When you’re picking the best toys for 12 year old girls, you need to bear in mind that your daughter is on the cusp of becoming a teenager so only certain types of toys will interest her.
She will be experiencing all kinds of emotions, going through lots of different challenges as she moves closer to teenhood leaving her childhood years behind.
But some of her interests will now be more definite and she will want to pursue these and become better at them. She is so active now so lots of different outdoor toys will hold special interest for her, especially ride ons and skateboards.
Her artistic and creative skills have really improved and she’ll be very keen to enhance these skills even more. Logical, strategic and complex games will interest her a lot as her brain power is now more developed.
We carried out hundreds of ours of research and are happy that our list of the best toys for a 12 year old girl provide enough variety, creativity and challenge for any twelve year old girl.
And we’ve made sure once again that every single toy we picked definitely has that all important fun factor!
- 10 Top Toys For 12 Year Old Girls
- MyArtScape Acrylic Paint Set
- Mattel Blokus Game
- Luwint LED Finger Light Gloves
- Betrayal At House On The Hill 2nd Edition
- Clue Classic Edition
- Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 (Blue)
- 4D Cityscape Game of Thrones Westeros Puzzle
- Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter
- Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike
- Penny Nickel Complete Skateboard
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10 Top Toys For 12 Year Old Girls
MyArtScape Acrylic Paint Set
If you want your 12 year old daughter to express her artistic side, then this MyArtScape Arcylic Paint Set is ideal as it will give her the freedom to express herself in any way she wants.
This paint set comes in 12 x 12ml tubes of non-toxic acyrlic paints that can be used when working with canvas, fabric, clay, wood, ceramic, metal, and even nails.
The colors of these paints are really vibrant, and this set comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, giving you total peace of mind.
Since this is acrlyic paint, it will clean up with just water, as long as your daughter cleans it up while the paint is still slightly damp.
It also cleans off skin easily, so your daughter’s hands won’t have paint spots all over them.
Unlike many other paint sets where the colors of the paint are watered down, the paints in this set are bright and eyecatching, making the paint perfect for almost any type of project your daughter is working on.
It is easy to blend these paints together to create other shades and colors. The smoothness of the paint allows for easy blending, allowing your daughter to have an entire range of colors from these 12 tubes.
We really like that these paints work for all different types of painting crafts, from wood to ceramics. Lots of parents said that their kids used these paints to paint rocks and even driftwood, so your daughter can really unleash her imagination.
This paint goes on smoothly and normally only needs one coat, whether painting rocks, ceramics, or painting on canvas.
While 12ml does not seem like a lot of paint, a little of this paint actually goes a long way, so it should last your daughter for some time, unless she paints on a daily basis or is working on a large project.
If you are looking for a high quality reasonably price paint set to encourage your 12 year old’s artistic talents, then this Arcylic Paint Set is definitely worth considering, regardless of the medium your daughter paints on.
This versatile acrylic paint set would make a fantastic gift for any art loving or craft loving twelve year old girl.
Why We Recommend The MyArtScape Arcylic Paint Set
- Colors are bright and vibrant which 12 year old girls love!
- Paints blend well together to make other colors, giving your child lots of color choices
- Works extremely well for all types of painting crafts
- A little goes a long way, giving great value for money
- Non toxic paints which make them safer for your child
- Waterproof and fadeproof
- Easy to lighten colors
- Great paint set for encouraging your child to pursue their interest in arts and crafts
- Help your child to expand their creativity and imagination
- 1 Year Replacement Guarantee if you have any issue with this paint set
Mattel Blokus Game
If you are looking for a fun and strategic game for your 12 year old daughter, then this Mattel Blokus Game may be of interest to you and your child.
This game is designed for between 2 and 4 players, with each person getting 21 puzzle pieces of their chosen color (there are 4 colors: red, green, yellow and blue).
The rules of the games are extremely simple. In fact there is only a single rule – place your pieces so they are touching only the corners of one of your other pieces.
The object of the game is to try and place as many of your pieces as possible while trying to block other players from placing their pieces.
This game consists of 84 pieces, a game board and instructions on how to play. The game ends when no more pieces can be placed on the board.
