What Should I Name My Elf on the Shelf? Cute Elf Names

Elf on the Shelf is a great Christmas Tradition.  If you don’t have an Elf on the Shelf, I recommend getting one.  It’s even great to have in a child care, rec center or anywhere you have kids that celebrate Christmas.  Once you get your Elf on the Shelf the first thing you have to do is name them.  Here is a list of both boy and girl elf names. Don’t forget to check out our Elf Facts for Kids.



Letter’s to the North Pole Mailbox Ideas, Letters to Santa Mailbox

Kids love writing letter’s to Santa.  Since Santa is a magical guy his letter’s need to be sent in a magical mailbox.  This North Pole mailbox is fun and easy to make.  It’s a great holiday addition to any classroom, day care or even home.  Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your own North Pole mailbox



Materials: wrapping paper ( I used two types), wrapping paper roll, cardboard box, tape sicssors, hot glue, cotton balls, green puffy paint or marker





Step 1:  Cut off  the two the inside flaps of the cardbord box.  These ares going to be used for the North Pole Sign. Save for later.
Step 2: Tape closed box and cut a hole at the top for the letters to go through.
Step 3:  Wrap the cardboard box with wrapping paper. Poke a hole through the top of the box where you made the hole for the letters and cut it out.
Step 4: Cut one of the inside flaps in half and hot glue it to the one of the top corner’s of the box.  This will be the base to glue the sign on. Wrap the other flap with wrapping paper, this one will be your sign.
Step 5: Write North Pole in green puffy paint or a green marker on the wrapped flap.  You can also add glitter to jazz it up.
Step 6: Cut the wrapping paper tube in half or cut it to the lenght you want the sign to be.  Wrap it  with wrapping paper.
Step 7:  Hot glue the wrapped North Pole sign to the wrapping paper tube.
Step 8: Hot glue the sign to the cardboard base on your box.
Step 9: Glue spread out cotton balls to the base and top of your sign so it looks like snow.
All finished!


Where is Santa’s Workshop? North Pole Facts for Kids


  • The North Pole is located at the northern most region of the world in the northern hemisphere.
  • The North Pole is one of the coldest places on earth.
  • The average temperature at the North Pole in the winter is -29 degrees  and in the summer 32 degrees fahrenheit
  • There is no official time zone at the North Pole.
  • Polar bears, arctic fox and of course Santa’s reindeer are some animals that live in the North Pole.
  • There are also icy glaciers at the North Pole.
  • Santa’s workshop, village and home are located at the North Pole.
  • So why did Santa pick such a cold place to call his home?  Some believe he picked the North Pole because it represents the top of the world.
  • Although no one has ever been to Santa’s village and workshop unless your Santa, Mrs. Claus and elf or an animal that lives there it is believed to be full of magic.
  • It is said that his village is full of small cottages.  Some are red and white like candy canes, others are brown and look like gingerbread houses.  Theses cottages are where the elves live.
  • Santa’s home is believed to be a bigger cottage that is red, white and gold and smells like Christmas cookies.
  • Santa’s workshop looks like a big red toy factory.  This is where most of the elves work.  Other elves work in small food stores or are teachers in the small elf school.  Yes, even young elves go to school.
  • The village streets are lined with Christmas lights instead of street lamps and are very clean.  There are no cars or motorcycles only scooters and bicycles.
  • Santa’s reindeer live is the reindeer stables where they spend their day eating and practicing flying.
  • How does Santa keep warm at the North Pole?  We all know that Santa’s village is a magical place.  Some believe that there is a magical dome that surrounds his village and keeps heat in.  It’s still cold but not as cold as the outside.  Santa’s red suit also keeps him very warm.
  • So if you travel to the North Pole do you think you will see Santa’s village?  unfortunately the answer is no.  Many explorers have tried to find it but have failed.  You see the village is there but since it is covered in the dome it makes it invisible to the people outside.  Santa can see you, but we can’t find him.

Mrs. Claus Facts for Kids, What is Mrs. Claus Name?

  • Mrs. Claus is the wife of Santa Claus. Click here for Santa Claus Facts
  • Mrs. Claus is hundreds of years old.  Since she is the wife of Santa the magic of Christmas also  keeps her alive.
  • Mrs. Claus has been married to Santa for hundreds of years.
  • Mrs. Claus lives in the North Pole with Santa.
  • Mrs. Claus first name is believed to be Martha.
  • She is described as a heavy-set women with white hair, rosy cheeks and glasses.  She is known to be very kind and loving.
  • Mrs. Claus wears a heavy, thick red coat to keep her warm at the North Pole.
  • Where Mrs. Claus lived before she moved to the North Pole is a bit of a mystery but she is believed to come from a happy magical place.
  • Mrs. Claus takes care of all the elves.  Click here for facts about the elves
  • Since Mrs. Claus doesn’t have any children, she treats all the elves like they are her children.
  • She teaches them right, from wrong, takes care of them when they are sick and makes each one feel special
  • One of Mrs. Claus favorite activities is making cookies with the elves.
  • They make chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies and other types of Christmas cookies.  That’s why Santa is so chunky!
  • She also helps Santa go through his letters and put them in alphabetical order.
  • She also double checks Santa’s naughty and nice list to make sure there are no mistakes.
  • Mrs. Claus also make sure that the elves take good care of the reindeer.  She loves all the reindeer very much.  Click here for reindeer facts
  • After Christmas Mrs. Claus takes a nice vacation with Santa.
  • When the vacation is over she helps Santa plan for next years Christmas.

Santa’s Elves Facts for Kids, Elf Facts for Kids

Ever wonder about what Santa’s Elves?  Who are these helpers to Santa, what do they like to eat, where do they live?  For the answers to these questions and more check out these facts about Santa’s elves below!
  • Santa’s Elves are small magical creatures that help Santa throughout the year.
  • Elves are also known as Santa’s helpers and Santa’s Magical Elves.
  • The Elves live in the North Pole with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
  • Did you know that even though it’s always cold and there is always snow at the North Pole the Elves never get cold!  Their elf clothing keep them warm and cozy.
  • The Elves live in tiny colorful cottage houses throughout the North Pole.
  • Elves decorate their houses with Christmas lights all year round.  They also decorate with candies and gingerbread.
  • All of Santa’s Elves are under 4ft tall.
  • They have pointy ears and rosy cheeks.  Their hair can be a variety of colors.
  • Santa’s Elves come from all different ethnic backgrounds to represent all the different children from around the world.
  • Elves have many jobs at the North Pole.  Many of them work in Santa’s workshop making toys, some take care of Santa’s Reindeer and others bake cookies and make candies.  There are schools for Elf children so some Elves are teachers. One of the biggest jobs at the North Pole for an elf is working in the mail department.  The Elves go through all Santa’s letters from children and make sure that each and every one is read by Santa.  On Christmas Eve Santa’s elves also help prepare Santa’s sleigh for his long journey ahead.  Some elves are chosen to ride with Santa to deliver presents.
  • Elves favorite things to eat are cookies and candies.  Mrs. Claus looks after the elves to make sure they also eat fruits and vegetables.
  • Elves make toys throughout the entire year not just during Christmas.  Making toys keeps the elves busy throughout the year.
  • Santa’s Elves live for a very long time.  Children’s happiness and belief in the magic of Christmas keeps Elves alive and well.  So remember to never loose the spirit of Christmas.
  • Popular boy elf names are: Jingle, Buddy,Charlie and Popular girl elf names are Nellie, Elfie and Trixie
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