Best Advent Calendars for Kids

The countdown to Christmas is full of anticipation and delight. These advent calendars for kids are a fun way to keep them busy in the days leading up to the main event. Little gifts, surprises or projects are fun to look forward to every day from December 1 to December 24.

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DIY Advent Calendar

This is my favorite advent calendar of all time. It’s the kind that you use over and over again, year after year. You can put candies in there, little treats, whatever.
How I use it: For each day, I put a little certificate that says what we’ll do that day that is holiday themed. Sort of like a bucket list or experiences advent calendar.





Barbie Advent Calendar

I saw this Barbie Dreamtopia Advent Calendar at Costco after my hair stylist told me about it. It comes with a Barbie doll and 23 little surprises.

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

This is the countdown calendar that my oldest kids are all asking for this year. I really don’t want to get 3 of the same but this is what they want.






Slime Advent Calendar

Great for ages 3 and up, the Slime Advent calendar is sure to be a hit for slime loving kids everywhere. Countdown to the holiday season with tubs of colorful slime putty and Christmas charms.

Disney Jr. Advent Calendar

This adorable Disney Jr. holiday countdown features 11 mini surprise figures including Mickey, Minnie, Doc McStuffins, Bingo, and Rolly, 5 customizable holiday accessories, 5 character stickers, and 3 decorative gift boxes.





Thomas & Friends MINIS Advent Calendar

This is such a great gift idea for that train loving kid. My son collects the Thomas MINIS and I just know he’ll love this. This Advent calendar comes with 24 MINIS train engines, including 6 exclusive holiday-themed designs! Perfect for age 3 and up.

Playmobil Christmas Ball Advent Calendar

Ages 4 and up will love unwrapping the surprises inside the Playmobil Advent Calendar. This set includes a backdrop, four figures, decorated tree, presents, table and chairs, candelabra, cat and kitten, violin, sleigh, and tons of other accessories.





Hot Wheels Advent Calendar

This fun set includes eight decorated Hot Wheels vehicles and sixteen accessories for every day leading up to the holiday.






LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Each of the 24 doors has a different Harry Potter toy to build, play with and display Includes Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Padma Patil, Parvati Patil and Cho Chang minifigures, plus buildable models such as a miniature Beauxbaton’s carriage and dining table with ice-castle centerpiece. Recommended for ages 7 and up.





LEGO Friends Advent Calendar

This 236-piece set is a lot of fun to build and play with. Open the doors and reveal a daily surprise that include LEGO Friends Emma, Mrs Claus and 2 elf mini-doll figures, as well as a buildable toy penguin and a host of other cool buildable festive treats.




Crayola Christmas Countdown Calendar

Ages 3 and up can countdown to Christmas with 24 holiday crafts for kids.





Funko Advent Calendar: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Have your kids gotten in to this whole Pocket Pop character collecting situation? If Nightmare Before Christmas is your jam, here’s a great calendar. Order it quickly because it keeps selling out!





Holiday Surprises Brain Teaser Puzzles

These brain teaser puzzles are a hit around here. With this Advent calendar, your kids can unwrap a new one every day.







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