Is your precious little one’s birthday coming up? Don’t worry, we understand by now they probably have every toy you could possibly think of, but with this handy list of gifts for 3 year old boys, you’ll be sure to discover cool toys that have never crossed your mind before.
These awesome Toy Squigz can be played with anywhere; whether it’s in their bedrooms, the bath, in a waiting room, wherever it may be, they will be sure to keep any child occupied as they’re just so much fun! This starter pack comes with 24 suckers that kids can build with (or stick to windows).
Have them match with Daddy’s Honda motorbike with their very own HD Camo Utility ATV ride-on toy. This incredible toy will have your precious mini-me riding around town in the coolest way possible – it also has a light-up dash with 3 buttons, unique phrases, fun songs and realistic sounds.
Boys will love copying their daddy and grandpa with the VTech Drill & Learn Toolbox. Not only does this neat toy have them learning numbers and role-playing, but they will also be developing their essential fine motor skills – everything a parent loves about toys, complete with engaging lights, phrases and sounds.
This adorable Personalized Constellation Growth Chart will have any little boy feeling truly special. Not only does it have their name spelled on it, but it also reads “love you more than all the stars” which is just so lovely. The constellations are of cute animals and neat things like rockets, bikes and planets.
Most boys LOVE dinosaurs, and so they shouldn’t go without these Prextex realistic looking dinosaurs. Inside the box are twelve 7-inch plastic dinos that will bring any lad’s wild imagination to life – not only that, but a cool book jam-packed with insane information about the roaringly-fun toys is also included.
As parents, it’s always great when you’re able to set up a mess-free yet entertaining activity for your little ones, and with the Crayola Color Wonder Drawing Paper, you can do just that. Kids can simply use the water pen included and just like magic, it’ll transform right before their eyes into a colorful image.
Many boys are OBSESSED with trucks; their parents know that and so it’s only right you treat your special boy to this incredibly impressive ride-on remote control truck – just imagine his face when he catches a glimpse of this big beast! It’ll definitely be picture-worthy. No hand-sized truck could ever beat it.
Everyone’s seen the classic pogo stick; you probably had one yourself, although the original would be much too hard for toddlers, which is why they need the My First Flybar, instead. This version has a big and bouncy thick foam bar instead of a wobbly hard-to-balance-on stick, making it the best bouncy toy for beginners.
There’s lots of fun to be had with this gift for 3 year olds boys: the LEGO DUPLO Town Truck & Tracked Excavator. It comes with 26 blocks and pieces that build up into the 2 cool construction vehicles, and with just a little help they’ll have it set up in no time, ready for dig-tastic role-playing
With 5 colorful pipes, the bath time fun will never end. Stick the suction Boon Building Bath Pipes to the bathroom tiles for a delightful water-pouring activity that kids are sure to never get tired of – they could even switch it up and stick them together while watching water run through the pipe maze.
Does his daddy have a Harley-Davidson? Well, now he can have his very own. Have him don super neat sunglasses, leather jacket, and boots, and he will soon be the coolest mini biker dude about town. As soon as he sees this amazing toy, he’ll be itching to give it a whiz around the block.
Teach them just what compassion means with Parker the Interactive Bear Patient. Parker isn’t your typical teddy, he links up to an app that enables kids to become doctors and check x-rays, his temperature, and even more to help nurse the bear back to full health. Also on the app are entertaining activities and games.
You can’t go wrong with this Toy of the Year award winner: Paw Patrols Sea Patroller Transforming Vehicle. You just know fans of Paw Patrol (like any toddler isn’t) will go absolutely crazy for this incredibly exciting toy with lights and sounds. The Sea Patroller has drop-down wheels which transform it from ship to vehicle.
Looking for a way to entice them into the garden? With this splashy gift for 3 year old boys, you won’t be able to keep them out of it! The Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas Waterpark Play Table is bundles of fun, and sure to keep the fussiest of toddlers enthralled and happy for hours.
