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Welcome to fun-filled four! This gift guide is full of great ideas to celebrate 4-year-old boys with everything from the best gifts, toys, educational games and activities to keep him entertained. The jump from 3-year old to 4 years old includes developing fine motor skills, speech and language and action-packed playtime along with the ability to play independently.
Officially now a pre-schooler and no longer a toddler, this list is full of great suggestions to make playtime fun, educational, supportive and age-appropriate. For little hands and big imaginations, covering indoor play to outdoor play it’s all here. Full of great gifts and the best toy’s this gift guide is all you need to make the 4-year-old boy in your life happy as can be.
By Liz Holt • Published Jan 4 2022
Not just one gift but a monthly box of fun and educational crafting. Kiwi Co is a subscription box that delivers monthly and inside is a hands-on learning and fun way to encourage budding innovators and creators. The Koala Crate is aimed at 2-4 years old and they have crates for up to 14years so it’ll grow with him.
Lego is a favourite toy for all ages and 4 years old is a great time to start getting into Lego as well as Duplo. This classic brick and animals set is a great introduction to “little Lego” with a range of bricks and simple clear instructions included to build different animals. Fun, colourful and full of possibilities he can build anything with it.
Get ready to camp! Indoors or outdoors no matter the weather this camping playset has got you covered. It includes a tent, campfire with real lights and sound, pretend lantern, binoculars and campfire foods. Camp with friends, family or he can have his first solo adventure.
Fine-tune those motor skills, sharing, taking turns as well as colours shapes and lots of fun. Noodle knockout is a multiplayer game where each player has to use tongs to pick out different noodles from the bowl. Loads with friends of the family and fine motor skill practice all in one hit.
The classic game is still a huge hit, choose your hippo and see who can get eat the most marbles. Easy and fun to play with 20 marbles included and one golden marble. Chomp the most red marbles or the golden marble to win! Easy to play for little ones and big people and all the hippos and marbles are stored under the game when it’s time to be put away.
See the world through his eyes, this paw patrol camera is a great way to get them to take notice of the world around them. Encased in a protective case decorated with Paw Patrol characters it not only takes photos but has games, music plays, takes videos and includes a whole lot of other fun and interactive features.
He will have hours of traffic fun with this Melissa & Doug set which includes 6 wooden vehicles and 9 traffic signs, including emergency vehicles and common traffic signals. Build a busy road anywhere and anytime, a fun way to encourage building, independent play and sharing skills between friends.
Action and adventure on 4 wheels on Monster Truck Fun with this 55 piece lego set that includes a driver and Monster Truck. The perfect gift for Monster Truck and car lovers. Build it together and then drive it anywhere and everywhere. Classic big monster truck wheels with monster face and spike accents.
Get pre-school ready with this great Monkey bag, lunch box and water bottle. For school or daytime adventures, it’s everything he needs for being out and about or going to school. Designed for 3-5year olds it includes adjustable straps, a long stay put strap, an insulated lunch box with a water bottle holder and a water bottle with a closable lid and strap.
This great wooden building block set comes complete with construction themed blocks for hospitals, cafes, homes and other city living icons. Includes traffic lights, vehicles and various shaped blocks so he can build anything he can imagine. Wooden, BPA free and includes 115 pieces.
Get ready for some DIY fun with this 35 piece tool kit. All packed into a toolbox this includes a drill that makes noise and moves, tape measure, spanners, screwdrivers and all the other DIY essentials. Build to last and the perfect gift to encourage helping out and problem-solving.
Learn the days of the week, months, weather, seasons and time with this great educational wooden schedule/calendar. With bright colours, interactive parts and multiple skills covered it’ll give him a great start to learning math’s concepts and his daily routine.
110 tiles of colourful shapes and ideas including two car bases, windows, arches and even stairs. Make a metropolis or anything you can think of, use them to count, learn colours, lengths or shapes. The possibilities are endless with Magna tiles.
Roll up and get ready for outdoor fun with the Mickey Mouse Sports playset. Packed into a handy travel case it includes a mini soccer ball, football, baseball bat and ball and all the parts needed to set up a soccer goal, football goal and kicking or baseball tee. Endless hours of outdoor fun with the added bonus of Mickey.
Jump, toss and play outdoors with your new musical ladybird friend. This great toy can be a ring toss that spins around at varying speeds or connect the legs to make it long poles you have to jump over as it plays music and spins. Great for coordination, motor skills and getting rid of some energy.
The excitement of a fire truck that’s no only fun but is Marshalls from Paw Patrol. This Paw Patrol toy is based on Marshall, includes a rotating extendable ladder, two water missiles, Marshall the dog and a rescue net trampoline.
Blast off with this foam rocket launcher kit, learn the fun of physics, forces and STEM with this kit. Easy to assemble and launch, set it up and step/jump on the Launchpad to see how far your rocket flies. Explore forces, angles and the fun of rockets. Bonus it won’t go too far so you can use it over and over again.
