You’re invited to yet another birthday party, and now you’re frantically searching for the perfect gift for a four-year-old girl. It seems like it would be easy, but the sheer volume of choices makes it overwhelming.

Do you get something cute, educational, sparkly, or silly? Should you choose a toy, outfit, books, or an art set? And once you think you’ve found the perfect gift, how do you know she’ll love it? Take a breath because we’re about to make things a whole lot simpler.

We’ve done all the searching and investigating for you, rounding up a list of 50 top toys and gifts for four-year-old girls. There’s a little something for every personality, from playsets to creative kits to outdoor fun and everything in between. Plus, we make sure the items have top ratings, so you know you’re selecting from gifts and toys kids will love.

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The Best Gifts This Year For 4 Year Old Girls

Kid Camera

Kid Camera

Kid Camera

She can capture all of her favorite moments with this cute kid’s camera that takes pictures and videos. It’s small and lightweight, making it perfect for little hands to handle. It consists of eco-friendly, non-toxic materials and features 15 funny frames plus 6 filters to create various photo masterpieces. The camera also comes with 4x digital zoom so she can snap pics from far away with ease. Charging is a breeze with the included USB cable, and you won’t have to worry about losing the camera thanks to the lanyard.

Scratch Art Set

Scratch Art Set

Scratch Art Set

Let her show her artistic flair with no mess required with this scratch art notebook. Featuring rainbow foil paper, she can sketch out her favorite drawings to reveal vibrant, multi-colored creations. It comes with notebooks and wooden sticks, along with fun stencils to help little artists make fantastic pictures. You’ll get four wooden styluses, five drawing stencils, and two 9.5 x 7-inch notebooks with special scratch-art paper.

Disney Princess Dress-Up Set

Disney Princess Dress-Up Set

Disney Princess Dress-Up Set

She might already be your little princess, but now she can dress like one from head to toe with this Disney Dress-Up Set. The skirts and tops fit sizes 4 to 6x, and the set features 21 different costume pieces to make her royally ready to play. She can choose from Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, or Snow White. Plus, in addition to the dresses, the set also contains three bracelets, three rings, a necklace, a sticker sheet, a choker, three headbands, and a tiara.

Walkie Talkies

Walkie Talkies

Walkie Talkies

Walkie-talkies might be great for talking to friends far away, but they’re also a great springboard for pretend play. Kids can imagine they’re on a secret mission, going undercover, or on an incredible exploration adventure. Plus, walkie-talkies encourage kids to talk and express themselves verbally, building communication skills. Each unit requires 2 AAA batteries and they feature a key-lock function, so you don’t have to worry about kids changing the channels. The push-to-talk operation is easy to use and they can work with multiple units if more friends want to join in on the action.

Zingo Game

Zingo Game

Zingo Game

Board games are great tools for teaching things like sharing, taking turns, and being a team player. Plus, many games also help reinforce a variety of other skills. Zingo, for example, helps with matching, picture recognition, and focus. Kids need to act fast to snatch up the game tiles and place them on their playing card, being the first to fill their card and yell “Zingo!” This popular game has received many toy awards, and it’s no surprise since it’s so engaging and fun.

VTech Write And Learn Center

VTech Write And Learn Center

VTech Write And Learn Center

By four, many kids are starting to write their names and practice their handwriting skills. They love to try and write different letters and numbers, plus, they’re expanding their drawing skills, too. The VTech Write and Learn Center gives kids a perfect surface to practice their skills over and over again. The magnetic drawing board makes writing fun, and you can erase and start again with a quick swipe. The board also comes with fun magnetic stamps and gives animated demonstrations to help kids learn their letters. You can also customize the board with your child’s name so it can help teach children how to write their names step-by-step.

Little Pretend Makeup Kit

Little Pretend Makeup Kit

Little Pretend Makeup Kit

Little girls love to play with mom’s make-up. But, mom isn’t always a fan of the idea. This is why kid-friendly make-up sets are such a hit with this age group. Not only does it make little girls feel all grown-up and just like mom or big sis, but it builds fine motor skills and coordination too. The kit features side drawers and lifts up to reveal multiple palettes. It includes 32 eye shadows, 4 shimmer shadows, 9 lip glosses, 2 blushers, unicorn stickers, a mirror, and 6 brushes. Everything is non-toxic and washable so kids and parents can play at ease.

