Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 5-Year-Old Girls 2020

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By 5-years-old, little girls reach an in-between stage of childhood, they are no longer little pre-schoolers or toddlers but aren’t quite “big kids” yet either. By 5 many children will have started school and as such will feel much more grown up and able to control themselves, and their behaviour, better as they listen to their teachers in school. However, emotional outbursts will still be common as self-regulation is only just beginning.

Physically you will notice plenty of changes in a 5-year-old as they slim out, become taller and demonstrate so much more coordination and skill in their movements. Keeping children active and healthy at this age sets up good habits for years to come. The gifts included in this list take into account a 5-year-old girl’s stage of development and are carefully selected to help support this as well as appealing to a range of different interests.

Top 30 Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 5-Year-Old-Girls 2020

1. Juno Interactive Baby Elephant

Juno Interactive Baby Elephant

Why we like it: You can’t give her a real baby elephant as a pet, but this is the next best thing!

The Juno Interactive Baby Elephant is an adorable, interactive elephant toy that moves and makes sounds. This kind of toy appeals to 5-year-old girls’ interest in nurturing and looking after things but is something a little different to the baby dolls she probably already owns.

With interactive accessories, such as a toy peanut, a 5-year-old girl can really pretend to take care of the Juno Interactive Baby Elephant, with plenty of opportunity for imaginative play. All the while, learning how different elements of the product work together increases an understanding of and interest in technology.

Pros
  • Interactive toy
  • Comes with interactive accessories
  • Encourages nurturing behaviour
  • Increases understanding of technology
Cons
  • Requires batteries

2. Sphero Mini Activity Kit

Sphero Mini Activity Kit

Why we like it: Encourage children to use technology positively with this interactive set that can be connected to an app.

Science and technology skills are more and more in demand in today’s world, and women especially are being encouraged to enter these industries. By exposing girls to these kinds of toys and projects early on in life we can open up a whole range of opportunities to them.

The Sphero Mini Activity Kit is a clever way of combining real-world play with technology as it connects a little robot with an app, and allows children to guide the robot through a range of obstacles. This kit is a brilliant way to encourage or build an interest in robotics and makes a great, unusual gift for a 5-year-old girl.

Pros
  • Encourages an interest in robotics
  • Improves technology skills
  • Connects with an app
  • Promotes construction skills
Cons
  • Requires compatible device

3. Shifu Orboot

Shifu Orboot

Why we like it: Globes are a great learning resource and this one has the added benefit of augmented reality!

Globes are a fantastic learning resource that will last a child through their school years, adding context to children’s learning and realism to their understanding of locations. The Shifu Orboot takes this a step further, adding an extra layer of interest with augmented reality access via an app.

As children hold their device up to the globe, they are able to access a huge range of information improving their technology skills and promoting a positive use of technology. The Shifu Orboot is compatible with both iOS and Android devices and helps to build children’s interest in geography and their knowledge of the wider world.

Pros
  • Increase interest in geography
  • Promote use of technology
  • Improve technology skills
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices
  • Helps build knowledge
Cons
  • Requires compatible device

4. Playmobil Lucky’s Happy Home

Playmobil Lucky's Happy Home

Why we like it: Based on DreamWorks ‘Spirit’ film, this Playmobil set encourages social, imaginative play.

Playmobil is a great way of encouraging children to play imaginatively and socially. With many different sets available there are plenty of different imaginative scenarios that children can experiment with. The Playmobil Lucky’s Happy Home is based on the popular DreamWorks ‘Spirit’ film and allows children to act out their favourite parts of the film.

Playmobil is a toy that can be played with friends too as children can assign each other figures and play the role of different characters. This can help children to develop pro-social behaviours like turn-taking and conflict resolution. The Playmobil Lucky’s Happy Home is a great set for a 5-year-old girl who has an interest in horses or is a fan of the DreamWorks ‘Spirit’ film.