What’s better than a building set? A lego building set so you get the fun of building it together and then hours of playing construction and building sites with it once it's built. The Lego roadworks set includes a front end loader with a tipping bucket, wheelbarrow, traffic signs, a rat, bricks and the roadworker mini figurine. A 58 piece building set.
The Crayola Imagination Art set is a deluxe set of Crayola offerings, includes 115 pieces and three texture plates it has everything the 4-year-old in your life needs to create, draw, and make art.
It's time to be a hero with this complete cat boy dress-up set. Includes an illuminating jumpsuit, with a detachable tail, mask and cape. Everything he needs to become cat boy from head to toe, Owlette and Gecko are also available on amazon.
Get Chase Rocky and Zuma together and be prepared for Paw Patrol fun. This set of three figurines includes Rocky Chase and Zuma each one has sounds and catch phrases, press the badge to hear them.
Flashing lights, sirens, extendable ladder and water hose and 5 action figures this is the perfect fire truck for 4 years. The wheels are friction powered and it's built for play indoors or outdoors. Has a range of siren and sound effects.
Jake and The Never Land Pirate Ship Jolly Roger Pirate Ship by Fisher-Price. This great pirate ship playset includes a Hook figure, onboard canon that launches “water balls” (set includes 3) and pull out plant and trapdoor. Will Hook or Jake win the pirate battle!
Give bathtime that extra fun splash by making it an underwater disco. A kaleidoscope of fun every bath time, this floating battery operated water-resistant toy will make bath time the highlight of the day (or use it in an outdoor paddling pool for fun summers nights). Its small round shape allows the patterns to reach all areas of the bathtub and it has interchangeable patterns.
Get outside and get growing, this great kids outdoor kit will having him growing plants, exploring the garden and into nature. Includes an apron, hat, gloves, gardening tools, bag, watering can and butterfly net.
This cute beanbag corn hole game is great for having fun while developing hand-eye coordination. Easy to set up pops open with 6 small beanbags its available in a range of designs including dinosaur, zoo and farm animal.
Calling Dr 4yr old your patient is ready. Take imaginative and pretend play to the next level with this Dr’s dress up and cart kids, trolley on wheels includes a stethoscope, x-ray, hammer and full dress-up costume plus much more.
Two of every kid's favourite car’s. These two are pullback die-cast play cars from the movie Cars Lightning McQueen and Ralph Carlow. Die-cast metal will pullback racing action they’ll be hit for car fans of all ages.
Get ready for preschool while having fun and learning independently. The leapfrog leap start preschool success engages your 4-year-old through books and audio, use the leapfrog pen to discover reading and math’s with over 50 key activities from preschool through first grade.
Learn all about the Solar System with this great pop stick solar system craft kit. Made with engraved wooden shapes, watercolour pencils and wooden pop sticks you can add extra shine to your solar system with the eco-friendly glitter. Can be personalized with his name on the box just pop it in the instructions when purchasing.
Every kid has marble run memories and 4 is a great time to start them. Build and create your own run with this bright vibrant set of 130 pieces including 6 solid base pieces as well as 19 action pieces and 50 marbles. See-through so you can watch the marbles as they go.
A fun race car and 33m of road tape so you can race it anywhere. This set includes a wooden race car and a roll of road that’s 33 m long and safe for sofas, floors and anywhere else you might want to stick down a road.
4 is fun but tricky learning to handle and identify emotions, starting to be more empathetic and going to school. This set of ninja life hack books introduces the most common emotions to kid’s ad how to deal with them or solve the issues that cause them. Emotional help and teaching kid how to manage their emotions and feelings is a big part of growing up.
This dinosaur-themed remote control truck is ready for action, inside or out. 4 channel remote control car allows it to go forwards, backwards left and right and it comes with an easy to use remote.
Great kick powered scooter, three wheels with wide wheels and steering-wheel-mounted system it’s easy to ride, steer and scoot. Moving it relies on body weight and not just the handles making it easier to balance and the foot brake helps to stop quickly and safely.
Bubbles, lights and Lightning McQueen what’s not to love about that when your 4. Everyone loves bubbles and this Lightning McQueen Bubble want will add to the fun and excitement it lights up, is easy to grip and has everyone’s favourite car on top.
These 3D puzzles are great fun and also get your 4-year-old into solving puzzles, following instructions and understanding 3d shapes and models. Push out the pieces and follow the instructions to build your very own 3D puzzle, they come in a range of styles including a farmhouse, cabin, dog house and tractor.
Get into science and discovery with his first microscope. With 8x magnification, extra wide eyepiece and battery light, this also includes some pre-printed slides or discover anything around your house or garden and check out what it looks like under a microscope.
Hang out and enjoy in the sky nook, with a comfortable cushion seat and fabric sides that wrap almost entirely around it can be the centre of pretend play, games or a quiet time out to reset when big emotions hit. Simply hang from a tree in your garden everyone can enjoy it.