Do you use an Advent calendar to enhance your holiday celebrations? Sets are available for purchase on the PLAYMOBIL website and your local toys stores.
Things I love – PLAYMOBIL, Christmas, and the farm. Keep that in mind as I tell you that thanks to my partnership with PLAYMOBIL, The PLAYMOBIL Christmas On the Farm Advent Calendar has just arrived to help us celebrate our holiday traditions! Isn’t that just super perfect? Believe me when I say that I was a little bit overly excited to review it!
In case you’re not familiar with Advent calendars, here’s how they work. Traditionally a Christian observation, in simple terms, Advent is the time of expectation and preparation for the upcoming celebration of Christmas. As a symbolic reminder, some people have Advent wreaths with candles they light and/or use Advent calendars.
With an Advent calendar, for each day until Christmas, there is a surprise to open. Some Advent calendars are made of boxes, some bags, some envelopes, etc. Each is different. The PLAYMOBIL Christmas On the Farm Advent calendar has a little door that opens containing an animal surprise for the farm. At the end of the 25 days, you have a complete farm scene with Santa included. Take a look. Isn’t it adorable? It’s perfect for any farm family!
If you just read the part about 24 doors to open and you’re thinking that one more holiday “thing” to keep up with might put you over the edge, think again. An advent calendar can save your sanity. They actually keep kids more engaged in the holiday season and give you a chance to teach them things during the time of year when all they seem to think about is what they wrote on a letter to Santa.
The most popular add-on to an Advent calendar is a daily bible verse, but there are plenty of other options. Why not teach them about a new farm animal each day? There are tons of cute stories about farm animals too you can use to enhance the experience, gifting your child with some cozy family reading time during the season.
Regardless of your own spin on them, Advent calendars usually become a beloved holiday tradition. Kids love opening up the little compartments daily. Parents love it too, because it keeps them from asking you every 5 seconds “How many more days until Christmas?” With an Advent calendar, they can see for themselves. For every unopened door, there are that many days.
In the PLAYMOBIL Christmas on the Farm calendar, the animals included are cats, dog, cows, sheep, goats, chicken with chicks, and birds. Also included is Santa, a tractor, a trough, and tons of other accessories. They really did think of everything.
You might remember some of my other posts about PLAYMOBIL products, and as you can see, we’re pretty big fans. They allow for role play, active imaginations, and they’re durable. You really don’t have to worry that your duck or chick will lose its head on Christmas Eve. (Even if you lose yours!)
PLAYMOBIL also has some other cute Advent calendars, so if you’re looking to start a tradition this year, why not take a look? There is PLAYMOBIL Christmas in the Forest, PLAYMOBIL Dress Up Party, PLAYMOBIL Pirate Treasure Island, and even PLAYMOBIL NHL Rivalry on the Pond. Regardless of which one you choose, Advent calendars are a fun holiday tradition your whole family will love!