If you’re a parent, grandparent, or friend looking for the best gifts, toys, and games for 4-year-old girls that will get them thinking, moving, inventing, building, exploring, and playing, here you’ll find plenty of ideas on this curated list.
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Gifts for 4 Year Old Girls
Will your little ballerinas love this dress up wooden doll with 6 outfits? I know my girls loved these wooden dolls from Melissa and Doug!
Ladybug Memory Game
SO adorable — and great for fine motor skills, memory, and visual discrimination. Lift the chunky ladybugs two at a time to find a match!
Polly Pocket Unicorn Party
Discover dazzling princess activities: a charming castle opens to reveal a throne and bedroom; jump in the bouncy house; ride the see-saw; slide the rainbow cloud; store surprises in the storage area; float along the river in the unicorn floatie and more!
Melissa & Doug Sushi Slicing Wooden Food Play & Sandwich Felt Set
Get two pretend play food sets that your kids will LOVE and that will give them hours of imaginative play.
Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Cookie Creations
Make cookies out of Play-Doh using the cookie cutters and rolling pin!
Melissa & Doug Fairy Tale Stamp Set
Get creative with 30 fairy tale stamps. Use to tell stories or create art on cards, notebooks, and more!
Everyone’s Awake by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Shawn Harris
What a crazy night! The entire family is awake and doing all sorts of imaginative, random things. “Grandma’s at her needlework. Dad is baking bread. My brother’s making laundry lists of every book he’s read.” Rollicking, rhythmic verses plus neon-bright action-packed illustrations capture the exuberance and activity of this busy night.
Coding Critters Dragon
Help your preschooler code with a magic dragon and coding storybook of adventures including monsters and a fire tornado.
BRIO Builder STEM Set
Get your young engineer building with 136 building pieces including nuts, bolts, a hammer, a screwdriver, and more.
Bubble Pop Fidget Toy
Great for fine motor skills, these bubble pop toys are tons of fun.
LEGO Duplo Town Family Camping Van Adventure
A playset for building, playing and learning that includes 4 figures, a van, a tent, and more!
Pretend Play Doctor and Veterinarian Kit
Great for stuffed animals and doll play. Help your friends stay healthy with a stethoscope, cell phone, forceps, 3 bandages, eyeglasses, name tag, scalpel, thermometer, tweezers, syringe, blood pressure cuff, scissors, reflex hammer, bedpan, ear scope, and dental mirror.
Animals Upon Animals
You’ll love this wobbly stacking game where players race to place all their animals on the animal pile first. Roll the die to see how many animals you can stack up– or if you get to add to the base. A fun interactive game (that we love) that fosters hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
Let’s Explore Camp Stove
Anyone else kind of want this for themselves because it is SO cute! It’s a 24-piece pretend play wooden camp stove with cookware and utensils. You can turn the nobs, reverse the grill and griddle, or adjust the flames.
Squishmallows Cheetah Fairy
My kids both love these BEST out of all other plush toys because they’re so soft and squishy.
Timber Tots Tree House
From Fat Brain Toys, encourage hours of pretend play with this darling treehouse home with two Timber Tots and 11 accessories.
This gorgeous children’s piano plays songs on its own, and also allows kids to play it themselves with help from its color coded keys!
Design & Drill BrightWorks
This STEM / STEAM toy is the total package with technology, engineering, art, and math! Follow the 12 included patterns or create your own design. Insert the translucent bolts, use the kid-friendly power drill to drill them in, and watch as your illuminated creation comes to life.
CozyBomB Magnetic Wooden Fishing Game
Use the fishing poles to catch fish with the 26 letters of the alphabet. Also, develop fine motor skills!
Playhouse Blank Castle
Customize your castle with stickers, markers, crayons, or paint!
Pinkalicious: The Pinkatastic Giant Sticker Book
Does your 5 year old girl love Pinkalicious? Here you’ll find 600+ stickers to use throughout the book– decorate cupcakes, go to school, be silly, and more. (You might also want this Take-Along Storybook Set!)