Then each player counts the number of squares on their remaining pieces, and the person with the least squares wins the game.
Due to the simplicity of this game, it is great for family night as children and adults of all ages can easily understand the game and play, although those who develop the best strategy may have an advantage.
This game will help your daughter practice her critical thinking and strategy skills. It takes some thinking to figure out how to place each of her pieces, leaving room for the rest of her pieces, while at the same time, trying to block other players from playing their pieces.
No one likes a poor loser or a smug winner, so playing board games at home with family can help your daughter practice her sportsmanship skills and further develop being both a graceful loser and a considerate winner.
By the time your twelve year old reaches her tweens, she’s spending more time with friends, coaches and other adults than she is with family. Playing this game will help keep the bond between your daughter and you, allowing you to do something that is fun together.
Plus she will enjoy challenging her friends to this fun game of strategy!
Why We Recommend The Mattel Blokus Game
- It’s great fun and kids love trying to outsmart each other to win!
- Improves your child’s critical thinking and strategic skills
- Through playing with friends, family and siblings, it helps your child improve their social skills
- Perfect for your child to play with 1, 2 or 3 friends as it’s a multi-player game
- Great for your child to practice and improve their sportsmanship skills
- Ideal board game for precious family bonding time
- Promotes healthy brain activity keeping your child’s mind sharp
- Great game for camping trips and summer camp
Luwint LED Finger Light Gloves
By the time your daughter hits their pre-teen years, she’s no longer interested in childlike toys, but rather prefers toys and gadgets that are fun and unique.
Here’s a look at a product that’s technically not really a toy, but more of a gadget that provides plenty of fun tween play – the Luwint LED Finger Light Gloves!
Made from black and white cotton, these finger light gloves have 7 different colored lights and 6 different lighting modes.
The lighting mode can be changed by pushing a button on the wrist of the glove, and the gloves take replaceable 4 X CR2032 batteries. Only demo batteries are included so they’ll need to be changed fairly soon after purchase and use.
Girls find it incredibly fun to change the light modes and patterns and wow their friends and acquaintances.
These gloves are fun for dancing in the dark, with the gloves lighting up while your 12 year old girl dances and parties the night away!
Best of all, because the lights on these gloves are quite bright, the room doesn’t have to be completely dark.
They can provide added safety when riding a bike at night while being fun to wear, and they are great for when your daughter baby-sits and wants to entertain little ones.
These gloves are great fun for camping trips. Imagine two or three tweens sitting in a tent well after dark, telling ghost stories and using these gloves.
In addition, these gloves are actually quite warm, which makes them great gloves to wear to those fall football games.
If you’re looking for a really different gift for your twelve year old girl, then these LED Fingerlight gloves might be ideal.
Why We Recommend The Luwint LED Finger Light Gloves
- Kids just love them!
- Useful as well as fun as they’re actually well made gloves that will keep your child’s hands warm
- Your child will have great fun to change the light modes and impressing their friends
- Perfect for dancing in the dark!
- Fun for camping trips
- Great for encouraging imaginative and creative play for your tween
- Excellent quality gloves made with cotton
- Lots of different uses for them which your child will enjoy
Betrayal At House On The Hill 2nd Edition
Most 12 year old girls love horror movies, ghost stories and fantasies, and now they can make that horror story come to life with the game Betrayal At House On The Hill 2nd Edition.
This haunting game has everything you would expect in a good thriller or horror story, as your daughter and her friends explore the House on the Hill uncovering deadly secrets, dangerous monsters, and hazardous rooms.
The game is designed for 3-6 players and takes around 60 minutes to play.
This is considered a board game, but there is no dedicated board, but rather a group of tiles that are laid down as you play so the game board changes as does the different game scenarios with over 50 scenarios in all.
The game consists of 1 rule book, 2 haunt books, 44 tiles, 6 explorer figurines, 1 hall/foyer/grand staircase tile, 6-2 sided character cards, 30 plastic clips, 8 dice, 80 cards (omen, events etc.), 1 turn/damage track, and 149 tokens.
Players work together for most of the game until near the end, when one player (to be determined in the course of the game) betrays the team and decides to kill all of their teammates.
The rest of the teammates must work together to defeat the betrayer, as well as the dangers that abound in this exciting and captivating game!
