What Happens If Our Scout Elf is Accidentally Touched?

For many families, a joyous part of December is waking up and racing around the house to find the quirky, funny or adventurous new hiding spot of their Scout Elf. But sometimes curious kids, rambunctious pets or even forgetful parents may accidentally get a little too close to their Scout Elf while checking out their unique hiding spot. So what should you do when your scout elf is accidentally touched? Read More

Why Didn’t Our Scout Elf Move?

There are many reasons your elf chooses the same spot after returning from the North Pole, and we’ve compiled a list of those reasons so you can help little ones understand why your elf may land in the same spot in your home the very next day! Read More

If You Were a Reindeer, What Would Your Name Be?

One of the best parts of adopting one of Santa’s scout elves or an Elf Pets® Reindeer is getting to name your new family friend. But do your kids ever wonder what name Santa would give them if they were one of his reindeer? See if your little ones can find their reindeer name, and then help them find the reindeer names of all of your family members, too! Read More

Inside Santa’s Mail Room Grotto

Deep in the Arctic hidden by snow, sits Santa’s mail room grotto where millions upon millions of letters wind up every Christmas. Learn some of the most fun facts about this special place at the North Pole, and what happens to your letters when they arrive at the North Pole! Read More

Quiz: Put your Elf on the Shelf Balloon Knowledge to the Test!

Do you know how many handlers it will take to help The Elf on the Shelf® balloon soar high above the crowd at The 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®? How about how tall, wide and long the balloon is? Bide your time until the parade’s kickoff by learning fun facts about everyone’s favorite Christmas balloon. Take the Quiz Read More

4 Fantastic Ideas for Family Fun

Scout elves love spending time with your family and friends during the holiday season! When it comes to spending time with their own friends back at the North Pole, the scout elves have a number of games they like to play to get to know one another better, including a fun questionnaire they’ve updated just for Visit Your Relatives Day! Read More

Easy Ways to Teach Kids About Earth Day

Earth Day is here, and for the Scout Elves that means finding fun and unique ways to say thank you to Mother Earth. This year, the Scout Elves have dreamed up a few fantastical ways to celebrate—in addition to tidying up the snowy paths, icebergs and mountainsides at the North Pole, of course! Read More

What Do Scout Elves Do at the North Pole?

Once their families hit the hay, Scout Elves begin zipping off to the North Pole to report all of the day’s exciting events to Santa! But after all the tales of the day’s adventures are told, do elves do anything for fun while they’re back at the North Pole? They certainly do! Read More

Christmas Kind Deeds for All Ages

‘Tis the season to be jolly—and to make others jolly, too! Just in time for Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving and philanthropy, the scout elves are busy doing kind deeds that kids of all ages can partake in this holiday season to make it bright for others. Read More

Navy Submarine Visits the North Pole!

Just in time for Veterans Day, gather your little ones together to read about the voyage of the USS Hampton submarine and its Navy crewmen, featuring pictures of Santa and his scout elves at the North Pole! When the Navy submarine has to surface to avoid an iceberg, none of the crew members can believe that they’ve arrived at the North Pole! We hope you enjoy reading this playful tale with your loved ones. Read More

Learn All About the New Elf Pets® Saint Bernard!

Have you ever wondered how Santa makes it around the world in one night? Or how he’s able to carry all of those presents? He uses Christmas magic, which is made from Christmas cheer! To help him gather all the cheer he needs, Santa has given a special mission to his newest friend, the Elf Pets® Saint Bernard. Read More

How Does my Scout Elf Get a Name?

Chippey, Snowflake, Fisbee, Buddy—how exactly does a Scout Elf get one of these unique names? For an elf, receiving a name is an exciting moment. That’s because after a Scout Elf is adopted and given a name, he or she receives the Christmas magic needed to fly to and from the North Pole each night to report to Santa Claus! Read More

5 Paws-itively Perfect Ways to Appreciate Your Pet

Everyone knows that a scout elf’s best friend is an Elf Pets® Reindeer, just like dogs are man’s best friend! So, in honor of National Dog Day, Santa’s scout elves are sharing some tips on how your family can show their appreciation for all the fine furry critters in YOUR life. Now that the dog days of summer are drawing to a close, start celebrating the dog day of summer with your pet in these five fun ways! Read More