The Best Toys for 5-Year-Old Girls

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The Best Toys for 5-Year-Old Girls
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At this age, 5-year-olds are both active and ready to take on more advanced toys that require an understanding of the "rules." (Even if "playing soccer" is just mostly her running around the backyard kicking a ball—that works!) Not to say dolls won't keep her busy as will the wildly popular Aquabeads that have dominated playrooms for a beat now. And, yes, know that "unboxing" is still a thing. Lucky for parents and adults everywhere who aren't buying b-day gifts weeks in advance, we found these and all the other best toys for 5-year-old girls on Amazon for you.

01

Unboxing Winner

Unboxing Winner

This doll is all about the unboxing experience. Inside, your 5-year-old-girl will find one of 39 different characters sporting serious #hairinspo. There are also little accessories to discover in the box's different compartments, including shoes, bags, and mini hair tools. After all, this latest series is all about styling the "big hair don't care" coifs. 

02

Outdoors Pick

Outdoors Pick

If you've got an active little girl on your hands, this pink bow and arrow set is sure to be her thing (it also comes in gray/green if she isn't into pink). Don't worry—these are suction cup arrows that are meant to be aimed at the bullseye, which is also included. We love this toy because it improves eye-hand coordination and it even comes with a quiver to hold the arrows. 

03

For the Athlete

For the Athlete

This is a best seller for a reason (what kid doesn't love kicking a ball around with friends in the backyard?). Plus, the classic black and white design will bring back memories when you work with your 5-year-old on her footwork.

04

The Tech Pet

The Tech Pet

Any color these little odd looking creatures touch they can mimic by glowing. Lumies also react to colors using over 100 different sounds and phrases, and they can create different kinds of music as a response to say a green rug or purple bedspread (as if she's not taking this to bed with her). 

05

Wished-For Doll

Wished-For Doll

These popular dolls are 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. 

06

The Big Gift

The Big Gift

At 10 feet in diameter (around 8 feet of actual bounce space), Skywalker's classic trampoline is a no-brainer. The safety features (enclosure net, padded poles) and 3-year frame warranty will put parents' minds at ease. But what parents will really love is having some seriously tired kids on their hands. When you think about it, a trampoline is a gift for everyone.

07

Play Kitchen Add On

Play Kitchen Add On

Educational toy company Learning Resources makes a grocery set that's realistic and fun, and also helps little ones learn math, reading, and writing. Tiny shoppers can grab grocery items off their list to place in the basket, then pay with pretend money. 

08

The Dollhouse Sub

The Dollhouse Sub

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! And the cute factor almost makes up for seeing those little accessories strewn around the house. Almost.

09

The Craft Set

The Craft Set

Little ones love Aquabeads because they're easy to use and it doesn't take long to show off their art project. Have her drop the different colored beads into the included template tray. Once her design is in place, spritz with water (bottle included), let it dry, and the beads will fuse together. Be prepared to have about seven new keychains you will absolutely have to use on the regs.

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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