What Are The Best Toys For 3 Year Old Girls? 10 Things To Keep Her Busy And Happy!

10 Best Toys For 3 Year Old Girls - www.kidslovedressup.comIf you have a 3 year old girl anything like mine, she’ll love getting new toys and activities to play with quite regularly. Be it for a Birthday or Christmas gift, a reward for a job well done, or for any other reason, having some great new things for her to play with is one way to keep your child busy and happily playing.  If you don’t want to break the bank to satisfy her desire for “something new”, you’ll be happy to know that there are some FANTASTIC toys available for prices that will make you smile!

Here are our suggestions for the best toys for 3 year old girls, written by a price-conscious Mom of a very busy and fun-loving 3 year old girl herself.


10 of The Best Toys For 3 Year Old Girls!

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PAW Patrol – Everest & Her Snowmobile

PAW Patrol - Everest Figurine and Vehicle - Best Toys For 3 Year Old Girls on Kidslovedressup.comPAW Patrol is one of those TV shows that has taken the toddler world by storm. It’s extremely popular with both little boys and little girls… and the pup seen here, Everest, is one of the two (extremely popular) girl rescue pups. Everest is the Snow and Ice Rescue pup, and “Ice or snow, she’s ready to go!”

This collectible toy combination has a VERY high customer rating and fabulous reviews – little girls will love performing rescue missions with this cute set! No batteries required, and the whole set of characters is also available for true PAW Patrol fans!

CLICK HERE to see current pricing and customer reviews! (Average rating 4.8 / 5 stars by nearly 400 reviewers)


Melissa & Doug Dress-Up Tiaras

Best Toys For 3 Year Old Girls on Kidslovedressup.com - Melissa and Doug Dress Up Tiara SetAre the little girls in your life really into “Princesses” and dressing up in pretty things? This adorable set of dress up tiaras is (at the time of writing) the #1 Best Seller in Girls Costume Accessories on Amazon… meaning it’s fantastic quality (great reviews), and very popular.

Personally, I LOVE the Melissa and Doug dress up line. Their costumes and accessories are top notch – well made, well loved, and great for inspiring lots of play time! (MUCH better than Dollar store cheap-o finds.) This set of 4 tiaras has two tiaras that are hair-band-style, and two that are crown-style. They are designed to be pinch free and tangle free, which is what 3 year old girls want, right?

CLICK HERE to see current pricing and customer reviews! (Average rating 4.5 / 5 stars by over 465 reviewers)



Princess Castle Play Tent

Best Toys For 3 Year Old Girls on Kidslovedressup.com - Princess Play TentThese collapsible pop-up play tents are fantastic for creative play time for little girls. Whether they use it as a fort, a castle, a change-room, a hide-out, a doll-house or anything else, they’ll have fun in this little imaginary world they can claim as their own. This particular pink pop-up tent is by SueSport – it is one of the most popular ones likely due to the glow in the dark stars! Great for indoor and outdoor use.

We have one of these pop-up tents in our basement, and it is well loved and well-played with by our two kids (boy and girl) – and even more so when there’s a play date!

CLICK HERE to see current pricing and customer reviews! (Average rating 4.8 / 5 stars by over 1,300 reviewers)



Melissa & Doug Hair Stylist Costume Role Play SetHair Stylist Costume by Melissa and Doug - Best Toys For 3 Year Old Girls

Does your 3 year old girl love to “style” her own hair – and yours already? Doing kids hair is a bit of a challenge for many Moms… encourage your girl to practice it herself in a super fun way with this hair stylist role play costume set by Melissa & Doug! The (machine washable) apron, head band, cool-blowing hair dryer, non-cutting scissors, comb, and  mirror are all included! Tons of dramatic play / role playing fun here!  (See Career Costumes For Girls for other cool role play set ideas.)

CLICK HERE to see current pricing and customer reviews! (Average rating 4.8 / 5 stars by over 130 reviewers)


Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Pad: Princess Castle

Best Toys For 3 Year Old Girls on Kidslovedressup.com - Melissa and Doug Reusable Sticker Pad - Princess Scenes

My own 3 year old daughter absolutely loves these (very inexpensive) re-usable sticker pads. She has literally spent HOURS on the Dress Up Scenes one (our review here), and this one will likely be a birthday gift next month.

Stickers are so, so, so loved by 3 year old girls – and reusable ones like this, with 200+ reusable stickers and 5 scenes to work with… especially PRINCESS scenes… well, your girl will be kept nice and busy playing happily with this!  (Bonus that we discovered here… the stickers peel and stick nicely on closet mirrors!)

CLICK HERE to see current pricing and customer reviews! (Average rating 4.6 / 5 stars by almost 150 reviewers)


Storybook Belle Princess Gown

With the new Beauty and the Beast movie released recently, Belle dress up gowns have become SUPER popular for little girls. Even if they haven’t seen the animated film yet, this gorgeous yellow gown is sure to be a popular pick in her dress up box!  There are, of course, many different options for “Beauty And The Beast” gowns, but this one by Storybook / Disney is simply stunning, isn’t it, with the shimmer/glitter on the gown, the headpiece, and the poofy skirt (petticoat)… she’ll feel like a true Beauty in it.

