best advent calendarChristmas will be here before you know it! One of the best ways to countdown to Christmas is with an advent calendar. A great Christmas tradition to start with your family would be to incorporate into advent calendars in your Christmas celebrations.  Many of the time advent calendars center around candy treats but I found lots of candy alternative options. I add an extra layer of Christmas magic and have our elves Rigsby and Pixie deliver our advent calendar directly from the North Pole. Using an advent calendar with your family can be very exciting. Imagine get a new treat each day as you anticipate Santa’s arrival.

Opening a little door or window to unveil something new to play with is incredibly exciting for many kids. Some of my favorite Christmas memories include the excitement my kids share over opening their advent calendar each day.Many of the advent calendars  below come with toys  that will keep your kids happy and entertained for days to come!

Here’s a list of the Best Advent Calendars for Kids

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Crayola Christmas Countdown

Crayola Christmas Countdown

The Crayola Christmas Countdown advent calendar is a great choice for your art loving little one. Countdown to Christmas with 24 fun gifts destined to bring a smile to your face.

Hatchimal Advent Calendar

Hatchimal CollEGGtible Advent Calendar

Hatchimal lovers rejoice! Here is a fun advent calendar filled with 24 Hatchimal surprises. Behind each door is a fun Hatchimal toy designed to brighten up your day. Celebrate the season the Hatchimal way!

Little People Advent Calendar

Little People Advent Calendar


The Little People advent calendar is an adorable Christmas themed toy set geared toward the toddler and preschool crowd. We had this set for Simone two years ago and she absolutely loved it. We saved all the toys that came in this set and she still gets excited to see them when we take them out with our Christmas decorations.

Mochi - Squishy Kids advent calendar. Mochi Squishy Kids Advent Calendar

This is the advent calendar I’m buying this year for my squishy CRAZED son. They collect and trade them in school so he is going to flip his lid when he see that Rigsby brought this all the way from the North Pole. Does your little one love squishes or no?

Melissa and Doug Advent Tree.

Melissa and Doug Advent Tree

A great hands on approach to Christmas. This advent tree includes magnetic ornaments you can use to decorate your fridge all season long. A great option for the younger set in your family.

Playdough Advent Calendar

Playdough Advent Calendar


Playdough fun that lasts right up until Santa’s arrival. This set includes 24 pieces to help inspire your creative side. Do your kids love playdough? Than this is the advent set for them.

Vtech Advent Calendar Set

VTech Toy Advent Calendar

This advent calendar set by Vtech is PERFECT for the toddler and preschool aged kids in your house. My son loved his when he was little so much so these toys are still in rotation. This is a set that will be played with and not just looked at which is very important to me – how about you?

Barbie Advent Calendar

Barbie Advent Calendar

Barbie is a classic toy still makes kids smile in 2018. This fun and festive set comes with a full size Barbie and 24 Barbie sized accessories that helps her prep for the holiday and Winter seasons ahead. My little lady is still a bit small for this set but I cannot wait to get my hands on one next year and reminiscence about my days playing with all of my Barbies. Did you play with Barbie dolls when you were little?

Playmobil Advent Calendar

Playmobil Advent Calendar

This Playmobil Advent Calendar is Ice Queen themed and completely adorable. This set boosts over 101 pieces! It is a full on play set designed to help make this season fun and magical for the little ones in your life.

Harry Potter Funko Advent Calendar

Harry Potter Funko Advent Calendar

Harry Potter, Funko and Advent mixed in one set? Where do I sign up?! Like at little Harry looking all cute with all his friends. This is the PERFECT advent set for the Harry Potter fan in your life. Do NOT wait to purchase these as the will sale out and FAST!

Final Thoughts

Advent is a time to countdown and reflect on a season filled with fun, family and faith. These sets are simply meant to add a new a layer of fun to an all ready festive time of year. Did you find a set you are going to pick up for your kiddos? Let me know in the comments.


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