However, those cute little kits are as expensive as $39.99 each..and if you have two or more kids you know you will have to buy one for EACH of them. That gets expensive!
But why spend that money when you can make a DIY LEGO Advent Calendar?
Make Your Own LEGO Advent CalendarI pulled out an old Advent calendar that we've used in the past and created a DIY Lego Advent Calendar.
I first bought a small LEGO kit. This one was about 90 pieces and cost about $10.
I looked at the directions enough to see how the pieces would go together. Then I grouped the pieces that went together and placed them in the daily boxes on the calendar. You'll have to come up with 25 groups.
Each day in December, Nicholas opens a drawer and takes out the LEGO pieces (and maybe a few pieces of candy that managed to find their way in there). He can build whatever he wants with the pieces he collects and even try to guess what the kit is really supposed to be. He likes to think of this as his Christmas LEGO Challenge.
On Christmas, he collects the last LEGO piece and displays his final creation that he has made with all of the pieces he has collected for the month. It may or may not look like the kit is supposed to look but that is half of the fun. After he has showed off his creation, THEN he gets to look at the directions and put the pieces together like the kit was originally designed.
Here is another LEGO Advent Calendar that a friend of mine made. The actual calendar part is made of LEGOs!! Isn't it amazing?!