Homemade Advent Calendars for Toddlers

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DIY advent calendars for toddlers

Are your little ones already counting down the days until Santa arrives? These fun DIY advent calendars for toddlers are such a fun way to count along together all month long. Make the countdown to Christmas even more special this year with this collection of homemade advent calendars for toddlers.

For many of us, Christmas isn’t just one day of celebrating. I used to love advent calendars as a kid, and honestly I still do! The anticipation of Christmas morning is one of the most special parts of the holiday. For little ones you can really amp up the fun factor by creating your own homemade advent calendar for toddlers.

There’s something so special about counting down the days to the big day by unveiling a new surprise or treat each day of December.

While there are some amazing advent calendars out there that you can purchase, there’s also something super special as a parent about creating your own DIY advent calendar for toddlers.

Creating your own homemade advent calendar for toddlers gives a fun, daily activity that you and your little ones can do together. One of the best parts? You can 100% make it your own.

Need some ideas of activities for your advent calendar? Be sure to also read 50 Advent Calendar Activities for Toddlers.

Below is a list of some of my favorite DIY advent calendars for toddlers from fellow bloggers! Each link takes you to their own tutorial.

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Homemade Advent Calendars for Toddlers

24 Days of Christmas Books

stack of christmas books

With this special countdown to Christmas, your children will be able to unwrap 1 book each night leading up to Christmas. Perfect to incorporate with another advent calendar on this list!

This is actual a homemade advent calendar my own family does. Get all of the details here with 24 Days of Christmas Books for Advent!

DIY Little Artist Advent Calendar

DIY Little Artist Advent Calendar

This printable advent calendar is filled with creative ideas for the holidays. Instead of more “stuff” each day suggests an easy and creative activity.

From Kitchen Table Classroom

Santa Claus Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar

Santa Claus Advent Calendar

This Santa Claus countdown to Christmas calendar will be so much for for your little ones, and it will help them understand how many days are left until Santa comes!

From Moms Who Save

Envelope Advent Calendar

Envelope Advent Calendar

Start a new Christmas tradition with your kids by creating a simple envelope advent calendar using no more than plain white envelopes and colored paper.

From Crafts By Amanda

Paper Bag Advent Calendar

Create this fun and versatile paper bag advent calendar for your family this year!

From Homemade Lovely

Free Printable Card Advent Calendar

Printable cards for an advent calendar

This Christmas Count-Down Advent Activity Calendar includes free printable cards with activities for your children to look forward to each day!

From A Heart Filled Home

DIY Felt Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

DIY Felt Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Learn how to make a DIY Christmas tree advent calendar that is so fun for counting down the days. Kids place one ornament on the tree each day until the tree is completely decorated!

From Heather Homemade

Related: The Best Christmas Books for Babies and Toddlers

DIY Cardstock Box Advent Calendar

DIY Cardstock Box Advent Calendar

A fun DIY Advent Calendar to count down the days until Christmas using cardstock. This advent calendar is easy to make, and kids will enjoy using it!

From As For Me and My Homestead

Easy DIY Advent Calendar with Burlap and Ribbon

Make your own advent calendar with burlap and ribbon. You can fill each pocket with a little treat, toy or sticker.

From Sustain My Craft Habit

DIY Pom Pom Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

This simple DIY advent calendar is a fantastic way to help kids make a craft project that will let them count down the days until Santa without chocolate. You can also help them with calendar skills and numbers, as they use new pom poms each day to decorate their tree and mark off the date.

From Unique Gifter

Homemade Christmas Countdown Board for Kids

Homemade Christmas Countdown Board

This visual countdown board is perfect for little ones! This simple and colourful countdown has a little envelope containing an activity to keep your children busy in the run up to Christmas.

From The Gingerbread House

Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar

Reuse toilet paper rolls to make an almost-free advent calendar! Kids will love breaking it open day after day. Comes with printable advent verses.

From Coffee With Us 3

Looking for even more holiday fun with your little ones? Be sure to also read The Best Christmas Books for Babies and Toddlers and DIY Christmas Crafts for Toddlers!

Which homemade Advent calendar is your favorite? No matter what you choose, creating a DIY Advent Calendar is a wonderful way to make memories with your family during the holiday season.

Homemade Advent Calendars for Toddlers: Create new holidays memories with this list of DIY Advent Calendars for Toddlers!

homemade advent calendars for toddlers

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7 thoughts on “Homemade Advent Calendars for Toddlers”

  1. This is a delightful post – what great ideas! And so simple. Love this. I am forwarding this on to my family members who have toddlers. Thanks for this….it was an enjoyable morning read.

  2. I love these – they are cute & simple! This year we are doing a picture Advent calendar where each day has a picture inside of a numbered envelope; my girls love to see pictures that we’ve taken of them over the years.

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