The Best Toys for 4 Year Old Boys
Active 4-year-old boys are a handful (the imaginations alone!), which is why we've rounded up some of the best toys on Amazon to stoke creative play and refine motor skills. Puzzles and LEGO sets are terrific for little builders who want to sit at the table on a rainy day, while rough-and-tumble types who want to be outdoors will love a swing (yes, you can get these on Amazon). And if it's just a fail-safe birthday gift you're after, you can't go wrong with a crazy-big remote control truck he can zip around wherever. Below the best toys for 4-year-old boys on Amazon.
For Mighty Pups Fans
A transforming jet for superhero dogs? Yes please! 4-year-olds will love the coolest new "Paw Patrol" vehicle. The animated series now has Mighty Pups, wherein the beloved doggies have super powers. The Jet Command Center has all the high-end features (working lights! A launcher!), and comes with a mini jet and a Ryder figure, which shoot out of the Mighty Jet for maximum action.
Ravensburger's new "Toy Story 4" line includes this 35-piece puzzle that Woody fans will fall in love with. Parents will love the quality of the sturdy pieces (which tend not to bend as easily when your 4-year-old will inevitably try his best to "craft" with them).
For Truck Fans
Be warned: this monster truck is actually a monster. The Mega Grave Digger is over 2 feet long. If the size doesn't impress your 4-year-old, the tech on this remote control monster truck should. The dual joystick controller can maneuver this car from over 250 feet away and can pretty much drive over anything with its enormous tires.
For the Dino Dude
This is one scary dinosaur. Inspired by the movie "Jurassic World," the ghostly-looking Destroy 'N Devour Indominus Rex can bend over and "eat" action figures. Also? A red light in his throat glows, lighting up the action figure's outline for kids to freak out over. Plus he slashes at the air, chomps, and roars.
Best Disney Gift
"Toy Story" fans will love prepping the fearless Space Ranger for take off in this sizable ship. The Buzz figure glows in the dark, and his ship has a light-up cockpit and detachable rocket pod. The whole set includes over 20 lights and sounds, plus an exploring rover vehicle.
Best LEGO Set
Is your 4-year-old bumping up from DUPLO sets to smaller, more challenging LEGO bricks? If so, this city garage set is a perfect transition. And you get so much bang for your buck: 234 pieces to build a garage, gas station, car wash, sports car, gas tanker, and tow truck.
Best Sub For Pet
Watch this robo snake slither, flick its tongue, and stare menacingly. Kids go wild for the robotic pet trend, and Zuru's battery-powered reptiles are great additions. If your 4-year-old wants to get his snake a friend, check out the Robo Alive lizard.
Best for the Outdoor Kid
An amped up version of the original Super Spinner, this 40 inch circle swing can hold up to 650 lbs (as opposed to the original, which holds up to 200 lbs), which means parents can get in on the action too. It includes UV-resistant rope and clips which you attach to a swing set, or you can pick up the Super Spinner Tree-Hanging Kit.
Best Beginner Robot
Engineers-in-the-making love the kid-safe screwdriver they get with this mini robot of their own. Available in blue and green or pink and purple, the Design & Drill robot has a swiveling head and movable limbs so kids can continue stomping on imaginary cities even after the building is done.
Best Alt For Blocks
Squigz are flexible silicone tubes that stick together with suction and pull apart with a pop. They come in weird shapes and are perfect for little builders who might find blocks, well, boring. Also, parent hack alert: they make a terrific bathtime toy.