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    38 Of The Best Toys And Gifts For 4-Year-Olds

    Giant bubbles, a car-eating dinosaur — they'll play with these for hours (when it comes to 4-year-olds, that's a lifetime).

    1. A flower building activity set — a STEM-based toy (literally and figuratively) to make the imagination of horticultural enthusiasts blossom while creating bouquets and gardens.

    2. A marble run set which provides endless possibilities to build creative structures — all while developing their problem-solving skills. They'll be ~ah-mazed~ at the results when the marbles roll through the mazes they create.

    3. Lego Frozen castle set boasting an enchanting light-up brick that'll transport your little ones to the icy kingdom of Arendelle, where they can act out scenes from their fave movie with the included Anna, Elsa, and Olaf figures. They'll literally never want to *Let It Go*. 

    The Lego castle set
    Child and parent models playing with the castle and figures
    Lego

    Promising review: "My little boy loves this castle, particularly the clothes for the characters. He loves the flashing brick, Olaf and the snowflakes. You need to follow the instructions carefully to make it look like the photos but it’s fun to just make up your own too. Would recommend." —Mum7

    Get it from Lego for $49.99.

    4. A wooden climber triangle set that'll blend in effortlessly with your farmhouse decor and entertain your budding climbing enthusiast for hours at a time. It also will make an excellent fort when they're a little older! Plus, it folds up for easy storage. Win-win-win-win!

    5. A wooden puzzle equivalent to playing Tetris but in tactile form that'll ~exercise their brain~ without any screen time.

    6. A personalized superhero cape perfect for the spunky little superhero in your life who never ceases to amaze you.

    7. A glow-in-the-dark fort building kit to flex their future architect muscles by building huts, igloos, rockets, tunnels, and any other not-so-secret hiding spots.

    reviewer photo of their child standing inside of a fort
    reviewer photo of their kid sitting inside of a fort

    Promising review: "My 4 year old grandson loves these. He can easily manipulate the parts putting together and taking apart. He is always making something with his. He loves that they glow in the dark." –Tracey R. Pierce

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (clip the coupon on the product page to save 5%). 

    8. Nontoxic Disney Princess nail polishes perfect for when little divas are in the mood for a mani-pedi day.

    9. And, for matching bling, a Disney Princess necklace activity set with more than 30,000 5-star reviews (!!!) that'll make any child feel like true royalty.

    10. A rainbow-colored saucer swing guaranteed to add a pop of color to any room and become the kiddo's fave ~hangout~ spot in the playroom or yard.

    11. A Hot Wheels garage that can park more than 100 cars and has a racetrack — BUT watch out for the hungry T-Rex looking to devour the cars. Heck yes, adding to cart now.

    12. Or a Lego set that'll win you fave status with any dino-lovin' kid, letting them create three different dinosaurs with majorly realistic teeth and claws.

    13. A set of Crayola Scribble Scrubbie pets that can be reused over and over again (unlike one and done sets). This will keep budding artists busy coloring the cute pets, scrubbing them, and coloring all over again.

    14. A large castle tent with sheer drapes and starry lights for an enchanting hideaway that'll impress even the most hard-to-impress princess on your list.

    15. A giant bubble wands kit because what is a 4-year-old going to say? "No, ginormous bubbles don't really do it for me." As if!

    reviewer photo of their child using the bubble wand to blow a giant bubble
    reviewer photo of two giant bubbles floating outside

    Promising review: "So easy to set up. This would be perfect to take traveling if you're planning on camping or renting a house, because it is so compact. My son and his cousins are aged 4 and under and they had a blast with this" –VAcosta23

    Get it from Amazon for $15.19+ (available in seven styles).

    16. Or a unicorn slime kit with over 30,000 5-star reviews (!!!) that prove kids + slime + glitter + beads = win.

    17. A Bluey playset that includes the entire family, house, and a BBQ set so kiddos can reenact scenes from their fave TV show. Reviewers say this bundle is great value!

    18. A Tutu Du Monde dupe tulle dress with layers of ruffles to give any young royal that luxe look on their birthday without spending nearly $200 for a dress.

    19. A Melissa & Doug magnetic calendar to help kiddos keep track of the week, date, weather, and special events. They'll look forward to updating it every morning.

    20. A Dyson Ball toy vacuum with ~working suction~ because believe it or not, kids this age actually *enjoy* cleaning the house.

    21. An LCD writing tablet that'll encourage little Einsteins to practice their numbers and letters. Added bonus: They might even consider trading their iPad for this cool gadget.

    22. A wooden puzzle to take junior space aficionados on a journey to outer space to explore the planets in our solar system. It's also a superb option if you're looking for toys and gifts under $50.

    A child playing with the wooden solar system puzzle

    23. A National Geographic volcano kit because what kid doesn't ~lava~ watching volcanos erupt? This DIY kit lets junior scientists cast their own volcano, paint it, and then make it erupt!