It’s not long until the big countdown to Christmas begins. My boys are pretty excited and have already been scouring the toy catalogues to see what they want to put down on their letters to Santa.
The beginning of December usually means one thing though – advent! In the past, the boys have always had a chocolate calendar each, but last year I broke away from tradition and chose a LEGO calendar for them each which went down really well. Before then, I never knew how many different alternatives to chocolate advent calendars there were so I’ve done my research and curated this list of advent calendar ideas for kids.
LEGO Advent Calendars
These are always a winner because who doesn’t love LEGO? We had a Star Wars and LEGO City one last year and by the end of December you end up with an impressive stash to add to your existing LEGO collection.
Countdown to Christmas with your favourite LEGO friends and add a new piece to the Christmas party scene each day.
Includes five LEGO minifigures with Santa and a husky dog figure.
Hot Wheel fans will love this calendar which includes eight decorated Hot Wheels vehicles and sixteen accessories.
Kids who love Hatchimals are in for a treat with this calendar where they can build up a winter scene right out of Hatchtopia. There are 50+ surprises to discover including stickers and accessories for your Hatchimals.
Playmobil Advent Calendars
This set includes a backdrop, four figures, sleigh, work bench, reindeer slide and more.
A scene is set for the King & Queen to enjoy an ice skating trip in the forest. With three Playmobil figures where the ice skates can be removed, animals and accessories including a wearable bracelet.
Packed with craft projects, homemade gifts, finger puppets and colouring activities this calendar gives kids a daily dose of creativity.
This Fireman Sam Advent Calendar has a beautiful winter scene as its setting and comes with three figures, two animals and a train.
Schleich are known for their amazingly detailed animal figurines and this set is no different. Comes with a selection of animals and accessories allowing children to play and learn at the same time.
Make your very own Millenium Falcon model which features different engine and combat sounds and rotating laser canons.
EPL Match Attax
A great way for football fans to countdown to Christmas with a Match Attax set each day.
Create a holiday scene with your favourite Tsum Tsum characters. There are 18 stackable figures and accessories to collect.
Reveal a new Minecraft model each day. The order of the characters are random in each calendar so no two are the same. The calendar is housed in a plastic organiser that can be used to display and carry around your models.
Fold down the packaging front cover to reveal a Christmas scene. Day by day, each surprise features a BRIO toy that is compatible with the BRIO World railway system. The calendar features 24 toy pieces, including tracks, animals, accessories and exclusive seasonal content such as Santa Claus and a Christmas Train.
Celebrate the holidays in true Turtle style. Features four buildable micro action figures with accessories.
Featuring 24 fun play pieces including a cute, interactive Toot-Toot Drivers Truck, detachable trailer with SmartPoint location, Christmas decorations, road signs and lots more mini surprises.
After receiving a Barbie doll on day one you then receive clothing items and accessories for five different careers to dress your Barbie with. Will she be a ballerina, Baker, Pop Star, Pet Vet or Skier?
Suitable for younger children from 18 months onwards, collect Christmas themed Happyland Characters and accessories.
The set includes 24 unique magnetic ornaments plus a shining star for Christmas day – all of which fit neatly in the attached box at the base of the tree. Kids can pick a favourite design to place on the tree each day, following the numbered outlines to fill the tree right up to Christmas.
Unbox an exclusive L.O.L. Surprise! doll, and then every day of the month unbox an outfit or pair of shoes! Mix ‘n match for endless fashion combos!
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