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Every year when we pull out the Christmas decorations, our kids love these 2 Favorite Advent Toys. I love that every day during December they play with these and it helps them to remember that we are really celebrating the birth of Jesus. The fact that they are only out for one month during the year makes them special.
First is our Little People Nativity set. I love that I can put this on our coffee table and the kids can get down on the floor and play with it. Even my 7-year-old boys were fighting over it the first day but it really occupies my 4-year-old the most.
Second, is our hanging advent calendar. I don’t have the energy to put together the little gifts or activities each day that I see some families do online. How do people have the energy for that? I am definitely not Type A. 🙂 Our countdown consists of the kids taking turns pulling out another felt piece and velcro it to the manger scene.
Other favorites for the holiday season are the following.
My boys would love this Advent Calendar Lego set.
If you have a kid that is really into cars then this Hot Wheels Calendar would be perfect.
These sticker sets are cute. Here is one that is a Santa theme.
What does your family do to count down until Christmas? I love sharing ideas like my ideas to decorate with your Christmas photos.
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I love these ideas! Thank you for sharing!
Kimberly Lewis says
Great choices! Thank you for sharing!
Rachel G says
Those are awesome and very kid-appropriate! Our family has bought a Playmobile advent calendar for this year and I think even the biggest of us kids (ha!) are excited about setting it up day by day!
Fun. I love getting these toys out. I am sure your kids will love it.
What a cute idea. We just moved to a new home and I’m really excited to decorate for the holidays. These Advent toys are adorable.
What a great assortment of advent toys. I know my nieces and nephews would have loved all of these!
Amanda Love says
I think this is the perfect way to introduce tradition to them. These are all very lovely and adorable! It will definitely get the kids excited for the holidays!
We have a smaller version of the natvitiy scene. My girls always fight over it:) Great suggestions. I think it really helps with talking about Christmas with little ones.
It is a good reminder to keep talking about the reason we celebrate Christmas.
Jena Proctor says
We have the Little People Nativity and love it. My daughter hates to put it away after Christmas. We also added a magnetic Christmas tree advent calendar for this year. Its Melissa and Doug, which is our favorite toy brand!
I love M&D toys too. Nothing beats wooden toys.
Dana Vento says
Wow, this is an amazing toy. I wish I had them when I was young, great gifts for kids.
We have that exact Little People Nativity set. I got it when my kids were toddlers and even though they are 8 and 6 now we still use it and love it!
My kids are 8 and 4 and they still love it too. A great purchase for us both! 🙂
Robin Rue says
I loved these advent calendars when I was younger. These are great ideas to share with my kids.
Renee @ The Good Hearted Woman says
I always loved the Little People sets when my kids were little. The Nativity came out for the first time around the time my youngest was born, and I thought it was one of the best ever.
Foodie Finds Home says
These are all amazing advent calendars and I’m looking forward to trying a couple for our family.