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin and James Dean
Sing your own catchy tune or listen to the author’s melody: “I love my white shoes, I love my white shoes . . . ” It will get stuck in your head — and you won’t mind one bit! This story is all about going with the flow …”‘cause it’s all good.“
Playmobil Fairy Garden Play Box
How darling is this? Pretend you’re in a magical world with two fairies, a unicorn, chair, tables, and lots more!
LeapFrog Go With Me ABC
How fun is this!? It’s a STEM and literacy toy! Growing learners choose from seven different activities while learning and practicing phonics and letter writing. Open to find 26 letters, a write and erase board, and a variety of games including letter names and sounds, writing, reading, drawing, and animals. Includes 26 letter pieces that can be plugged into the interactive letter spaces to explore the letters of the alphabet. In one mode, kids follow along while Mr. Pencil introduces letter writing.
Meet Summer Peaches, a Kindi Kid with a popsicle, peach slices, and ice cubes plus a head that bobbles and an outfit you can change.
Hippos Are Huge! by Jonathan London, illustrated by Matthew Trueman
Excellent writing and illustrations make this one of the best nonfiction animal picture books. Bigger text pairs with smaller factual text to give younger readers tons of information.
We highly recommend this award-winning cooperative game that includes many types of play: dramatic, communication, creative, interpretive, competitive, teamwork. It’s FUN and silly!
Kids First Science Laboratory
4 year old girls will love these large, plastic scientific tools for long-lasting fun and exploration. The tools include a unique, multipurpose 14-piece screw-together system with tubes, funnels, lids, connectors, and perforated disks that can be used in a multitude of ways. Also included are large and small measuring spoons, a test tube rack, a pipette, a hand magnifier, magnetic rings and stand set, and more.
Paper Bag Puppets
Use stickers to turn colorful paper bags into amazing creatures using this inventive craft activity for kids!
LEGO DUPLO Alphabet Train
Stack the letter bricks and learn to recognize letters, developing fine motor skills and alphabet knowledge.
Melissa and Doug Colorblast No Mess
So fun! Use the magic pens to color in the pictures and do the activities.
The Thingity-Jig by Kathleen Doherty, illustrated by Kristyna Litten
One day Bear finds a Thingity-Jig (aka. a couch) which he thinks is wonderful as a sit-on-it, jump-on-it thing. He asks his friends to help him carry it home but they’re too fast asleep so Bear figures out some ideas to do it himself. He makes a Rolly-Rumpity! Which is a pack-it-up, heap-it-up, load-it-up thing. That isn’t enough to move the Thingit-Jig so Bear makes something else — a Lifty-Uppity. And then, a Pushy-Poppity. And at daybreak, he arrives back at home where his friends are waking up, with his special Thingity-Jig. Bingity…Bing…Boing…Bear falls asleep. Wordplay, problem-solving, and persistence all in a fun-to-read-aloud book!
Kids First Aircraft Engineer Kit
Budding engineers will love to design 10 different models of airplanes using the 73 colorful, chunky building pieces with simple assembly instructions.
Pets Wooden Doll House (Hape)
Open-ended and ready for a 4 year old’s imagination, what scenarios will your girls imagine with these darling pets?
Haba Kullerbu Parking Garage
Play for hours with this garage, car wash, fuel pumps, ramps, and vehicles — all made out of a combination of wood and plastic make a sturdy pretend play toy.
Painting Essentials Gift Set
From Kids Made Modern, this is a 30+ piece set to get kids started painting including paint brushes, paints, watercolors, and a palette.
Squishmallows Cheetah Fairy
My kids both love these BEST out of all other plush toys because they’re SO soft and squishy.
King Hugo’s Huge Ego by Chris Van Dusen
You will LOVE this funny rhyming book about a king who thinks VERY highly of himself and, as a result, is cursed by a witch. The curse means that every time he utters more self-important words, his head inflates. Surprisingly, the king doesn’t mind because that means there is more of him to love. How will the king ever learn his valuable lesson in humility? Kids love this delightful story with a fantastic moral. (We read this book EVERY night for months.)
