By the time your daughter, grand daughter, niece, or god daughter reaches the age of 4 she is in preschool or ready to start kindergarten where she will be introduced to all kinds of new ideas, toys and skills.
Finding the right toys and gifts for children this age is easier than you might think, but for those of you who find it difficult to choose toys or gifts for young girls we are here to help provide you with a list of premium and highly rated toys and gifts that most 4 year old little girls will love.
In a Rush? See Our Top 3 Picks Just Below
Top Pick: STEM Building Kit
Runner Up: RC Cars Set
2nd Runner Up: Highlights Magazine Subscription
Our Criteria for Choosing Great Toys and Gifts for Girls Who Are Turning 4
As a concerned consumer you will want to know what criteria we use in selecting our toys and gifts for 4 year old girls. We base our selection on two main criteria
We look at the educational value of each toy and gift and determine its ability to aid in the development of the child’s physical, mental and emotional growth including their fine and gross motor skills, their ability to reason and creatively solve problems, and to engage socially with others.
We also consider the entertainment value of toys including the toy’s ability to hold the child’s attention and its ability to grow with the child.
The Best Gift Ideas & Toys for 4 Year Old Girls List
1. STEM Building Kit
This STEM building kit by Toyz makes a great gift for young girls introducing them to early engineering concepts while providing them with a way to unleash their creativity. This kit has 163 pieces and allows the child to build a number of different items including vehicles, animals, robots and more. There is a building guide and two ratchets to help the child begin to develop their building skills.
This building kit will help the child develop fine motor skills, hand/eye coordination, and creativity.
Pieces for little hands
Enough pieces 2 or more kids can play together
Not all the pieces fit together well
2. Aqua Magic Mat
The Aqua Magic Mat is large measuring 60 inches by 40 inches and comes with 6 magic pens (you just fill them with water) drawing molds, templates, and a roller stamp set. Once the pens are filled with clean water the child can draw on the mat and their artwork appears in color. As the drawing dries they disappear and the child can draw something new.
The Aqua Magic mat makes a great birthday gift or Christmas present for any young girl who enjoys art.
Safe for kids
Some of the drawings never disappear
3. IQ Kidz Pop Beads
If you are looking for a fun gift for a young girl’s 4th birthday or as a Christmas gift then this large container of pop beads will fit the bill. With these beads any little girl can use her creativity to make her own rings, bracelets, and necklaces or even Christmas ornaments. There are more than 520 pieces, plenty enough for the child to create with a friend or a sibling.
These beads will help a child develop their fine motor skills, as well as practicing sorting, counting and even color recognition
Child can make their own jewelry
Carry case is great for storage
4. Journey Girl Doll
Each Journey Girl doll comes with her own story and personality and makes a great playmate and Christmas present or birthday gifts for any little girl on your shopping list. These dolls are fun to play with and to dress and redress and you can buy outfits that fit these 18 inch dolls.
Stiff arms on some of the dolls
5. Playmobil Camping Set
Playmobil sets make wonderful Christmas gifts and birthday presents and this family camping set is sure to provide any young child with years of fun and imaginative play. This play set has everything any little girl needs to make up her own camping adventures. It comes with one adult figure, 2 children, a cat, tent, sleeping bags, tables, chairs and so much more! This camping set will help the child develop their fine motor and socialization skills.
Comes with so many accessories
Some parents feel the set is too small
6. Here Fishy Fishy Game
This fish catching game makes a great learning toy for a 4th birthday girl. Children can practice the game alone or play with others. This game aids in the development of fine motor and hand/eye coordination skills, rule following, taking turns, good sportsmanship and socialization skills.
Short rounds keeps child’s attention
Some children not interested in the game
7. Swing Set
With social distancing being the order of the day, one of the best Christmas or birthday gifts you can give a young child is playground equipment so they can remain engaged and active at home. This 7 station play set that consists of a slide, teeter totter, a glider, swings and more offers plenty of play for an active 4 year old and their siblings.
This playground set will aid in the development of your child’s gross motor and socialization skills and allow them to burn off excess energy while getting healthy exercise.
Clear instructions for assembly
Really needs to be installed on level ground
8. Battery Operated 4 Wheeler
This Best Choice battery operated 4 Wheeler makes a great Christmas or birthday gift for an active child. This ride on toy uses a 12 volt battery, has 2 speeds including a maximum speed of 3.7 mph. It also holds a maximum weight of 66 pounds.
This ATV toy runs on all sorts of terrain including grass, dirt, pavement and even up hill.
Easy to get up and running
Good battery life
Some orders arrived with missing parts
9. RC Cars
If you are looking for a birthday gift or Christmas toy that your child can use indoors or out then this set of remote control cars should make any little girl happy. This set comes with one race car and one police car each with their own removable figure. The cars make the sound of honking horns, sirens, flashing lights and playing music.
Each vehicle requires 3 AA batteries and each remote requires 2AA batteries.
Easy for children to operate
Can be used both indoors and out
Cars can’t change speed
10. Scribble Pets
This Scribble pets mega pack makes a great Christmas present for any little girl who likes to color and likes animals. (It also makes a great birthday gift.) The set includes 5 dogs, 4 cats, 1 hamster and 2 rabbits. It also includes 12 non-toxic washable markers, a tub and 2 scrub brushes.
Each pet can be colored with the markers and then washed in the tub allowed to dry and then can be colored again. It’s a great way to bring out your child’s creativity and engage them in imaginative play.
Cute pets that are fun to color
Pets do wash up well
Some markers are dried out
What Are Good Gifts for a 4 Year Old Boy Who Has Everything?
There are times when the child who you are wanting to purchase a gift for simply has more toys than they know what to do with. If you find yourself in this situation and need some alternative ideas to buying another toy, here are a couple of ideas.
1. Costzon Kids Wood Table & Chair
This Costzon Kids Table & Chairs will make a great gift for any 4 year old girl and a great addition to her home school work space during the pandemic. It is made with certified kid friendly MDF board and the chairs have storage draws underneath them
- Storage space under seat of chairs
- Long lasting
- Some said it was hard to put together
2. Highlights High Five Subscription
Small children love getting mail so why not give them a thrill by giving them a birthday or Christmas gift of a kid’s designed magazine subscription of the Highlights High Five magazine. There are all types of fun activities for young children to do either alone or with you the parents. The child will get a new issue each month.
- Lots of variety in the magazine
- Hidden pictures are fun for kids
- Must order several weeks in advance to ensure that the first magazine comes in time for Christmas or the child’s birthday
Tips for Buying Good Toys for 4 Year Old Girls
- Look for those toys and gifts that will grow with the child giving them at least a couple of years of use or play.
- Try and choose gifts that will both encourage outdoor play and indoor play
- Consider your child’s interests when choosing toys
- Consider purchasing toys that will encourage your child’s creativity and imagination
Wrapping Up Our List of Fun Gift Ideas for 4 Year Old Girls
The joy of choosing the right gift for a child is seeing the look of wonder and joy on their face when they open the gift and then knowing that they play or use the gift often. We took special pains to find gifts that any 4 year old preschool girl is sure to want to play with or use again and again.