What Are The Best Toys For 3 Year Old Boys? Here Are 12 Toys He’ll Love!

What are the best toys for 3 year old boys? A budget-conscious mom shares 12 of the best selling, highest rated toys boys will love! www.kidslovedressup.com best toys 3 year old girl, gifts 2 year old, 4 year old boys, kids gifts, toys for kidsToday we’re looking at 3 year olds – boys in particular! What are the best toys for 3 year old boys? We’re going to jump in to 12 toys that are fantastic choices for entertaining these entertaining kiddos! Whether you’re looking specfically for gifts for 3 year old boys, or just for toys 3 year old boys will love, we’ve got 12 ideas for you that are super popular, highly rated, and also very budget-friendly!

If you know any 3 year old boys (likely you do, as you’re here!), you’ll know that they are a curious, busy bunch. They love to run and jump, figure out how things work, play with their older siblings’ toys whenever they can, and get dirty without a second thought. It’s a great age – they are learning how to play together with other kids (a skill that develops slower, unfortunately, than most parents would like), and they are eagerly embracing this beautiful world around them!

Have fun browsing through our list of 12 of the best toys for 3 year old boys! Selected by a budget-conscious mom of two busy toddlers, we think you’ll love them all!

 

What Are The Best Toys For 3 Year Old Boys? Here We Go…

 

Little Tikes T-Ball Set, Red, 5 Ball Amazon ExclusiveT-Ball Sets! What are the best toys for 3 year old boys? A budget-conscious mom shares 12 of the best selling, highest rated toys boys will love! www.kidslovedressup.com best toys 3 year old girl, gifts 2 year old, 4 year old boys, kids gifts, toys for kids

Many 3 year old boys are beginning to really “get into sports” – especially if the male role models in their lives are fascinated by them too. If your little guy has expressed an interest in baseball, this t-ball set would be a PERFECT gift to get him started playing the game! Add the fact that little boys love “hitting stuff with stuff”, if you know what I’m saying, and he’ll be busy swinging and chasing the balls for hours with a smile on his face!

Rated 4.6 / 5 stars by over 1,745 reviewers!

 

 

LEGO Duplo Pre-school Creative BoxLego Duplo! It's one of the best toys for 3 year old boys! Suggested by www.kidslovedressup.com.

Lego Duplo is just perfect for 3 year olds. It’s easier than traditional Lego pieces to get together and apart, and has some fun themes that little kids will love! This particular box comes with 2 Lego people, a turtle, rabbit, wagon base, 2 windows and a door, some numbered bricks and a wide selection of classic LEGO DUPLO bricks. Fun for hours!

Rated 4.8 / 5 stars by 430 reviewers!

 

 

 

Fisher-Price DoodlePro SlimDoodle-Pro magnetic sketch board: It's one of the best toys for 3 year old boys! Suggested by www.kidslovedressup.com.

If you haven’t let your child play with one of these DoodlePro’s or something similar like a “Magna-Doodle” or “Magnetic Art Pad”, you’ll be shocked at just how long it can keep their attention! Drawing with magnets and swiping it clean is SO MUCH FUN for 2-3 year olds… and up! It’s perfect for quiet times, car rides, doctor’s office waiting room stays, and more!

Rated 3.9 / 5 stars by 875 reviewers


 

Hot Wheels Exclusive Decoration Gift PackHot Wheels Set: It's one of the best toys for 3 year old boys! Suggested by www.kidslovedressup.com.

Hot Wheels are generally the best “dinky cars” out there – and this set is perfect gift pack for any 3 year old boy who loves playing with cars! Fancy looking, FAST, good quality… he’ll be proud to add these to his car collection – and probably even ask you to race them with him!

Rated 4.8 / 5 stars by nearly 1,400 reviewers!

 

 

 

Deluxe Police Dress Up Costume SetPolice Costume Set: It's one of the best toys for 3 year old boys! Suggested by www.kidslovedressup.com.

Playing dress up is an activity that 3 year olds love. As this site is dedicated primarily to dress up play and creative fun for kids, I would be remiss if I didn’t add one of the most popular costume sets around to the list here…  (See “career costumes by boys” or just browse around our site for tons of ideas he’ll love).  This particular Police Officer set by Dress Up America is realistic looking and comfortable, and includes many little details that set it apart from the rest… like the belt with holster, the embroidered patches, and the whistle. He’ll love pretending he’s in charge in this get-up!

Rated 4.6 / 5 stars by over 1,590 reviewers!

 

 

VTech KidiBeats Drum SetV-Tech drum set: It's one of the best toys for 3 year old boys! Suggested by www.kidslovedressup.com.

If YOU aren’t the parent, you might want to ask the parent of the 3 year old you’re shopping for if this one is ok… 🙂   Drums would be a SERIOUSLY well-loved toy for many a boy. And this particular set allows him to tailor the noises to what he’s in the mood for, by playing different tunes, games, and more!

Rated 4.3 / 5 stars by over 2,030 reviewers!

 

 

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Train SetWooden Train Set: It's one of the best toys for 3 year old boys! Suggested by www.kidslovedressup.com.

So many kids just LOVE playing with train sets! And you can be sure this particular set by Melissa & Doug will be a good one, as this brand consistently delivers quality goods! It has 130+ pieces (including the trains… you don’t have to buy them separately) that your creative little engineer can set up in various ways – endless fun!

Rated 4.6 / 5 stars by over 600 reviewers!