One of the things that makes this game so much fun is that each game involves different layouts and scenerios, and even the explorers may have different abilities from game to game.
This is a great game for 12 year old girls to play at those sleepover parties and on camping trips together.
It encourages team work throughout (with the exception of the betrayer) which is a great way to teach children the importance of team work in a fun way through game play.
Also requires your daughter to use strategy when playing and learning which tools or weapons to use and how to defeat her enemies.
With continually changing layouts and over 50 different scenarios for your daughter to work her way through, this won’t become one of those games that is played two or three times and your daughter becomes bored.
The fact that this game offers so many different changes, only adds to it’s value.
Betrayal at the House on the Hill is the perfect game for any twelve year old girl who likes horror stories or thrillers and wants to act out her own story.
Why We Recommend The Betrayal At House On The Hill 2nd Edition Game
- Tweens love the fun, excitement and anticipation this game provides!
- Excellent replay value which reduces the boredom factor
- Encourages team work through game play
- Helps your child to develop and improve their critical and strategic thinking skills
- Perfect for game night, sleep over parties and camping trips
- Great gift idea for horror loving tweens
- Encourages your child to expand their social skills when playing with their friends
- Great game for imaginative play
Clue Classic Edition
If your 12 year old girl fancies herself as a detective who loves to find clues and solve mysteries, then this Clue Classic Edition game could be the perfect gift!
The game consists of a game board, 6 suspect pawns, weapons, a deck of suspects, weapons, and room cards, die, detective notebook, pad and rules.
Clue is a three to 6 person game, the object of which is to determine who killed Mr. Boddy, in which room, using which weapon.
The cards are divided by suspects, weapons and rooms and shuffled. Then one card from each pile is chosen and placed in the secret envelope. All the remaining cards are put together, reshuffled, and dealt among all the players involved.
The first player then shakes the die and moves the number of spaces shown. If they enter a room, then they ask or suggest the person, the weapon, and the room they are in as the answer to where, how, and who committed the murder.
If the person on their left has one of the suggested weapons, room or murderer, then they must show one of those cards. If they have none, then the person on their right shows one of the cards if they have it.
That person’s turn ends when they are either shown a card or no card is shown, and the player who made the suggestion can then make an accusation. If they are right they win the game.
If your suspect pawn is moved into a room by someone making a suggestion, then instead of shaking the die on your turn, you do have the option of just making a suggestion instead.
If on your turn you are in a room with a secret passage, you can take the secret passage to another room instead of rolling the die.
There are a few more rules to follow, but these are the basic rules for the game. The game is a combination of strategy and luck, making it more fun since you have some, but not complete control, of your game play
Twelve year old girls just love playing this game with their friends. They enjoy trying to beat their friends by solving the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy!
While clue may be a old game, it is still fun and new for tween girls who have never played it before.
Why We Recommend The Clue Classic Edition Game
- Fun and entertaining for your child to enjoy with their friends or family
- Encourages your child to think strategically to solve the mystery
- Suspect, room and weapon combo changes every game offering great flexibility
- Perfect game for tween sleepovers and camping trips
- Great for helping your child improve their problem solving skills
- Helps your child to expand their social interaction and skills through game play
- Multiplayer game for 3 to 6 players
- Great for family game night as most adults loved playing this when they were young
Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 (Blue)
The Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 is the first of the Nerf Rival line and it’s an awesome blaster with some really cool features! If your 12 year old girl is into Nerf, she’s gonna love this blaster!
The Rival Apollo is a high velocity blaster that’s extremely accurate up to almost 50 feet. Out of the box, the XV- 700 comes with the blaster itself, 7 rounds of ammo, 1 magazine and instructions.
Instead of shooting traditional Nerf darts, the Nerf Rival shoots what Nerf calls ‘high impact rounds’ which are little foam balls.
The rounds are a bit more expensive than traditional Nerf darts but many consumers say they’re much more resilient than the darts.
In fact, a few people said some of the foam balls accidentally went through the wash and came out just fine. So you’ll pay a bit more for this ammo but it holds up really well.
The magazine is easy to load and holds 7 rounds at once. The magazine itself is easy to push into the blaster and it drops out at the touch of a button so the whole set up is very tactical.
