Petite Pumpkin Treats

If October had an official vegetable, the pumpkin would certainly be it! That's why the Scout Elves thought it would be the perfect inspiration for a fall-friendly recipe just for you! Along with your little ones, create these petite treats using the Scout Elves’ simple seven-step recipe and you’ll create plump little pumpkins perfectly sized for snacking! Read More

A+ Apple Cupcakes

Giving an apple to the teacher is a great way to show appreciation! But children don’t have to honor their favorite mentor with a garden-variety Red Delicious, Fuji or Gala, because the Scout Elves have come up with a fun new recipe to show teachers they’re valued! Read More

Easy-to-Make DIY Seed Bombs

This week, the Scout Elves are planting pine trees and poinsettias at the North Pole, making it even more beautiful! They're having so much fun, they wanted to share a fun DIY craft to help you complete your summer planting plans: seed bombs! Read More

Is My Elf a Real Elf from Santa?

Many elves at the North Pole make Christmas possible each year with direction from the Big Man in Red himself, Santa! But only some of the elves are Santa’s official Scout Elves who interact with families and fly to homes around the world each year. Can you tell Santa’s official Scout Elves apart from other elves you may have seen in books or photographs? Read More

How to Get The Elf on the Shelf® to Come Back Early

All year, Scout Elves eagerly count the days until they can visit your family for the best time of year: Christmas! We know your family can't wait for the holidays either— sometimes so much so, that your kids may wish to see their Scout Elf earlier than normal, or invite them for a special visit. Read More

Summer Snacks for Kids on the Go

It’s summertime, which means little ones can be found outdoors playing games, going on adventures and exploring—some of a Scout Elf’s favorite activities! Between a game of tag and summer sports practice, there’s often little time for kids to grab the snacks they need to play all day. Read More

3-Step Berry Ice Pops

Celebrate the summer solstice, also known as the official first day of summer, with a refreshing treat you’ll want to make over and over, all summer long! The Scout Elves’ recipe combines sweet, tart berries with juice for a total treat to the taste buds! This frozen favorite is just the berry great treat you need for a very great summer. Read More

Games on the Go

Scout Elves know a thing or two about making travel time all about fun! As your family sets out on summer vacation or makes a day trip to visit a landmark, relatives or an amusement park, take some game ideas from the elves to keep little ones entertained and occupied no matter the destination! Read More

The Best Ways to Make Fake Snow

Are you dreaming of a winter wonderland, but not getting any beautiful white snow to make it a reality? Don't wait on the weather to make your wintry wishes come true, just follow the Scout Elves' simple solution: make fake snow! Read More