As kids get older, it seems to become a bit more challenging to find that perfect present. Six-year-olds are in that in-between stage, where some younger toys are still fun favorites, but older toys are too advanced. It’s all about finding that perfect sweet spot right in the middle.

Then, depending on the child’s personality, they might still love toys they had when they were five. But others might think those toys are “for babies” and are ready for something a bit more “grown-up.” Plus, by six, kids are starting to take more notice of the toys their friends have. What’s a frazzled, tired shopper to do?

Easy. Just check out our list of the best toys and gifts for six-year-old girls to narrow down your options. You don’t need to be overwhelmed by all of the choices out there. We’ve done the hard part for you and rounded up the top picks across multiple categories.

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The Best Gifts This Year For 6 Year Old Girls

Crystal Pixie Gliders

Crystal Pixie Gliders

Crystal Pixie Gliders

Bring the whimsical, magical world of fairies and make-believe to life with these Crystal Pixie Gliders. They can fly, light up, and respond to your hand movements. Kids can launch their fairy from her base and watch as her wings start to flutter and LED lights start to sparkle. Just hold your hand under her to help guide her on her flight and simply touch her wings to make her stop. The fairy comes with a USB cable for easy recharging.

Unicorn Stationery Set

Unicorn Stationery Set

Unicorn Stationery Set

Encourage girls to practice handwriting skills and develop fine motor skills with their own letter-writing kit. A unicorn stationery set is a perfect way to inspire young girls to write. They can send a note to a friend or family member or write reminders to themselves. The set features 45 pieces of stationery in a colorful unicorn box. Personalize your letters with stickers, washi tape, ink stamps, and more. Plus, it includes a pom pom pen, eraser, and pencil.

Stencil And Coloring Kit

Stencil And Coloring Kit

Stencil And Coloring Kit

Let girls unleash their inner artists with this coloring kit complete with stencils. The stencils give kids a helping hand creating various scenes and can also help teach kids to draw freehand. This all-in-one set comes with large stencils, colored pencils, paper, a sharpener, pen, case, and a handy carrying case. Kids can choose from all sorts of images to trace, staying engaged and entertained. The items are made with non-toxic materials and BPA-free plastic, making them perfectly-suited for kids.

Giant Bubble Wands

Giant Bubble Wands

Giant Bubble Wands

Spending time outside is important for kids’ overall well-being and health. Giving kids interesting and fun things to do outside can help entice them to stay outdoors. Bubbles are always a big hit, and these giant bubble wands kick things up a notch. This 4-piece kit contains a giant bubble maker, two pouches of WOWmazing bubble concentrate, and a tips and tricks booklet so kids can become expert bubble artists.

Unicorn Sleeping Bag

Unicorn Sleeping Bag

Unicorn Sleeping Bag

Is she starting to have sleepovers yet? Or maybe she wants to have a pretend campout in the den (or a real one in the backyard). This hooded unicorn sleeping bag will keep her extra cozy and secure when she’s ready to snuggle up, whether at home or away. It features super soft faux fur on the outside and a peach skin interior. It measures 26 inches wide and 46 inches long or 60 inches long with the hood.

Real Baking Set

Real Baking Set

Real Baking Set

Do you have an aspiring chef or baker in your midst? Let her graduate from play food and toy kitchens to the real deal with this baking set. She’ll have everything she needs to start whipping up some tasty treats. The kit includes a whisk, silicone spatulas, mixing spoon, baking mat, knife, pastry set, measuring cups and spoons, and 12 recipe cards. These accessories are made with little hands in mind, BPA-free, and easy to grip and use.

Osmo Detective Agency

Osmo Detective Agency

Osmo Detective Agency

Girls can put on their thinking caps and exercise their logical thinking and problem-solving skills in this educational game from Osmo. Kids will pretend to be clever detectives as they try to solve cases in the Osmo Detective Agency, sharpening their observation skills. Their investigations will take them around the world, learning about famous landmarks, geography, different cultures, and more. The game includes four double-sided maps, a map holder, magnifying glass, and the Detective Agency app.

