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Gifts for 10 Year Old Girls
Harry Potter boxed set of books!
This remains one of my daughter’s most cherished gifts. Get the hardback versions of the Harry Potter series in a beautiful chest.
KLUTZ LEGO Make Your Own Movie Kit
This 80 page book will help you learn stop motion animation and regular movies. Set the stage with any of the six included background settings and thirty-six LEGO elements including a pizza, banana, baseball cap, six mini-figure heads, and more!
Klutz Punch Yarn Pillow
Choose your own pillow design and color combination. Use fluffy, fuzzy yarn and make your own pillow.
All Four Stars by Tara Dairman
Decorate your socks in any wacky and creative way you imagine! Use the provided markers to adorn the 3 socks provided.
How to Tell a Story
WOW! Use the 20 storytelling cubes and the 144-page book to start making up creative stories. You’ll learn about things like characters, motivation, dialogue, theme, and climax. Roll the story blocks to get inspiration.
SPRK+ Robot from Sphero
Your kids can do so much with Sphero’s new app-enabled robot that inspires not just coding but also learning STEM / STEAM topics in creative ways. SPRK+ from Sphero caught my kids attention from the get-go and held it as they began to explore the various learning possibilities with it. Read my full review here.
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
REALISTIC / GRAPHIC NOVEL
Raina shares her growing up stories with humor and amazing art in these three popular books. My 10-year-old daughter read Sisters four times the first week she owned it – they’re excellent books and quite addictive. Boxed set here.
Trust me when I say Squishmallows are THE SOFTEST, CUDDLIEST plush toys we’ve ever owned. And we own like a million. My kids LOVE these and want all of them. 🙂 I’m highly, highly, highly recommending these amazing toys. There are different animals, too — a llama, a frog, a unicorn, a cow, …
Anki Overdrive Fast and Furious Edition
We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our Anki Overdrive Fast & Furious. Like, my kids are addicted. They like how it’s super interactive with technology (their favorite). They love building and rebuilding the track and racing against each other, friends, dad, or the computer — both literally one of the most fun things they do every day! Download the free app which connects you to your race car. The magnetic track pieces easily fit together and you’ll have tons of possibilities for races and race tracks.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Park Street Townhouse
3-in-1 fun toy model! My kids love these, do yours? Make a townhouse or rebuild it into a city café or a suburban home. These are a favorite around our house with both my kids.
Acids, Bases & pH Chemistry Kit
19+ colorful and fun experiments that encourage girls to explore acids and bases in their world.
The hottest gift of the Christmas season — this new gaming system can be taken on the go for tabletop mode or connect it to your TV. You’ll get two Joy-Con controllers for multiple players. If you have kids who like gaming, this is a top gift choice.
Sew Mini Treats
This beautiful book will show you step by step how to sew 18 food plushies. The kit includes the materials: felt, needles, floss, stuffing, patterns, and felt eyes & cheeks.
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The best selling children’s book of all time, this is a MUST READ for so many reasons: the brilliant storytelling, a complex and entertaining plot, relatable characters, rich language, essential life lessons about friendship and bravery, and more. (See all my reasons for reading Harry Potter.) Harry Potter gets kids excited about reading; it’s compelling and amazing. I can’t say enough good things about it!!
Code your own personality-filled robot, play games, and explore Cozmo’s world. Sure to become a favorite toy for your young STEM learners.
Mad Libs The Game
We play this game frequently — it’s fun and funny! Use your word cards to fill in the blanks on the Sentence Card. Players vote for the silliest sentence.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate REALISTIC FICTION
Narrated by one gorilla named Ivan, this story will immediately grab your heart — it’s sad but keep reading, it’s an amazing story – and I don’t usually like animal stories. Making it even more compelling, it’s a true story! Ivan is kept in a cage in a run-down mall for 27 years without seeing another gorilla, only the stray dog, Bob, who sleeps with him, Stella the Elephant, and Ruby, a newly purchased baby elephant. Before she dies, Stella begs Ivan to find Ruby a home with other elephants – and Ivan agrees, but it won’t be easy.
