Best Toys & Gifts for Four Year Old Boys

The best gifts for a 4 year old boy
Need gifts for a little boy in your life? If you are on the hunt for a great gift for your favorite four year old boy, I've got your back!

As the mom to two boys, these ideas have stood the test of time. They are durable, interesting and encourage active or imaginative play

What is a good toy for a 4 year old boy?

Gifts recommended by Creative Green Living inspire imaginative play, teach or meet a need in a fun way. 

Of course many of these gifts make great girl gifts as well (no gender discrimination here!). 

I have a good mix of toys you can buy on Amazon as well as DIY gift ideas that you can make yourself.

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Best Gifts for Four Year Old Boys

Need to buy presents for your kids or grandkids? This post has 14 great gifts ideas for four year old boys. This list of gifts for preschool age children includes both store bought gifts and DIY gifts ideas that you can make. #creativegreenchristmas #creativegreenliving #giftideas #giftguide #preschool #preschoolers #giftsforkids #4yearoldboys #boymom #christmasgifts #birthdaygifts
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Gifts for four year old boys under $10

Melissa and Doug giant coloring book
These giant coloring books have big shapes that are easy for little hands to color. They come in a variety of themes so choose one to fit your child's interests.

Pair this coloring pad with a couple boxes of super washable crayons for a great gift!

How to make a no-sew super hero cape
Who doesn't want to be a super hero? This easy no-sew tutorial shows you how to make a super hero cape with felt, scissors and hot glue.

Gifts for four year old boys for under $25

Think of this like an entry level erector set. This building set from Melissa and Doug will teach them about screws and bolts, in a large child friendly size. 

Amaze N Marbles wood marble race track set
Instead of a plastic marble racing track that will crack, break and eventually end up in a landfill, try this sturdy Amaze N Marbles set made out of wood.

DIY Doctor Kit for pretend play
Do you have a budding doctor in your family? Instead of buying a cheap doctor kit with plastic doo-dads that don't do anything, assemble your own doctor set with real items! This post includes links to great deals on kid friendly doctor kit supplies.

Melissa and Doug wooden tool set and tool box
This tool box comes with a wrench, screwdriver and hammer. It also comes with a handy tool box and a starter set of construction set pieces. Pair it with the Melissa and Doug Construction Set for a great gift to encourage their love of building.

Count Your Chickens Board Game by Peaceable Kingdom "A cooperative game for kids"

My son first got this board game when he was three and he has loved it since then. It's a fun and easy game you can play as a family that encourages counting.

Gifts you can make for three year old boys and four year old boys - a panda hooded towel
Is your kids obsessed with pandas? Make them their own DIY panda towel. 

Not very crafty? That's ok! Order a baby panda towel or a large panda towel on Amazon.

Candy Land - The Kingdom of Sweets board game for preschoolers
Candy Land has kids move around the board by moving to different colored squares. This makes the game much easier to play than one involving numbers or letters. 

Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Set
(I almost never recommend plastic toys but I feel the durability and educational aspect of this one makes this a worthwhile plastic purchase)

Kids will learn about the basic science of gears through hands-on play. Plus it's super satisfying to turn a gear on one side of your contraption and all the gears turn!

Gifts for four year old boys for under $50

From shapes to buildings and beyond, magnet building block tiles will be a hit. This is a classic toy that kids will continue to enjoy playing with for years. Even my 8 year old can't resist a box of these in a kids play area and jumps right into building things alongside his brother.

Gifts for four year old boys over $50

Melissa and Doug wooden work bench for kids age 3 - 7.
When my oldest son was three, he wanted this work bench desperately. Once he got it, he spent hours and hours building and tinkering at this bench - all the way until he was about 7 years old. 

Strider push and glide bike
Young kids who aren't quite ready to learn how to pedal a bike start out by learning how to balance with this strider bike. A hybrid between a bike and a scooter, kids practice gliding and balancing so when they are ready for a two wheeler, they can just skip training wheels.

Melissa and Doug deluxe train set - plastic free toys for three year old and four year old boys
This sturdy train set takes train sets up a notch! Including cool features like ramps, tunnels, bridges and more, your kids will spend hours playing with these trains! This is a must for any train or transportation lover.

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Creative Green Living has Christmas and holiday gift guides for everyone in your life! Check out these popular gift guides to get more ideas for your whole family:

Once you have figured out the gifts, you still have to fill their stockings! Get great stocking stuffer ideas for kids that they will love and really use - no cheap junk that will break by the next day.

Have a big sister you need to shop for? If you have a tween or young teen who loves to bake, make, draw or create, I have a great list of gift ideas for you!

If you need to get stocking stuffers for a mom, dad, wife, girlfriend or grandparent, I have the ultimate list of stocking stuffers they will actually use and aren't candy!

Carissa Bonham, author, owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living

About the Author:

Carissa is a green lifestyle advocate and mom of two active boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY Blogger" in 2018.

Her goal is to empower families to make easy projects and healthier choices that are beautiful and delicious! She is also the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017) and Proven Techniques for Keeping Healthy Chickens (Skyhorse, 2018). Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living Tribe on Facebook.
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