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30 Best Toys for 3-Year-Old Girls

Updated 6 July 2022

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Author avatar Molly Ashton

Molly is a huge toy and games fan, and enjoys testing out and reviewing new toys. She is a big board game and Nintendo Switch fan.

3-year-old girls are amazing fun to play games with; full of energy, enthusiasm, imagination, and adventure. So it’s no wonder their toys are also fun! Girls at this age are also very diverse in what they like, so from one day to the next, it could be Wonder Woman, Barbie, a puppy, or Buzz Lightyear.

To help you keep up with their ever-changing passions, we’ve created this list of the 30 best toys out there right now for 3-year-old-girls. There’s play sand for them to get messy with, princess dresses for them to dress up in, die-cast cars for them to race, and dungeons for them to explore. And that’s just before breakfast.

We’ve only recommended the toys that have been picked out by real parents and played with by real 3-year-old girls, so you can trust that they’ll love them and you’ll love sharing that fun with them. We’ve also removed any recommendations that had reviews manipulated, using Fakespot.

1Barbie Happy Birthday Doll

The Barbie Doll has become an iconic toy that has given kids excellent, creative playtime for generations, and this version was designed for the perfect birthday experience. She comes with a bright pink dress that has silver glitter mixed into it and a pair of high-class high-heel silver slippers that will make her the talk of the party!

This is a blonde Barbie model, and she has a beautiful silver choker necklace to pull the entire ensemble together, making her the best dressed Barbie at any birthday party. She comes packaged in a beautiful box, and it even has a place available for you to write the child’s name and who it is from so that they will be able to treasure it for many years to come.

What we love

  • She’s wearing a cute choker
  • She comes with a gift (accessory) for the special occasion

What We Don't Like That Much

  • She doesn't have poseable joints
Barbie Happy Birthday Doll

2Basic Fun Pound Puppies Classic Stuffed Animal Plush Toy

Back in the 1980s, Pound Puppies were all the rage for kids to have and carry around with them. Now, Pound Puppies are being brought back for an entirely new generation to cuddle and enjoy. Each puppy is approximately 17″ long, and they are designed with adorable droopy eyes that provide them with a loveable facial expression, making them the perfect comfort toy.

Their bodies are made from a soft material, and they are filled with soft cotton-type material that makes them the perfect nap time companion. As a bonus, these Pound Puppies come with an editable name tag that will allow you to give your puppy its own name. It also includes an editable adoption certificate to make all adoptions final and really give them a sense of puppy ownership that other stuffed dogs do not provide.

You might also like our list of the best stuffed giant animals.

What we love

  • There are different puppy breeds that can be purchased
  • They are reproductions of the original 1980's pound puppies

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Can’t be cleaned in a washing machine
Basic Fun Pound Puppies Classic Stuffed Animal Plush Toy

3Step2 Fun with Friends Kitchen

The Step2 Fun Kitchen is designed to provide a quality playtime experience for little girls and their friends. It is excellent for allowing kids to role play all sorts of scenarios, from a common household kitchen or even pretending that they are popular chefs at a fancy restaurant. The kitchen set is also excellent in helping kids to build different physical and motor skills, by making them pick up different small accessories and utensils, turning knobs, and opening and closing doors.

Unlike other play kitchens, this model has several different appliances that are included as standard. For instance, this kitchen comes with a fashionable instant coffee machine with coffee pods that are ready to go, and all of the included appliances are designed to be realistic with opening doors. The stove even has different types of electronic sounds and lights that make cooking more realistic. Finally, this set comes with an ample amount of storage areas that make it easy to store the accessories away when not playing with the kitchen.

What we love

  • It has a place for the kid's stuffed dog's water bowl and food dish
  • All of the doors in the kitchen are functional

What We Don't Like That Much

  • It requires an adult to assemble
Step2 Fun with Friends Kitchen

4Play Kitchen Accessories - Brew & Serve Wooden Coffee Maker Set

There are all kinds of ways to play with this coffee maker set, which allows kids to have a creative and enjoyable time with their friends or solo, making it excellent for both self-discovery and social building skills. This set comes with everything that is needed for kids to create fake coffee, and it can help to promote early learning confidence by strengthening hand-eye coordination as well as helping them to learn about different foods and science.

