If you’re a parent, grandparent, or friend looking for the best gifts 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
Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Cookie Set
Pretend to bake and serve your own cookies with this Melissa & Doug slice and bake wooden cookie set. It includes 12 sliceable cookies, 12 toppings, knife, spatula, cookie sheet, and kitchen mitt; cookies store in a durable dough tube.
Mega Bloks Jungle Treehouse Band
Children will get a kick out of this musical treehouse, which comes with cute animal building blocks that they can place among the trees!
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.
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!
Rainbowcorns Plus Sweet Shake Surprise
Hatch a Rainbocorn! Now with a talk back function! Press their paw once to hear them sing and make cute Rainbocorn sounds, and press twice to hear your Rainbocorn repeat what you say!
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.
Peaceable Kingdom Tic-Tac Surprise
Get three animals in a row…with a twist! It’s a classic dog vs. cat competition!
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!)
Puppy Pursuit Game
My kids have loved this game for YEARS — it’s a blast to hide the puppies and either use the clues or not to find them.
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!
Winning Moves Stink Bug Game
Pick a leaf and try to make a match. Look out for the stink bug. The person with the most matched leaves at the end of the game wins.
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.
Melissa & Doug Playhouse
Would your kids love this Country Cottage Indoor Playhouse as much as mine? It’s a 4-foot-tall indoor playhouse made of extra-thick and sturdy corrugated cardboard with front doors and shutters that open and close on each side, plus several playful details including a chimney, working mail slot, illustrated tire swing, and vegetable garden. LOVE it!!
Kindi Kids Marsha Mello
Meet Marsha Mello, a Kindi Kid who will show you how much fun Kindergarten can be with big glittery eyes, bobbling heads, brushable hair, and removable clothes and shoes!
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!
Melissa and Doug Colorblast No Mess
So fun! Use the magic pens to color in the pictures and do the activities.
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.
An adorable, interactive robot is great for educating kids by playing songs, telling stories, and more! Parents will also love using the connected app that allows them to set daily routines and make special voice messages.
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?
Code n’ Learn Kinderbot
If you’re looking for a toy that teaches early math concepts, reasoning, problem solving, and beginning coding, check out this interactive STEM toy! Kids use the buttons to code a path, press play and watch him go. Concepts include shapes, colors, early math, following directions, and problem-solving!
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.
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.)
Good Dog Memory Match
Isn’t this a charming matching game? Great for memory and focus.
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?
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.
Little Tikes Gas ‘n Go Mower Toy
What preschooler doesn’t love this push toy mower with popping beads? Not only do my own kids love racing around the back yard 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.
Dig It Up! The Big Egg
Kids will love this enormous 7″ egg with 7 dinosaurs hidden inside! First, soak the egg in water, then chisel away the sedimentary material. An excavation guidebook is included to learn more about each dinosaur.
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.