Keeping a curious and active 2-year-old entertained and engaged is no easy feat! It’s a fun age, and these boys want to explore their surroundings. They are searching for stimulation as their curiosity and creativity kick into overdrive. It’s a great age to instill a lifelong love of learning with toys that engage at an exciting and fun level with educational components for lasting positive impact. We have some fantastic gift recommendations in our guide today that encourage happy and healthy creative play and child development. Even the most discerning parents will appreciate the toys on this list. So if you want to surprise your little one, take a look at The Best Gifts and Toys for 2-Year-Old Boys.
The Best Toy & Gift for 2-Year-Old Boys
The VTech Pop-a-Balls Push and Pop Bulldozer is an audio and visual bonanza. When your two-year-old pushes it along the floor, it pops balls out of the chimney and into the bucket. All the while, the bulldozer uses motion sensors to trigger fun songs and tunes. Then, when they’re tired of pushing it, they can stop and press the buttons to learn colors, numbers, phrases, and music. If that sounds like a lot of features packed into a small toy, you’d be completely right.
It ticks all the boxes when it comes to early child development. The best toys are those that keep them busy for hours and the VTech Pop-a-Balls Push and Pop Bulldozer definitely fits into that category.
Pops balls from chimney to bucket
Teaches colors, numbers, phrases, and music
Encourages motor skill development
Requires two AAA batteries
- Weight2.54 pounds
The VTech Turn and Learn Driver puts your 2-year-old behind the wheel, just like mommy and daddy. Turning the steering wheel moves the cute dog back and forth, and pushing the horn button makes a fun honk sound. A stoplight on the dashboard and movable turn signal and gear shift encourage imaginative play. Five buttons play different songs, sounds, and phrases in three modes – driving, animal, and music. Vroom!
The Turn and Learn Driver comes complete in the box. It comes with the car theme and features learning play, with driving, animal, and music modes. Two AA batteries are included. This toy car is an excellent introduction to driving and a great gift for boys.
Turning steering wheel
Three play modes
60+ driving-themed songs and phrases
Requires two AA batteries
Available in two colors
- Weight1.45 pounds
Put your 2-year-old behind the wheel of a racecar or a police car with the Cartoon Police Car and Race Car Radio Control Toys. These RC cars are the perfect first radio-controlled cars for your little boy. They are easy to use and feature realistic police siren sounds, honking sounds, and flashing headlights. Your boy can put the racecar driver figure or policeman in their car and zoom them all over the house. It’s time to race!
The Radio Control Toys set comes with two remote control vehicles and two easy-to-use remote controls. The police car comes with two removable police officer figures, and the racecar comes with two drivers. The remote control cars operate on different frequencies for racing fun. Each vehicle requires three AA batteries and each remote control requires 2 AA batteries. No batteries are included.
Police car and race car
Realistic siren sounds and music
Separate frequency controllers
Requires 10 AA batteries
- Weight5 ounces
Bring the popular Little Baby Bum preschool learning video home with the Wigglin’ Wheels On The Bus Official Plush Toy. Give Buster the Bus a squeeze to hear Wheels on the Bus, just like in the video. Buster will even wiggle and dance with the music! Your 2-year-old will want to bounce around and wiggle too. What a great way to move around and get strong.
The Wigglin’ Wheels On The Bus Official Plush Toy comes with the plush toy and four AAA batteries, everything you need to start wiggling immediately. Your little one will love it at first and appreciate it even more as they watch the learning videos.
Official Little Baby Bum toy
Squeeze and it plays ‘Wheels On The Bus’
Wiggles along to the music
Requires four AAA batteries
- BrandLittle Tikes
- Weight1.01 pounds
One of the best gifts you can give any 2-year-old is the gift of exciting learning. The Just Smarty Electronic Interactive Alphabet Wall Chart makes learning fun with colorful pictures of animals and nine popular kids songs on an alphabet chart. Sensory buttons under each letter allow for interactive gameplay with find letters and find numbers games. Put this chart on your playroom or game room wall and your little one will be delighted while building skills for preschool and beyond. It’s the most fun head start ever!
