December 1 is the unofficial start of the Christmas countdown. For revelers who like to soak up every moment of the season, that leaves 24 days of merriment, togetherness and holiday spirit that can be enhanced with a little treat each day in the form of a Christmas calendar. Advent.
We’ll bring you our favorite advent calendars for beauty, booze, candy and more all season long, but let’s start with something for the kids first: toys.
Below are a handful of thousands of calendars designed for younger audiences, from the fun paper art of Lovepop’s offerings to the adventurous collection of Pokemon waiting to rest under your tree this season. Keep scrolling to see what will make your kids smile throughout December this year.
Christmas Village Advent Calendar
Create your own Christmas village piece by piece with this cozy kit from KiwiCo. Starting December 1, you’ll get one project a day in a clearly labeled envelope, complete with step-by-step instructions, so it’s easy to understand for builders of all learning levels. Singers, trees and even Santa’s sleigh will come together at the end for a heartwarming scene that will get the whole family in the holiday spirit.
UPDATE: Kiwi Co.’s Advent Crib is now sold out, but you can still join the waitlist for a restock and check out their Santa Light-Up Workshop while you wait. It’s fully customizable and offers the same hands-on learning as the Nativity!
Advent Calendar: Nativity
Lovepop is one of our perennial favorites on Wishlist, which is why you’ll find two of their fantastic Advent calendars here today. This version of the nativity follows in the same footsteps as the Pancake the Penguin Christmas Adventure we loved so much last year (which is still available FYI) by providing 25 individual sachets that you open with your little ones each day before Christmas to reveal a full scene that tells the story of Jesus’ birth.
Play-doh® Advent Calendar
Play-doh may be designed to inject a healthy dose of creativity into children’s play, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun for adults too! Gather the whole family around a cheerful seasonal movie each night during the Christmas countdown and open a door to discover products like a snowflake stamp, a tree mold and 22 other surprises for a month of December full of inventive games.
Pokemon 24 Battle Figure Pack 2021 Holiday Advent Calendar
If your kid has to do as they’re told and “catch ’em all,” you’re looking at the right calendar. It comes with 16 dynamically posed figures and eight holiday accessories for your Pokemon to battle seasonally.
PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar – Christmas Toy Shop
With its promise of a “Christmas toy store backdrop, four minifigures, Christmas tree, snowman, gift sets, tricycle, skateboard and tons of other toys and accessories ‘, Playmobil’s annual Advent calendar continues to be a much-anticipated favorite every holiday season. . Enjoy opening each room with your kids until you’re finally ready to see the full toy store scene on Christmas Eve, sure to inspire even more dreams of the joy to come.
Advent calendar: Figg and Jammi’s Christmas wish machine
For the more secular celebration, Lovepop offers Figg and Jammi’s Christmas Wish Machine. These treasured characters take you on a 25-day adventure that introduces twists, turns, and new friends every day until Figg and Jammi’s complete invention is unveiled on Christmas morning! As with all Lovepop art papers, they are easy to put back in their envelope for years of use after year in what is sure to become a sweet family tradition.
Advent calendar 2021 Peppa Pig Holiday for children, 24 pieces
If your child can’t get enough of this adorable little British pig Peppa, give them 24 days of joy with this 2021 holiday calendar. The whole family – Peppa Pig, George, Daddy Pig and Mummy Pig – is here, and they have everything from a dollhouse to a battery to keep them busy until Santa shows up with his sleigh.
Artistic 24-day Advent Calendar
It’s not exactly a toy, but young and mature artistic minds alike will appreciate the daily inspiration to create when opening the packages of this calendar from Arteza. Inside you’ll find paint, markers, gel pens, watercolors, brushes and more to start your family on a picture-making journey to add something special to your countdown .
If your little one already has Barbie dolls to spare, give them a plethora of accessories with this hot pink advent calendar full of clothes, accessories, a doll and other storytelling pieces that help the quirky cool girl and all her friends live their most stylish doll life.