Pros
  • Encourages imaginative play
  • Promotes social skills
  • Based on DreamWorks ‘Spirit’ Film
  • Compatible with other Playmobil sets
Cons
  • Larger item requires space to store and play

5. Micro Maxi Deluxe 3-Wheel Scooter

Micro Maxi Deluxe 3-Wheel Scooter

Why we like it: Around age 5 it might be time for a scooter upgrade, this scooter is ideally sized for a 5-years olds stage of development.

Scooters are a toy that seem to be popular throughout childhood, and if the 5-year-old you’re buying for has had one for a few years then around about age 5 is a great time for an upgrade. If the 5-year-old girl you’re buying a gift for hasn’t had a scooter before then now is the ideal time to learn how to ride.

The Micro Maxi Deluxe 3 Wheel Scooter has a stable 3-wheel design that grows with the child, with its height-adjustable handle. Scooters are a good way to keep children active and healthy and provide a convenient way to get around when walking feels a bit too slow! Skills like balance, coordination and spatial awareness can also be developed through learning to ride a scooter.

Pros
  • Grows with the child, height adjustable
  • 3-wheel design is more stable
  • Lightweight
  • Promotes physical activity
  • Increases physical skills
Cons
  • More expensive item
  • Requires protective equipment, e.g. helmet

6. Crayola Sprinkle Art Shaker

Crayola Sprinkle Art Shaker

Why we like it: Great Crayola craft set with everything she’ll need to create beautiful designs.

Craft sets are very popular with 5-year-olds who love to be creative and make art of their own. The Crayola Sprinkle Art Shaker set is a portable art set that includes clear instructions for children to follow. Learning to read and follow instructions is an important skill for children to gain as it allows them to become much more independent in accessing activities.

The Crayola Sprinkle Art Shaker set encourages creativity whilst keeping mess to a minimum, as everything is self-contained. This set would make an ideal gift for a creative 5-year-old girl.

Pros
  • Portable art set
  • Less mess
  • Encourages creativity
  • Improves ability to follow instructions
Cons
  • Specific resources, refills need to be brought from Crayola

7. Lego Disney Princess Ariel, Aurora and Tiana’s Royal Celebration

Lego Disney Princess Ariel, Aurora and Tiana’s Royal Celebration

Why we like it: Based on 3 popular Disney princesses this Lego set gives girls plenty of opportunities to build and play.

Playing with Lego gives children plenty of opportunities for imaginative play and as Lego sets can all be connected together, these opportunities are expanded with each Lego set a child has. The Lego Disney Princess Ariel, Aurora and Tiana’s Royal Celebration is a great set for 5-year-old girls who love Disney princesses as it is themed around Ariel, Aurora and Tiana.

Lego also improves construction skills, builds an ability to follow instructions to achieve the desired effect and begins to shape an early interest in engineering or architecture. The Lego Disney Princess Ariel, Aurora and Tiana’s Royal Celebration comes with mini-doll figures and animal figures to enhance play.

Pros
  • Based on 3 Disney princesses
  • Compatible with other Lego sets
  • Improves construction skills
  • Lots of opportunities for imaginative play
  • Includes mini-doll figures and animal figures
Cons
  • Requires careful storage

8. KidKraft Heart Table and Chairs

KidKraft Heart Table and Chairs

Why we like it: Ideal furniture accessory that will last for years to come.

An ideal addition to a little girls’ bedroom, the KidKraft Heart Table and Chairs is likely to fit in with their décor theme and is built to last. A 5-year-old will get plenty of use out of this little table and chairs set, built especially to be child-sized and versatile.

The table can be used for arts and crafts, games, tea parties and more. As she gets older and expressed an interest in drawing and learning to write the set will keep her in a good, ergonomic position for this, and is ideal as a space for completing homework! The KidKraft Heart Table and Chairs is easy to assemble and comes with full instructions.

Pros
  • Ideal for arts, crafts, games and more
  • Child-sized
  • Easy assembly
  • Built to last
Cons
  • Large item, requiring a designated space

9. FurReal Friends Bootsie

FurReal Friends Bootsie

Why we like it: A cat toy that you can feed, take for a walk, and play with! Increasing understanding of pet-care and responsibility.