Real Toolset

Real Toolset

Real Toolset

By six, she’s probably ready to help mom or dad with some real DIY projects. So it’s time to replace the plastic tools with some kid-friendly real ones. These metal tools are perfect for beginners, including a hammer, screwdrivers, tape measure, ruler, level, clamps, and more. Plus, she’ll get all the necessary safety gear, including gloves, safety goggles, and a hard hat. To complete the look, a kid-size tool belt complete with lots of pockets helps keep everything at her fingertips.

Slime Making Kit

Slime Making Kit

Slime Making Kit

Kids can’t resist ooey-gooey, stretchy slime. It’s so much fun to smash, pull, and squish between your fingers. When kids can make their own slime using this deluxe kit, they’ll also get a fantastic chemistry lesson. This Unicorn Fluffy Slime Kit is loaded with everything she needs to create all kinds of slime. She can experiment with fluffy, foamy, rainbow, and even crunchy slime that stays flexible and stretchtastic. The company promises 100% failproof slime every time.

Marble Run Construction

Marble Run Construction

Marble Run Construction

Using reasoning and problem-solving abilities, kids can test their engineering skills as they create the ultimate marble run. They’ll need to figure out the best track for the marble using logical thinking and trial and error. This marble run set includes 80 blocks that you can connect in four different ways to create the perfect marble run. You’ll also get 50 glass marbles and 5 glow-in-the-dark marbles for some in-the-dark fun. The kit also comes with a 12-page guide to help get things started, featuring instructions for different levels ranging from easy to hardest.

Wonder Woman Action Doll

Wonder Woman Action Doll

Wonder Woman Action Doll

Get the little superhero in your life a reminder of just how much she inspires you with her own Wonder Woman action figure. The 11-inch doll comes with removable accessories and wears her trademark outfit complete with knee-high boots. She can stand on her own, ready for action, or also become a great collectible. Since her clothing and accessories are removable, kids can also try out different fashions or change Wonder Woman to her alter ego, Diana Prince.

JoJo Siwa Headphones

JoJo Siwa Headphones

JoJo Siwa Headphones

Music is an excellent way to develop listening skills and concentration, and it helps kids relax and unwind. But, sometimes, if they want to play it loud, the adults in the room aren’t as thrilled. These headphones, featuring every girl’s favorite bow-wearing dancer JoJo Siwa, let her listen to the music without bothering mom and dad. But, don’t worry, they also have built-in parental controls, so you can make sure they aren’t playing the music too loud for their little ears. Kids can connect the headphones to any device to start grooving right away.

Paint And Plant Gardening Set

Paint And Plant Gardening Set

Paint And Plant Gardening Set

Girls will love to plant their very own mini garden and create a decorative planter to showcase their beautiful blooms. This gardening set contains seeds for Marigold, Cosmos, and Zinnia flowers, a watering bottle, a shovel, and instructions for how to plant and care for the flowers. To decorate the included tin planter, there are paintbrushes, a palette, and a 6-color paint strip. Once everything is in the soil, girls can easily identify their blooms with the included plant markers.

Bike With Removable Training Wheels

Bike With Removable Training Wheels

Bike With Removable Training Wheels

By 6, girls have most likely already gotten on a tricycle or a bike with training wheels. But, kids grow quickly at this age, and it’s important to get them a bike that’s the right size. Plus, those training wheels are probably going to be disappearing pretty soon. The Joystar 16-inch bike is perfect for 6-year-old girls and features a rear coaster brake, front hand brake, and removable training wheels. It’s made with a durable steel frame and puncture-proof tires, so she can keep riding for as long as her legs will take her.