The set includes the actual coffee maker, two coffee mugs, and even condiments that can be used in the coffee, like ice cubes, milk, sugar, and spoons to stir their ingredients. Finally, this coffee maker set comes with a menu card that will help with creative play options, allowing kids to play with their friends, ordering different types of coffee and condiments.

What we love

  • Made from high-quality wood and decorated with non-toxic colors and prints
  • It can go well with other kitchen sets

What We Don't Like That Much

  • It would be more authentic if it had realistic sounds
Play Kitchen Accessories - Brew & Serve Wooden Coffee Maker Set

5Kenlaimi 3 Pound Natural Moving Sand

Unlike other types of sand, this sand is designed to never dry out, which means that it will last longer, and it also makes the sand easier to mold and deal with. It uses natural sea sand with different ingredients, like high-quality beeswax blending and a natural plant pigmentation color which makes it unique. The sand can be purchased in three different colors: natural, bright pink, and neon green.

It is important to note that this is just the sand and doesn’t include any sort of building toys, but the sand can easily be used and molded with other types of tools and molds that the kid already has access to. It is best to play with this sand on a solid surface, and it is designed not to be sticky, easily movable, and cleaned up, as needed.

What we love

  • Sand is in full compliance with the US safety requirements and is 100% non-toxic and safe
  • This sand set can be used as a creative and educational project

What We Don't Like That Much

  • The set uses off-brand sand
Kenlaimi 3 Pound Natural Moving Sand

6CAILLU Toddler Girls Toys Play Food Pretend Set

The CAILLU Food Pretend Set has a lot of fun options for kids to work with. It comes with different iconic foods that are known for being kid favorites. It includes food for all three meal times, and it includes two cups, allowing kids to play solo or with friends and family. All of the toys are made from high-quality, non-toxic ABS plastic material that has delicate details, making them look very realistic.

It also comes with utensils, condiments, and a food tray that the food can be served on. This set can provide countless types of creative play experiences. The opportunities are endless, which makes this the perfect playset for little girls that have an interest in cooking.

What we love

  • Kids can create their perfect ideal foods
  • The plastic lunch tray is made from thick material

What We Don't Like That Much

  • This set doesn't come with any sort of storage container
CAILLU Toddler Girls Toys Play Food Pretend Set

7Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ice Cream Party

Play-Doh has been a popular form of building and molding material that kids across many generations have enjoyed. This set is designed to specifically give kids the opportunity to make some creative ice cream creations with Play-Doh. It comes with different tools that will allow kids to make delicious-looking desserts, and it comes with different options, like cones, banana split trays, and cups, so that they can build the ultimate ice cream.

What we love

  • Comes with classic Play-Doh molding materials
  • It has plenty of Play-Doh to pretend to feed the whole family

What We Don't Like That Much

  • You can't choose which color Play-Doh you get with the set
Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ice Cream Party

8My First Learn to Write Workbook

It is never too early for kids to learn how to write and begin recognizing the alphabet as well as numbers. With the My First Learn to Write Workbook, kids can practice their pen control, while learning to line trace and recognize different letters and numbers. There is a wide range of activities in this book, where they all revolve around different tracing activities.

Kids can learn their alphabet and numbers, which is excellent at improving their recognition skills. This book also includes different exercises that include shapes, where they can trace these different shapes or even help cute animals find their way home by tracing lines and routes from their starting position to their home habitats.

What we love

  • It has 84 pages of activities
  • It uses a mixture of learning experiences

What We Don't Like That Much

  • The paper could be thicker
My First Learn to Write Workbook

9It's Not Easy Being a Bunny

PJ FunnyBunny is a fun character that many kids can relate to in one way or another. In this time-honored tale, PJ has decided that he just no longer wants to be a bunny. He feels that he doesn’t belong in the bunny world and wants to become his own person. This story follows him on his adventures as he tries to figure out what it is that he wants to become.

