In this guide we’ll look at the best toys for 4 year old boys and girls.
We’ve compared design, build quality, educational value and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
The Playmobil Furnished Children’s Hospital is one of the best gifts for four year olds! This adorable playset is equipped with three adult caretakers and one patient. All figures can bend, sit, stand and turn their heads for realistic play. This is a wonderful gift to teach nurturing, as little ones can heal patients with love and care.
The Jurassic World Super Colossal Tyrannosaurus Rex Dinosaur is one of the best gifts for four year old boys. Based on the iconic dinosaur from the movies, this dino is three feet long and incredibly realistic. His jaw opens and closes, and he can swallow up to twenty mini dinosaur figurines for hours of prehistoric play!
The Littlest Pet Shop Limo is a wonderful addition to any Littlest Pet Shop collection. The wheels roll for real, and it has ample room to fit plenty of your favorite Littlest Pet Shop figures (sold separately). The limo does come with one pet, and accessories too! Stickers for decorating are part of this cute little package as well.
The Playmobil Large City Zoo is one of the best gifts for four year olds! It encourages hours of imaginative play, and includes a penguin habitat, lion enclosure and a stocked gift shop! Your little ones can take care of the zoo animals, while educating visitors about each one. Easy figures for little hands to grip make this a must have toy for all animal lovers.
The award winning Hape Quadrilla Wooden Marble Run Construction Set packs hours and hours of play into one set. This amazing set encourages spatial thinking, provides endless creative building possibilities and family play. Each of the seven blocks have a different function, which is great for stimulating a logical and engineering way of thinking.
The LEGO Juniors Construction Set is a classic! This is a great tub of blocks for little hands, as they’re larger than the typical LEGOS. This tub comes with everything you need to create your own construction site…cranes, figures, and cones included. The directions are simple and age appropriate, and you’ve got built in storage!
A truly amazing gift for four year old boys and girls, the Build and Imagine Marine Rescue Center is so much fun to play with! It’s magnetic, and easy for little minds and hands to put together. Once it’s built, you’ll have hours of play ahead. This 48 piece set includes figures, an exam room, a laboratory and a dolphin pool!
The award winning Build and Imagine Malia’s house promises to hone creativity and motor skills while kids first build, and then play with this incredibly detailed set. Your child will become a designer, builder and storyteller all in one. The custom dollhouse can be built differently every time you play, and the set comes with two characters with magnetic clothes.
This MindWare Marble Run set is so much fun, and one of the best gifts for four year old kids. Little ones can exercise three dimensional thinking and problem solving skills when building and playing with Marble Run. Stunt pieces are included, such as a spinner slide, marble jump and track splitter. This set is a great way to introduce the basic fundamentals of physics.
The LEGO Education Community Figures Mini Set contains 256 LEGO pieces that represent an entire community. This set has the parts to construct 22 multicultural figurines, both male and female, that represent different roles within a community. This is a wonderful way for kids to role play, experience different cultures, explore gender and ethnicity and different careers!
The Lalaloopsy Hair Doll Spot Splatter Splash is a really fun gift for four year old girls! Spot Splatter Splash is adorable, and loves bright colors. She has a pet zebra, and super long hair that can be styled any way you like. This set includes a comb and hair clips. You can change her shoes and clothes as well!
Cranium Hullabaloo is a high-energy game that is loved by kids of all ages! It makes a wonderful birthday or holiday gift for four year old girls and boys. It’s easy to play and put together, since it’s pretty much ready to roll straight out of the box. All you have to do is turn it on and go! Encourages problem solving skills and friendly, family competition.
This JOOLA Midsize Compact Tennis Table is a great gift for four year olds that helps develop hand-eye coordination through play! Perfect for hours of family fun, and a good way for kids to learn competitive play. This is a great table to add to any playroom or game room. It’s easy to store as well. The legs fold in half, making it storable in most closets and under the bed.
The VTech Disney Princess Magical Learning Laptop is one of best hands on toys available, and an amazing learning gift for four year old girls. Disney Princesses will play along with interactive learning games that explore language, basic math, manners, emotions, logic and music too! With over 18 activities, this laptop offers hours of entertainment.
This DOUBLE E 17 Channel RC Truck is a great gift for four year old boys that love to play with trucks. A wonderful first RC truck, the DOUBLE E 17 has 17 channel functions. With three separate motors, each arm and the heavy duty shovel can move independently. It’s the perfect addition to any imaginary construction site!
The VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 is the perfect first smartwatch for any little one! Two cameras allow you to take videos, pictures and selfies. The Kidizoom will help kids to learn time with digital and analog watch faces. Also, the monster catcher game is a blast to play, and you can hunt and capture monsters in the real world!
The VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 in pink is the perfect first smartwatch for any tech savvy little girl! Two cameras allow you to take videos, pictures and selfies. The Kidizoom will help kids to learn time with digital and analog watch faces. Also, the monster catcher game is a blast to play, and you can hunt and capture monsters in the real world!
The Lifetime Portable Tetherball System is a great gift for four year old children! It encourages plenty of activity and outdoor play. This system is great for the whole family, because it’s safe for children but strong enough to stand up to aggressive tetherball play. The base is heavy-duty, providing stability and portability. Play anywhere!
The FurReal Friends Get Up & GoGo My Walkin’ Pup Pet is a plush, electronic puppy that acts just like a real dog! This is a great gift for four year old kids that love pets! The leash controller lets little ones walk her wherever they want, and she responds and barks when you talk to her! She also, walks, wags her tail, sits, and tilts her head.
The Dinotrux Epic Ton-Ton Vehicle is a really fun gift for four year old boys. Ton-Ton comes with an extra large hero scale and cargo hold. He’s huge, so he can carry all of your other toys around, and dump them out somewhere else. You can pull his tail out to use it as a shovel, helping him to fill up his dump truck! He’s a great place to store smaller toys as well.
This amazing Lionel North Pole Central Ready to Play Train Set is an incredible holiday gift for girls and boys. Celebrate the wonder of the season all year long by playing with this train set. Bring toys from Santa’s top-secret North Pole location using this holiday themed locomotive with three train cars and a working headlight!
This Disney Pixar Cars 3 Die-Cast Vehicle 10 Pack is great for hours of non-stop imaginative play. Give this cute set inspired by Disney Pixar Cars! Each little car is die-cast with iconic colors and big details, capturing the personality of every car. This set makes an instant collection, and a wonderful gift for any fan of the Cars movies.
The Disney Cars Precision Series Fillmore’s Taste In is an adorable action figure set and the perfect gift for four year old girls and boys that are fans of the Cars movies. This set is based on a favorite setting straight from the movie. Fillmore’s comes to life with lights, decor and props.
This Hauck Lightning Pedal Go Kart makes a great first go kart for any four year old. This kart gives an authentic driving experience that allows the driver to control their speed. This perfect pedal go kart encourages physical activity while building strength, endurance and coordination. It’s super safe for young riders!
The Smart Gear Pony Cycle is perfect for any little horse lover! This amazing riding toy moves forward in a galloping motion, and simulates riding on a real pony. You can steer left and right, and this little cycle works great for indoor or outdoor use. This revolutionary cycle will make the perfect gift for any four year old, and improve hand-eye coordination to boot!
The Titan Girls Flower Power Princess BMX Bike is one of the best gifts for four year old girls that love to ride bikes! This 16 inch flower flower bike is one of the few that contains a basket, streamers and a seat for your doll to ride! Training wheels help to establish balance, and can be removed as riding progresses.