Lots of 5-year-olds have or would like a pet. The FurReal Friends Bootsie needs taking care of just like a real cat; it can be fed, taken for a walk and played with. This might be a good way to introduce a child to the responsibility that comes along with looking after a pet, or just a realistic way for them to role-play.

Imaginative role-play that involves caring or nurturing behaviour, such as taking care of a pet, also improves social skills when playing with others. This would make a great gift for a 5-year-old girl who loves animals.

Pros
  • Encourages caring, nurturing play
  • Allows imaginative role-play
  • Helps children to understand pet-care
  • Makes fun sounds
Cons
  • Requires batteries

10. Schleich Horse Club Riding Centre

Schleich Horse Club Riding Centre

Why we like it: Horse riding is a popular interest for little girls and this set allows them to play imaginatively based on that interest.

Horse-riding and equestrian care are popular with 5-year-old girls, many of whom love the idea of having a pony to look after. The Schleich Horse Club Riding Centre is a great toy that fits into this interest. This encourages imaginative role-play around the theme of horses and horse riding.

The Schleich Horse Club Riding Centre features detailed modelling and realistic elements that help to build an understanding of the reality of equestrian care. This set would make an ideal gift for a 5-year-old girl who is interested in horses or horse-riding.

Pros
  • Based on a popular interest
  • Builds understanding of equestrian care
  • Encourages imaginative play
  • Detailed modelling, realistic elements
Cons
  • Small parts

11. ThinkFun Robot Turtles

ThinkFun Robot Turtles

Why we like it: A fun board game to help kids learn about coding for 2-5 players.

A fun board game for 2-5 players the ThinkFun Robot Turtles offers a huge array of benefits to children and would make an excellent gift for 5-year-old girls. This board game offers all the benefits of traditional board games; teaching children to take turns, follow rules and win and lose with emotional regulation.

However, the ThinkFun Robot Turtles also helps children to learn about technology and coding, promoting those sought-after technological skills. Designed to be played with parents, children write code using cards, but no screen is needed! An ideal educational gift for a 5-year-old girl.

Pros
  • 2-5 players
  • Teaches children about coding
  • Encourages use of technology
  • Promotes social skills
  • Designed to be played with parents
Cons
  • Requires additional players

12. Lego City Town Fun Fair People Pack

Lego City Town People Pack Fun Fair

Why we like it: 14 mini-figures to use with Lego sets to encourage creative and imaginative play.

If the 5-year-old girl you’re buying for is interested in Lego and has a few sets already, then this could be the perfect gift. The Lego City Fun Fair Town People Pack is a pack of 14 mini-figures that can be used with all Lego sets to enhance and improve the play experience. With a range of different people and accessories included this set helps to encourage social play, by providing plenty of characters to share with friends or siblings.

The Lego City Town Fun Fair People Pack mini-figures have interchangeable body parts so the child can mix and match outfits as needed. Perfect for any Lego fan this is a practical gift that adds something extra to play.

Pros
  • Compatible with all Lego sets
  • Interchangeable body parts
  • Encourage social play
  • Promotes imaginative play
  • Accessories included
Cons
  • Small pieces

13. Jewelkeeper Unicorn Musical Jewellery Box

Jewelkeeper Unicorn Musical Jewellery Box

Why we like it: A special box to store jewellery, keepsakes and special treasures with an attractive unicorn design and music that plays when the box is opened.

By age 5 most little girls will have amassed a collection of jewellery they have been given, or have made for themselves with craft sets. Giving the gift of a jewellery box means that she will have somewhere to store her jewellery, as well as all the other treasures that little girls seem to collect.

The Jewelkeeper Girl’s Musical Jewellery Storage Box with Spinning Unicorn has the added benefit of an attractive unicorn design, a spinning unicorn and music that plays when the box is opened, so it is not a purely practical gift but will also delight a 5-year-old girl.