The Interactive Alphabet Wall Chart comes ready to hang on the wall and play with right out of the box. The chart features find number and find letter games, and your boy can go through the alphabet and choose from nine songs. The music includes kid’s songs like the ABC Song, Bingo, Wheels on the Bus, Head Shoulders Knees and Toes, and more.
Teaches the alphabet
Includes numbers one to ten
Includes nine popular kids songs
Available in five designs
- BrandJust Smarty
- Weight9.6 ounces
The Toyk Aqua Magic Mat is a great way to encourage your 2-year-old’s natural artistic ability and creativity. Draw on the mat with regular water and what you draw will disappear in a few minutes. Simply spread the mat out on the floor, put clean water into the pen, and your child is ready to draw. The included shapes and stencils encourage creativity, early learning, and socialization during group play.
The Magic Mat set includes the 40×28-inch doodle mat, six fillable pens, eight shapes, four stencils, a booklet for more drawing, and a mini jigsaw puzzle. It’s a creative kit that will keep your 2-year-old entertained for hours. Just add water.
40” x 28” mat
Drawings magically disappear
Templates, molds, booklet, and jigsaw included
Six pens included
- Weight1.3 pounds
Before you decide to buy the VTech KidiBeats Drum Set, you need to think carefully. Do you want to start your two-year-old on the noisy path to becoming a professional drummer? If the answer is yes, keep reading because they’re going to be obsessed with this toy. Playing the drums is a great outlet for energy, it improves fine motor skills, and will open up a whole community of potential new friends. This awesome toy drum kit is a great way for them to get started. They can play along to nine songs in different musical styles – rock, dance, pop, etc. Plus, it has four playing modes – free play, letters, numbers, and follow along. With a bit of encouragement, this toy drum kit will keep them busy for hours.
Three drum pads and one cymbal
Nine melodies in different styles
Four modes of play
LED lights built-in
Requires three AA batteries
- Weight2 pounds
Fun in the sun is always awesome for a curious 2-year-old who is discovering the joys in life. The MAGIFIRE Splash Pad is the perfect introduction to relaxing days at the pool. With a shallow wading pool and gentle sprinkles from a ring of spray jets, your little one will be delighted to spend a sunny afternoon splashing away. Put on your swimsuit and grab a towel!
The Splash Pad is 68 inches in diameter, with sturdy construction for family fun in the sprinkle zone. It is made of durable, BPA-free PVC material and easily connects to a regular garden hose. The pad is decorated with a colorful world map and fun aquatic creatures.
68-inch splash pad
Universal hose connection
Made from durable PVC
Cute cartoon patterns
- Weight2.05 pounds
The YEEBAY Interactive Whack A Frog Game is proof that whacking frogs can be both fun and good for your boy’s development. The game seems simple… follow the flashing light and whack frogs with a mallet. But along the way, your child will develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and an improved attention span. With 38 speed levels, this frog whacking game is a bit trickier than you would think. Your boy will love it. WHACK!
The Whack A Frog Game comes with the game board featuring ten frogs and two soft hammers. The game has an LCD screen for keeping score, volume control, and mode selection. Buttons on the frog game board’s feet control the game. Three AA batteries are required but not included.
Based on Whac-A-Mole
Includes two soft hammers
38 different levels
Music and lights
- Weight1.94 pounds
There’s nothing that babies and toddlers like less than being left out. The Laugh & Learn Little Gamer Starter Kit lets them join in the fun with two musical learning toys. The first one is a toy pizza that has a light-up cheesy face, sliding slicing with numbered pepperoni, and topping buttons. The second toy is a game controller with lettered buttons, a number pad, a joystick, and a musical switch. Both of the toys are jam-packed with music, sounds, lights, and more to help them learn and develop. This playset will keep them entertained during your game night and teach them important information.
Pizza slice and game controller
Lights, music, and phrases
Teaches to count to 10
Two play modes
- Weight1.84 pounds
Sometimes your 2-year-old will want to sit and play, and other times he will want to go go go. The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Pull & Play Learning Wagon goes with him no matter what he wants to do. Sit and play activities like a shape-sorter lid, puzzle play, and bat-at toys are great for early development. As your boy grows, he can pull the wagon more and unlock new learning levels. The Smart Stages technology system lets parents dial up learning fun to their child’s development stage.
