Are you looking for toys for 3 year old girls? This article gives lots of toy ideas for 3 year old girls based on the toys my own 3 year old niece and nephews play with.
Here are some quick toy ideas to get you started:
- Toys that use the imagination - 3 year olds have a fantastic imagination. Any toys that facilitate this are great. Ideas include a doctors kit, vet's kit, dress up clothes, cash register, pizza oven, a kitchen, pretend food sets, train set, tool kit, play tents or a tea set.
- Outdoor toys - Ideas include a 3 wheel scooter, trike, balance bike, stomp rocket, electric ride on toy, a ball or trampoline.
- Toys to help develop fine motor skills - stickers, play doh, gluing, sticking, painting or a beading necklace activity set. .
- Construction toys - marble runs, magnetic building tiles or Lego Duplo.
- First board games - Candyland, the Sneaky Squirrel game, card matching games and Pop up Pirate.
- Fun toys - a first remote control car, Vtech camera, ride on pony or a ride on plasma car
Read on for these and lots more suggestions of the best toys for 3 year old girls
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When I watch my 3 year old nieces and nephews play I am blown away by how much they spend using their imagination.
They play shop, work, doctors, puppet shows, dress up and lots more.
Here are some ideas of toys to facilitate imaginative play :
Cash registers are a great for learning about money, numbers and playing shop.
This cash register featured is a fabulous toy from Learning Resources.
It's fantastic for role play. It has very realistic money and there's even a card for card transactions. When the till opens it makes a satisfying cha ching noise.
The buttons are big and easy for little fingers to press.
It's solar powered so no worries about batteries.
More Toys to Facilitate Imaginative Play
Doctors kit - a favorite role play game for kids through all the generations.
Puppets and puppet theater - My son used to love putting on puppet shows at this age with all his teddies and other props.
Dressing up clothes - Girls this age like to dress up as a princess, doctor, nurse, mummy and a vet.
Cleaning sets - Girls this age like to copy their parents and pretend to clean.
Tea sets - Another fab idea is a tea set. My 3 year old niece loves having tea parties and gets her teddies and dolls involved too.
Princess Dress Up
If she loves princesses she will love all the make believe play she can have with princess dress up.
The set featured has 4 tops and 3 skirts for different princesses.
It also has 3 bracelets, 3 rings, 1 necklace, 1 sticker sheet, 1 choker, 3 headbands and 1 soft goods tiara.
It comes packaged in a charming keepsake storage trunk
Dressing up in grown up shoes is a fun activity for young children.
This shoe set has four pairs of dress-up shoes in 4 styles:
The set also includes tiaras, necklaces, gloves rings and clip on earrings.
Fun for hours of playtime.
Other Role Play Costumes
Not all little girls want to be princess and Melissa and Doug do a great range of dress up play including firefighters, police officers, construction workers and doctors.
The firefighter costume featured includes a jacket, helmet, badge, fire extinguisher, working bullhorn and reusable name tag.
It's made of high quality and durable material. The jacket is machine washable and the accessories can be easily wiped clean.
Baby Alive Doll
3 years old is a great age to get a first doll and the interactive Baby Alive Doll is a great choice.
She has 80+ lifelike expressions, movements and makes real baby sounds like giggling, babbling and friendly, chatty noises. When kids talk to baby she babbles back!
She turns her head when kids call to her, naps when she is rocked, wiggles and giggles when she is tickled.
This baby doll has real baby sounds. She makes sweet feeding and sucking sounds when kids give baby her bottle (included).
She comes with beautiful baby care accessories, including removable outfit, hat, bib, blanket, pacifier, and bottle with disappearing milk
A doctors kit is an essential in the toy cupboard of any preschooler.
They love to "make people better". It's great for social play or they can play independently and work on teddies and dolls.
The kit featured has 19 pieces including a stethoscope, cell phone, forceps, 3 bandages, eyeglasses, name tag, scalpel, thermometer, tweezers, syringe, blood pressure cuff, scissors, reflex hammer, bedpan, ear scope, and dental mirror.
It can all be tidied away and carried around in a plastic carry case.
This tool kit has a battery powered toy drill which offers realistic drilling noises when they button is pressed.
The tool set has lots of other items such as a hammer and a measuring tape so she can help fix things around the house.
It all comes in a neat storage box to keep all the items tidy.
Leapfrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart
Kids love to play pretend ice cream play. For some reason, they love making ice creams, serving and selling them. They also love choosing the ice cream they want to have. This is why this ice cream cart is so popular.
As well as making ice creams with this cart, kids love pushing the cart around while they listen to upbeat sounds and music. Count to ten along with the ice cream cart by pressing the syrup pump or coin button.
The toy also features phrases to introduce colors, numbers, flavors and more.
Other construction toy ideas include a marble run and magnetic tiles featuredbelow.
Magnetic Building Tiles
Magnetic construction sets are brilliant for kids aged 3 plus.
Kids can build 3D structures like houses, towers and animals!
They can also use them to make pictures and patterns.
The tiles are fantastic to help learn colors and develop fine motor skills.
Marble runs are such fun construction toys.
Build a marble run and then have lots of fun running marbles down them.