Archery And Target Set

Archery And Target Set

Archery And Target Set

She might never want to come inside when you give her this fantastic complete archery set. Even when the sun starts to go down, light-up LEDs can keep the game going even after dark. Archery games are an excellent way for building hand-eye coordination, focus, fine motor skills, and accuracy. Plus, it gets kids outside and moving. The set includes 6 suction cup arrows 16 inches long, a 13-inch bow, a target, and a quiver.

Light-Up Dance Mat

Light-Up Dance Mat

Light-Up Dance Mat

It’s time to have a dance party! Young girls love to dance and sing and listen to music, so give them a gift that helps them show off their moves. The mat features blinking arrows that encourage kids to hop and step to keep up with three different games. Built-in music puts everything you need right there on the dance floor, or you can connect your own device using AUX or Bluetooth. Durable construction means this mat will stand up to the most intense dancers, and you just need 4 AA batteries.

Magnetic Sticks

Magnetic Sticks

Magnetic Sticks

It’s time to let imagination and engineering meet with these magnetic sticks. See what she’ll construct when she lets her creativity go wild. These fun sticks put a whole new spin on building blocks, enabling kids to design and build all sorts of unique 3D structures. The set includes 206 colorful sticks that help kids learn about magnets, geometry, spatial awareness, and more. It also helps kids develop their hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and problem-solving abilities.

Beauty Guru Art Set

Beauty Guru Art Set

Beauty Guru Art Set

Not quite ready for her to experiment with make-up looks yet? Get her this Fashion, Make-up, and Hair Sketch Portfolio so she can design and create a variety of fashion and beauty looks. She can test them out on paper before she starts doing the real thing. The stencils let kids trace hair styles, make-up looks, and more on the model sketch pages. Everything is stored inside the back pouch of the spiral-bound sketch book, so she can keep everything together on the go.

Pogo Jumper

Pogo Jumper

Pogo Jumper

Six years old is an important time for kids’ physical development. Anything that can help build endurance, muscle strength, and balance is a great gift. And nothing builds endurance like a lot of jumping. This pogo jumper will have her hopping along in no time, and she’ll improve her concentration and coordination skills at the same time. It can support up to 250 pounds and is made of durable foam. A sweat-proof, comfort-grip handle makes sure she won’t lose her grip as she bounces. Plus, the foam construction makes it safe for floors if she wants to use it indoors.

Light Up Terrarium Kit

Light Up Terrarium Kit

Light Up Terrarium Kit

Help teach kids about nature in a fun and interactive way with this Light-up Terrarium Kit. Girls can grow things by day and watch their garden creations glow by night. The kit contains everything they need to create a colorful mini-environment, including vermiculite soil, blue sand, river rocks, and wheatgrass and chia seeds. There are also miniature mushroom and bunny figures and stickers to help add to the look. It’s a great science and art project all rolled into one fantastic gift.

Selfie Camera

Selfie Camera

Selfie Camera

Smile and say, “Selfie!” Let kids have some fun and learn about photography with this digital camera. It comes in fun colors and showcases impressive features like auto-focus, 8.0 megapixels, and 1080P video. She can record and snap for up to two hours before needing to charge the camera with the included USB cable. She’ll also receive a 32GB micro SD card to store her favorite images and videos. The camera is durable and shockproof, holding up to falls and bumps.

LEGO Frozen Jewelry Box

LEGO Frozen Jewelry Box

LEGO Frozen Jewelry Box

Everyone loves LEGOS, whether you’re 6 or 60, and girls will love making their own jewelry box with the classic bricks. The 300 piece kit features Frozen’s Elsa and her horse Nokk and enables girls to make a unique jewelry box to store their favorite accessories. When complete, it measures 5 inches wide, 4 inches deep, and over 9 inches tall. It even includes a mirror, lock, and drawer for her extra-special pieces.

