Cool Ideas for Creative Elves

If your Scout Elf is keen on crafts and loves adding a touch of flair to everything they do, we’ve got the perfect elf ideas for them! For creative elves, these impressive projects won’t take long to pull off, and they’ll be sure to leave little ones wowed in the morning! Read More

What Do Scout Elves Do at the North Pole?

Once their families hit the hay, Scout Elves begin zipping off to the North Pole to report all of the day’s exciting events to Santa! But after all the tales of the day’s adventures are told, do elves do anything for fun while they’re back at the North Pole? They certainly do! Read More

Ideas for Elves with Reindeer Pets

Many elves have just been reunited with their Elf Pets® Reindeer at their families’ homes and they’re already enjoying spending time together in NEW ways this season. Check out their fun adventures below (Helpful hint: Click the “learn more” buttons to see the items you can leave out for your elves and reindeer so they can create similar scenes in your home with ease!) Read More

Jumpstart Holiday Family Fun with Christmas Crafts

It’s time to deck the halls with easy DIY décor that’s sure to delight! From a delicious doughnut snowman to an impressive DIY ornament, the Scout Elves have picked out six ideas to get your holiday crafting in gear. Just pick the perfect project for your family, grab some items from around the house and let your creative juices flow! Read More

Exclusive Q&A with the Scout Elf Training Team

Training all of the scout elves at the North Pole is a big job, but the members of Santa’s Elite Scout Elf Training Team are up to the task! This elite force of super-skilled scout elves are known as the best climbers, jumpers, twirlers and fliers at the North Pole. Read More

Navy Submarine Visits the North Pole!

Just in time for Veterans Day, gather your little ones together to read about the voyage of the USS Hampton submarine and its Navy crewmen, featuring pictures of Santa and his scout elves at the North Pole! When the Navy submarine has to surface to avoid an iceberg, none of the crew members can believe that they’ve arrived at the North Pole! We hope you enjoy reading this playful tale with your loved ones. Read More

Learn All About the New Elf Pets® Saint Bernard!

Have you ever wondered how Santa makes it around the world in one night? Or how he’s able to carry all of those presents? He uses Christmas magic, which is made from Christmas cheer! To help him gather all the cheer he needs, Santa has given a special mission to his newest friend, the Elf Pets® Saint Bernard. Read More

Tasty Truffle Treats

All eyes are on Rio de Janeiro this month as athletes from around the globe gather to compete! To celebrate the host country of Brazil, the scout elves have created their own recipe for a tasty Brazilian treat known as brigadeiros, a.k.a. truffles! Read More

Family Story Time Activities

There are a large number of scout elves who love telling stories. They tell stories so often, they even came up with a super fun North Pole way to create terrific tales—and now they want to share it with YOU! Read More

Cookies and Cream Dream Dip

Just like the big man in red, the scout elves love sweet treats, especially when they involve cookies! Lucky for them, Mrs. Claus is always letting them experiment with new recipes in her kitchen at the North Pole. This week, the elves created one of their most scrumptious confectionary concoctions yet—cookies and cream dream dip! So if the April showers are keeping your family inside, try this delectable dessert dip—perfect for an after dinner snack, movie night indulgence or Saturday afternoon surprise! Read More

Ideas for Crafty Elves

Some of your scout elf’s favorite hiding spots are ones that are crafty and quick! Ease and efficiency are both a part of these adorable ideas for elves who like to get in touch with their inner artist. All you need to do is leave out the supplies and watch the magic unfold! Read More

Ideas for Fashionable Elves

Does your family have special traditions that make the season bright? Most do! At the North Pole, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without a fresh batch of Mrs. Claus’ cookies and a daily check-in from Santa in the toy workshop. We know your family has a whole list of things that make the season special—from caroling, to getting creative in the kitchen, to just kicking back and being cozy. Whatever makes your season bright, scout elves love to celebrate with you! Here are some inspirational photos showing the ways elves love to celebrate with their families during the season! Read More

Our December Product Picks

Looking for something new and different this Christmas season featuring your favorite scout elf? Here’s a guide to some of the more unique stocking stuffers, dinnerware, décor, clothes and yummy treats that were approved by Santa himself! Read More

Scout Elf Return Week™ Idea: Make a Landing Net!

Scout Elf Return Week™ (Nov. 27–Dec. 4) begins in just a few days! This week marks the most common timeframe in which scout elves return to their families, or are adopted and arrive for the very first time. In honor of this wonderful week, we’re dishing out some fun ideas over the next few days for how you and your family can welcome your scout elf home from the North Pole for the holidays! Read More

Scout Elf Return Week™ Idea: Red Carpet Rollout

Welcome your Scout Elf home during Scout Elf Return Week™ (Nov. 27–Dec. 4) with a grand entryway. Involve your little ones in the creation of this easy craft project that will glamorously guide your elf to his or her landing spot. To create this simple yet stylish idea, follow the instructions below. Read More

How Does my Scout Elf Get a Name?

Chippey, Snowflake, Fisbee, Buddy—how exactly does a Scout Elf get one of these unique names? For an elf, receiving a name is an exciting moment. That’s because after a Scout Elf is adopted and given a name, he or she receives the Christmas magic needed to fly to and from the North Pole each night to report to Santa Claus! Read More

All Things Elf: Our November Product Picks

Christmas is just around the corner, and with it comes everyone’s favorite North Pole helpers adorning fun holiday finds for your kids, yourself and your home! It’s time to show off your Christmas spirit with The Elf on the Shelf® items that make the season merry and bright—and also make perfect Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. From dinnerware to decorations, here are the scout elves’ must-have Elf on the Shelf items that are on shelves now! Read More

Back-to-School Lunchbox Notes from the North Pole!

Special delivery straight from the North Pole: a collection of printable lunchbox notes made by Santa and his scout elves! Slip one of these sweet notes into your little one’s brown paper bag, and when lunchtime rolls around they’ll be ecstatic to receive a special, scholarly message from their North Pole friends. What a great way to kick off the new school year! Read More

5 Paws-itively Perfect Ways to Appreciate Your Pet

Everyone knows that a scout elf’s best friend is an Elf Pets® Reindeer, just like dogs are man’s best friend! So, in honor of National Dog Day, Santa’s scout elves are sharing some tips on how your family can show their appreciation for all the fine furry critters in YOUR life. Now that the dog days of summer are drawing to a close, start celebrating the dog day of summer with your pet in these five fun ways! Read More

Fourth of July Firecracker Pretzel Sticks

Make your Independence Day celebration really POP this year with a fired-up version of chocolate covered pretzels! These white chocolate-dipped confections are coated in carbonated candy that pops in your mouth to give them their signature firecracker fizz, making them the perfect dish for decorating a picnic spread and entertaining little ones at the same time! Read More