Well, all parents know that toddlers really do seem to run on rocket fuel, and now they can carry it in this rather fitting Jetpack Backpack. There’s enough ‘space’ in this backpack to carry all the essentials they’ll need (not forgetting their favorite plush, of course) for their upcoming awesome solar system expeditions.
Promote your little one’s memory/matching skills with this seriously fun Wonder Forge PJ Masks Matching Game, perfect for lovers of the exhilarating TV show. In the pack are 72 tiles with many pictures of their favorite day-saving characters: Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko, though don’t forget Luna Girl and Romeo, plus so many more.
Have you been searching for an adorable way to present your child’s birth details, weight, etc? Look no further because this is most definitely it – isn’t this just the cutest thing, ever? Presented in their very own hand-drawn crest of arms is their zodiac sign, weight, the town they were born in, and more.
Keeping little hands and minds occupied and entertained is a snap with My Giant Busy Box from Alex. Everything is included for sixteen hands-on projects for kiddos aged 3 years and up. This would be a fun party theme and everyone could make their own party favors, or save it for an indoor day activity.
Grumblies are furry balls of fury guaranteed to make any 3-year-old boy squeal with delight. You could say these are the exact opposite of baby dolls. No one wants to cuddle and coo the Grumblies – poke ‘em, shake ‘em, make ‘em mad. Each one has unique wild rumbling action and crazy sound effects.
It’s amazing what a little paint can do, whether it’s transforming a dull room into an inviting space or turning a regular kid into a fabulous fairy-tale beast. Snazaroo Face Paint is the ultimate party pack and will turn any bunch of tykes into a league of amazing and fascinating creatures. Suitable for sensitive skin.
The thrills and chills of an attacking T-Rex fit right into the formula for little boys. Snips, snails, dinosaur tails… Fisher-Price is a leader in presenting toys kids actually want to play with, and the Jurassic Rex from Jurassic World has all the sounds, accessories, and CHOMP action for an epic playtime adventure.
The Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Magical Oven is just the ticket for the young chef looking to exercise his skills in the pastry department. Everything except the kitchen sink is included in this kit, including the oven, pans and all the Play-Doh he needs to “bake” luscious cakes too pretty to eat.
The Osmo Creative Kit takes your iPad to a fun new level of learning for your youngster. The Creative Board comes with dry-erase markers and fuzzy eraser pouch to make the three game components lively. Monster, Masterpiece, and Newton modes will engage your kiddo as they learn and create. Also available for the Fire tablet.
The Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter is the sweetest playset available. Kids can order their favorite frozen treats or they can be the pretend proprietor and serve up delights topped with sprinkles or whipped cream. Either way, there is play money to change hands as kids indulge their entrepreneurial spirits.
Tire Twister Lights from Little Tikes is an awesome radio controlled vehicle that lets kids drive the hottest police cruiser on four wheels, or inside a big tire. Cool tricks, like backflips, and wild drifting action, make the pursuit of law and company even more exciting, especially after dark with all of the light effects.
We all enjoy our bouts of retail therapy. This is a fun way to share a teaching moment with your youngster. Operating a cash register is more than just handling cash – there are serious math skills involved. Your kiddos will also get some calculator practice, not to mention the delight of sorting currency and coin.
It’s not fun to be sick. It IS fun to play doctor. This adorable vet set from Melissa & Doug has everything a young Doctor Dolittle needs to make sure the included puppy and kitty cat are in good health. It’s a nice way to help kids develop an understanding of medical professionals and providing care.
It’s blue, it fits around a wrist, and it transforms an ordinary 3-year-old into Catboy! “It’s time to be a hero” proclaims the VTech PJ Masks Super Catboy learning watch. Your Catboy can play educational games and learn numbers and shapes, or games of intrigue with his favorite Catboy characters. He can even tell time.
Radio Flyer is the first name in ride-on toys for generations of kids. The RF My First Scooter is an innovative foot-to-ground powered scooter with a wide deck and three-wheeled design for optimal balance. Perfect for an inexperienced rider, but a sturdy vehicle he’ll want to use until he outgrows it (fifty-pound weight capacity).
Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots is the perfect collection for the younger Transformers fans. Four fabulous figures easily transform from vehicle to robot and back again, as the story demands. Whatever “danger” can be imagined, the Griffin Rock Rescue Team is ready to save the day. Boulder, Heatwave, Chase, and Blades won’t be easily defeated.
LEGO Duplo building blocks are just the right size for little hands to grasp and connect. This set, the Duplo Town Fire Truck kit, features a firefighter and a fire truck. The water cannon and ladder make it easy to extinguish the pretend fire, and blocks are compatible with other building sets for additional pretend play.
If your little guy is always running around pretending to be a fireman, this is the toy for him!
Start his love of DIY early with a workbench which comes with enough tools and accessories to make even the most experienced of handymen jealous, not least because of the adorable electric drill!
3 year olds love Baby Shark, and this adorable puppet will delight them as they use the puppet’s mouth to play the song, and control the tempo with their own hand.
3 isn’t too young to start to find his way around a kitchen; this wooden set from Melissa and Doug, will give him a ‘taste’ for baking that could kick-start his future career.
Trainspotting is one of those hobbies which never go out of fashion, and this wooden railway set is a great way to get them started in their love of all things locomotive.
Play-Doh is so much fun, and so is playing with food! Let him have the best of both worlds with the Play-Doh pizza kitchen and see which doughy delights he can dish up.
The ultimate gift for 3 year old boys, this TMNT Wrangler Jeep will have them cruising the ‘hood in style, with speeds of up to 5MPH (once Mom and Dad are sure!).
Having fun will be a pizza cake when he unwraps this wooden pizza counter play set from Melissa and Doug, which comes with 34 pieces, including counter/oven, toppings, and even a delivery box.
What 3 year old wouldn’t love a best friend who can talk to them in English and Spanish? Gorgeously soft and cuddly, this huggable Elmo definitely speaks the universal language of love.
Suitable for weights up to 55lbs, this little bounce and spin puppy rotates a full 360 degrees, and features both music and learning modes so they can join in as they bound.
Perfectly sized for smaller hands, this LEGO Duplo set will build into a fun and funky tropical island, with monkeys, tigers, elephants and more, and a treehouse which stands over 10” tall.
This awesome set will keep him amused for hours as he mixes and matches the pieces to build 6 different vehicles at a time. Compatible with the Wonder Makers wooden track (sold separately).
Wherever he sets up this exciting pop up tent, adventures will await! With 18 accessories included, he can ‘cook’, dig, spy, and whistle his way through every playtime.
Even before they start school they can be building on their STEM skills, especially when they use this epic set of brightly-colored Magna Tiles which use magnets to stick to each other.
Every day will be an adventure when they have this Woodland Climber II in the garden. With a slide, platform, steering wheels, and climbing walls, who knows where their imagination will take them?
Bristle Blocks are perfect for developing fine motor skills as they fit together whichever way your child decides, while the beautiful bright colors will surely attract their attention.
This set is every car lover’s dream as it contains 30 pieces which can be taken apart and rebuilt into a speed machine (aka racing car) complete with engine sounds, and lights.
In a host of colors that kids just won’t be able to resist, this lean-to-steer scooter will get them outside in the fresh air as they surf the sidewalk in style.
This Batcopter is THE gift for 3 year old superheroes! With landing gear grabbers, rotating blades, and an awesome Batman figure included, the baddies don’t stand a chance.
He’ll turn heads in this cool cruiser – from the bright red bodywork to the integrated gear switch, lights, and engine sounds, it can be driven manually or via remote control.
The old ways are always the best, so bring a touch of nostalgia to learning with this wooden abacus from Melissa and Doug which features brightly colored counting beads, and 8 extension activities.
The Scribble and Write tablet by LeapFrog is a great way to practice letter formation as little ones follow the lighted-up letters and numbers with the stylus, and receive instant feedback.
