Storybook Advent Calender

The Story Book Advent Calendar Idea has been floating around Facebook for a while now. I am just finally giving it a try myself. I know HOW could I JUST be hopping onto this trend when we love books as much as we do… Time, Patience… Will to wrap storybook after storybook is most likely the reason. The kids loved the BookRoo unwrapping so much I could not resist.

Our Storybook Advent

What is in our storybook advent calendar.

We used mostly books we already had in the house because that was the easiest for me to pull off this year.


Winter Days in the Big Woods My First Little House Books

Christmas in the Big Woods Little House Picture Book

Winter on the Farm Little House Picture Book

The Snowman Finger Puppet Book

How to Catch an Elf

The Littlest Christmas Tree

Bear Stays Up for Christmas The Bear Books

The Christmas Wish

Christmas in the Manger

Merry Christmas, Curious George with stickers

The Itsy Bitsy Snowman

Corduroys Christmas Surprise

Little Blue Trucks Christmas

Polar Express 30th anniversary edition

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Classic Seuss

Llama Llama Jingle Bells

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Little Golden Book

Disney Baby My First Christmas Disney Touch and Feel

Animals in Winter Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science

The Mitten

The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Touch and Feel Winter Scholastic Early Learners: First Steps

The Story of Snow: The Science of Winters Wonder

Ten on the Sled



What the kids think

Today is day one and they love it. They unwrapped Winter Days in the Big Woods. This selection was a great recommendation from Mother Good Time last year. The three youngest girls love this story. They pretend they are the girls in the story. The kids are excited to see what books we wrapped up and explore a new one each day leading to Christmas.

Winter and Christmas boook advent calender


How I will do the storybook advent calendar for next year.

I will wrap the Christmas ones again after Christmas for next year and the winter ones when they get bored with them so all I have to do is pull the box out on December 1st. I plan to swap a few books out for next year and grab the Polar Express DVD to wrap with the book as an extra surprise.

Our Storybook Advent book choices.

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  • Ayumi E says:

    Loveliest idea! I love it! But is this for your kids to open one a day for you to read out loud?? Or for you to give away as a Christmas gifts? I have tons of books on our kids shelf, but they tend to pick the ones they like. So I think this is a great idea for my kids to go through all the books on the shelf like a blind date with books!

    • Simple At Home says:

      This if for reading with my children. We are really enjoying it.