I’ve curated this list of ideas for parents, grandparents, friends, and neighbors.
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These cute critters get kids excited to learn by combining coding with real toy pet 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.
Peaceable Kingdom Tic-Tac Surprise
Get three animals in a row…with a twist! It’s a classic dog vs. cat competition!
My Little Pony Ultimate Collection
This set features 10 of your 5 year old’s favorite characters from My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic! Each pony has a soft colorful main and tail to comb.
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?
Rainbowcorns Plus Sweet Shake Surprise
Hatch a Rainbocorn! Now with a talk back function! Press their paw once to hear them sing and make cute Rainbocorn sounds, and press twice to hear your Rainbocorn repeat what you say!
Playmobil Fairy Garden Play Box
Let your 5 year old girl pretend they’re in a magical world with two fairies, a unicorn, chair, tables, 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!
These creative play ideas will get your kids thinking of their old train tracks in many new, inventive ways. Snubbed by the trains, the new wooden train tracks decide they’ll show the other tracks fun ways to play — like hide and go track, tick-track-toe, tracks stack towers, dominoes, and so much more. This is a kid-favorite keeper.
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…:)
Educational Insights Playfoam Pals Snowy Friends
Mystery globes are packed with Playfoam plus 12 snowy friends and 1 rare Pal.
Created by Me! Flower Magnets
Use the provided paint, stickers, glitter glue, and paintbrushes to decorate your wooden flower magnets.
Crayola Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers
This carrying case makes it easy to carry your markers anywhere. And washable markers are a must-buy arts and crafts gift for creative kids!
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?
Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin, illustrated by Brian Selznick
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.)
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs as retold by Mo Willems
Don’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.” Also, in this story, the dinosaurs eat little succulent children. Oh, and there is some sarcasm. And by some, I mean a lot.
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
Isnt’ 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.
An award-winning cooperative game that includes many types of play: dramatic, communication, creative, interpretive, competitive, teamwork. It’s FUN and silly!
Puppy Pursuit Game
My kids have loved this game for YEARS — it’s a blast to hide the puppies and either use the clues or not to find them.
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.
This gorgeous children’s piano plays songs on its own, and also allows kids to play it themselves with help from its color coded keys!
Fuzzi Street Ice Cream Parlour
This ice cream parlor comes with its own cute ice-cream seller penguin and lots of accessories, all of which can be colored and re-colored with a quick rinse in warm water – perfect for unlimited fun!
Paper Bag Puppets
Use stickers to turn colorful paper bags into amazing creatures using this inventive craft activity for kids!
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!