With the festive season upon us the sugar intake for the little ones is sky high! So, in a desperate attempt to stave off the post sugar high come down each morning, we have put together our top 5 alternatives to the chocolate advent calendar.
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Meri Meri Railway Advent Calendar £19.99 from Party Pieces
This charming railway set features embellished wooden pieces behind 24 windows, presented in a decorative box with a drawstring keepsake bag.
Red or Green Advent Calendar Bags £6 from Not On The High Street.
Alpine Christmas advent calendar bags Who says you have to buy an advent calendar? Why not make your own? Put an alpine twist on an advent calendar with these beautifully decorated bags. Pop in little goodies and treats for each day on your build up to Christmas - perfect for children with allergies as you are in control of what goes into each bag.
The Children's Naughty Advent Calendar Kit £15.95 from Made By Helga
The Naughty Advent calendar is designed to let children experience all the joys of their dream adulthood: jump on the bed, dress up and make crazy sandwiches, eat tea under the table - one activity a day in the lead up to Christmas. It also comes with a special card for Santa to help the old man understand the specifics of modern parenting and keep your children off his naughty list. The kids will love it and it is sure to go down better than a half melted chocolate!
In your Calendar Kit you will find:
- 24 naughty activity ideas on a sheet of A4 paper for you to cut out. You know best what makes your children tick - come up with your own ideas and see their faces light up with joy
- 12 black and 12 white balloons (and a couple extra just in case) for you to fill with rolled-up activity notes and inflate
- 24 round stickers with numbers
- black and white string
- Good at Being Naughty badge
- an explanation card for Santa
Play Doh Advent Calendar £14.99 from John Lewis
Count down to Christmas with the Play-Doh Advent Calendar. Behind each of the 24 doors there’s a different surprise, from a snowflake stamper to a tree mould. With a different surprise gift for each day leading up to the holiday, there's no knowing what festive creations you'll be able to shape for the season.
V Tech Toot Toot Animals Advent Calendar £15.00 from Amazon
Countdown to Christmas day with the Toot-Toot Drivers advent calendar from VTech. Featuring 24 fun play pieces including a cute, interactive Toot-Toot Drivers Truck, detachable trailer with SmartPoint location, Christmas decorations, road signs and lots more mini surprises. Box panel folds down to become a Toot-Toot Drivers road so you can create your very own Toot-Toot Christmas town! Toot-Toot Drivers Truck includes 3 Christmas songs, 6 fun, festive melodies and lots of fun sound effects. The Truck responds to SmartPoint locations with different phrases, sound effects and more on all your existing favourite Toot-Toot Drivers play sets.