These Gifts Keep 3-Year Old’s Entertained for Hours!
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Christmas season is quickly approaching, and you can find the perfect Christmas present for the 3-year old girl in your life below. Three-year-old girls can be tough to shop for – they are too old for baby toys, but still too small for a lot of games and toys. This set of gifts ideas will help kids learn and grow while keeping them entertained for hours!
We broke down this post by price range and stuffed it chock full of the best Christmas presents for 3-year old girls to fit any budget!
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By 3-years old, most kids start to show interest in playing with dolls. A dollhouse is a great option to help kids put their imagination to work. When shopping for a dollhouse, there are many options to choose, but Kidkraft has many models that are high-quality wood and come with absolutely beautiful dollhouse furniture. The Mansion model is a traditional three-story mansion complete with garage!
This dollhouse will occupy both girls and boys for hours! We have this exact model and my 3 and 5-year-old still both play with it every single day. The best part is that normal barbie dolls fit well in the house and in all the furntiure, so you don’t need to purchase additional dolls.
Yes, this brand is a little pricier than other dollhouses, but the quality and construction is hard to beat and there is just something I love about the fact that all of the furniture is made of quality wood.
Find it on Amazon here.
If you think your 3-year old might be ready for a dollhouse, but you want to test the waters before splurging, the Melissa and Doug Fold and Go Dollhouse is a great option! It comes with dolls and all the furniture. It also folds up to keep everything inside for easy storage. You can find it on Amazon here.
Micro Kickboard Mini Scooter
If you have an active and adventurous 3-year old girl on your hand, the Micro Mini three-wheel scooter is amazing at teaching balance and coordination. Its user-friendly construction helps kids pick up scooting quickly. It can withstand up to 120 pounds and is super durable, so kids will play with this for years to come.
Even if you think your child might be too young for a scooter, the three wheels on this scooter keep the ride very stable. It’s super intuitive to pick up. My youngest daughter has been riding hers since she was 18 months old and now at 3 she is a pro. Be sure to grab a helmet as well.
While they are pricier than a traditional trampoline, Spring-free trampolines like the Free Jump Springless Trampoline are praised by medical professionals for being one of the safer choices on the market.
If you aren’t able to spring for the spring-free trampoline, but are still looking for a place for your little one to blow off some energy, a basic 10-foot trampoline like this one should only cost a few hundred dollars. I would recommend looking for something that has a screen enclosure to keep kids safe.
SoftZone Foam Play Structure
The SoftZone Foam Play Structure is the absolute perfect present for anyone who will be stuck inside for the next several months. The design gives 3-year olds the option to construct the piece in many different ways.
My kids use this to practice their gymnastics moves and build obstacle courses. The also use the different pieces for creative play and to build forts for their dolls. I bought this for my 6-year old when she was 2, and both my 3 and 6 year old absolutely love this set and still play with it constantly!
The one liked above is the larger set, but if you are on a budget, this smaller version is half the price and does the same job!
Pink Ride on Jeep with Remote Control
If you are looking for a ride on vehicle, These Jeeps are a great option that won’t break the bank. I have this model and it comes with working lights and a radio that can play many different types of music.
The bonus is that these ones come with a remote control, so you can essentially drive for your child as they are learning. My kids absolutely love these. Add a big festive bow and these look amazing under the Christmas Tree!
Melissa and Doug Easel
This easel is hands down the best purchase I have ever made for my 3-year old. It comes with two sides – a whiteboard and a chalkboard. Each side has a little storage tray for crayons and markers.
It also comes with a wheel to mount the easel paper at the top. My 3-year old plays with this every single day and it lives in our living room full time. Best present EVER! You can get it online here.
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If you are looking for a less expensive gift idea for a 3-year-old girl, look no further. There are many, many options for girls this age out there. Here are a few of our top picks under $25!
Soft Body Baby and Baby Doll Stroller
As 3-year olds are learning about how to take care of themselves, this Manhattan Toy Company dolls are the best!
They have soft bodies and their clothes are easy to take off and put back on, which helps with small motor skills. They also come with magnetic pacifiers (brilliant!) and their soft bodies make them nap and bedtime safe! Grab one on Amazon here.
One of the best and least expensive gifts I ever bought for my daughters is this collapsible doll stroller.
My 3-year old plays with this thing for HOURS! She loves to strap her babies in so they are safe and uses the storage space at the bottom for food and other little stuffed animals. These also fold flat for extremely easy storage! Get it here.
Cleaning Toys – The Battat Sweep ‘n Clean Set
Two and 3-year-old kids love to mimic their parents, and that includes helping to clean (too bad this doesn’t convey to the teenage year!) The Battat Sweep ‘n Clean Set is perfect for kids looking to help their parents. It’s well made with durable materials and includes 5 tools (a broom, mop, duster, brush, and dustpan).
Check it out on Amazon here.
If you aren’t familiar with Magnatiles and Maformers, they are magnetic building blocks that kids absolutely love. Two of our favorite sets are the PicassoTiles 100-piece set for freestyle play and the Magformer’s backyard adventures if you are looking for a set with a little bit more of a theme.
Schleich Bayala Collection
I love these toys! All of the Schleich toys are so well made and this collection includes mermaids riding horses, elves, fairies, dragons and other very well-made and mystical creatures. Most of the mermaid and horse sets are magnetic and these pieces create hours of imaginative play.
While many of the horse and mermaid sets are under $17, the Glittering Flower House is well-worth the cost.
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The Perfect Book for 3-year old Girls
Books are ALWAYS a great gift idea. For our list of best books for 2 and 3-year olds, please check out this post.
Most 3-year old girls absolutely love to do art projects. Most recently, acrylic paint has been a big hit at our house. My kids love to collect rocks from outside, clean them and then paint them. Once they are dry we scatter them around the neighborhood to try bring some joy to our neighbors.
Find the paint on Amazon here.
Jumbo Coloring Books
While most 3-year olds love to color, some are still working on their hand-eye coordination. I found that the jumbo coloring pages are so much better and easier to color for little hands. As with most households, Disney princess are a huge hit at my house. You can’t go wrong with this 3-pack of jumbo Disney Princess Coloring pages.
You can also find Mickey and Minnie or Cars jumbo coloring pages here!
If you are buying for a child who loves crafting and building, the KiwiCo craft boxes are really awesome. We have subscriptions for our 3 and 5-year olds and for $20/month per box it’s really a worthwhile investment. The products are high quality and the activities keep my kids busy for hours. We have the Koala Crate for your 3-year old.
The box comes once a month and includes directions and all the supplies for 3 crafts plus additional crafts you can do using supplies around the house. Some of the crafts we have gotten so far include a rainbow pillow, tambourine, tie-dye canvas bag, etc. It’s so much fun and my daughter can really do most of the activities on her own with a little bit of supervision. If you’re not interested in committing to a subscription, you can also buy one-off projects from their site like the Glowing Nature Kit
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