Micro Mini Deluxe Kick Scooter
Green Toys Race Car
Best Choice Products 6V Ride-On Truck
Toddlers and preschoolers are natural adventure seekers who always love to explore their surroundings, and usually by the age of four, their lives revolve around wild levels of imagination and endless curiosity. Playing with the right toys can benefit children by developing their appropriate talents, however, knowing which toy to get for a child may be difficult. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the best toys for 4-year olds we know they will love.
The Best Toys For 4 Year Old Boys
Your child will love the Micro Mini Deluxe Kick Scooter, an award-winning toy set that assures you many years of fun and exercise as it promises to literally ‘grow’ with your child. Available in 8 exciting colours, this scooter features an adjustable T-bar that accommodates your young one as he matures, in addition to its lean-to-steer design where children can control their steering by using their body weight. This develops your child’s coordination and balance, qualities many sports will require and subconsciously introduces them to how to lean into a turn, even before they turn 16! Make sure you also check our guide to the best electric scooters for kids for more great items like this.
Replaceable hand grips, wheels and deck
Extendable T-bar that can grow up to 8 inches
‘Lean to steer’ technology for movement and direction
Comes in a variety of colors
- BrandMicro Kickboard
- Weight6.06 pounds
Get all your vehicles ready for your various missions by using your Matchbox Garage Playset. It doesn’t matter what your car is in need of. With this set, you get to wash your car in a premium car wash, use a tow truck to help carry your vehicle away from a wreck site or give your vehicle an excellent tuning without leaving your spot. Wind around the spiral ramp and explore all four levels of this playset or hitch a ride on the elevator to the top to have a full view of this cool garage which is all yours!
Four different levels of car service activities
Includes one Matchbox tow truck
Comes with a premium car wash and elevator
Durable design that enables garage to stay together
- Weight1 pounds
Looking to teach your toddler or pre-schooler coordination and balance for an improved active play? This basketball set from Little Tikes is your best option. Developed for toddlers and preschoolers aged between 18 months and five years old, the Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set is good at promoting their motor and social skills.
Comes with three junior basketballs
Height of the stand is adjustable for different heights
Includes an oversized basketball rim
Base of the toy can be weighed down with sand
- BrandLittle Tikes
- Weight7 pounds
My First Flybar and the Foam Pogo Jumper are new fun innovations developed with high quality as the main aim. Join in on the fun by hopping with your kids! This jumper is created using soft foam grip handles, a stretchy bungee ‘string’ and a durable foam is strong enough to accommodate weight up to 250 lbs thus it can be used by both adults and children! Plus, every hop is followed by a funny, squeaky sound that adds to the fun. Pogo jumpers and flybars are great exercising tools for your children, and they also help develop his hand-eye coordination, strength and balance, basic skills needed for activities such as sports. Surprise your kid with this jumper as a birthday gift and watch them squeal with joy!
Comes with adjustable bungee cord
Jumping foam can carry up to 250 pounds of weight
Soft foam does not scratch floors
Built in squeakers for fun jumping
- Weight10.4 ounces
Save the day with by jumping onto the Town Fire Truck building kit from Lego, and help the firefighter make his way up the crane to tackle those mean flames. When he finally reaches the top, give him his retractable fire hose and watch him quench the fire into a puff of smoke in seconds, saving the building and the entire city! There are many scenarios your child can come up with, having this Lego set as his playmate. With the Town Fire Truck set, your little one gets to develop his construction skills while having a lot of fun from an early age. Be sure to also check out our list of the best Lego Technic sets for more great items like this.
Comes with a LEGO Duplo firefighter figure
Features a buildable building with an open window
Easy to assemble fire truck and movable crane
Flame piece and retractable water hose
- Weight2.91 pounds
Is your kid a fan of paw patrol? Yeah? Then they’re going to go crazy for this Paw Patrol My First RC Chase Rescue Racer. This fully functional radio control vehicle is great for your little paw patrol enthusiast. This Chase rescue racer is sturdy and durable, made of high-quality components that make it a long term companion for your kid. Furthermore, this toy makes use of a battery-operated remote control that can direct the car forward, reverse, turn left or right, and even do complete spins as well as impressive stunt wheel actions; all with the push of a button.
