20 STEM Birthday Gift Ideas for a 5 Year Old Girl - Unique Gifter

20 STEM Birthday Gift Ideas for a 5 Year Old Girl

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You can help the 5 year old girl you know to develop her STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills with one of these fun birthday gift ideas. You never know, you might put her on track to being the next Mae Jemison or Marie Curie! Wouldn’t that be cool?

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STEM Birthday Gift Ideas for a 5 Year Old Girl

She’s probably just starting kindergarten but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start instilling some STEM skills on the five year old girls in your life! These gifts aren’t just educational, they’re also fun too.

Fisher Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar Toy, 3 - 6 years


Next stop Silicon Valley! This amazing toy teaches 5 year old girls programming skills – who knew it was possible? Kids program a path for Code-a-pillar by rearranging his segments. It’s a brilliant way for them to develop excellent problem-solving skills.

Kids First Science Laboratory Kit

First Science Kit

The First Science Kit has everything a little girl needs to start thinking like a scientist. She’ll be doing experiments and finding the cure for cancer before you know it!

LEGO Creative Brick Set 45020 Fine Motor Skill Developmental Toy for Girls and Boys Ages 4 and up (1,000 Pieces)


Lego never grows old. It’s such a brilliant toy for mini-engineers and will help them to develop essential skills like hand-eye coordination and creativity. It’ll keep them occupied for years!

102 Packs 2.36' Seedling Starter Peat Pots Kits,Biodegradable Organic Germination Seedling Trays with 20 Pcs Plant Labels(102 Pack, 2.36'')

Herb Garden Tray

Girls will love growing their own tasty herbs with this fun kit. The best part is that it comes with a website full of educational videos so they can learn more about growing plants online.

Learning Resources Super Magnet Lab Kit - 119 Pieces, Ages 5+, STEM ,Toys for Kindergartner, Science Learning Activities for Kids,Back to School Supplies,Teacher Supplies

Super Magnet Lab

Yes, 5 year old girls can be physicists! This marvellous magnet lab will teach them all about magnetic forces, poles and fields. They’ll be well ahead of the game – I didn’t learn about those until I was at least 9!

MindWare Imagination Magnets - Imaginative play with magentic shapes - 42 wooden blocks 50 full-color puzzle cards

Imagination Magnets

Girls will develop their creativity and logic skills using this fun toy. Filled with 2D magnets and a dry wipe board, they can use this kit to put together fun pictures and even add their own imaginative drawings to their creations.

Magformers Standard Super Magformers Set (30-pieces)


These cute rainbow-coloured shapes click together so that girls can build awesome 3D structures. They could make castles, houses or even a magic ball!

Learning Resources Math Mat Challenge Game,Multi-color,32 Dia in

Math Mat

This giant mat turns maths into a seriously fun game. That 5 year old girl will get ahead of her class as learns while she plays.

Prextex Grocery Store Pretend Play Electronic Toy Kids Cash Register- STEM Cash Register Toy for Kids, Play Money, Microphone- Cashier Register for Kids, Grocery Supermarket Playset Play Cash Register

Cash Register

Cha-ching! This cash register complete with fake money is great for practicing maths in a fun and playful way.

AmScope M60A-PS25 Monocular Student Compound Microscope 40X - 640X + 25 Prepared Slides


With their first microscope 5 year old girls will be able to study the world around them in more detail. The microscope’s fun and simple design makes it a great way to introduce girls to this important scientific tool.

Learning Resources STEM Sink or Float Activity Set, Early Science Concepts, 32 Pieces, Ages 5+

Sink or Float Activity Set

This colourful activity set is another great introduction to physics for 5 year olds girls. They’ll learn new vocabulary like float, buoyancy and density. It’s sure to make a splash!

Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Card Set- Beginning Science

Beginning Science Cards

These bright flash cards will teach girls all they need to know about animals and their habitats. Any budding zoologist will love them!

Rainbow Joy Potion Kit

We all need a little more joy in our lives, especially if you’re a 5 year old girl on your birthday. This kit captures something every five year old loves (rainbows) and combines it with their favourite way to waste soap (making potions) for a super cute STEM gift that she’ll absolutely adore.

Scientific Explorer My First Outer Space Science Kit

Space Kit

This is the kit for the next Mae Jemison! She can prepare for her first trip to outer space by learning about it and creating her own amazing indoor space displays.

Insect Lore Live Ladybug Growing Kit Toy -unisex-children Original Ladybug Land

Ladybug Hatching Kit

What 5 year old girl wouldn’t be excited about raising her own cute ladybug pets? This unusual kit comes with ladybug larvae so that they can watch the whole growing process. Then, when the ladybugs are fully formed, they can set them free!

Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Mega Builds, STEM Building Set, Gears Toys for Kids, 235 Piece, Ages 4+, STEM Toys

Gears Gears Gears

Get those cogs turning with this fun set. These gears fit together to build a cute and colourful sweet shop. Candy not included!

Fort Boards: Fort Building Kit | Jumbo Blocks - Kids Building Toys | 90 Piece Set: Yellow


Now 5 year old girls can actually have a go at being architects. With Buildabouts they can design and build their own houses that are big enough for them to use. She’ll be moving into her own house sooner that you thought!

Thames & Kosmos Kids First Amusement Park Engineer Kit

Amusement Park Engineer

This kit is a seriously fun introduction to engineering. Girls will read through the story of two young engineers and then help them to make and fix amusement park rides.

Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set, 83 Pieces, Ages 4+, Screen-Free Early Coding Toy for Kids, Interactive STEM Coding Pet

Code & GO Robot Mouse Activity Set

Get the 5 year old girl you know coding with this cute robot mouse! She’ll be introduced to problem solving techniques as she programmes the mouse to move through the maze.

Scientific Explorer Backyard Kit

Backyard Explorer Kit

This is great gift for girls who love to get outdoors. It’ll be impossible to get her to come in for lunch as she gets carried away exploring the backyard!

How are you going to help the 5 year old girl you know to get on her way to being a STEM superstar? Which of these gifts will get her most excited about the subject?

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