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27 Best Toys for 10-Year-Old Girls

Updated 14 July 2020

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It’s tough finding the right toy for an independent, free-minded 10-year-old girl. At this age, most kids want to hang out with friends more and are quite selective about what they wear, what they play with, and the music they listen to.

We’ve made it easier for you with this list of the best toys for 10-year-old girls. Each one has been recommended based on careful research of authentic parent reviews. And just to be sure we’re only recommending the best, we analyze every option for signs of review manipulation.

1Barbie Inspiring Women Series Rosa Parks Doll

This beautiful doll will provide your 10-year-old with a toy that is both beautiful and educational. Rosa Parks was known as the Mother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement, and this doll was created out of respect to her courage and bravery. This collector’s doll comes with a display stand and a Certificate of Authenticity that will allow your child to show off their beautiful doll to all of their friends.

What we love

  • Has exquisite detail
  • Teaches about a critical moment in the Civil Rights Movement

We dont like this as much

  • More of a collectors items than a play-thing

2NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Junior Metal Detector

This junior metal detector comes with a fully functional metal detector that will allow kids to enjoy and discover metal items that are hidden in the ground. It has adjustable sensitivity, which helps to prevent them from getting a false positive, and it has a telescoping arm that adjusts the length of the arm to make it suitable for kids of all sizes.

What we love

  • It is designed for kids of any size to use it
  • Let’s kids discover hidden things

We dont like this as much

  • The learning guide could be more simplified

3Project Mc2 Create Your Own Lip Balm

This DIY STEM science kit comes with all of the necessary ingredients for your 10-year-old to create their very own lip balm. It teaches them science while providing them with a must-have for any beauty collection. They can make different colored lip balms with some of their favorite fruity flavors.

What we love

  • Comes in fun colors in different fruity flavors
  • Great way for kids to work on STEM skills and create something of their own

We dont like this as much

  • Kit could use more ingredients for even more lip balm making

4HAPPY PIE PLAY & ADVENTURE Kids Four Knotted Platforms Climbing Rope

This kit comes with a swing, rope, trapeze, prints, and ladder that will allow your 10-year-olds to enjoy all of their favorite playground activities from the comfort of your home. In total it only weighs about 10 pounds, but each part is capable of holding up to 300 pounds.

What we love

  • Designed to let kids play while inside, so great for rainy days
  • It doesn't require drilling into the walls

We dont like this as much

  • Doesn’t fit every door

5Omano JuniorScope Microscope for Kids

The JuniorScope Microscope is designed with premium-grade glass objective lenses, which will provide a professional style experience. It comes with five educational instruction pages for using the microscope in different ways. Plus, there are two microscopes in one as it works as a low and high power microscope that is capable of seeing solid and transparent objects.

What we love

  • Cool two-in-one feature for high and lower power viewing
  • Made with premium-grade materials

We dont like this as much

  • Could come with a backup lens in case of breaking

6Stomp Rocket Toy Rocket Launcher

This rocket launcher is entirely kid-powered. It comes with four rockets, and each one is designed to soar up to 100 feet in the air. For a bonus, these rockets are also glow-in-the-dark, which means that the fun doesn’t have to stop at nighttime.

What we love

  • Doesn’t need batteries
  • Capable of being used at night thanks to the glow-in-the-dark feature

We dont like this as much

  • Could have a replacement stomp launcher in case kids damage the original one

7Crayola Fashion Superstar, Coloring Book, and App

This design kit will allow your favorite 10-year-old to dabble in the world of fashion and learn how to design and create some excellent fashion designs. It comes with pencils, markers, a supply case, and a fashion design book that helps to give them ideas. Plus, it comes with a free fashion app that is compatible with iOS and Android devices.

What we love

  • The free design app makes designing easier and more fun
  • Comes with extensive 64-page design book

We dont like this as much

  • Would be better if it came with a drawing or sketch pad

8L.O.L. Surprise! Color Your Own Water Bottle

This kit comes with a fashionable water bottle and all of the art supplies needed including glitter designs to decorate it any way your child sees fit. Your child can customize the bottle with different colors and bring life to some of their favorite L.O.L. surprise tots!

