If your little one has excelled at their lacing cards/animals and is interested in learning how to embroider on actual fabric, this is the perfect beginner kit! It comes with everything needed: a 4" hoop, pre-printed fabric with 3 designs, a pre-cut rainbow of threads, and embroidery needles. The package says ages 8 and up, but we know some really dextrous 6 year olds who would do great with this kit. The sweet treats and bugs styles are great for the newest beginner, and the unicorn set has a bit more stitching to do as well as a very basic introduction to cross stitch. If you have crayons or markers at home it's fun to color in the shapes first and then get to stitching!