Unlike our boys, our girls are still happily engaged in playing with their dolls and stuffed animals. It’s not that they don’t like their WiiU, they just don’t feel the need to play with it as much as the boys do. So when we ask them what they want for Christmas, there lists are filled with all sorts of fun, imaginative play toys.
As Moms, this makes us very happy because we love toys that help foster their imaginations. Whether they’re playing with their new Lottie Dolls or fighting an epic battle with their Schleich Bayala Figures, as long as they’re using their minds creatively, we try to stay out of their play space.
Creative play among girls helps them develop all sorts of growth skills and critical thinking skills, but most importantly, in our opinion, it helps them learn how to play and engage with other girls. It also helps them think outside of the box. If their friends can’t come over for a play date, they have to come up with a really good idea if they’re going to convince their brothers to come play with them. By agreeing to let their brother’s dragons blow up their Schleich Magic Elf Castle – they get to play with their favorite toys.
So with this in mind, we created a gift guide with our girls that is comprised of toys that they currently have or are asking Santa for this year. These 11 Creative Toys For Girls focus on a few high quality items that will provide hours of creative play.
11 Creative Toys for Girls
We love toys that keep on giving. You know, toys that the kids are excited to play with for more than 3 minutes after they open them? We're sure you do too, which is why we put together this gift guide comprised of toys that our daughters (and sons) have either previously played with or are asking for from Santa this year.
When the enchantress of the ice elves likes to set out for a long-time joyride, she asks her ice cat to pull her in the sledge through the sunlit snow fields of her home. The faithful draught animal gladly agrees, and as swift as the wind, the enchantress flies by covered in warm quilts. Everywhere, elves and beasts wave to her, because everybody is pleased to see her. Part of the gorgeous Schleich Magic Elf Castle Play Set with Accessories.
Girls can build their very own unique structures with the Roominate Chateau! Using the included building pieces that easily snap together, girls can tap into their imaginations to design two‐level structures, bunk beds, balconies, a house on wheels, and other endless possibilities. Electrical circuits enhance designs so girls can watch their creations come to life with real movement, including spinning windmills, carousels, lamps, and more. Included in this 131‐piece set are 8 wall/floor panels, 52 furniture building pieces, 32 connectors, 4 arches, 4 wheels, 2 axles, a motor, string of 4 lights, 2 switches, 2 battery packs, a screwdriver, doll, pet, and 20 sheets of craft paper. Requires 4 AAA batteries, not included.
Your daughter will love creating her own BFF with the My Studio Girl Sew-Your-Own My Best Friend Doll. The kit comes with everything you need: easy to follow instructions, pre-cut felt with holes for easy sewing, yarn for hair, stuffing, a child-safe plastic needle, and thread. There's even a birth certificate for the doll. As a bonus, the Best Friend Doll comes with her own tiny pet you can tuck into the little pocket on her dress. This doll is one of the four My Best Friend Dolls offered by My Studio Girl (other doll kits sold separately). They're fun to make, fun to collect, and super to give as gifts. Not for children under 3. The My Studio Girl collection was developed for the creative side of every girl. We offer easy sewing kits, air dry dough sculptures, papier mache keepsakes and activity play sets that are fun to create, collect and give as gifts. Every My Studio Girl product inspires creativity, self-expression and empowerment.
You little Princess rock star will not let go of this great Mic & speaker combined. Sing along with Mic and Amp. It's perfect for budding performers, whether your little one likes to sing, tell jokes, make speeches or create silly sound effects, this mic and amp is excellent for performance play. The set includes a microphone, amplifier, and adjustable-height mic stand. IQ toys Mic and Amp set A microphone and amp sized just for kids. Encourage your future star of stage and screen with a microphone and amplifier sized just for kids. Adjust the height of the mic stand to the perfect kid level. Volume control lets you adjust to the desired sound level. The extra long mic cord lets you move around the stage easily. Sing Along with Your Digital Music Sing along with your own music library. Plug your MP3 player or audio device into the MP3 input jack with a standard 1/8" cord (not included) and sing, talk, or rap over the music coming through the amp. Cordless Amp The mic and amp requires 3 AA batteries (not included). With no need to plug in, it's easy to perform in any room of the house. Minimal assembly required, quick and easy to set up.
Our Chelsea Doll Cottage is perfect for any young girl with a wild imagination. This adorable dollhouse comes with a whopping 17 pieces of furniture and would make a great gift for any occasion. Two molded plastic staircases Three levels of open space 17 pieces of furniture Windows that open and close Large enough that multiple children can play at once Accommodates 4-inch mini dolls
The Custom Kitchen is compact and has an upscale design matching today's interior home décor. The fun electronic sounds include a phone, microwave, and stove top. The special frying pan and boiling pot make electronic frying and boiling sounds when the lid is placed on them. The upscale, granite-look counter tops and "stainless steel" oven, microwave and refrigerator make this kitchen unique and realistic. The Custom Kitchen also features a recycle bin, pull out drawer, decorative plate rack, storage shelf, and a sink with a faucet.
It's always show time! This wooden puppet theater has been designed with a sturdy, non-tip base and plenty of room inside for a puppeteer or two! The stylized theatrical graphics and plush, velvety curtains will inspire creativity and expression in any child. Including a clock with movable hands, it's a stage just awaiting imagination!
The doctor will see you now! Equip your little doctor with this realistic role-play set, complete with five sturdy plastic tools for pretend-play checkups. The machine-washable jacket features see-through pockets for the reusable plastic name tag and tools: reflex hammer, thermometer, ear scope, syringe and stethoscope with sound effects!
Calico Critters Hopper Kangaroo Family Set. Mother, Sandy takes care of the family's home. She likes to keep busy cleaning until the house is sparkling clean. She also loves to bake cookies and pies. Father, Richie is a huge sports fan and works as a sports writer for the Cloverleaf Corners newspaper. Sister, Isabella is the most popular girl in school. She is a member of several clubs including gymnastics and tennis. Baby girl, Katie loves to take a lot of naps and listen to lullabies. Since its inception in 1967, International Playthings, LLC has excelled in the delivery of innovative and entertaining products with integrity, superior play value and child developmental qualities to consumers. Over the course of its 40-year existence, IP LLC has grown to become one of the largest and most respected suppliers of quality products to the North American specialty industry.
Lottie is the fashion doll phenomenon from Europe that is taking North America by storm. Nurturing individuality, creativity and imagination through play, Lottie is an innocent, wholesome, age appropriate, real life doll for young girls 3-9. She's a positive role model with a healthy image. She doesn't wear makeup, jewelry, high heels or suggestive clothing. Lottie lets a child be a child. She's perfect because "she's just like me." She's the girl next door, cute, fun, independent and adventurous. Lottie wears wonderful, age appropriate clothes. They are made with great attention to detail and fit well. Dress and undress Lottie with ease, the Velcro fasteners are a breeze to use. Her long, silky smooth hair is easy to comb and style while resisting tangles and knots. She's the perfect size, at 7.5 inches, for small hands. She has moveable arms, bendable knees and can stand on her own two feet. Lottie is the perfect best friend. Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You.