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

10 Tell-Tale Signs You Miss Your Scout Elf

It’s been more than six months since the holiday season swept in, leaving your eyes a twinkle and your heart aglow. Now, as spring fades to summer one thing is getting very clear—your family can’t wait to see its red-suited scout elf visitor again! Here are the 10 tell-tale signs that you and your kids are truly, deeply missing your scout elf. Read More

Bring Your Kids Together With DIY Sibling Connection Kits!

This Friday marks Siblings Day, a time for brothers and sisters to honor their special bond! As advocates of friendship and family moments, the scout elves are especially excited for this exceptional day. Moms, you can help your kids celebrate this holiday by supplying them each with their own Sibling Connection Kit, which they will use to create a fun-filled day focused on spending time with one another. Once you’ve created the kits and given them to your children, sit back and watch as they use the contents of the kits to seize Siblings Day! Read More

Kids Will Be Over the Rainbow for a Lucky Birthday Party!

March birthdays provide a perfect time to celebrate the fantastical fairies associated with this month’s most famous holiday—St. Patrick’s Day! Similar to Santa’s helpers, leprechauns love taking part in birthday celebrations. Lucky for your guests, a leprechaun has already visited your home and left a series of fun activities in his wake, including what fun cupcakes to make, activities to do, party favors to make, and other fun scout elf suggestions. Follow his trail of tiny footprints around your home and discover all of the directions he’s left for your child and their party guests! Read More

DIY Tooth Fairy Tote

It’s no secret that Santa’s scout elves are huge fans of the Tooth Fairy’s work rewarding good boys and girls all over the world. So in honor of National Tooth Fairy Day, the elves thought they’d share this adorable DIY Tooth Fairy Tote with you! When your little one’s tooth starts to wiggle, reach for a few simple supplies to create this North Pole-approved bag, which will make it easy for the Tooth Fairy to find your children’s bygone baby teeth – and to leave a reward behind for them to find the next morning! Read More

February Birthdays and Valentine’s Day: A Lovely Pair!

Kids who have birthdays this month have a wonderful opportunity to throw a birthday bash modeled after this month’s holiday: Valentine’s Day! The day, known for exchanging cards, flowers and gifts, presents a great opportunity for kids to show appreciation for their friends. Your child’s guests will be ready to fall head over heels for your party planning! Read More

Five Ways to Give Back in 2015

The rolling over of a new year brings opportunity—to shed bad habits, collect new ones and refine our day-to-day lives. But rather than filling your resolution list solely with personal promises, usher in 2015 with some resolutions that are truly selfless, like donating your time and your talent to those in need! Not only will your philanthropic pledges of goodwill resound throughout the whole year, you’ll also show your kids the value of putting the needs of others before their own. Here are some ideas to get you thinking about what kind of difference your family can make in 2015! Read More

Your Family Can Help Santa’s Sleigh Fly on Christmas Eve!

Calling all Christmas fans! Take a peek into Santa’s North Pole as he readies his sleigh for Christmas Eve. The Reindeer News Network’s final broadcast of the year includes exclusive new security camera footage of Santa’s sleigh test runs – be the first to find out if Santa’s Elf Pets® Reindeer were able to help lift his sleigh off of the ground! Read More

Fill Your Heart With the Spirit of Christmas

Do you remember waiting up until your little eyes couldn’t take it anymore just for the chance to hear sleigh bells? Or how about staring out the window on Christmas Eve to catch a glimpse of Santa’s sleigh as it crossed over the moon? Christmas Eve is magical. It only comes once a year, but we dream about it all year long—oftentimes regardless of age. Now imagine that you got the chance to actually help Santa’s sleigh fly! Read More

December Birthday Party Ideas

It’s easy for birthdays that fall in December to get lost amid the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations. If your child has a December birthday, adopt one of these themes that celebrates the season while still highlighting the birthday as the main event! Read More

Share Your Thanksgiving Day Parade Tradition With Us!

What’s as long as eight bicycles and as tall as a five-story building? The Elf on the Shelf® balloon, of course! Tomorrow, The Elf on the Shelf® will soar down 6th Avenue in New York City as part of The 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®! We know waking up and watching the parade with your family is a time-honored tradition for many of you, and we’d love to see your reactions when you see The Elf on the Shelf® float by on Thanksgiving morning. Tune into NBC at 9:00 a.m. EST on Thanksgiving Day to catch the parade and see The Elf on the Shelf® balloon in action! Read More

Need Elf Ideas?

Scout elves are as different as the families they love; in fact, most elves adopt the personality of their family. Whether your elf is silly, crafty, funny, sweet or calm, they’ll find inspiration browsing through The Elf on the Shelf’s “Ideas for Scout Elves!” There are three areas in which you can view these family moments created by scout elves from around the world: Read More

North Pole Secret Revealed in this Breaking News Story!

As the Christmas season quickly approaches, kids everywhere want to know as much as they can about the North Pole. The Reindeer News Network (RNN) is the perfect place for them to catch a small glimpse into Santa’s world. The anchors and reporters at RNN have been able to get a hold of late-breaking news from the North Pole about Santa’s sleigh test run trouble. Including leaked security camera footage, this video provides a fun way to engage your kids and immerse them in the spirit of the holidays. Read More

Building Good Character with a Mobile App

Can an app do more than offer a gaming experience? We think so. Santa and all of his scout elves at the North Pole are dedicated to helping kids achieve recognition on the nice list, but to get there, they need to do more than just “be nice.” We want them to demonstrate good character! Read More