How awesome is this 3 Wheel Chopper Motorcycle?! Any child will ADORE this and won’t be able to wait to have a spin; let’s face it, it even has big handlebars and super cool flame decals – pretty irresistible, right? You can just imagine your little man chucking on boots, and a leather jacket and rocking this.
Paw Patrol fans will go crazy for Chase’s Spy Cruiser, which also comes with a Chase figure that’s ready to solve challenges and rescue Adventure Bay – “Spy Chase is on the case!”. Why not collect the rest of the Paw Patrol pups and their awesome vehicles and create a champion day-saving team.
Does he love baking? There’s no need for it to stay in the kitchen, he can carry on baking away in the sandpit or even take the Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Sand Baking Set to the beach for a mini-vacation. With this kit, he can whisk-up a few tasty treats in no time.
Who says bouncy castles are just for birthdays? Set up the Little Tikes Jump N’ Slide Bouncer for year-round bouncing. Moms and dads can relax knowing their kids are safe while playing on this super-amusing puncture-resistant garden toy, as it has mesh around the sides keeping kids secure and preventing any accidents – phew!
Shoot for the stars, even in your dreams, with this Rocket Duvet and Pillowcase set. This bedding set is perfect for space-themed bedrooms, or just for boys who are avid rocket aficionados. Have your mini astronaut buckle up inside the Dream Voyager rocket and get ready to land upon awesome planets and meet funky friendly aliens.
Okay, so we all know Dad is the king of the grill, but that doesn’t mean your toddler has to miss out on all the meaty fun, and with these Backyard Barbeque Grillin’ Goodies, he will feel just like his idol. Included are barbeque tools, burgers, hotdogs and everyone’s favorite condiments: ketchup and mustard.
Printed on museum-grade canvas is this Personalized Solar System, encouraging your child to reach for the stars, and beyond. It has all of the planets in our solar system, from the sun to the newly found planet Eris, not forgetting it’s also personalized with his own astrological constellation and name.
Doesn’t a T-Rex’s mouth look just like a cozy place to rest…? Well, now you can comfortably snooze away inside one with this prehistoric Dinosaur Duvet and Pillowcase set, where they can stomp and roar their way to a very Jurassic dreamland full of other gigantic dino friends.
When you ask young lads what they want to be when they grow up, the most common answers are a fireman and an astronaut. If yours wants to be the latter, then this duvet and pillowcase is perfect for him. It’s sure to send him off to a deep sleep full of dreams about space.
Have a fan of PJ Masks? Then they are sure to love this fun, educational gift for 3 year old boys. The VTech PJ Masks Super Gekko Learning Watch has 4 exciting math learning games that are bound to capture your little one’s attention, especially with encouraging phrases from the show’s characters.
‘Don’t lose it, reuse it’ with amazing Rocky and his neat Recycling Truck – of course by now, you must know Rocky is part of the Paw Patrol team, from the famous show. His green truck has real-working wheels, rotating forklift, and the back opens up to carry another small toy along for the ride.
Don’t live near the seaside? Well, why not bring it to you instead, with the Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table. Included in this miniature beach is a lid with elastics to tie to the table, which has built-in roads for an extra play surface, 2 shovels, claw rakes and bucket for sandcastles, of course.
Parents won’t need to dig for victory with the Mega Bloks Ride-On Caterpillar with Excavator – as with this incredible gift, you will have already hit the jackpot. Boys will have tons of digging fun picking up their collection of building blocks, storing them under the seat, and traveling around their home on their new toy.
You have to travel through time to play with this exciting dino-themed Intex Play Center. Blow it up and set it out in the garden, and for even more splashy enjoyment, attach it to a hose, and water will spray out of the Dino Arch, getting everyone hilariously soaked as they slip down the slide.
Get your overalls on because it’s time to get to work on the farm! Okay…more like playing, with the official John Deere Ground Force Tractor. This impressive ride-on even has its own stake-side trailer, so kids can have their favorite teddies and toys on tow with them – wherever they choose to go.