Magic Set

Magic Set

Magic Set

Abracadabra, hocus pocus, and more, this gift will help her imagination soar! Give kids a present that will truly cast a spell with this deluxe magic kit. Kids love magic, and they’ll really get excited when they have the chance to make their own. Marvin’s Amazing Magic Tricks includes 225 easy-to-perform tricks that kids can learn to amaze their friends and family. Of course, it also comes with what every aspiring magician needs, a magic wand. The included illustrated instruction booklet helps kids easily learn, practice, and perfect their skills.

Light-Up Tracing Pad

Light-Up Tracing Pad

Light-Up Tracing Pad

Inspire her to create more bright ideas with this Light-Up Tracing Pad from Crayola. It comes with a graphite pencil, 12 colored pencils, 10 blank sheets of paper, and 10 tracing sheets. Kids can draw over 100 traceable images, mix and match to create new designs, or draw their own masterpieces. The light-up surface makes things easy to see, even in low lighting, making it great for quiet time activities. All you need to get started are 3 AA batteries.

Gem Blocks Dig Set

Gem Blocks Dig Set

Gem Blocks Dig Set

Whether playing solo or with friends, this STEM gift is sure to be a hit. Girls can explore the worlds of archaeology and geology as they dig for a dozen real gems. The kit includes 12 individual chisels and guides, so it’s perfect for a party or group activity. There are also learning cards that teach about each gem, including Agate, Lapis Lazuli, and more. Once the digging is done, she’ll have the beginnings of an impressive rock collection, too.

Crossbody Satchel

Crossbody Satchel

Crossbody Satchel

Give your little fashionista the perfect accessory with this cute crossbody kitty satchel. It’s available in a variety of colors to suit her style, and the tassels add the perfect trendy touch. It features soft leather and a magnetic snap closure that makes it easy to open and close. The strap is adjustable, so you can make sure she finds the perfect fit. Plus, it’s a great way for her to accessorize her favorite outfit and keep her essentials close at hand.

Make-Up Set

Make-Up Set

Make-Up Set

Give her the perfect reason to stay out of mom’s makeup drawer with this complete kid-friendly makeup set. She can express her style, get creative, develop fine motor skills, and build confidence as she tries out different looks. The set includes a unicorn cosmetic case packed with washable make-up like lipstick, nail polish, eye shadow, blush, makeup brushes, and more. There’s a comb, powder puff, and mirror, plus pedicure supplies, so she’ll have everything she needs to feel glamorous.

Colorful Hair Chalk

Colorful Hair Chalk

Colorful Hair Chalk

Girls will have a blast styling their hair with these safe, non-toxic hair chalks in an assortment of vibrant colors.  They’re great fun to try out on yourself, or play salon and style your friend’s hair. The chalk comes in red, orange, blue, purple, green, and pink, and is non-allergenic and water-soluble. It’s best suited for lighter-colored hair, and girls can apply it easily. After setting it with a hairdryer, the chalk will last for about three days, then can wash out easily.

Smart Watch for Kids

Smart Watch for Kids

Smart Watch for Kids

This smartwatch comes loaded with features that girls will think are totally cool. It can take tons of pictures and store over thousands of photos, record videos, and playback MP3 music. It also counts steps, has an alarm clock, a calendar, and a flashlight. It’s a gift that is as useful as it is fun, and girls are sure to feel all grown-up when they get to wear it. It also features parental controls that will turn off the smartwatch features when you want them to take a break from the electronics.

 

Create Your Own Bath Bombs

Create Your Own Bath Bombs

Create Your Own Bath Bombs

Bath Bombs are lots of fun, fizzing in the water, changing its colors, and creating a relaxing bath experience.  But, when girls can make their own bath bombs, they also learn valuable lessons about chemical reactions and other science concepts. This kit gives girls the opportunity to create ten unique bath bombs using the five molds and various colors. Kids will love to mix and match the different shades, and they can also add fragrances. The set also features a surprise charm, stickers, and a gift bag.

