Nine-year-old girls are at an age where they’re becoming more discerning with their toys. Not only do they entertain, but great toys at this age can simultaneously provide values on multiple fronts. A well-chosen toy can also educate, while building health and character.
- Choosing the Right Toys for 9-Year-Old Girls
- Top 20 Best Toys for 9-Year-Old Girls 2023
- 1. RoyalBaby Kids Freestyle Bicycle
- 2. ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run
- 3. Toysmith Multi Voice Changer
- 4. Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad
- 5. Melissa & Doug Flower Fleece Quilt
- 6. ALEX Toys DIY Charm Bracelets
- 7. The Original Stomp Rocket Dueling Rockets
- 8. Dan&Darci Light-up Terrarium Kit
- 9. 4M Magnetic Mini Tile Art Kit
- 10. LET'S GO! Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone
- 11. CreativeELF 54-Piece Drawing Stencils Set for Kids
- 12. KiddosLand DIY Crystal Slime Kit
- 13. Astroshot Zero GX Glow in the Dark Shooting Games
- 14. Made by Me Create Your Own Window Art Kit
- 15. HUSAN Electronic Piggy Bank Mini ATM
- 16. Fashion Angels Make-up & Hair Design Sketch Portfolio
- 17. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Break Open 4 Geodes Science Kit
- 18. Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Box of Rainbow Mini Notes
- 19. National Geographic Kids 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!)
- 20. VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2
- Now Let’s Go and Play
Choosing the Right Toys for 9-Year-Old Girls
Before we move on to our top 20 list, let’s first go over what kind of toys can appeal to both your little girl and yourself. Otherwise, you risk investing in a product that will end up in the artic or a shoebox in the basement.
Brain teasers are sometimes known as brain games or puzzles. These kinds of toys are typically designed to stretch the mind and encourage the player to explore the recesses of their brain. Brainteaser toys can improve brain function and sharpen memory.
Toys that lure children to engage in outdoor activities help them to grow into well-balanced adults. These kinds of toys often involve health-building physical activities, social interactions, and team-playing. All of these factors come together to create a persona that is in tune with the world around them.
Building and Construction Toys
One of the highlights of building and construction toys is that they are often open-ended. These kinds of toys offer nearly unlimited potential with what kids can do with them. By giving your little girl the creative freedom to build things, they learn to think independently while building the self-confidence that comes with reaching their goal.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics may sound like rocket science to kids until these subjects are presented to them in the pretense of a fun toy. STEM toys are sometimes called instructive toys because they encourage curiosity, spatial thinking, and creativity. Kids generally build better problem-solving skills and intellect by playing with these educational toys.
Whether your little girl prefers bikes or barbies, we’ve got a toy below that she’ll love and learn from.
Top 20 Best Toys for 9-Year-Old Girls 2023
1. RoyalBaby Kids Freestyle Bicycle
Give your little girl the royal treatment by getting her the RoyalBaby Kids Freestyle Bicycle. This bike comes in various wheel sizes for boys and girls ages 3 to 12. The size 20 is just the perfect size for your 9-year-old.
It features a grownup kickstand instead of a back training wheel meant for younger cyclists just learning to balance on a bike. This is a premium children’s bike built with a sturdy steel frame you’re less likely to find in other brands.
While the steel frame makes this bicycle heavier, it also means added stability which is helpful for young riders. The pneumatic tires are 2.4 inches wide, providing the bike with a smooth ride through different terrains. The double breaking system helps kids practice stopping a bicycle without the help of an adult.
The budget-friendly price of the RoyalBaby Kids Freestyle Bicycle is surprising considering the bells and whistles of the product. Other comforts and safety features include the no-slip pedals, protective chain guard, back wheel light, front headlight, and more. The welds are solid with a perfect finish that complements its durable components.
The bicycle comes to you 95 percent assembled, including an assembly manual and installation tools to put the rest together.
2. ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run
If you’re looking for a STEM toy that children will have the most fun playing with, look no further than the ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run. To solve the challenges of this game, the player selects a card (blueprint) and tries to build differentiated hollow cube towers on a grid that models the blueprint on the selected card. The marble should be able to run through the grid from start to finish if what the child has built matches the selected blueprint.
The ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run won the Creative Child Magazine’s Toy of the Year award for 2019. This toy presents kids with 60 progressively difficult challenges to solve, from beginner to advanced levels. An easy to learn instruction manual is included allowing newbie users to start playing the game in no time.
