We recently celebrated Raeca’s 6th birthday and I knew I wanted to put together a list of non-toy gifts for girls her age. While she loves toys she can also become overwhelmed with them and there are so many good, educational gifts out there that aren’t the typical Barbie and have so many more benefits.
The gifts on this list are items we either bought her, suggested to others that they buy or we seriously considered (and may just go on her Christmas list).
I had a lot of fun writing this list, I have a feeling there will be some more non-toy gift lists coming up in the near future.
8 EDUCATIONAL GIFTS
FOR A SIX YEAR OLD GIRL
BIBLE – since she can read we bought Raeca her own ESV Bible. Now she can follow along in church or when we read together in the morning.
MAGIC TREE HOUSE BOOKS – these have been her obsession lately. She can read them on her own but even kids who aren’t reading on their own yet love these read aloud. Raeca loves that they are part real (the history) and part not real (the part where Jack and Annie are back in history), they are a very good education series for children in the 5-8 year old range.
NYLON KNIFE SET – I’ve had my eye on these kids chef knives for years and I think they’d be great for kids anywhere from 3 years old and up. I’m glad we finally got her a set, now when she wants to help me make supper it can actually be useful! I see lots of fruit and veggie cutting in her future.
LOOM KNITTING KIT – my mom was always getting me creative, crafty type gifts when I was younger and I want to pass that enjoyment down to my daughter. This kit looks easy enough and yet isn’t something that will be done in 10 minutes. Plus, you actually have something to show for it afterwards!
LEGO – It’s one of those toys that have stood the test of time. We have full(ish) Lego sets from when Jared was young, it lasts forever so while it is more on the pricey end when you buy a kit you get so much value for the price.
WATER GARDEN FISH TANK – A self-cleaning fishing tank that also grows herbs, it’s like a really cool science experiment. We are planning on buying this for Christmas, it will be a great time to get a fish and get some herbs growing.
CIRCUIT MAZE – Raeca really enjoys games (she gets that from her Dad) and I think this will be a fun way to learn about electricity and circuits while playing a game.
OUTFOXED – Mrs. Plumpert’s prized pot pie has gone missing, and now it’s a chicken chase to crack the case! In Outfoxed, you move around the board to gather clues, then use the special evidence scanner to rule out suspects. You have to work together quickly because the guilty fox is high-tailing it towards the exit! Will you halt the hungry hooligan before it flies the coop or will you be outfoxed?