Pros
  • Useful storage for gifted jewellery or special treasures
  • Attractive unicorn design
  • Plays music
  • Enhances understanding of cause and effect
  • Comes with a gift box, so no wrapping required
Cons
  • May encourage little ones to play with sentimental items of jewellery

14. Disney Large Winnie the Pooh

Disney Large Winnie the Pooh

Why we like it: Official Winnie the Pooh toy, great as bedroom décor or to cuddle.

Winnie the Pooh is a really popular children’s character and this official Disney toy is a great way to gift something based on this interest and theme. Made with super soft materials this toy is extremely huggable providing comfort to a 5-year-old.

The Disney Large Winnie the Pooh is also suitable as bedroom décor due to its large size it would make a great feature in a child’s bedroom or playroom, and may spark imagination and imaginative play. If the 5-year-old girl you’re buying for is a fan of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh then this gift could be perfect for her.

Pros
  • Official Disney toy
  • Super-soft materials
  • Suitable as bedroom décor
  • Large, huggable toy provides comfort
  • Encourages imaginative play
Cons
  • Large item, requires space to store
  • Hand-wash only

15. Playmobil Summer Fun Water Park with Slides

Playmobil Summer Fun Water Park with Slides

Why we like it: A Playmobil set that can be used with water to encourage imaginative, social play and construction.

Playmobil is a popular type of play within this age group, and so is playing with water, the Playmobil Summer Fun Water park with Slides set is designed to combine both of these elements so is sure to please a 5-year-old girl receiving the set as a gift.

Compatible with other Playmobil sets and figures the Playmobil Summer Fun Water Park with Slides has mechanical features that increase understanding of mechanics, how things happen and why things work and encourages exciting imaginative, social play.

Pros
  • Compatible with other Playmobil sets and figures
  • Combines water play and Playmobil
  • Mechanical features
  • Encourages imaginative, social play
  • Improves construction skills
Cons
  • Requires storage for lots of small parts

16. SilverLit Robo Dash Remote Control Dog

SilverLit Robo Dash Remote Control Dog

Why we like it: A remote-controlled robot dog who can detect objects and follow you around.

If the 5-year-old you’re buying for is just longing for a pet then maybe a remote-controlled dog will do the trick. The SilverLit Robo Dash Remote Control Dog is a high-tech, high-quality alternative to a real, furry friend. As well as allowing for plenty of imaginative role-play and experimenting with pet care there are plenty of other learning opportunities.

Using the remote control allows children to improve their technology skills, and the SilverLit Robo Dash Remote Control Dog’s built-in object detection not only keeps the dog safe but will also build a child’s interest in robotics.

Pros
  • Increases interest in robotics
  • Remote control allows for improved technology skills
  • Object detection technology
  • Encourages role-play
Cons
  • Requires batteries

17. Lego Toy Story 4 Buzz and Woody’s Carnival Mania

Lego Toy Story 4 Buzz and Woody’s Carnival Mania

Why we like it: Based on popular Toy Story characters, this Lego set encourages construction skills.

Based on the popular Toy Story characters Buzz and Woody the Lego Toy Story 4 Buzz and Woody’s Carnival Mania set allows children to recreate scenes from the Toy Story 4 movie, as well as play imaginatively.

Following the instructions to construct the carnival from the movie is sure to capture the interest of a 5-year-old and improve their concentration, perseverance and construction skills. As the Lego Toy Story 4 Buzz and Woody’s Carnival Mania set is compatible with other Lego bricks, she can incorporate other sets or bricks that she has to extend the play and her imagination too

Pros
  • Based on popular Toy Story characters
  • Encourages construction skills
  • Compatible with other lego sets
  • Promotes imaginative play
Cons
  • Requires storage

18. KidKraft Pastel Nantucket Wooden Storage Bench

KidKraft Pastel Nantucket Wooden Storage Bench

Why we like it: A wooden storage bench, fitting in with décor in a girl’s playroom or bedroom, perfect for storing away toys neatly.

