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Old 11-28-2012, 09:18 AM   #1
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5-7 year old girls--what stuff do they enjoy?

I have 3 new sponsored kids in africa and am sending them paper items through the mail (paper is all that's allowed). One has a birthday coming up, and I want to send her some things. What I can send is limited, but I need some idea of what interests that age group of girls---I can't remember, and I have a boy, so I'm sort of out of my element here!

I was thinking: paper dolls, coloring pages (what types of things? My little pony? Princess?), Stickers (any topics spring to mind that would be super special?), Birthday pop-up card from Barnes & Noble or one that talks or sings--which one would be more fun?

Thanks. There are cultural differences of course, but essentially if 7 year olds here like my little pony, they'll probably like them there, too.

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Old 11-28-2012, 09:19 AM   #2
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Re: 5-7 year old girls--what stuff do they enjoy?

PS...any links to online printables that are good for that age group? they speak french... (I do not), but it's okay if the puzzles are in english if they are sort of easy to figure out just by looking at them (e.g. mazes).
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Re: 5-7 year old girls--what stuff do they enjoy?

Hmmm if it all has to be paper, I think you've already got it covered! Paper dolls, coloring pages and stickers. Maybe tic tac toe, or mazes, connect the dot.
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Re: 5-7 year old girls--what stuff do they enjoy?

My daughter LOVES stickers! She also loves the Melissa and Doug faces sticker kit. We've gone through 2 of them.
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Re: 5-7 year old girls--what stuff do they enjoy?

ooooh, the kit sounds really cool. I will look into it.

I was more thinking what characters, topics, etc are they into... that translate onto stickers and printables. E.g., what characters and so forth are too young for them versus what is too old for them to like.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:22 AM   #6
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Re: 5-7 year old girls--what stuff do they enjoy?

Littlest pet shop,polly pocket,horses,strawberry shortcake dolls and toys,Barbie,art and craft stuff,baby dolls that do things,doll houses,games (board and electronic). those are somethings my DD age 7 has been interested in between 5 and now.
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Re: 5-7 year old girls--what stuff do they enjoy?

My DD is really in fairies. She built her own little fairy village outside over the summer. I am sure you could find some coloring pages with some whimsical garden fairies on them.
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Re: 5-7 year old girls--what stuff do they enjoy?

My dd is 7. As far as characters go, she likes princesses (Disney and otherwise), fairies, My Little Pony, Phineas and Ferb (only cool, if they watch the show), Pokemon, anything to do with horses, and anything that is sparkely (stickers, paperdolls and such)

As for, paper activities, she likes simple how to draw books, mazes, dot-to-dots, and all the others you named.

In my own dd, I've seen a shift in interests from 5-7. At 5, she still liked Dora, Diego, Seseme Street characters, and was much more into Disney princesses, that is no longer the case. A kid turning 5 can stll like preschool stuff, a kid turning 7 usually won't admit to liking it even if they do.

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Re: 5-7 year old girls--what stuff do they enjoy?

My DD is almost 6.

She loves horses, princesses, dolls, different animals.

I think you are on the right track with everything you were mentioning in your OP.
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I found a really neat thing on Etsy a couple of years ago and can't remember the seller or anything but, it was a printable dollhouse and paper doll with trees and flowers. You print it on cardstock and then cut it out and then folded the lines and there were some tabs to make them stand up. It was like little red riding hood or something? It was super cute and a bit unique from regular paper dolls.
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