The magazine is also clear plastic so once the clip is dropped out of the blaster, it’s easy to see how many rounds are left.
Although some of the other blasters in the Rival line are rapid fire, the Apollo is not which means your daughter will have to prime (aka cock) it every time she wants to fire.
The primer is located on top of the blaster and is a bit difficult to pull back, which is one of the things that makes this blaster not suitable for younger kids.
Other features include a trigger lock and a ready indicator which tells your daughter it’s primed and ready to fire.
The rounds from the Rival can travel upwards of 50 fps (feet per second) and can travel up to 100 feet total distance.
So the high velocity means that getting hit will sting, especially at close range. But most parents say the rounds don’t hurt any more than a paint ball does and Nerf Rival Face Masks are available and sold separately.
Because of its high velocity, care must be taken when kids are playing with it.
The Nerf XV-700 is great for backyard wars and its accuracy also makes it ideal for target practice. It would make an amazing addition to any twelve year old girl’s toy weapon collection!
Why We Recommend the Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700
- It’s tons of fun!
- Easy to load
- Very accurate
- Rounds will soar up to 100 feet
- Has a trigger lock to ensure it doesn’t get fired before your child’s ready
- There’s a ready indicator that tells when it’s primed
- The magazine release makes reloading easy
- Extra rounds and Nerf Rival Face Masks are sold separately
- Great for backyard wars and target practice
- The rounds are designed to last
- The blaster is well made and durable
4D Cityscape Game of Thrones Westeros Puzzle
The 4D Cityscape Game of Thrones Westeros Puzzle is perfect for 12 year old girls who are fans of the Game Of Thrones series or who enjoy challenging puzzles.
The amazing detail of this awesome 1400 piece 4D puzzle will make Westeros come alive under your daughter’s fingertips. Plus it has 3 different layers which will take her on an adventure through all 7 kingdoms. How cool is that!
The first layer is a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle that shows all the regions of Westeros. The second layer consists of 200 foam pieces that sit on top of the jigsaw map.
Your daughter will link these foam pieces together to form the detailed landscape of Westeros.
To make the third layer, she’ll place 3D miniature model replicas on their rightful spots on the map. These model replicas include famous landmarks such as King’s Landing, Winterfell, Casterly Rock, Eyrie and others.
Also included are 45 flags so your daughter can mark famous landmarks, 10 sigils so she can mark the Houses and 5 battle markers to mark the location of 5 major battles.
On top of that, this puzzle also comes with an information booklet that includes details and history on Westeros.
Fully assembled, this Westeros puzzle measures 30″ x 18″ x 2″ and makes a stunning display piece. But it can also be taken apart and put back together again as many times as your child wants.
Many parents said their twelve year old daughter had no trouble with this puzzle and absolutely loved putting it together.
This 4D Game Of Thrones puzzle is fun and challenging and makes a perfect gift for any Game Of Thrones or puzzle fan!
Why We Recommend The 4D Cityscape Game of Thrones: Westeros Puzzle
- Kids think it’s lots of fun to put together!
- Helps develop your child’s critical thinking and problem solving skills
- It encourages patience and perseverance
- Completing this puzzle will give your child a huge sense of accomplishment
- Great gift for fans of the HBO Game Of Thrones series or the books by George R. R. Martin
- Challenging to complete
- Encourages attention to detail
- Wonderful to display when completed
- Makes a great family project
Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter
The cool Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter is ideal for a quick trips or fun rides around the neighborhood!
It’s fashionable, fun to ride, comes in a number of great colors and has lots of great features.
Thanks to the 250-watt chain-driven electric motor, this awesome scooter can go up to 15 mph. So it’s a quicker way for your 12 year old girl to get around than if she walked or rode her bike.
It’s a 24V scooter and comes with two 12 volt batteries that will run for 30-40 minutes on a single charge, depending on the weight of the rider. Charging is easy, takes about 12 hours and the charging adapter comes with the scooter.
Razor always builds their products with safety in mind and the this Pocket Mod Miniature is no exception.
The acceleration is controlled with an easy to use twist grip on one of the handlebars and there’s a hand operated rear brake on the other handlebar.
