Gifts for 4 and 5 year-olds (All Recommended by Moms of Multiples!)
Updated: Nov 17
Preschoolers tend to become much more well-rounded, articulate, opinionated little humans and are particular about what they will and won’t play with. With the holidays just around the corner, this may leave you scratching your head on what gifts to get your preschoolers? Well, I have great news ... the goMOMS have done the hard work for you! These recommendations are all Moms of Multiples approved! Their kids love 'em and so will yours.
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Open Ended Toys to Inspire Creativity
Open-ended toys, ones that can be played with in limitless ways, are great for this age group. They include blocks of all shapes and sizes, such as Legos.
Magna-tiles or Picasso Tiles | These magnetic tiles are another open ended toy recommended by multiple moms! It's a gift that can grow with them, and they'll use for years. And, if you've got multiple little ones running around, you'll need a lot of them, so no worries if this is a repeat gift!
Chalkboard | A child-sized chalkboard for writing and drawing was another popular choice.
Play-Doh Sets | Play-Doh Sets are the safe and simple way for kids to enjoy a bit of creativity. The ultra fun factory bundle set features non-toxic dough bundled with quality tools and accessories.
Pop Beads | If your little one just can't wait to wear jewelry like mom, Pop Beads will make an awesome gift. Bring out the creativity skills of your kids with by encouraging them to design and make their own jewelry.
Flower Garden Blocks | For the budding (see what I did there?) florist, these blocks were a HUGE hit. The creative possibilities are literally endless! One mom said all four of her kids ages 3-6 can't get enough of them!
Tubelox | These awesome "blocks" let kids truly test the limits of their creativity by designing and building their own play. Another awesome STEM toy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) perfect for active and imaginative play
Mini Grand Piano | Help your kids stretch their musical muscles with this adorable child-sized grand piano.
Mr. Potato Head | This classic never gets old. Bring on the laughs as kids put pieces in the Mr. Potato Head body every which way. When it comes to Mr. Potato Head toys, there is no wrong way to play when mixing and mashing
For Kids Who Love Cars & Trucks
Ultimate Garage for Hot Wheels | Our mini car enthusiasts will love the tallest Ultimate Garage ever, featuring parking for up to 100 vehicles and a Robo T-rex nemesis.
For Active Kids
Hockey Set | Active multiples who love sports will enjoy this hockey set and it will help them improve their sports skills, promote team work and improve their flexibility and physical strength by getting them moving inside or out!
Stomp Rockets | These are SO fun, and such an awesome gift for the kids who love space.
Saucer Swing | If your kids love to swing, up the ante with a saucer swing. One mom said all four of her kids, ages 7-3, LOVE it.
Flying Discs | These are easier to throw than a standard Frisbee, so yes, even your four year olds can get in on the fun.
Monkey Bars Climbing Tower | Now this one will burn some serious energy! This will quickly become a favorite backyard activity.
Gifts to Encourage Learning
Puzzles | Puzzles promote hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills, and kids this age feel a huge sense of accomplishment when they finish a puzzle! And there's a perfect puzzle no matter what their interest, whether they love cars, dinosaurs, safari animals, or a little of everything.
Board Games | Simple board games help little ones use new thinking skills and work on emerging self-control as they wait for a turn and cope with winning and losing. They may love a classic like Candyland, or something new like Zingo.
Tablet | You may be thinking, "A tablet? For a 4-year old?" While this is definitely more of a want than a need, they will get hours of entertainment out of it, I can promise you that. And they're awesome for road trips & plane travel. Our moms recommended the LeapFrog LeapPad or the Amazon Fire Kids Tablet. And don't forget the headphones!
A Zoo Membership | At this age, your little ones will LOVE exploring all the zoo has to offer.
Encourage Pretend Play
Cleaning Play Set | This is a great age to encourage Pretend Play. Playing house with the Dust! Sweep! Mop! Play set is a great way for kids to develop confidence and responsibility in a playful way!
Dress Up Clothes | Costumes and dress up are another great idea, as they let kids make up and act out stories. Your little ones can become anyone from Princesses, to Superheroes to community helpers ... the possibilities are endless!
Sticker Play Sets | Kids can tell stories using stickers on reusable background scenes with this set by Melissa and Doug.
FurReal Pets | Mama Josie is a big hit with our moms of multiples in training! She is an interactive fur real kangaroo pet who has three Joey babies!
Metal Detector | Do you have a kid who loves to explore? Take their adventures to another level by letting them search for buried treasure with a child-sized metal detector.
Doctor Kit | Tap in to your preschooler’s natural curiosity to explore all things including the human body. This fully stocked doctor kit will have your children learning new things with each new tool they play with.
Play Cash Register | This is an awesome interactive and educational toy for teaching real life skills. They'll get WAY more play time out of it than you even though possible.