Advent Calendars are popular in my house. We use them every holiday season. It is a fun way to get excited for Christmas. It also gives the kids some incentives to be good everyday leading up to the big day! So keep reading for the best advent calendars for kids that are toy focused and without (no) candy focused
You can always take the pieces out of the product packaging and use your own advent calendar that you can put up every year. This way, you can use your Elf on the Shelf to deliver the prize every night while the kiddos are sleeping! The Elf only leaves a toy if they were good! So it can be a parental godsend during the holiday season.
There are great Advent Calendars for kids that don’t have candy or sweets, which is our preference. These toy-themed advent calendars for kids happen to be my favorites this year. (Note that any links may be affiliate links.)
Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar (MSRP $18.99)
There are ornaments, finger puppets, coloring projects, including letter to Santa, gift tags and more. This is a great advent calendar for kids that are crafty.
Schleich Horses Advent Calendar (MSRP $19.99)
Schleich in general is a great brand. If your kids love small figurines, these can’t be beat. They are hand painted and highly detailed. If you have a little horse lover, they will sprint for this every morning. Schleich also has some other themed sets, including a farm version.
Barbie Advent Calendar (MSRP $19.99)
For your Barbie/Fashionista fan, this advent calendar for kids includes a festive dress for Barbie doll, along with daily treats like shoes, statement necklaces, bracelets, purses and clutches; and fun extras.
Also includes special treats for a child, like a pink “gem” bracelet and an adorable ring.
VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Advent Calendar (MSRP $24.99)
This 2016 Online Exclusive VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels interactive Advent calendar features a SmartPoint Christmas truck, two ornaments, one helicopter top, one Christmas card, road signs and more. Flip down the front of the box and the scene on the box can be used as a vehicle playmat for role-play fun. What’s even better, is that the included items can be used with your existing Go! Go! Smart Wheels sets.
Playmobil Advent Calendar (MSRP: $24.99)
This Playmobil Advent calendar is filled with winter wonderland items. They can be fun to play with on its own or can be a great addition to existing Playmobil sets. Playmobil also has a pirate themed and dress-up themed advent calendars too, if you are looking for something more gender specific.
Mega Bloks Monster High Advent Calendar (MSRP $29.99)
This advent calendar features unique, monster-fied surprises for building a new toy each day.
Three buildable mini-fashion figures, including Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf, and Draculaura, with style accessories. Combine with other Mega Bloks Monster High playsets for play into the new year.
Mega Bloks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Advent Calendar (MSRP: $29.99)
Celebrate the holidays in true Turtle style! Add a little ninja-ness to your winter festivities. The Advent Calendar features four buildable, micro action figures with accessories, including one Turtle that you can equip to look like any of the four brothers. Connect with other Mega Bloks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sets and build the Turtles’ world from the sewers up.
LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (MSRP $29.99)
LEGO City Town Advent Calendar (MSRP $39.99)
Celebrate the holiday spirit in LEGO City with this fun Advent calendar that has vehicles, buildings, and figures to add to existing Lego sets for round the year fun beyond the holidays.
Disney Tsum Tsum Advent Calendar (MSRP $39.99)
If you have a kiddo that loves Disney, this will be a big hit. There are 18 Tsum Tsum figures, 6 large, 6 medium and 6 small in holiday attire. It also comes with 6 holiday themed accessories, and 6 seasonal head pieces. Super cute for Christmas.
Who wouldn’t want Star Wars every day leading up to Christmas. Lots of Star Wars Lego builds and mini-figures. Plus, various accessories.
Whether Monsters or Turtles, Barbie or Disney, Legos or Crafts, there should be something to fit your Advent Calendar wants!
Do you have an advent calendar tradition for your kids? Please share!
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