There’s also a handy storage space under the seat which is great for storing purses, water battles and other things.
Other great features include a center mounted retractable kick stand and 12″ pneumatic tires which ensure a smooth, comfortable ride.
This Razor Euro Electric Scooter comes with a 90 day warranty and out of the box, it requires a bit of light assembly. All the tools you need for assembly are included.
It’s built to last and holds up to 170 lbs, and this amazing scooter will grow with your daughter so she should get at least 2 years out of it.
While the Razor Pocket Mod scooter is fun to ride, it’s much more than a toy for your pre-teen. It’s a top notch mode of transportation and she’ll love the independence it gives her.
Why We Recommend The Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter
- Kids think it’s tons of fun to ride!
- It’s safe and sturdy
- Good battery life
- Can go up to 15 mph
- Easy to ride
- Has a hand operated rear brake
- 12″ pneumatic tires make for a smooth ride
- Easy to assemble
- Great way to get around
- Well made and built to last so it will grow with your child
- Parents think it gives you great value for your money
Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike
The Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike is a great way for your 12 year old girl to do some safe, fun off-road riding!
This awesome scaled down version of an adult motocross dirt bike is a quiet ride, comes in blue and red and has some great features.
Battery operated and powered by a high torque electric chain driven motor, your daughter will have no trouble riding up and down bumpy trails.
The top speed is 14 mph and depending on the weight of the rider, this zippy dirt bike will give about 30-40 minutes of continuous use on a single charge.
This 24V bike comes with two 12 volt batteries that take up to about 8 hours to charge. Charging is easy and the charging adapter comes with the bike.
It features a twist grip acceleration control and a hand operated rear brake. The large pneumatic knobby tires are ideal for off road riding and the adjustable riser handlebars make for a very comfortable ride.
Other cool features include a retractable kickstand and folding foot pegs. Assembly is quick and easy and all the tools you need come with the bike.
The Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket is great for climbing hills without losing speed and is fun for kids to ride on gravel, blacktop and of course dirt.
The MX350 holds up to 140 lbs so it will grow with your daughter and she should get at least a couple of years out of it.
The Razor Dirt Rocket is a fun and ideal mode of transportation and tons of fun for riding those trails!
Why We Recommend The Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike
- Kids think it’s a lot of fun to ride!
- It’s safe and sturdy
- Good battery life
- Easy assembly
- Adjustable handlebars make for a comfortable ride
- Twist grip throttle control
- Hand operated rear brake
- Runs on all types of surfaces including cement, blacktop, gravel, grass, mud and dirt
- Very quiet
- Well made and can hold up to 140 lbs so will grow with your child
Penny Nickel Complete Skateboard
With this awesomePenny Nickel Complete Skateboard, your 12 year old girl will be treated to a smooth ride as she cruises around in style!
Penny Nickel boards are known for their high quality, attention to detail and lots of features and this one is no exception.
The 27″ long deck is made from extremely durable plastic and has a non-slip waffle top. This board is 7.5″ wide and has a 14.5″ wheelbase.
A longer, wider board is perfect for kids who want a bit more stability and control and for kids with larger feet.
With 4″ aluminum hanger trucks, Abec 7 bearings and large 59mm grippy wheels, this board carves like a dream and will give your daughter a smooth, safe ride, even on bumpy surfaces.
Although they’re not great for performing tricks, Nickel boards are ideal for cruising, whether it be around the neighborhood, to a friend’s house, the beach, the park or to school.
This awesome skateboard comes fully assembled and ready to ride. It comes in a variety of colors so it’s great for girls and would make a wonderful gift for any twelve year old girl on your shopping list!
Why We Recommend The Penny Nickel Complete Skateboard
- Kids think it’s a blast to ride!
- Smooth on all kinds of surfaces
- Great way to develop your child’s motor skills, coordination and balance
- Great cruising skateboard
- Gives more stability and control than a shorter more narrow board
- Easy to learn how to ride
- Comes fully assembled
- Lightweight and small enough to carry around easily
- Comes in lots of amazing colors so is ideal for girls and boys
- Great way for your child to get some exercise
Need More Toy Suggestions For 12 Year Old Girls?
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