It is always tempting to buy children toys because they get that wow reaction, but any parent knows that with every birthday or special event that passes comes a challenge; storage. As children accumulate more toys it can be difficult to know where to store them neatly. The KidKraft Pastel Nantucket Wooden Storage Bench is a practical solution to this problem.

As well as being visually pleasing, and likely to fit in with the décor of a 5-year-old girl’s bedroom or playroom, the KidKraft Pastel Nantucket Wooden Storage Bench comes with storage boxes included and easy to follow assembly instructions.

Pros
  • Practical piece of furniture
  • Storage boxes included
  • Easy assembly
  • Built to last
Cons
  • Requires adult assembly
  • Requires space

19. VTech Kidi Super Star

VTech Kidi Super Star

Why we like it: Perfect for a rising super star! A kids’ karaoke machine to encourage her to sing and dance.

Around age 5 a little girl may begin to show an interest in, and a natural flair for, the performing arts. If the 5-year-old girl you’re buying for loves to sing and dance and this is something that you want to encourage then the VTech Kidi Super Star could be a fantastic choice of gift.

The VTech Kidi Super Star is a kids’ karaoke machine, designed with children in mind it has a height-adjustable stand and features plenty of lights and sounds. With a built-in stand to hold a phone or mp3 player to sing along to a 5-year-old girl will be delighted with this gift!

Pros
  • Designed for kids
  • Height-adjustable stand
  • Lights and sounds
  • Recording mode
Cons
  • Requires batteries

20. Rubie’s Official Supergirl Deluxe Costume

Rubie's Official Supergirl Deluxe Costume

Why we like it: Encourage imaginative play with this official Supergirl dressing-up costume.

Imaginative role-play and dressing up is a big part of childhood and this officially licensed Supergirl costume will be well received by most 5-year-old girls. Whether she puts it to work in her play at home or uses it for dressing up at parties or on special days at school it is sure to make a welcome addition to her dressing up box.

Being an official, licensed product, Rubie’s official Supergirl Deluxe Costume, is made of high-quality materials and has been tested to both EU and UK standards so you can be sure that it will last. By age 5 most children can manage dressing fairly well but dressing up costumes are a great way to have her practice her skills.

Pros
  • Officially licensed product
  • High-quality materials
  • Encourages imaginative role-play
  • Tested to EU and UK Standards
Cons
  • Age 5-7, may be outgrown quickly

21. Playmobil The Movie Del’s Food Truck

Playmobil The Movie Del's Food Truck

Why we like it: Based on Playmobil the movie, this set lets children re-enact scenes from the film.

Based on Playmobil the movie this set allows children to re-enact popular scenes from the film. The Playmobil The Movie Del’s Food Truck is perfectly sized for 5-year-olds as it is small enough to feel like a more ‘grown-up’ toy whilst simultaneously being easy to hold.

Compatible with other Playmobil, and Playmobil the movie, sets play can be continuously expanded encouraging using plenty of imagination and creativity and improving storytelling skills as the 5-year-old uses language to narrate the theme of the play and the storyline. The Playmobil the Movie Del’s Food Truck would make an ideal gift for a 5-year-old girl who has seen and enjoyed Playmobil the Movie.

Pros
  • Sized for 5-year olds
  • Based on Playmobil the movie
  • Encourages imaginative play
  • Improves storytelling skills
Cons
  • Requires storage

22. Lego Juniors Stephanie’s Lakeside House

Lego Juniors Stephanie's Lakeside House

Why we like it: Ideal for younger builders this set features modular pieces to help with construction and encourages imaginative play.

The Lego Juniors Stephanie’s Lakeside Home is ideal for younger children as it features bigger, modular pieces that help with construction by making it easier to build the house quickly. The set is compatible with all other Lego sets though, so if the 5-year-old girl you’re buying for wants to give some more complex construction a go then she can always add to the set!