Jewelry Making Kit

Jewelry Making Kit

Jewelry Making Kit

These snap beads are a great way for budding jewelry artists to create necklaces, bracelets, and more. Instead of trying to thread small beads onto thin thread or wire, the beads easily pop into each other, snapping into place. Creating jewelry is a great way to practice hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and pattern-making. The set includes 520 different colorful beads of various shapes and sizes. The different combinations she can come up with are pretty much endless, only limited by her imagination.

Make Your Own Unicorn Night Light

Make Your Own Unicorn Night Light

Make Your Own Unicorn Night Light

Turning on a soft night light at bedtime is a great way to fill your room with a soothing glow. Young children often prefer to have some sort of mild light source at night instead of a pitch-black room. Let her put her own personal touch on her bedroom night light with this Craft Unicorn Kit. The set contains everything you need to make the perfect night light, including detailed instructions, and it’s battery-operated. So, you can place it anywhere you want without having to worry about where the nearest plug is.

Wooden Stamp Set

Wooden Stamp Set

Wooden Stamp Set

Stamps are always a favorite when it comes to young kids. The ability to make instant images is fun, plus kids can color in the pictures to give them their own flair. This wooden stamp set comes from top toymakers, Melissa & Doug, and features high-quality, durable stamps and materials. The 9 stamps, dual-color ink pad, and 5 colored pencils all fit nicely in the wooden storage box. And the ink pads feature machine-washable ink, so you don’t have to worry about making a mess.

High Tea And Cakes Set

High Tea And Cakes Set

High Tea And Cakes Set

It’s time for tea! Little girls love to throw a tea party, and this set brings tea time to a whole new level. Girls will love the triple-tiered serving tray for displaying the colorful sweets and treats. The set also comes with a tea service for four, including a teapot, four teacups filled with swirling tea or coffee, four saucers, and four coasters. There are also spoons, forks, a tray, pastry server, and delicious-looking toy macaroons, cupcakes, and pastries.

Classic Lite Bright

Classic Lite Bright

Classic Lite Bright

You might recognize this toy as a genuine bright idea from your own childhood. The classic Lite Brite toy has endured the test of time with its creative and fun design. Introduce kids to this retro toy and watch as they have a blast making light-up masterpieces. It comes with a light screen, 240 colorful pegs, and 12 design templates. Kids can also choose from 4 different Light Modes, including white light, alternating flash, all-flash, or rotating flash.

My First Purse

My First Purse

My First Purse

Imaginative play is so important, helping kids learn about the world and explore real-world scenarios. Little girls love to imitate mom or grandma, and often, this means carrying around a purse full of items. This pretty pink and white purse has a real grown-up feel and comes with everything she needs for a day out on the town. It comes with a wallet with play money and credit cards, pretend face powder and lipstick, a cell phone, ID card, and a keyring with four keys. She can also opt to carry it by the two handles or wear it using the included shoulder strap.

Colorful Mermaid Barbie

Colorful Mermaid Barbie

Colorful Mermaid Barbie

Everyone knows Barbie, and by four, girls are starting to really get into the world of this iconic doll and all of her accessories. Here, Barbie showcases her best mermaid attire, including a fun, light-up mermaid tail. When girls dip Mermaid Barbie into the water, her tail shimmers and glitters with sparkling lights. All they need to do is turn her on using her necklace. Barbie also comes with pink-streaked hair, a tiara, and a pearl belt.

Guess in 10 Game

Guess in 10 Game

Guess in 10 Game

Let kids develop their creative thinking and problem-solving skills while having a fun time playing this card game. It encourages kids to put their thinking caps to the test while engaging in some healthy competition. It comes with 35 game cards and 10 guider tiles, prompting kids to try and guess the animal within 10 questions. There’s no reading required in this Junior version, making it just right for young kids.

Rainbow Puzzle Ball

Rainbow Puzzle Ball

Rainbow Puzzle Ball

This fun and colorful puzzle ball will keep kids engaged and focused as they try to match the brightly colored balls to their matching outlines. Just mix up the colors and get started. The buttons are easy to push, so little hands won’t have a problem, and you can make it as challenging as you want since you do the mixing. It’s a great gift to stimulate the brain, encourage problem-solving, and teach kids to keep trying.

Royal Chair And Ottoman

Royal Chair And Ottoman

Royal Chair And Ottoman

Let her feel like the queen of her castle (or at least her bedroom) with this precious chair and ottoman set. The chair resembles a crown, making it the perfect throne for her royal highness. And the ottoman provides the perfect place for her to prop up her feet after a busy and play-filled day. It’s available in pink or white, and it features a PVC cover that is easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth. Ant-slip legs keep them in place and safe (and also protect your floors).

