The family Christmas tradition of Advent, often begins on December 1. These Advent Calendar Fillers for Kids will fill your home with the magical delight of the holiday season as they prepare for the coming of Christ and Christmas.
Advent Calendar Fillers for Kids
An Advent Calendar was something that came late to us in Christmas Traditions. It was something I did growing up by lighting a Christmas candle and because I was unaware of other types of calendars, it wasn’t a tradition we formed in our own home until my girls adopted it on their own.
What is Advent?
Advent means the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event. For Christmas, the season of Advent is the time of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas. In Latin, Advent means coming. For Christmas, this is the coming of Christ or the birth of Jesus. Christians use this season of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas. The birth of Christ.
What is an Advent Calendar?
An Advent Calendar is a popular Christmas Tradition for Families. Typically beginning on December 1st, an Advent calendar is a 24-day calendar used to count the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas. The start date of a religious Advent calendar can vary year to year based on the church, but in every day American tradition, the calendar begins on the first day of December.
On each additional day of advent, a box (envelope, bag, present) is opened. There is only one opening a day. The point of the calendar is not to countdown, but rather to count up towards the days before Christmas. The internet is big on the debate of, do you start with the first number (one) or with the highest number on the calendar. While the entire Advent community is torn, as a family we have started with day one. Think about it like this: if you were using candles for your advent calendar, you’d want to end up with 24 lit candles, not one candle lit.
Homemade Advent Calendar DIY
More and more the tradition of Advent Calendars are beginning to stick. While it used to be hard to find an advent calendar, they can commonly be found online (like Amazon) or in stores like Kohl’s and Target. We prefer turning this into a Christmas craft with a Homemade Advent Calendar. Take a look at he 25+ ideas we have gathered for your own Homemade Advent Calendar.
Advent Calendar for Adults
While there are plenty of fun advent calendar for adults, we primarily will focus on advent calendars for kids. That being said, we wanted to give our bigger a few ideas to keep your creative juices flowing and unique gift ideas filled. One advent calendar idea for her is always from my favorite beauty store, the Sephora Collection Advent Calendar. We think this one is always a winner. Another advent calendar idea for him is is the Advent Calendar of Beer (fill the box how you want – I bet you can share with him too!)
See our full list of Advent Calendar Ideas for Adults
What do you put inside advent calendars?
Now to the purpose of our post. What do you put inside advent calendars? Consider these fun Advent Calendar Fillers for Kids. Get creative with candy to chocolate, small toys, Christmas books and more!
Non-Candy Advent Calendar Fillers for Kids
From ice skating, to decorating the tree, drinking hot cocoa and more, these Advent Calendar Fillers Vouchers will excite your kids all season.| Florence and Grace Co
Our favorite Advent Calendar Filler are Mini Construction Trucks. We used these in our Easter Eggs too! | Buy Yous Here
One of the best Christmas Traditions is reading seasonal books. Advent Calendar Fillers Christmas Books can be wrapped and a new one opened each night. | Reading Confetti
Our daughter loved adding rocks to her collection. Advent Calendar Fillers can be gemstones, rocks and minerals. | Buy Yours Here
Don’t this season is for giving. Random Acts of Kindness Activities are the perfect Advent Calendar Filler for a reminder. | Overstuffed Life
Paw Patrol, Paw Patrol – we will be there in your calendar! Try these Advent Calendar Fillers Mini Paw Patrol Figures for your toddler boy (or girl!) | Buy Yours Here
Focus on the meaning for the season with these Advent Calendar Fillers Bible Verses. | Happy Home Fairy
Tell the Christmas Story every day with these Printable Advent Calendar Fillers. | Red Bird Blue
My son would love these Hot Wheels Advent Calendar Fillers. We often can find these cars at checkout at our grocery store for $1. | Mattel Hot Wheels Blog
Edible & Candy Advent Calendar Fillers for Kids
Don’t let Santa get a hold of these Advent Calendar Fillers Cookies. Maybe eat for dessert every evening. | See All Our Christmas Cookies
The classic Advent Calendar Fillers – Candy | Buy Circle, Oval, Square, Rectangle and Start Boxes Here
Wrap up candy bars and fill your Advent Calendar with them | Mom Generations
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