Alternatives to Chocolate in an Advent Calendar

As December draws closer, it is nearly the time of year for advent calendars. Most advent calendars are filled with chocolate, but if your kids aren’t into chocolate, here are some alternatives that you can do without losing the tradition altogether.

Daily Messages for Your Child

You could make or buy an advent calendar that comes with little messages or poems. These might be general messages that you find inspiring or positive, or they might be very personal to you and your child. Either way, this is a great way to express the values you hold dear during the Christmas period.

Scavenger Hunt Clues

An advent calendar is a great excuse for a scavenger hunt, and each day could unlock another clue that your kids can solve. At the end of the calendar, you could have a prize for all your kids’ hard detective work throughout the month!

Practical Things

It’s not perhaps as sentimental as the other alternatives, but you could also create a calendar filled with practical things for your child. Depending on their age, they may appreciate Lego pieces or mini bars of soap, but you could fill it with anything you think your child would appreciate.