Got your eyes on a radio controlled car for your little one? Then choose the Holy Stone Cartoon Race Car, as this is THE best choice for ultimate RC beginners. It has the easiest controller to use, with just 2 functions buttons: go forward and reverse. The car has amusing sounds and lights, too.
Who says you have to go to the lake to go fishing when you can do it in your very own bathtub, instead. Just be sure to remember these little fishies aren’t to be eaten; their job is to hide in the bath waiting to be caught by your child with their own functioning rod.
With this unique gift for 3 year old boys, they can use their creativity and the included spanner or real-working (child-friendly) drill to place the 120 colored chunky bolts into the board and make pictures with them – great for encouraging them to use their imaginations and develop fine motor skills.
There’s nothing tricky or frustrating about the PlasmaCar, it’s just a simple fun ride-on toy that kids will love. They don’t have to wait hours for it to charge, and there’s no confusing pedals and such, either. They also come in lots of colors, so you can match your little one’s favorite, too.
The Little Tikes Snug N’ Secure Swing can be used indoors or out and has a super safe T-bar harness to keep fidgety toddlers in place – though once they’re no longer require the straps, they conveniently store out of the way to the bottom of the uber fun swing.
Young boys love dinosaurs, so could you imagine their face light up once they realize these cheeky dinos have WHEELS? Awesome, hey? In this pack are 4 ‘wheely’ fast and colorful DinoFriends who just can’t wait to meet their new playing buddy. You could even place them all on the floor and race them.
Have a hyper child? Have them burn off their excess energy with this blue, bouncerific Little Tikes Trampoline. They’ll be sure to have a bouncy blast on this indoor trampoline, especially as it has a helpful bar to keep them stable all while getting essential exercise and furthering their balance skills.
Meet the Tonka Classic Mighty Dump Truck, though rest-assured this sturdy steel toy is more than strong enough to endure the rough and tumble that it’s sure to get from energetic little boys. They can use this colorful truck to carry their loads and with the working dump bed, they can off-load it easily.
‘Fleet’ your boys to this awesome bath toy: Green Toys Ferry Boat with Mini Cars. They’ll thoroughly enjoy playing sailor and ferrying the cool mini cars from one side of the tub to the other, battling through the swarms of rubber ducks, sponges and bubbles to reach their final destination, and it’s environmentally friendly, too.
From the Transformers Playskool Heroes Rescue Bots series is this Blades The Copter-Bot Figure, who transforms from bot to vehicle in just one easy step, making it the perfect toy for the youngest of Transformers fans. Once in copter mode, he has a rescuing hook to help him save the day and become a hero.
Kids will have a great time with this squirreling adventure: Educational Insights, The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game. Players have to take turns using the spinner to find out how many, and which color acorns they need to grab using the funny Squirrel Squeezer and place onto their log board – the first to 5 acorns, wins.
Surprise them with this ultimate gift for 3 year old boys: the Step2 Whisper II Ride On Push Car. By 3 most toddlers prefer to walk everywhere, so you’ve probably put your pushchair away in storage, but when they get tired walking long distances, tackle that challenge by pushing them around in this stylish vehicle.
With this KidzLane Doctor Kit, your child will have everything they could possibly need (except the poorly patients) to play doctors, all usefully stored inside a plastic carry case. The kit comes with 12 items to help care for his sick plushies: a cell-phone with funky tones, band-aids, syringe, stethoscope with heartbeat sounds, and more.
Need a quick way to distract and entertain the kids? Whip out these helpfully portable Melissa & Doug Water Wows and they’ll be content and happy within seconds, plus there’s no mess – what more could a parent want? Each book comes with an easy-grip water pen and pages full of fun coloring and activities.
Of course, you can’t go without the classic, lovable Mr. Potato Head. We all know who he is, and most children will probably recognize him from the fantastic Toy Story movies, with his hilariously sarcastic nature. This updated, spud-tastic toy comes with 13 pieces to make their very own potato Picasso with.
