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Advent calendar bits for toddler

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QuilliamCakespeare Fri 18-Nov-16 07:08:36

I've bought a wooden advent calendar from Aldi for my toddler and could do with some inspiration on what to fill it with. I'll do a few chocolatey bits but don't want to fill him with sugar every day he's bonkers enough without it. The drawers are quite small so I need fairly compact things but ideally not to fill my house with too much plastic crap. So far I've come up with... stickers. Help!

HotChocolate2016 Fri 18-Nov-16 07:12:18


Raisins covered in yog

lozengeoflove Fri 18-Nov-16 07:16:29

How about few food treats like rice cakes, organix biscuits (all can be wrapped with cling film and tissue paper?). Also a few notes with an activity you could do together: feeding the ducks, painting, baking.
I need to start putting together an advent calendar for my toddler too and hide the emergency Paw Patrol chocolate one

QuilliamCakespeare Fri 18-Nov-16 19:27:35

Great ideas, thanks!

Leeds2 Fri 18-Nov-16 19:30:51

One of those character flannels that expands in the bath.
A superball.
Toy car.
A packet of sticky shapes or glittery stars to do a craft activity.

Lalunya85 Fri 18-Nov-16 19:32:58

Does it have to be edibles only?

I am planning to do a similar one (bought mine from lidl!). I'm thinking chocolates on Sundays, the rest of the days it'll be little baby biscuits, maybe a walnut, but also little gifts like a whistle, a pencil, a little car...

Heirhelp Fri 18-Nov-16 19:58:56

If something is too big for the draw can you just put in a note saying looking in front of.... And leave the gift there.

glorious Fri 18-Nov-16 20:02:58

Yes and I'd add bubbles

QuilliamCakespeare Fri 18-Nov-16 21:48:45

Nope, definitely happy to have non-edibles. Cars would go down well, he's obsessed with anything with wheels. Thanks, these are really helpful.

gigglingHyena Sat 19-Nov-16 12:11:15

Crayola do some mini pens which are quite good, could put in one a day.
The stamper pens are fun too although perhaps to long for the draws.

Christmas shaped cutters, again could get a pack and put in one a day to use with biscuit dough or play doh.

yummycake123 Sat 19-Nov-16 21:07:59

Would a Thomas Mini fit in the drawer? My DS (3) loves them; they are £2 each so you could put one or two?

katienana Sat 19-Nov-16 22:26:30

What about putting clues in the drawer and then hunting for the gift, you won't be restricted on size then.

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