24 DIY Advent Calendars

Last year, a family member sent us one of those little chocolate advent calendars that you can buy at any grocery store for about $2. I didn’t think my 16-month-old daughter would have a clue about what it was for or remember it from day to day, but she proved me wrong!

She loved that thing and really got into a lot of the Christmas activity. This year, I won’t underestimate her and we’re using several advent calendars to make every day fun (and help keep her entertained as we adjust to life with a new baby).

Advent calendars are just such a fun way to make December fun on a daily basis for a toddler. Here are 24 DIY advent calendars that I absolutely love – some of them are very elaborate, while others you could throw together in an hour or less:

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