taste of North Pole luck with the Scout Elves’ sweet New Year’s Day meal!


Materials:

  • Jellybeans
  • Yellow or vanilla sheet cake
  • Moldable green candies

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will begin by laying out all their favorite ingredients for a deliciously sweet “meal”.
  2. Next, they will arrange all the sweets to mimic traditional New Year’s foods.
  3. Finally, enjoy the sweets and the good luck you’ll have all through the year!

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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:


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:


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!

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!

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 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:


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:


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:


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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