The countdown to Christmas is almost as fun as the holiday itself, and with every passing day, your kid’s excitement will only escalate as Santa’s arrival nears. Fun, interactive kids’ advent calendars help you make the most of this special time—but with so many styles and brands to choose from, it’ll be hard to pick only one toy advent calendar from the bunch. Check out a few of our favorites below.
Character Fan Favorites
If you have a toddler at home, it’s a safe to say Nick Jr. and Disney Junior are often streaming. Get your kids to hit pause for a while with these kids’ advent calendars that incorporate their favorite characters.
Peppa Pig Santa’s Workshop
The two-sided advent calendar lets eager kiddos open a new window every day. Each tab features a Christmas-themed surprise gift. When kids make it to the final day, they’ll have a ton of tiny toys to create Peppa-themed holiday scenes.
Buy it: Peppa Pig Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar, $40, Amazon.com
Enlist your kids’ favorite pups to help them gear up for the holidays. With a new surprise awaiting them every day, little ones will unbox holiday-themed collectibles to help them create Adventure Bay right in their own home.
Buy it: Paw Patrol Advent Calendar, $25, Amazon.com
Star Wars Micro Force
The whole gang can get behind this family favorite. Take turns popping the advent calendar windows open to reveal a tiny, Micro Force figure. For added fun, fold down the box to reveal a galactical backdrop so kids can play with their figures and stickers.
Buy it: Star Wars Micro Force Advent Calendar, $30, Amazon.com
Keeping kids busy on cold, December days isn’t always easy. Luckily, the perfect toy advent calendar can get the job done. Inspired by popular preschool toy brands you and your family know and love, these kids’ advent calendars have a play value a step above the rest.
Go! Go! Smart Wheels
Kids can create a snowy scene day by day with this super-fun toddler advent calendar. The wintery setting on the front of the box doubles as a playmat, complete with SmartPoints for kids to use when they open the SmartPoint Sleigh hidden inside. When toddlers roll the sleigh over these sensored locations, they’ll be enchanted by the sounds and phrases it makes.
Buy it: VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Advent Calendar, $22, Amazon.com
With this toy advent calendar, kids can peep behind a new door every day to reveal a fun surprise. Each window holds a Little People friend or a holiday accessory to add to their playtime story.
Buy it: Little People Advent Calendar, $35, Amazon.com
Perfect for little animal lovers, this toy advent calendar lets kids create a winter wonderland farm scene complete with a horse, rooster, pig and more barn animals. Each figure has tiny life-like details, making them favorites for playtime long after the…