CLICK HERE to see current pricing and customer reviews! (Average rating 3.9 / 5 stars by over 85 reviewers)


Bead Bouquet – Deluxe Wooden Bead Set

Melissa And Doug Bead Bouquet - Beads are great toys for 3 year old girls!

All of a sudden, making jewelry is a HIT with little girls. And I’ve found that it’s around the age of 3 that their fingers are nimble enough to handle smaller beads, stringing pretty objects on thinner cords. Girls LOVE it, especially when they slowly figure out what looks nice to them, as they realise that they can make pretty necklace to wear themselves (or “give to Mommy”).

The 220+ wooden beads in this set by Melissa & Doug (hearts, butterflies, flowers and more) are bright and beautiful, large enough to be able to be handled by most 3 year olds (based on my 3 year old daughter and her friends), and will keep her quietly busy for many hours!

CLICK HERE to see current pricing and customer reviews! (Average rating 4.6 / 5 stars by over 190 reviewers)


“Big Wheel” – Frozen!

Best Toys For 3 Year Old Girls - Big Wheel, Frozen!

I LOVED Big Wheels as a child, and based on the popularity of these items on Amazon, kids today love them too! Age 3 is perfect for a “Big Wheel” bike, as they are often not quite ready for a bike with training wheels, but want to reide something FUN and that looks cool!

The 16″ tire, the simple steering, the adjustable seat for children who grow quickly – they are just right for teaching a child how to pedal and steer at the same time. I have found that in many ways, being closer to the ground makes Big Wheel riding easier than learning on a tricycle for children. This particular one is, obviously, decorated with Frozen characters and colors… which most 3 year olds just love. (Other themes are available too.)

CLICK HERE to see current pricing and customer reviews! (Average rating 4.0 / 5 stars by 75 reviewers)


My First Crayola – Finger Paint Kit

Crayola Fingerpaint Kit - Best Toys for 3 Year Old Girls

If you are looking at this post for ideas for gifts for 3 year old girls… this one you might want to clear with her Mom (or Dad) first.  Or buy her a Paint Smock to go with the gift.  Finger paints are MESSY!!! But oh, so much fun!!!  Fun for adults too, who are we kidding… finger painting, mixing primary colors into secondary colors and more… smearing it on clean white paper… it just doesn’t get old.

This set comes with 3 tubes of washable paint in primary colors (Crayola products that say “washable” really are – speaking from LOTS of personal experience and 10 big sheets of white glossy art paper.

CLICK HERE to see current pricing and customer reviews! (Average rating 4.4 / 5 stars by over 120 reviewers)


1000 Stickers for Girls – Sticker Activity Book

1000 Stickers For Girls - Sticker Activity Book - Best Toys For 3 Year Old Girls

Sometimes when I select items for inclusion in a list such as this one on my website, I simply list the item that my own child is loving at the moment… and my own 3 year old girl right now is having a GREAT time doing the simple sticker activities in this book. Activities like “decorate the fairy wings with THESE stickers” or “match the Mother animal sticker with the Baby animal sticker”, or “decorate the garden with the flower stickers”.

When she gets this book out, my daughter proudly and excitedly calls it “doing her school work” as we talk about how she has to “follow the instructions” and “do her best” and “work neatly”. For 3 year olds who are into this sort of thing, this sticker activity book for girls is seriously, just perfect.

CLICK HERE to see current pricing and customer reviews! (Average rating 4.0 / 5 stars by over 70 reviewers)



And there you have it, friends… 10 of the best toys for 3 year old girls! I hope something in this list strikes a cord with you, and that it helps you find something that will keep your girl busy and most of all, happy!

Want some more ideas for awesome stuff that young girls will love?

Cheers, and thanks for reading!  I’d love to hear from you, so please comment below!


2 thoughts on “What Are The Best Toys For 3 Year Old Girls? 10 Things To Keep Her Busy And Happy!

  1. James Harvey October 3, 2017 at 5:01 am

    You have no idea have much this helped me. I have 4 daughters. Yes, 4 with a capital F. They are all still very young and in the playing with toys stage.

    I’m constantly running here and there to get this and that toy.
    This information may help me save on Gas and time. Great article ill be sure to share on Facebook.

    • Marlaine October 3, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      Awesome! Thanks for the encouragement, James!

      I love that you have 4 daughters! Friends of ours do too, and that house is a ton of fun to visit – the girlish energy there is amazing!  It’s incredible how the playroom fills up so quickly – each child has her own favorite toys, crafts, games, and whatnot. Just because they are all girls does not mean, in any way, that they have similar interests! Wishing you many years of fun with your ladies!  And congrats… you are very blessed to have 4!  (I’m one of 6 kids myself, and my husband one of 7 – there are so many amazing things about being part of/having a “big” family!!)



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