This beginner book will make an excellent bedtime story for kids that are just learning to read, and it can be fun for them and parents to follow through with the storyline. It was written by Marilyn Sadler, a popular child’s author, and it is full of beautiful illustrations created by Roger Bollen, who has illustrated countless child books, which helps provide a visual experience for readers as they journey through the classic, bright world of PJ FunnyBunny.

What we love

  • It comes in all types of cover formats
  • It allows kids to get immersed in the world of PJ Funnybunny

What We Don't Like That Much

  • The font can be a bit difficult to read
It's Not Easy Being a Bunny

10Little Tikes Big Waffle Block Set

Little Tikes has built a strong reputation for manufacturing different types of excellent building block sets, and their Big Waffle block set is one of their most popular. With this set, kids can build a variety of structures, and they are designed to be large and easy to handle by kids with smaller hands. There are all types of interesting structures that can be made with these waffle-shaped blocks!

These blocks come in three different types: solid, four holes, and one middle hole. This will allow kids to build structures that they can still see out of, as well as providing variety and being easy to use. With this set, kids can have an enjoyable experience playing solo or with some of their family and friends.

What we love

  • The waffle blocks come in a mixture of three colors
  • They are thick and durable

What We Don't Like That Much

  • The set only includes 18 pieces
Little Tikes Big Waffle Block Set

11Edushape Big Wood-Like Blocks

The Edushape Big Wood-Like Blocks were created to help provide kids with a quality building experience, and they are large enough to make it easy for smaller hands to grasp a hold of them. They are designed to help encourage growth, as they will help to develop a child’s gross motor skills and fine motor skills. Plus, they can help kids to develop their hand-eye coordination.

With these building blocks, kids can build different creative structures, and the blocks can be used to spark a child’s imagination, providing the platform for them to create their own haven or sanctuary. Finally, this set comes with a total of 32 pieces that come in different shapes and sizes to help kids explore their imagination when building various structures.

What we love

  • They have a natural wood texture
  • They are made from a soft and flexible material

What We Don't Like That Much

  • This set could use a container to store the blocks in
Edushape Big Wood-Like Blocks

12DC Comics Justice League Metallic Armor Wonder Woman Figure

There are countless heroes for boys to look up to and get inspired by, but Wonder Woman is an iconic heroine that little girls can look up to. With this action figure, girls can recreate some of Wonder Woman’s finest battles and accomplishments and feel the girl power that previous generations grew up with. This figure stands at 12″ tall, and she is wearing the traditional DC Comics Justice League Metallic armor set that she has become known for.

Unlike other action figures, this one comes with 11 points of articulation, which will allow kids to play with her and pose her to their heart’s desire, making different play scenarios more realistic and fun. She is a part of the Justice League series, but the other action figures that belong to this series are sold separately.

What we love

  • She is made from high-quality plastic material
  • She can be used as a playable toy or a decoration

What We Don't Like That Much

  • It doesn't resemble the Gal Gadot version of Wonder Woman
DC Comics Justice League Metallic Armor Wonder Woman Figure

13Nintendo Super Mario Dungeon Deluxe Play Set

For kids that love Nintendo Super Mario, this set will allow them to bring their favorite video game characters to life. It comes with a 2 1/2 inch fire Mario figure, and kids can maneuver the figure through the laid-out dungeon, helping Mario overcome various types of obstacles and complete the objective. The dungeon section has a total of 7 different interactive pieces that make this set a fun and enjoyable toy for kids and their friends.

This playset was designed to not only be entertaining but also to help kids with problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, as they discover how to get through and pass the different, interactive environmental pieces. Some of the pieces in the dungeon can be moved around independently to provide a fresh experience and more replayability.

What we love

  • The playset measures over 20 inches wide
  • It looks like a traditional dungeon setup from the video game

What We Don't Like That Much

  • It does have some smaller pieces
Nintendo Super Mario Dungeon Deluxe Play Set

14WenToyce Soft Arrow Bow Set for Kids

For girls that like Nerf fights but don’t like the traditional gun models, this bow will provide them with the perfect opportunity to get in the fight with a weapon that they enjoy. It comes with four suction-cup arrow darts that will allow for their shots to stick to their target.

