Ways to Say Goodbye to Your Elf

You’ve shared laughs, made memories and discovered new—sometimes even odd—hiding spots, but now it’s time for you to send your Scout Elf back to the North Pole. Bid your elf adieu with one of these fun farewell ideas! Read More

Christmas Cookie Guide

As much as Santa enjoys delighting kids on Christmas Eve by delivering presents, there’s one other thing that makes him excited for his transcontinental flight—the cookies! Luckily, the Scout Elves have some ideas for what Christmas cookies to leave out for Santa this year. Read More

Elf on the Shelf Departure Ideas

Your Scout Elf can end the season on a high note by recreating one of these fun elf departure ideas. Using Christmas décor, free printable items or things from the Claus Couture Collection®, elves can plan the perfect final surprise of the season! Read More

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

As you watch The 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® 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 go to sleep, 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! 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