25 Best Toys for 4-Year-Old Girls in 2020

Author avatar Craig McCart

As girls reach the age of four, it’s not uncommon for them to play more often with other children. Many of the best toys for 4-year-old girls involve some kind of friendly competition and role play. When putting our list together, we came up with select products that promote role play, encourage education, and support creative thinking. Although our guide is aimed at girls, that’s not to say boys won’t enjoy these too.

1. Leapfrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Set

Hours of fun are to be had with this ice cream cart. It promotes imaginative play as children scoop ice cream for their friends and family. Three syrup flavors, four ice cream flavors, and three toppings are included.

Pros

  • Pretty realistic for children
  • Educational

Cons

  • Shorter than expected
  • Magnetic feature missing on ice cream scoops

2. Peaceable Kingdom Alphabet Bingo!

Children and adults love to play bingo. In this alphabet version, instead of a bingo caller shouting numbers, players reach into a bag to select a letter. If they have that letter on their card, they cross it off. Four in a row gets them a win!

Pros

  • Great game for the family
  • Great for different ages

Cons

  • Disc pieces get stuck occasionally

3. Cutetitos

Mystery toys are all the rage right now. Any 4-year old loves the idea of the unknown! A soft and cuddly animal wrapped in a blanket is waiting inside the Cutetitos wrapping, which is supposed to look like a burrito!

Pros

  • Soft and cute
  • Packaging is so creative

Cons

  • Hard to wrap up again

4. Unicorn Coloring Book

Another trend in the 4-year-old world right now is unicorns. This coloring book is perfect for promoting fine motor skills, and your child surely will enjoy choosing the colors of their unicorns.

 

Pros

  • A nice variety of pictures
  • Great price

Cons

  • Only has six coloring sheets

5. Mini Micro Original

With a lean and steer design, this scooter helps children learn how to shift their weight to keep their balance and promotes coordination.

Pros

  • Easy to ride
  • Great brakes

Cons

  • Maneuvering takes practice

6. Twisty Petz

As the name suggests, Twisty Petz are small animals, such as unicorns, that can be twisted and snapped together to make different shapes. These pets encourage logical thinking in children as they experiment with the different shapes they can make from their pets.

Pros

  • Beads can be turned into little characters
  • They can connect to make a necklace

Cons

  • The materials could be longer lasting

7. TECBOSS Microphone

Let’s face it, children love noise. For children that do not necessarily want to play an instrument, this is the ideal toy for them to sing their heart out with. The included echo mode also helps children hear what they sound like and will be all the rage at birthday parties!

Pros

  • Great sound quality
  • Syncs up quickly

Cons

  • Mic is pretty heavy
  • Have to sing close to the mic

8. B. Toys by Battat - B. Pet Vet Toy

Children who love tiny animals and the idea of being a doctor will adore this cute little set. Included is everything they need to nurse their furry friends back to perfect health. The set includes a clinic, a thermometer, X-rays, a syringe, and a stethoscope.

Pros

  • Promotes dexterity
  • Has a multitude of educational activities

Cons

  • Could include more pets

9. Littolo - Unicorn Adventure Kit

The Unicorn Adventure Kit comes with everything a child could wish for during their outdoor exploration. Binoculars, a bug catcher, and a magnifying glass are just some of the items included to help your child to investigate the world around them.

Pros

  • The CUTEST unicorn gift
  • Keeps young minds active outdoors

Cons

  • Could be more durable

10. Klutz Make Your Own Soap

Bath bombs and funky soaps are on many wish lists right now. Now, kids can create their own attractivelooking soaps. With a little adult supervision, children can create up to ten different soaps. Be warned, though. It can get messy!

Pros

  • Everything pictured you can make
  • Soap smells great

Cons

  • Instructions could be clearer

11. Activ-Life Activ Flyer Flying Rings

What better way to get your children outside instead of in front of the TV? These flying rings promote coordination by giving your child a great introduction to using a Frisbee.

Pros

  • Don’t hurt when you catch them
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Could be more durable

12. VTech Kidizoom Camera Pix

It can get tiring letting your little one borrow your smartphone only to find they’ve taken lots of photos of… nothing! Now, they can have their very own camera. Who knows what interesting photos they might take.