Unicorn Stable Playset

Unicorn Stable Playset

Unicorn Stable Playset

This magical stable playset isn’t your typical farm stable; it houses 6 unicorns ready to play. The stable carrying case features a wooden handle to make it a breeze for her to carry her four-legged friends around. The handcrafted unicorns are finished by hand, featuring great details and making the perfect collectibles or playtime pals. You can also find a variety of other Breyer playsets to go with the stable so she can create her very own world full of vehicles, barns, and more.

Squishy Play Foam

Squishy Play Foam

Squishy Play Foam

It’s squishy, it’s colorful, it’s irresistible — it’s play foam, and girls love it. This fun foam is great for engaging the senses, whether on a table or in a bin. Providing incredible sensory play, this play foam never dries out and kids can shape it into a variety of fun and imaginative creations. It helps build hand strength while sparking their creative interests. Featuring non-toxic materials, you can rest assured that playtime stays safe as they dig, mold, and build to their heart’s content.

I Can Write Learning Activities

I Can Write Learning Activities

I Can Write Learning Activities

These reusable activity mats are the perfect way for little learners to practice a variety of skills. Kids can use the dry erase markers to write, draw, trace, and more. Plus, all of the mats come with easy-to-follow instructions, so kids can start working on handwriting strokes, patterns, and more. They can learn more about shapes, body parts, colors, and creating sentences. It includes 14 activities that kids can do over and over again, keeping them engaged and entertained.

LED Spinning Magic Wand

LED Spinning Magic Wand

LED Spinning Magic Wand

She can pretend to be a fairy princess, magic sorceress, or anything else she can imagine with this interactive wand. It lights up and spins, flashing LED lights in all different colors. She can play with it in a dim room for even more sensory fun. It already includes the necessary 3 AA batteries, so she can start making magic happen right away as she waves around this glowing wand. It is 13.5 inches tall, and it’s full of fun details.

Llama Pop Fidgets

Llama Pop Fidgets

Llama Pop Fidgets

Pop fidgets have become all the rage, and it’s no wonder since they’re engaging and provide stress-relieving qualities. Even adults will find these cute llama pop fidgets hard to put down. The soft colors are pleasing to look at and the llama design is simply adorable. These poppers feature durable, safe construction.  This two-pack is perfect to share with a friend and great for travel, waiting in the doctor’s office, and more.

Turtle Balance Game

Turtle Balance Game

Turtle Balance Game

Encourage group play and teamwork with this turtle shell game that gets kids active and concentrating. Not only does it help develop gross motor skills, but kids stay focused and engaged as they work on their balance skills. The set includes three large turtle shell stepping stones, three medium-sized ones, 24 activity cards, a spinner, and more. Plus, kids will learn about turtles through fun fact cards. This is a great game for both indoor and outdoor play.

Minnie Mouse Sleeping Bag

Minnie Mouse Sleeping Bag

Minnie Mouse Sleeping Bag

Have a camp out in the den or a sleepover and let her snuggle up in this cozy sleeping bag featuring everyone’s favorite Minnie Mouse. Minnie is seen with her best pal Daisy. Girls can zip up inside the bag and stay warm and toasty. The bag is easy to spot clean and comes with its own carrying bag so it’s easy to pack up and go. The sleeping bag is 26 by 46 inches when zipped up, providing a roomy resting place.

Crystal Palace Playset

Crystal Palace Playset

Crystal Palace Playset

The Playmobil Crystal Palace can help little girls act out all sorts of adventures and stories with its whimsical design. The castle features all sorts of little surprises around every corner. There’s a magical gemstone shield that lowers two icicles so no one can enter the castle uninvited. The royal family greets visitors on the main floor, while the Queen shows off her throne. Crystals from the cave below sparkle and shimmer, lighting up the palace floor. The set includes figures with interchangeable outfits, furniture items, and assorted accessories that provide endless possibilities for play.

Play-Doh My Little Pony

Play-Doh My Little Pony

Play-Doh My Little Pony

My Little Pony has been around for decades, enchanting girls with their colorful manes and tails. With the My Little Pony Make n’ Style Play-Doh Set, girls can have a ball creating ponies with the molds and creating various hairdos and looks with the different accessories. The set includes 4 molds that enable girls to create unicorns, Earth ponies, Pegasus, and Princesses. Plus, it has 9 different colors of dough, to make the ponies as colorful and vibrant as possible.

