Ideas for Family Movie Night

What better way is there 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. Your elf may use these items from Mrs. Claus’ signature Claus Couture Collection® 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

Top Tips for Scout Elves

At the North Pole, Scout Elves are always swapping top tips to get ready for the season ahead! This year, the Scout Elves decided to share some of their favorite tips of all time, just in case your family's elf needs any inspiration for all their upcoming surprises. 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 holiday season draws near. Not to worry—we’ve got the answers you’ve been looking for! 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! 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. But if you’ve never adopted a Scout Elf of your very own, you may be wondering what the elves do each Christmas? 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. 24), the Scout Elves have compiled some of their favorite—and most creative—elf returns of all time. Each idea has two things in common: they're definitely epic, and they can easily be recreated by your Scout Elf! Read More

What is Santa’s Address?

It’s that time of year when millions of letters make their way to the Scout Elves and Santa at the North Pole, filled with wishes, messages, hopes and more! Have you ever wondered what is Santa's address? 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 where 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, your kids may wish to see their Scout Elf earlier than normal or to 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, the North Pole is home to 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