Toys and other gifts appropriate for 4 to 5 year old boys!
Browse through this fun list and get the best gift for a 4 year old boy – whole bunch of fun toys, games and books!
Most of the gift ideas on this page have some extra value to them – either they encourage creative thinking, developing of fine or gross motor skills or learning through play (the best way to learn!).
What Gifts Does a 4 to 5 Year Old Boy Want?
Lego’s! Always a Popular Pick
Lego blocks should be a part of every home in my honest opinion! There are a lot of fun sets that are appropriate for 4 year olds (not all are but they have their age range stated clearly on each box).
Lego “Bricks and More” sets are meant for young builders and there are quite a few fun sets available – mostly about vehicles, construction – basically a lot of themes boys will really love!
If you get one of these sets I strongly recommend you also buy a set of basic blocks to allow for more open ended play and creativity.
We really think Lego’s are great to give at any occasion and can be the greatest birthday gifts for 4 year old boy, especially if you are invited to a birthday party (even if you accidentally get the same set as someone else, it’s still an awesome and useful gift).
Let’s get sporty!
This fun toy will help your kid learn to hit like a pro – from scratch!It can be set 3 ways – with the ball on the tee (balls automatically pop up one after another), ball popping out from the base and ball being auto pitched (gently) to the kid.A fun and active toys kids will love!
Educational Toys Construction Engineering Blocks
Let them create all kinds of different machines that will roll, move and look cool.
Learning & Science Toys for 4-5 Year Old Boys
Fun and Educational Board Game
Learning is most effective through play and that’s exactly why I love this Great States Junior Board Game, it’s a wonderful gift for 4 year old boy as fun facts and geography learning is something that they do find fascinating.
It’s a great and fun game to help learning the states without frustration as all states are named on the board (so your kids don’t have to know them yet) and also have a picture of something characteristic of that state and kids then have to match by shape, match by picture or match by name as they progress through the game.
Worth checking out!
Early Learning Science Kit
I am a huge fan of POOF-Slinky science kids for kids (boys and girls love them). They have so many great science kits with lots of cool and colorful (and safe) experiments!
The “My First Mind Blowing Science” kit is designed for the youngest soon to be rocket scientists and includes all your kid needs to make a color changing erupting volcano, growing a crystal and making a sunset in a test tube.
Techno Building Toy
Let’s get creative with tools, screws, nuts and bolts! Another toy we simply adore – kids love it and it’s great for fine motor skills.
The tools you use to screw the nuts are adorable (easy to hold in little hands too).
With this kit kids can stick with the basic 2D shapes or take things further as they make 3D constructions.
We can’t have a list without a dinosaur gifts for 4 year old
Boys love superheroes, dinosaurs and other cool action playsets.
My favourite are the Imaginext playsets as they cleverly combine some of the all time favourite themes in this case futuristic technology with awesome looking dinosaurs to bring things to a whole new level of fun.
Apatosaurus is by far my favourite – it has some nifty moving and sound action but be sure to check other playsets too!
Again we are combining some simple science with a lot of fun.
This stomper rocket is one of the more popular toys amongst kids as it all it takes is a little air pressure (stomp!) to make the foam rockets fly really, really high!
Great fun and a great introduction to learning about pressure.
More Fun Toys 4 Year Old Boys Will Love!
Multi Voice Changer
Simple toy and hours of fun. We bought this last year and boy did it entertain!
Kids will have a blast using this as it changes their voice (10 different voice modifiers) – do expect a prank call or two though if your kids have access to the phone.
I am sure we all wanted to have it as kids (some of you probably did). I begged and begged for one but never got it (there weren’t any foam ones back then only the regular loud ones). I ended up using the broom as my pogo jumper and I have to say my mom wasn’t trilled.
If this Foam Pogo Jumper would be available back then I’d be a happy kid! It’s almost as fun as the regular one but with the advantage it can easily be used indoors! Great for balancing skills and lots of jumping fun.
You can never have enough books!
The Monster at the End of This Book
Don’t turn the page! There’s a monster at the end of the book! Now who can resist the temptation? The anticipation grows page by page!
This is one of the more fun children books and it will be read (by you and later by them) many, many times!
Make this even more fun by also getting a Grover plus doll or even a hand puppet that’s guaranteed to make story time even more fun!