This is designed as a beginner bow for those that are new to trying to play with play guns, but it will still provide a realistic play experience. This bow comes in a variety of different color schemes as well, which will allow you to choose the one that will best fit her personality and personal favorite colors.

What we love

  • Has a lightweight design for maneuvering
  • It is an excellent way to learn hand-eye coordination

What We Don't Like That Much

  • It can be difficult to find replacement darts
WenToyce Soft Arrow Bow Set for Kids

15Disney Pixar Toy Story Woody Figure

Disney Pixar Toy Story has become a fan-favorite among many boys and girls over the years, and with this figure, they can finally enjoy playing with their favorite character, Woody, from the movie. It is designed to be relative in size to the version in the movie, and he is also designed to be highly posable for creative action storytelling. With this toy, kids can take their Woody figure on all-new, western adventures!

What we love

  • He’s made with solid accessories that won't easily fall off
  • He is inspired by the Toy Story 4 movie specifically

What We Don't Like That Much

  • He is sold separately from the other Toy Story 4 figures
Disney Pixar Toy Story Woody Figure

16Disney Princess Dress Up Trunk Deluxe 21 Piece

Every little girl dreams about becoming a Disney Princess at least once in her life, and with this set, they will be able to become any of their favorite Disney Princesses whenever they want! In this set, they can choose between four different outfits, allowing them to role play as one of their four favorite Disney princesses: Snow White, Belle, Aurora, or Cinderella.

This trunk also comes with different royal accessories that are meant to help provide the all-around look for each of these outfits. One of the best things about this trunk set is that you can swap out the different outfits with solo dress-up play or you can include up to three of your friends and play with them all at the same time, which not only utilizes imagination but builds social skills, as well.

What we love

  • Can be purchased in different sizes
  • All of the dresses and accessories are made from high-quality materials

What We Don't Like That Much

  • These outfits shouldn't be machine washed
Disney Princess Dress Up Trunk Deluxe 21 Piece

17GOMO Balance Bike

Bicycles are one of the best toys that kids can use to help improve different skills like their balance and fine motor skills. With this bike, kids can learn to balance while still moving without worrying about the complexity of having to deal with peddling at the same time. The bike weighs approximately 10 pounds, which makes it easy for younger kids to be able to hold up on their own with little to no help from an adult, making it excellent for helping to build their confidence in their own skills.

What we love

  • It comes in a variety of different color schemes
  • The frame is made from durable steel

What We Don't Like That Much

  • It doesn't include any sort of training wheels for beginners
GOMO Balance Bike

18Fire 7 Kids Tablet

In today’s world of technology, kids must be given all of the proper tools to exceed in their many different adventures. With this Fire 7 tablet, kids can experience what it is like to work with technology, yet still have a variety of educational material at their fingertips. This tablet comes with a 2-year worry-free guarantee that makes it excellent for smaller kids who are still learning how to work with technology.

This tablet also comes with a 1-year subscription to Amazon Kids+ that will give them access to over 20,000 apps which they can use for educational content, watching videos, or learning to read books with their favorite characters from different shows and networks. Finally, this tablet comes with a hardened tablet sleeve to help keep the tablet safe.

What we love

  • This tablet has 16 GB of space
  • It can be purchased in three different colors

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Expandable storage card is sold separately
Fire 7 Kids Tablet

19Disney Princess Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle, and More!

Learning to read can be difficult for some kids. Some kids just don’t have an interest in it and for others, it can be mentally hard for them to grasp. This story reader was designed to engage girls in reading by using some of their favorite Disney Princesses. The book comes with 192 pages of easy-to-read material that depicts the different Disney princesses and their adventures.

Some of the princesses that they can go on adventures with, in this book, are Belle, Ariel, Rapunzel, and more! The reader itself actually holds 8 different books, and the module can read aloud any of the stories with the simple click of a button. This makes learning to read easy, as kids can follow along while the story is being read to them.