Doubling also as a race car, the paw patrol remote-controlled rescue car is great way for your kid to race with friends; with its 2.4 GHz frequency that offers a super-fast operation. And that’s not all; this toy’s remote control was specially designed to be perfect for little hands and is very simple to operate, so you don’t have to worry about your kid not being able to understand the functions. No doubt, with all these features, this rescue racer guarantees hours and hours of easy fun for your kid.
Comes with easy to use battery operated remote control
Doubles as a race car
Sturdy and high-quality components
Remote control fitted for small hands
- BrandPaw Patrol
- Weight1.9 pounds
Do you know what your little boy is going to love more than the Disney Pixar’s Cars movies? His very own Disney Pixar car race set! The LEGO Junior Lightning McQueen Speed Launcher is a great gift idea for any CARS fan – so you can be sure that your boy is going to love it. This toy comes readily crafted with a race leaderboard for a clear view of all the happenings. It features a starting ramp and a launch function with a red button that will have your kid racing off in a frenzy.
This LEGO toy is very easy to put together – being well constructed with larger pieces that are pretty straightforward to understand for small kids helping them build confidence in their construction skills. It also comes with an assembling guide that offers clear building and playing instructions. Overall, it is a great gift for any race car lover, that is guaranteed to keep your kid happily occupied for hours. Additionally, this LEGO set toy can also be used with other LEGO toys for a more enhanced and fun playing experience.
Features a Lightning McQueen junior car
Comes with a leaderboard and starting ramp
Comes with an easy guide to help put together the set
- Weight4.2 ounces
If you’ve got a budding farmer in the family, there’s no better gift than the Peg Perego John Deere Ground Loader. This amazing toy will provide hours of entertainment and joy, and teach them a thing or two as well. It’s powered by a 12V motor that offers an impressive max speed of 4½ mph. That might not sound like a lot, but when you’re jogging to keep up you’ll realize that it’s fast enough. It has a slower mode as well and can even be driven in reverse. Your kid will be the best driver in their class when it comes time to get a real car.
One of the best features of this ride-on is the high-traction wheels. Unlike other battery-powered cars, the Peg Perego John Deere Ground Loader can handle almost any terrain including grass, gravel, and dirt. Other features include a working front loader that is controlled from the driver’s seat and can be used to scoop, carry, and lift. Plus, it has an adjustable seat with flip-up armrests to give your kids room to grow.
Max speed – 4½ mph
Working front loader
Adjustable seat and flip-up armrests
Two speeds and reverse gear
- BrandPeg Perego
- Weight9.02 pounds
Electric ride-on cars are the ultimate toy for four-year-olds. Not only will they be the king of the playground, but they also get to emulate their parents. Watch them drive around the yard with the biggest grin on their face and you’ll think it’s the best money you ever spent. The Best Choice Products 6V Ride-On Truck is one of our favorite products on the market. It’s powered by a 6V battery that is fully charged in a couple of hours and it gives you anywhere from 30 mins to two hours of run time. The max speed is a comfortable 2.5mph but you can take over at any time, using the parent control. And, it even has a working horn and music player built into the design.
Max speed 2.5mph
Music player (aux)
- BrandBest Choice Products
- Weight33 pounds
Imaginative play just got more interesting, thanks to all American Produced Green Toys Race Car. Made from recycled plastic milk containers, this toy features a low set grill, rectangular headlights, an electric plug and a hood scoop on its frontage. With a detailed interior that showcases well-modelled gear shifts and steering wheels, this racing car can take your child anywhere he wants to go without any greenhouse gas emissions and with little energy. Race Cars from Green Toys are specially designed to be the perfect fit for your child’s small hands, the Green Toys race car encourages old-fashioned play both indoors and outdoors and can be cleaned with ease at any time using a dishwasher.