Skyrocket Blume Doll
Water your doll and see who emerges from the flower pot! Who will your 4 year old girls’ Blume?
Melissa and Doug Pizza Play Set
My kids love this pizza kitchen toy set! High-quality wooden design with a brightly colored tray, a pizza cutter, a spatula, and a wooden box for storage, and the pizza makes “slicing” noises when cut. Great for many hours of open-ended play!
Fresh Mart Grocery Store
Imagine the many years of pretend play girls will get with this sturdy wooden grocery store that includes a hand-cranked conveyor belt, a bagging area, card swipe machine, a realistic beeping scanner, and cash drawer.
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
Jabari is ready to jump off the diving board. Mostly. His dad tells Jabari that he feels scared too, and sometimes after a deep breath and telling himself he is ready, the thing stops feeling scary and feels like a surprise instead. I really like this advice. And it works for Jabari, too. Beautiful illustrations, perfect text to picture ratio, and a helpful, relatable story with a diverse main character make this book a must-read.
Myla The Magical Unicorn
Watch Myla glitter with lights as she talks and sings. Hold the mic to Myla’s mouth and she’ll sing a song with you. Pull the mic away and she’ll stop singing while keeping the music going so you can sing solo. Touch Myla’s magic brush to the butterfly palette to choose colors. Then, tap it to her eyes, wings or horn to customize her style. Mix and match with one or more colors!
Kids (my own included) love to cruise around on this super fun car. It’s great for inside or outside, too. (Even on my hardwood floors.) Comes in a variety of colors.
Chutes and Ladders
Another classic game that remains a favorite for 4 year old girls — my own included. The first player to reach the 100 square wins. It’s a game of chance but for some reason, my kids always win. What’s up with that?
Geomag Magnetic Toys
Building blocks with letters will help your kids learn letters and start to build words as they grow older. Playful learning at its best!
Razor Kick Scooter Junior
Scooters build up balance and gross motor skills but kids don’t know that– they just think they’re awesome. (Also available in pink.) Notice that this junior scooter has three wheels not two for more stability.
Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham
An alphabet book with a twist! Kids love this hilarious alphabet book about a very impatient moose and his kind friend, Zebra.
The Original AirFort
Quickly and easily inflate this roomy 4″+ tall fort with a box fan! Then play inside for hours!
Melissa & Doug ABC 123 Wild Animals Dot-to-Dot Coloring Pad
Follow the letters or numbers to complete the scenes. I love how this does double duty — it’s fun and educational!
Mudpuppy Llama Llama Fuzzy Puzzle
Not only is the artwork adorable but kids will love to feel these 42 chunky pieces with fuzzy accents.
Lawn Mower Toy
What preschooler doesn’t love this push toy mower? Not only do my own kids love racing around the back yard mowing the lawn but so do all their friends. Get those wiggles out with this entertaining toy.
Crayola Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers
This carrying case makes it easy to carry your markers anywhere. And washable markers are a must-buy arts and crafts gift for creative kids!
Farm Railway Set
Build, imagine, and problem-solve with the farm railway set that comes with 20 pieces including a train engine with cargo car, farm tractor with trailer, double-height barn with magnetic crane, track crossing, cow, hay and fencing.
Little People Surprise and Sounds Home
Little ones love pretend playing with this fun home that makes sounds, songs, and phrases. Little People always has high-quality, fun toys, this one is no exception. A TOP gift your kids will love.
Think Gizmos Take Apart Car
Kids use the 30 parts including an engine battery and a toy drill battery to build and take apart this racecar. When the engine is turned on, this STEM toy car gives off realistic sounds and lights.
Road Rug Play Set
Spend hours of playtime on this washable activity rug with both town and country scenes and 49 wooden play pieces. The set includes 15 vehicles, 8 town buildings, 8 farm structures, 6 animals, 7 people, 4 traffic signs, bridge.
Animal Cube Puzzle
6 puzzles in 1 wooden cube puzzle. Sturdy and will grow with your child.
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