Advent calendars have always been a tradition in my family. Starting in my own childhood, we always had an advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas. These days, our Elf on the Shelf (Kringle) brings the kids a new advent calendar upon his arrival the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It’s a fun tradition and the kids love it. Each year Kringle is on the look out for the Best Kids Advent Calendars.
Best Kids Advent Calendars 2018
There are so many great Christmas advent calendars available, I decided to break it down into categories to share the best kids advent calendars. This is a massive list, so I am certain you can find a Christmas advent calendar for all of the kids on your list – boys and girls.
Since some advent calendars are sure to sell out, I recommend picking up your favorite as soon as you can.
Best Advent Calendars for Toddlers
I squealed with delight upon discovering the Little People advent calendar. Sure, she will be 10 months when the advent calendar starts, but we can’t leave the baby out of the fun. Thanks to hand-me-downs from her big sisters, she already loves Little People, so it is perfect. The reusable trees are also cute because they would be a great tradition to start.
Fisher-Price Little People Advent CalendarFisher-Price Thomas & Friends MINIS, 2018 Advent CalendarVTech Go! Go! Smart Animals – Advent Calendar 2018Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent CalendarPlay-Doh Advent CalendarMelissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar – Magnetic TreeOurWarm Felt Christmas Tree Advent CalendarChristmas Tree Fabric Advent Calendar
Best Advent Calendars for Kids
There are so many great choices of advent calendars for kids. In fact, I can’t decide which ones my daughters would most enjoy this year. They had Tsum Tsums advent calendar last year, and Star Wars Legos advent the year before — both were great. Personally, I love the Cabbage Patch advent calendar (child of the ’80s!), but my girls don’t share my great love for Cabbage Patch dolls.
LEGO Star Wars Advent CalendarBarbie Advent CalendarMega Bloks Minions Movie Advent CalendarMega Bloks Monster High Advent CalendarTsum Tsum Marvel Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar PlaysetMega Bloks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Advent CalendarPLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar ‘Christmas on the Farm’ PlaysetPLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar ‘Dress Up Party’ PlaysetCabbage Patch Kids Little Sprouts Advent Calendar]Hot Wheels 2017 Advent Calendar VehicleSchleich Dinosaurs Advent CalendarLEGO Friends Advent CalendarPLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar – Royal Ice Skating TripPLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar – Jewel Thief Police OperationTsum Tsum Disney Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar PlaysetLEGO City Advent CalendarLEGO Christmas Build Up 40222Angry Birds Advent Calendar GameSchleich Horse Club Advent CalendarDisney Frozen Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Advent Calendar
Best Advent Calendars for Big Kids
It was harder to find older advent calendars for boys, although I think the Lego advent calendars (especially Star Wars) would be good for older boys and girls. But for another idea, I included some DIY advent calendars so you can fill them with your own treats.
Mad Beauty Christmas Advent CalendarAdvent Calendar – Charm Bracelet for KidsChristmas Advent Calendar for Kids Nutcracker Jewelry BoxThe Body Shop Advent CalendarSimply Baked Treasure Box Advent CalendarDIY Advent calendarAdvent Calendar, 24 Charms DIY Necklace Bracelet Set JewelryMad Beauty Advent Calendar ! Look FAB in the Count Down to the Festive SeasonAdvent Calendar (HARIBO)Cadbury Dairy Milk Heroes Advent Calendar12 Days Of Christmas Beauty Advent CalendarStyle & Grace Candle Advent CalendarDIY Advent CalendarSet – Santa Claus – 24 Boxes for making and filling12 Day Advent Calendar for Christmas with Fashion Jewellery
Does your family do advent calendars? Which one do you think are the best kids advent calendars?