Why not encourage families to access the free online Advent Calendar from Friends and Heroes? Each day is filled with video, activities, puzzles and daily Bible readings. Use the following link to check it out.
Online Advent Calendar
I've included some other ideas for Advent Calendars that kids can create or that you may like to use to teach kids about the real meaning of Christmas. Just click on an image to link to the site.
For other advent calendar ideas, visit our Family page with 10 top ideas for Advent Calendars.