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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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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!


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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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!

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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 Day Breakfast

No better way to “flip” the calendar to a new year than with a themed flapjack breakfast! Your Scout Elf will whip up this appetizing breakfast to begin a great year. 


Materials:

  • Pancakes prepared according to favorite recipe
  • Colored sugar and/or edible metallic sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. To celebrate the New Year, your elf will whip up four pancakes and cut them into number shapes.
  2. Your elf will decorate the pancakes with sparkly sprinkles. They’ll leave some for you to add too!
  3. Then, your elf will wait for you to join them for a fun breakfast to mark the start of a brand-new year.

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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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Merry Movie Night

Merry Movie Night

Embrace Christmas spirit with your family and have a Merry Movie Night! Make some hot cocoa, snuggle up with your Elf Pets, and watch our animated specials on Netflix. Visit our Merry Movie Night page for downloadable activities to make your movie night magical!


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!

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Scout Elf Hopscotch

You’ll wake to see your Scout Elf putting an elf-sized twist on traditional hopscotch. Good news…you can join the fun!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Pennies
  • Optional items needed to complete the numbered challenges
    • Jump rope
    • Hat
    • T-shirt
    • Pants
    • Socks

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will toss a penny to land on a number and follow the instructions that match the corresponding number.
  3. When you wake, join them in a riveting round of hopscotch. Instructions for one, two, or more players, along with details for the corresponding challenges, can be found on the printable.

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Dino Dough Designs

Your Scout Elf had a roaring good playtime! A little modeling clay added pops of color to your toy dinosaurs.


Materials:

  • Modeling clay
  • Toy dinosaurs or other animals

Instructions:

  1. While playing with some of your toys, your elf used modeling clay to "decorate” the dinosaurs.

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Christmas Coloring Fun

It’s time to brighten the holiday season with colorful drawings courtesy of your Scout Elf. You could add to the coloring collection, too!


Materials:

  • Coloring book
  • Crayons/markers

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will find a coloring book, open to a blank page and use crayons/markers to fill in their masterpiece

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Pick Up the Pieces

Your Scout Elf started putting together a puzzle, but now, they need your help! Can you find the missing pieces?


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will choose a puzzle to begin putting together.
  2. They will hide a specific number of pieces around a certain location in your home (living room, bedroom, Christmas tree, etc.)
  3. They will print and cut out the printable and then fill out the note, so when you wake you can help them find the remaining pieces needed to complete the puzzle.

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Pin the Tail on the Elf Pets®

Pin the Tail on the Elf Pets®

Get ready to play an old-fashioned game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey…or Elf Pets in this case! Your Scout Elf got started, but it looks like they could use some help.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable(one for each Elf Pet)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Mini bandana for your Scout Elf
  • Regular size bandana for you

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will tape one or multiple Elf Pets posters to the wall.
  3. They will tie a mini bandana around their eyes and then try to correctly pin the tail on the arctic fox, the antlers on the reindeer and the barrel on the St. Bernard’s collar.

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Kudos, Kiddo!

While completing one of their most important duties—scouting for Santa—your elf spotted a kind deed and left behind a special note from the North Pole with elf dollars parents can use for a special reward!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will fill it in and check off if you were caught being “Nice,” “Nicer” or “Nicest!”

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On the Menu

Do curious kiddos ever wonder what their Elf Pets eat? Now they’ll know, thanks to this dinner lesson from their Scout Elf.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printables (one for each Elf Pet)
  • Scissors
  • Elf Pets®
  • Optional food to match each printable
    • Oats
    • Grapes
    • Strawberries
    • Blueberries
    • Carrots
    • Herbs
    • Apples
    • Moss
    • Salmon
    • Puppy chow
    • Bone
    • Brown rice

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable for each Elf Pet.
  2. They will display the sign next to an assortment of food, so you can learn what an Elf Pet eats.

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