It's a great toy for adults, siblings and kids to play with together.
It's super fun and encourages creativity.
Lego Duplo Disney Frozen Toy Featuring Elsa and Olaf's Tea Party
Many 3 year olds love Frozen and if so she will love this lego duplo set.
It's an easy to build 22 piece set that features a Disney Frozen Elsa and Olaf, an icehouse, and everything kids need for a super-cool tea party, including a teapot, hot chocolate and cakes! There's lots of opportunity for imaginative play.
Building the toy is great for honing fine motor skills and there is lots of play value to be had after the building is complete.
Bristle Shaped 3D Blocks
Bristle shaped 3D blocks are a fun building toy for preschoolers.
Kids push the blocks together to form constructions.
This set has 120 blocks and they can build 20 creative designs.
It's great for kids to develop fine motor skills, creativity and concentration.
Plus it keeps them occupied for hours!
They can climb, throw and catch a ball, pedal a trike, run, walk forward and backwards and more.
Here are some ideas of good outdoor toys for this age:
A scooter - get a 3 wheel scooters for 3 year olds.
A trike - 3 year olds should be able to pedal a trike.
A balance bike - I really recommend a balance bike for this age group. My son had one and at age 3 he just got on his balance bike and used it straight away. For more information on balance bikes, check out this article on bikes for 3 year olds.
Mini Micro Scooter
My son has one and I can honestly say it's one of the best gifts we have ever bought him as it get used so much, yet it hardly sees any wear and tear.
The scooter is slightly more expensive than other similar scooters but in this case it is certainly true that you get what you pay for.
The scooter is super lightweight making it really easy for young children to control. It's also easy for parents to pick up when their little one has had enough.
The polyurethane wheels offer a very smooth ride. There's no bumping up and down the cracks along the way. And this scooter (unlike other ones we've had) has no rattling - it's so durable. I would highly recommend.
Balance bikes are perfect for 3 year olds. They have the co-ordination and ability to be able to learn how to ride them pretty quickly.
The bike featured has an adjustable seat and handlebar so you can adjust it to the right height for the child in question. To ride a balance bike the child's feet must be able to rest flat on the floor so they can push along the ground easily with their feet. If the seat is too heigh they will have difficulity in riding it.
The balance bike featured comes in different colors too.
A plasma car can be used indoors or outdoors (anywhere there's a flat smooth surface).
It can be used by kids from aged 3 to adults (the weight limit is 220 pounds). Just prop your feet up on the footrests and turn the steering wheel to get moving.
It can reach speeds of up to 6mph if older children fancy having a go.
It comes in different colors.
Radio Flyer Champion Interactive Horse Ride
This is such a cool toy. It's designed for kids between the ages of 2 to 6 years old.
This beautiful, realistically designed spring horse responds to your child’s motion with life-like sounds triggered by three levels of riding action: walking, trotting and galloping.
The spring horse also encourages imaginative play: the horse responds with eating sounds when 'fed' the carrot accessory, and the soft yarn mane can be brushed with the comb accessory.
Stomp rockets are great fun for 3 year olds.
They love to jump on the pad at the bottom of the rocket and see how high they can shoot the rocket in the air.
Then have fun racing and seeing how quickly you can bring the rockets back to have another go!
This basketball hoop adjusts to six heights from 2.5 to 4 feet.
It can be used both indoors and outdoors.
It includes an oversized rim and 3 Junior size basketballs.
Perfect for 3 year old girls to practise hand eye co-ordination and burn off some energy!
Electric Ride On Toy
The small but powerful ride on is ideal for 3 year olds.
It has a maximum speed of 2.8mph. Perfect for smooth rides on outdoor adventures.
You can let your child drive the car manually or use the remote control.
The wheels are plastic so won't deflate.
Children’s Waltzer Car Battery Operated
Get ready to spin! This is the all new 12-volt ride-on toy offers the fun of the fair at home.
Kids can spin 360 degrees. It's not too fast so 3 year olds can easily control the car using the joystick controls but there is also a parent control as well.
It can be used outdoors or indoors if you have the space.
This nighlight looks amazing in a little girl's bedroom.
It projects a starry scene onto the walls and ceiling of the bedroom.
It has different color options and a timer, so you can set it to go off after a little one has normally gone to sleep.
Little kids are mesmerized by the light and it can help calm them and drop off to sleep.
At 3 years old, kids are becoming more social. They are able to co-operate to some extent with family and friends and are developing more problem solving skills. Therefore it's a great age to introduce games.
Games at this age are great to demonstrate how you take turns. Kids start to learn how take turns.
There are some great games designed for young children which also teach concepts such as numbers, colors, letters and more.
Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game
This is the perfect first board teaches matching, sorting, counting, and simple math skills and is super fun. Plus it's easy to learn how to play.
Spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn with your Squirrel Squeezers, and place it into your log.
The first to fill their log with acorns wins.
You can also spin pick an acorn, steal an acorn, or lose an acorn, so there's the opportunity to be strategic too.
The use of tweezers (or squeezers) are great for developing fine motor skills.
It's a quick game that completes in a short amount of time. It keeps the kids attention but it also doesn't get too boring for adults either.
