If your littles are anything like mine, they are already counting down the days until Christmas! And what better way to count down than with the best advent calendars for kids this year!?
One of my favorite holiday memories is getting my annual advent calendar. I absolutely loved opening the door each day to get the next treat. (Hint: Our advent calendars almost always contained chocolate and were nowhere near as cool as they are now!) It was so much fun to watch the days pass, as we got closer and closer to Christmas!
No matter what your child’s interests are, there is surely a calendar to fit their wishes. Trains and princesses; candy and more! I promise there is something to please every interest (and budget)!
So, what are you looking for!?
Does your little one have a favorite character from TV? Are they absolutely infatuated with a video game or play thing?! Chances are high that one of the best advent calendars for kids this year already includes what they love! Take a peek at some of our hottest choices for the season.
What kid doesn’t love building with LEGO?! These advent calendars are fantastic for any up-and-coming engineer. Each day, a new piece or creation will be added to their collection, and they can keep right on building!
Chocolate-filled options are always popular and definitely rank on the list for best advent calendars for kids this year. Unless your child greatly prefers one candy to another, I highly recommend you click around to find the best prices. Full-Disclosure: some of these seem a bit more expensive than I’d expect.
My 6-year-old would LOVE any of these choices, because she always wants to craft, craft, craft! These options are perfect for any young artist, because they include an activity to complete. This will definitely help knock back the “Crazy for Christmas” anticipation!
We love books in our house – and any opportunity to read as a family is celebrated! On our list of the best advent calendar for kids this year, we’ve included a few of the best storybook options! (If you happen to have 24 Christmas or holiday books in your arsenal, wrap them up and read one each night for another Advent-like tradition!)
These calendars are a little bit different, because they function solely as countdowns and holiday decor. (And, hello!, we love holiday decor!) And! They can be used year after year and your children can actively participate in the decoration!
Some of the very best advent calendars for kids this year can be used over and over again! These beautiful pieces are meant to be filled with small candies and trinkets. The best part is that you get to change the treats every year! You can match your child’s ever-changing interests and adapt accordingly.
If the normal Advent Calendars don’t match your style, you might be more intrigued by the choices below. There are challenges to complete, crimes to solve, and bracelets to build. Each one is more fun than the next!
Did you find the perfect option from our list of the best advent calendars for kids this year!? Now, the real challenge will be to make sure only one tab is opened each day! …but that one’s on you, Mama!
Katie Johansen is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with her M.A.Ed in Children’s Literature. She spent 6 years as an elementary school teacher in South Florida before transitioning to stay-at-home #momlife. Now, it’s all things PB&J – with an extra large cup of coffee on the side.