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

25 Acts of Kindness for Kids

In the spirit of creating joy, the Scout Elves have made a list to teach children how they can spread Christmas cheer, even long after the holiday season has passed! Full of easy ideas for good deeds for kids, this chart will teach children how good it feels to give back and help others. Read More

No-Mess Cocoa Cup Cake

No limits exist to a Scout Elf’s creativity—especially in the kitchen! While tinkering with ingredients in Mrs. Claus’ Sweet Shop, the Scout Elves discovered that there are endless ways to recreate one of their favorite cold weather treats: hot chocolate. Read More

Christmas Cookie Guide

As much as Santa enjoys delighting kids on Christmas Eve by delivering presents, there’s one other thing that makes him excited for his transcontinental flight—the cookies! Luckily the Scout Elves have some ideas for what Christmas cookies to leave out for Santa this year. Read More

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