In this guide we’ll look at the best toys for 3 year old boys and girls.
We’ve compared design, build quality, educational value and cost
to give you our top recommendations.

The Fisher Price Octonauts Octopod Playset is a perfect gift for three year old kids! The Octopod is just like the one from the wildly popular show, and guarantees hours of creativity and play for every little Octonauts fan. The characters slide down into the GUP-A, ready to set out on adventure after adventure!

The Melissa and Doug Grocery Store doubles as a lemonade stand for hours of indoor and outdoor fun. This play center is durable, completely wooden and well made. It comes with two shelves and plastic storage bins to store fresh fruit for the grocery store or lemonade stand supplies! This makes an adorable gift for three year old boys and girls.

The Fisher Price Imaginext Rescue City Center featured Action-Tech technology that allows each piece of the city scape playset to communicate. A great gift for three year old boys, this fun packed set comes with two figures, a firetruck, satellite dish, parking meter, an axe, a fire hydrant and a flag for the bank. One whole city in an amazing playset!

The Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots are the best little collection of robot superheroes you’ll find! This Police-Bot converts from a vehicle to robot, and he can do pretty much anything with his huge rescue claw that works in both robot and vehicle mode! The Police Bot is great for building, motor skills and imaginations!

VTech Switch & Go Dinos Turbo Digger the Woolly Mammoth is the perfect 2 in 1 toy that converts from a mega dino to a construction digger. He’s so much fun to switch back and forth, and he has crash sensors that make for hours of fun and playtime sound effects. The LCD screen provides woolly eyes and an animated driver!

This award winning Hape All in One Kid’s Art Easel comes with a paper roll and accessories! This beautiful easel makes an amazing gift for three year old girls and boys. A blackboard on one side, and a dry erase board on the other and magnets to display all of the masterpieces your little one creates. So much fun wrapped into one gift!

The Melissa & Doug Standard Unit Solid Wood Building Blocks makes an incredible gift for three year old girls and boys! This set contains 60 wooden blocks, with a super smooth finish to encourage hours of imaginative building and play. Balancing and motor skills will improve drastically as your three year old learns to build with steady little hands.

This Magna-Tiles 100 Piece Set will keep little hands busy for hours. Each tile is equipped with magnets that causes them to hold together tightly, enhancing motor skills, including tactile, spacial and math skills. Toddlers will solve problems without even realizing it, by placing shapes where they need to go.

This CitiBlocs 200 Piece Natural Colored Building Blocks set will keep your three year old entertained and happy. These natural wood colored blocks provoke hours of imaginative play, and they don’t require any glue or snapping to be held in place. This is one of the best gifts for two year olds, because it’s so easy for them to use.

This Goobi 300 Piece Construction Set is a fantastic gift for three year old boys or girls! In fact, this construction set is detailed enough to hold the attention of older kids as well. With so many connectable pieces there are thousands of possibilities, encouraging hours of play and the development of fine motor skills and creativity.

The Barbie Dreamhouse is a true classic, and tops the list of the best gifts for three year old girls. This multilevel house has everything Barbie needs to live it up, and your three year old will fire up their imaginations while playing for hours. Smart features are all over this house, including a flat screen television and an elevator!

This Paradise Galleries Reborn Babydoll is the doll every little girl dreams of. This reborn doll is incredibly realistic, and weighted so it feels like a real baby. This is a wonderful gift for three year old girls, that encourages nurturing and responsibility. It’s especially great for those who may soon be a big sister!

The Barbie Dreamtopia Rainbow Cove Gift Set is a wonderful gift for three year old girls. This collection of rainbow dolls is adorable, and playing with them is sure to bring on creative imaginations and storylines. These sweet little dolls are great for color distinction as well, as they each represent a color of the rainbow.

The Veeca Kids Waterproof Digital Camera is the perfect gift for any tiny photographer. The Veeca is easy to operate, and it’s waterproof which are two huge pluses for three year olds! Your little one can learn how to work a camera, and not break it in the process. This camera is a wonderful way to truly see the world through their eyes!

