Elf on the Shelf Departure Ideas

Your Scout Elf can end the season on a high note by recreating one of these fun elf departure ideas. Using Christmas décor, free printable items or things from the Claus Couture Collection®, elves can plan the perfect final surprise of the season! Pass this list along to your elf to inspire their final farewell of the season! Read More

Ideas for Family Movie Night

What better way to kick back with loved ones than by watching a Christmas special or two. This time-honored tradition is practically a Christmas rite of passage. To make the viewing extra special, try out some of the fun movie night ideas we’ve provided below. Happy watching, friends! Read More

The Quickest Elf on the Shelf Ideas

There’s no quicker elf idea than your Scout Elf flying into an outfit to set a mood and scene in your home. See how the elves below are rocking items from Mrs. Claus’ signature Claus Couture Collection® this year, and glean ideas on all the ways your elf may use these outfits to make a real snazzy entrance—and fashion statement—this season! Read More

Top Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Get ready for another fabulous season with your Scout Elf with these top Elf on the Shelf ideas! These ideas range from extra impressive to super simple, with enough elf ideas to last your red-suited visitor throughout the season. Read More

A Game for Kids on Thanksgiving Morning!

Millions of people will line the streets of New York or relax in front of their televisions on Thursday to catch a glimpse of the balloons bouncing through New York City in The 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®! As you watch along from the crowd, or at home with a cup of hot cocoa, play this Expert Eye Game handcrafted by the scout elves to turn up the fun on your parade watching plans! Read More

What Do Scout Elves Do at Night?

When your children cuddle in the covers and shut their eyes, they may begin dreaming about The Elf on the Shelf® and his long nightly journey to the North Pole. Now, kids can see what their seasonal visitor may be up to at night by watching this exclusive elf video, showing one Scout Elf in action in his family’s home! Read More

Prep for Your Scout Elf’s Arrival

Set the stage for a wonderful holiday season and prepare for your Scout Elf's arrival with these simple tips from the Scout Elves! From gathering items for your elf, to planning the best welcome you can think of, the Scout Elves have you covered in their quick crash course for Scout Elf Return Week (Nov. 24-Dec. 1). Read More

An Elf’s Story Activities for Kids

Meet the characters of An Elf's Story, test your animated special knowledge and print out fun activity and coloring sheets that your kids can use next time you turn on your family's favorite Christmas special featuring Santa's Scout Elves! Read More

When Will My Scout Elf Return?

Where is Sparkles? When will she return? Is she coming today? Our guess is, you’re no stranger to curious questions from your little ones about their favorite Christmas visitor as the Christmas season draws near. Not to worry—we’ve got the answers you’ve been looking for! Read More

10 Ways to Remix Hot Cocoa

Step up your hot cocoa game this holiday season by putting delightful and delicious twists on an old holiday standby. As you might imagine, the Scout Elves are experts when it comes to sweets, but especially hot chocolate! Read More

Free Printable Letter from Santa

Santa receives so many letters each year—more than 500 million to be exact—and he loves reading every single one! Responding to each letter that makes its way to his mail room grotto is a big task—even for Santa! So this year, Santa created a special letter just for you! Read More

Easy Elf Ideas with Household Items

For inspiration for all their innovative ideas, your Scout Elf needs to look no further than the items you already have in your home! With their active imaginations and enterprising spirit, the Scout Elves know just how to put everyday items to use when creating fun ideas in your home. Read More

Everything You Need to Know About The Elf on the Shelf®

When Christmastime rolls around, you may notice the arrival of Santa’s little red-suited helpers, better known as Scout Elves or The Elf on the Shelf®! Pictures pop up on social media, or the elves may arrive in your friends’ homes to make the Christmas season even more festive. Read More

Exciting Activities with Elf Pets®

The only thing more exciting than the arrival of your Scout Elf this season, may be the fact that kids can play a big role in helping Santa create Christmas spirit! All they need to become a part of this special mission are their Elf Pets® along with great ideas for creating faith, hope and love with a touch of fun! Read More