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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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Mother’s Day Printables

Elf with printable coloring pages

What would we do without mom? Complete these printables that she can cherish forever!


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 in everything for mom to love!
  3. Finally, as their Scout Elf watches, kids will crown mom Queen of the Day and provide her with beautiful flowers and a card dedicated just to her!

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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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Make Your Own Flower Patch

Elves dressed as flowers with printable signs

Everything is coming up roses when Scout Elves are around! Make your own flower patch for Scout Elves to participate in.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printables
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Pipe cleaners

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printables.
  2. Your elf will slip the costume over their head and tuck it into place.
  3. The Scout Elf will lay out all the materials for you to make a flower patch so they’ll be sitting pretty among the posies.
  4. Lastly, they will offer a printable spring-time card and surprise you dressed up as a flower!

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Scout Elf Egg Holders

Elf and reindeer with printable egg holders

Have an eggcelent time with these Scout Elf egg holders!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printables
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Real or plastic eggs

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable egg holders.
  2. Next, they will tape together the ends to form a circle.
  3. Finally, your Scout Elf will place the eggs in the holders and enjoy the Easter message with you!

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Easter Bunny Dress-Up & Hopscotch

Elf with printable bunny ears and hopscotch board

Somebunny’s got a great getup! Wear these ears to look just like the Easter bunny and win a game of hopscotch. 


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printables
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Cotton balls
  • Jelly beans

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print, cut and adhere the bunny ears.
  2. They’ll either use the printable tail or add one made of cotton balls!
  3. Your elf will leave ears and a printable tail for you too!
  4. The elf will prepare the hopscotch printable. Toss a jelly bean, then follow the instructions according to the corresponding number the jelly bean lands on.
  5. Enjoy the fun Easter poem along with the activity!

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Scout Elf Dress Up

St. Patricks Day Costume Idea

No pinches here! Your Scout Elf will arrive for St. Patrick’s Day in style with these free, printable costumes!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will surprise you dressed up in a St. Patrick’s Day costume! Your elf will slip the costume over their head and tuck it into place.

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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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Elf Conversation Hearts

Elves wearing printable conversation heart costumes

What’s on your mind, Valentine? Your Scout Elf will tell you what’s on their mind and in their heart with these clever conversation hearts!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Bowls filled with conversation hearts

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printables.
  2. They will gently shimmy into their sandwich-board-style costume, folding at the shoulders to hold in place.
  3. They’ll decorate and wait for you to find them to say you’ll be their Valentine!

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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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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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New Year’s Resolution and a Look Back

Take a walk down memory lane with your Scout Elf! Then, plan ahead for the exciting year to come. May all your wishes come true!


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They’ll write down their favorite memory and their hopes for the coming year.
  3. Your Scout Elf will leave a blank printable for you to share your own memories and hopes.
  4. Then, they’ll sit next to their paper and wait for you to join them!

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Stuck in a Bind

On their way back to you from the North Pole, your Scout Elf wound up in a sticky situation, and they left you this free printable poem to explain their predicament!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Blinds, or another spot an elf could get “stuck”

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will find themselves tied up in the blinds, or some similar dilemma.
  2. They will print and cut out the poem to explain their mishap.

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Elf Pets® Movie Night

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf is ready to cozy up for a movie night with you! They’ll print and cut out the printable, taping the corresponding “Now Showing” sign for tonight’s featured film.
  2. They’ll make sure your Elf Pets are ready to watch, too.
  3. Don’t forget the popcorn!
  4. *Elf Pets animated specials also available for streaming on Netflix.

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Today Let’s…Have Some Fun!

Using this free, printable template, your Scout Elf left you a note: “Today Let’s…Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies!” The cookies may not last long, but the sweet memories will last forever.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Optional items needed to bake chocolate chip cookies

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable sign, “Today Let’s…”
  2. They will fill it in with a fun activity you all can do together such as bake chocolate chip cookies, watch a Christmas movie, build a snowman, etc.

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The Elf on the Shelf® Arrival Letter Board

Your Scout Elf is back for the Christmas season, and they’re so thankful! They brought this free printable letter board to show their excitement.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printables (multiple messages)
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They’ll pose next to their letter board and wait for you to see their message.

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Frosty Farewell

Your Scout Elf departed with Santa, but not before leaving a frosty farewell display on the window for you to find!


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Spray snow

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will use spray snow to spray their outline, so you can see where they departed to follow Santa.

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80s Style Scout Elf Shoot

The outfit…the colors…the laser backdrop…your Scout Elf transported back in time for a silly 80s-inspired photo shoot. It’s, like, TOTALLY awesome!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable (one for each Scout Elf)
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will tape their 80s-themed portrait to their favorite frame and pose next to it until you find them.

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The Elf on the Shelf® Arrival Poem

Your poetic Scout Elf wrote a special poem to showcase their excitement for returning for the upcoming Christmas season!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will sit next to their poem and wait for you to find their arrival surprise.

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Special Delivery to Santa

It’s that time again…your Scout Elf printed this special packing slip to show they’re ready for their flight back to the North Pole!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will fold it around themself and tape it together.
  3. You can wish them safe travels before they return to Santa featuring their special packing slip.

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Scout Elf Souvenir

Your Scout Elf got bit by the travel bug, and they brought back a postcard to share with you. They couldn’t resist hopping into the scene to show you what they did!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. Then, they’ll choose a postcard from one of their favorite destinations, cut along the pink line and poke their head through the card.
  3. When you wake, you’ll get a taste of their wild adventure!

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Find the Elf

Does your Scout Elf have 20/20 vision? They’ll find out when they search for the hidden elves and Elf Pets in these free printables. Then, it’ll be your turn to put your skills to the test!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They’ll see how keen their eyesight is when they search the printables for the hidden elves and Elf Pets.
  3. When you wake, you can give it a go!

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Instant Memories

Before they head back to the North Pole, your Scout Elf left behind keepsake photos for you to remember their elfventures from this season!


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will prepare for this setup by taking pictures of their elf ideas leading up to Christmas.
  2. To execute this idea, your elf will print out the photos they’ve been collecting.
  3. Then, they’ll print and cut out the printable.
  4. They will tape the frames around the snapshots.
  5. After, they will use clothespins to clip the pictures to a string.
  6. Lastly, they’ll hang on the Holiday Hook among the sweet photo keepsakes.

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