Inside: If you’re looking for a non-traditional option, these super cute advent calendars for kids are sure to delight your children!
There’s just something about waking up every morning during December, opening a door on your advent calendar, getting a little treat, and moving one day closer to Christmas.
For your kids, it builds up anticipation to the most magical day of the year, and it’s a fun tradition to do with your kids every year.
I remember hunting through the pictures for that days number, and excitedly opening the door once I found it, and getting to inhale the delicious little piece of chocolate I’d get each morning until Christmas Eve.
(I still get myself a chocolate advent calendar cause hey…moms need a treat too!)
If you like the idea of advent calendars but don’t want to do the traditional chocolate ones, there’s lots of other super cute options available now.
My kids always get so excited when they see their advent calendars up, and they ask me every single day if today is the day they get to start opening their calendar.
I actually hide them for as long as possible because I’ve made the mistake of setting them out right after Thanksgiving and the whole rest of the week I had to hear them ask if it was December 1st!
If traditional advent calendars aren’t your thing, you can check out these other cute advent calendars for kids.
14 Advent Calendars For Kids
You can also try a book advent calendar.
I really love this idea because I’m obsessed with books, my kids love books, and I love reading with my kids so it’s win-win!
You can wrap and number each book for every day leading up to Christmas, (so you’d number them 1-24). And each day your kids can open up a book.
You can also do a scavenger hunt type activity where you hide the wrapped book and your kids have to find it.
If you have multiple kids you can have them switch off days. So kid 1 can open book 1, the next day kid 2 can open book 2, and so on.
These Christmas books for kids are an awesome option to use for a book advent calendar!
You can also get books from the library, (wrap them, read them, and return them) or a used book store so you aren’t paying full price for the books.
With this list, you’ll be sure to find the perfect advent calendar for your kids.
Also don’t forget to get one for yourself, cause mamas deserve a special treat too!