Looking for great gifts for 4 year olds? Look no further than this creative and unique list of suggestions including STEM toys, crafts, puzzles, plush toys, and lots of opportunities for pretend play. There is no way to go wrong with the clever and adorable items you will find here.
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Alpha SlideWriter
You’ll have them writing in no time with the Fisher-Price Think & Learn Alpha Slidewriter. This magnetic board is like a 2-in-1, offering letter tiles so they can spell, plus a magnetic writing board with printed writing guide, and an attached pen that grows with your child.
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach 'N Tag Movi
This cute educational robot can move all over the place with 360 degrees of mobility. Two light-up buttons on his head enhance game play, as do over 60 different facial expressions. Using movement and games, this cool toy teaches shapes, alphabet skills and more while getting kids up and moving!
Sorbus Spinner Swing
This cool round web swing makes a delightful gift that will provide years of fun. The 40” net seat is easy to install, and provides a fun hang-out space that can also spin and swing. The rope seat cushion is super comfy and can accommodate up to 220 pounds.
Kids First Amusement Park Engineer Kit
This amusement park building kit is the perfect gift for 4 year old budding engineers or architects. There are 97 colorful, chunky building pieces – just right for small hands – and assembly instructions for over 20 different models. Children will have fun while learning. Oh, and it comes with a large plastic storage case, too.
VTech Write & Learn Creative Center
With animated demonstrations that allow kids to follow along, they’ll learn stroke order, upper and lower case letters, and more. The Vtech Creative Center also has a doodler mode, where they can copy pictures or freehand whatever they like, plus they can wipe it all off the board in just seconds, ready to start again.
Sand Digger Toy Backhoe With Wheels
Your kid will be the coolest one on the block with this heavy duty steel digger with a wider wheel base and wider axle for stability. It rotates 360 degrees with moving arms and bucket. With a weight limit of 120 pounds, it can actually accommodate older children as well.
Kids Blanket with Bedtime Stories
Make bedtime the best time of day for your child as they get cozy in this soft character blanket that comes with a super-sized fabric story book. There is a pocket to store the book in the blanket and it comes with a downloadable audio version of the story.
Mushroom Nails Button Art
These cute little mosaic pegboards come with 12 different designs and 45 colorful button-shaped pegs. Your little one will have hours of fun color-matching and building pictures over and over again. Great for increasing concentration and fine motor skills, and it comes with a handy storage tray.
Soprano Ukulele Acoustic Toy Guitar
This adorable, 17” ukulele is made from an environmentally friendly material made to look like natural wood grain. This simplified four string design is perfect for beginners – introduce your young children to the gift of music,for an appreciation they will enjoy the rest of their lives.
Educational Insights Crazy Cereal Electronic Game
This fast action cereal game will have your kids giggling for hours. The color-changing spoon lights up and they have to move fast to collect that color cereal and move it from the serving bowl to their bowl. The one who collects the most correct color pieces wins!
VTech Paw Patrol Treat Time Marshall
Blow their minds with the bark-tacular VTech Paw Patrol treat time Marshall. This cool pup has lots of activities and games to play with his new friend, as well as a thing or two to teach them about the alphabet, phonics, colors, and more when he’s fed some yummy treats.
Just Play Puppy Dog Pals House Playset
Fans of the Disney Junior show, My Puppy Dog Pals, will absolutely love this two story doghouse that comes with their favorite pup pals, Bingo and Rolly. These two pups have a great life in their super-duper doghouse that has a tire swing, working elevator, slide, and glider.
Melissa & Doug Food Truck Indoor Corrugate Playhouse
Be a hero by giving this awesome gift for 4 year olds to some little one you love. This four foot long, sturdy cardboard indoor play house resembles a BBQ food truck on one side and an ice cream truck on the other. Beautiful full color artwork inside and out provides realistic details.
TCG Toys Road Racers Mat
Being 5-foot wide, this foam Road Racers mega mat offers up plenty of space for siblings or friends to play together. It comes with 1 Maisto car ready for him or her to play with and, being made of foam, the mat also wipes clean, so you needn’t worry about spills or messes.
Emoji Blaster Water Gun Squirt Pistol Umbrellas
There is no way not to have a blast with these adorable emoji super soakers with an umbrella shield. Soak your friends at a party, at the beach, pool, or anywhere you want to have fun. It comes in a two pack and is made with high quality, durable plastic.
Cupcake Surprise Scented Princess Doll
This adorable cupcake turns into a pretty princess complete with party dress and styling brush. There are 12 different styles and six different scents to collect, and your little princess is going to want them all. Children love surprises and this clever design provides two toys in one!