Built in the USA
No metal axles
Lightweight Race Car
- BrandGreen Toys
- Weight3.84 ounces
Let your imagination run wild with The World Racing Car Take-A-Part set. Using a power drill, you can guide your kid through taking apart and rebuilding different types of cars, or just watch him as he figures the entire set out on his own! This is an impressive 30-piece toy set that comes with car parts such as the seats, engine, hood, roof, spoilers and bumpers (side & front). The screws are easy to use in dismantling the car completely. Give your child an early experience with cars with this Take-A-Part set which features realistic car lights and engine sounds, accompanied by the ever famous engines shake! If your child weren’t a fan of cars, he would be now with this ideal gift set for 4 year old boys!
30-piece interchangeable car parts
include 5 car parts, 8 tires,5 modification parts.
Realistic engine sounds and lights
Great Gift idea for Vehicle Lovers of all Ages!
- BrandLiberty Imports
- Weight15.2 ounces
The perfect gift option for your 4-year old boy, no matter the occasion, has to be the Mega ToyBrand premium play tool set. Help your child enjoy indoor and outdoor play with this educational set for long hours, either with his friends or on his own, and notice his imagination levels increase within the hour! This toolset is designed to equip your child with the needed coordination abilities and motor skills by providing him with all the tools he needs to repair, build or create an entirely new work of art! This toolset is portable and can be moved from the backyard to the beach and even the park. Enhance your child’s creativity anywhere at any time with this robust and durable tool set.
STEM Educational Pretend Play
Conveniently sized 16″x29″x14″
2 AA batteries for drill included
12 play tools 68 parts
- Weight3.3 pounds
There are many memories and imaginary adventures attached to the use of Legos, not just for children but also for adults. Anyone who comes into contact with a Lego set is inspired to be a young and creative creator. The Lego Duplo checks all these boxes and more. If your child is an adventurer and loves to get his hands dirty, he’ll love this toy set from Lego, which features easy-to-build construction machines including a truck with a tipping function, a big shovel, tracked excavator and a rotating cabin. Complete with two minifigures, the Lego Duplo encourages role play while it nurtures your child’s early building skills and is one of the best gifts for 4 year old boys.
Accessories: roadwork sign and a shovel
Includes Lego DUPLO figures
Features a truck with tipping function
- Weight1.45 pounds
Much unlike the Jeep Wrangler, this Paw Patrol Remote Control Fire Truck is a hit with kids who love operating things backstage. Help your kid rescue all animals and toys in danger while he develops his hand-eye coordination with this toy set. The Paw Control truck can be moved in four main directions: left and right or forwards and backwards, and it can pop its wheel. This truck is also designed to undertake various operations with no form of interference, making it an exciting toy for your infant.
Operates on 2.4GHz
Batteries Required: 4 x AA and 1 x 9 volt (not included)
Comes with a 2.4 GHz radio frequency
- BrandPaw Patrol
- Weight2.2 pounds
Fall in love with Lego all over again and feel the nostalgia of building and creating things according to your wild imagination by getting the Lego Duplo Town Backhoe Construction Toy for your little one. This gift for 4 year old boys comes with a skeleton and a specially decorated brick full of worms., the perfect story starter to any adventure! There are shovels made with flexible arms for easy movement and digging, great tools to help your child unearth the missing jewels of the Egyptians or the bones of a dinosaur. No matter what he’s going to find, rest assured that he’s going to be occupied for a very long time.