20 Fun and Useful Diy Toys and Gift Ideas for 3 Year Old Boys
Finding smart attire for young children can be seriously hard. Whether you need it for an upcoming family event, church, or maybe just dress up, find out how you can make a tie for your little boy in just 20 minutes by following this nifty tutorial – it’s definitely one to bookmark!
To kids, there’s literally nothing more fun and exciting than jumping into a huge pit of balls – understandable really, it looks insanely cool, although this funky thing has 2 uses, one huge ball pit, or an impressive fort, fit for kings. You can use any color pool-noodles you like to fit your play room’s decor.
LEGO tables can be expensive, so save those pennies and make your own – you can find out just how to do that by taking a read of this DIY by Lean and Green Frugal Living. She uses an Ikea LACK table for this make, and also doubles it into storage space for the LEGO bricks.
Feel like trying your hand at DIY? Then choose this Car Table project because the huge smile it’ll give your lad is more than worth the effort. No doubt he has a gigantic collection of toy cars by now, and this table gives him more than enough space to give those mini vehicles a whirl.
‘From under a palm tree’ has thought up this awesome sensory Mini Construction Site Sandbox. Kids love playing in sandpits, and boys especially have quite the thing for toy cars, so naturally, they’re going to go insane for this. It really doesn’t take much time to make either AND it’s portable – result!
Learning your A-B-C’s takes many forms. There’s a song, there are blocks, or you can practice drawing the shapes that form letters. Another tactile option is a set of these adorable wool letters. Follow the easy DIY instructions for a beautiful handmade set, or make the letters for a child’s name. So many possibilities.
Life on the road is filled with adventure, places to visit, sights to see. Even a pretend journey can be exhilarating. This DIY gives you all the information to craft a cool iconic silver Airstream camper playhouse for your youngsters so they can enjoy the life of a nomad without ever leaving the house.
This is a brilliant idea for repurposing sturdy cardboard into a construction set that engages imaginations. These puzzle-like pieces are perfect for constructing skyscrapers, monsters, or cool vehicles, and are seriously easy to do. Cut the cardboard into squares and rectangles with notches, per the DIY instructions, and let the kids create unlimited masterpieces.
So you want to DIY a toy kitchen? There are loads of ideas, but these loving parents transformed a Craigslist find into a tiny playset for their tot. It’s a creative way to repurpose a piece and have a high-quality playset at a fraction of the price. Add design elements for a personal touch.
Just when you thought bubbles couldn’t be any more fun, along comes a DIY idea which makes them glow in the dark, and all it takes are 3 simple ingredients.
You can never have enough dish towels, which is why this DIY makes such a perfect gift idea, and kids as young as 3 years old can get in on the action, too.
If you need ways to amuse the kids on a tight budget, why not follow this blog post which shows you how to make rainbow bubble snakes which make use of old, mismatched socks.
Windchimes are lovely hanging in the garden, but they can be difficult to make as they’re usually rather delicate. These ones are made from painted tin cans, so perfect for little hands.
Sidewalk chalk is fun enough, but it’s much better when it erupts! This one does just that; once all the paint has been used, add vinegar to watch it fizzle and foam.
Whether from your craft drawer or the remnants of some good nights, corks make a great base for little sailing boats, and when they’re topped with glitter sails they’re absolutely adorable.
Sometimes the best toys don’t cost a penny, which is certainly true of this garden DIY which turns a plastic bottle into a fabulous sprinkler with just a drill and some waterproof tape.
Laundry Basket Skeet Ball is a super fun game which is perfect for when the weather outside is bad, and probably the only thing you’ll have to buy are the balls.
Add water to any activity and it immediately becomes more fun. Make these Martha Stewart-inspired water balls from brightly colored sponges and they’ll be kept cool and amused all summer long.
If, like most kids, yours love sand, let them have their fun by whipping up a batch of this ‘sticky sand’ which molds and holds its shape without getting into everything.
Recycling has never been so much fun! Grab some plastic bottles and create this super cool water wall which can be as big or as small as you need it to be.