Pass on secret codes that only you and your fellow spy detectives can decipher. This Super Secret Decoder Wheel is SO secret that... We’d tell you more but, it’s a secret! :) A great way to build analytical skills.
Kids 5 and under love to get creative with different painting techniques. Painting with sponges is a simple and fun way to explore basic shapes to paint and cut out.
Looking for a fun craft idea to keep the kiddos busy this holiday season while on holiday recess? This cute little sock snowman might be exactly what you need! Other than being an adorable decoration, it’s also a cool way make use of old socks.
It's the most wonderful time of the year but it wouldn't be complete without Santa in his sleigh.
This adorable Santa Paper Plate Mask craft is a great craft for your child using things you most likely have around your home.
August is a very special time at the North Pole. While the elves enjoy the last full month of summer, as the high temperature can sometimes reach up to 41° F, they also start to prepare for the colder months of Autumn and Winter. As they gear up for the busy season, where working together allows them to create unbelievable Christmas magic, they spend August reflecting on the friendships that make the North Pole so special.
While the elves always value their friendships, the creation of Friendship Day in 1919 was just the excuse they needed to celebrate these special connections. World Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August. But at the North Pole, it’s a month-long celebration!
Friendship day was first celebrated in 1919 by a card company that hoped to sell greeting cards for the occasion. But the elves took that idea and ran with it… as you can imagine, they like holidays. The Beatles Song, “A Little Help From My Friends” was released on Friendship Day in 1967. So the elves have deemed it the official carol of Friendship Day. They sing it, and they play versions of the song with their bells too!
A few years after that, in 1998, a mascot was named for this special day. Winnie the Pooh was named the ambassador of friendship! So it is not unusual to see Winnie the Pooh decorations around town, and in the homes of the elves. Beyond the frills of friendship day, the elves want to make sure that all of their friends feel appreciated. They write each other little notes, exchange cards and even deliver little gifts and baked goods all month. The elves will gather for group dinners throughout the month. Everyone brings a dish to share. But before anyone begins to eat, the elves take turns telling everyone what they like about their friends.
Santa gets in on the act too! During this month of friendship, Santa shows his appreciation for all of his friends that help him make his big journey on Christmas day. Each day he walks out to the stables to give special treats, like red apples, carrots or even sugar cubes, to his reindeer friends. The elves get special candy canes. Have you noticed lately that there are many new flavors of candy canes? Santa and Mrs. Claus wanted to deliver different flavors of candy throughout the month of August to the elves in their town, so they have gotten pretty creative, even making a pickle flavored candy cane!! Ewww. Although word is, this year, they have decided that flavor should be reserved for April Fools Day. So make sure you don’t let August go by without showing your friends how much you appreciate them!
Things are really heating up in the North Pole now! In June, the elves enjoy temperatures that can reach up to 38° F!
Welcome to May in the North Pole. The elves are excited because there is usually a big temperature jump in May.
April showers, bring May flowers… But in the North Pole April brings a lot of fun and festive times for the elves. With holidays that celebrate their love of fun and faith, April has it all.
Right now our favorite elves are decorating for St. Patrick’s Day at the North Pole while also starting their spring cleaning and planting. They are dreaming about shamrocks and the sun!