Today we have our last gift guide in the under $25 series, and we’re sharing our favorite toys for five-year-olds! Children at this age may be becoming more social and enjoy playing games with family and friends. (We’ve got lots of games on our list!) They also ask lots of questions and want to explore and understand more about how the world works.
Below are my top toys under $25 for five-year-olds.
1 | GREEN TOYS JUMP ROPE ($10.99)
Get their wiggles out while learning coordination and having fun! This one has an adjustable length so you can get a good fit.
2 | JUST JUMP IT STEPPERS ($12.49)
What child doesn’t love walking on stilts? Just step onto the platform, pull the rope tight and off you go!
3 | MUDPUPPY ACTIVITY ROLL($9.99)
This activity roll features coloring, mazes, spot the difference, and more!
4 | SECRET TATTOO KIT ($15)
A fun and a nonpermanent way for your child to get inked! This kit lets them design colorful tattoos that are only visible under UV light.
5 | LIVE BUTTERFLY GARDEN ($24.99)
This kit comes with ten caterpillars and everything you need for them to turn to butterflies. This one takes some patience but is well worth the wait!
6 | PERLER BUCKET O BEADS ($11.99)
This kit of 5500 perler beads will keep your child entertained for hours as they create fish, sharks, and other various sea creatures and plants. Beads, pattern sheets, pegboards, and ironing paper included.
7 | LEARNING RESOURCES PRETEND & PLAY SCHOOL KIT ($24.99)
This school playset features a travel-friendly tri-fold board with dry erase surface and everything needed for your child to teach their class.
8 | BIKE WHEEL SPOKES KIT ($11.99)
Add a dash of style to your bike with clip-on spoke decorations!
9 | RACE TO THE TREASURE BOARD GAME ($15.99)
Get to the treasure before the ogre by creating a path from start to end! This cooperative game promotes math-grid concepts, decision-making, teamwork, strategy, and cooperation.
10 | WONDER STARS SUPER KIT ($10.99)
Light up your child’s room with the 150 stars in a galaxy of sizes. A star chart is included, so you can create classic constellations or make your own astronomical arrangements.
11 | GEOSAFARI JR. KIDNOCULARS ($14.99)
Binoculars designed just for kids with large comfy eyepieces. Perfect for studying plants and animals or taking to the concert.
12 | METAL BLOX CRITICAL THINKING GAME ($24.99)
Stack, pattern, and match the multicolor shapes. Helps children practice following verbal instructions, asking questions, and build critical thinking skills. Activity cards included.
13 | PAINT BY STICKER KIDS ($9.95)
Match the number on the image to the number on the sticker to create a variety of zoo animals.
14 | THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES ($16.99)
You’re just gonna have to read this one to see how hilarious it is! A book with no pictures may seem boring, but every word on every page has to be read, no matter how ridiculous!
15 | ZINGO WORD BUILDER ($19.99)
Build reading skills, three letters at a time. This word building version of Zing is the perfect confidence booster for early readers. Ideal for players who are just learning how to put letters together to form words, it’s great for teaching spelling and vocabulary.
16 | LIGHT-UP TRACING PAD ($24.99)
Light-up tracing pad with a graphite pencil, 12 short colored pencils, 10 blank sheets and 10 tracing sheets.
17 | DELUXE WOODEN STRINGING BEADS ($16.99)
Everything your kid needs to make bracelets, necklaces, backpack tags, bookmarks, and more. Includes 200 beads (colored and lettered) and eight bright colored laces and clasps.
18 | WHERE’S WALDO? ($16.99)
Remember Where’s Waldo? It’s a classic. We think this is the perfect age to introduce the books from our childhood to your little one!
19 | YOGI YOGA CARDS ($19.99)
Yogi is a yoga-inspired cards deck for kids with countless ways to play! Includes 20 artistic illustrations, 20 poems, 2 super fun dice and a leaflet with four games.
20 | MY FIRST MIND BLOWING SCIENCE KIT ($19.99)
This 20-piece kit allows your young scientist to explore and learn the basics of science from chemical reactions to the use of scientific tools.
21 | GUESS WHO? ($12.99)
The classic children’s guessing game, that’s fun for adults too! Does your person have brown eyes? Are they wearing a hat? Try to figure out who the other’s mystery character may be!
22 | SNAP CIRCUITS BEGINNER SET ($24.99)
An introduction to the Snap Circuit Experience! This set includes 14 parts to build over 20 projects and has an easy-to-follow color manual.
How adorable is this birthday-themed chain bracelet? It comes with three cheery charms, and can be added to later on too!
24 | LITTLE KIDS FIRST BIG BOOK OF WHY ($14.95)
The Big Book of Why was developed just for preschoolers! Using an interactive question-and-answer format, this book delivers lively information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more!
25 | HASBRO PIE FACE GAME ($12.95)
Slide your head through the mask and watch out…you may get a splat in the face when you turn the handle!
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