Includes a construction worker LEGO DUPLO figure
Features a buildable Backhoe Loader with two big shovels bricks
compatible with other LEGO construction sets
- Weight14.1 ounces
Let’s put on our hiking boots and huge hats, and get aboard this train for the exploration of a lifetime! Experience a splash from waterfalls, walk knee-high in the lake and lose your breath as you reach the peak of the mountain by having a play date with your child, using the KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set. This play set offers you with the full adventure package in the comfort of your backyard, with realistic looking details such as mountains, waterfalls and a three-piece runway set. After your playdate is over, pack up this toy set with ease by placing all parts into the conveniently provided plastic bucket.
Long, winding track
A fire truck and police station with moulded plastic roofs
- Weight4.85 pounds
Why buy one when you can get your hands on nine different cars? Pick up one Matchbox 9-car gift pack containing speciality vehicles, racing speedsters, heavy duty workhorses and many more cars! This gift set is built for instant play the moment it’s taken out of the box, keeping your little boy entertained for long periods of time. Each gift set comes with a unique vehicle that can’t be found in any other gift set in the Matchbox line. Get your 4-year-old son, nephew or grandson a fleet of exclusive vehicles by collecting all sets in the entire range!
Pack of 9 die-cast Matchbox cars
Includes one exclusive decoration car
Colours and decorations may vary
- Weight5.6 ounces
The Green Toys Ferry boat is a delightful toy to get for your 4-year boy. Enjoy endless hours of imagination and open-ended fun anywhere there’s water, be it your home pool, in the bathtub or during a day out to the ocean. This toy has been designed to float just like an actual ferry boat would, and it allows your child and his friends place their favourite toys and action figures inside with its open design. Start teaching your child about the importance of helping the environment through recycling, saving energy by getting them this toy made from sturdy recycled plastic milk containers.
Made from 100% recycled plastic
Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning
Set includes the Ferry Boat and 2 Mini Cars
For indoor and outdoor play
- BrandGreen Toys
- Weight1.29 pounds
Being an officer of the law can be exciting, especially when you get the full package; a car, blaring sirens, flashing lights and the loudest honk on the street! The Liberty Imports Friction Powered Police Car is a play toy set recommended for children aged 3 and above, who admire these remarkable men of the law. This police car is one of a kind and operates on a push and go power with four realistic sound effects your kids will find delightful. Get this bad boy working as soon as it’s out of the box by pushing it forward a couple and times. Let go and watch your favourite policeman roll around the neighbourhood with all lights and sounds activated.
1:16 Toy Rescue Vehicle with Lights & Siren Sounds
Detailed Exterior & Interior
Batteries already installed and included
4 Sound Buttons
- BrandLiberty Imports
- Weight9.9 ounces
Occupy your kid with a fun activity such as playing with the PlasmaCar, a well-designed toy that rewards fluid movement and hand-eye coordination through play. Pick up speed with this little monster as you reverse and move around the house, making every turn successfully. The fast learning this toy set provides your child also helps in the development of his motor skills, a much-needed ability for school and sports. The PlasmaCar is so quiet; he could be driving around your room without you noticing.
No batteries, gears, or pedals
Use indoors or out
- Weight2.2 pounds
Have a conversation on the video screen with Lightning McQueen by visiting Mater in his easy to build Lego Junkyard. This easy to make junkyard comes with a movable crane with enough strength to carry different vehicle parts out of the box and onto the buildable tow truck. Included in this playset is a build and play guide which is simple to read and understand, thus building the confidence of your child with each passing day. Have fun with characters from the famous Disney movie, Cars 3 as you make your way round Mater’s awesome junkyard, one of the best gifts for four year old boys.
An Easy to Build junkyard
Tow Mater sign and box
Includes a Mater LEGO Juniors character
- Weight4.8 ounces
22Battat – Take-Apart Roadster Car
A perfect toy for children aged 3 and up, Battat’s Take-Apart Roadster Car is an educational toy set the helps kids develop fine and gross motor skills, high concentration levels as well as enhance their shape and colour sorting capabilities. With a user-friendly drill and chunky, easy to grab pieces, this toy set from Battat is easy to assemble and a thrilling to ride across the room! Always wipe your vintage car to keep it clean and watch your child feel encouraged to pull things apart, knowing he can build them up again as he plays with this roadster toy set.
