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November is moving along quickly. Honestly, the older I get it seems like time flies by!
This is the time when I start planning how our family will be celebrating the season of Advent.
There are so many great options. However, one thing we typically have is an Advent Calendar.
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Advent Calendars to Help Countdown The Days to Christmas
The younger the child, the harder it can be to count down the days until Christmas Day. An Advent calendar can help with that. It gives them something tangible to make the impatient time more manageable.
There are so many great options out there, including making your own.
However, I found a few that you can order which the kids will love.
Toy-Based & Countdown Only Advent Calendars
These provide a new ‘toy’ for each day. Got a kid who loves cars, then the Hot Wheels one might be perfect. My crew has a serious love of PLAYMOBIL and I know those would be used a lot.
Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar
Hot Wheels Advent Calendar
PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar Christmas on the Farm Playset
Playmobil Christmas Room with Illuminating Tree Advent Calen
PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3 Advent Calendar “Christmas in the Forest” Set
Holy Family Jumbo Advent Calendar
Schleich North America Horses Advent Calendar 2016 Playset
Building Block Style Advent Calendars
These are the ones my boys LOVE, especially the Star Wars ones. When I ordered the first one several years ago, I thought it could be used on a yearly basis. I severely underestimated the boys. Instead of being thrilled to open and play with the pieces during Advent, they quickly worked into the regular collection of LEGOs.
LEGO City Advent Calendar 7687
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2016 Count 282
LEGO Star Wars 75097 Advent Calendar
LEGO Star Wars 75146 Advent Calendar Building Kit 282 Piece
LEGO City Town 60133 Advent Calendar Building Kit 290 Piece
Mega Bloks Minions Movie Advent Calendar
Mega Bloks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Advent Calendar
Does your family use an Advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas?
What style most appeals to you?
This post was originally published on November 13, 2016.