Marble run games help kids build the confidence that comes from accomplishing tasks. No battery or electricity is required: just bring your brain and the challenge begins.
3. Toysmith Multi Voice Changer
Get your little girl the Toysmith Multi Voice Changer and watch her get creative with it. She might use the device to prank her friends and family members, sing songs, and just get inventive with it.
It has 10 different voice effects and hundreds of sound combinations. The Toysmith Multi Voice Changer has side levers with which to adjust the amplifier and frequencies. Kids will have a blast using this device to give their voice different sounds.
We just think it would have been better if the voice menu printed on the back of the package was on a separate manual for easy reference. It’s rather easy for impatient kids to toss the package in the trash as soon as they’ve freed the toy from it. In that case, the all-important user instructions on how to adjust the sound effects would be lost.
4. Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad
The Crayola Light-Up Tracing Pad is an ultra-thin electronic toy tablet that encourages the artistic skills of children by letting them trace and color detailed scenes. The pad lights up nicely, detailing the paper underneath the screen for your little girl to trace. Children are able to make fantastic tracings with this toy, which encourages them to practice more and also boosts their confidence.
Your little artist has the option to combine the included sheets to create unique arts. You can also download more tracing templates online so that kids can continue to practice with the tablet for a long time. There are hundreds of downloadable templates available to you.
Kids often start with coloring pens and storybooks and then graduate to drawing on the computer as they get older. Crayola’s Light-Up Tracing Pad is the right toy for that stage when children move on to drawing on electronic screens.
The package includes every art tool your little girl will need to create her masterpiece, whether from scratch on a blank sheet or from one of the many traceable sheets that come with the device.
5. Melissa & Doug Flower Fleece Quilt
With the Melissa & Doug Flower Fleece Quilt, it is easy for kids and even adults to create large, beautifully patterned blankets with coordinating color fleece. With no sewing skills involved, the Melissa & Doug Flower Fleece Quilt kit lets you simply tuck the fringe into slits and tie single knots to create unique pieces. The fringe is extra wide and long, allowing your little girl to make wide blankets.
Why should you get this kit? Not only is it adorable, but sewing or quilting is a hobby that can contribute to the development of children. Quilting is a tradition that fosters social ties and allows people to use fabrics to express themselves with art. The Melissa & Doug Flower Fleece Quilt Set does not require prior sewing skills, which makes it an excellent gift to introduce kids to the craft. An easy-to-follow instruction guide filled with design ideas is included in the kit.
The kit is easy to use, and the resulting quilt looks fantastic and of good quality. The fabric pieces are made of super-soft high-quality thick fleece that is fuzzy on both sides of the material. When fully assembled, the blanket measures 5′ wide by 4′ long.
We love that this kit is useful for children and adults who enjoy the craft. Kids, however, can benefit from better hand-eye coordination and build confidence, patience, creativity, and fine motor skills. The blanket projects may take approximately 30 minutes to make, depending on the project. Leftover fabrics can be creatively used in subsequent projects or just put to use as scarves and suchlike.
6. ALEX Toys DIY Charm Bracelets
What girl wouldn’t want a bracelet art and craft activity kit? The Alex DIY Wear I Heart Charm Bracelets is an open-ended toy kit with all the supplies your little girl needs to customize beads and fashion accessories in whatever way their imagination inspires them. The kit allows kids to make bespoke fashion pieces that are unique to their imagination and can’t be found in stores.
The kit contains a molding tool, 5 air dry clays, 2 pins, 2 bracelets, 8 charms, 8 beads, 24 eyelets, glitter glue, 10 jump rings, 30 stick stones, and a dowel. With the small parts in this kit, the charms and bracelets can take some time to create, which should help foster patience as the projects occupy your kid’s time. This also means this toy is not recommended for children less than 3 years old to prevent choking on the small parts.
Using this kit will help kids build fine motor skills, dexterity, hand-eye coordination, creativity, and imagination. The pieces are made with quality materials and can be used to create colorful beads, bracelets, and charms of different shapes such as a horse, guitar, lock, horseshoe, heart, flower, key, and more.