 

 

Little Tikes 3′ TrampolineMini Trampoline: It's one of the best toys for 3 year old boys! Suggested by www.kidslovedressup.com.

This is one of the best toys for 3 year old boys… for boys with tons of energy, that is! If your little guy just can’t get enough of jumping on the bed or couches, this will be a welcome addition to your playroom – a safe place for him to jump to his heart’s content!

Rated 4 / 5 stars by nearly 2,400 reviewers!

 

 

Play-Doh 24-Pack of Colors24 Pack of Play-Doh: It's one of the best toys for 3 year old boys! Suggested by www.kidslovedressup.com.

Play-Doh – the ultimate moldable clay for kids! Although you can make play-doh for kids using various recipes online, it’s hard to replicate the smooth, squishable, brightly-colored clay you get from the “real thing”. 24 different colors in this set means lots of different combinations for building and molding fun! 3oz jars.

Rated 4.8 / 5 stars by over 730 reviewers!

 

 

Melissa & Doug Dress-Up Hats “Top This” SetHats Dress Up Trunk: It's of the best toys for 3 year old boys! Suggested by www.kidslovedressup.com

Kids LOVE putting on hats! This set of 5 dress up hats will give a big boost to your little guy’s dress up trunk, and encourage creative and imaginative play! It includes a pirate hat, crown, cowboy hat, fire chief’s helmet, and rocker fedora – all in the included sturdy cardboard storage chest. Melissa & Doug dress up stuff is awesome quality, so you can’t go wrong with these!

Rated 4.4 / 5 stars by over 85 reviewers!


 

 

My First Flybar Foam Pogo Jumper For KidsFoam Fly-Bar Pogo Jumper: one of the best toys for 3 year old boys. Suggested by www.kidslovedressup.com

Another super fun toy for active little boys! A foam pogo jumper will encourage coordination, activity, balance, strength and more! It has built-in squeakers which will help kids count their hops, and comes in a variety of fun colors! These foam pogo jumpers are ok for indoor or outdoor use, and will be fun gifts for any kid (even BIG ones… it’s good for up to 250lbs)!

Rated 4.4 / 5 stars by almost 600 reviewers!

 

 

Playhut Thomas the Train Play VehicleThomas The Train PlayHut: one of the best toys for 3 year old boys. Suggested by www.kidslovedressup.com

If your 3 year old boy has space in his play room for something a bit bigger, adding a tent like this amazing Thomas the Train play-hut would bring HUGE excitement! Kids LOVE climbing inside things, and this train has 2 exits/entrances, making it even more fun to use as a fort, as a locomotive for playing trains, and more! Super-easy set-up, carrying bag included!

Rated 4.3 / 5 stars by over 1,030 reviewers!

 

 


 

And there you go! 12 of the best toys for 3 year old boys! If you’re shopping for something great for your little guy, any of these should bring a big smile to his face. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below what you love, and what you don’t! I’d love to hear from you!

Whether you snag these as online purchases right now or just use these ideas to start hunting down deals in thrift stores or garage sales, it’s our hope that we’re helping you here by giving you lots of ideas for your 3 year old!

Cheers!

Marlaine

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4 thoughts on “What Are The Best Toys For 3 Year Old Boys? Here Are 12 Toys He’ll Love!

  1. gregS October 11, 2017 at 1:02 am

    Hi Marlaine
    These suggestions are great, i’m pleased you haven’t recommended mobile phones or computers.
    These toys are ones i would have loved, 60 years ago. I know, that makes me officially OLD.
    I loved playing with cars/trucks in the sandpit. and spent many hours doing this. That’s me though.
    Your pictures at the top of the page reminded me of a favorite past time, dressing up as a cowboy. I used to do that, but was older than 3.
    Thanks for the memories.
    Cheers

    • Marlaine October 11, 2017 at 1:36 am

      Thanks so much for writing in, Greg! I too don’t care for kids being stuck in front of screens all that much! I’d so much rather engage their minds and bodies in active play!

      My kids love playing in their sandbox too – I keep encouraging my 2 year old son to bring out his cars, but I think he’s hesitant to loose them in there, or something. Maybe once he’s 3 himself he’ll dive right into that? 

      I love how so many visitors to my site write in about the grand memories they have playing dress up. It’s such an important and HUGE part of childhood, I think! I myself LOVED it and am strongly encouraging my own kids to have fun with it too. I want them to look back on dress up play with good memories too one day!

      Have a great day!

  2. Jóhann H. Ragnarsson October 11, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Great idea you have, like it a lot! Special the Little Tikes T-Ball Set. Great colour for the boys and they can´t stand still to use it, need to move a lot to get good results.
    Too, I like a lot the LEGO Duplo Pre-school Creative Box. They need to be creative to use it which is very good. Do you know if it is for 3 years old only or higher ages too?

    • Marlaine October 11, 2017 at 1:33 am

      Hi Johann, Thanks for commenting! I love toys for kids that get them active, be it through physical activity (the T-Ball set or the trampoline) or mental activity! Sounds like you do too!

      The Lego Duplo is marketed to kids aged 1.5-5. I have a 4 year old and 2 year old myself, and I think the age recommendation is just right. My 4 year old sometimes tries to play with our “big kid Lego” instead but finds it too challenging and comes back to the Duplo. Currently the two of them are obsessed with building diving boards and pools out of their Duplo for some reason, and trains! Love it!

      Have a great day! 

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