What we love

  • It comes with a strap to hold the water bottle
  • Great way to encourage children to drink their daily amount of water

We dont like this as much

  • Would be good to have more than four color markers

9Monster High Frankie Stein Girl Doll

This Frankie Stein Girl doll comes with a beautiful emoji-inspired dress, and it is an excellent addition to all Monster High doll collections. She also comes with black sunglasses and bright blue gladiator boots to make her look fabulous at all times. The doll is made of high-quality material, and she has long wavy hair that is fun and easy to play with and style.

What we love

  • Incredible detail on the dress
  • Awesome accessories that aid in imaginative play

We dont like this as much

  • Doesn’t bend like other Monster High dolls

10Monopoly Voice Banking Board Game

Monopoly is a time-honored game, beloved by children and adults of all ages, and this one provides a unique playing experience. With this game version, there is no longer a need to fiddle with a bank and money individually, because Mr. Monopoly controls the bank, via his top hat.

What we love

  • Gameplay is much faster than the original
  • Has cool voice recognition feature

We dont like this as much

  • Requires batteries

11Disney Descendants Audrey Fashion Doll

This Audrey Descendants doll comes with an assortment of accessories, including a necklace, outfit, tiara, and fashionable shoes. This doll is modeled after the Descendants 3 Audrey character, and it is suitable for collecting or playing.

What we love

  • Comes with a great range accessories
  • Looks just like the character from the movie

We dont like this as much

  • Hand may pop off during rough play

12Klutz Nail Style Studio Book Kit

Styling your nails is a time-honored tradition and this studio kit comes with all kinds of accessories to allow your 10-year-old to express themselves. It has a simple design book that shows up to 25 stunning designs. It comes with stick-on stencils and 6 polish colors to help make beautiful designs

What we love

  • Comes with a two-sided custom dotting tool that allows for individuality in designs
  • Has 250 stencils to create hundreds of designs

We dont like this as much

  • Could be good to have more than 6 polish colors

13Duncan Toys Juggling Balls

Juggling is an art that takes a lot of practice, and this set of three juggling balls is designed to make it easy for kids to learn how to juggle. It is designed for juggling beginners so anyone can give it a try

What we love

  • Made from durable materials so it will last for ages
  • Fun, appealing designs

We dont like this as much

  • Could include one extra ball in case you lose one

144M 5557 Crystal Growing Science Experimental Kit

This is a beautiful and fun experimental kit that will allow your 10-year-old to experience how to grow crystals and discover the science behind it. This kit has enough materials included to complete the experiment several times to witness different growth rates.

What we love

  • Easy-to-follow instructions
  • Very educational and still a lot of fun

We dont like this as much

  • Display case is a bit fragile

15Flying Turtle Original Style Sit-Skate Scooter

This small scooter is capable of being able to roll over most interior floors without messing them up. It also comes in several color options, which makes it easy to match it to your 10-year-old’s favorite color. Plus, it comes with a one-year limited warranty.

What we love

  • Cool color options
  • Safe design that keeps home floors from being damaged

We dont like this as much

  • Scooter can only be used indoors

16Melissa & Doug Suspend Family Game

This is a fun and easy-to-play game that can bring the whole family together for some exciting fun. It comes with 24 rods and is designed to help with hand-eye coordination. Plus, it comes with a colored die, wooden connector, and a sturdy wooden base.

What we love

  • Made from sturdy materials to ensure years of play
  • Promotes concentration, logical skills, and hand-eye coordination

We dont like this as much

  • Can only be played with up to four players

17Kids Against Maturity: Card Game

This game is a fun question game that comes with a set of 500 question and answer cards. This game can be played by any number of people as long as there are enough cards for each person to have 10. It is important to note that some of the questions in this game are not approved by all parents, but it is still meant to be fun.

