Christmas advent calendars for kids are a fun way to countdown the days of December until December 25th. Whether it’s counting down until Santa’s arrival or the birth of Jesus, these unique and fun countdown activities will create a family tradition for years to come. From traditional nativities to favorite toys, you will find the perfect advent celebration for your family.
Christmas Advent Calendars for Kids
1 Personalized Gingerbread House Advent Calendar: This is a tradition in the making! I love that it can be personalized with your family name to make it a one of a kind advent calendar.
2 Holiday House Advent Calendar: For a more traditional look, this cute advent calendar would do the trick. Fill each drawer with a little treat or even a random act of kindness to do each day.
3 Cookie Advent Cookbook: If you love to bake, then how about 24 days of festive holiday cookies? Give them away to friends after sampling them for yourself.
4 Felt Stocking Advent Garland: This sweet garland of little felt stockings would look lovely hung on a mantle. Fill the stockings with small toys, candy or sweet notes.
5 Elf on the Shelf Advent Calendar Applique Kit: If you prefer to make your own advent calendar, this applique kit is an easy project featuring the Elf on the Shelf. Have your elf help countdown to Christmas.
6 Felt Nativity Advent Calendar: For a more traditional advent calendar, this one features a nativity scene that is built each day using Velcro felt nativity characters. Build up the nativity until Christmas morning when Jesus is born!
7 Advent Bracelet Kit: This is absolutely perfect for the little ballerina or princess! Plus she gets a bracelet to keep.
8 Advent Train Calendar: Let your future engineer build a train during Advent by adding one piece each day. On Christmas day he’ll have his own Christmas train.
9 Color Your Own Advent Calendar: Starting on December 1st find the areas marked with 1s and color those. Repeat on days 2 through 24. See the design come alive each day by adding more and more color each day. By the time the last day is reached, the entire image will be beautifully colored. Six colored pencils included.
10 Play Doh Advent Calendar: Keep kids busy while they wait for Santa with this super cool advent calendar.
11 Crayola Christmas Countdown: Kids get a new art tool everyday and can create arts and crafts. Another great way to keep them busy waiting for Santa.
12 Barbie Advent Calendar: Barbie gets a new accessory or apparel item everyday in this fun calendar. Get her a new Barbie to unwrap under the tree, too, for all the new accessories!
13 LEGO Advent Calendar: We buy 2 of these (one City and one Friends) every year and I think I enjoy them more than the kids do!
14 PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendars: I love Playmobil toys and they have several fun advent calendars (similar to the LEGO ones) like an NHL Advent Calendar or a “Dress Up” Party Calendar. The Playmobil website and Amazon have different sets to check them both out.
15 Truth in the Tinsel: This more of an advent activity than a calendar. It is an e-book with 24 days of Scripture reading, ornament crafts, talking points and extension activities. Plus fun printables and templates!
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