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So you would think it was all plain sailing now that you have safely navigated out of the “terrible-two’s” phase! That is until you realize that you know have a three-year-old toddler to buy for who is curious, inquisitive and wants to be constantly on the go. It’s a time of activity for sure but also discovery and exploration. It’s also the prime age to really being to absorb knowledge and to take on board the things they learn. Three-year-old boys need to be physically engaged and mentally stimulated so let’s take a look at our Best Toys for 3-year-old Boys as we’re sure you will find something they will absolutely love on our list today that will keep them happily entertained for hours.
The Best Toys & Gifts for 3 Year Old Boys
With its nothing short of revolutionary design, the Plasma Car it a trike that looks and acts more like a race car! It’s certainly not your traditional pedal car, and your three-year-old is going just to love it. Perfect for use both indoors and outdoors, there’s no gears, batteries or pedals required and it can hold up to 220 lbs too so fun for all the family. It harnesses the power of gravity and is super easy to operate. All you need is a flat, smooth surface and willing driver! Safe yet exciting, simply stop turning the wheel, and the PlasmaCar comes to a steady stop.
No batteries, gears or pedals necessary
Super safe. The design prevents falling or injury
Sturdy. The PlasmaCar can take up to 220lbs in weight
It can be used both indoors and outdoors
- Weight7.1 pounds
The Fisher-Price Thomas and Friends Tough Trike is the perfect gift for your three-year-old son. Combining their favorite characters with three-wheeled adventure is sure to provide hours of entertainment. This affordable little trike has an extra-wide wheelbase, designed purely for stability, so the kids don’t fall off and hurt themselves. The easy-grip handlebars and large pedals make it super easy to ride and the off-road tires let them play out in the yard. Plus, it also has a secret compartment hidden beneath the seat, where they can store everything they need whilst they’re out on an adventure.
Designed for kids between two and five, this trike comes with a whole bunch of benefits for your toddler. You will see their balance improve and fine motor skills develop and they learn to ride around on their own. They’ll probably struggle with the pedals at first but soon they’ll be flying around the yard, powered by their own movement.
Thomas the Tank Engine theme
Seat lifts to reveal a hidden storage compartment
- BrandThomas and Friends
- Weight8.16 pounds
Explicitly designed for three-year-olds upward, this is a fantastic and fun, foam-based Pogo Hopper that all the family will love. In 4 exciting and bright colors and holding up to 250 pounds you could get one for all the family and not just the three-year-old boy in your life! It features soft and comfortable sponge handles and stretchy and robust bungee spring that can accommodate almost any height. Guaranteed to deliver endless hours of fun both indoors and outdoors without scuffing or scratching any surfaces either. Works on balance and coordination and most definitely brings the fun factor.
Durable foam that squeaks with every bounce
Strong design which makes it long-lasting
Can be used both indoors and outdoors
Helps train balance in your preschooler
- Weight10.4 ounces
Wow. This is one seriously comprehensive bit of kit that any three-year-old boy is going just to love. We can see a few Dad’s enjoying playing with this toolbox inspired toy too. Teach them at a young age how to become the handyman about the house with a well-equipped arsenal that any professional tradesman would be envious of. All the necessary tools you could ever require to build, repair and construct (in a purely imaginative capacity of course!) are included. There are no less than 68 pieces including 12 play tools which include a hammer, saw, and electric drill. There’s no household job too big or small for your 3-year old Mr. Fix It with this Construction Workbench on their life!
It comes with an impressive 68 pieces including a hammer and saw
The design of the tools is realistic which makes it all the more engaging
It encourages stand up play and helps boost coordination and motor skills
It is durable and is made to last you and your child for a long time
- Weight3.3 pounds
Who doesn’t love the thrill of racing and with this VTech fun, colorful and interactive steering wheel, your three-year-old will just love interchanging between cat, jet and motorcycle modes. There’s a Gear Shifter than makes real racing sound noises as well as a vibrating controller that further enhances the simulated driving experience. Your child can explore 9 different courses while at the same time learning about letters, shapes and also basic spellings.