What we love

  • Great for large groups or long play times
  • Very fun game that’ll make you laugh

We dont like this as much

  • Some questions are a bit mature and may require parental guidance

18A Smart Girl's Guide: Getting It Together

This is a fun book that is designed to help kids learn how to organize their life, time, and things to ensure the best options. With 96 pages of practical tips and tricks, this book is a positive way to guide their lives in a good direction.

What we love

  • Comes with useful illustrations to aid understanding
  • Comes in paperback and kindle format

We dont like this as much

  • Font in the paperback version could be bigger

19Tech Will Save Us - Synth Kit

This synth kit is capable of building a dub siren, a stutter, and an Atari punk console. It will require a 9v battery and a tablet or computer that has access to the internet. Each synth should take approximately 1 hour to create.

What we love

  • Three different synths can be built from this one kit
  • Doesn’t require soldering

We dont like this as much

  • Instructions may be difficult for kids to follow

204M Fingerprint Kit

If your child loves science, then this is the perfect toy for them. It is both fun and educational. It comes with everything that you need to learn how to properly take fingerprints: 10 fingerprint cards, a stamp pad, dusting powder, 20 stickers for collecting fingerprints, and a brush.

What we love

  • All necessary materials are included
  • Immediate results means no waiting around

We dont like this as much

  • The kit could come with more stickers to match the number of cards that are in the kit

21Klutz Melt & Mold Jewelry Craft Kit

This jewelry craft kit is designed to allow your 10-year-old to create and design their own jewelry. There are enough materials in this kit to create up to 10 projects, and it contains charms that they can use to make the pieces their own. Plus, it has an extra-fancy bracelet, two rings, two pendant necklaces, and four simple bracelets.

What we love

  • Comes with 50 different charms to create unique pieces
  • Up to 10 projects can be created from this single kit

We dont like this as much

  • Melting can be tricky without parental supervision

22VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

This is a wonderful cam that will allow your child to learn and enjoy taking photos and recording memorable media. It can fit on things like bikes and skateboards so they can enjoy recording footage no matter what they enjoy doing.

What we love

  • Comes with two different mounts for any type of recording situation
  • Perfect for outdoors and recreational use

We dont like this as much

  • Could come with a rechargeable battery pack

23Ideal My First Magic Show Magic Set

This magic show kit contains classic tricks from the disappearing ball trick to the vanishing coin trick. It will open your child’s imagination to the world of magic tricks and teach them everything they need to know to become a beginner magician.

What we love

  • Comes with 10 easy to learn tricks
  • Easy-to-follow instruction guide

We dont like this as much

  • Some pieces may become damaged over time

24Nintendo Switch Lite

This is a handheld Nintendo gaming system that is designed to play most handheld games that are put out by Nintendo. You can purchase this version in four basic colors, and it has a sleek body with fully integrated controls.

What we love

  • Compatible with most Nintendo Switch games
  • Four different color designs for a bit of personalization

We dont like this as much

  • Isn’t designed to play non-Switch Nintendo games

25The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #1-7: A Graphix Collection

This is a wonderful collection of fun novels that are excellent for teaching a variety of virtues. It is full of beautiful graphics, and it has a total of seven novels that will help to engage your 10-year-old in reading.

What we love

  • Remarkably beautiful graphics
  • Fun and entertaining stories

We dont like this as much

  • Would be nice if an audio version were included

26Art 101 142-Piece Wood Art Set

This art set comes with 142 pieces of art materials for the little artist in your child. Whether they like coloring, drawing, or painting, this set has everything they could need. Plus, it comes in a beautiful wooden case that makes it perfect for the traveling artist.

What we love

  • Wooden carry case is amazingly sturdy and convenient
  • Has a large selection of art materials

We dont like this as much

  • Sketch pad is not included

27National Geographic Fossil Mine

This fossil kit is manufactured by National Geographic, and it provides kids with the starting tools and instructions for exploring paleontology. Plus, this set is not like other fossil sets that have fake fossils. This kit contains real fossils like shark teeth, ammonites, and many others.

 

What we love

  • Comes with authentic fossils
  • Instruction guide doesn’t just show you how but also teaches you about paleontology

We dont like this as much

  • Would be more fun if you could use it more than once