Melissa & Doug Speck Seahorse Sand Ice Cream Play Set
Better than a regular sand pail, this unique toy lets you make “ice cream” at the beach or in a sandbox. It includes two adorable seahorse scoops, 2 cones, and 1 sprinkles shaker, all of which store in the bucket with lid. This toy provides hours of pretend play.
HABA Play Store Scale
This play store scale is no joke with real weights for pretend kitchen and real measuring fun. Your little cook will love mixing and matching weights to get perfectly even scales and even trying other fun little objects around the house. This is a great educational tool as well.
Step2 Deluxe Workshop Playset
Have them get to work sawing, chopping, drilling, hammering, and constructing with the Step2 deluxe workshop playset. The playset comes with instructions on how to make 4 projects using the sturdy Durafoam ‘wood’ pieces, though of course they also have the freedom to create whatever their imaginations come up with.
Briarpatch Let's Feed Very Hungry Caterpillar Game
All parents and toddlers are familiar with the popular book, so why not bring it to life with the Let’s Feed the Very Hungry Caterpillar game. This thrilling board game is for 2-4 players who move around from fruit to fruit, collecting butterfly puzzle pieces as they go – the first to complete their butterfly, wins.
Bricks Gear Building Toy Set
The Funny Bricks building set is sure to get their imagination and creativity gears spinning ten to a dozen. With 81 colorful pieces, including puzzle shapes, a roundabout playground toy, motorized spinning gears, and more, the engineering possibilities are endless. Who knows what crazy creations they’ll come up with?
Robot Fantasy Sci-fi Action Figures
This awesome playset comes with 52 battle-ready, space robot figures ready to rumble. It includes bionic war horses, 2-headed robots on tanks, cyborgs with jet packs, and more. Each figure comes in two colors. These would make great party favors or be a perfect non-candy alternative at Halloween!
Ballerina Dancer Toy Kit with Coloring Book & Stickers
This creative arts and crafts ballerina dancer is great for engaging little ones who like to draw and color. Kids can create endless versions of their tiny dancer by decorating the paper bodies with crayons and stickers, then slipping the artwork onto the doll before going on stage to dance!
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids
These colorful, interlocking, bead-like building toys easily snap together to create any shape imaginable. Made of high quality materials, these funny shaped “blocks” help develop fine motor skills, color recognition, imagination, creativity, and more. They also come in a cute little storage bag for easy clean-up.
Nickelodeon Paw Patrol My Size Lookout Tower
Little ones can recreate their favorite scenes from the show with the Paw Patrol my size lookout tower. Being 32” tall, it lives up to the name for sure, and stands at the perfect height for toddlers to play with it. Press buttons to hear noises and sounds, plus each character’s key phrases.
LEGO Juniors DC The Joker Batcave Attack Kit
Batman fans are sure to love this Joker Batcave Attack building kit from LEGO Juniors. It makes the perfect age-appropriate gift for 4 year olds and kits are designed to be easier for little ones to build together. This one features the Batcave with view screen, control center, a Batwing jet that shoots wings, and of course, The Joker himself with his hot-rod car.
Prextex Dinosaur Pack
Whether you’re looking to give their sandbox a prehistoric theme, or you just have a dino-mad monkey, these Prextex dinosaur figures are sure to make a roarsome gift for girls and boys alike. This pack comes with a fascinating facts book plus 12 various dinos from the T-Rex to Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus and more.
Step2 Deluxe Art Master Kids Desk
With large storage bins, desk area, and a raised shelf, the deluxe art master desk is the ultimate creative area for 4 year olds. It has more than enough space for their pens, crayons, pencils, paints and more, and also has a hinged dry-erase board that can easily be cleaned ready to draw on all over again.
Jurassic World Indoraptor Figure
Imagine just how much the face of any 4 year old Jurassic World fan will light up when they see this ferocious Inodraptor figure. Just like in the movie, this scary guy wreaks havoc and causes terror wherever he goes with his sharp talons, slick black scales, and red eyes that’ll get anyone’s heart pounding.
ALEX Toys Little Hands Paper Plate Bugs
Making crafts is fun and this set comes with five adorable bug creatures that your kid is going to love. Each project is individually packaged to make a caterpillar, ladybug, bee, spider, and butterfly. This kit also comes with 150 stickers, pom poms, craft sticks, buttons, and more.
Ever After High Epic Winter Crystal Winter Doll
Kids love the Ever After High dolls and fans of Frozen will be enchanted with “Crystal Winter,” daughter of the Snow Queen. She is wearing a beautiful shimmering dress with faux fur trim. Accessories include a crown and royal scepter, and a child-size ring for your little one to wear.