Features 9 courses for your toddler to explore
Can easily be switched between three different modes
Your child can learn about shapes, numbers, and letters
Is portable and can be carried about and used anywhere
- Weight2.49 pounds
Encourage your little ones to play creatively on their own tablet just like they’ve seen Mom and Dad by giving your two-year-old their very own Little Apps Tablet which packed with fun and educational features, this interactive learning tablet for kids introduces them to their first words, numbers, and letters and there are 4 fun learning games included. There are also 8 different learning activities that have progressive levels so their knowledge can expand. It’s durably constructed and has a fun and friendly accessible design with a built-in piano keyboard as well as a volume control. There are vivid animations, sound effects and also a color changing screen. It’s a fabulous gift idea for the three-year-old in your life.
12 learning activities with progressive levels of challenge
Automatic turn off feature that conserves the battery
A piano keyboard for musical creativity
Can be used anywhere and has a volume control, so it isn’t too noisy
- Weight15.5 ounces
The City is in danger, and the only person who can save it is Batman. But his bike has a flat so what’s he going to do? Get the Batcopter out of course! With its spinning blades and a claw function that is just waiting to grab those evil villains, this is a fun, imaginative and creative toy that will teach your child all about cause and effect as well as developing dexterity. A Batman figure is included who perfectly fits inside the Batcopter cockpit.
Encourages imagination in your growing toddler
Comes with a Batman action figure that can be placed in the cockpit
Trigger button transforms landing gear into claws
- Weight4 ounces
The abacus has been around for centuries, so there is something very reassuring and nostalgic about this product, and it certainly does make a great gift idea. Melissa and Doug products are all about quality, and this is no exception with its solid wood construction and colorful beads that easily slide and make a pleasant clicking sound. It’s a fun, educational toy that will captivate them and bring back your own childhood memories. Teach your three-year-old all about counting, colors, and patterns as well as not to add and subtract. Perfect for little hands to grasp.
100 counting beads that teach a child basic math
Sturdy design that makes it durable and long-lasting
Great outdoor toy
Encourages interaction due to its colorful beads
- BrandMelissa & Doug
- Weight1.76 pounds
Bristle bricks feature colorful, soft, interlocking bricks that easily stick together to encourage frustration free building and imaginative and creative play. With an assortment of sizes and also 8 wheels included there are endless possibilities for constructing 3D creations over and over again. The pieces are large and therefore safe for toddlers’ smaller hands and can be easily interlocked and squeezed to form endless shapes and creative masterpieces. From a car to a tank or even a castle, Bristle Bricks will really fuel your child’s imagination.
Bristle Blocks that attach at just about any angle
112 pieces with which your child can generate all sorts of creations
8 wheels for added spice to creations (especially the vehicular ones)
Bright colored blocks that are attractive to kids
- BrandFeatured Brands 37
- Weight2.55 pounds
Get your three-year-old started out early with a love of cars and a love of mechanics too. I this Take Apart 30 piece set he’ll get everything he needs to build and take apart his own fabulous, brightly colored car that even comes with realistic lights and sounds. There’s an electric toy drill as well as car engine also supplied. The vehicle features interchangeable modification parts so can be reassembled to deliver hours of fun and creative thinking.
30-piece race car that provides hours of entertainment
Can be taken apart and rebuilt from scratch
Is equipped with 5 car parts, 5 modification parts, 8 tires, drill, and screws
Is powered by 2 AA batteries that last a pretty long time
- Weight1.1 pounds
With the Scribble and Write from LeapFrog, give the gift of learning as your child is encouraged to trace the lights on the tablet to guide them between upper and lower case writing. The Scribble and Write delivers stroke guidance and also has a mode for instant and accurate feedback. It’s super portable for on the go learning, and there are advanced levels to progress through all designed to get your three-year-old up to speed with his A-Z and 1-10.
