What are the Most Popular Toys for 4 Year Old Boys?
As a mommy toy blogger and mother of 4, I have the inside scoop on what the most popular toys for 4 year old boys will be. Four years old is an exciting age of exploring and learning and kindergarten right around the corner. I like buying gifts that are entertaining and educational
Here I will show you the most popular toys to buy 4 year old boys that are sure to keep their little minds and hands busy. Everything from indoor toys to outdoor toys, this page is loaded with the best gift ideas from someone who eats, sleeps and breathes toys for a living. With the help of my 4 year old son, we’ve put together the perfect gift list for a 4 year old boy!
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Our Top Birthday Toys for 4 Year Old Boys 2018
I always like to start off with my favorite top toys and feature them at the top of the page. As you scroll down you’ll find more great present ideas for different categories like science, electronics, outdoors, sports and more but at the very top, I like to start with the best of the best picks.
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These toys are a lot of fun at this age because they get to work on them like their mechanics. 4 year old boys love to take things apart and what makes this cool is the moving parts and pieces . You don’t see these in the stores, they’re mostly something you have to buy online.
These walkies talkies make the best birthday and Christmas presents! I cannot tell you how much fun my four year old son has with these. What’s nice about these particular walkie talkies is they are easy to use. If you want something a little more kid-friendly, I would suggest one of these pairs here. 4 yr old boys absolutely love to play with these together.
A pair of kids binoculars is a great birthday gift or Christmas present because of how useful and fun it is. My son has a pair of these and he finds it so fascinating that he can see far away with them. He’s taken his hiking and to baseball games – kids love looking through these binocs and seeing things that are far away, it’s exciting!
Rocket Ship Playhouse
This is a great gift to buy a four year old grandson for his birthday. It’s something he can play with at his house or yours. Boys love having a little play house or fort of their own. This one is cool because it’s not really big but it still has sufficient space for play.
Vtech Race & Learn
This handheld racing game is a great gift idea for a 4 year old boy because it’s portable and entertaining. It’s easy to take in the car or with you to places you need to keep your boy busy. What I like about this driving game is that it has educational value because it shows them letters, numbers and shapes through the different tracks. There are 9 courses in all to race and 3 different ways to play. The steering wheel, shifter and engine noises make it more realistic, but don’t worry parents, there’s a volume control switch too!
Kids Karaoke Machine
If you are wondering what to get a 4 year old boy, look no further! This kids karaoke machine will be a hit with your four year old! We love that it has not one, but TWO MICROPHONES attached to it, which is idea for any kids karaoke!
There are four different ways to sing along to your favorite music on this kids karoke machine, which makes it a lot better than the ones with a CD player in the front. This one works via Bluetooth, USB, aux or has FM radio.
Literally sing a long to any song, the best movies, tv shows, and pop songs can all be heard if from our smartphone or mp3 player. It’s got a really cool kids style with modern technology parents appreciate.
LeapFrog Scribble and Write
Learning letters and how to draw them is a very handy skill for your 4 year old to learn, especially kindergarten coming in the next year or two. Boys seem to struggle the most at school so any head start you can give them really helps.
What’s cool about this toy is that they can trace the different letters of the alphabet in a fun, interactive way that doesn’t feel like work.
These scribble pads are great for the car and for going places because they are portable enough to carry with you. For the price, it makes a great gift idea for a boy age 4 because they are right at that age where they are ready to learn these skills.
Realistic Rockstar Kids Drum Set
This drum set is the best gift to buy a four year old boy who loves to jam. It comes with everything he needs to get set up for his rockstar career right here. It’s a 6-piece drum set with cymbals, chair, and drumsticks! This is the ultimate birthday gift or Christmas present for a 4 year old boy, I wouldn’t even wrap it, I would just set it up under the tree or next to his birthday cake. – Get the full effect right away of this awesome gift idea!
Wondering what to buy a 4 year old boy? Well my 4 year old son is obsessed with Batman! Every single day he wants to wear a Batman shirt and his best buddy in Pre-K is all about Spider man. If you’ve got a 4 year old boy, chances are good he would love to play and pretend like his favorite super hero. Every little man in black should have these..
