Why Didn’t Our Scout Elf Move?

There are many reasons your elf chooses the same spot after returning from the North Pole, and we’ve compiled a list of those reasons so you can help little ones understand why your elf may land in the same spot in your home the very next day! 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

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

What’s the Fastest Way to Get a Letter to Santa?

Looking for the fastest way to get a letter to Santa? Well, it doesn't require postage, and delivery is 100% guaranteed: your Scout Elf! Santa's speedy little helpers fly to the North Pole each night, and can easily carry your letters for the fastest delivery to Santa! Read More

Time-Saving Ideas for Scout Elves

Be more creative in less time: that’s the Scout Elves’ goal this holiday season when it comes to creating unique hiding spots! To reach their goal, the Scout Elves have come prepared with some great time-saving tool—15 tools to be exact! Read More

If You Were a Reindeer, What Would Your Name Be?

One of the best parts of adopting one of Santa’s scout elves or an Elf Pets® Reindeer is getting to name your new family friend. But do your kids ever wonder what name Santa would give them if they were one of his reindeer? See if your little ones can find their reindeer name, and then help them find the reindeer names of all of your family members, too! Read More

An Easy Elf Idea That Really Rocks!

Your Scout Elf is getting ready to strike up the band with his or her own mini drum kit! With the easy printable craft below, your elf can transform regular soup and tuna cans into a teeny tin drum set decked out in festive colors. Get ready for your elf’s rockin’ show! 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

15 Best Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2017

The votes are in, and the Scout Elves have decided upon the best Elf on the Shelf® ideas for 2017! From cute and clever to crafty and even funny, these ideas are the ones elves are most hoping to recreate in their families’ homes this year. Read More

Inside Santa’s Mail Room Grotto

Deep in the Arctic hidden by snow, sits Santa’s mail room grotto where millions upon millions of letters wind up every Christmas. Learn some of the most fun facts about this special place at the North Pole, and what happens to your letters when they arrive at the North Pole! 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 90th 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

8 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 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

Tasty Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Scout Elves created a sweet version of everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving centerpiece—the turkey! Featuring layers of chocolate and decorated with cheery candy corns, these turkey cookies are so good you’ll want to gobble them right up! Read More

Quiz: Put your Elf on the Shelf Balloon Knowledge to the Test!

Do you know how many handlers it will take to help The Elf on the Shelf® balloon soar high above the crowd at The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®? How about how tall, wide and long the balloon is? Bide your time until the parade’s kickoff by learning fun facts about everyone’s favorite Christmas balloon. Take the Quiz 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

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

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