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Elf Pets Ice Cream

Materials:

  • Chocolate and vanilla ice cream
  • Ice cream cones
  • Oval cookies
  • Pretzels
  • Yellow sprinkles
  • Black icing
  • Fruit tape
  • Chocolate taffy

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will place three (one on each) scoops of ice cream onto sugar ice cream cones.
  2. Next, they will place pretzels on top of a chocolate scoop to look like reindeer antlers, oval shaped cookies on a vanilla scoop to look like Saint Bernard ears, and pointed cookie pieces on the second vanilla scoop to look like arctic fox ears.
  3. Then they will place black icing on each scoop to form a cute button nose and eyes.
  4. Lastly, your Scout Elf will use fruit tape and yellow icing to form Elf Pets collars and magic hearts.
  5. Your Scout Elf may add a flair of detail and form a Saint Bernard barrel from chocolate taffy and an Arctic Fox snow globe from a cookie!

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Red & Green Lemonade

Materials:

  • Pink lemonade powder
  • Lemons
  • Mint leaves
  • Watermelon slices

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will prepare the lemonade according to the instructions.
  2. They will add sliced lemons, mint leaves and watermelon wedges to decorate and enhance the flavor.

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Snowman Fruit Salad 

Materials:

  • Three watermelons
  • Blueberries
  • Melon baller
  • Twigs
  • Small top hat
  • Scarf

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will remove a thin slice from the side of each watermelon so it lays flat on the serving surface.
  2. Your elf will then carefully carve into the face-up side of two of the watermelons so they may scoop out the fruit with the melon baller.
  3. Once the melons are scooped down to the rind, your elf will pat dry the insides of the melon bowls before returning the melon balls and some blueberries to them.
  4. Your elf will use a few berries, halved, to form the snowman’s face atop the third watermelon.
  5. Finally, your Scout Elf will decorate the snowman with a scarf, top hat, and twigs!

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Dog Days of Summer Treat

It’s never a “ruff” life with these sweet treats! These all natural pupsicles are sweet enough for your pet AND for you to enjoy as well!


Materials:

  • Paw print freezer mold
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon pieces
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt (NO artificial sweetener)
  • Blender

Instructions:

  1. To begin, your Scout Elf will place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until everything is smooth and thoroughly combined.
  2. Next, they will pour the mixture into silicone molds of paw prints that look just like the Elf Pets Saint Bernard and freeze for at least 3 hours. They could even pour this mixture into regular popsicle molds for kids as well!
  3. Finally, your elf will transfer these frozen treats over to a zipper bag for storage so they can serve them up all summer long to your favorite pup!

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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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[General, 1, 2, 5, 7]

Valentine’s Cookie Deco Party

Elf with heart cookies and decorating materials

Your Scout Elf learned from Mrs. Claus herself how to make the best holiday cookies! Who better than YOU to taste test their delicious edible love letters?


Materials:

  • Heart-shaped cookies, baked according to favorite recipe
  • Squeezable icing
  • Colored sugar, sprinkles and/or edible glitter

Instructions:

  1. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, your Scout Elf will bake a batch of heart-shaped sugar cookies.
  2. They’ll decorate the cookies with squeezy icing and colorful sprinkles. They’ll leave some for you to decorate, too!
  3. Then, your Scout Elf will wait for you to join them for a sweet snack!

[General, 1, 3, 5]

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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[General, 2, 7]

Magical Candy Portal

Your Scout Elf set up a mystical North Pole portal and out popped an array of sweets! Oh my!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Tape
  • Candy

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will cut out the circle in the middle of the portal and insert an empty toilet paper roll in the hole.
  3. They will tape the circle back on the toilet paper roll.
  4. They will fill the toilet paper roll with enough candy to pour out of the center of the portal.

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Legal [General, 1, 2, 5, 7]

Christmas Color Wheel

Christmas Spirit is swirling with this red and green color wheel and magic trick all in one!


Materials:

  • Plate
  • Red and green coated candy
  • Water

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will arrange a circle of red and green coated candy on a plate.
  2. They’ll leave a glass of water next to them, and when you find them, you can pour the water on the candy and watch the magical, red and green surprise!

Legal [General, 1, 4]

Colorful Candy

Why be basic when you can be BOLD?! Your Scout Elf amplifies the fun factor by pretending to spruce up plain sweets with splashes of bright color.


Materials:

  • White candy
  • Colorful candy
  • Crayons/markers to match the colorful candy
  • Small bowls

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will sort white and colorful candy into small bowls.
  2. They will playfully hold a crayon/marker to show how they colored basic white candy to make it boldly colorful.

Legal [General, 1,5,7,8]

Sweet Treats Takeover

The forks and spoons have disappeared, and candy is on the menu when your elf rearranges the utensil drawer!


Materials:

  • Utensil holder for drawer
  • Assortment of candy (peppermints, jelly beans, candy canes, etc.)

Instructions:

  1. Your silly Scout Elf will replace the utensils with their favorite candy, leaving behind sweet treats for you to enjoy.
  2. Since Scout Elves match the personalities of their families, some may choose a different switch-out: healthy foods, unexpected items like toothbrushes or other funny surprises

Legal [General, 1,5, 7]

Fresh Cocoa

Your Scout Elf determined there’s no better way to enjoy a fresh cup of cocoa than drinking straight from the source—a chocolate bar


Materials:

  • Chocolate bar
  • Straw
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will tape a straw (to hold it in place) to a chocolate bar.
  2. They’ll sit back and sip on the fresh chocolate.