The Learning Wagon comes complete in the box, requires minimal assembly and features more than 135 songs, sounds, and phrases. This Laugh & Learn toy grows with kids using Smart Stages technology. This wagon is sure to be a hit with your little one.
Laugh & Learn wagon with more than 135 songs, sounds, and phrases
Smart Stages technology to dial in the learning level
Sit and play shape sorting, puzzles, and bat-at toys
Pull the wagon or press the buttons and xylophone keys for sounds and music
- Weight6.04 pounds
Nothing stimulates the open and curious mind of a 2-year-old like a puzzle, and the MAGIFIRE Wooden Toddler Puzzles is sure to delight. Not just one puzzle, this set features six colorful puzzles cut from thick, high-quality wood. Each one by itself is great for early brain development, and problem-solving, or mix and match more than one for more advanced play.
The Toddler Puzzles set comes with six puzzles that toddlers will love, including a ladybug, a butterfly, a bee, a tortoise, a bear, and a car. All the puzzles are made of environmentally friendly wood with bright, water-based paint. A bag is included for storage or on-the-go fun.
6 brain-building puzzles – ladybug, butterfly, bee, tortoise, bear, and car
Made of safe, healthy wood and water-based paint
Puzzles each have 4 to 6 pieces
Great for playdates!
- Weight1.76 pounds
Kids love fun challenges, and Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog from Learning Resources will challenge your 2-year-old in ways that help him grow. The colorful quills fit right into the back of the hedgehog, making it easy to play color recognition, sorting, and counting games. Your boy will love the challenge of fitting the right quill into the perfect spot, and he will have fun improving his fine motor skills.
The Fine Motor Hedgehog set comes with a 2-piece hedgehog approximately six inches in diameter, 12 quills, and an activity guide. Cleanup and travel are easy, as the quills fit easily in the hedgehog for storage in any toy box.
Learning hedgehog with colorful, removable quills
Easy to grasp pieces designed for your toddler’s hands
12 quills for counting, sorting and color recognition
Quill storage inside the hedgehog
- BrandLearning Resources
- Weight9.6 ounces
Every 2-year-old needs more Lego, and the My First Number Train is the perfect Duplo set. With a buildable locomotive, three train cars, and bricks with numbers zero through nine, and your boy can learn while he builds. Two Duplo figures and a little cat are along for the ride! Start with the classic train set, discover the numbers, and then see where this Lego set takes you. Choo choo!
The My First Number Train set comes with 23 pieces, including everything needed to build the train, two figures, and a cat. This set is compatible with other Lego Duplo sets, so if you combine them, you can build even bigger trains, vehicles, and buildings.
23-piece LEGO DUPLO Number Train
4-car train with 1 engine and 3 train cars
Number blocks for digits 0 through 9
Compatible with other LEGO DUPLO sets
- Weight1 pounds
Put your kid behind the wheel of a real John Deere tractor with a TOMY John Deere Sandbox Vehicle. The 2-pack comes with a dump truck and a tractor, which are perfect for the playpen or the sandbox. Your boy can go from scooping the sand or earth with the tractor’s digger to dumping it in the perfect spot from the dump truck’s bed. Durable plastic construction and vibrant colors will make this the hit of the sandbox.
The Sandbox Vehicle Pack includes the two six-inch sandbox vehicles – a tractor and a dump truck. The dump truck’s bed and tractor’s front loader are functional. Each vehicle features John Deere decals on the iconic John Deere green and yellow. Big, free-rolling wheels are ready to take on any terrain.
2-pack of sandbox vehicles includes tractor and dump truck
Classic John Deere green and yellow colors
Functional dump bed and tractor front loader
Big, free rolling wheels for rolling over any terrain
- Weight13.8 ounces
Little boys love cars, and the TOP BRIGHT Car Ramp gives them so much to do on one convenient car ramp. Start the wooden cars on the parking lots at the top and zoom down the rainbow-colored ramp. Your little one can discover garages, a gas station, and a repair shop down below. Hours of imaginative play will give your boy increased visual and motor skills, as well as a better understanding of how cars work. Start two cars at once for great racing fun!