7. The Original Stomp Rocket Dueling Rockets
This is a great outdoor toy for kids to play by stomping on the base pads of the stand to send the rockets rocketing upward. The Original Stomp Rocket Dueling Rockets is unique with its double base pad that allows more than one player to use the toy at the same time. The dueling rockets edition is designed to foster both sharing and healthy completion as kids use the toy together. There’s plenty of hours-long fun to be had with this toy. We also like that the toy is frustration-free and easy to set up.
The stand holds the pipes through which air from your stomp powers the launchers to send the rockets flying. We like that each player can shoot a pair of rockets at the same time, unlike similar brands that only “fire” one rocket at a time. Kids will have a blast competing to see who can shoot the rockets the farthest. The rockets can travel up to 200 feet in the air.
This toy can be enjoyed as a solo player or with a partner. It’s a fun way to cut screen time and encourage kids to engage in an outdoor activity with enormous mental and physical benefits.
The Stomp Rocket is made by an American company with more than twenty years of experience in providing healthy outdoor entertainment for children. This product has won many awards, including the Mom’s Choice Award, 2019 Creative Child Magazine’s Seal of Excellence, 2019 Creative Child Magazine’s Top Toy of the Year Award, 2019 Creative Child Magazine’s Preferred Choice Award, and even more.
8. Dan&Darci Light-up Terrarium Kit
For children, gardening is, first of all, pure fun. But gardening is by no means all about fun. The activity can help develop your little girl’s nurturing instincts, a spirit of responsibility, as well as help her build confidence.
Dan & Darci’s Light-Up Terrarium Kit familiarizes children with soil compositions through the different layers of soil that are required to grow the terrarium. This is an indoor STEM toy that brings children closer to science and nature. Tending plants and watching them grow provides a learning moment at every stage. Kids can also decorate the jar with the stickers to create a beautiful table décor for their rooms.
The kit comes complete with everything needed to start growing You get sachets of different kinds of soil, blue sand, white river rocks, wheatgrass seeds, and black chia seeds, a spray bottle, a wooden stick, a miniature bunny, a mushroom house, a sheet of 15 removable stickers, a micro USB charging cable, and a garden growing guide. The garden is grown in a clear jar (included in the kit) with a light-up lid that illuminates the jar at night.
9. 4M Magnetic Mini Tile Art Kit
Give your little girl the tools to create bespoke fridge magnets. The 4M DIY Paint Arts & Crafts kit provides the tools for kids to express their feelings in a post-it style artwork and give their creations as gifts for family, friends, or teachers. Or they can just show them off wherever tile magnets can stick. The tiles are just the right weight for the magnets and attach easily. The thick texture of the paints checks kids from using multiple coats on a single tile.
The kit has 12 tiles, a paintbrush, a paint strip (including colored paints), rubber magnets, and double-sided adhesive tape to finish. A detailed user manual is also included. The paints come in 12 different colors, and each of the tiles measures 2 by 2 inches.
Your little girl can use the blank tiles as a canvas to let herself get carried away by her imagination. The paints are child-friendly, easy to apply, and dry quickly. Once kids are done with their paint or artwork, they can attach the tiles to the rubber magnets provided and hang them on metal surfaces.
10. LET'S GO! Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone
Got a girl who’s looking forward to becoming the next Adele? Get her this toy to bring out her inner diva. The LET’S GO! Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone has extra features that make it our favorite out of the many similar products available in the market. It is a mini karaoke microphone that comes in a stylish design with 5 attractive colors to choose from. T
Made with aluminum alloy and featuring advanced Bluetooth technology, the mic has a premium look, feel, and performance. The built-in Bluetooth pairs with any Bluetooth-enabled device, including Apple and Android phones and tablets. The microphone also connects via a USB port, with an SD card slot for file storage.
Although this product has a dedicated app for your Android or Apple devices, it is not an app-based toy. Kids and adults can just use the microphone to belt out songs to their heart’s content, whether the songs are original or a duet with Rihanna.
You could use the microphone to make announcements at large gatherings, sing at parties, or for recording interviews. The buttons on the sides of the mic are not ornamental. You could adjust the Echo, Volume, PA/R, switch between song modes, etc. The microphone is wireless and lightweight, making it easy to take with you wherever you go.
11. CreativeELF 54-Piece Drawing Stencils Set for Kids
The CreativeELF 54-Piece Drawing Stencils Set is a handy creative outlet for kids. This set contains 16 large stencils featuring more than 300 different shapes to spark creativity and help children expand their knowledge of various subjects. You also get pre-sharpened pencils, a pen, cute papers, a pencil sharpener, and most importantly, a sturdy reusable case to securely store the entire set every time your little one is done using them.
