The Best Gifts for 5 Year Old Girls

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Are you looking or 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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Coding Critters
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.


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.

Little Tikes First Fridge
Kids love to use this pretend fridge to make and serve meals.

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!

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.

The Best Gifts for 5 Year Old Girls

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!

The Best Gifts for 5 Year Old Girls
Skyrocket Blume Doll

Water your doll and see who emerges from the flower pot! Which will your 5 year old girl Blume?

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.

PaperCraft Fashion Parade Paper Dolls

24 large, easy-to-color dolls and 160 fashions that you can color and customize.

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!

The Best Gifts for 5 Year Old Girls
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! 

Have You Seen Gordon?
by Adam Jay Epstein & Ruth Chan
Goofy adventures and fun characters make this the most hilarious seek-and-find book you’ll ever read with themes of consent and allyship. A funny narrator battles the independent thinking characters who have their own ideas about how the story should go. But first, can you find Gordon? When Gordon doesn’t hide very well, the narrator decides to find someone else to look for — but his new target, Jane, the construction worker, is shy so she runs away. Quickly, can you catch up to her? What will happen now?

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.

The Best Gifts for 5 Year Old Girls
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!

LEGO DUPLO Alphabet Train

Stack the letter bricks and learn to recognize letters, developing fine motor skills and alphabet knowledge.

Old Tracks, New Tricks by Jessica Petersen
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.
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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.

The Best Gifts 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!

The Best Gifts for 5 Year Old Girls
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.

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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!

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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.

Painting Essentials Gift Set

From Kids Made Modern, this is a 30+ piece set to get kids started painting including paint brushes, paints, watercolors, and a palette.

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?

The Best Gifts for 5 Year Old Girls
Baby Monkey, Private Eye
by Brian Selznick and David Serlin, illustrated by Brian Selznick
Kids are going to love this delightful, humorous collection of stories about an adorable monkey who solves mysteries. Predictable text helps new readers know what to expect next in the story. Here’s an example: (Only one sentence on each page. The // indicates a page break.)
“Baby monkey looks for clues.//
Baby monkey writes notes.//
Baby monkey eats a snack.//
Baby monkey puts on his pants.” 
Oh, and you know what else kids will love? (Besides the stories?) It’s a BIG, impressive-looking book. Kids like reading big books for street cred, right?

ZOOB 125 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 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!

Plasma Car
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 The Best Gifts for 5 Year Old Girls
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.

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Silly Street

An award-winning cooperative game that includes many types of play: dramatic, communication, creative, interpretive, competitive, teamwork. It’s FUN and silly!

Melissa & Doug Fairy Tale Stamp Set

Get creative with 30 fairy tale stamps. Use to tell stories or create art on cards, notebooks, and more!

The Best Gifts for 5 Year Old Girls

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.

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Djeco Animambo
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!


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.

The Best Arts & Crafts Toys and Gifts for Kids 2020
Paper Bag Puppets
Use stickers to turn colorful paper bags into amazing creatures using this inventive craft activity for kids!


Squishmallows Cheetah Fairy

My kids both love these BEST out of all other plush toys because they’re SO soft and squishy.


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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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