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Best advent calendar for a 4 year old

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RainDancer Mon 10-Oct-16 22:21:09

Last year our friends bought DD a Frozen advent calendar that had little figurines behind each window which she loved. Any ideas for a fab calendar for this year?

gaggiagirl Mon 10-Oct-16 22:31:15

Lego and playmobil ones are nice. Have a look on Amazon they have a good selection.

neddle Mon 10-Oct-16 22:35:44

Toot Toot Animals
Paw Patrol
Play Doh
Nice looking one to fill yourself

RainDancer Mon 10-Oct-16 22:48:54

Love the Paw Patrol one! She's a huge fan so that would be a hit!

GettingScaredNow Mon 10-Oct-16 22:52:14

I've got a Lego one for Dd who is Lego obsessed!!

I have a huge wall hanging Santa advent calendar and I put bits in each day so I will open the days and put it in the Santa instead, along with a choc coin and an activity card some days. So excited this year.

RainDancer Mon 10-Oct-16 22:58:55

I like the idea of the DIY ones but just not sure I'll be organised enough to find 24 gifts small enough to fit in the drawers!

Equimum Tue 11-Oct-16 10:29:27

We do a DIY calendar, but buy multipacks and split. So last year, I bought a tube with 12 mini dinosaurs in, a bag of chocolate coins and a pack of cars, which I then distributed across the period. This year, for DS1, I have bought the Playmobil pirate carrycase, which include quite a few pieces that will fit, and DS2 has the Happyland nativity to be spread out. I'll infill with balloons and chocolate again. Doing it this way doesn't take much effort.

Popsicle789 Tue 11-Oct-16 11:10:47

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Tue 11-Oct-16 11:17:29

DD is 5 and this year I have bought her a Lego Friends one.

Last year - so when she was 4 - she had the Playmobil Santa's Workshop one. I wasn't sure how much she'd bother with it when I bought it, but had seen it at a really good price somewhere so gave it a go. Not only did she love opening it & building the scene, she has actually had it on the dresser all year round and played with it almost every day! It's proved to be excellent value grin.

Figgygal Tue 11-Oct-16 11:25:44

There's a cool minion megablocks one I'm eyeing up this year for ds who will be 5 in December

mistyegg Tue 11-Oct-16 15:32:41

Can't link to it but there is a Thomas the Tank Engine advent calendar on Asda Direct that looks great!

noramum Tue 11-Oct-16 15:48:35

Lego may be a bit fiddly for a 4 year old. DD loved the playmobil one at that age.

mistyegg Tue 11-Oct-16 17:09:11

Thomas calendar

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