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

7 Printable Crafts for your Scout Elf

Many Scout Elves are saying sayonara to elaborate props and opting for colourful printable crafts to create spectacular scenes in their families’ homes. In no time at all, your Scout Elf can start rolling out exciting new surprises, too, with these easy printable crafts. All your Scout Elf will need is your help gathering a few key items. Read More

If You Were a Scout Elf, What Would Your Name Be?

It’s only natural to imagine what life is like for Santa and all of his Scout Elves at the North Pole. But, have you ever wondered what it would be like if YOU were an elf? Gather your kids and see what your elf names would be if you were one of Santa’s special helpers! Once your kids are done figuring out their Scout Elf name, they can help other family members and friends figure out their elf names, too! Read More

Is My Elf a Real Elf from Santa?

Many elves at the North Pole make Christmas possible each year with direction from the Big Man in Red himself, Santa! But only some of the elves are Santa’s official Scout Elves who interact with families and fly to homes around the world each year. Can you tell Santa’s official Scout Elves apart from other elves you may have seen in books or photographs? Read More

How Do Scout Elves Get Their Magic?

Nobody at the North Pole has as much magic as Santa, but his trusty Scout Elves come very close! Thanks to their Christmas magic, they can complete nightly flights to the North Pole at record speed, create awe-inspiring surprises and finish super-skilled tasks for Santa. But how do Scout Elves get their magic in the first place? Read More

How Can I Talk to My Scout Elf?

Now that Santa’s Scout Elves have returned to the North Pole, your kids may be wondering how they can still get a message to your family’s friendly helper. Luckily, there are several easy ways to get in touch with the North Pole if your child is missing their Scout Elf! Read More

Why Did My Elf Go Back to the North Pole?

Another joyous season has drawn to a close, and so has your time with your family’s beloved Scout Elf. After a whole month filled with joy, sweets, family time and fun with your elf, your little ones may be sad to see seasonal visitor go, and wonder why elves must return to the North Pole. Read More

What Happens If Our Scout Elf is Accidentally Touched?

For many families, a joyous part of December is waking up and racing around the house to find the quirky, funny or adventurous new hiding spot of their Scout Elf. But sometimes curious kids, rambunctious pets or even forgetful parents may accidentally get a little too close to their Scout Elf while checking out their unique hiding spot. So what should you do when your scout elf is accidentally touched? Read More

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

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

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

The Elf on the Shelf® 101: Everything You Need to Know

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

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