day five

Christmas countdown – day five

Following on from finding Tinkles on the footy, today’s calendars aren’t really every Christmassy – at least not for those of us living in Australia without penguins and snow in December!

Ornament calendar

The picture today is a cute penguin giving her baby penguin a Christmas gift, and the ornament itself is a penguin!

Cardboard penguin hanging on a Christmas tree

Lego City

My son built the sled easily enough, but we’re not sure of the white pieces alongside it – I think it is meant to be a snow covered ramp but it is too small for the sled to run down so an not sure of the ramp’s purpose! Maybe someone better used to snow and sleds will know…

Lego sled and ramp

Lego Friends

My daughter put together the snowman ornament tonight. The nose is cute and a bit soft and bendy! But overall this is not the best looking Lego snowman – we saw better ones in the 2017 City calendar, the 2015 Friends calendar, the 2016 Friends calendar and my favourite is probably the 2015 City snowman or maybe the 2017 Friends snowman from Christmas Eve.

By the way, like the press out advent calendar, these ornaments do not come with the means to actually hang them so, if using this calendar, you will need to get some string or ribbon to hang the ornaments – we’re still working on where we’ll will hang them…

Lego snowman ornament

Christmas book

Peppa’s Christmas Post is our Christmas book for tonight so we can talk about letters and helping our families when they need it.

Lego advent day 5

The Lego advent calendars are going well with the children enjoying them and actually managing to leave the Lego with the calendars to complete the sets. The previous reviews are still online – you can read about day four.

Tonight, the Friends Lego was another person and the City Lego was a blue and white toy plane.

I can’t say yet if there is an equivalent cost to this calendar to buying the same amount of Lego elsewhere, but it is certainly providing value in children’s enjoyment and better content than any advent calendar we’ve tried before.

Lego Friends advent calendar - day five

Day five and there are two girls, a snowman and sleigh.

Lego City advent calendar day five

Lego City on day five – a plane

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