How many more days until Christmas? I know we’ve all heard that phrase said at least 10 times today. And it happens more and more the closer we get to the big day.  Well mama’s, I’ve finally figured out an easy way to let the kids complete this countdown on their own. Advent calendars… A prize, candy or craft that the kids get every day that helps them figure out how many days are left until Christmas. It puts the counting in their hands.. Literally. So put those traditional calendars away, because I’m about to show you the best advent calendars for the entire family. 

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Advent Calendars for Kids

Ever since we started doing these advent calendars with our girls the mornings have been more exciting. They wake up happy and ready to see what today’s number will bring them. Will it be candy or will it be something to play with? Open up and see. 

Encanto Advent Calendar 

This was a huge movie in our house this year. We were singing all the songs, and I’m pretty sure we had every word memorized. So this calendar was a HUGE hit in our house. 

Lego Countdown Calendar 

No matter how old you get lego’s never get boring. I think Scott and I even caught ourselves wanting to help the girls build these every day. 

Train Station Countdown 

I loved this little set up, it felt like a Christmas decoration all on its own. Every day you get a small piece and at the end you’ll have an entire train station. 

Coloring Advent Calendar 

Getting an advent calendar that is interactive and keeps my girls’ hands busy is the best. I love the idea of a Christmas countdown that isn’t a small toy to be lost, or a sweet treat so early in the morning. But something that sparks the creative part in them! 

Advent Calendars for Tweens

24 Days of Nails Calendar

When you live in a house with all girls, makeup and nails are a must. My girls loved this fun advent calendar. There wasn’t a clear nail in the house..Even dad had his nails painted! :) 

DIY Ornament Advent Calendar

I love a good craft. This advent calendar was so interactive and all 3 girls loved it. Every day you get the supplies to build a new Christmas tree ornament. Which is perfect, because each of the girls’ rooms has their own Christmas tree. 

Science Advent Calendar

We homeschool our girls, in case you didn’t know. I believe that not all learning is done sitting at a desk. I want it to be fun for our girls. With these fun science experiment calendars, learning really has become fun for them. 

Sweet Advent Calendars 

I love to incorporate other things into the holidays than something sweet every way you look. But sometimes getting a little treat to count down until the big day is fun. And with these your kids will look forward to opening them every morning…or afternoon if you choose. :) 

Kinder Advent Calendar

Individually wrapped kinder treats in festive packaging. Surprise inside for everyday, very exciting!

Classic Chocolate Calendar

There’s something too be said about a classic advent calendar with a piece of chocolate in each window.

Taste of Christmas Calendar 

This advent calendar includes 4chocolates and/ or gummies each day. Like: holiday presents, peach hearts, Santa’s donuts, dark chocolate sea salt caramels, heavenly sours, birthday cake caramels, and more.

Adult Advent Calendars

Let’s not forget about Mom and Dad. We shouldn’t let the kids have all the fun counting down to Christmas. And my girls always get so excited to help us open up our designated day as well. 

Dolly Parton Advent Calendar 

For all of the country music and Dolly Parton fans. Delicious and beautifully wrapped candies, chocolates, carmels, and mints. 

24 Days of Baking Calendar 

This one could have definitely gone in the kids section, as my girls love to help out in the kitchen. But mama’s the one doing what feels like an endless amount of baking during the month of December. Such a cute idea!

Christmas Puzzle Calendar 

Each of the 24 days you get a small portion of the puzzle. And by Christmas eve you will have put over 1000 pieces together to create the most beautiful snowy Christmas scene. 

Elf-Care Advent Calendar

Calendar full of self-care (“elf-care”) tips for taking care of yourself during the holidays. Each day has a unique elf ornament with the relaxing idea or tips. Very cute and necessary!

Really hope that we added some value to your Christmas countdowns this year. The holiday time is such a hectic and crazy time for parents, and I hope that some of these advent calendars can make it a little more manageable. 

More Christmas Magic

If you’re looking for a little more Christmas magic I’ve got plenty to spread around. Go look at my post about Christmas pajamas for kids, you’ll love all of them. I’ve also got a few gift guides for 5 year old boys and girls
Or if you’re looking for something more hands on with the kids, I’ve got a post about Christmas sensory bins that I know you’ll love. You could also create your own “advent calendar” with a bunch of new Christmas books.