**I have updated this post for Christmas 2017. Find all the latest and greatest right here for toy Advent calendars for kids and adults.
Toy advent calendars are great for kids when it comes to counting the days down to Christmas. It can be a fun tradition to check out the calendar every morning and you can work in some sort of lesson or fun fact about Christmas as well.
In our house we have had a few different toy advent calendars and my kids have enjoyed every one of them. There actually are so many different advent calendars that you can choose from that feature all different types of toys for kids.
Check out some the best toy advent calendars for kids for the year 2016. There are ones for boys, girls, and ones that work for any child.
The Best LEGO Toy Advent Calendars
One of the most popular types of advent calendars for kids are LEGO toy ones. In fact, adults love them as well.
There are all different kinds of LEGO calendars to choose from for your Christmas countdown from Santa’s Workshop to LEGO Friends advent calendar.
The new Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar for 2017 is perfectly awesome. It’s the best Advent calendar for any Star Wars fan and so much fun for a family to put together.
Be sure to check out some of the more popular Lego Advent calendars including the new LEGO city Advent calendar for 2017 as well as the new LEGO Friends Advent Calendar for 2017.
The nice thing about these advent calendars is that you can re-use the pieces year after year to make your own Christmas sets and scenes. They don’t have any specific dates that would make them only for one year. There are new calendars that come out every year, but you can use the ones from previous years as well. This allows you to save some money as you can even use the pieces with a homemade calendar the next year.
Playmobil Advent Calendars
Another great option for a toy advent calendar for your child is the Playmobil advent calendar. Just like the LEGO ones, they have different scenes and designs for the calendars to choose from.
There are some people who like the Playmobil ones better than the LEGO ones because you also get a backdrop with the advent calendar and they are usually cheaper as well.
These calendars have a backdrop along with other parts of the scene that you build and then have 24 special little toys that you add for every day up to Christmas.
Here are a few different Playmobil advent calendars to choose from.
More Toy Advent Calendars for 2017
Here are some more toy advent calendars that kids would love to have this holiday season including the new Monster High advent calendar as well as the new Thomas the Train Advent calendar.
Tsum Tsum Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar – 2017 Version
This is the all new 2017 Tsum Tsum advent calendar featuring all kinds of fun Disney characters getting ready for the holidays.
Our family had the Tsum Tsum Christmas countdown calendar last year and really enjoyed all the characters and accessories that they got to open each day. This new calendar is definitely going on our list this year for a must-have toy advent calendar.
The Tsum Tsum figures come in different sizes from small to large as well (you get 18 total figures) as other fun accessories such as a sleigh and cute headpieces. Some of the characters in this year’s advent calendar for kids include Sven from Frozen, Rapunzel, Joy from Inside Out, Stitch, and of course Mickey Mouse.
The neat thing about this set is that my daughters still play with the Tsum Tsum characters all year long and add them to their collection.
Fisher Price Little People Advent Calendar
If you have a younger child, this may just be the best toy advent calendar for toddlers. Little People figures are perfect for small hands and with this set you’ll find even 1 year olds can get into the celebration of counting down to Christmas.
The set comes with 24 Little People figures and accessories including Santa and Mrs. Clause and even an adorable cat and dog waiting to have some winter fun.
This kid’s advent calendar could even be a good way to introduce counting and numbers as well as celebrate the holidays.
Barbie Advent Calendars
There are actually a few different Barbie toy advent calendars. Barbie usually comes out with a new and fun calendar each Christmas season, but you can also use the past calendars because they don’t have any specific dates on the calendar. Pick which one you think your child would like best.
Each of the Barbie advent calendars comes with 24 different accessories for Barbie including shoes, clothes, and jewelry. It also comes with some fun accessories for the child such as a Barbie bracelet and hair accessories.
You could even buy a new Barbie doll to go along with the calendar so your child can have a new doll to dress up with all the fun items she gets in the calendar.
Thomas and Friends Minis Advent Calendar
This is one of the best selling toy advent calendars and is perfect for any child who loves Thomas the Train or trains in general. These are the Mini Thomas figures that you can buy in sets or blind bags all set into a fun train themed calendar.
Unlike some other toy advent calendars for kids you actually get 24 of the mini train figures. The calendar works great as a fun backdrop for a winter scene on Sodor Island as your child can line up all the trains ready to celebrate the holiday together.
Crayola Christmas Countdown Calendar For Kids
Celebrate your child’s creative side with this fun art calendar set.
There is over 24 different pieces that you get with this calendar including 2 model magic ornaments you can make as well as other ornaments and even Christmas finger puppets.
There is also gift tags, a letter to Santa for your child to write and more art accessories including crayons, markers, and paint to help your child decorate all their stuff.
What I like about this kids advent calendar set is that it encourages different activities that they can do for the holiday instead of just opening up a window and finding a toy.
Mega Bloks Toy Advent Calendars
Mega Bloks has also gotten into the holiday spirit and they have released a few different countdown calendars including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Minions, and Monster High.
They each come with different building pieces so kids can build their own holiday scene with their favorite characters.
You can build a cool Turtles Christmas scene or maybe your child wants a fun Minions holiday party instead.
Hot Wheels Advent Calendar
Got a kid that loves cars? Then this Hot Wheels Christmas countdown calendar may be a huge hit in your house this year.
You get a total of 24 surprises in the calendar including 8 cool Hot Wheels cars. This is one of the more inexpensive advent calendars for kids and makes a great choice if you are on a budget as well.
If you still don’t see any toy advent calendars that interest you, there are more to choose from. Click Here for all the toy advent calendars for kids.
Toy advent calendars for kids are a great way to count down the days until Christmas and can be the perfect way to start a holiday tradition that your children can pass onto their own as they grow up.
If you have younger kids, then be sure to check out my post on Advent calendars for toddlers as well.