Are you doing shopping the day after Thanksgiving? If so (or if not, this could be a wonderful exception), what better gift to pick up to help heighten the sense of adventure than a Playmobil Advent Calendar? Kids LOVE being able to count down the days until Santa arrives, and you'll enjoy watching how excited they get to do it (I'm predicting my son will want to open a window first thing each morning, even before he gets up to brush his teeth).
|One example of a treasure you will find in this Advent Calendar is a Glowing Pirate!|
The Pirate Treasure Island theme is a sure bet in our house, with my pirate-loving boy, and honestly I'm thinking it's a pretty great selection too (not just because I like to say Ahoy There' Matey in my best pirate accent either, though that is certainly part of the charm). ;) This Advent Calendar will run you about $25, which is about a dollar a day if you start the countdown on Dec. 1! The items inside will last long after the holidays though, and be great additions to your children's existing Playmobil Sets (or a great way to introduce Playmobil if this will be their first).
Each door opens to reveal a sturdy plastic Playmobil piece that goes with the calendar theme. If you dont want kids to know what's inside, remove the cardboard slip-on sleeve that comes on the outside of the box when you buy it.
This is my son's first Advent Calendar (outside of a little cheap dollar store one we had a couple of years back that wasn't really any fun because the chocolate was icky) and he is GEEKED! He already has that young child's excitement and anticipation towards the holiday, but this increases it tenfold. It makes him happy, and so of course it makes me happy too.
|Cardboard stage to display items as you reveal them.|
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