Looking for an Advent Calendar for your kids in 2021?
The countdown to Christmas will be here before we know it and if you’re like me, on the hunt for the perfect Advent Calendar, look no further! There are many awesome Advent Calendar options that will leave any kiddo with a smile on their face each day while counting down to Christmas this December!
We have been doing Advent Calendars for 11 years now and my kids have come to love this special tradition. I remember back to the days when I was wishing they had a toddler-friendly advent calendar. They seemed so hard to find years ago but not anymore! Now there are a wide variety of choices. I hope this list helps you find the perfect calendar for your own child(ren).
What is an advent calendar?
An Advent calendar is a special calendar used to count down the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas Day. Usually, the calendar will have a small gift or candy to represent each day as you countdown.
2021 List of Advent Calendars For Toddlers and Kids
1. Pokemon 2021 Holiday Advent Calendar for Kids, 24 Gift Pieces – Gotta catch ’em all in 24 days! Super cute for any Pokemon fan, this calendar includes 16 toy character figurines and 8 Christmas accessories. Perfect for ages 4 and up.
2. Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends MINIS Advent Calendar – This advent calendar includes 24 miniature push-along toy trains. Great gift for preschool conductors ages 3 years and older.
3. LEGO City Advent Calendar 60303 – The new LEGO advent calendars are out! This 2021 set includes LEGO City Adventures TV series Minifigure characters Top Hat Tom, Bob, Betty, Sam Grizzled, Shirley Keeper, and Fendrich, plus a buildable Duke DeTain snowman and a snowy city play mat.
4. LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 75307 – This Star Wars-themed LEGO calendar has 7 popular characters and 17 mini build structures with a total of 335 pieces. It is an awesome countdown for those 6 and older.
5. LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar 76196 – Another LEGO calendar, this one Marvel-themed. It’s an awesome gift for those that are fans of the superhero universe. This building set comes with 298 pieces.
6. LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 41690 – The ever-popular LEGO Friends calendar is back for 2021 and it is cuter than ever! Grab this set and let your little girl get creative with 24 days of friendship-building fun. This set has a total of 370 pieces.
7. Hot Wheels 2021 Advent Calendar – Vrrooom! Set course with 24 surprises in this Hot Wheels 2021 Advent Calendar. Includes 1:64 scale vehicles and other cool accessories. Plus the calendar turns into a play pane mat to drive the cars on. Great for kids 3 years and older.
8. D-FantiX Christmas Advent Calendar 2021 – This advent calendar includes generic building blocks to make pull-back cars, helicopters, construction vehicles, and more. Perfect for kids 3 and older.
9. 2021 Advent Calendar Military Army Men – This Advent Calendar includes 12 army men, 1 dog, 3 transportation vehicles, weapons, and other gear.
10. Coogam Metal Wire Puzzle Toys 2021 Advent Calendar – This metal puzzle set includes 24 levels that correspond to the first 24 days of December. As Christmas gets closer, the challenges will gradually get harder to solve.
11. Dinosaur 2021 Advent Calendar for Kids – This set contains 24 mini dinosaur figures that will provide a lot of fun for your child! It encourages imaginative play and is perfect for any dino-loving kiddo 3 years and up.
12. Countdown Advent Calendar with 24 Pressure-Relief Toys – This calendar includes 24 stress-relieving gadgets including mochi squishy figures, slime, keychains, and other assorted fidget toys.
13. Slime Advent Calendar Christmas 24 Days Countdown – This set includes 24 days of an ooey gooey countdown! There are 2 Crystal Slime with Dinosaur/Lion, 4 Cotton Sand, 4 Glitter Slime, 4 Ultra Light Clay, 4 Floam Slime, 2 Galaxy Slime, 2 Noise Putty, and 2 Oil Slime.
14. Paw Patrol – 2019 Advent Calendar – This set is from 2019 but appears it is still available for sale. It includes 24 super cute Paw Patrol figures and accessories, perfect for any little one 3 years and older.
15. NEW 2021 Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar – Get the kids crafting with this countdown calendar! Your kids will create 24 beautiful ornaments and decorations. These are perfect for gift-giving or keep them to treasure for years to come.
16. Advent Calendar 2021, Unicorn Advent Calendar for Kids – This calendar comes with a variety of cute hairpins, 4 different styles of bracelets, necklaces, 4 stampers, a coin purse, and other accessories.
17. LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar 76390 – And we have yet another LEGO advent calendar, this one Harry Potter-themed! Includes 6 Minifigure and 18 mini builder sets and accessories. With 274 pieces it is perfect for a Harry Potter fan ages 7 and up.
18. Minecraft Mini Figures 2021 Advent Calendar – Finally, they have a Minecraft Advent calendar! This provides storytelling fun for each of the days leading up to Christmas and includes 12 Minecraft characters and 12 stickers. For ages 6 years and older.
19. 2021 Mini Animal Plush Advent Calendar – This countdown calendar offers 24 days of little plush animals for your kids to discover and be delighted. Each comes with a loop for hanging, which makes these adorable for a mini Christmas tree!
20. Elf Advent Calendar – Enjoy 24 days of fun collectible surprises with this Elf movie-themed calendar. Looks like pretend syrup is even included!
21. Advent Calendar 2021 Countdown Calendar – 24Pcs Scented Slow-Rising Squishies – This set features 24 different squishy keychains that are scented and slow-rising. These help to reduce anxiety and improve concentration and are perfect for children or adults.
22. Car Advent Christmas Calendar 2021 – This set features 24 different pull-back vehicles including police cars, an ambulance, a fire truck, construction trucks, and more.
23. Vanmor Finger Puppets Advent Calendar 2021 for Kids Toddlers – Christmas Countdown Calendar 24 Days – Count down the days with these super cute animals and people finger puppets!
Finally, for the DIYers, here is a nice Advent calendar you can use year after year with your own custom prizes!
24. Woodpeckers Wooden Advent Calendar
This empty DIY-Pre Assembled wooden advent calendar is unfinished and measures 14 inches by 12 inches.
There are lots of wonderful do-it-yourself ideas around the web, but if you or your child(ren) like any of these, you may be interested in checking out more information through the links offered. I have an even bigger list of Advent Calendars for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults, over in the Deals & To-Dos Amazon Store (currently over 80 options!).
Check out my favorite advent calendars for teens or adults in this list!