Homes and houses are popular play themes for 5-year-olds as it allows them to play based on their own experiences of home, family and friends. Lego is a popular and timeless toy for very good reason and will last for years to come. This set makes a great gift for a 5-year-old girl.

Pros
  • Modular pieces to make construction manageable
  • Improves construction skills
  • Encourages imaginative play
  • Compatible with other Lego sets
Cons
  • Requires storage

23. Geospace The Original Deluxe Bungee Boing

Geospace The Original Deluxe Bungee Boing

Why we like it: Keep kids active in a new way! A beginner’s pogo stick to encourage developing physical skills.

5-year-olds are still pretty physical creatures and have plenty of energy that needs burning off during the day. Sometimes that energy has to be burnt off at home and the Geospace Original Deluxe Bungee Boing is an ideal way to do this, it is a beginner’s pogo stick allowing children to bounce without the need for intensive balancing.

The Geospace Original Deluxe Bungee Boing is safe for younger children as it has a stable, flat bottom to allow children to work on their balance and coordination safely. The flat bottom also means that the Bungee Boing can be used indoors without risking damage to the flooring. A great gift for a 5-year-old girl who has heaps of energy and loves to show off her physical skills.

Pros
  • Keeps kids active
  • Develops physical skills
  • Improves coordination and balance
  • Safe for younger children
  • Can be used indoors or outdoors
Cons
  • Requires storage space

24. Hatchimals Wow

Hatchimals Wow

Why we like it: Interactive Hatchimal toy that can be hatched over and over again.

Hatchimal toys are really popular with 5-year-old girls, something about the combination of a surprise and the opportunity to nurture a cute creature appeals to the nature of 5-year-olds. Some of the Hatchimal toys, break out of their egg and the egg is then thrown away, but the Hatchimals Wow has a reusable egg that the little Hatchimal creature can be put in and ‘rehatched’ each time it comes out in a different mood as a surprise.

Hatchimals need taking care of, with their eye colour and behaviour changing to signal what they need. 5-year-old girls will have hours of fun working out how best to look after their new little pet.

Pros
  • Reattachable; more eco-friendly
  • Interactive toy
  • Encourages imaginative role-play
  • Promotes nurturing behaviour
Cons
  • Requires batteries

25. Rubik´s Race Game

Rubik´s Race Game

Why we like it: Based on the classic Rubik’s cube, this game for 2, helps increase children’s logic skills.

Rubik’s cubes are a classic toy for honing logic skills but they can be a little complex for 5-year-olds! The Rubik’s race game is designed for children and allows 2 players to compete, racing against the clock to imitate a pattern shown on the card.

The players must slide pieces around in order to display the same pattern as the card shows, this not only increases finger strength and fine motor skill but also helps to build neural pathways in the brain related to pattern recognition, which is an important foundation for mathematical skill.

Pros
  • Improves logic skills
  • 2 players
  • Develops fine motor skills
  • Encourages social skills
  • Promotes pattern recognition
Cons
  • Requires another player

26. Singcube Bluetooth Karaoke Machine

Singcube Bluetooth Karaoke Machine

Why we like it: Karaoke Machine with a 12-watt speaker to fill the room with sound and encourage girls who enjoy the performing arts.

If the 5-year-old you’re buying for takes her singing performance very seriously then perhaps a Karaoke machine would make a good gift! The Singcube Bluetooth Karaoke Machine is wireless and uses Bluetooth connectivity, so it is compatible with a wide range of devices.

With a 12-watt speaker, allowing sound to fill a medium to large room the Singcube Bluetooth Karaoke Machine is the ideal way to encourage creativity and the performing arts. Being easily portable, this karaoke machine is ideal for taking along to friends’ houses or family gatherings so that more people can join in the fun.

Pros
  • 12-watt speaker; suitable for medium- large rooms
  • Portable
  • Wireless
  • Light up and voice-changing effects
  • Encourages creativity and performing arts
Cons
  • Requires compatible device

27. Melissa & Doug The Original Pretend Play Cleaning Set

Melissa & Doug Housekeeping Set

Why we like it: Encourage imaginative play and get a head-start on chores with this full housekeeping set!