Pros

  • Great starter camera for kids
  • Quality built

Cons

  • The battery cover is too easy to open

13. FoxPrint Princess Castle Play Tent

Your little one can be the queen of her very own castle. This pop-up tent promotes roleplay and imagination, perfect for when friends are over to meet the royalty at home.

Pros

  • Kids love playing in the tent
  • Does not tip over easily

Cons

  • It takes up some room

14. Busy Bags Hours of Quiet Activities

Whether you’re taking an airplane journey or a trip in the car, this set will ensure your child does not get bored. It contains everything to keep your child occupied for hours: a coloring book, a chalkboard, a sticker book and even Play-Dough.

Pros

  • Fabulous for airplane travel
  • Play-Dough is great

Cons

  • The plastic container is too thin

15. Fisher-Price Barbie Tough Trike

If your child finds the concept of her first bike daunting, this Barbie Tough Trike could be a great introduction. It’s got all the colors your girl will love, and it’s another way of enjoying some outdoor time.

Pros

  • Easy to assemble
  • Solid

Cons

  • Paddles easier to use for kids with long legs

16. Advanced Play Fairy Garden Kit

If the idea of growing their own garden is on your child’s wish list, this is the one to choose. It comes with everything you need to create a real-life fairy garden. Plant the seeds, water them, and watch them grow.

Pros

  • Fun and easy
  • Fun to watch grow

Cons

  • Could do with more soil

17. Toyk Aqua Magic Mat

This is the perfect educational entry on our list. It promotes imaginative play thanks to the Magic Mat, offering a jigsaw, a drawing booklet, and a drawing template. Best of all, it’s messfree!

Pros

  • No mess
  • Encourages creative play

Cons

  • Drawing area could be bigger

18. Marble Run Set 105 Pcs

Watch and marvel as your little one creates a marble run with endless possibilities. This toy works on your child’s problem-solving skills to ensure the pieces fit correctly. It also works on their creativity.

Pros

  • Good quality
  • Reasonable price

Cons

  • Instructions had no written directions

19. Click N' Play 8 Piece Girls Pretend Play Purse

Girls love the idea of wearing the same makeup as their mummy, and now they can! This set is great to work on your child’s imagination and comes with pretend lipstick, a hairbrush, car keys, a handbag, and more.

Pros

  • Innovative and interactive
  • No mess

Cons

  • Needs batteries that are not supplied

20. Little Tikes Spiralin' Seas Waterpark Play Table

Using fun characters, this play table helps to improve early fine motor skills, as well as ‘’put and take’’ skills.

Pros

  • Great for outside play
  • Easy to assemble

Cons

  • Drain plug could be stronger

21. Playfoam Combo 8-Pack

If the idea of making shapes and squashing things excites your child, then this is the toy for them. It won’t stick to surfaces and doesn’t make too much mess if used correctly.

Pros

  • Lots of fun
  • Great quality

Cons

  • Hard to shape the foam

22. LCD Doodle Board

Writing tablets are high up on children’s wish lists right now. Kids can draw and write on the tablet and then erase their work once finished. It comes with two pens in case one is misplaced, and also saves on paper.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to hold

Cons

  • Writing isn’t super bright
  • Writing doesn’t come out as bright as in the description

23. Disney Princess Travel Suitcase Play Set

Your kid will feel like a real-life princess with this set, and the best thing is they can take it away on holiday with them. The suitcase has plenty of storage and comes with a total of 17 play pieces.

Pros

  • Perfect for travel
  • Super cute

Cons

  • Easy to catch fingers when shutting

24. Qaba Kids Plush Toy Rocking Horse Pony

It’s many a child’s dream to own a pony. Thanks to this rocking horse pony, they’ll be one step closer. With realistic sounds and rolling wheels, kids can go around the home or out in the garden in style.

Pros

  • The fur is very soft
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • Sounds aren’t very loud

25. Toy Chef 2-in-1 Travel Suitcase Kitchen Set

Packed into a handy travel suitcase, this kitchen is like no other. Children can set it up at home, but they also can take it with them to a friend’s or family’s home.

Pros

  • Great price
  • Nice for trips

Cons

  • Could be bigger

Summary: Best Toys for 4-Year-Olds

4-year-olds love friendly competition and role play, so we’ve chosen toys that will help them do just that. By selecting a toy that encourages learning and having fun at the same time, you can help your kids develop their social and motor skills whilst having a lot of fun!