Princess Puzzles

Princess Puzzles

Princess Puzzles

At 6, lots of girls still love the Disney princesses, and puzzles are always a favorite for all ages. Puzzles help with problem-solving, logical thinking, spatial awareness, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. Not only do they have all of these benefits, but they’re fun too. This Ravensburger puzzle set features three separate puzzles, each with 49 pieces. The puzzles feature popular Disney princesses Cinderella, Belle, and Ariel and are durably made with extra-thick cardboard.

Pop-It Puzzle

Pop-It Puzzle

Pop-It Puzzle

For a unique take on a jigsaw puzzle, consider this colorful Pop-it version. Kids can relax and destress as they build reasoning abilities and other important skills. Pop-its have become a popular gift for many ages recently, filling a significant need of many children today. They help with focus and relieve anxiety. And they’ve also become rather popular with adults too. All of the colors, the texture, and the fun popping noise of the bubbles add to an engaging sensory experience.

Interactive Plush Pets

Interactive Plush Pets

Interactive Plush Pets

This isn’t your ordinary stuffed animal. This plush pet lets itself out of the box; all the lucky recipient needs to do is unwrap the box and pull the gift tag. Once her new plush puppy pet paws its way out of the box, it’s time for some interactive fun. She’ll be surprised with either Missy or Blossom, Poodle Fairy Pups that feature over 100 sounds and actions for endless enjoyment, including games and cute antics.

Star Projector Night Light

Star Projector Night Light

Star Projector Night Light

Give her the stars with this awesome star projector night light that fills her walls and ceilings with a colorful night sky. It’s a great way to add a soft glow to her room at night, which can help with bedtime and create a comfortable, safe sleeping environment. It features 8 different color modes, and girls can choose to keep the light still or set it spinning, all at the touch of a button. It works on 4 AAA batteries or with a USB cord for optimal flexibility when it comes to choosing where to put it.

LEGO Friends Cupcake Cafe

LEGO Friends Cupcake Cafe

LEGO Friends Cupcake Cafe

The LEGO Friends line was designed with girls in mind with its colorful bricks and fun themes. The Cupcake Cafe is an especially sweet build, featuring 335 pieces that turn into Olivia’s cute cupcake shop. It comes with two Friends figures, a rotating cupcake server, a mini play kitchen, a cupcake-dispensing machine, and a removable table and chairs. Girls will also build a scooter, so the friends are ready to deliver their cupcakes throughout Heartlake City.

Inline Light-Up Skates

Inline Light-Up Skates

Inline Light-Up Skates

Help her improve balance, coordination, stamina, and strength, all while having a great time. These inline skates are an excellent way to get girls moving either outside or on the rink. The 8 light-up wheels are not only a fun feature, but they add a level of safety since they increase visibility. The lights start flashing with movement, so there’s no need for batteries or charging. Plus, these skates are adjustable, switching to four different sizes by touching a button.

Pictureka Board Game

Pictureka Board Game

Pictureka Board Game

This game is great for improving recognition and concentration, and it’s a great way to learn about teamwork and cooperation.  Kids need to think and look fast as they try to locate the different objects first. The game contains 9 colorful, double-sided picture tiles filled with fanciful imagery. It’s a great game for two or more players and also an excellent addition to family game nights. It requires little to no setup, so the game can get started within a few seconds.

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Fashionable Outfit

Fashionable Outfit

Fashionable Outfit

She can put on a fashion show starting with this trendy outfit. It’s important for girls to be able to discover their sense of style and express it healthily. This adorable dress is the perfect balance between sweet and sassy, with a floral skirt and denim top. It would look great with cute flats or so spunky with some cowboy boots; it’s all about her style. The dress is machine-washable, has a zipper closure, and comes in sizes 2T to 8 years.

Magazine Subscription

Magazine Subscription

Magazine Subscription

Kids love getting mail; it’s so much fun opening the mailbox and finding something inside just for them. When you get them a magazine subscription in their name, it’s a great way to encourage reading and promote literacy skills. Plus, depending on the content, they can learn about all different things. A subscription to National Geographic Kids opens up a whole world of learning about nature, animals, and the world. Keep in mind that when you order, the first issue should arrive in between 6 and 10 weeks.