Outdoor Explorer Kit

Outdoor Explorer Kit

Outdoor Explorer Kit

Is she into nature? Does she love camping, hunting for bugs, chasing butterflies, or catching lizards? Then she’ll absolutely love this outdoor explorer set that gives her everything she needs for her next outdoor adventure. It comes with a camping hat and vest, binoculars, magnifying glass, compass, bug catchers, whistle, flashlight, and more. Plus, a drawstring bag makes it easy to keep everything together as she goes exploring.

Trolls Roller Skates

Trolls Roller Skates

Trolls Roller Skates

Help her get outside and on the move with these cute roller skates featuring the Trolls characters. They’re the perfect way to make exercise fun while developing gross motor skills, balance, and hand-eye coordination. The skates are adjustable so you can find the perfect fit for her feet. Toe brakes make it easy for stopping or slowing down. And, since safety is of the utmost importance, these skates come with knee pads that adjust with hook and loop straps.

Interlocking Blocks

Interlocking Blocks

Interlocking Blocks

With 200 colorful building blocks, this set lets girls’ imaginations soar as she connects them in a variety of ways. She can build castles, animals, flowers, vehicles, dragons, and anything else she can think of as she easily connects the pieces. Manipulating the blocks helps develop fine motor skills and coordination skills, while also teaching problem-solving. It’s also a great STEM toy since it reinforces concepts like engineering and math. All of the pieces come in a plastic storage box to keep them together and ready for play.

Unicorn Jewelry Box

Unicorn Jewelry Box

Unicorn Jewelry Box

Little girls love to start wearing jewelry like mom, and they’ll need a place to keep all their special pieces. This unicorn jewelry box makes it easy for her to organize her rings, necklaces, and more in one convenient place. She’ll also love how the unicorn spins around to music when she opens the box. The durable construction means this box will last her for a long time, and she can enjoy adding new jewelry to her collection.

Birthday Outfit

Birthday Outfit

Birthday Outfit

If she’s celebrating her fourth birthday, then she deserves a special outfit. Let her be the belle of the ball with this precious shirt and tutu set, made of multiple pieces of tulle. It’s available in a variety of colors including aqua, red, pink, and more, with several sizes to choose from. The soft, breathable fabric makes it comfortable to wear and the high-quality construction means it can stand up to the most active birthday celebrations.

Frozen Singalong Boom Box

Frozen Singalong Boom Box

Frozen Singalong Boom Box

If the four-year-old in your life loves music and singing, then she can really “Let It Go” with the Frozen Singalong Boom Box. The design lets her carry it around so she can make music anytime and any place. You can easily connect it to an MP3 player or other compatible devices with the 3.5mm jack. The built-in karaoke speaker lets her listen to all of her favorite tunes. Plus, the machine features songs of its own, like “Into the Unknown.” As she sings, the lights flash and dance along with the music.

Golf Set

Golf Set

Golf Set

Whether practicing her swing inside or outside, this golf set makes sure she has everything she needs. The kid-friendly golf cart makes it easy to tote around the 4 golf clubs and 8 golf balls. There are two holes and tees to complete the ultimate golf experience. Golf is a great way for kids to develop gross motor skills and work on their focus and hand-eye coordination. Plus, it encourages exercise and active play, as well as provides the opportunity for some competitive play.

Microscope

Microscope

Microscope

Let her channel her inner scientist with this STEM microscope that talks and teaches as she plays. The GeoSafari Jr. Talking Kids Microscope features quality images and discusses a variety of animals and plants. Children will hear over 100 questions and facts to enhance their knowledge of nature, with access to two modes of play. Play modes include Fact Mode and Quiz Mode so kids can choose the type of learning experience they want.

LED Gloves

LED Gloves

LED Gloves

She can keep her hands warm while putting on her very own light show. These novelty gloves feature battery-operated LED lights in 3 colors and 6 different modes. They’re made from soft cotton that stretches to fit hands comfortably. Kids can wear them year-round, also using them as wearable flashlights in the dark. Or, create dancing lights with their hands as they spin and twirl in their own dance concert. These gloves are fun, unique, and a hit with kids of all ages.