The storage case even has a handl, making it easy for kids to carry the set around. Unlike the flimsy pieces you might find in similar products, the CreativeELF 54-Piece Drawing Stencils Set are made with non-toxic BPA-free quality plastics that are safe for your child and sturdy enough to withstand rough use. The stencils are made with washable plastic making it easy to wipe pen and pencil stains from them.
12. KiddosLand DIY Crystal Slime Kit
Slime kits are in vogue these days. The downside is that most products come with YouTube video explainers you can hardly understand. But the Kiddosland DIY Crystal Art Craft Slime Kit comes with an actual instruction manual for kids and their parents to follow and make amazing arts. Kids don’t have to make crafts from scratch with this kit: all they have to do is mix the slime with the colorful accessories provided and the hard part is done.
This product stands out from the crowd for several reasons. It has plenty of slime for kids and their friends to play with together. You also get storage jars to stash the mixture you’re working on after you’ve taken them out from their plastic tubs. We think this is particularly thoughtful on the part of the manufacturer because this type of product can be messy without proper storage containers.
The ingredients do not pose a health hazard for your little girl. The Kiddosland DIY Crystal Art Craft Slime Kit is made with 100% eco-friendly non-toxic materials that are non-flammable and phthalates-free.
While the manufacturer-recommended age for the use of this toy is 3 years and up, we think children less than six years old should play with this toy under adult supervision.
13. Astroshot Zero GX Glow in the Dark Shooting Games
As far as shooting targets for kids go, the Astroshot Zero GX Glow in The Dark Shooting Games is an excellent choice. USA Toyz made this product with an innovative design and durable materials that are CPSC and CPSIA-compliant.
The target can transform into several different modes: a knockdown target, a hovering target, a rotating target, and a space-themed standing target. In hovering mode, kids try to aim shots at floating orbs. In rotating mode, kids try to aim shots through rotating obstructions to the targets. In standing mode, kids try to aim shots at designated parts of the target.
You get one Astroshot Zero-GX Blaster in the box but the toy is compatible with other Nerf guns. The game can be played solo, but the more the merrier.
The dart clip fits securely on top of the blaster. The blaster can easily be switched to shoot different ammo (foam balls and foam darts) by adjusting a knob and switch on the side of the blaster. Kids will have to manually reload after each shot which further helps to build dexterity, hand-eye coordination, mental acuity, and social skills.
14. Made by Me Create Your Own Window Art Kit
Unlike the 4M DIY Paint Arts & Crafts Magnetic Mini Tile Art that comes with blank tiles on which children can paint artwork from their imagination, the Made By Me Create Your Own Window Art Kit lets kids make colorful window art by tracing illustrations from the included design booklet.
This art set gives your little girl the freedom to make colorful mementos to see on your windows every day. Coloring is a health-building activity for children. It helps them build fine motor skills, finger grip, hand-eye coordination, focus, and more.
This art kit has enough supplies for young artists to work with. Kids can fill the raised outlines of sun catcher templates using the paint tubes that come in the kit. The raised outlines of the templates add a professional look to the finished work. The black paint pens can also be used to trace illustrations on an acetate sheet from the design booklet. You can even get refills online to keep the fun going.
15. HUSAN Electronic Piggy Bank Mini ATM
The HUSAN Electronic Piggy Banks Mini ATM has a big compartment for paper money and coins to give your little girl a banking experience while she is still too young to independently operate a proper bank account. This toy provides an opportunity to teach young people about savings, spending, and finance. It is made of ABS Eco-friendly plastic and comes in several colors.
This may be a miniature ATM, but the build is strong enough for long-lasting use. This electronic piggy bank is password-protected, giving young savers the peace of mind they deserve while also providing an opportunity for children to practice remembering personal identification numbers. The personal password can easily be reset in case of “emergencies,” and kids also have the option to switch the machine to voice-operated mode.
While the ease of password reset ensures the content of the box is never trapped, it also means anyone who knows how to reset the password can assess the content of the machine. The colorful flashing light also reminds everyone this is a children’s toy. On the whole, this mini ATM is more about the experience of managing finances than securely storing money.