22 colourful pieces
The drill comes with 2 x aa batteries
Made of durable and robust plastic.
- Weight1.85 pounds
The best way to tell a story is to have a little bit of action. Provide all the effort necessary to satisfy the curiosity of Cars 3 fans with the Disney/Pixar Cars 3 Travel Time Mack Playset. Gear up for a detailed, realistic trip into the Cars 3 story and find out about their friendships, teamwork and courage for all their adventures. Featuring a fully decorated interior, this playset accommodates up to four vehicles and comes with your favourite crewmembers, Guido and Luigi, who can service your wheels in milliseconds. This set seeks to help children recreate their very own version of this famous movie, and have their very own customised road adventure.
Travelling Mack playset inspired by Disney/Pixar Cars 3
Includes service vehicles, Luigi and Guido
Great gift for any Disney/Pixar Cars fan
- Weight1.37 pounds
Reading and comprehension are made easy for children with the Match It! Spelling collection of puzzles. These puzzles contain three and four letter words that teach your little one the various skills needed in reading, such as word formation, letter recognition and spelling. Every word is associated with a picture as a clue, and the puzzle pieces will only fit when the word is correct. With every right puzzle, your child’s level of confidence goes up a notch, making him feel more positive when faced with other literary tasks. The Match It! Playset engages children in a hugely entertaining and fun way and helps children develop skills that will be of immense help to them during more demanding tasks.
Contains both three- and four-letter words
All words come with Matching Images
Durable cardboard construction
- BrandThe Learning Journey
- Weight4.8 ounces
Shapes, colours and play time are a few of the things many children love. Help your child discover the fixer in him with the VTech Drill & Learn Toolbox, an interactive toy set that is not only toddler-friendly but is also an educational tool that can teach your child all he needs to know about gears, working drills, screws and a plethora of other devices. Your child will love to hear the sound all the tools make, and also what they’re used for; the VTech toolbox provides that with its light-up buttons feature. Discover tons of fun with your children as they play with the colourful gears found in this toolbox.
Intended for ages 2 to 5 years
Interactive toolbox with light-up buttons
Contains working toy drill, hammer, wrench, etc
- Weight1.79 pounds
The LeapFrog Team works with the philosophy of helping children learn the art of handwriting at their own pace in an exciting and highly interactive manner. All products are designed innovatively to teach children hand-eye coordination, letter sounds and counting. All exercises are done using a well-designed stylus that accommodates strength, dexterity and grip. The Scrabble & Write tablet stays true to the LeapFrog philosophy by being more than writing practice; it provides your child with an engaging interactive environment.
Ages 3+ years
New writing accuracy feedback
teaches A-Z and 1-10
- Weight12.8 ounces
The Green Leapfrog Leaptop is a child’s personal laptop that teaches him spelling, all the alphabets and even how to send and receive letters and emails. Featuring 26 fun animal animations, the Leaptop comes with four learning modes to keep your child occupied for days on end; Games, ABC’s, Music and the Messages mode. Bring learning to life with this fun computer toy!
26 fun animal animations
Four learning modes
Ages 2-4 years
- Weight1.26 pounds
Featuring a rotatable globe, continent puzzle pieces and labels, the Learning Resources Puzzle Globe brings an entirely new spin on how the oceans, animals, continent names, famous landmarks and all things geography. This puzzle comes with big chunky continent pieces designed to fit onto the globe with ease.
Ages 3+ years
Blank label stickers
Sturdy and durable base (with oceans labelled)
- BrandLearning Resources
- Weight2.4 ounces
The best interactive toy for your kid is the VTech Alphabet Apple. This toy set is an early learning centre featuring eight learning activities, 29 songs and melodies that play to colourful blinking lights, promoting both visual and verbal discovery. Teach your child all about objects and words, phonics, animals, time concepts, spelling and letters. This Apple comes with a cute worm that is so interactive, and it can’t get rotten.