What we love

  • It takes simple batteries that can be changed out easily
  • It will allow kids to read on their own terms without having to have an adult present

What We Don't Like That Much

  • The narrator with this module could be better
Disney Princess Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle, and More!

20Disney Princess Necklace Activity Set

Creativity is important for kids, and with this necklace activity set, kids can create their own Disney Princess necklaces that they can wear anywhere at any time. The set will allow them to make a total of five necklaces, and it includes all of the parts and accessories needed to make them, which means that parents will not have to worry about purchasing anything else for them to make their necklaces.

The materials used for these necklaces are durable and high-quality, which makes them perfect for younger kids, and this set uses larger pieces, which makes it easier for smaller hands to hold and maneuver them.

What we love

  • Comes in a plastic carrying case
  • The necklaces can be created over and over again

What We Don't Like That Much

  • You can't choose the types of beads included in this set
Disney Princess Necklace Activity Set

21Crayola Giant Fingerpaint Paper

For girls that love art, this book can make an excellent addition to their art supplies. For 3-year-olds, it can be difficult to color inside of lines or do any sort of real drawing or coloring. Finger painting is an excellent outlet for their artistic abilities, as it gives them a little more freedom. This book includes a total of 25 sheets of high-quality paper that is thick enough to withstand most types of finger painting supplies, without blending through the pages.

What we love

  • Designed to allow kids to have full creative power over their artwork
  • Each sheet is 16" by 12" in size

What We Don't Like That Much

  • This book does not come with any finger paints
Crayola Giant Fingerpaint Paper

22IROO Balance Stepping Stones Set for Kids Play Indoor and Outdoor

For kids that are still learning how to balance, these stepping stones can make an excellent game to help them do this. They are made from high-quality plastic that is durable and capable of holding up younger kids. They can help to develop a kid’s growing motor skills and help them with their balancing and coordination skills. These stepping stones can be used inside or outside, and the set includes 8 different stones with a mixture of two different sizes and varying colors.

What we love

  • The stones are lightweight, which makes them easy to move
  • There are several games kids can play with the stones

What We Don't Like That Much

  • It could come with a set of instructions for different game ideas
IROO Balance Stepping Stones Set for Kids Play Indoor and Outdoor

23Pinkfong Baby Shark Chunky Wood Sound Puzzle

The Pinkfong Baby Shark Chunky Wood Sound Puzzle pulls together many different features that kids enjoy into a single toy. The puzzle pieces are shaped like sharks, come in a variety of colors, and are made from a thicker wood than baseboard, which makes it easier for smaller hands to grasp the pieces. Finally, this puzzle can easily help kids with their sound and shape recognition skills.

What we love

  • The puzzle and puzzle pieces are made from thick wood
  • Plays the Baby Shark song

What We Don't Like That Much

  • The puzzle doesn’t play the song the whole way through
Pinkfong Baby Shark Chunky Wood Sound Puzzle

24Ravensburger Snail's Pace Race Game

Who said that racing games could only be video games? With Snail’s Pace Race, kids can enjoy a fun experience with their friends and family as they move their snails closer to the finish line, in an attempt to win all of the marbles. It is excellent at helping kids to develop their critical thinking skills. The game is designed to be simplistic by design, which makes following and understanding it easier for young kids, and it can help promote reinforcement through motivation.

What we love

  • The pieces are made from thick, durable wood
  • The game only takes approximately 15 minutes to play through

What We Don't Like That Much

  • It has to have at least two people to play it properly
Ravensburger Snail's Pace Race Game

25Disney Toy Story Buzz Lightyear Talking Action Figure

For kids that enjoy Disney Pixar’s Toy Story movie, they will love this action figure of Buzz Lightyear. He is a talking action figure that can say over 30 different original phrases and sounds, which have not been heard from Buzz Lightyear’s past action figure models. This action figure requires 3 AAA batteries which are included, making him ready to be used upon arrival.