Fun and interactive way to learn A-Z and 1-10
Comes with an easy to grip stylus
Learn how to write by tracing the lights
New mode provides accurate feedback
Progressive levels for advanced learning
- Weight12.8 ounces
There is so much fun to be had with this Lego Duplo set that features both a Truck and an Excavator along with two drivers. You can dig, shovel, tip your rubble, load up and unload and move the rotating cabin. Your three-year-old will learn how to construct and to bend and flex the special posable arm system so they can have fun scooping bricks all day long. It’s fun and interactive play, perfectly safe for little hands and delivers double the digging activity. With two construction workers to play with as well as extra bricks, a road sign, and that shovel, there are hours of fun to be enjoyed.
Fun truck with tipping function, rotating cabin, large shovel, and posable arm
Includes a roadwork sign and shovel accessory to play with
Comes with 2 construction worker Duplo figures wearing their safety helmets
Fantastic gift idea for a 3-year old boy
Comes with an Excavator truck as well as Tipping truck
- Weight1.45 pounds
Three-year-olds are curious and quite literally want to get their hands on and into everything and with this Drill and Learn Toolbox they can safely do just that. It’s a great gift idea and opens up a whole new world of role-play activity for that special little boy in your life as he learns how to ”fix” things around the home with a working toy drill, fix-it tray, hammer, and nails, screws and wrench all included. There are light up buttons on the toolbox that make fun sounds as well as mechanical clicking sounds. It has further educational benefits too as it also teaches them about colors and numbers.
Super durable and colorful kit that will deliver hours of fun playtime
Features a working drill with spinning gears
Light up buttons reveal fun songs to aid learning skills
Double-sided instruction card helps teach kids about colors and numbers
Toddler-friendly toolbox packed with fun tools and accessories
- Weight1.79 pounds
This really is just fabulous, and we definitely know what we would be praying for this Christmas if we were a three-year-old boy! This ride on car delivers an innovative and realistic experience and can even play music. All the Best Choice cars are of superb, premium quality and can be operated via remote control (by a parent) or via the child with two-speed options. This looks just like a prestige sports car in its dashing, vibrant red color, and will deliver hours of fun and enjoyment.
Realistic sports car feel with integrated gear switch and LED lights
Car delivers real engine sounds and comes with a horn for beeping
Seat belts are included for safety, and there are two speeds (high and low)
Can be driven manually or operated via remote control
You can even play music via AUX cord or enjoy the onboard preselection
- BrandBEST CHOICE PRODUCTS
- Weight44 pounds
Playing with Playmags is not only lots of creative fun, but it also encourages basic fundamental learning of different educational skill s including physics, geometry, math, architecture, and spatial reasoning. With 150 clear color magnetic tiles, there are endless creative and constructive opportunities to build tall 3D designs. There are triangles, rectangles and squares to work with as well as click in windows. Playmags encourage imaginative and creative play and make the perfect Christmas or Birthday present for a 3-year old boy.
150 magnetic tile play set with strong, durable magnets
Great for constructing all kinds of 3D structures including tall buildings
132 tiles and 18 instructive clickins
Stimulates problem-solving, motor skills and shape recognition
Attractive colors, quality construction, and different shapes and sizes included
- Weight9.52 pounds
An ideal first train set that has easy to follow instructions which allow you to build up to 4 different track configurations. There are 100 wooden track sections and supports and 30 accessories including a freight train, suspension bridge, and several trees and road signs. All little boys love a train set, and Melissa and Doug is an excellent introduction to the category and perfect for the little train engineer in your family. Hours of honest and straightforward, creative and imaginative play can be enjoyed with this stylish and reassuringly old-fashioned Wooden Railway train set. All aboard is what we say!
Wooden Railway Set with over 100 wooden track sections
Features over 30 fabulous and colorful accessories
Set includes 6-piece freight train, 4-piece passenger train, and 3-piece truck
Full instructions provided for building 4 different track configurations
Solid wood set has a smooth finish and no nails so perfect for delicate little hands
- BrandMelissa & Doug
- Weight16.65 pounds
Kids love Thomas the Tank Engine and this Red Railway Book Box set makes a superb gift idea. Who doesn’t love a good box set? Presented in a bright and fun multipurpose case that makes a great lunchbox for pre-school, the collection features four of the most popular stories featuring Thomas and his friends. It’s such a great present to give and receive and one that will bring hours of joy at that bedtime reading session.