Kids ages 2 to 5 years’ old
Two aa batteries included for demo
Light-up alphabet buttons
- Weight2 pounds
This puzzle game from Match It is the perfect way to introduce your child to jigsaw puzzles. This Learning Journey Match It! toy set is a collection of two-piece problems that introduce your four-year-old son to basic counting, subtraction and addition and all other basic math skills in a fun and relaxed manner.
Ages 3+ years
30 PUZZLE PAIRS
- BrandThe Learning Journey
- Weight1.55 pounds
Ideal for children ages 3 and upwards, the John Deere Monster Tractor is an innovative vehicle which makes playtime exciting every day. Featuring four oversized green wheels which light up when in motion, this play tool has been licensed by John Deere and is one awesome toy set your son should possess.
Officially licensed by John Deere
3 AAA batteries required and included
Durable plastic construction
Cool monster vehicle styling
- Weight2.2 pounds
Jump start your child’s expertise in writing by exposing him to all the basics as provided by the VTech Write & Learn Creative Centre, a fun and interactive magnetic stencil toy that uses various demonstrations to teach your child the proper stroke order for all letters, be it uppercase or lowercase. Your child will find joy in this toy set as he steadily progresses from simple line drawings to shapes and finally to 26 different objects while listening to cheerful sounds and addictive tunes. The VTech creative Centre is indeed the best gifts for 4 year old boys to help your child explore his creativity through art.
Includes 2 AA batteries for demo use only
Intended for ages 3 to 6 years
Stylus for drawing
- Weight2 pounds
Train sets never get old. Even though they’ve been around for over 100 years, your four-year-old will get hours of entertainment out of it. This toy train set is made from 39 pieces of polished beechwood. That means it will stand the test of time and isn’t going to disintegrate the first time it’s thrown across the room in a tantrum (we’ve all been there). You can enjoy putting it together with your son and then teach them about cleaning it away afterward. Plus, there are a bunch of expandable designs if you want to make the set bigger.
Made from polished beechwood
Works with other popular train set brands
- BrandTiny Land Store
- Weight2.51 pounds
Toys For 4-Year-Old Boys Buying Guide
Children learn easily while they play. The preschool stage of every child requires parents and teachers to introduce children to basic language skills in addition to numbers and letters. Simple alphabet puzzles and high-tech electronic gadgets are some examples of educational toys that encourage this type of learning.
Toys also provide you with a chance to bond with your kid while he learns and has fun all at the same time. Having a playdate with your son helps you get more insight into how he thinks and also what he's exposed to outside of your home. Watching him as he builds up his Lego creator set or helping him build it is a sure way to strengthen your relationship.
Factors to Consider When Buying the Best Toys for 4-Year-Old Boys
In picking a gift for a 4-year-old, there are many factors one must consider to ensure that the child receives all other benefits, apart from that of having a fun experience.
Taste: The first factor is the taste of the child. Even though children have different tastes on a daily basis, they do have a few items they really love. The best way to figure out the preference of the child is to consult with their parents or to ask the child directly to find out about the common themes they love. For example, most boys are fans of cars, construction, and dinosaurs. Disney movies are also huge hits amongst boys and children in general.
Non-toxic: All toys made for children must be made from non-toxic materials such as plastics to ensure their safety. The design of metal toys must be such that the rate of real accidents is reduced. A toy is said to be durable if it's made with stronger materials such as wood and steel, whereas those made of plastic may not always last that long.
Budget: An important thing to also pay attention to is your relationship with the child. Depending on how well you know the child, your budget and choice of the toy can be affected. Being a grandparent or close relative, you're expected to have a fair idea of what the child likes and thus, you can get away with bigger toys and a huge budget.
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