The Car Ramp comes with a colorful ramp and four ramp racer cars. The ramp itself features the gas station, repair shop, and three garages in the base. This gravity-powered racetrack is sure to stimulate the imagination of any car-loving kid.
1 car ramp raceway
2 parking lot platforms up top
3 garages, repair shop and gas station
4 safe and colorful racecars
- BrandTOP BRIGHT
- Weight2.14 pounds
The Stacking Peg Board Toy Set brings Montessori-style learning to your playroom at home. This set of colorful pegs can be stacked, which improves visual perception and coordination skills. Perfect for a 2-year-old boy who is starting to learn counting, colors, and building. It is especially good for children with learning challenges. Large pegs that are easy to grip and put together on two pegboards opens the door to countless building possibilities and group play.
The Toy Set comes in a convenient storage bag and features two large foam pegboards and 60 large pegs in six different colors. One of the foam boards comes in different colors and a set of stacking cups. Develop stacking, sorting, and counting skills while encouraging creativity.
60 large, easy-to-grip pegs in six different colors
2 9.5-inch square foam pegboards
1 convenient storage bag
6 stacking cups
- Weight15.8 ounces
Kids love building towers out of blocks, and the Skoolzy Peg Board Set lets your little one build their own colorful creation. This 30-peg set can be stacked on the included foam pegboard to build fine motor skills and visual perception skills. This educational toy can be used for matching games, color sorting, patterning, and basic math like counting, addition, and subtraction.
The Peg Board Set comes with a drawstring bag to conveniently store all 30 oversize pegs and an 8.5-inch square pegboard. It also comes with foam rainbow dice, lacing string, and an eBook activity guide. This set is an excellent beginning STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) toy to jump start your boy’s development.
30 2-inch pegs in 6 colors with drawstring storage bag
1 orange 8.5-inch pegboard with numbers on 1 side
Lacing string and foam rainbow dice
EBook parent activity guide for the toddler toys
Certified non-toxic, BPA-free, lead-free and phthalates-free
- Weight10 ounces
The Toyvelt Kids Golf Club Set will get your little tiger ready for the links with their very first golf clubs. Introduce your boy to one of the most challenging and satisfying sports in the world and a great excuse to get out for a walk. This set of clubs lets you choose from a driver, iron, or putter – all in fun colors and made from safe materials. This will help your toddler improve motor skills, problem-solving skills, and hand-eye coordination. Fore!
This golf club set comes with everything you need, including three golf clubs, three golf balls, and two putting cups with flags. A pull-along bag with wheels keeps everything organized for driving practice at a local park to your living room.
3 clubs included with pull-behind golf bag
3 colorful practice golf balls
2 putting cups with flags
- Weight1.94 pounds
You know dinos like to chomp, but the VTech Chomp and Count Dino proves they are also great for teaching kids valuable lessons. This hungry dinosaur features an imaginative and interactive playspace that teaches about numbers, colors, and shapes. Feed him the healthy food pieces and watch as he recognizes each one. With math skills and healthy eating habits, your boy is sure to go far in life!
This durable Chomp and Count Dino comes with eight play pieces to teach healthy eating habits, a spinning wheel that plays songs, and interactive buttons to aid learning colors, numbers, and shapes. Two AA batteries are included to get you started. With auto-shutoff, this little dinosaur will make a great addition to your playroom and your dining room!
Educational dinosaur with 130+ songs, melodies, sounds, and phrases
8 colorful healthy food pieces and interactive food game
5 buttons to teach colors, numbers, and shapes
2 AA batteries included
- Weight1.72 pounds
Nothing quite captures a 2-year-old boy’s imagination like a farm with all the barnyard animals and a classic green John Deere tractor. The TOMY John Deere Monster Treads Lightning Wheels Tractor is sure to capture your boy’s imagination with oversize light-up tires. The big wheels light up in lightning green as they roll over just about anything, which will delight and amaze your little one.