LOL Surprise Bon Bon

LOL Surprise Bon Bon

LOL Surprise Bon Bon

This 11-inch Bon Bon doll from the popular LOL Surprise line of characters comes with all sorts of goodies. Girls will delight in unboxing multiple clothing pieces that they can mix and match to create an assortment of fashion looks. Bon Bon features poseable arms and legs too, so you can help her strike a pose as she puts on a fashion show. The box also doubles as a table, chair, and backdrop if you want to create different stories and scenarios with the doll.

Archery Set

Archery Set

Archery Set

Let her test her skills with this age-appropriate archery set that builds confidence, increases hand-eye coordination, and concentration. The light-up set includes 6 arrows with suction cup tips, a target, a quiver, and a durable bow. Since it lights up, you can even play at night for extra fun. Different light settings let her create the perfect mood for testing her accuracy. Archery games are also great for reinforcing fine motor skills and active play.

Brush ‘N Sparkle Unicorn

Brush 'N Sparkle Unicorn

Brush 'N Sparkle Unicorn

The Barbie Dreamtopia Brush ‘n Sparkle Unicorn features all sorts of magic, making it easy to add some whimsy to playtime. Choose from four different sounds and lights with easy activation for young kids to handle worry-free. Girls will also love to brush the long, silky pink mane and tail with the included brush. Pair this sparkly unicorn with Barbie and other friends to create magical stories, act out fantastical adventures, and explore endless imaginative play opportunities.

Ride-On Sven

Ride-On Sven

Ride-On Sven

The lovable, humorous reindeer from Frozen is here to play. Sven is Kristoff’s best friend, but now he’s coming to stay with a special little girl. She’ll love riding on Sven as they explore Arendelle and other faraway make-believe places. Sven is over three feet tall and can hold a child up to 70 pounds. He also comes with 20 sounds, and girls will likely recognize Kristoff’s reindeer voice in some of the phrases. You can also feed Sven his favorite carrot to hear him crunch and munch.

Musical Mermaid Tent

Musical Mermaid Tent

Musical Mermaid Tent

She can create her own special hideaway under the sea with this mermaid tent that has a special surprise. It plays music, so she can relax and enjoy melodies as she plays. The tent is made from breathable polyester that is easy to clean and supported by strong, durable fiberglass rods. The bright, vivid artwork adds to the magical feel of this tent, and once purchased you can download a mermaid activity pack. It includes all sorts of fun ways to add to the mermaid play.

Fun Leggings

Fun Leggings

Fun Leggings

She can prance and strut her stuff in these cute, sweet treat-themed leggings made from stretchy, comfy fabric. It’s a set of three, featuring donuts, ice cream, and lollipops. You can also choose from other design options to find the one that fits her personality the best. These leggings are perfect for playtime fun or running around the house. The best way to clean them is by handwashing and letting them air dry.

Sensory Fidget Tubes

Sensory Fidget Tubes

Sensory Fidget Tubes

Keep little hands busy and little hands engaged with this set of four sensory tubes. Each tube showcases something a little different to help her calm down and stay focused. The set includes one glitter tube, a fidget tube, a reverse hourglass tube, and a soothing gravity spinner. The tubes are 8 inches tall and are sure to keep her pleasantly engaged, reduce stress, and make her smile. Take them along to doctor’s appointments or anywhere else she might need some extra distraction.

Sports Car

Sports Car

Sports Car

Let her zip and zoom safely and in style in this fancy pink sports car from Kidzone. This Lamborghini features tons of features, including LED headlights, engine sounds, a working horn, and hydraulic-powered doors. The 4 wheels are sturdy and strong, handling all terrains, and the car can go for about 40 to 50 minutes before needing a recharge. The 12v battery fully charges in only 8 to 10 hours. The car can hold up to 55 pounds and goes two to three miles per hour.

Disney Princess Toy Box

Disney Princess Toy Box

Disney Princess Toy Box

She won’t be able to wait to clean up all of her toys when she has this beautiful princess toy box to put them all in. It’s 23.5 inches wide, 21.5 inches tall, and 14.5 inches deep, so it can hold a lot of her favorite things. Plus, the durable construction and scratch-resistant surface mean it can withstand the rowdiest of clean-ups. It also features a slow-closing lid so you won’t have to worry about little fingers getting smashed.