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Scrumptious Sweet Treat Soup Recipe

Your Scout Elf is ready to mix it up in the kitchen. Their special recipe for Scrumptious Sweet Treat Soup satisfies all their candy cravings!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Optional food items to match recipe
    • Mini marshmallows
    • Jelly beans
    • Sprinkles
    • Peppermints
    • Cookies
    • Candy canes

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will gather the ingredients necessary to whip up a bowl of Scrumptious Sweet Treat Soup.
  3. They will follow the recipe step by step.
  4. They will dig into their delicious dinner. Will you try a bite?

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Legal [General, 1, 2, 5, 7, 8]

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Christmas Candy Overload

Christmas Candy Overload image

A Scout Elf can never eat too much candy…or can they? Your Scout Elf got into the Christmas candy and may have given themself a tummy ache. Whoops!


Materials:

  • Wrapped candy
  • Empty candy wrappers

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will unwrap Christmas candy to eat and enjoy. One small problem…they don’t know when to stop!

Legal [General, 1, 5, 8]

Chocolate Jumbling Tower

Chocolate Jumbling Tower image

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!

Legal [General, 5]

Donut Delivery

Donut Delivery image

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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Legal [General, 2, 5]

Scout Elf Snow Angel

Scout Elf Snow Angel image

It’s marshmallow mayhem, and your Scout Elf is loving it. Now, they can make the perfect “snow angel!”


Materials:

  • Mini marshmallows

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will scatter many marshmallows on the counter, hop in the pile and begin making a snow angel!

Legal [General, 1, 5]

Baking “Brown-E’s”

Baking “Brown-E’s” image

This is the easiest batch of brownies ever! Your punny Scout Elf isn’t gathering flour, sugar and cocoa; they’re crafting “Brown-E’s,” sure to get laughs from little ones!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Baking sheet
  • Wax paper
  • Bowl

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. Then, they will whip up the batch of Brown-E's, by displaying the printable brown letters on a baking sheet. Yummy? Funny!

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Legal [General, 2, 7, 8]

Breakfast…Scout Elf Style!

Breakfast...Scout Elf Style! image

Breakfast just got a whole lot SWEETER with the help of your sugar-loving, inventive Scout Elf, who’s dreamed up a silly, sweet breakfast for you to enjoy.


Materials:

  • Toast
  • Icing
  • Sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf learned a thing or two from Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, so they whipped up a sugary, sweet breakfast by spreading icing on toast and then topping it with sprinkles. Voila!

Legal [General, 5]

Candy Cane Garden

Candy Cane Garden image

Your Scout Elf has a green “Christmas” thumb. With a little watering and patience, they will grow full-size candy canes!


Materials:

  • Soft peppermint candies
  • Mini and full-sized candy canes
  • Small bucket or cup
  • Crushed chocolate cookies
  • Mini watering tin

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will tend to a candy cane garden. First, they will plant soft peppermint candies in crushed chocolate cookies (dirt) and water them with a mini watering tin.
  2. Soon, the soft peppermint candies will grow into mini candy canes before finally reaching full-sized candy canes!

Legal [General, 1, 5, 7]

Cereal Box Surprise

Cereal Box Surprise image

While enjoying the yummy, official cereal of the North Pole, you’ll be met with a surprise visitor…your Scout Elf!


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will bring a box of The Elf on the Shelf® Vanilla Candy Cane Cookie Cereal for you.
  2. Then, they’ll pop out of the box to surprise you!

Legal [General, 1, 2, 5, 8]

Snowy Welcome Back Breakfast

Snowy Welcome Back Breakfast image

You’ll step into a winter wonderland after your Scout Elf sets up this snow-themed North Pole Breakfast® surprise for your family. Your family could even create a similar snowy breakfast and invite your Scout Elf to partake in the celebratory moment!


Materials:

  • Blue tablecloth
  • Snowflake napkins
  • Snowflake sequins
  • Snowflake foil swirls
  • Waffles sprinkled with powdered sugar
  • Fruit
  • White powdered donuts Christmas tree
  • Glass of “snowman milk”
    • Mini glass bottles
    • Straws
    • White milk
    • Marshmallows for heads
    • Colorful chocolate coated candies for buttons
    • Red licorice for scarves
    • Black and orange decorating icing to draw eyes, noses and mouths
  • Color printer
  • Card stock/Paper
  • Printable
  • Crayons or colored pencils

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will get to work preparing a wintry welcome back breakfast. They will use a blue tablecloth and snowflake décor to set the scene.
  2. Then, they will prepare a breakfast of waffles, fruit, white powdered donuts and “snowman milk.”
  3. Lastly, they will print the worksheet and leave it for kids to complete.

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Legal [General, 1, 2, 5, 6]

Miniature Gingerbread House

Miniature Gingerbread House image

Oh, snap! This elf created teensy weensy gingerbread houses for his Merry Mini Christmas friends.


Materials:

  • Merry Minis
  • Graham crackers
  • Jelly beans
  • Mini lollipops
  • Coconut shavings
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Mini candy canes
  • Icing

Instructions:

  1. To create mini gingerbread houses for the Merry Minis, your Scout Elf will use icing to attach two graham crackers together and to secure jelly beans as the roof.
  2. They can also create mini sleds with a graham cracker and mini candy canes.
  3. They will add embellishments to the festive scene with coconut shavings, mini marshmallows and mini lollipops.

Legal [General, 1, 5]