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11 year old girl birthday ideas - tell me what yours have loved please!

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JoyousAsOtters · 06/09/2020 21:22


DD (Yr 6) is 11 soon and I’m struggling with what to get her. She wants a phone but we’ve decided to wait til she’s a bit older for that. We’re trying to avoid screen based stuff for as long as possible if it’s not schoolwork, or family movies.

She loves:
Climbing and outdoor stuff like SUPs
Audio stories on CD (she has a player)
Lego Friends but I’m hoping we’re nearing the end of that ....
Games like Cluedo / Labyrinth/ Boggle / UNO
Books like Harry Potter, Jaqueline Wilson, Katherine Rundell
Drawing and Painting
Animals (eg we’ve adopted a couple via WWF before)

Any ideas gratefully received!

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ruby29 · 06/09/2020 21:43

My daughter recently turned 11. Quite similar sounding interests.

I got her a new skateboard and stickers to decorate it, A tin of Caran D’ache colouring pencils , New trainers and running leggings,
Air dry white Das modelling clay and Various paints to use on it.
Usually find lots of things she likes by going to an Art supplies shop.
She had roller blades for Christmas and loves those too.

JoyousAsOtters · 06/09/2020 21:57

Would love to get her rollerblades or skateboard BUT we live in a steep hilly valley, just lanes really.
Modelling clay is a great idea thanks! And yes to general art shop trip.

Thank you!

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Ricekrispie22 · 07/09/2020 06:41

My DDs aren’t 11 yet, but I’m a year 6 teacher so feel pretty qualified on the topic!

Nat Geo Kids magazine subscription
iHome sound factory karaoke machine
Tracing light pad
Ice cream machine and recipe book
Jaqueline Wilson magazine subscription
Clip n Climb gift card
Nat Geo Crystal growing lab
Lego Dots

Ravensburger have a large range of 300 piece animal jigsaws. Some of the girls in my class last year enjoyed jigsaws during wet playtimes.

JoyousAsOtters · 09/09/2020 07:07

Thanks those are great ideas - we already have the JW mag subscription and she does love it.

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