Sprinkle Art Shaker

Sprinkle Art Shaker

Sprinkle Art Shaker

Sprinkle a little creativity into their lives with the Crayola Sprinkle Art Shaker. Kids can use the different templates to make textured pictures or come up with their own designs. The artwork uses glue outlines and non-edible sprinkles to make 3D-like images full of color. The set includes 1 shaker, 12 project sheets, 5 bottles of sprinkles, 6 glue tubes, and instructions. Art activities develop all sorts of abilities like fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, but they also help enrich the imagination. They’re also a great way to stay engaged and entertained on rainy days when you don’t want the screens to be on all the time.

Remote Control Robot

Remote Control Robot

Remote Control Robot

Girls can operate this futuristic-looking robot with an infrared-sensor remote or using hand gestures. Girls can make the robot move forward, backward, left, or right, all with simple hand motions. The robot’s eyes light up when it moves, and it features durable construction with flexible joints. Girls can also start experimenting with programming since this robot performs up to 50 actions that the user can input. Kids can enjoy 60 minutes of play before needing to recharge the robot with the USB cable. Charging only takes two hours.

Joke Book

Joke Book

Joke Book

Telling jokes helps you laugh, destress, and interact with others. Kids will get a kick out of this joke book designed specifically for 6-year-olds. Not only does it help kids unwind and have fun, but it makes kids want to read. It’s a great way to show kids that books are fun. Plus, they can share the jokes with others, which helps build communication skills. Children will find 69 pages of jokes ready for the telling.

Electronic Bank

Electronic Bank

Electronic Bank

By 6, kids can certainly do some jobs and earn some money. Some young children are even starting to get into entrepreneurial pursuits! As they add to their cash flow, get them excited with this electronic bank that goes way beyond your usual piggy bank. Children can set a unique password to keep their cash protected, accessing their money by inputting their personal 4-digit code. It’s also a great conversation-starting for teaching kids about money and money concepts.

Fun And Colorful Book

Fun And Colorful Book

Fun And Colorful Book

As kids start to become more independent readers, help them add to their book collection with an entertaining story. This colorful book by Diane Alber, Never Let a Unicorn Wear a Tutu, features enchanting illustrations and a creative story about a little girl who wants her unicorn to wear a tutu. But, when she overhears a friend saying never to do it, she isn’t quite sure why and tries to figure out what to do. It’s a cute story, but it also teaches a lesson; that pretty things are fun but even more special when shared with others.

Target Competition Game

Target Competition Game

Target Competition Game

Whether playing outside or inside, solo or competition style, this target game keeps kids entertained and focused. It helps develop accuracy skills and hand-eye coordination, and if playing with friends, develops healthy competition skills. The game includes a moving target with auto-functions that kids can set to fast or slow speeds. You don’t need any batteries, and the set comes with 18 orange and blue foam balls, 2 blasters, the target, and a charging cable.

Kidz Bop Microphone

Kidz Bop Microphone

Kidz Bop Microphone

She can sing like the next big pop star with this handheld mic from the hit kids’ music brand, Kidz Bop. The microphone features wireless connectivity so you can link it to your phone and start singing along with apps like YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, and more. It features 4 fun voice effects, including low pitch, chipmunk, high pitch, and echo, making it super fun to do with friends. It’s rechargeable and can play for 8 hours before needing a charge.

Hatchimals Collectibles

Hatchimals Collectibles

Hatchimals Collectibles

Six-year-olds start to really get into collecting different items, and Hatchimals are a popular collectible for young girls. This exclusive playset from Amazon features 8 special Hatchimals encased in seashell-shaped eggs. Rub the heart on the eggs and crack them open gently to see what you’ll get. There’s also a fun aquarium backdrop to help set the scene. When girls put the Hatchimals into the water, they’ll change color and change back again when dry.

