Scout elves always match the unique personalities of their families! Some are playful and creative, while others are sporty and adventurous. This app offers fun daily photos to inspire every elf during the Christmas season.

Pictures either come with materials and instructions or fun ideas for spending time with your family. From quick and easy ideas to creative and complex ones, this app has them all! It also includes filtering options and special daily reminder alerts from the North Pole. You can find links to printables and Claus Couture used to enhance certain ideas.

The Ideas for Scout Elves App Features:
• DAILY PHOTO FEED—During the holidays, receive new daily photos from the North Pole for your family and every scout elf to enjoy. Click on each for more details!

• FILTER—Santa wants to make sure you can find the right inspiration for your scout elf, so use the filter to narrow what photos display in the feed.

• MATERIALS, INSTRUCTIONS AND MORE!—Not only were these elves captured in action, they also helped us put together a list of what your scout elf might need to recreate each photo and scout elf challenges for spending time with your family.

• NORTH POLE ALERTS—Santa wants to make sure his favorite helpers have everything they need to be creative, so he's sending your family a special daily alert to help you remember.

• ELF ARRIVAL + DEPARTURES—You will receive alerts from the North Pole when the scout elves begin to depart for their annual visits to homes around the world, and when it is time for the elves to return to the North Pole at the end of the season to help Santa get ready for next year.

• FAREWELL MESSAGE—Santa likes to teach the scout elves to be polite and courteous, so keep an eye out for a special farewell letter from your scout elf, thanking you for all the fun they've shared with your family.

• Don't forget to RATE THIS APP! Santa wants to make sure families everywhere have access to this great inspiration for scout elves.

What's New

Version 1.3.3

—Small fixes
—Brand New Ideas
—More Filtering Options
—Yearly App Content Released Without Updating App
—Fun GIFs

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings



So this app by far I would love to give five stars to however I'm gearing more towards almost no stars only because as wonderful as the ideas are with those that have more than one Elf or more than one child like I with six children and by the time you get everybody to bed and then you have to worry about doing these fantastic ideas with the elves, it can become very very time-consuming almost even frustrating to the point where you don't have a lot of the supplies that they require of these elves ...they don't sell the cute little books that they have they don't sell the little cute campfires had they sold all of that it would make it easier but they don't



This is the first year i have done Elf On The Shelf. I am going to make this a tradition that's for sure, especially with the help of this app. It has many great ideas, some for sure i would have never thought of. I also enjoy how they add new ones seems like twice a month. I will definitely recommend this to friends and family. Thank you this awesome app and please keep it going, as I will need for years to come.! Thanks again

Best Year


This is the first time we have had an Elf on The Shelf and even though my kids are 12 & 16 they LOVE to see what Sophie (our elf) will come up with next! They don’t touch her or anything, and she stays in place all day unless I ask her if I can move her to her resting area. It’s kept us all entertained, even my husband has had a few laughs — I believe for us this is exactly what we needed this year!! Thank you!!


56.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright © 2017 CCA & B LLC - The Elf on the Shelf®


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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