Minnie Bowliner Jet

Minnie Bowliner Jet

Minnie Bowliner Jet

Minnie Mouse is ready to travel in style in her bowliner jet, and little girls will love to join in on sky-high adventures. It comes with 12 pieces, including the two-level playset with removable seats and a vanity area. Minnie Mouse is ready to pilot the jet, with passengers Cuckoo Loca and Snowpuff ready for the journey. Other accessories include a suitcase, a hatbox, a cupcake, a teacup, and a beverage cart with a tray.

Squishies To Share

Squishies To Share

Squishies To Share

This set of little squishies is enough for her to have some fun and share with all of her friends. Whether getting them for the ultimate playdate, stocking stuffers, or party favors, these squishy pals are sure to please. There are 40 pieces ready to squeeze and play with, which helps keep little hands occupied. They’re also great for kicking bad habits like biting nails or cracking knuckles. Let her have fun playing and destressing with these cute dogs, cats, fish, rabbits, pigs, and many more.

Pedal Go Kart

Pedal Go Kart

Pedal Go Kart

Exercising has never been so fun as it is with this pedal go-kart. She’ll want to keep going and race for the finish line as she develops leg strength, gross motor skills, and endurance. Sitting in the adjustable seat makes this ride comfortable, while the sturdy rubber wheels keep things safe. And, since it’s powered by pedals, you don’t have to worry about recharging any batteries. It’s also a great way for her to practice her pedaling skills to get ready for riding a bike.

Kinetic Sand Ice Cream Scoops

Kinetic Sand Ice Cream Scoops

Kinetic Sand Ice Cream Scoops

Who wants ice cream? She can mold and sculpt her favorite ice cream concoctions with this kinetic sand kit. It features multiple colors of scented sand to create mint chocolate, strawberry banana, cotton candy, and cookie dough ice cream. Or, kids can mix the sand up to come up with their own dessert creations. Along with the containers of sand, you’ll also get 6 ice cream cone holders. The squishable sand provides loads of sensory play, and it’s hypoallergenic and non-toxic.

Butterfly Dress

Butterfly Dress

Butterfly Dress

For the little fashionista, this butterfly dress is the perfect addition to her wardrobe. It features vibrant rainbow sleeves under a navy dress complete with an empire-waist style. She can carry around some of her favorite small possessions in her pockets. The stars of the show are the beautiful, vivid butterflies that seem to flutter across the front. It’s easy to pull on, no zipping or buttoning is required. And the soft, comfortable fabric is durable and machine washable.

Magnetic Tiles

Magnetic Tiles

Magnetic Tiles

Magnetic tiles provide hours of creative and STEM-based learning as children create all sorts of structures. They feature strong magnets so kids can build bigger, more durable towers, castles, houses, and more. The set includes 20 squares, 18 triangles, 2 large square bases, and various windows and rectangles. The translucent design makes it lots of fun to build creations on a lighted surface or shine a light through them. Using the included wheelbase, kids can also create a fun vehicle or moving structure.

The Best Toys And Gifts For Four Year Old Girls [Buyer’s Guide]

When your daughter reaches four years of age, you’ll likely start to see her unique personality shine through. She’s talking more, discovering new things every second, and asking a ton of questions. Plus, she’s also starting to learn how she can affect others and her surroundings.

 

Some of the best gifts and toys for four-year-old girls are the ones that will tap into this natural curiosity and self-discovery. Kids are also becoming more socially aware at this age, so games that encourage cooperation and healthy competition are critical. But, kids also take their independence very seriously, so toys that foster solo play are also welcome choices.

 

The above list is undoubtedly only a mere fraction of the massive amount of toys and gifts available. But it’s definitely the cream of the crop.

 

So, you can bypass the tedious searching if you want to find the perfect gift. However, if you want a more general idea of what to get that special four-year-old, stick to something that fits in one of the following categories.

Creative Crafts And Art Sets

Engaging in art-based activities is an excellent way for kids to express themselves and build self-confidence. Does your girl love fashion and jewelry? Does she dream of becoming a famous designer or artist, or just love to create new things?

 

You can find all sorts of age-appropriate craft sets, including things like jewelry making, wooden stamp kits, and drawing pads. Plus, many writing and drawing tablets are magnetic or scratch-art, so you don’t have to worry about any mess. Products like these are great options for on-the-go artists and travel.

 

Whether drawing, sculpting with playdough, or painting, art helps kids focus and engage in sensory experiences. It can also have a positive impact on things like memory, stress, and self-control.

 

Art sets that feature prettily organized, colorful beads or colored pencils are also pleasant to look at. When girls open up these sets, they get an instant jolt of excitement and have a positive response.