Barbie Fashion Show

Barbie Fashion Show

Barbie Fashion Show

Engaging in pretend play is still very much a vital part of 6-year-olds’ development. Barbie dolls always provide a way to exercise the imagination since girls can act out so many situations with the iconic trendsetter. For girls that love fashion, this Barbie clothing and accessory set and case is the perfect mix of play and style. Barbie’s Ultimate Closet includes dresses, purses, shoes, jewelry, and a set of hangers for Barbie’s favorite fashions.

Extra-Wide Adjustable Scooter

Extra-Wide Adjustable Scooter

Extra-Wide Adjustable Scooter

She’ll be on the move in no time with this sturdy, extra-wide scooter that grows with her. Thanks to the adjustable handlebars, she can keep things at the perfect height, even after a 6-year-old growth spurt. It lets you adjust to four different heights ranging from 25.5 inches to 33 inches. The deck is reinforced fiberglass, and the wear-resistant wheels provide excellent shock absorption for a smooth ride. Plus, the wheels contain bright LEDs that flash when she rides, providing a mega cool factor and extra visibility.

Rainbow Scratch Paper

Rainbow Scratch Paper

Rainbow Scratch Paper

This art paper is almost like performing a magic trick before your eyes. The black scratch paper hides a colorful array of hues that kids reveal once they start drawing with the wooden stylus. They can draw anything they can imagine and end up with vibrant masterpieces. The set includes 50 pieces of scratch paper, 5 wooden stylus sticks, and 4 drawing stencils. As an extra bonus for mom and dad, you don’t have to worry about markers, crayons, or paints making a big mess.

The Best Toys And Gifts For 6 Year Old Girls [Buyer’s Guide]

By six years old, girls have developed distinct personalities, likes, and dislikes. They can undoubtedly tell you what their favorite things are, and they’re also quick to tell you what’s boring. Of course, getting this first-hand input is helpful, but you might not always be privy to it.

 

This age is an important time for self-discovery and self-expression, so anything that encourages imagination and creativity is excellent. It’s also a great idea to give young girls items that can help them with confidence building and working with others.

 

You’ll find even more options for STEM toys at this age, plus more advanced toys that encourage physical activity. As girls are starting to read more independently, books are also a big win for this age group. And make-up, fashion, and jewelry are always popular favorites for six-year-old girls.

Art-Based Kits And Craft Sets

Educational toys are always a welcome gift, but learning opportunities come in many forms. A big part of learning at 6 years old is learning about oneself. Young girls are discovering a lot about themselves, about their feelings, and trying to understand what it all means.

 

Creative outlets like artist sets, craft kits, jewelry-making bundles, drawing pads, and stencils all offer excellent ways to engage in self-expression. And by six, girls can take on a lot more challenging art sets, really getting to show off their creative abilities.

 

Many of these kits also provide continued reinforcement for important skills. They help develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, concentration, pattern recognition, spatial awareness, etc.

 

Plus, as girls create more items and learn to do things on their own, it builds self-confidence. Therefore, these artistic endeavors become a great way to boost self-esteem.

STEM Toys

Whether building with LEGOs, creating giant bubbles, programming a smart watch,  or interacting with robotic plush pets, girls can engage in STEM Learning. A variety of toys teach science, math, engineering, and technology concepts in fun ways that spark kids’ interests in these fields.

 

STEM toys also help kids solve problems, understand cause-and-effect relationships, and look at things from multiple perspectives. Many STEM toys also involve creative thinking and imagination, so they’re often compatible with lots of personality types.

Fashion And Beauty

Nobody wants their kids to grow up too fast, but little girls can’t wait to be big girls. They love to play with make-up, paint their nails, experiment with fashion trends, wear jewelry and carry a purse. But not a toy purse; they’re ready for the real thing.

