15 Advent Calendars Your Kids Will Adore, Including Slime, Fidget Toys, and More
The holidays are almost here, and what better way to embrace the countdown than with a fun Advent calendar? Advent calendars are an amusing way to celebrate the festive season and are filled with surprises and goodies to amp up the excitement. Both adults and kids can get in on the fun, which is why we rounded up the coolest Advent calendars for kids — they are much more amusing. Each calendar we selected involves activities that keep children on their toes (*cough* parents *cough*, these calendars make great distractions!).
Whether they love building with Legos, playing with fidget toys and slime, or even getting crafty with STEM-based experiments, there's an Advent calendar made for every kid in your life (and most are available on Amazon). With calendars perfect for "Peppa Pig" fans, Marvel devotees, and even Pokémon-lovers, we know you'll have luck finding one for your mini partner in crime. Hurry and pick yours up now before it's too late! As we said, the holidays are fast approaching.
— Additional reporting by Anvita Reddy and Laura Marie Meyers
Lego Advent Calendar For Kids: Lego Friends 2022 Advent Calendar
Every Lego fan will appreciate the Lego Friends 2022 Advent Calendar ($28, originally $35). It comes with buildable characters, activities, and accessories that will keep kids on their toes each day of its 24-day countdown. With 312 pieces, we guarantee your child will never get bored.
Funko Advent Calendar For Kids: Marvel Funko Advent Calendar
Start your 24-day countdown with this Marvel Funko Advent Calendar ($36). The Marvel-themed calendar contains a unique character from the franchise for each passing day. Each collectible has a festive twist for the holidays, including the villains. The characters rest between two and two-and-a-half inches tall.
A Charm-Bracelet Advent Calendar For Kids: Wztukcs Advent Calendar 2022
Create a festive charm bracelet or necklace with your kid using this Wztukcs Advent Calendar 2022 ($15). Each day of the 24-day calendar includes a charm that can be added to a bracelet or necklace. It's an activity that they will look forward to doing each day.
Play-Doh Advent Calendar For Kids: Play-Doh Advent Calendar Playset
If you're shopping for a little one who loves to get creative, the Play-Doh Advent Calendar Playset ($18, originally $22) is something they'll enjoy all year long. It contains 24 cans in a variety of colors with accompanying surprises and accessories. Kids can spend days one to 12 creating a snowman and days 13 to 24 creating a gingerbread.
A Creative Advent Calendar For Kids: Crayola Kids Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar
Get the Crayola Kids Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar ($35) for the budding artist on your list. Perfect for little ones ages 3 and up, this Advent calendar has 24 days of crafts, with each door revealing a Crayola product and its corresponding activity. Made for kids 3 to 10 years old, this can be repurchased to enjoy year after year.
Peppa Pig Toy Advent Calendar For Kids: Peppa Pig Holiday Advent Calendar
If your little one is absolutely obsessed with "Peppa Pig," they'll love this Peppa Pig Holiday Advent Calendar ($40). It includes 24 days of fun toys and accessories like Peppa Pig, George, Daddy Pig, and Mummy Pig, as well as a dinosaur, a train, a dollhouse, a scooter, a bicycle, a drum set, and more. It's perfect for those ages 2 and up.
Avengers Lego Advent Calendar For Kids: Lego Marvel Avengers Advent Calendar
Avengers, assemble . . . the Lego Marvel Avengers Advent Calendar ($66). The 298-piece kit lets your superhero-loving kid build the Quinjet, a Helicarrier, a Spider-Man drone, and Avengers Tower. Plus, it comes with seven mini figures: Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Thor, Captain Marvel, Thanos, and Nick Fury. Door 24 has an awesome, powerful surprise!
For a Mini Fashionista: LOL Surprise OOTD Advent Calendar
Perfect for ages 4 and up, the LOL Surprise OOTD Advent Calendar ($21, originally $31) lets your little one unleash their inner fashionista. The calendar includes an LOL Surprise doll and a variety of mix-and-match outfits, shoes, and accessories to create the figure's looks.
Sensory-Toy Advent Calendar For Kids: Fidget Toys 24 Days of Surprises Advent Calendar
The Fidget Toys 24 Days of Surprises Advent Calendar ($22, originally $25) is a great sensory-toy gift for those of all ages. It is filled with 24 fidget toys, including pop bubbles, sensory balls, Whacky Tracks, Stretchy Noodles, and more. Its therapeutic benefits make it a great option for kids who struggle with stress and anxiety as well.
Dinosaur Toy Advent Calendar For Kids: Novernat Dinosaurs Advent Calendar
If they love dinosaurs, they'll obsess over this Novernat Dinosaurs Advent Calendar ($22). The cool thing about this calendar is that at the end of the 24 days filled with dinosaur toys and surprises, there's a dice game they can play with friends and family. It contains all kinds of dinosaurs to keep those who love them entertained.
Hot Wheels Toy-Car Advent Calendar For Kids: Hot Wheels Advent Calendar
If they are all about living the fast and furious life, they'll thank you endlessly for the Hot Wheels Advent Calendar ($27). The calendar contains 24 surprises, including eight speedy cars and other accessories they can put together to create the ultimate racetrack. Plus, the front panel of the calendar converts to a play mat that they can use for exciting adventures.
STEM Advent Calendar For Kids: The Purple Cow The Crazy Scientist Advent Calendar
The mini scientist will adore The Purple Cow's The Crazy Scientist Advent Calendar ($30). Perfect for those 8 and up, the Advent calendar contains 24 cool science experiments that will wow them and teach them subjects like chemistry, biology, mechanics, magnets, and more. The experiments are easy to learn and contain step-by-step instructions.
Minecraft Toy Advent Calendar For Kids: Minecraft Advent Calendar
The Minecraft enthusiast will love the Minecraft Advent Calendar ($65). It comes with 12 mini figures and 12 stickers, perfect for those 6 and older. Each door holds a new surprise that will make kids swoon with excitement. The calendar's figures double as great collectibles as well.
Slime Advent Calendar For Kids: Anditoy Slime Advent Calendar
If they love playing around with slime and reveling in the goopy goodness, the Anditoy Slime Advent Calendar ($13) will make them smile from ear to ear. The calendar contains 24 days' worth of slime and fun toys, including six galaxy slime eggs, five crystal slime balls, five noise putties, four foam slimes, and more.
Pokémon Toy Advent Calendar For Kids: Pokémon Holiday Calendar
The Pokémon-lover in your life will adore the Pokémon Holiday Calendar ($60, originally $65). The calendar contains 16 toy figures, including Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Eevee — they've got to catch them all this holiday season! It also includes other Christmas-themed accessories like a tree and a sleigh.