All four of the most popular Thomas books in one terrific set
Boxed together in an attractive and multipurpose style lunchbox
Lunchbox conveniently features a portable carry handle and easy Velcro fastenings
Books include Go, Train, Go!, Stop, Train, Stop!, A Crack in the Track, and Blue Train, Green Train
The perfect Christmas present and a great collectible item
- BrandRev. W. Awdry
- Weight1.2 pounds
This is a highly rated Micro Mini Kickboard scooter that comes in a range of great fun and contemporary colors. It’s perfect for pre-schoolers and toddlers because it has a smooth 3 wheeled gliding motion and a fun lean to steer design which is safe and easy to get the hang of. There’s even a reinforced fiberglass deck that works to absorb the shock from any bumps you might scooter over! It can be used inside and outside on a range of surfaces and has non-marking wheels. Children intuitively will learn how to steer and turn by adjusting their body weight and leaning in different directions, so it also teaches them about cause and effect, coordination as well as balance. All that and it’s also great fun of course! Your three-year-old boy is certainly going to love surfing that sidewalk!
Smooth and quiet ride
Safe lean to steer style design
Features non-marking wheels
Available in a wide range of attractive colors
Flexible reinforced fiberglass deck for shock absorption
- BrandMicro Kickboard
- Weight3.97 pounds
There is something very nostalgic about this beautifully detailed and colorful Fire Station set that is made from a quality wood construction. Young kids love playing out their real-life heroes, and they can do just that with this adorable set that comes with a bendable Fireman figure and his Dalmatian dog. There’s a Fire Engine included as well as a Helicopter which can be landed on the helipad on top of the Fire Station. The walls of the Fire Station are beautifully illustrated, and the garage doors swing open and closed.
Enjoy a full 360 degrees of creative and imaginative play
Set includes 15 accessory pieces as well as bendable figures to play with
Made from solid wood construction
Helicopter and Fire Truck are included
Fire station features opening and closing garage doors
- Weight18.96 pounds
This kit is all about active fun and learning as your Toddler gets the chance to build no just one but three of their favorite Dinosaurs. They are bright and colorful and building them develops their fine motor, problem-solving as well as social-interactive skills. Three different colored kid-sized screwdrivers are included in this 106-piece construction engineering playset which is just perfect for curious minds and active hands! Put the dinosaur’s together, then pull apart and re-build. It really does make the ideal gift idea especially for a 3-year old boy as at this age, they just love anything to do with Dinosaurs.
106-piece Dinosaur construction kit for hours of imaginative fun
Beginners engineering kit encourages teamwork and social development
Includes a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Alamosaurus and a Triceratops
Comes with a kid-sized screwdriver for self-assembly
Dinosaur figures measure up to 7 inches tall and can be wiped clean
- ModelBN – 194
- Weight13 ounces
The Radio Flyer Wagon has been designed to deliver a smooth and comfortable ride with its all-terrain air tires. This version of the Pathfinder Wagon can accommodate two passengers and comes with an extra-long handle so that a parent can easily pull it along that conveniently folds and stores away. There are seatbelts for your child’s added safety, and the seats fold up and down to create two wagons in one. This is a super fun way for your three your old and sibling or friend to comfortably, conveniently and safely get around.
Air tires for a smooth ride
Seatbelts included for additional safety
2 fold up and down seats
4 child cup holders for easy access to drinks and snacks
Pull along parental design
- BrandRadio Flyer
- Weight20 pounds
To the Batmobile! Let’s Go! This Power Wheels Batman Dune Racer is just awesome, and with speeds of up to 5 miles per hour, your own little Superhero is just going to love jumping on board and getting behind the wheel. Whether they are taking this bad boy out on the grass, hard surfaces or even wet and rougher terrain, the large traction style wheels are up for the job. It also seats two and can take up to 130lb of weight if your Batman already has his own Robin, he can come along for the ride too. It’s safe, sturdy and stylish and fully battery operated.