When friends come over these are the best super hero toys for 4 year old boys to play with together. The capes and masks are great for role play fun and then the big Imaginext Super Friends City playset has so much to do that their imaginations are going to be moving as fast as their mouths. In our house, all our four year old does is talk about Super Heroes – sound familiar? Then these gifts will work! Birthday or Christmas, Super Heroes for 4 year old boys are always the best toys!
4 years old is the best age to start teaching a boy to ride his bike. It’s the best 4th birthday gift you can get him because they are the right size to learn how to balance on a bike. A balance bike is a lot of fun because they don’t even realize they are learning anything, they just think its a fun outdoor toy to play with. These will help your child learn to ride a bike faster, they will instinctively understand how to take off on a bike that has petals after riding this around a few months!
National Geographic Book of Why
The Big Book of Why is a cool book to read to your 4 year old because it is full of fun facts that get them thinking about the world around them.
4 year old boys are full of “why’s” and so is this book, it’s really full of a lot of interesting information that even I didn’t know.
Why does popcorn pop?
Why doesn’t it hurt to cut my hair?
Why do boats float?
See & Spell Puzzle
You will love the See & Spell puzzles because they are fun and kids will memorize certain words without even realizing they are.
There are lots of simple 3 and 4-letter words on the little wooden puzzles to with colorful images next to them. My 4 year old loves puzzles any way and this one teaches him how to spell effortlessly.
It comes in a nice box so you can store it away easily, you won’t have puzzle pieces all over the house with this one.
These Magic Tracks cars are great because the track effortlessly goes together. Magic Tracks can be formed into any shape course you want and you can use every day objects as part of the obstacles they face. We have two boxes of Magic Tracks, one for each of our older boys so we could make the track longer and have two cars. Each comes with a car that lights up while it’s on the track. The track is 11-feet long, that’s why two is more fun.
Ride On Toys
Wondering what to get a 4 year old on his birthday? These are absolutely the best ride on toys for boys age four and when you look at them you can see why. The plasma car is my top pick out of all three of these because of its self propelled driving and steering. My boys have a blast driving the plasma car, it’s the most used outdoor toy we own. There’s a wide based scooter we love that also makes a great outdoor toy because its safe and easy to ride. If you have a 4 year old boy, outdoor toys are a must have because it really burns their energy up.
Paw Patrol Air Patroller Plane
This Air Patroller is one of my sons favorite toys and it’s a must have for any Paw Patrol fan. Some cool features about the Air Patroller are the lights and sound effects. It has real engine noises and lights on the wings.
Robo Dog comes with the Air Patroller because who else would fly the plane, right? We have the Air Pups set that go with this airplane because what fun is it with just Robo Dog? If you do have the pups already, you’ll be happy to know they all fit in the back of the airplane, just like in the show. The same pups that come with the vehicle toys, also fit in the Air Patroller.
Paw Patrol Toys
In addition to the Paw Patroller Airplane, we also have the Lookout Tower and this cool rug that has all of Adventure Bay laid out to explore. Having the city of Adventure Bay on the rug has been so cool because it corresponds with the other Paw Patrol toys we have. The rug has all of the most popular points in the city that the pups go on missions – it’s must have!!
Code-a-Pillar is a unique gift idea because it introduces your 4 year old at a young age to programming and coding.
By piecing the different segments together, Code-A-Pillar will go forward, backward, left and right. It’s simple coding that a four year old boy can easily pick up and understand.
Code-a-Pillar lights up and makes sounds while following the code pattern on the different segments. Take the segments apart and make a whole new pattern for Code-a-Pillar to follow.
Kids Play Kitchen
My boys LOVE to play with fake food! They love their play kitchen and BBQ set so much, it’s the most played with toy in our loft area. A kitchen set with play food is a great gift for 4 year old boys. If you don’t have room for a kitchen, get the smaller BBQ, it’s still fun, has a grill and sink area and it doesn’t take up a lot of space. My kids love to play restaurant and serve up fake food to anyone who will take it!
Gears Gears Gears
These gears are an awesome STEM toy to buy a four year old boy because they are incredibly entertaining and great for their development.
These gears easily snap together in limitless combinations and you can make them all turn simultaneously.
The intricate spinning gear movement is fascinating and keeps my son building, thinking, and problem solving on his own.
These gears build self esteem and confidence while boosting fine motor skills, it’s the perfect gift for a great price.
