The only thing more exciting than Scout Elves returning home may be that kids can play a big role in helping Santa complete his Christmas duties! All they need are their Elf Pets® to cuddle and play with. Are you looking for ideas to inspire little ones' playtime with their Elf Pets®? Use this list to help kids create fun memories with their furry friends! Each activity will help your family build plenty of Christmas spirit to make this year’s holiday a great success! Santa can’t thank you enough.
Make a Mini Surprise
The Elf Pets® love playing with mini items that are just their size! See what household items you and your kids can use to make a corral, a special toy or even a bed for your North Pole pals. To hone your miniature crafting skills, try making the tiny earmuffs shown here from a piece of pipe cleaner and two small pom-poms.
Plan a Petite Picnic
When it's time for a quick snack, let little ones share a mini meal with their Elf Pets®. Serve up plastic food for the pets or even real food that kids will find yummy, too!
Host an Elf Pets® Daycare
Kids can run their very own Elf Pets® daycare, just like one they would send your family’s pet to! Have them begin by creating a to-do list, such as give a bath, go for a walk, teach a new trick and give out a treat, and tell them to mark each off as they pamper their pet!
Build an Elf Pets® Pet Wash
In addition to hosting their own daycare, your little ones could create a pet wash using an emtpy tissue box and a free printable. With this easy-to-make mini pet wash machine, the Elf Pets® will stay fresh and clean during playtime!
Bake a Paws-itively Delicious Treat
Encourage your child to make a delightful treat that they can enjoy with their Elf Pets® Saint Bernard. If your family has a dog, you can even research treats to make that are dog and human friendly, so all your pups can enjoy! As a finishing touch, use a doggie-friendly icing to draw puppy pawprints on the cookies to create the “paw-fect” snack!
Dream up a New Game
Elf Pets® love to play, and there are endless ways they like to have fun! Gather toys from around the house (and maybe even a game board), and ask your kids to reinvent the rules. They can give their new game a fun name and play it with friends and your family's North Pole pet in tow!
Create a Cozy Elf Pets® Home
After a long day of play, you can help little ones create a home for their Elf Pets®. It's as easy as gluing the free printable pieces onto an empty tissue box. With accessories for reindeer, Saint Bernards and arctic foxes, kids can build any home they'd like!
Let Your Creativity Flow
Print out these free coloring sheets, featuring the Elf Pets® Reindeer, and give them to your kids. With their Elf Pets® Reindeer by their side, they can create their own art pieces paying homage to these classic Christmas characters!
Read All About It
Each Elf Pets® comes with its own storybook highlighting their special job for Santa. With your kids and their North Pole pets, read the stories to understand their special duties—and then help them achieve it!
Snuggle, Snuggle, Snuggle
There's no better way to create Christmas spirit than with a good cuddle with the Elf Pets®! This joyous cast of Christmas characters are the perfect companions for creating faith, hope and love and making sure Santa can use all that Christmas spirit for his Christmas duties!
Adopt your very own Elf Pets® Reindeer, Elf Pets® Saint Bernard and Elf Pets® Arctic Fox for a season filled with excitement and to help Santa make Christmas a total success! Browse the entire Elf Pets® collection now!