The Monster Treads Tractor features cool ‘monster vehicle’ styling and provides the ultimate off-road vehicle play experience. Bright green LED lights in the wheels captivate your child and spark imaginative play. Three AAA batteries included.
Official John Deer tractor with monster truck styling
Oversize lightning Wheels with bright LED lights
Big wheels for ultimate off-road action
- Weight1.54 pounds
Kids love firefighters and their big trucks, and the Green Toys Fire Truck brings the fireman fun into your living room. This bright-red truck is a great way to strengthen the grip and stimulate the imagination. Made with recycled materials and fully recyclable, this truck ensures your boy’s play sessions will be earth-friendly and responsible. Raise the ladder and rescue a kitten from a tree!
The Fire Truck is made in the USA from post-consumer recycled plastic milk jugs, saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The truck features a sturdy ladder that raises and rotates 360 degrees. Two removable side ladders slide through brackets and snap in place.
Bright red fire truck made in the USA from recycled materials
Safe and sturdy for imaginative play
Roof ladder raises up and down and rotates 360 degrees
2 removable ladders that snap into place
- BrandGreen Toys
- Weight1.4 pounds
Your 2-year-old boy is likely building quite a train set, and the Play22 Wooden Train Set will give him a ton of trains to run on the tracks he creates. Put your boy in the conductor’s seat of these colorful wooden trains. These trains run on any of the major brand tracks and feature powerful magnets so you can put all the cars together for a super train! Choo choo!
The Train Set comes with 12 train cars – three engines, tender, coaches, convertible coach-hopper, cargo car, magnetic cargo, tanker car, magnetic tanker, hopper, and cabooses. A wooden storage set proudly puts the trains on display in your boy’s room.
12 colorful wooden train cars
Wooden storage and display
Compatible with major brand tracks
Powerful magnets keep cars connected
- Weight1.99 pounds
Introduce your 2-year-old to the latest tech with the VTech Little Apps Tablet. It may be too soon to give them your phone, but this gadget can teach them how a real Android tablet works. Guide your boy through skills like counting, letters, math, and words. A built-in piano keyboard encourages musical ability, and a play camera is great for the imagination. Learning activities progress through twelve levels to keep your boy engaged.
The Little Apps Tablet is designed for young kids, with a color-changing screen, letter buttons, camera, and piano keyboard. Cody the Smart Cub built-in feature guides you on a learning adventure with animations and sound effects. Two AA batteries included. Teach him that a tablet is for fun learning!
9-inch tablet play and learning device
12 learning activities with progressive levels
Built-in piano and keyboard
- Weight1.15 pounds
Trucks. It’s all about trucks for a 2-year-old boy, and the GoStock Friction Powered Cars Push and Go Toys are a whole fleet of trucks. Four push-and-go friction trucks open the door to endless play for your little engineer. With a tractor, a digger, a dump truck, and a cement mixer, your boy can imagine an entire construction site. These fast, colorful trucks are great to share with friends!
The Push and Go Toys truck set comes with four trucks – a farm tractor with a wagon, a dump truck that dumps, a rotating drum cement mixer, and a digger with a bulldozer and rear scoop. The trucks are made of sturdy plastic and perfect for the playroom or sandbox.
4 trucks – tractor, digger, dump truck, and cement mixer
Push-and-go action, just give a push and watch them go
Articulating joints for real construction site play
- Weight1.03 pounds
The Liberty Imports My First Cartoon RC Race Car proves it’s never too early to get your kid behind the wheel of a bright, colorful remote control car. Bring the cars from the cartoons into your living room! Your 2-year will love putting one of the drivers in the car and racing around the house with the steering wheel RC controller. Flashing headlights, a honking horn, and engine noises activate with big buttons.
The Race Car is durable and has no sharp corners. It comes with a steering wheel RC controller that has two controls for left and right, forward and reverse. Three drivers are also included. The car takes three AA batteries, and the controller requires two AA batteries, which are not included.
