Looking for a toy advent calendar for kids? Surprise them with one of the following advent calendars with toys in them!
Doing an advent calendar with the kids can be super fun. It gets them extra excited for the big day by giving them a little something along the way, whether that’s a treat, a scripture advent calendar, a challenge, or even a toy.
It’s why I like the idea of doing a nativity advent calendar for kids or giving them a new children’s Christmas book each day leading up to Christmas as part of a book advent calendar.
While I’m not crazy about giving my kids tons of extra toys, even for Christmas (we’re pretty minimalist around here), kids truly love toys.
Opening a little window to reveal something new to play with, that will (hopefully) last them a while (as opposed to a small piece of chocolate), is super fun for both the kid and the person giving it and will certainly be far more memorable and exciting as you look forward to Christmas day.
Many of the advent calendars with toys in them happen to be part of toy sets or collections many kids already have and use, making these toy advent calendars a fun way to add to various toy collections.
Other toy advent calendars are based on popular characters from TV shows or movies so you’re sure your kid will love it if they already love those characters.
Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide if toy advent calendars are the type of advent calendar you want to use this year (and no one said you can’t do multiple advent calendars like a random acts of kindness advent calendar, one of these non-candy non-toy advent calendars, or some other Elf on the Shelf Alternatives like a Christian Elf on the Shelf, or other countdown to Christmas activities using DIY advent ornaments). I also do encourage believers to grab a Christian nativity advent calendar in conjuction with a kid-friendly nativity set.
I am simply providing you information on what type of toy advent calendars are out there this year, where you can find them, and roughly how much they cost (prices are definitely subject to change at any time!) should you decide that you do indeed want to spoil your kid just a bit with a fun little toy every day leading up to Christmas.
Enjoy shopping! (Be sure to order early so they’ll get to your house by December 1! Some are limited quantities!) If you prefer, you can also just head to my Amazon store with all the different toy advent calendar options available HERE!
Table of Contents
- Fisher-Price Advent Calendars
- VTECH Advent Calendar
- Grinch Advent Calendar
- CoComelon Advent Calendars
- Paw Patrol Advent Calendars
- Hot Wheels, Matchbox, and Micromachine Advent Calendars
- Pokemon Advent Calendar
- Dinosaur and Jurassic World Advent Calendars
- Peppa Pig Advent Calendar
- Nintendo Super Mario Advent Calendar
- Barbie Advent Calendars
- Schleich Advent Calendar
- Playmobil Advent Calendar
- Mega Bloks Advent Calendars
- LEGO Advent Calendars
- Thomas & Friends Advent Calendar
- Imaginext Advent Calendars
- Funko Pop Advent Calendars
Also, if you want something different, check out my list of unique advent calendars!
Toy Advent Calendars
Fisher-Price Advent Calendars
Fisher-Price Little People Nativity Advent Calendar
I LOVE the Fisher-Price kid nativity set we own, so I’m SUPER excited to see that Fisher-Price has released a nativity advent calendar that gives you 25 pieces of the nativity scene, and even includes a fold-out nativity manager.
It’s a nativity set and advent calendar in one! What’s not to love about it?!
You can get it from Amazon here.
Toddlers countdown to Christmas by opening a new door each day to discover a Little People figure or holiday accessory. By December 24th, little ones will have an entire Christmas playset featuring good old Saint Nick, Mrs. Claus, wrapped presents, and more!
You can use the Little People Advent Calendar to practice numbers and counting skills with your toddler!
For Ages 1+. little People Advent Calendar on Amazon.
VTECH Advent Calendar
What’s not to love about the VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Advent Calendar? It’s an interactive advent calendar with 24 doors and this one makes sounds, lights up, sings songs, and responds to phrases!
Grinch Advent Calendar
This festive calendar comes with 14 ornament-size figures (including the exclusive Baby Grinch Figure) and 11 accessories inspired by Illumination and Universal Picture’s new animated film, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch.
The calendar features a scene from Who-ville that makes for a beautiful display and can double as an environment for kids to play with their figures. Ages 3+. Get it on Amazon.