16. Fashion Angels Make-up & Hair Design Sketch Portfolio
The Fashion Angels Make-up & Hair Design Sketch Portfolio gives kids a hands-on introduction to makeup before they move on to the real deal. The set includes a formatted spiral-bound book that helps your little girl develop her unique style.
The Fashion Angels Make-up & Hair Design Sketch Portfolio lets kids invent unique styles on the models depicted in the book. Kids can practice with hairstyles, makeup, and nail designs. This is an excellent toy for young girls to draw inspiration or tweak existing styles for real-world applications.
The set includes 40 formatted drawing pages, stickers, 4 plastic stencils sheets, and over 100 shapes. There is a storage pouch on the back to stow the stencils and sticker pages making the set easy for girls to take with them.
17. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Break Open 4 Geodes Science Kit
Know a 9-year-old keen on science and nature? Do you want to spark her interest in geology or mineralogy? The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Break Open 4 Geodes Science Kit is just the right set to give her foundational knowledge and hands-on experience in the subject.
Geodes are secondary formations such as crystals within sedimentary and volcanic rocks found around the world. This kit offers children the thrill of discovering amazing gems and crystal deposits in rocks mined from around the world.
The hammering, prying, and everything else in-between provides a learning moment and at the same time helps kids develop hand-eye coordination and finger/muscle dexterity. Hit too hard and the geode risks being ruined, though.
The kit comes in a cardboard box containing a pair of safety goggles, educational booklets, a user instruction manual, and a big bag of rocks. What you need to crack the rocks is not provided, but a hammer, a sock, and a chisel will do the job, and kids just have to follow the directions provided in the booklets.
18. Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Box of Rainbow Mini Notes
Your little girl won’t be bored any time soon while making various colorful arts with this kit. Kids can use the Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Box of Rainbow Mini Notes to make creative designs by scratching over the pads. The kit has more than one hundred rainbow mini notes in black matte coatings. There’s also a wooden stylus pen to scratch off the matte to reveal the vibrant colors within.
A desktop dispenser box to keep the supplies organized is included in the box.
Unlike the 4M DIY Paint Arts & Crafts Magnetic Mini Tile Art and the Made By Me Create Your Own Window Art Kit, this art set is great for classrooms, goody bags, holiday treats, gift baskets, reminders, travel activities, random acts of kindness, sweet notes for others, and much more!
It may interest you to know that Melissa & Doug is partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics to foster early brain development and help children build important life skills through play.
19. National Geographic Kids 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!)
We love books. They introduce new worlds to everyone who picks them up. The many components of a book, from the characters to the setting, the message, the dialogue, and more push the reader to use their imaginations. Research has shown that mental exercises like reading books help slow memory decline. Need we say more?
The Nat Geo’s 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) is just the right book for your 9-year-old girl. The book comes in a 224-page hardcover packed with captivating illustrations structured into two-page spreads, with each page focusing on a different topic.
For a 9-year-old, sensory stimulation still offers mental benefits and that’s why we like the vivid colorful illustrations in this book. You can trust the National Geographic brand to deliver tons of fascinating facts (about everything) for kids to gobble up.
Covered subjects include food, survival skills, math, robots, the human body, animals, sports, history, and more. There are a few subjects in the book that some households may find distasteful.
We’re confident you will find this book to be a great buy, and you might want to pair it with a similar “facts” title; My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things.
20. VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2
The VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2 is a handy gift for kids who aren’t really into typical toys. This watch does not support GPS functions and you can’t make calls or send text messages with it, but it’s perfect for kids
We are especially impressed with the battery life. A full charge can last for up to 5 days even with all constant picture snapping and video recording. The watch’s camera is a humble 0.3Mb VGA, but it’s still great for capturing fun moments. You can connect the watch to a computer via the USB charging cable that comes with the watch. You can even download more games on the VTech Learning Lodge, and your little girl is sure to enjoy customizing her VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2 with any of the over 50 watch faces in digital and analog formats.
The alarm function is loud enough to wake a deep sleeper every morning with an adjustable sound level. While kids can’t make phone calls with this watch, they can do plenty with it: on top of telling time it’s great for educational games, photos, videos, and a pedometer.
Now Let’s Go and Play
Now that you’ve made it this far we have no doubt you’ve found that special something for that special girl. Toys are great at molding children so we’re glad you found this guide to help you make informed decisions. Next year, don’t forget to stop by again and check out our recommendations for the best toys for 10-year-old girls!