Advent Calendars are a yearly tradition in our house.  Luckily parents who are suffering from an overload of Halloween Candy or just don’t want their kids to have chocolate first thing in the morning for 24 days straight there are other options out there!  From toddlers to teens you can find a kids advent calendar to suit your child’s personality.  With many of these advent calendars you get to build up every day to create a fun set of toys you can play with all year long.  Playmobil, Melissa & Doug, Hot Wheels, LEGO, Little People, Crayola, PLAY-DOH and more there are TONS of options out here.  Make sure you order early these calendars early to give time for them to be shipped to you for December 1st.  This year skip the chocolate advent calendar and get one that will last all year long. There are even many great options for babies which can be a challenge as they are too little to eat chocolate but you wan’t to get them something for their First Christmas.  Don’t forget to come back and check out our  NON  Chocolate Easter  Egg  Ideas.20 non-chocolate kids advent calendar ideas

Kids Advent Calendars that are NOT Chocolate 2019

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Playmobil Advent Calendars

LEGO Advent Calendars

Star Wars Advent Calendars

Toy Advent Calendars

VTech Advent Calendars

Disney Advent Calendars

Playmobil Advent Calendars

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[easyazon_link identifier=”B01F932SDO” locale=”CA” tag=”litmiskat-20″]Playmobil NHL Advent Calendar – Rivalry on The Pond Playset[/easyazon_link]Playmobil NHL Advent Calendar Rivalry on the Pond Playset – Perfect for the hockey loving kid.  This set includes to Hockey player figurines and a Santa referee.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”B00VLVC97E” locale=”CA” tag=”litmiskat-20″]Playmobil Advent Calendar – Christmas on The Farm Playset[/easyazon_link] – a set full of figurines and accessories including farm animals, tractors, Santa, angel and more.

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Playmobil Advent Calendar for Toddlers – this 1, 2, 3 Toddler Advent Calendar is perfect for ages 1.5 and up and includes a Christmas on the Farm theme with large pieces perfect for little hands.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”B00IF1W45U” locale=”CA” tag=”litmiskat-20″]Playmobil Advent Calendar ‘Fire Rescue Operation’ Building Set[/easyazon_link] – This Advent Calendar includes pieces to make 2 firefighter figures, scissor lift, water hose, fire extinguisher, motor bike, flames and more.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”B01EKFFBOA” locale=”CA” tag=”litmiskat-20″]Playmobil Advent Calendar Jewel Thief Police Operation Building Set[/easyazon_link] – There are over 100 pieces included in this Advent calendar.  Once all are revealed you can play out exciting police chases.  This set includes the police officer, motor bike, gold bars, safe, hand cuffs and more.

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Playmobil Advent Calendar – Santa’s Workshop – My kids received this one as a gift and loved opening up new pieces each day to create a fun workshop to play with.  Once Christmas was over we packed it back up again for next year!

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Royal Ice Skating Playmobil Advent Calendar – Create a winter wonderland by adding new pieces each day from December 1-25th

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LEGO Advent Calendars

LEGO Advent Calendars including LEGO City Advent Calendars and LEGO Friends Advent Calendars

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Everything you need for your master builder to count down to Christmas with this awesome selection of LEGO Avent Calendars

[easyazon_link identifier=”B07NRT2CYD” locale=”CA” tag=”litmiskat-20″]LEGO City Advent Calendar[/easyazon_link] – Build 24 different presents in this Christmas countdown Advent Calendar, including vehicles, minifigures and other seasonal item.  Comes with 7 LEGO City minifigures (including Santa Claus!) and a husky dog figure


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[easyazon_link identifier=”B07PX3WG21″ locale=”CA” tag=”litmiskat-20″]LEGO Friends Advent Calendar[/easyazon_link]330 pieces of LEGO Friends Advent Calendar fun.  Build 25 surprises that you can include with any of your other LEGO sets. This toy advent calendar includes a Mia mini-doll figure, plus 2 robot figures, a snowman, 2 penguins and hamster figures.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”B07NRSY3RW” locale=”CA” tag=”litmiskat-20″]LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar[/easyazon_link] – Step right into Hogwarts with this Harry Potter Advent Calendar.  Contains 7 minifigures, including Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Albus Dumbledore, Professor Flitwick, Hogwarts Architect—plus a Hedwig figure and a micro Hogwarts Express train.