This robot by Educational Robots for Kids is a great gift for three year old kids. It’s a complete and total learning toy, and an in home teaching assistant. This little robot helps to teach core curriculum like math, reading, drawing and spelling from the comfort of your own home. It will turn learning into fun!

The Leapfrog LeapPad 2 Explorer Kids Learning Tablet is one of the top interactive learning gifts for three year old kids. The LeapPad is the number one kids learning tablet, and with dozens of interchangeable games available, there will be hours of learning disguised as fun. This tablet is easy for little minds and hands to manipulate.

The VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk is one of the best gifts for three year olds. Kids are able to stand comfortably at the desk for hours of learning play. The desktop features multiple interactive cards that help with letters, numbers and sounds, including over 160 vocabulary words! It’s truly an essential learning tool to those looking to boost early education.

The Picasso Tiles Creativity Magnet Set will bring hours of creativity to your home. Little ones will learn math and spatial skills as they learn where to place individual tiles to keep them up and balanced. The construction possibilities here are endless, so this magnet set will guarantee hours of play.

The Little Tikes Shady Jump and Slide Bouncer will have the whole neighborhood headed over for some outdoor summertime fun! Puncture resistant, this cute, inflatable bouncer is easy to blow up and take down. The mesh sides are breathable and offer protection from falls so little legs are free to bounce like crazy.

The Super Spinner Swing brings a summer full of outdoor fun, and is a great gift for three year olds. This swing can hang securely and easily from an existing swingset or a tree. Little ones can spin and swing at the same time, or choose just one. The design is curved, with a dip in the middle for safe sitting.

The Barbie Pop Up Camper is a tried and true classic that will bring years of imaginative play. The perfect gift for three year old girls worldwide, this camper is as lifelike as they come. You can lift the handle and turn it into a three story playhouse with very little effort. Barbie will be more than ready to camp with her own kitchen and bathroom.

The Modarri Deluxe 3 Pack Toy Cars are a complete and total STEM toy, allowing little ones to design and build their own toy cars. This is a great learning gift for three year olds, and truly helps them find a creative, motor skill driven outlet. The Modarri cars are built to last through years of play.

The Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Set makes a perfect gift for three year old boys or girls. The Railway Set contains everything that a budding train enthusiast requires, such as a six piece freight set with cargo, and passengers as well. Putting the wooden track together requires the use of refined motor and spatial skills.

The Toy State Caterpillar Tough Tracks set is a wonderful gift for three year old boys. Three large plastic construction trucks encourage many hours of imaginative play. Licensed by CAT, this cute truck set is the real deal. Made completely of plastic, these trucks are perfect for long days at the beach!

This easy to ride Schwinn Roadster Tricycle is a great gift for three year olds. Easy to pedal, with a very low center of gravity, so there is a small chance of little ones falling over. The seat is adjustable and has 5 adjustable settings for all different comfort levels and leg lengths. The Schwinn is well made, and certain to last for years.

The Huffy 12 inch Star Wars bike is a great gift for three year old boys. The Darth Vader handlebar basket will please any little Star Wars fan, as they learn to ride and balance with training wheels. When little ones are ready to balance on their own, training wheels can be easily removed for the next stage of riding!

The Royal Baby Little Swan Elegant Girls Bike is an incredible gift for three year old girls. This pink, girly bike comes with the cutest basket for storing whatever you need during your ride. The bike comes with training wheels that you can remove, so it grows with the little one you’re purchasing it for!

The Original PlasmaCar is a great gift for three year old boys and girls. This amazing little stability car works wonderfully for balancing, twisting and turning. No gears or pedals are needed, so you can wiggle and worm for plenty of outdoor fun! The low center of gravity here makes falls less likely, so you can let your little one enjoy their PlasmaCar safely!