What do I get for a gift for a 4 year old girl? It seems like an easy question, but there are so many choices, how do I narrow them down? They grow so fast. It is hard to tell if gifts for 5 year old girls are too advanced or if gifts for 3 year olds are too young. Don’t worry. That is why I created this gift guide.
As a preschool teacher for the past ten years, I have learned what little girls like and don’t like. I have observed what toys were too complicated at age 3, but at age 4 are their favourites. I tried to seek out the latest and most popular trends, while including tried and true educational toys used in classrooms. Hopefully, this will make your shopping easier.
Educational dolls for a 4 year old
Now Barbies come in all shapes, races, hair textures, and some are even in wheelchairs. Help teach your 4 year old girl about diversity with the help of her Barbie friends.
Extra clothes and accessories make great Christmas gifts for a 4 year old girl to find in her stocking. Make sure to get a closet for Barbie to keep all of her extra clothes in. These gifts for 4 year olds will give her hours of creative play.
2. Disney Legos
Good building toys for a 4 year old girl
Everyone loves the magic of Disney. Legos make great gifts for 4 year old girls to help them learn spatial skills without them even knowing. Plus they will have hours of fun playing with the characters once they build their Lego set.
The Legos Friends series also makes sets appropriate for 4 year old girls. Collect them all to create a whole village. Magnetic building blocks are another great way to develop STEM abilities. She can build her own castle with magnets.
Family fun gift ideas for 4 year old girls
Games are great educational gifts for 4 year old girls because kids have fun without even knowing that they are learning. These games teach matching and memory skills. Many have add-on packs for additional play.
She will also like the Disney character dice in Disney Princess Yahtzee Junior. This also introduces her to using charts. My son had a Toy Story Yahtzee game that the whole family had fun playing. Or have a fun family game night with Disney Frozen 2 Charades.
Role playing gifts for a 4 year old girl
Every little girl loves playing dress up, but at 4 she probably hasn’t built up a collection of costumes yet. Fulfill her fantasies by letting her become a princess for a day. Dress up costumes make great gifts for a 4 year old girl for Christmas or her birthday. Make sure to get her several so she can share with her friends.
Don’t forget to add on some accessories such as shoes and tiaras. Or she may prefer being a superhero and rescuing her little friends from villains. Superhero costumes aren’t just for boys. My daughter used to like dressing up as the Human Torch and pretending to be Robin from Teen Titans.
Gifts for a 4 year old granddaughter
This lovely keepsake musical jewelry box is a sweet gift for a 4 year old granddaughter. Choose the font you like and inscribe the box with a sentimental message for her.
Best presents for a 4 year old girl
Puzzles help develop spatial relation skills making them a good educational gift for 4 year old girls. Plus they will love crawling around on the ground to do these floor puzzles.
Magnetic wooden puzzles can help children with language skills. They can use the pieces to tell a story. Some come with a white board marker so they can draw parts of their stories as well. Puzzle pieces can also be used on other metal surfaces. An alphabet puzzle will help her learn her letter shapes, getting her ready for learning to read.
Fun toys for a 4 year old girl
She can create her own city with these play sets for hours of fun. At this age she has developed fine motor skills so she is ready to play with these smaller pieces. Get several as Christmas gifts for a 4 year old girl to start off her collection.
8. Barbie House
Favorite Christmas gift for a 4 year old girl
Every girl loves Barbie, and she will need a home for her dolls to live in. Big gifts make good Christmas gifts for 4 year old girls to find Christmas morning. Barbie houses are made from plastic so they are easy to clean. The little pieces are great for improving coordination. I always wanted one as a child. Luckily, I got to live out my dream when I got my own daughter one for Christmas one year. I think I enjoyed playing with it as much as her! I think my husband even had fun helping put it together!
Good toys for a 4 year old girl
Wondering what to buy a 4 year old for her birthday? Aquabeads are a fun craft. Girls use the beads to make designs or pictures. Then the beads stick together when water is sprayed on them.
For an educational gift for a 4 year old girl, she can make her own giant world map. This comes with easy activities to teach her about the world around her in addition to the pieces to put the map together. Another fun creative toy for 4 year olds are Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets. These toys come with markers for kids to use for drawing on the pets. Designs wash off so they can recolor them again and again. I wish I would have thought of this idea when my kids were young. I would be a millionaire by now. I can’t even count the amount of toys that were given “makeovers” with markers that did not wash off!
Practical gifts for a 4 year old girl
Every girl needs a cute raincoat and umbrella, making this a practical gift for a 4 year old girl.