 

By six, girls start to cross that relatively thin line between being okay with everything being pretend and wanting the real deal. But, of course, they’re still six, so it’s essential to provide them with age-appropriate ways to flex their fashion and beauty muscles.

 

A six-year-old girl would be absolutely thrilled to open a fashionable outfit complete with a coordinating purse or crossbody bag. Then, throw in some hair chalk and make-up to have some fun with their new look and add their own personal flair into the mix.

Board Games

Building social skills and social awareness is critical at a young age. It’s also important to make sure children understand what healthy competition is. Board games are a great way to practice things like taking turns, winning and losing, and cooperation when you play in teams.

 

Board games are also an excellent way to bring families together. Finding fun games for everyone can be just the ticket for an engaging family game night. It’s a way to bring everyone together in a relaxed atmosphere, which can help spark conversations.

Outdoor Sports

Six-year-olds are ready to go, go, go all the time, and they need ways to develop endurance, strength, and balance. Plus, anything that helps them burn some energy is always a favorite for parents too. By six, kids have a bit more control over their bodies and can start trying some more challenging outdoor pursuits.

 

By now, you’ll likely take the training wheels off of the bike, try some inline skates, or maybe even set up some target practice NERF style. These types of items are also a great way to encourage kids to get outside and learn the importance of exercise.

Books And Reading Materials

Make reading fun and encourage a lifelong love for literacy by giving kids age-appropriate books that they can read themselves. A great way to do this is to get your child a magazine subscription about something that interests them, like National Geographic for Kids or Highlights Magazine.

 

Joke books are also a big hit for this age group, encouraging both reading and communicating with others. Young girls might also start to create and write stories of their own when they read more.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

Q: What are some of the best gifts for my 6-year-old that can involve the whole family?

 

A: Look for games or toys that need two or more players, like board games or the Moving Target Game with two blasters. You can have family game nights, contests, or similar activities with each other.
 
Art kits are also a great way to spark interaction because you create and build things together. And, speaking of building, everyone typically loves LEGOs.  And by six, kids’ building skills are much more equipped to handle LEGO kits that mom and dad would like too.
 
Q: How do I know when my 6-year-old has outgrown her toys?
 
A: For the most part, you’ll simply notice that she isn’t playing with them as much or perhaps not at all. But, other signs are if she’s physically too big for them or starting to use them in inappropriate ways.
 
Q: Can a six-year-old play outside alone?
 
A: By six years old, most kids should be able to handle playing in a fenced-in backyard by themselves for a few minutes at a time. However, it’s important that you can keep your eyes on them, for example, through a window.
 
But, before you allow your child to play outside solo, even for a few minutes, do a safety check. Walk the yard and make sure nothing poses a safety risk. Look for things like exposed nails, mushrooms, and other things that could cause an injury or problem. Also, make sure the gate is locked and go over basic rules with your child, like never leaving the yard.
 
It’s also important to consider your child’s personality. In your gut, you know if they can handle playing solo or not yet. It’s also a good idea to check in with them every few minutes, even with a quick shout. Let them know whenever you call them that they need to answer back right away.
 

Conclusion: The Best Gifts For A 6 Year Old Girl

Finding the perfect gift for a six-year-old girl isn’t as daunting as it might first seem. By sticking to something in one of these categories, you can’t go wrong. Art kits and craft sets are a huge hit with this age group, as are anything to do with make-up and fashion.
 
Interactive learning toys are also popular, like the robotic Plush Pets or the RC robot. For girls starting to hang out more with friends, think board games, selfie cameras, and slime-making kits. They’ll have a blast doing any of these with others since more than one adds to the fun.
 
Six-year-old girls also love gifts that are the real deal — think real tool sets, real baking sets, and real make-up. They have the ability to start doing things beyond the pretend versions and they can’t wait to give it all a try. So, gifts that let them do more realistic tasks and build their independence are a favorite.

Top 50 Toys & Gifts For 6 Year Old Girls