Are you looking for amazing toys and gifts for 5 year old girls that will get them thinking, moving, inventing, building, exploring, and playing?
I’ve curated this list of ideas for parents, grandparents, friends, and neighbors.
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The Best Toys and Gifts for 5 Year Old Girls
Tea Cup Pile–Up!
Flip a challenge card and find the first teacup shown. Race to place it on your saucer and continue, relay-style, until your tower matches the stack on the card. Correctly complete the tower and ring the teapot bell first and you win the game. Be the first to build and complete your tower correctly to win this royal relay race.
1500 stickers with lots of cute subjects from animals to aliens.
LEGO Classic Around the World
Kids will love this LEGO collection of 950 bricks for creative building and play, plus find directions for 15 models.
Unicorn Terrarium Kit
Design a unicorn garden with crystals, mini mushrooms, and a unicorn. How fun is this gift for a 5 year old girl?
Shark Floor Puzzle
A shark-shaped puzzle made of sturdy pieces with shiny foil accents.
These cute critters get kids excited to learn by combining coding with real toy pet play!
Rainforest Fuzzy Puzzle
Your kids will love to touch and feel these fuzzy 42 pieces with rainforest animals, plants, insects, and more!
Animals Upon Animals
You’ll love this wobbly stacking game where players race to place all their animals on the animal pile first. Roll the die to see how many animals you can stack up– or if you get to add to the base. A fun interactive game (that we love) that fosters hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
This Is a Taco! by Andrew Cangelose, illustrated by Josh Shipley
Our narrator wants to tell you about squirrels with the help of Taco, a squirrel who loves tacos. Taco gets more irritated with the narrator when he hears facts like “squirrels love to eat nuts, acorns, and even tree bark.” (He only agreed to be in the book because he thought there would be tacos!) This is a good nonfiction book with facts paired with hilarious commentary and a surprise ending.
eeBoo Tea Party Game
My girls LOVE this game so much — they get to set up for a tea party and it’s hours and days of fun play!
BFF Bright Fairy Friends
Unbox to reveal a surprise doll! Press your fairy dolls necklace to make her fairy wings light up with multi-colored fairy lights. Each BFF Fairy Doll comes in its very own fairy jar home with motion-activated twinkle fairy lights. Activate the night light switch to use your fairy home as a night light for kids.
My First Castle Panic
For 1 to 4 players, stop the monsters from smashing the castle!
Little Tikes First Oven
Kids love to use this pretend oven to make and serve meals.
LEGO Friends Horse Trailer
Build a horse trailer for two horses that you can pull using the SUV which fits your three mini-figures. Horse-crazy girls will love playing and building with this new LEGO Friends set
Pretend Play Props for World Travelers
Use the 40 tickets, passports + stickers, 10 postcards + postage, bank card, ID card, luggage tags and map to play world traveler.
The Fairy Game
Kids love this cooperative matching and gathering game! Work together to match Fairy Cards to gather the hidden Magic Gems before 4 snowflakes land on one flower. For 2 – 4 players.
Let’s Tell a Story! Fairy Tale Adventure by Lily Murray, illustrated by Wesley Robins
Pick the story elements and craft your own stories…Choose something on each page (using the pictures) and invent millions of different stories. Do you want to be a prince, a troll, a princess, a black cat, these are just some of the main characters you could be. Then choose your outfits and accessories, where you want to go, who you’ll take with you, how you’ll get there, which path you’ll take, and so on until you get to the end of your dangerous adventure. Then start over and tell a new story!
Mama Guinea Pig and Hutch
When the mama guinea pig lights up, she’s ready to enter her hutch and have her three babies.
Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards
These pattern boards are a perfect way for any child to learn problem solving and color recognition while having a lot of fun playing a hands on, creative game!
Skyrocket Blume Doll
Water your doll and see who emerges from the flower pot! Which will your 5 year old girl Blume?
Don’t Eat Bees (Life Lessons from Chip the Dog) by Mike Boldt
HILARIOUS! Narrated by Chip, a dog with a big personality, Chip helpfully gives us the dos and don’ts for life. “Do: Eat Socks…Don’t eat bees.” Kids will crack up through the whole story and will love the clever ending.
Story Time Chess
Learn to play chess with chess pieces that have unique stories and 30 mini-games, all of which teach children the rules of the chess game.
Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets Scrub Tub
Color & customize your animals, then wash them and start again!
PaperCraft Fashion Parade Paper Dolls
24 large, easy-to-color dolls and 160 fashions that you can color and customize.
Gathering a Garden
This new eeBoo game develops basic skills like patience, counting, and an understanding of different categories of plants and gardening-related elements.
The Little Butterfly That Could by Ross Burach
A distressed butterfly gets lost from her migrating group. She talks with a whale about her fears and resistance. The whale encourages the reluctant butterfly to find its gumption and courage, kicking it out of his stomach and telling it to keep trying. It’s funny, emotional, and relatable — all narrated in dialogue bubbles. Kindergarteners will ADORE this cute little creature’s adventures and valuable life lessons.
Playmobil Magical Mermaid Play Box
Let your 5 year old girl pretend they’re in a magical world with two mermaids, sea creatures, a chair, pearls, and lots more!
Crayola Silly Scented Washable Markers
Get artistic with these smelly markers in cherry, orange, lemon, Apple, fresh air, blueberry, grape, tropical punch, cotton candy, marshmallow, coconut, and root beer. Pair with this spiral-bound sketchpad.
GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope
This awesome talking microscope teaches children using 60 different images and a couple of different modes all while encouraging them to take an interest in science!
Don’t Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book
My daughter loves this book so much and your five-year-old girl will, too. It’s filled with things to write, color, draw, and build. Highly recommended.
