It isn’t hard to please someone that is about to turn 4. In fact, just spending some time together reading a book or sticking stickers on a paper might be all that it takes to make his day. But if you are looking for meaningful and fun gifts for a 4 year old boy you might find the following tips useful. They have all been approved by a real 3.5 year old with the 4th birthday coming up…
1. Kick bike
The bikes with 3 wheels that are meant to pick forward are steady and perfect for use in a yard or a safe place in a park. The kick scooter should be low and very stable and have nice rubber wheels. This is one of the best gifts for a 4 year old boy that likes to move and perhaps has older siblings already swishing along on 2 wheelers.
2. Bike without pedals, strider
Learning to bike can be done on a smaller real bike with support wheels or with the smart innovations that have no pedals at all. The strider is low and built to be safe to roll forwards on while working on the balance. A lot of fun and a great preparation for the real thing.
Here are some tips for how to teach the kid to ride on the balance bike:
3. Big pedal car
Many 4 year old boys adore cars and they love big ones. In fact, anything with wheels like fire engines, trucks and sport cars are of interest. Perhaps even the type of car the boy can sit and drive with pedals in. A fire truck pedal car will certainly be a wonder to him!
4. Play pool
When summer is around the corner a great activity for this age group is to play with water. A nice play pool that is shallow and safe, with inflatable toys, makes a perfect place for spilling water from cup to cup, on others and on ourselves. Of course, a grown up must always be present during bath time even if the water is very shallow.
5. Life size bear
There is something magical about a teddy bear that is the same size as you, a life size bear! This is one of the classical gifts for 4 year old boys. It doesn’t have to be a bear. All cuddly animals are of interest and they will make a great prop in his room as well as in the living room for cozy moments.
6. Recorder and singing machine
Let him record himself singing! A singing machine is a lot of fun and when you choose a recorder for kids it comes with colorful buttons and things that makes it easy to understand how to use it. Digital variants might be easier to use than the older ones with tapes but no matter which version you go for this is a toy that will be put to use, also by siblings.
7. Tablet with games
Popping balloons, putting things on their right shelf, sounding out words and naming objects… There is so much fun for a 4 year old on a kids tablet. Get him his own that he can use now and then to enjoy colorful games and music without risking your favorite gadget.
8. Fishing game
This is also a classic and a pretty simple toy. The fish spin around and pop up and down opening their mouths. The 4 year old boy will find it thrilling to try to get the hook in their before the jaws close again. The fishing game can be played over and over again.
9. Train set
Go for a train set in wood. Brands like Brio have fantastic sets of very high quality. These are the kind of toys he will enjoy for years. Then you put them away to bring out again once the grandchildren are on the scene.
10. Tent with balls
Get a tent full of balls! This is a ball bath of sorts and a lot of fun for boys that are about to turn 4. In fact, they usually love ball so even a colorful big bouncy ball will have him extremely happy and it is a very good birthday gift for a 4 year old boy that you might not know all that well.