Advent Calendar Ideas for Kids (0-5y)

Kids Advent calendars are the best way to get into the spirit by counting down the days till Christmas and holiday season. Sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect advent calendars that are age appropriate. Here are the best Christmas Advent calendar ideas for kids to get excited for this upcoming holiday. 


At Fun Shop's Dinosaur Advent Calendar

The At Fun Shop Dinosaur Advent Calendar is a great way for the kids to have fun while they learn. It comes with 24 pieces including dinosaurs, dinosaur eggs, and a nylon Jurassic dinosaur map. It's a great kids advent calendars for both boys and girls. Not only do they get to play with these awesome, colourful dinosaurs, they are also secretly learning about paleontology. It's a win-win I say. ($72.88 AUD)
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Fisher Price Thomas & Friends MINIS Advent Calendar

Check out Thomas & Friends MINIS Advent Calendar for all the train-crazy young conductors! From December 1st to December 24th, kids can celebrate this holiday season by opening different surprises of push-along train engines every day. The perfect kids advent calendar for those who love a little bit of history and dinosaurs. The box becomes the Island of Sodor and features Thomas and all his friends as fun surprises. (£28.96 GBP from All Advent Calendars)
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 Fisher-Price Little People Advent Calendar

Great for the little ones for their first kids advent calendar is the Fisher-Price Little People Advent Calendar. These little figures are made for between the ages of 1-5 and goes for 24 days. It features 24 Little People friends & holiday-themed accessories. Advent calendars for kids are also another great way to introduce counting. They'll be sure to love these figurines and can play with them all year round ($59.99 AUD from Amazon)

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Peppa Pig Advent Calendar

Another advent calendar for the tots is this Peppa Pig Advent Calendar, featuring 24 pieces of toys to collect including Peppa Pig and her family, and even Santa Clause himself. This kids advent calendar is great for ages 3+ and would also make the perfect gift for Peppa Pig fans. It's safe to say that these cute little trinkets will be loved all year round. ($34.98 AUD from
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 Play-Doh Advent Calendar

For ages 3+ this kids advent calendar will do wonders for kids' creativity and imagination. Purchase this Play-Doh Advent Calendar to make the countdown to Christmas eve more exciting this year with Play-Doh. It comes with 3 standard Play-Doh pots and 2 sparkly ones. This may be one of the most fun advent calendar ideas for kids. Featuring 24 fun surprises and 1 play mat to avoid a messy table. ($44.80 AUD from Amazon)

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Mr. Men Little Miss Advent Calendar

Hardcover Picture books from the Mr. Men and Little Miss Collection are the best classic and original books for the little ones to get into reading and colours. This kids advent calendar includes 24 mini books featuring everybody's favourite Mr Men and Little Miss characters. These little editions of the iconic tales are featured behind each little pocket. What better way to encourage learning than through a and creative advent calendar ($112.35 AUD from Amazon
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 Playmobil Advent Calendar Christmas Toy Store

With 89-pieces, this kids advent calendar idea will for sure wow your little ones. This Playmobil Advent Calendar Toy Store turns into a little toy store for your child and becomes a playset on its own without having to purchase another set. Featuring many pieces, the surprises will be more and more exciting as the days lead up to Christmas. Also, spending quality time with your kids is important, and one fun way to do that is by wearing matching Christmas pjs! It'll be a great way to make some core memories together. ($49.95 AUD from
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Mattel Hot Wheels Advent Calendar

 Including toy cars, this Hot Wheels Advent Calendar has 24 fun doors full of surprises such as 8 cars and cool accessories. The front panel of the advent calendar box also turns into a playmat to play with your vehicles on. Great gifting idea for Hot Wheels and cars fans. A great kids advent calendar for car lovers ($39 AUD from

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Encouraging creativity and learning through Christmas advent calendars is the best Christmas gift.

Advent Christmas Calendar 

Make the lead up to Christmas fun for the entire family with this felt Christmas tree advent calendar! This gorgeous advent calendar not only acts as some Christmas home decor but allows the kids to put together their very own Christmas tree by Christmas eve. Watch the Christmas spirit come alive with this Christmas advent calendar for kids!

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Quilted Advent Calendar

Wanting to put your own spin on your kids advent calendar this Christmas? Why not invest in this Quilted Advent Calendar where you can put whatever you like into each day for the countdown to Christmas! This will help keep your kids extra surprised, not knowing what will be in the next days pocket. 

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If you liked our Christmas advent calendar ideas for kids, check out our blog for the ultimate Christmas gift ideas for kids and our Pinterest Page for lot's of great ideas!  Find out more about our matching Christmas Pyjamas!