The Best Toys for 5-Year-Old Girls

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The Best Toys for 5-Year-Old Girls

We've made it our business to know all the coolest (and classic) toys and gifts for 5 year-old girls. Here's our researched and kid-approved list! Take a look and see which toy would suit the kindergartener in your life.

If she loves arcade games, the Moj Moj Claw Machine will be right up her alley. Into American Girl dolls? Take a look at WellieWishers. If you're on the hunt for a good old fashioned dollhouse, we like the KidKraft Grand Anniversary version. If cute stuff is more her style, what about the Calico Critters Cozy Cottage? Read on for all these suggestions and many more. Then just click to order.

01

Moj Moj Claw Machine

Moj Moj Claw Machine

This is the kind of nostalgia-drenched toy you wish they had when you were a kid. This sought-after toy includes six Moj Moj mystery packs — inside are surprise squishy toys. The cute Moj Moj toys are tucked into the plastic balls — you can get one of over 95 different slow-rise animal characters. Insert the plastic coins, then use the multi-directional joystick to grab and win a toy. Beat the music or lose your turn.

02

Piggy Paint Polish

Piggy Paint Polish

The non-toxic nail polish that's safe for kids, Piggy Polish is available in cute gift sets. Included are polish remover, plus 2 nail polish colors. The water-based formulas are animal cruelty-free, and 7-free (the contain no formaldehyde, DBP,  or toluene, among other worrisome additives). 

03

Wrist Wrapples

Wrist Wrapples

Choose from 1 of 6 furry Wrapples — the interactive fantasy pets you can wear on your wrist. The fuzzy creatures feature over 50 sounds and reactions; they giggle and purr. Slap-bracelet tails keep them secure. Get more than 1 Wrapple together and hear them sing together. 

04

Classic Jump Rope

Classic Jump Rope

Available with purple, pink, or green BPA-free handles, these jump ropes from Green Toys are a classic gift choice. This is an adjustable rope made from 100% cotton and the handles are made from recycled plastic, making it an eco-friendly birthday gift option.

05

Pikmi Pops Giant Flip

Pikmi Pops Giant Flip

These trendy toys may look like plush cotton candy, but they're reversible critters! Choose from a cat, dog, or bunny (or unicorn at Target). Find 8 surprise items inside, including 1 or 2 exclusive reversible scented medium Pikmi Flips. Best for ages 5 and up. Adorable, fun, and surprising!

06

Grand Dollhouse

Grand Dollhouse

This gorgeous dollhouse is a limited edition in honor of KidKraft's 50th birthday, and it's meant to impress. At over 4' tall, there are 4 levels of play, and a fun details like a mail slot, reading nook, and working outdoor lights. A 20 piece accessory set is also included. Best for ages 3 and up.

07
Polly Pocket

Mattel has caught on to the resurgence of Polly Pocket's popularity, so they're re-releasing this nostalgic toy. The new playset comes complete with an itty bitty doll and accessories, just like the originals. 

But where '90s Polly was sweet and pastel, the new ones are bright and bold. The dolls and other items are a bit larger and chunkier, but still just as fun to play with.

08

Cosmic Littlest Pet Shop

Cosmic Littlest Pet Shop
09

Easy-Store Trampoline

Easy-Store Trampoline

If you don't have the backyard space for a real trampoline, we love this portable one that folds up, making it easy to store. (Note the weight limit of 105 lbs; it's recommended that one child jump at a time.) Other features we love include a padded frame and safety enclosure.

10

Interactive Baby Alive

Interactive Baby Alive

One of the new robotic baby dolls on the block, the Baby Alive Real as Can Be has over 80 lifelike movements, including facial expressions. She responds to sound and touch and "drinks" her bottle. The doll even burps after she eats! A great gift option for the little one who loves baby dolls. Best for age 3 and up. Demo batteries are included. 

11

Playmobil Fairy Set

Playmobil Fairy Set

Everything she needs for fairy fun is inside this magical play set. Best for ages 4-10, Playmobil unicorns, fairies, light-up flower lanterns, rock caves, treasure chests, throne, forest animals, and much more are included. Playmobil sets are detailed and durable, and the Magical Fairy Forest makes an enchanting gift.

12

WellieWishers Doll

WellieWishers Doll

WellieWishers are sized just right for five year-olds and they're perfect for the American Girl fan who is between the Bitty Baby doll and the BeForever historical dolls. 

Pick from five different girls wearing whimsical rain boots: Ashlyn, Willa, Camille, Emerson, and Kendall. There are so many cute outfits and accessories for the 14.5" dolls, as well as coordinating items for little girls! Any kindergartener will treasure these quality dolls.

13

Mobile Art Station

Mobile Art Station

Featuring over 75 pieces, this art set is great for little ones who love to draw.

Markers, paper, and, crayons, and colored pencils come conveniently packed in a fold-up desk tray. Easy clean-up, portability, and quality supplies make for a perfect gift.

14

Critter Cottage

Critter Cottage

A sweet starter home for her Calico Critter figures, the Cozy Cottage features over 15 pieces, including a little rabbit to live in the home. 

Bonus: it comes fully assembled! The Cozy Cottage provides hours of fun for little ones, and they can collect the all the different Calico Critters animal families and their tiny accessories.

15

Awesome Aquabeads

Awesome Aquabeads

Little ones love Aquabeads because they're easy to use and it doesn't take long to show off their art project. Drop the different colored beads into the included template tray. Once your design is in place, spritz with water (bottle included) and let it dry. The beads will fuse together and once dry, your kid's creation is complete. 

16

Mermaid Bath Barbie

Mermaid Bath Barbie

Rainbow Lights Mermaid makes a splash with her glimmering rainbow colors, pink-streaked hair, and princess tiara.

Press her necklace or dip her in water to start the light show — this is one bath toy little girls are sure to love!

17

Kitty Surprise

Kitty Surprise

Kitty Surprise has a secret — a litter of kittens hidden in her belly! How many will you get?  

Count the blue and pink ribbons to see if you have boy or girl kittens. Another surprise: one of the kittens can meow! Also available: Bunny Surprise and the 90s original, Puppy Surprise.

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Super Smart Market

Super Smart Market

New from Learning Resources, the Smart Market helps little ones gain math, reading, and writing skills as they play. 

Tiny shoppers can grab grocery items off their list to place in the basket, then pay with pretend money. Perfect with a play kitchen!

Didn't find what you were looking for? We've got you covered. We compiled a guide of the hottest toys this holiday season, as well as gift guides for two-year-old girlssix-year-old girls, three-year-old girlssix-year-old boysfour-year-old girlsfive-year-old boys and three-year-old boys.

If you are thinking about blind bags or advent calendars, we've got you covered also.

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