Children love to play with what they know, and what is familiar to them and 5-year-olds especially enjoy imitating what they have seen adults doing as they long to be considered’ grown up’ enough to join in with adult activities. The Melissa & Doug Housekeeping Set is a set of child-sized housekeeping tools that will allow the child to join in with what their parents are doing around the house.

The Melissa & Doug Housekeeping set is fully functional and can help to build up children’s confidence as they feel part of running the household, laying down great foundations for chores! The set is also useful for children’s imaginative play, as playing families is a popular motif at this age.

Pros
  • Encourages imaginative play
  • Child-sized tools
  • Builds confidence
  • Encourages fine motor skills
Cons
  • Larger item, requires storage space

28. Aquabeads Beadtastic

Aquabeads Beadtastic

Why we like it: Brilliant craft set for honing fine motor skills, requiring no heat to bond.

Aquabeads are a great craft resource for children around this age as they are an activity that children can complete relatively independently. Unlike other similar crafts, these beads do not require ironing or any heat source to hold them in place. Instead, they bond together using just a sprinkle of water (a tool for doing this is included!) so most parents will be happy for their children to get on with this independently.

The Aquabeads Beadtastic set includes templates and over 2000 beads in an array of colours so a 5-year-old girl will be kept happy and entertained for many hours, and as a bonus will significantly improve her fine motor skills and dexterity.

Pros
  • Encourages creativity
  • Improves fine motor skills
  • Does not require heat to bond
  • Over 2000 beads included
  • Templates included
Cons
  • Small pieces, need to be stored away from younger siblings

29. Green Toys Skipping Rope

Green Toys Skipping Rope

Why we like it: Safe, non-toxic and eco-friendly this skipping rope is a great way to improve physical skills and keep a little girl active.

Keeping kids active can be a real challenge but the Green Toys Skipping Rope is a great resource for encouraging children to improve their physical skills and fitness. Green Toys have a well-deserved reputation for high-quality, eco-friendly toys that are also completely safe and non-toxic with no BPA or phthalates.

The Green Toys skipping rope can be used either individually or for skipping games with a friend and helps to build strength and muscle tone in the arms and legs as well as improving cardiovascular fitness. An ideal small gift for an active 5-year-old girl.

Pros
  • Non-toxic
  • Eco-friendly
  • Improves physical skills
  • Keeps children active and healthy
  • Can be used for skipping games, or individually
Cons
  • More expensive than other skipping ropes

30. Hasbro Gaming Perfection Game

Hasbro Gaming Perfection Game

Why we like it: A MENSA reviewed game that can be played individually or with others.

Board games are a great way to build social skills as children learn to get along with others, take turns and play fairly. However, one of the major drawbacks is that there isn’t always someone around to play with, the Hasbro Gaming Perfection Game solves this problem as it can be played both individually and with others.

Reviewed by MENSA for Kids, the Hasbro Gaming Perfection Game has plenty of learning opportunities and is especially good for developing early maths skills. It also has built-in storage as all of the pieces fit into, and can be stored in, the game itself. A great gift for child who loves playing games but doesn’t always have another player to hand.

Pros
  • Can be played individually or with others
  • Reviewed by MENSA for kids
  • Built-in storage; pieces fit inside the game
  • Early maths skills
  • Improves reaction times
Cons
  • Adult assembly required

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Final words

When it comes to buying a gift for a 5-year-old girl there really are a lot of options! Luckily, 5-year-olds still have quite wide and varied interests, so the ideas listed here may give you some pointers in picking out a gift by presenting options you hadn’t considered or didn’t know about.

Many of the options are educational and improve important skills for school whilst not seeming like obvious schoolwork, so they are bound to be a hit with parents and children alike, and all of the gifts presented here have contributions to children’s development. We hope that this list has been helpful, as you consider which gift to pick out for the 5-year-old girl you have in mind.