Klutz Shrink & Link Jewelry
We love making anything shrink — now my daughter can’t wait to try shrink-plastic jewelry.
WordARound is a super fun word game for kids. The cards have three rings, black, red, and blue, with words written around each ring. To play, start by looking at the black ring. See if you can spot the word in all the letters the fastest!
Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
These are wonderful, timeless fantasy adventures about good versus evil and characters you can love.
This self-balancing electric scooter can go 8 mph for up to 60 minutes. This is a HOT gift right now!
Snap Circuits Arcade Discovery Kit
Practice problem solving and following directions while you learn all about electronics. 30 modules with more than 200 projects!
LEGO Creator Modular Family Villa
These 3 in 1 LEGO kits are three times the building fun! This transforms into a golf hotel, summer villa, or family villa. My kids love these 3 in 1 kits!
Gift Ems boxes are little gift boxes with tiny dolls inside. Each box unfolds to show a scene from the doll’s country.
Trivial Pursuit World of Harry Potter
600 questions based on the Harry Potter movies. First player to answer 12 questions correctly wins the game. Our only complaint is that we seemed to go through the cards fast and would like more cards.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
This series is amazing! Basically there are really still Greek gods and sometimes they have kids with humans and those kids are half-bloods with unique powers. Unfortunately for these kids, monsters are out to kill them and they are the only ones who can save the world from war between the gods and in a later book, between the Titans and the gods. Boxed set here.
Perfume Science Kit
This kit is a complete perfumer’s laboratory, including eight perfume oils, finishing solution, decorative flacons and important tools of the trade. The perfume oils are the same as those used in high-quality designer perfumes. The 32-page, full-color book blossoms with information about the biology of smell, the chemistry of scents, the fine fragrance industry, and the history of perfumes.
This is always a top pick for a fun, get-us-laughing game! Match the best caption to the photo and see who the judge picks as the winner.
Tear Up This Book! by Keri Smith
A very popular American Girl book for fun, creativity, and crafts. My kids love this book.
Minecraft Stop-Motion Animation Studio
Make your own stop-motion Minecraft movies using the characters, stage, and backgrounds provided. Fun hands-on, creative technology.
Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs MYSTERY / HUMOR
Was the FunJungle’s hippo murdered? Teddy and Summer think so. Mystery, adventure, and humor will keep your readers on the edge of their seats in this unique story with quirky characters perfect for 10 year old readers.
Fashion Angels Zendoodles
Draw outside the lines with double sided black pens, neon gel highlighters, drawing pages, stencils, and instructions. My kids want this for Christmas!
Yummy Scented Glitter Gel Pens
My kids LOVE to write with these yummy smelling and sparkely colorful set of 12 pens. These last forever, too!
86 double-sided write & wipe prompt cards color-coded by subject (language, math, science, social studies). Also includes 14 write & wipe blanks. Prompts elicit responses to who, what, when, where, why and how questions and encourage different types of writing (creative, expository, informational and more).
Art Journal Kit
What 10-year old girl wouldn’t want this inspiring art journal for all their creativity? My daughters love their art journal kits! This makes for a great gift for creative kids.
Shrink Fun Deluxe
10 sheets of Shrink film plus charm bracelets, beads, greeting cards, gift tags, hair clips and more!
This is my personal favorite family strategy game — mostly because I love trying to beat my kids. They love this game, too — and let me win sometimes. Isn’t that nice?
Cuppa Cute: a Fashion Inspired Coloring Journal
Even though my kids aren’t into fashion, I think they would like this part coloring book, part journal. Actually, I would like this, too. Would you?
The slackline stretches between two trees like a tightrope but is stretchy and bouncy. You can ratchet the line so it fits the distance. We also use the guided teaching line above so the kids can hold on when they lose their balance.
I know the cover looks like paint by numbers but don’t worry — it isn’t. This actually is a helpful, 54 page book about basic watercolor skills which comes with paints and 18 pages of watercolor paper.
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