Musical Toys

Another great way to celebrate self-expression is by playing and listening to music. Toys that allow girls to sing, dance, play with instruments, or listen to different melodies have a positive impact.

 

Music is also a great way to bring people together, making it an excellent option for group play. You can have a karaoke contest in your living room, perform a concert for friends, or have a dance-off.

 

Music not only encourages expression, but it also is a great way to get kids moving, whether dancing or marching in a pretend parade. Concepts like tone, rhythm, and tempo are also key skills that musical toys help develop.

STEM-Based Toys

You’ll find a whole lot more STEM-based toys that are age-appropriate for four-year-olds, including building sets and chemistry kits. Girls will love to have a spa day making their own bath bombs, but they’re also learning valuable science skills.

 

Slime is a whole lot of fun to mess with but learning how to make it is even better. Magnetic tiles allow girls to build various structures, learning about engineering in the process. STEM toys help kids learn about these important areas in fun and engaging ways. This helps kids develop a natural love for learning.

 

Even simple blocks become a more involved toy when older children can manipulate them differently. You’re bound to see some new creations that go way beyond the towers you’re used to from your two or three-year-old.

Imaginative Play Is Still Important

Even when kids get older, imaginative play remains super important. It keeps creativity alive, which leads to developing critical things like problem-solving and social skills. Role-playing is also a fantastic way for kids to learn about their emotions and cultivate empathy and self-awareness.

 

You can find pretend play and imagination opportunities everywhere, from dress-up clothes to kitchen sets. Other fun ways to spark creative play also help develop learning skills. For example, building a fort helps teach cause-and-effect, while using walkie-talkies builds communication skills.

Outdoor Toys

It’s always important to work some outside play into your kid’s day. But, as kids get older, they find more and more to do inside (hello, video games and tablets). Toys that encourage outdoor play, like archery sets, golf sets, and roller skates can keep kids active.

 

Make sure to choose age-appropriate toys that enable children to play alone and with others. Games that involve more than one person are a great way to introduce healthy competition. This can help teach kids things like good sportsmanship and teamwork.

Fashion And Jewelry

Little girls love to feel like a princess (and yes, they love to get dirty, too). True, they adore putting on mom’s jewelry or playing dress-up. But, they also love to get fun outfits for everyday wear.

 

Things like cute dresses, jewelry sets, and even a purse are all favorites with this age group. Plus, they love something to put it all in, like a unicorn jewelry box.

Board Games

By four, kids are starting to play more with other children. Playing board games is an excellent way for kids to practice sharing, taking turns, and learning how to handle winning and losing.

 

Many games also reinforce other concepts and skills like shapes, colors, animals, matching, numbers, and more. Plus, they’re a great way to work some family time into the mix with family game nights.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

Q: Are there gifts for a four-year-old that she’ll still love in a few years?

 

A: It all depends on the child. Some kids might have a favorite toy that sticks around for years. Others could get bored with a toy after a week.

 

Board games tend to last for a bit since they encourage playing with others. Plus, the odds are that you’re only playing it now and then and not every day.

 

Also, toys that kids can play with in a variety of ways tend to withstand the test of time. For example, LEGOs tend to be long-lasting items for those that love to build. (Even adults love building with LEGOs).

 

Q: What is the best way to encourage independent play with my four-year-old?

 

A: Kids need to learn how to play with others, but that doesn’t mean you want to be your child’s playmate 24/7. It’s also important for kids to be able to entertain themselves. At 4 years old, a child should be able to play for about 60 to 90 minutes solo.

 

Providing engaging activities and toys can help and work up to the time. Perhaps you start playing with your child, then step away after a few minutes once they’re into what they’re doing.

 

You can also try setting a timer, assuring your child that you will come to play once it beeps. This way, you won’t have them continuously asking you to come to play every two minutes.

 

Conclusion: The Best Gift For A 4-Year-Old Girl

Toys that fall within any of these categories are sure to please a four-year-old girl. But, when it comes to finding the perfect gift, you need to think about the recipient. Every child has a unique personality, and you need to determine what she’s into the most.

 

Finding something that suits her interests will be far better than simply giving her the hottest new toy just because it’s popular.  Look for enriching toys that cater to her natural curiosity and can help her learn how to express herself.

 

Four-year-olds are really starting to discover who they are. So, toys and gifts that help them with self-discovery are paramount at this age.

Best Toys & Gifts For 4 Year Old Girls