Best Advent Calendars for Kids in 2021

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Best Advent Calendars for Kids in 2021

Advent Calendars Your Kids Will Love.

For kids, the month leading up to Christmas day can feel longer than the rest of the year combined. The anticipation of the holiday season can almost be too much for kids to handle; which is why we have advent calendars. With these, kids can open a “present” every day leading up to the big event. It’s a great way to treat kids during the Christmas season, help them to understand the concept of time by satiating their desire for gifts before the big day, and is a perfect way to get children into the holiday mood.

For kids, the month leading up to Christmas day can feel longer than the rest of the year combined. The anticipation of the holiday season can almost be too much for kids to handle; which is why we have advent calendars. With these, kids can open a “present” every day leading up to the big event. It’s a great way to treat kids during the Christmas season, help them to understand the concept of time by satiating their desire for gifts before the big day, and is a perfect way to get children into the holiday mood.

 

Advent calendars can be traced back to the 19th century, where families would mark every day before Christmas day with a chalk line throughout the month of December. Since “advent” is Latin for the word “coming”, it began as a way for Christians to count down to the “coming” of Christ; his birthday. To keep the theme of faith, many people would also begin to place bible verses behind little doors and open one each day. Today, advent calendars have become more well known and mass produced, and has become a Christmas tradition throughout many cultures. 

 

The classic advent calendar typically consists of various chocolate pieces for each day. But we know you don’t want your kids to be eating chocolate every day! Lately, the trend has been towards non edible advent calendars. Take a look at some of our favourite picks for advent calendars this Christmas season and why each of them is great in their own way! 

 

Melissa and Doug Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar

First is the Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar. In the shape of a Christmas tree, this advent calendar comes with 24 magnetic ornaments; and a shining star for Christmas day! Each day, kids can grab a new magnetic ornament and place it on the correct numbered spot. Let your kids watch as the Christmas tree slowly fills up throughout the month and let them rearrange the tree as much as they’d like. Put it in your family room, or even in their own bedrooms and give them the feeling of high anticipation of the holiday season. The best part, this advent calendar is reusable. Put it away after Christmas and bring it back out next year.

 

The Haba My First Advent Calendar – Farmyard Animals is another great toy advent calendar for kids as young as two years old. At the farm, many wrapped gifts mysteriously appear: where did they come from? Join Theo the raven as he tries to find out, and take a journey through advent; every day, open up a door to see what Theo has to do for each day leading up to Christmas to prepare for the farm celebrations! Includes 24 beautiful wooden figures, lovingly designed with play material that lets them actively experience and recreate the story. The beautiful wooden pieces are great to use for pretend play long after Christmas.

 

The Usborne Advent Calendar Book Collection is sure to be treasured by book lovers. It features 24 windows, each hiding a new book. Not all of the books are Christmas themed. Countdown to Christmas with magical tales of princesses, elves, emperors and many other enchanting characters. Some festive favourites include the 12 Days of Christmas and The Nativity. 

 

Next, Petit Collage has a super creative and adorable pop out advent calendar. Made with recycled cardboard and vegetable ink, fold down the front of the scene to reveal a front yard. In each box on the calendar, open it up to see a new pop up friend to place on the front of the yard. Watch as the box slowly becomes more and more empty and the front yard fills with a beautiful festive scene right out of a Christmas movie! 

 

Finally, we have the Schleich Farm World Advent Calendar 2021 and the Schleich Wild Life Advent Calendar 2021 (coming soon). These calendars consists of small figurines and come with 24 pieces for each day of advent. The best thing about these figures is how realistic they look; they really help bring creative play to life and are great open ended toys for when kids get too bored waiting around to open gifts. Have this adorable set on display and in an easily accessible place for your kids to get a taste of Christmas joy; one that’s not chocolate! 

 

And as for what gifts to put under the tree? We’ve got that covered too! Come to us for all your Christmas gift needs. Check out Chickadee Kids Co at 2178 Mountain Grove Ave or browse our wide selection of toys, books, and art projects online with Canadian wide shipping. Come visit us this Christmas and take part in the festive holiday fun! 



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