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
Online Advent Calendar: This is our own advent calendar for kids! The best part about it is that there are no small parts or extra “stuff.” The goal is to make a ton of great family memories with your kids.
Gingerbread House Advent Calendar: This is a tradition in the making! Fill each little box with a treat, which is great if you don’t want to use candy. I love that this can be used year after year making it a family treasure.
Cookie Advent Cookbook: If you love to bake, then how about 24 days of festive holiday cookies? Flip open the window every day, then check out the recipes. Make a few batches as you go. Give them away to friends after sampling them for yourself.
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.
Barbie Advent Calendar: Barbie gets a new accessory or apparel item every day in this fun calendar. Get her a new Barbie to unwrap under the tree, too, for all the new accessories!
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!
Advent Bracelet Kit: This is perfect for the little ballerina or princess to build a charm bracelet! Add one charm to the bracelet for 24 days. Plus, she gets a bracelet to keep.
Advent Thomas the 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.
Color Your Own Advent Calendar: Starting 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 image will be beautifully colored. Six colored pencils are included.
Play Doh Advent Calendar: This super cool advent calendar keeps kids busy every day while waiting for Santa.
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.
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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!
Truth in the Tinsel: This is 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!