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

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

What is 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

Inside Mrs. Claus’ Design Studio

Behind each carefully crafted piece of Claus Couture Collection® elf clothing is a magical vision from Mrs. Claus herself! To put her eye for detail and imagination to work, Mrs. Claus opened her own design studio at the North Pole many years ago to create festive creations for Santa’s most special helpers. 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

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

Cinnamon Sugar Dessert Tacos

The Scout Elves are taking time to say olé! at the North Pole as they cook up a popular and traditional Mexican food: the taco! Of course the Scout Elves had to put their own sweet spin on this tasty tortilla-wrapped dish by swapping the meat, veggies and salsa for ice cream, fruit and chocolate—holy guacamole! Read More

4 Fantastic Ideas for Family Fun

Scout elves love spending time with your family and friends during the holiday season! When it comes to spending time with their own friends back at the North Pole, the scout elves have a number of games they like to play to get to know one another better, including a fun questionnaire they’ve updated just for Visit Your Relatives Day! Read More

Easy Ways to Teach Kids About Earth Day

Earth Day is here, and for the Scout Elves that means finding fun and unique ways to say thank you to Mother Earth. This year, the Scout Elves have dreamed up a few fantastical ways to celebrate—in addition to tidying up the snowy paths, icebergs and mountainsides at the North Pole, of course! Read More

Easter Craft: Chicks in a Basket

A fresh face of spring is popping up to chirp its “Hello” just in time for Easter! Baby chicks are as iconic to Easter as Scout Elves are to Christmas, and these little birdies made from cotton balls are the perfect addition to any Easter celebration! Read More