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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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.

Paw Patrol Look-Out-Advent Calendar
Great for kids age 3 and up. Each day, a numbered “door” is opened to reveal a Paw Patrol mini figure.

Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar
Each door has Crayola product with an activity. Perfect for ages 4 and up.

Hot Wheels 2017 Advent Calendar
If you bought this last year, it’s almost the same this year. If not, this fun calendar is great for a Hot Wheels fan. Each day has an accessory or a vehicle (8 cars total). The accessories are holiday themed or stickers and can be used to decorate the cars. Great for age 4 or 5.

Barbie Careers Advent Calendar
My Barbie doll loving kids adore this calendar. Each day reveals an accessory related to one of the five careers highlighted: ballerina, baker, ice skater, pet doctor and skier. Plus, a Barbie doll.

VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals Advent Calendar
Ages 1-5 years old will adore this VTech calendar. This year, we’re getting this one for my youngest. Ornaments, accessories, cookie cutters and an exclusive Go!Go! Smart Animals Christmas Reindeer.

Cabbage Patch Kids Little Sprouts Advent Calendar 
This adorable collection of Cabbage Patch figurines and accessories is something that I look forward to sharing with my kids. Cabbage Patch dolls were my thing and I’m excited to introduce them to these dolls.