The 10 Best Christmas Advent Calendars for KidsAndrea Zimmerman
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It’s almost Advent Calendar season! Let your kids count down to Christmas in style with 10 of our favorite holiday picks for every budget.
1. Melissa and Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar
It may look like a Christmas tree at first glance, but this festive tower is really an advent calendar! With adorable, magnetic ornaments and an attached wooden box for storage, this calendar is what parents’ dreams are made of. There’s also a lovely poem you can read together on the back of the tree.
2. Playmobil Advent Calendar
Ahoy, mateys! If you look past the tricky assembly and the non-holiday calendar themes, you’ll actually find a pretty extensive set-up that will entertain your kids all season long. Playmobil has stepped it up a notch beyond flimsy pop-outs; offering constructible numbered boxes that attach to a background. In this pirate-themed one, boxes are adorned with gold coins and sit upon an ocean -themed backdrop. Every day, your child can open a box to reveal pirate booty like cannons, palm trees and a parrot, which will fill their own pirate paradise.
3. Forest Friends Christmas House Advent Calendar
This sweet house filled with fun animal friends and holiday facts between each window will make your kids smile. This die-cut advent calendar will make the perfect addition for your holiday season!
4. Lego Friends Advent Calendar
If your kids can build Lego mansions in their sleep, they’ll have one heck of a December assembling an entire slew of Lego surprises. Each day, your kid can lift the flap of the calendar and reveal a new tiny toy to build. Embedded within the slow construction is the often-overlooked Christmas virtue of yep, you guessed it: patience.
5. The Elf on the Shelf Advent Calendar
Count down the days until Christmas with your kid’s favorite spy! You may not always have the time (or patience) to “move” your elf friend around the house while your kids are asleep, but you will always have time to tick off a day on this fun calendar!
6. Eric Carle Dream Snow Pop-Up
It’s no secret: We’re big fans of anything pop-up at Babble. So when we saw a pop-up calendar that doubles as an advent calendar, well, we were a leetle excited. Inspired by Eric Carle’s best-selling Christmas story, Dream Snow, the calendar unfolds to reveal a giant pop-up Santa Claus and Christmas tree. Under each window is a new ornament to hang on the tree-by Christmas, it’ll look as jazzed up as the one in Rockefeller Center.