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

11 Epic Scout Elf Return Ideas

In preparation for Scout Elf Return Week™ (starting Nov. 23!), the Scout Elves have compiled some of their favorite—and most creative— elf returns of all time. Each idea is unique, but they all have two things in common: they're definitely epic, and can easily be recreated by your Scout Elf! Read More

Exclusive Look Inside the North Pole!

When your child pictures the North Pole, what do they imagine? Perhaps lamppost-lined streets swirling with snow, or great stone buildings with smoke spiraling out of the chimneys. Maybe they see Scout Elves and Elf Pets® dancing in a grove of pine trees as Santa looks on with a smile. All of these things and more are true about the magical land where Santa and his friends live and Christmas wishes are granted, and now you can see for yourself! 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

What Are Elf Pets®?

In addition to the animals who spend their days frolicking in the snow are Santa’s magical furry friends known as the Elf Pets®. These special animals are Santa’s trusted companions who help him make Christmas a success each year. Read More

Easy Candy Corn Hot Cocoa

Halloween is a time for fun costumes and one of the Scout Elves’ favorite North Pole snacks: candy! Celebrate the holiday known for tricks and sweet treats with this bewitching Halloween recipe for a bubbling brew that looks—and tastes—just like candy corn. All your special boys and “ghouls” are sure to enjoy this spellbinding pre-trick-or-treat potion! Read More

Fantastic Facts about Halloween at the North Pole

Gathering spooktacular sweets from Santa and making jazzy jack-o-lanterns are two of the activities Scout Elves look forward to most each Halloween! Want to learn all of the ways Scout Elves celebrate this haunted holiday? Gather all your little ghosts and goblins to learn the most enchanting facts about Halloween at the North Pole! Read More

DIY Halloween Costumes

Bring a touch of Christmas spirit to your Halloween festivities with these adorable DIY costumes designed by the Scout Elves! Kids can choose to dress up as one of Santa’s red-suited helpers, a special North Pole pet or even iconic symbols of Christmas by using the Scout Elves’ handy instructions. Read More

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