Features Batman graphics on front fenders
Oversized traction wheels power over hard surfaces, wet grass, and rough terrain
Max speed in forward position of 5 miles per hour
Sturdy steel frame construction with metal sidebars
Complete with secret onboard storage compartment
- BrandPower Wheels
- Weight1 pounds
This is super cool with its distinction Wrangler Jeep style detailing with a front grill, roll bars, and rugged front and back fenders. It certainly looks every bit the part and can hold 2 passengers, so there’s even room for a friend to come along for the ride too. It works over wet and dry surfaces, including grass and can reach speeds of up to 5 miles per hour. It may not be exactly an adrenalin-fuelled ride, but then your little nipper is only three after all! It is certainly fun and exciting though and will really power up their imagination. It comes with a 12-volt battery, and charger and parental control to lock-out that higher speed and maintain the Jeep in the lower 2.5 MPH zone until they have more confidence and experience driving.
Super realistic looking Jeep Wrangler design
Oversized traction wheels power over hard surfaces, wet grass, and rough terrain
Max speed in forward position of 5 miles per hour
Roomy rear storage compartment
Two seats so room for a driving companion
- BrandPower Wheels
- Weight78 pounds
Boys love their toys and especially their cars, so this WolVol Transport Carrier is an excellent idea as it has space to carry 28 cars. It also features a convenient handle, so it’s completely portable. Imagine the hours of fun your three-year-old can have loading and unloading the toy car collection and taking the Transport Truck out for the side. The front cabin itself is detachable and moves around too for even more creative playtime.
20” long transport carrier truck can hold up to 28 cars
Detachable front cab can be played with separately
Accessories included such as construction signs and cones
Carry handle on top for complete portability
Total truck measurements are 20” x 6” x 3.5.”
- Weight1.9 pounds
The tiny athletes in your household are going to love this Sports Climber with an integrated slide which they can literally use to climb, kick, crawl, dunk, slide and so much more. Shoot hoops with the built-in basket, kick a goal through the nets, have fun crawling through the special getaway space or just glide down the slide. It’s a thoroughly comprehensive outdoors activity center that will develop all of their early motor skills. It’s enjoyable and encourages plenty of physical activity with all that climbing and sliding required.
Sports-themed fun and interactive climber
Built-in score keeper and a slide
Jungle gym with climbing ladder, basketball hoop, and soccer goal element
Comes complete with multi-purpose spots ball
Great for toddlers and will hold weight up to 60 lbs
- Weight26.1 pounds
For the little monkey in your life, they will just adore hanging around on this climbing tower, and it’s sure to be a complete winner on any Christmas present list this year. Monkey Bars Climbing Tower is constructed to a high quality with enhanced UV protection meaning it can be safely left outside and is guaranteed to last a lifetime. It’s lightweight and super portable yet deceptively durable and can hold up to 150 lbs. It’s easy to assemble and features a series of interlocking plastic tunes and connectors with self-locking springs. Expect hours of fun just monkeying around on this bright and bold kids climbing tower.
Durable interlocking plastic tubes with robust and secure connectors
Lightweight, durable and easy to assemble
Constructed from high-quality UV plastic for long-lasting outdoors protection
Can be used both indoors and outdoors
When fully assembled measures 70.07” x 65.33” x 46/65” and holds up to 150 lbs.
- BrandEezy Peezy
- Weight25 pounds
With three different musical play modes, you will have your three old quite literally jumping and hopping around with joy. Keep them learning while they are grooving, moving while they are laughing as they learn and explore through this LeapFrog interactive mat numbers, instrument sounds and all about musical instruments. It’s so much fun for active toddlers and delivers endless hours of fun play. Bring over 50 different songs and phrases to life with this jumbo playmat which can be used in Explore, Music or Game mode. Step on the circles 1-9 and hear some of the most popular children’s tunes or step on circle 10 for Free play and the chance to create your own tune. It’s creative and challenging and really encourages your little ones to move actively.