CoComelon Advent Calendar
Inspired by the popular Youtube series, play along with your favorite characters including JJ, Cody, YoYo, Nina, TomTom, CeCe, Bingo, Grandma, and Grandpa!
Children can create and display their own CoComelon Christmas Scene! Make every day of the holidays exciting! Each numbered door contains 1 of 9 plastic toys or 1 of 15 Holiday themed accessories.
If your babies and toddlers are as obsessed as mine with CoComelon this is a must this year!
Paw Patrol 2019 Advent Calendar with 24 Collectible Plastic Figures
Countdown throughout the holidays with your favorite pups!
Packed with 24 presents, this Paw Patrol Advent Calendar contains a special gift for each day for 24 days! Open each door and collect mini Paw Patrol figures and play.
Paw Patrol Advent Calendar is for kids aged 3+.
Available on Amazon. The 2018 Paw Patrol advent calendar is still available too!
Hot Wheels Toy Advent Calendar and Other Car Advent Calendars
The Hot Wheels Advent Calendar includes toy cars and fun accessories to get kids into the holiday spirit. Each vehicle is 1:64 scale and includes the authentic decos inherent to the Hot Wheels tradition.
The box itself includes a fold-out playmat that can be used with the cars and accessories to create holiday-themed adventures.
Kids 3 years old and older will love the 24 daily surprises to rev up the fun of the holiday season.
Or get the 2019 Hotwheels Advent Calendar or get the 2021 Hot Wheels Advent Calendar.
Matchbox Advent Calendar
The Matchbox Advent Calendar will get every Matchbox fan into the holiday spirit with a festive variety of vehicles and accessories that feature the realistic and authentic decos that kids and collectors love.
Kids reveal a different surprise as they count down 24 days and will end up with 10 1:64 scale Matchbox cars and assorted holiday-themed accessories! The front panel of the box flips open and serves as a playmat for festive vehicle and accessory play right away.
This makes a great gift idea for kids 3 years and older or the consummate car collector who embraces the Matchbox legacy.
This 2022 Micro Machines Holiday advent calendar is perfect for boys 4+ who love their little miniature vehicles! It features 14 mini vehicles and 11 accessories.
This generic mini vehicle toy advent calendar is great for little toddler boys and girls who love cars! And it is cheaper than some of the above vehicle options. This calendar includes 24 different vehicle and airplane toys, the color of each car is random, one toy a day, no repeats, all the airplane, cars, trucks and other vehicles are realistic, you just pull them back and cars will zoom forward. It is a fun way to get ready for the holidays!
Pokemon Advent Calendar
For all your Pokemon loving kids, this will let them Catch ‘Em All this Holiday season! Children can create and display their own Pokémon Christmas Scene! Make every day of the holidays an exciting reveal as each numbered door in this Holiday Calendar contains 1 of 16 3-D Pokémon plastic toy figures or 1 of 8 Holiday themed accessories.
The 2″ shiny finish Pokemon toy characters include Pikachu, Eevee, Piplup, Growlithe, Torchic and MORE! The characters are inspired by Pokémon anime, trading cards, Let’s go!, Sword and Shield and Nintendo video games series.
*There is also a Funko Pop! Pokemon Advent Calendar from 2021!
Dinosaur and Jurassic World Advent Calendars
Bring home the adventure and the thrills of Jurassic World Dominion with this advent calendar inspired by the movie. Calendar includes mini dinosaurs, humans, a gate, and platform pieces to build a year-end dramatic play area. 30 pieces in total.
This fun dino holiday advent calender inncludes 24 toys: 4 big and different dinosaurs, 4 Transform dinosaurs, 2 colored crack hatching dino egg,1 digging egg, 6 hatching dinosaurs, 6 small dinosaurs, with a scene decoration make it more realistic.
Get this fun dinosaur advent calendar here.
Contains 24 different dinosaurs and a map. 12 normal size dinosaurs, 8 large dinosaurs, 4 super large dinosaurs and an 11×15 inch map in this box. Kids can explore, discover and take risks with various dinosaurs on the map with their family and friends while also improving children’s hands-on ability and creativity. The miniature dinosaur toys are made of high quality PVC material.
