My kids just love advent calendars and they look forward to this fun holiday tradition every year. We have tried all sorts of advent calendars and I have to say that my favorites are the ones that don’t involve chocolate. If you are looking for a fun, non-candy advent calendar this year, check out some of the fun advent calendars for kids. Remember that these fun advent calendars start on December 1st, so don’t wait to pick these up!
There are several themes to these super cool Lego advent calendars. Each advent calendar includes 24 different gifts, one to open each day with over 200 pieces per calendar. These fun calendars come in Star Wars, Lego Friends and Lego City themes and your Lego fans won’t be disappointed.
If you prefer to fill your advent calendar with your own treats, check out this sturdy KidKraft Wooden Advent Calendar. The best part is that you can store it and reuse it next year. It also is a really cute decor piece to enjoy throughout the holiday season.
If you have Playmobil fans at home, you will want to check out these adorable Playmobil Advent Calendars. My kids had these one year and they loved putting them together. They come in several different themes such as Santa’s Workshops, Unicorn Fairyland, Pirates, Police and so many more. Each set comes with it’s own back drop and many pieces to set up your Playmobil scene.
Your young horse-lover will love this classic Schleich Horse Stable Christmas Advent Calendar Set. While it does not include the stable itself, it includes beautiful, hand-painted Schleich pieces. There are 24 doors in this fun advent calendar and each door contains a figure, horse or accessory for your scene. Schleich also makes an adorable Schleich Christmas on The Farm Advent Calendar Set that includes farm animals instead of horses.
Your girls can countdown to Christmas Barbie-style with this Barbie Advent Calendar. The daily surprises included a pretty holiday outfit and lots of accessories for your Barbie, plus a girl-sized bracelet and ring to enjoy.
If you prefer to not have treats or surprises, check out this simple, but fun Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar. Use the 24 magnetic ornaments to countdown to Christmas. All of the ornaments fit in the wooden box below the tree.
Toddlers will love this cute, Kubla Crafts Nativity Fabric Advent Calendar. It’s made with a sturdy fabric and your kids will love moving the cute, stuffed figures, each day to the nativity scene above.
Your kids will love crafting their own advent calendar with this highly-reviewed ALEX Toys – Craft, Crafty Advent Calendar. The pockets are presewn and the pieces are peel and stick. When your kids are done crafting, you can add your own treats and display this cute calendar.
If you are getting ready for the holidays and need gift ideas, check out our 25 days of great gift ideas with gift ideas for kids, tweens, teens and adults.
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