11. Popular Books
Gifts for 4 year olds who love listening to stories
Inspire a love of reading with some best selling books for 4 year olds.
For more inspiration, get her a Personalised Disney Girl Power Collection Book. You can personalise this book with a sentimental message for her, making this a heartfelt gift idea for your 4 year old daughter. The book contains 7 inspiring stories with her favorite heroic females. To improve fine motor skills, get her sticker doll books. She can improve coordination while peeling off stickers to dress the dolls on each page.
12. Colorful Kite
Outdoor presents for girls in the UK
Let’s go fly a kite! Kites are a great way to spend time with your children outdoors, making a kite a wonderful gift idea for a 4 year old daughter. Just like George Banks in Mary Poppins, you can be a kid again by spending precious time with your daughter flying a kite. Watch as the brilliant colours soar over the UK.
For more unique fun in the UK, get her a giant unicorn sprinkler to play under during the summer. Water shoots out of its horn. Or get her a hover soccer disk which lights up and can be used indoors or out. It has a built–in motor and is eco–friendly.
13. Counting Toys
Educational toys for a 4 year old girl or boy
At this age, kids learn by playing. There are numerous educational toys for 4 year olds that teach letters, numbers, beginning sounds and more to choose from.
Wooden threading beads with alphabet blocks and numbers help with math and reading skills and also with fine motor skills. Get her an outdoor explorer kit to promote learning about life science. She can use the kit both indoors and out.
14. Bath Bombs
Birthday gifts for 4 year old girls
Make bath time fun time with colorful scented bath bombs. Many are vegan friendly. She will love watching them fizz in the bath while making the water turn colors. If you want to get fancy, you can get her a glowing glitter bath bomb. Also get her a cool hooded towel with fun characters on it to use after the bath or after swimming.
15. Play Tent
Gifts for 4 year olds for creative play
These beautiful tents make lovely gifts for a 4 year old girl while fostering creative play. She can pretend it is her house or that she is on a camping trip. She can even pretend she is stranded on an island and has to take shelter in a cave.
If you are looking for decorating ideas for her bedroom, you can even make her bed into a tent. Does she like to play pretend outside? Get her an outdoor tent for a 4 year old to use when the weather is nice. My grandpa would sometimes set up his Boy Scout tent in the backyard when I was a girl. My friends and I loved pretending it was our house.
16. Nuzzy Luvs
Popular toys for 4 year old girls
Nuzzy Luvs are interactive pets that respond to sound and touch. They will fall asleep and snore if left alone for more than 3 minutes. Pat one on the head and it will wake up. Collect a few, and they will even react to each other!
Pomsies are also popular interactive pets that make different sound responses when a child pets or cuddles them. Their eyes also light up and change color depending on their moods. For a non–interactive pet get a Twisty Petz as a present for a 4 year old girl. Instead of responding to her, this cuddly toy twists to wrap around her arm or to be worn as a boa.
Educational toys for a 4 year old
With this educational gift for a 4 year old girl, she can build her own playhouse, make vehicles, or anything else she can think of. Who knows? She may grow up to become an engineer.
Imaginative dolls for 4 year old girls
All girls love fairies. Fairies come in wide varieties of shapes and sizes, but whichever one you choose as a gift for a 4 year old girl, she will adore it.
She will also love a fairy and unicorn torch projector. It projects 24 images of fairies and unicorns onto a wall. I had a similar toy as a kid that projected scenes from Scooby Doo onto the wall, and I loved it! She will also enjoy growing her own fairy garden.
Creative gifts for 4 year olds
Crayons may seem a basic gift for a 4 year old, but practical gifts are important too. Crayons are always breaking, but these twistable crayons will avoid that problem giving them a longer lifetime for coloring.
She will need something to colour on, so get her a Melissa & Doug colouring pad. Kids this age love coloring so get her some velvet colouring pictures too. Disney has downloadable princess activities you can print out at home such as paper dolls and coloring pages.
Top toys for 4 year old girls to relieve stress
Squishies come in a variety of themes from fruits to pets. These toys can be squeezed and are slow to rise. They are great toys for 4 year old girls and adults with anxiety or autism.
Another stress relief toy is the stretchy noodle which can be stretched, squished, and tied in knots. Or get a bubble pop llama which glows in the dark so it can also help children feel safe at night.
Creative gift for 4 year olds
This makes a great addition for a playhouse or to adhere to a garden fence. She can keep busy drawing while you work in the garden. It is a great way for her to learn letters and numbers too.
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