Peppa Pig Toy Advent Calendar
With Peppa Pig’s Advent Calendar you open a new window each day for 24 days to receive 12 figures and 12 accessories. The winter scene is the perfect backdrop to display your collection!
Ages 3+. Get it on Amazon! You can also opt for the 2020 Peppa Pig advent calendar.
Super Mario Toy Advent Calendar
For all the video game loving kids who adore Ninendo and its classic characters from Super Mario, they’ll love this Mario Advent Calendar. It includes 17 2. 5” figures and 7 accessories.
Get it from Amazon or the previous year’s Super Mario advent calendar.
Below you find toy advent calendars from companies that sell multiple advent calendars each year. I thought it would be best to bundle them together.
Barbie Advent Calendar
On day 1, start the reveal experience by removing the inner tube and unscrewing the top, then pull out a Barbie doll covered from head to toe in a Color Reveal pink coating with snowflakes! Fill the tube with warm water, place the doll inside and swirl her around -the water turns a metallic pink for a magical effect -pull the doll out to reveal her cool winter look with shimmery legs!
Over the next 24 days, kids open a different peelable panel to discover a new surprise, including a Color Reveal kitten and 2 other winter animal friends for more revealing fun -a winter deer and snow owl! Kids can dress and accessorize Barbie doll with a faux fur-trimmed jacket, party dress, leggings, snowflake skirt, 3 pairs of shoes, 7 fashion accessories and 2 hair extensions for Barbie doll!
Available on Amazon.
There are also a few more Barbie Advent Calendars worth checking out too!
- Barbie Accessories Advent Calendar
- Barbie Advent Calendar
- Barbie Dress-up Super Pack Advent Calendar
- Elsa dress-up knock-off Advent Calendar
Schleich Toy Advent Calendar Playsets
These toy advent calendars from Schleich are pretty fun as they come with hand-painted, high-quality, super detailed, plastic figurines and playset pieces.
Most are priced around $34.99.
- Farm World Advent Calendar 2022
- Dinosaurs Advent Calendar 2022
- Dinosaurs Advent Calendar 2019
- Bayala Fairy Advent Calendar
- Horse Club Advent Calendar 2022
- Wild Life Advent Calendar 2022
Playmobil Advent Calendars
Playmobil has so darn many toy advent calendars! I found as many as I could online (though realize some are no longer manufactured so they’re more expensive and harder to find) because I love sharing all the options.
Playmobil makes high-quality toys for kids from Toddler (the 1-2-3 series) on up. Definitely worth collecting and having your kids play with again and again.
Christmas Themed Playmobil Advent Calendars
I decided to remove the sets that are more than like $50 (at current updating of this post) though know there are older collectible advent calendars out there but they can cost $70+.
The ones remaining usually cost around $23-$35.
- PLAYMOBIL Santa’s Worksop Advent Calendar
- PLAYMOBIL 1-2-3 Christmas on the Farm Playset Advent Calendar at Walmart
- PLAYMOBIL Christmas in the Toy Store Advent Calendar
Playmobil Advent Calendars for Boys
- PLAYMOBIL Battle for the Magic Stone
- PLAYMOBIL Back-to-the-Future Advent Calendar
- PLAYMOBIL Bathtime Fun Police Diving Mission
- PLAYMOBIL Police Advent Calendar
- PLAYMOBIL NHL Rivalry on the Pond Advent Calendar. Amazon or at Walmart.
- PLAYMOBIL NHL Road to the Cup Advent Calendar
- PLAYMOBIL Construction Site Fire Rescue
- PLAYMOBIL Pirate Treasure Island Playset Advent Calendar
Playmobil Advent Calendars for Girls
- PLAYMOBIL Royal Picnic Advent Calendar
- PLAYMOBIL Magical Mermaids Advent Calendar with Color-Changing Bubble Bath
- PLAYMOBIL Christmas Ball Advent Calendar
- PLAYMOBIL Royal Ice Skating Trip Advent Calendar
- PLAYMOBIL Toy Role Play Advent Calendar
- PLAYMOBIL Horse Family Advent Calendar
Mega Bloks Advent Calendars
Mega Bloks are so fun for toddlers and these Mega Bloks toy advent calendar are fun ways for toddlers to add new, unique Mega Bloks pieces and sets to their collection! And have lots of fun playing with them again and again.