Colored Building Tiles
These Magna-Tiles and Color Mags are the best kind of STEM toys for a four year old boy because they are building in 3D color. What I love about STEM toys (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is that they’re perfect for boys and their little minds that are always wanting to explore, tinker and build. BOTH of these building sets are highly rated and reviewed by parents and kids!
Ready. Set. Go Pedal.
This is a cool indoor toy for preschoolers to ride and learn. Sit on the bike seat and pedal through the different apps to learn.
The free app that comes with it includes phonics, rhyming, and other early reading skills.
To play the game you pedal away to answer the questions. The more questions you answer, the harder they get.
The lights and sounds make it feel like their riding a real bike in the living room and the app gives them lots of places to explore and learn.
These are some of our absolute favorite outdoor toys for 4 year old boys, each one is different in its own way but awesome for outdoors. The Super Spinner Swing is probably one of the most awesome outdoor gifts for a four year old because it’s the perfect size and amount of fun! If you have a backyard, I promise you a wheel barrow is a lot of fun for 4 yr old boys, my boy fills it up and pushes it around every time he’s back there. Some gardening tools, like a rake and hoe make a great gift combo with the wheel barrow, get’s them outside and excited about adventure and outdoors.
These Marble mazes are a lot of fun for a 4 year old boy, this set here is one of the smaller sets, it’s 45-pieces, perfect for a beginner. There are more sets you can buy to add to the track once your 4 yr old gets the hang of it like mine.
My four year old can put together the track by himself. The pieces snap together easily because they are made of a sturdy plastic.
There are lots of different ways to build the maze, there are different obstacles to use throughout. These marble mazes really boost their young engineering and critical thinking skills.
Bath time toys are a good way to get some downtime for me at the house because I can sit in the bathroom, read and let my son play in the tub with his toys. These are two of the toys that he really loves, the bath time soup is his favorite, he loves to pretend cook in the tub.
LeapPad XDI Ultra
We bought one of these LeapPad Ultra tablets for our 4 year old and it’s really the best tablet for his age group. His favorite part is the camera, he can take pictures and edit them himself. What I like about the games is that they are ad free. We have a Fire tablet for our older son and its great but a lot of the games have ads. I’ve been most impressed by the battery life, this thing keeps a charge for days!
The graphics are really high quality and the game selections are great because of them are education based. We’ve got the Paw Patrol game, a Blaze and the Monster Machines game and a couple other learning based ones. These games have really kept him entertained, we use it in the car on road trips. It has its own little green rubber grip case, it’s built to last, it’s not a thin tablet.
Arts & Crafts Toys
These arts and crafts toys are good gifts for a four year old because they are creative and simple. The birdhouse says its for a 5 year old but my 4 year old had a great time painting ours. What’s fun about the birdhouse is you can hang it up outside later and fill it real food. The Melissa & Doug stamp set is another gift we received from a relative that has been a huge hit. We can take it out when we’re bored and with a few pieces of paper and some imagination, we have ourselves a lot of fun creating dinosaur scenes. What’s even more awesome is they are cheap gift ideas for a 4 year old boy.
GeoSafari Jr. Telescope
This is the best telescope to buy a four year old because it’s geared towards their age level and you can really see the moon up close through it. It’s a REAL telescope that has 10x the magnification.
Little astronomers can see through the big eye holes and comfy goggles. The tripod legs allows it to stand up on a table anywhere. Its one of the best toys for 4-5 year old boys to discover space.
Take this telescope outside at night and you can see the moon and stars like they’re right in front of you.
Good Books to Read Boys Age 4
These are three of our 4-year-old boys favorite stories to hear. I love to buy my favorite books for other children too because they are very eager to hear stories at this age, four years old is a wonderful age to spend time reading books to your child because they’ll be off to school soon and learning how to read themselves. These are 3 books that four year old boys will love.
Good Games to Buy 4 Year Old Boys
Two of our favorite games to play with our four year old son are Gone Fishin, Zingo and Gobblet Gobblers. Cool things about games is that they are inexpensive and they allow you to spend quality time with your four year old. Let’s Go Fishin’ is a classic game that has been around forever but it never gets old. Zingo is an awesome spin of bingo that my boys cannot get enough of, it’s really easy to clean up too. Gobblet Gobblers is a must have because it’s unique spin on Tic Tac Toe is great for strategy and problem solving skills.
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