7 keep-them-busy kids advent calendars – 2018

December 1, 2018


Ok. I did it. I only went and bought Little Button a kids toy advent calendar. And that was after my big rant the other day about kids book advent calendars. *Ground swallow me now.


The only thing I can add in my defence is that it is a proper advent calendar with windows. Not a wrapped present in sight. With that in mind, here’s a countdown of our favourite kids toy and activity advent calendars this year.


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7 keep-them-busy kids advent calendars – 2018


BeanBoozled Naughty of Nice? Advent Calendar

Is this a toy or activity calendar? Not exactly. But as it has a game element to it so I think it’s allowed in this category. Test your tastebuds and reveal whether you’ve been lucky enough to find Tutti Frutti or… unlucky with moldy cheese! Haha! #Enjoy


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Reindeer Balloon Christmas Advent Calendar

There’s something so inviting about a shiny red balloon! Don’t worry, the kids are meant to pop these ones.


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Advent Nativity Calendar

You can never go wrong with an advent calendar that counts you down to a traditional wooden nativity scene to build. Gorgeous!


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Hatchimals Colleggtibles Advent Calendar

Awww now this one is really cute. Hatchimals have put together a lovely little advent stuffed full of little surprises. There’s even a little winter scene to play with too.


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Playmobil Royal Ice Skating Advent Calendar

Little Button has very recently got into Playmobil and has the Spirit set which she adores. I’m always impressed by the quality of Playmobil and think the set within this calendar would be a great addition for the toy box.

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POP! Advent Calendar – Harry Potter

If you have a Harry Potter fan in your house, then check this one out. Yes, it’s pretty expensive, but those little collectable figures of all the major characters in the movie are just so precious! #WantNeedWant

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L.O.L. Surprise! OOTD Outfit Of The Day – Advent Calendar

So this is it! OUR advent calendar for this year. Little Button is a huge fan of L.O.L. Surprise, so if there was ever going to be a toy advent calendar in the Button house this year, it was going to be this one. It comes with a doll, and the countdown reveals new fashion accessories each day. Perfect if you have a fashion easter on your hands!


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What type of calendar have you gone for this year?



This post is part of #Blogmas 2018.

Me Becoming Mum


22 responses to “7 keep-them-busy kids advent calendars – 2018”

  1. Helena says:

    There certainly is quite a lot of advent calendars about. The Playmobil has caught my attention. #Blogmas18

  2. Naomi Hassan says:

    We have DIY handmade advent calendars but my mum bought the girls a Lego Friends and Vtech which they both are loving! Thanks for joining us for #Blogmas18

  3. We have gone for the regular chocolate calendar, I kind of left it to the last minute. My 11 year old would love the Harry Potter one though #blogmas2018

  4. Stacie says:

    Advent calendars are so much fun! I love getting one for each of the kids. I’ve done it ever since they were little.

  5. Catherine says:

    I always pick up the traditional chocolate calenders but it’s so much fun to countdown with a calendar. I can’t believe Christmas is almost here!

  6. Its amazing how much the advent calendar scene has exploded with options this year! We liked our Smiggle one and your Jelly Belly calendar one would be high up on our list!

  7. Sara says:

    Advent calendars are a family tradition in our home, as well! Love your spin on a holiday classic!

  8. Phil says:

    Ooh the Jelly Bean one sounds good and I’m not even a kid. Might have to pick one up…

  9. Katie says:

    I love the Playmobil and Harry Potter advent calendars. The holidays are always special times to create memorable traditions with your kids. Great ideas!

  10. I am in love with the activities that go with your advent choices. I haven’t seen such unique ones.

  11. chickenruby says:

    Just a pound land chocolate behind each window for my kids when they lived at home and nothing more #blogmas18

  12. Preet says:

    I love Advent Calendar and how they complete our Christmas. Bean Boozled looks so cute. This is something that my kids would really love.

  13. I love advent calendars which are not just chocolate based. The nativity calendar and the LOL advent calendar would go down a treat in our household.

  14. Christa says:

    I love advent calendars. This is such a wonderful collection of fun ones!

  15. Jo says:

    Wow, they’re a bit different to when I was a kid!

  16. Shar says:

    Ooh these are all such great ideas but I absolutely love that cute reindeer calendar! It is so stinkin cut and my kids would think it was hilarious:)

  17. Surekha Busa says:

    Oh nice, I’m a fan ” Harry Potter ”.. I love the character of Hermione, now I’m starting to miss watching this.
    I think i want to watch this movie all over again. I could add this toy with my collection. Nice one.

  18. Sam says:

    What great options! The reindeer advent calendar is cute. I want the Harry Potter one!

  19. Advent calendars have gotten so creative. I love that there are so many choices for kids. It keeps them excited about participating every year.

  20. What a fun advent calendar! I need one just like this sone for my family!

  21. Karen says:

    Loving the balloon Rudolphs!

  22. Courtney says:

    Omg so many cute Calendars!!! We have the play mobile one!!! Had no idea about the hachimals!!!

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