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Star Wars Advent Calendars

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May the force be with you during the holiday season with these fun Star Wars Advent Calendars.

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Toy Advent Calendars

Toy Advent Calendars and other Non-chocolate Advent Calendars

Advent Calendars don’t have to be all about the chocolate.  There are LOTS of other non-chocolate advent calendars out there.  From crafting and Play-Doh to Hot Wheels and Minions there is a huge variety for every age group and interest.  check out this list below and click on the links to learn more.

[easyazon_link identifier=”B00GJWTI0G” locale=”CA” tag=”litmiskat-20″]Melissa & Doug Countdown To Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar[/easyazon_link

A full Christmas Ornament Set: This Christmas countdown tree ornament set includes a magnetic wooden tree, 24 magnetic ornaments, and 1 shining star for the top of the tree. An attached wooden ornament box helps to keep all the pieces together.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”B00TPMDILC” locale=”CA” tag=”litmiskat-20″]PLAY-DOH Advent Calendar[/easyazon_link]

Play-DOH Advent Calendar includes 5 Play-Doh cans featuring 2 Sparkle cans to let your season shine, tools and shapes.  24 secret doors hide a different surprise for each day of the season.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”B01F9YI6A2″ locale=”CA” tag=”litmiskat-20″]Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar[/easyazon_link]

Get your craft on with this diverse Crayola Advent Calendar including  5 doodle scents markers, 1 Twistables slick Stix, 4 glitter crayons, 4 metallic crayons, 6 paint pots, paint brush, model magic, 2 washable window markers, 1 pip squeaks marker, 20 Goggly eyes, 1 glitter glue stick, 1 tip sharpener, 19 paper sheets, 1 envelope, 3 sticker sheets, 1 instruction sheet, 3 Anchros, 3 ribbon pieces, 1 glitter glue tube


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[easyazon_link keywords=”Mega Bloks Block Advent Calendar” locale=”CA” tag=”litmiskat-20″]Mega Bloks Block Minion Movie Advent Calendar[/easyazon_link]

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[easyazon_link keywords=”Mega Bloks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Advent Calendar” locale=”CA” tag=”litmiskat-20″]Mega Bloks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Advent Calendar- Age 5+[/easyazon_link]

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[easyazon_link keywords=”Hot Wheels Advent Calendar by Hot Wheels” locale=”CA” tag=”litmiskat-20″]Hot Wheels Advent Calendar by Hot Wheels[/easyazon_link]

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[easyazon_link identifier=”B004M8RRRK” locale=”CA” tag=”litmiskat-20″]Alex Toys Craft Crafty Advent Calendar[/easyazon_link]

Make your own Advent Calendar with this kit and fill it with little treats!

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[easyazon_link keywords=”Mega Bloks Monster High Advent Calendar ” locale=”CA” tag=”litmiskat-20″]Mega Bloks Monster High Advent Calendar – Age 6+[/easyazon_link]

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[easyazon_link keywords=”Fisher Price Little People Advent Calendar” locale=”CA” tag=”litmiskat-20″]Fisher Price Little People Advent Calendar[/easyazon_link]

Fisher Price Little Advent Calendar includes 24 Fisher-Price Little People friends & holiday-themed accessories

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VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Advent CalendarPlace the Smart Point Christmas Sleigh on the included Smart Point location, and it will respond with different phrases and more.  Press the Christmas Sleigh’s light-up button to hear phrases, sing-along songs and melodies.   Features 25 gifts including a Smart Point Christmas Sleigh, ornaments, a Christmas card, road signs and more.


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Tsum Tsum Disney Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar – Includes 18 Tsum Tsum figures, 6 large, 6 medium and 6 small in holiday attire

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There are so many fun options on the market for non-chocolate advent calendars now.  Don’t get stuck with cheap chocolate calendars, pick one that suits your child and will give you something to play with all year long!


Originally Posted  Nov 17, 2018


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