Manhattan Toy Nursing Nina Cat Nurturing Soft Toy
This is the sweetest gift you can give to your little cat lover – a super soft, snuggly mama cat and her three nursing kittens. The babies attach to mama though magnets securely sewn inside the fabric. Made of high quality materials, this charming toy encourages nurturing play.
Big Foot Plush
It’s not every day you have a Big Foot sighting, but with this loveable plush you can cuddle with him every day! He measures 12.5” tall and is made of top quality materials for softness, safety, and durability. With his adorable face and Big Foot logo, he is sure to be a hit.
Melissa & Doug Wooden Pizza Counter Play Food Set
Melissa and Doug are well known for their quality wood toys and this set is no exception. It comes with a four slice pizza, held together with Velcro tabs, toppings, cutter, pizza paddle, delivery box, menu, and play money. Your little chef will love running their own pizza shop!
Peg Perego Case IH Magnum Tractor Trailer
With extra-traction tires, this ride-on tractor is ready and waiting to take your little people around the yard, up the street or anywhere you like. The tractor has 2 speeds; 2 ¼ and 4 ½ mph, as well as a large trailer perfect for taking ‘loads’ of action figures and toys with them.
Fisher-Price Imaginext Serpent Strike Pyramid Playset
Imaginext offers this elaborate serpent-striking pyramid playset for ultimate dramatic and creative play. It has everything – a snake that really strikes, boulders that knock out the bridge, a voice changer for cool effects, and a treasure hunter figurine. Your little adventurer is going to love this!
Toyish Racer Car Toy Kit with Coloring Book & Stickers
If you are looking for a great gift for a 4 year old, look no further than this clever make-your-own-racer car kit. It comes with the basic car body parts and paper templates that are hand decorated to complete the racer. Little ones will be proud of their design skills.
11 Unique Diy Activities, Toys and Gifts for 4 Year Old Boys and Girls
Diy Little Kid's Inventor Box
Enable them to get creative whenever they like with their very own ‘inventor’s box’ designed and created by Michelle over at reasearchparent.com. This quick little DIY is a great idea, not least for the fact that whenever the kids seem a tad bored, you can remind them of their ultra-fun inventor’s box.
Diy Indoor Swing & Crash Pad
Make your own swing and crash pad following these instructions. All you need is a giant piece of fabric and nerves of steel as you figure out a way to safely hang it from your ceiling. Easy to make, your kids will love it so much they may never come out!
Diy Dish Towel Apron
Perfect for baking, cooking, or crafting, these cute yet easy DIY dish towel aprons for kids are perfect. It can be hard to come by child-sized aprons, and when you do they tend to be expensive, which is why all parents really should give this tutorial a go.
Diy Superhero T-Shirt
Do you have a young fan of The Avengers in the family? Whether they’re girl or boy, they can easily rock this subtle superhero shirt, because instead of pictures of the characters, the shirt has symbols that represent them instead – although no superhero fan will be left second guessing who they signify.
Diy Lego Ninjago Pillow Case
Girls and boys alike are sure to appreciate these awesome DIY LEGO Ninjago pillowcases. This project does require a few supplies you’ll need to get hold of first, but luckily they’re all listed so you can get to shopping right away. Once ready, simply follow the step-by-step instructions to make your pillowcase.
Check out this tutorial for an adorable tiny craft that’s made to travel wherever you go. Using a tiny breath mint tin, you create a home for TravelWees, little adventure-loving creatures. They even come with a camera to record their adventures. Perfect to entertain little ones on a road trip
Diy Felt Monsters
Winter is nearly here, so get yourself stocked up on fun activities to do at home with the kiddies. These mix-and-match felt monsters are sure to occupy them for hours, especially when it comes to using any of the interchangable accessories – there’s so much to choose from, who knows what their monster will look like.
Diy Hooded Towel Tutorial
Remember the ever-so-cute hooded-towels we used on them as babies? It’s a shame they grew out of them so quickly, athough now you can find out how to create them a child-sized one that’s made to last with this neat DIY. All you need is a regular towel, a hand towel and a sewing machine!
Diy Custom Cinch Sacks
Have your 4 year olds feeling awesome with their very own cinch bag, courtesy of Mom of course. Choose a fabric that your child likes and make the bag extra special by personalizing it with their initial on the front; that way, not only will it look great, but it saves any mix-up at school.
Diy Glitter Fairy Night Light
Your little princesses are going to fall head over heels for this beautiful DIY fairy night light. You’ll need a mason jar, some glitter, spray adhesive, and a pack of battery-operated fairy lights. From there, you simply need to spray the jar with adhesive, coat it with glitter, insert the fairy lights, and you’re all done.
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