MindWare Dig It Up! Giant Gem
Excavate a gigantic gem stone with 12 polished gemstones hidden inside!
Mudpuppy Llama Llama Fuzzy Puzzle
Not only is the artwork adorable but kids will love to feel these 42 chunky pieces with fuzzy accents perfect for 5 year old girls.
Brain Flakes Interlocking Plastic Disc Set
This set of over 500 interlocking discs will keep children busy with all of the amazing designs they can create and build out into different forms!
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
After a rough first day at school, Penelope’s dad explains that even though children are tasty, it’s not good to eat them. The next day, Penelope accidentally eats her classmates again. (She just can’t stop herself!) But when the class goldfish chomps on Penelope’s finger and it HURTS, she realizes that it’s no fun to be someone else’s snack. So even when her classmates look delicious, Penelope tries to remember what it felt like…and she resists eating them. Which means now she has friends and playmates at school. Talk about a great life lesson — do unto others…:)
Uncle Milton Moon In My Room
Watch the moon’s lunar phases that you can change with a remote control.
Educational Insights Playfoam Pals Snowy Friends
Mystery globes are packed with Playfoam plus 12 snowy friends and 1 rare Pal.
Playhouse Blank Castle
Customize your castle with stickers, markers, crayons, or paint!
Design & Drill BrightWorks
This STEM / STEAM toy is the total package with technology, engineering, art, and math! Follow the 12 included patterns or create your own design. Insert the translucent bolts, use the kid-friendly power drill to drill them in, and watch as your illuminated creation comes to life.
Created by Me! Flower Magnets
Use the provided paint, stickers, glitter glue, and paintbrushes to decorate your wooden flower magnets.
5 year old kids and parents adore this literacy game– it’s a fun way to build reading skills for pre-readers and beginning readers!
Gears, Gears, Gears Robot Factory
My kids and their friends love this gears kit SO MUCH. Parents, you’ll love to see how the gears inspire creativity through building and engineering. See my full review here.
Chutes and Ladders
This classic game remains a favorite for 5 year old kids — my own included. The first player to reach the 100 square wins. It’s a game of chance but for some reason, my kids always win. What’s up with that?
The Queen of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
MJ is excited about her first day of school. Before she leaves, her momma tells her that she can be the Queen of Kindergarten and how being the Queen isn’t just about the tiara but it means being kind and helpful to others. At school, MJ shows kindness to her new classmates and has a wonderful first day. She’s truly the queen — and you can be a queen, too. A joyful celebration of school and kindness.
ZOOB 250 Piece Set
ZOOBs are colorful snap-together plastic gears, axels, and joint pieces. They’re not electronic; they’re totally battery-free. AND WE LOVE THEM! Without a doubt, ZOOBs are one of our most-played with, favorite open-ended toys that have lasted for years of childhood! (If you can’t tell, we highly recommend them.)
Highlights Hidden Pictures Sticker Book
Use the stickers to find the hidden objects. It’s fun! My kids always preferred the sticker hidden picture books to the color books.
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs as retold by Mo WillemsDon’t miss this unpredictable and side-splitting story, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs. In this remix, we have Dinosaurs instead of bears; Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur, and some other Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. And “one day, for no particular reason, the three Dinosaurs made up their beds, positioned their chairs just so, and cooked three bowls of delicious chocolate pudding at varying temperatures.”
Pinkalicious: The Pinkatastic Giant Sticker Book
Does your 5 year old girl love Pinkalicious? Here you’ll find 600+ stickers to use throughout the book– decorate cupcakes, go to school, be silly, and more. (You might also want this Take-Along Storybook Set!)
The Original AirFort
Quickly and easily inflate this roomy 4″+ tall fort with a box fan! Then play inside for hours!
Kindi Kids Marsha Mello
Meet Marsha Mello, a Kindi Kid who will show you how much fun Kindergarten can be with big glittery eyes, bobbling heads, brushable hair, and removable clothes and shoes!
My Toothbrush is Missing by Jan Thomas
Dog tells his friends that his toothbrush is missing. Donkey asks Dog to describe it. Which leads to hilarious fun! Because for every description Dog shares (bristles, long handle), Donkey thinks he’s found it — but he finds other things that also fit those descriptions (Fat Cat, a broom, an egg beater,…) Entertaining dialogue, brilliant brightly-colored comic-style illustrations, and a funny, funny ending. Perfection. (Can you tell I love Jan Thomas?)
Create with Clay Mythical Creatures
Isn’t this a wonderful gift for a 5 year old girl? Create a unicorn, dragon and phoenix sculptures with this colorful clay set!
Kids (my own included) love to cruise around on this super fun car. It’s great for inside or outside, too. (Even on my hardwood floors.)
Craft-tastic Make a Fox Friend
Make your own fox stuffie, clothes, and accessories with a few simple stitches through precut holes.
Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman
Good thing for this farming family that their chickens will help with EVERYTHING! Except on Sunday. A delightful adventure that reminds kids of the days of the week, too.
This classic board game that never ceases to entertain kids. Use color matching and simple counting to race to the castle. Always a crowd favorite in my house.
Get creative with over 840 jewel and solid beads in 16 colors. Design on the layout table with the new flip tray.
Twist to mix up the characters outside then look inside for a beautiful kaleidoscope.
Paper Bag Puppets
Use stickers to turn colorful paper bags into amazing creatures using this inventive craft activity for kids!
Squishmallows Pink Cow
My kids both love these BEST out of all other plush toys because they’re SO soft and squishy.
My Egg Carton Animals Craft Kit
This inventive painting kit lets children take simple egg cartons and turn them into adorable animals using paint and other craft materials!
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