[The North Pole Times]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Sunday October 02, 2022    
[Mikee Elf]
Crafts for Kids!

These Christmas Elf puppets are so cute and even more fun to make. A perfect Christmas craft activity to keep you and your own little elves entertained during the Holidays.

Share the love this Christmas with this easy-to-make Christmas Heart Ornament Craft that requires only a few items you’re likely to already have on hand. Use them as a tree ornament or as a loving extra touch to your gift wrapping.

These adorable North Pole Times Elves are the perfect DIY ornament for kids to make and hang on the Christmas tree!

These DIY Christmas Pop Up Cards are fun and simple to make. Choose from a variety of elves and characters direct from the North Pole to make a unique gift that is loads of fun to share with friends and family.

This fun little Clothespin Snowman craft is super easy to make and just as versatile. Glue them to presents to make a cute gift tag holder. Clip them to your tree for a fun kid-made ornament. Or hide them around the house and have your very own Christmas Snowman Hunt just like you would for an Easter egg hunt.

Summer Fun at the North Pole

Things are really heating up

[Summer Fun at the North Pole]

Things are really heating up in the North Pole now! In June, the elves enjoy temperatures  that can reach up to 38° F! The elves look forward to being able to go outside with only one coat on! 

The elves like to go out and pick a few leaves from native bearberry plants for tea. They are flowering now but by the end of the summer they will turn to berries!  The elves love them but they are also mindful to leave plenty for their animal friends, who eat them for energy.

They know their native plants are very important to keeping balance in the very special ecosystem where they live! Especially this month when they celebrate the environment and the changing seasons!

World Environment Day

Since 1974, World Environment Day has been created so we can all reflect on how to take care of all of the Earth's ecosystems! Celebrated on June 5th of every year. Every year, there is a different focus, and in 2021 the theme is: Ecosystem Restoration!

The arctic ecosystem, where the North Pole lies, is a very special one. It is home to many unique animals (in addition to Santa Claus and the elves). So they take care of it every day.

As it warms up, the elves are very careful not to do anything that may damage the habitat of polar bears, seals, arctic seabirds, whales and the walrus, just to name a few!

The First Day of Summer

The summer solstice brings 24 hours of daylight to the North Pole. Some people refer to it as the midnight sun! This is the day when the North Pole is tilted closest to the sun.

[by Elvin Elf]

The celebrations of the summer solstice around the world range from bonfires, herb collecting, and ancient rituals are performed at Stonehenge in England!

Because summer brings warmer weather, the elves like to celebrate outside! And in honor of World Environment Day the elves set up teams and do a Litter Pick Up competition!

Litter that is left behind can get into our oceans and damage that very special ecosystem. Since the ocean is so special, the elves want to do their part, but of course they also want to have fun!

Each team gets garbage bags and they hike around their village and beyond (always in teams to be safe). The team that brings back the most garbage gets to go sample Mrs. Claus’ new cookie recipes (she is already gearing up for the Christmas season)! So the elves get pretty crazy about picking up EVERYTHING.  They want those cookies!!

We hope you will set up your own trash pick up this summer too!!

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Published Monday August 01, 2022

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.

[It is Festive in July at the North Pole]
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Published Friday July 01, 2022

Because the elves of the North Pole consider themselves global citizens, they enjoy celebrating all of the national holidays!

[Summer Fun at the North Pole]
Summer Fun at the North Pole
Published Wednesday June 01, 2022

Things are really heating up in the North Pole now! In June, the elves enjoy temperatures  that can reach up to 38° F!

[The North Pole May Check In!]
The North Pole May Check In!
Published Sunday May 01, 2022

Welcome to May in the North Pole. The elves are excited because there is usually a big temperature jump in May.

[Celebrations in April]
Celebrations in April
Published Friday April 01, 2022

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.

[St. Patrick’s Day at the North Pole]
St. Patrick’s Day at the North Pole
Published Tuesday March 01, 2022

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!

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