Fabulous advent calendar fillers for toddlers & pre-schoolers. Sprinkle magic as your little one discovers the wonder of Christmas.

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Advent Calendar Filler Ideas For Toddlers & Pre-Schoolers

Your little one is just starting to discover the wonder of Christmas; what an exciting time!  We’ve gathered together a whole host of festive treats to help sprinkle plenty of Christmas cheer through December.

We’ve shared twelve of our favourite advent calendar filler ideas for toddlers & pre-schoolers for this year, as well as lots more other ideas besides.  

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Featured Advent Calendar Filler Ideas For Toddlers & Pre-Schoolers

These are twelve of our favourite advent calendar filler finds for toddlers & pre-schoolers this year.  We hope you love them as much as us!

  1. Sensory playdough – from Organised Chaos With Kids
  2. Super soft leather snowman shoes – from Dotty Fish
  3. Bath crayons – from Kitpas
  4. Cuddly festive friend – from Jellycat
  5. Washi road tape – from Fuschia Tree Studio
  6. Mushroom kaleidoscope – from Plan Toys
  7. Personalised Christmas tree ornament – from This Is Nessie
  8. Pigs in Blankets Christmas game – from Orchard Toys
  9. Plantable book – from Willsow
  10. Toy reindeer – from Schleich
  11. Snowman peekaboo toy – from Widget & The Peas
  12. Santa rubber duck

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Started thinking about gifts?  We’ve got suggestions for everyone from babies & toddlers to children and your Mum friends!  Not forgetting our furry pet friends too! 

For the complete list of guides, click here.

Other Filler Ideas

Below you’ll find a whole selection of other fun ideas for ways to fill a homemade advent calendar for your toddler or pre-schooler.  We hope you find them helpful.

  • Christmas book
  • Bubbles
  • Balloons
  • Finger puppets
  • Musical instruments
  • Woolly hat
  • Christmas socks
  • Gloves
  • Christmas pyjamas
  • Christmas cup / bowl or plate
  • Cookie cutter & sprinkles
  • Toy pull-back car
  • Christmas puzzle
  • Stickers
  • Ball
  • Festive wind-up toys
  • Nativity figurines
  • Light up flashing Christmas spinner

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Looking For Ideas For Other Members Of The Family?

We’ve got advent calendar filler suggestions for everyone!  Be sure to check out our other posts:

Looking for more advent inspiration?

What other advent calendar filler ideas for toddlers & pre-schoolers have you got up your sleeve?  Do let us know in the comments below!  What else would you like to see on our guide?

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