Colorful cartoon remote control car for young kids
2-button easy-to-use steering wheel controller
3 driver figurines that sit in the driver’s seat
Durable with no sharp corners
- BrandLiberty Imports
- Weight1.08 pounds
Two things every boy loves are trucks and tools, making the TOP BRIGHT Toddler Tools Set twice as much fun. The toolset comes in a truck toy, with the tools up top and all the accessories in the rear compartment. Your 2-year-old can pull the truck along by the string or play with the truck toy. Then open the tool box and build something! The colorful tool and options for building are great for developing STEM skills.
The Tools Set comes with a boxcar that holds essential tools and can be pulled down and used as a workbench. The toolset toy includes a hammer, a screwdriver, a wrench, four nails, six screws, six nuts, two gears, and seven wooden boards. Perfect for family gatherings or playdates.
Toolset and toy truck all in one – tools are stored in the truck!
Tools include hammer, screwdriver, and a wrench
4 nails, 6 screws, 6 nuts, 2 gears and 7 wooden boards for building
Construction worker figure included
- BrandTOP BRIGHT
- Weight3.19 pounds
Children worldwide love his Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Eric Cardle has done it again with Hear Bear Roar. With thirty animal sounds and the amazing animal art of Eric Carle on every page, Hear Bear Roar is a great way to learn about animals. It also paves the way for reading by building vocabulary with short words and simple sentences. Your boy will love pushing the buttons and hearing the animals come to life.
The Animal Sound Book features 30 illustrations and 30 corresponding sounds on a 30-button Play-a-Sound module bound into a 24-page hardcover book. When your boy presses a button, he hears the animal sound and name. This interactive adventure is perfect for your 2-year-old.
30 Eric Cardle illustrations and 30 animal sounds
30 animal buttons for a hands-on interactive adventure
Multisensory reading experience to stimulate the imagination
- Weight1.15 pounds
- Author:Eric Carle
There are some stories that every child needs to hear, and A Collection of Stories for 2 Year Olds makes it easy for you to share these classic tales with your little boy. Reading will be fun with ten playfully illustrated short stories, fairy tales, and rhymes to delight young and old alike. The book for 2-year-olds includes Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Humpty Dumpty, and The Three Little Pigs. Your boy can huff and puff along with the big bad wolf.
A Collection of Stories for 2 Year Olds is beautifully bound into a 96-page collectible hardcover book. It is the first in a series of books that make storytime fun for you and for your little one. He will love seeing his favorite stories illustrated, and you will love the smile on his face.
10 classic short stories, fairy tales, and rhymes
Playful illustrations throughout bring stories to life
Collectable hardcover edition
Part of a series for children age 2-5
- Weight1.19 pounds
- Author:Cottage Door Press
Kids love stacking and building blocks, and Alphabet Blocks Toys For Toddlers makes them even better with fun, colorful learning. Your child will build a strong foundation for learning with more than 13 learning areas features on these durable and safe wooden blocks. The blocks are English/Spanish bilingual and feature a matching game to stimulate language and memory development. Que bueno!
The Alphabet Blocks set comes with 30 safe, wooden blocks, a backpack for traveling or storing the blocks, and an activity eBook. The eBook download features 40+ pages of educational learning activities that will give your little one a head start in a fun way.
30 1.5-inch wooden alphabet blocks
Storage and travel backpack
Activity eBook download
- BrandKIDS KORNER
- Weight2.2 pounds
2-Year-Old Boys Toy Buying Guide & FAQ
Toys aren't just about mindlessly entertaining your kids, especially at the critical 2-year-old development stage. The toys they play with should be fun, but there is also an opportunity to introduce toys that enrich and engage. Some toys set a child up for academic success or help them learn vital life skills. Boys are curious, creative, and tend to play rough, so it may be worth considering toys that are durable and tough. For your 2-year-old, the right toy will not hold their attention and have them enraptured and amused for hours.
Features to Look for in Toys & Gifts for 2-Year-Old Boys
Toddlers learn fast. Every day they seem to be more curious and creative. They are exploring their environment more and more. They are also amazing you with what they can do and say. These formative years set the tone for the years to come, so it's important to choose toys carefully. A good toy must be suitable for their current age and encourage the development of vital skills that last a lifetime. Toys should be colorful, exciting, hard-wearing, and durable. Above all else, the toys on this list will stimulate your boy's curiosity and keep him actively engaged.
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