What we love

  • Has Andy's official stamp on the bottom of his shoe, just like in the movie
  • His right bicep button controls sound effect and laser lights

What We Don't Like That Much

  • This is the Buzz Lightyear version from Toy Story 4
Disney Toy Story Buzz Lightyear Talking Action Figure

26Munchkin Fishin' Bath Toy

For kids that might be reluctant to take a bath, this fishing set is designed to make bathtime a more enjoyable and entertaining time, helping to keep their interest and improve the likelihood that they will not throw a fit when it’s that time of night. This toy has magnets on the end of the fishing pole string and on each of the characters, so kids can hold the pole over the characters and catch them, just like they would a real fish in the water!

What we love

  • Comes with three different bobbing characters
  • Simple to use for young kids

What We Don't Like That Much

  • The use of magnets can be repetitive over time.
Munchkin Fishin' Bath Toy

27Thomas & Friends Wood

Thomas & Friends is a popular show for younger kids, designed to help kids learn different social skills and educational concepts. This Thomas train is designed to work with most Thomas & Friends wooden railway tracks, which are sold separately, allowing kids to expand on their locomotive adventures. You can individually purchase these Thomas and Friend characters, one day collecting them all for a complete collection!

What we love

  • The characters are made with real wood
  • The wheels are functional

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Doesn’t come with any track
Thomas & Friends Wood

28VATOS Board Magnetic Kids Game

This matching game is capable of providing kids with an excellent way to learn and play on their own or with others, which can help with improving their social skills. On top of that, this matching game will also help kids with their color and shape recognition, and they can develop their problem-solving skills with this game too. This matching game uses powerful magnets that are built-in to the pieces, and it comes with several different cards for kids to solve to win the game. All of the pieces are made from durable ABS plastic that is food-grade quality material, making them safe for 3-year-olds who still might like to put things in their mouth.

What we love

  • It uses different colored magnetic pieces for visual stimulation
  • The pieces are rounded, which makes sharp edges a thing of the past

What We Don't Like That Much

  • The challenge booklet could be easier to create
VATOS Board Magnetic Kids Game

29Metal Pull Back Cars, 8 Pack Mini Die Cast Toy Cars Set

The concept that toy cars were only for boys is a thing of the past. This set of metal cars will make an excellent toy for 3-year-old girls that want to play with their cars like they do their dolls and other toys. This car set includes 8 different cars that are of all kinds of makes and models, and it includes a couple of emergency vehicles like a police car and an ambulance. It does, however, also include a couple of stylish models.

What we love

  • There is a type of car in this pack for everyone
  • They are made from 100% safe quality alloy material

What We Don't Like That Much

  • This set doesn't come with any sort of track or rug to play with them on
Metal Pull Back Cars, 8 Pack Mini Die Cast Toy Cars Set

30LEGO DUPLO Classic Brick Box 10913

The LEGO DUPLO classic brick box is designed for kids that love to build their own structures, and with this set, they can build everything from vehicles, structures, and creatures, providing them with multiple opportunities to create different play scenarios. This set comes with a total of 65 pieces that can be put together across all kinds of situations, and the blocks are large enough that they are easy to handle with smaller hands.

What we love

  • The blocks come in different sizes, shapes, and colors
  • This set includes a couple of DUPLO figures

What We Don't Like That Much

  • The provided container could be sturdier
LEGO DUPLO Classic Brick Box 10913

In Conclusion

“Do you want to have an ice cream party?” That’s the kind of question a 3-year-old girl can ask on a daily basis and thanks to these recommendations she really can have one, whatever the weather. That’s the joy of these toys. If you were ever a 3-year-old girl, you’ll remember having lots of fun with very similar (and some not so similar!) toys at that age. 

If reading this has made you nostalgic for the toys and games you used to play with, why not buy something for yourself to help you recapture that freedom and joy? You’re never too old for a Fridge Magnet Art Activity Set, right?

And because the whims of 3-year-old girls can sometimes be hard to predict, why not also check out this guide to the 9 best Polly Pocket Toys for Girls?