Teaches motor skills along with music, rhythm, and numbers
Perfect for active toddlers who love to be on the move
Twist, dance, leap, laugh, count and learn with 3 ways to play and over 50 songs
Fully interactive jumbo play mat is over 4-feet long
Listen and follow audio instructions to complete sequences correctly
- Weight1.7 pounds
If you want to encourage the inner budding young musician in your household then this brightly colored Ukulele constructed from sustainably sourced wood and featuring nylon, fully tunable strings, is just the thing! This is an instrument that is sure to be loved and cherished for many years to come and will kick-start their musical aptitude. This delightful mini Ukulele makes a wonderful gift and is just the perfect size for those smaller toddler’s hands.
The perfect early introduction to the world of music
Sturdy and colorful children’s size Ukulele with a non-toxic finish
Develop auditory skills as well as creativity
Teaches basic strumming technique and introduction to rhythm
The perfect size for small hands and easily tunable
- Weight9 pounds
These Fun Keys from B Toys make a great extra little gift present for that special three-year-old boy in your life and are bright and colorful, with interactive buttons and resembles an adult car key fob. They keep a child easily entertained and if they are lucky enough also to be receiving one of the fabulous trikes we’ve reviewed, would make the perfect stocking filler. Let them open the keys to the car first before they realize that the Batmobile is also parked up under the tree.
Four fun car sounds
Car horn, ignition, remote door opener, and doorbell
Bright, colorful, chunky and perfect for little hands
Features push button flashlight
The ideal extra stocking filler for Christmas
- BrandB. toys by Battat
- Weight8.8 ounces
Last but certainly by no means least on our Best Toys for 3-year old Boys guide we have a fantastic gift idea that would have anyone jumping for joy. Imagine, your very own classic style, red race car with its own 6-foot long riding track too for the perfect on and off-track experience. Carrying up to 5-lbs weight capacity and ideally suitable for ages 3-5 years the Radio Flyer ramp and the car both conveniently stow away inside the base for easy storage and transport. This is most certainly bound to be a winner!
6-foot long racing track
Wide design with safe and sturdy step
Base features easy fit car alignment
Guardrails ensure a safe ride
Jump into your Radio flyer car and ride the race track
- BrandRadio Flyer
- Weight19 pounds
Pogo sticks are great fun, no matter how old you are. But you don’t want your three-year old jumping around on a metal death trap. That’s why the Flybar My First Foam Jump and Squeak Pogo Stick is one of our favorite toys on the market. It’s made from high-quality durable foam, which means it’s safe for kids to use and won’t scratch your floors. It also provides plenty of bounce and helps your kid work on their balance. Before long, they’ll be able to progress to a full-size metal pogo stick without you worrying about their safety.
High-quality durable foam
Doesn’t scratch floors
Available in two colors
- Weight1.45 pounds
3-Year-Old Boys Toy Buying Guide
Being three is a critical age and a real developmental milestone. At this age, your boy will now have the ability to also play with other children and not just by himself or supervised by a parent. A three-year-old will have learned by now some social skills, and how to cooperate and share and may have started to get to grips with the concept of waiting for his turn, so you can introduce more fun playtime activities that require some healthy interaction with other children and siblings and that may require teamwork, problem-solving together and general sharing. Toys should also instill in them a sense of confidence, happy to play with themselves or other children and even challenge their motor skills and really get them moving and being genuinely active.
Factors to Consider When Buying The Best Toys for 3-Year-Old Boys
Three-year-olds are quick to learn and master new and straightforward activities, so you can introduce an element of creativity and cognitive challenges to the role of playtime. Toys really need to be interesting to engage with their ever inquisitive and curious mind and, more importantly, to try and hold their attention span as at this age they are constantly in pursuit of stimulation and adventure.
It’s a fantastic age for fun and exploration. It’s also the age at which they commonly (and a little annoyingly) start with the old “why” questioning! So give them interesting, exciting and interactive toys that will appeal to that sense of curiosity and try and encourage them to get out and about and move as much as possible too with a range of exercise-related toys that will promote the use of both large and small groups of muscles.
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