Here’s a LEGO Advent Calendar you can build! Count down to Christmas with 24 LEGO building challenges. These printable cards will give kids a LEGO idea to build every day in December while waiting for Christmas to arrive.
While it’s probably impossible to top our LEGO Advent Calendar with Doors and Candy, the kids and I had so much fun creating these challenges! By the end of the countdown, your kids will have a whole collection of Christmas LEGO projects to display. Some of them can easily become Christmas ornaments to hang on the tree.
I’m sharing this as a Christmas Countdown idea, but these printable building cards don’t have the date on them. So you can use them anytime during the Christmas season!
The LEGO Advent Calendar Challenge Cards are free to print at the bottom of this post.
How do the LEGO Advent Calendar Challenge Cards work?
While many of the projects on this site have step-by-step instructions, these Christmas building challenge cards are designed to be creative and open-ended so that kids can build the projects with whatever bricks they have on hand.
Encourage your kids to substitute the bricks shown in the photo with other colors, if necessary. They should also feel free to modify the designs.
Some of the Christmas challenges DO exist on this website with instructions! For those projects, the link for the instructions is included on the challenge card.
If your kids prefer step-by-step instructions, check out our Christmas LEGO Ebook! The ebook has 23 pages worth of printable projects WITH instructions. Note that the projects in the ebook are NOT the same as the projects on these cards, although there is some overlap.
What bricks do we need for these LEGO Advent Calendar Challenge Cards?
As with all of my projects, these Christmas building ideas are not based on any particular set. It’s really not in anyone’s best interests for me to create ideas around sets because LEGO can discontinue sets at any time!
Here are some tips for building a good LEGO collection with plenty of pieces for building.
If there are specific pieces that you want, I recommend ordering LEGO pieces from Brick Link. You may want extra red, green, brown, and white bricks for these projects.
Use the LEGO Advent Calendar Challenge Cards to count down to Christmas, or use them for a holiday-themed building station.
The building challenges are numbered, but they do NOT have a date on them. Choose what works for you! Either give your kids one card each day in December, or put out all the cards at once to create a fun LEGO building station. The building station idea would work well for a classroom or a library maker space.
One idea I had is to fold the cards in half and tuck them inside an envelope. Label the envelopes 1-24 and let kids open one each day!
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For another LEGO Advent Calendar option, check out our LEGO Advent Calendar with Doors and Candy!