- Mega Bloks Monster High Advent Calendar Amazon or Walmart.
LEGO Advent Calendars
Starting in 2019, there is now a Marvel LEGO Advent Calendar in addition to the regular four LEGO Advent calendars – Harry Potter, Star Wars, Friends, and City.
(For more information about where to find LEGO Advent calendars and when they become available each year, check out my detailed LEGO Advent Calendars post!)
I’ve listed the new ones for 2022 and older ones. I did this in case you have multiple kids and you may want different calendars for them.
- LEGO Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Advent Calendar 2022 (268 pieces)
- LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar 2021 (298 pieces)
- LEGO City Advent Calendar 2022 (287 pieces)
- LEGO City Advent Calendar 2019 (234 pieces)
- LEGO City Advent Calendar 2018 (313 pieces)
- LEGO City Advent Calendar 2017 (248 pieces)
- LEGO Harry Potty Advent Calendar 2022 (334 pieces)
- LEGO Harry Potty Advent Calendar 2021 (274 pieces)
- LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2020 (335 pieces)
- LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2019 (305 pieces)
- LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2022 (329 pieces)
- LEGO Start Wars Adent Calendar 2020 (311 pieces)
- LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2019 (280 pieces)
- LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2018 (307 pieces)
- LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 (309 pieces)
- LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2022 (312 pieces)
- LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2020 (236 pieces)
- LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2019 (330 pieces)
- LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2018 (500 pieces)
- LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2017
This building block vehicles advent calendar is perfect for LEGO and car, truck, plane, and other vehicle lover! Each day for 24 days you get a new mini “LEGO” vehicle to build!
This knock-off LEGO buildling blocks advent calendar includes 24 different building blocks with 4 series (airplanes, boats, cars, trains). Simply collect the 6 style building blocks that can be combined into a big plane, a big boat, a big car, and a big train respectively. Each stem toy is individually packaged, and come instructions.
Get it on Amazon!
This “Stictly Briks” classic bricks advent calendar for kids is 100% compatible with LEGO and other brick brands! This toy bricks Advent Calendar set includes 416 Classic Bricks and an instruction booklet detailing 24 days of building to make: 2 wreath ornaments, 4 ball ornaments, 3 gifts, 4 mini presents, 1 stocking, 2 candy canes, 1 Christmas tree, 2 reindeer, 1 Santa, and 1 sleigh.
You can get this HERE or the Fun Food version or the North Pole version.
This animal brick building advent calendar has two 12-in-1 block toys, where after you collect 12 blocks from each collection you can combine them into an oversized insect block and an elephant! It also comes with a large 23″ x 20″ animal play mat.
Thomas & Friends Minis Advent Calendar
Christmas on the Island of Sodor is the most festive time of all, and now children can celebrate the holiday with this special MINIS-themed Advent Calendar!
There’s a different MINIS “gift” inside every door, including 6 exclusive MINIS with holiday-themed decorations! Perfect for Thomas fans! Ages 3+.
Grab the 2022 Thomas & Friend Advent Calendar, or the 2021 calendar, 2017, or 2018 edition!
Imaginext Advent Christmas Calendar
This fun Imaginext Advent Calendar allows your little one to open a door in the calendar revealing a new rescue play piece. Included in the calendar are 6 DC Super Friends character figures, multiple play accessories, and a vehicle. Best for ages 3-8.
Funko Pop Advent Calendars
I don’t fully understand Funko pocket pops… but they are totally a thing, and they have characters from your favorite movies. Now you can gift them to your kids via holiday advent calendar!
- Funko Pop! Pokemon Advent Calendar
- Marvel 80th Anniversary Funko Advent Calendar
- Fortnite Funko Advent Calendar
- Harry Potter 2021 Funko Pop! Advent Calendar
- Harry Potter 2019 Funko Advent Calendar
- Harry Potter 2018 Funko Advent Calendar
- Harry Potter Limited Edition Funk Advent Calendar
Good luck with your advent calendar shopping!
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