Candyland - The World of Sweets Game
This a version of the classic beginner game, a perfect first game for 3 year olds that has stood the test of time.
This version of the classic Candyland game features the colored cards and fun illustrations that kids love, with different destinations like Cupcake Commons and the chunky Chocolate Mountains.
Choose your cards, move your pawn and let your imagination soar as you make your way to the castle to win!
Disney Classic Characters Matching Game
Matching games are brilliant first games.
They take about 5 minutes to teach kids how to play and about 15 minutes a game.
This set has 72 matching tiles and instructions.
Enjoy pictures of classic Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie, Dumbo, The Incredibles, Donald Duck, Goofy, Timon and Pumba, Tinkerbell and Buzz Lightyear.
Pete The Cat The Missing Cupcakes Game
Pete the cat is a game of luck, memory, and cooperation for kids.
It's lots of fun and ideal for a first board game.
In the board game, players work together to get the missing cupcakes back from Grumpy Toad.
Kids sing songs, act out physical activities, and identify favorite animals, food, and words
Arts and Creative Toys
One of her favorite activities is cutting pictures out of magazines (she has some help with this!) and then gluing the pictures onto a piece of paper.
She also has an easel which has magnetic letters on which she loves to play. There is also a chalkboard for chalking. She uses it outside on a sunny day to do painting and they do a lot of drawing inside.
Crayola Ultimate Crayon Collection
This is a 151 piece crayon set which will have lots of colors every girl needs to create some masterpieces!
It also features a crayon sharpener.
The crayons look fantastic in their storage caddy which is obviously fantastic for taking the crayons wherever you want as well as storing them and keeping them organised.
There's also a place for every item when drawing to help keep organised and tidy. It's never too young to install these values in a child!
And the internal storage in the art desk helps with easy portability.
Play-Doh Vet Set
The play doh vet set mixes a bit of creative play with imaginative play.
Kids can make the doggy grow a play doh tongue and play doh hair from it’s ears and back.
There’s lots of play doh vet toys including a stethoscope, thermometer and different bandgages.
You can also give the doggy a hair cut with the play scissors.
LCD Writing Tablet
An LCD tablet is great to keep 3 year olds occupied at home or when out and about. The best thing about them is that little ones can draw but there is no mess!
It's perfect to keep kids occupied on a car ride.
As they get older it's also great to practise letters and writing their name.
They are lightweight and the drawing appears as rainbow colored.
Melissa and Doug Double-Sided Magnetic Tabletop Art Easel
This tabletop easel is a fab toy that facilitates lots of educational and art and craft activities.
Use the 36 letter and number magnets to practice learning letters and spelling first words.
Draw pictures with the paper roll included.
There is a chalkboard and chalk.
It's a good option of easel for a small space as well.
Frozen Art Desk
This is a really nice little art desk.
There is a handy cup holder on the desk which provides storage for colored pencils, crayons or markers.
Under the seat there is a fabric bin with handle. It can fit small toys, papers and art supplies. So you can keep all her drawing stuff ready for each drawing session. And it means a quick tidy up as well.
It could also be used to do other activities and eat snacks and meals too.
Crayola Color Wonder Mess Free Coloring Activity Set
This set is brilliant for drawing at home and on the go. It's perfect for putting in a bag so your kids can use it when you go to a friend's house or have to entertain kids in a waiting room.
But the best thing about this set is that the crayola markers come out clear if they are used on a wall or a piece of furniture. They only work on the color wonder paper. This means you don't have to worry about 3 year olds drawing on the wall or furniture.
The set includes color wonder ink stamp pad, 4 stamps, stamp holder, 24 page blank color wonder book, 3 sticker sheets and 5 color wonder markers.
Tara Toy Disney Princess Necklace Activity
This necklace activity set is aimed at kids aged 3 plus.
Slide the beads and character charms onto the silicone necklaces to make your jewelry.
It's a great activity to hone fine motor skills and improve coordinations as well as inspire creativity in young children.
Everything fits neatly inside a plastic storage case for easy storage and portability.
Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets Lagoon
Kids can color in the scribble scrubbie pets using the pens provided.
Color them in any way you want. Experiment with different colors and patterns.
When you want to try something different you can scrub the scribble scrubble pets clean in the included lagoon. Then start all over again!
This keyboard is a great choice for a young child.
Play freestyle and create original songs or play along with the melodies. Follow the lights on the keyboard to play the melodies. They can record and play back their music.
Explore a variety of sounds including drums, a scratch disc and a whammy bar. There are 40 plus songs and sound effects too.
Melissa and Doug See and Spell
It features several wooden puzzles, which have a picture on them and the word next to it. The idea is to find the wooden letters to complete the word puzzles next to the picture.
The wooden letters can also be used to teach letters on their own. The puzzles are great for introducing young children to letters, simple words and their spelling.
It's also fantastic for developing fine motor skills as children try to fit the letters in the puzzles.
It's a great adult and child activity to do together but as they get older they will love to fill in the puzzles on their own too.
I think 3 year old girls would love these word jigsaws.
Alex Toys Ready, Set School!
3 years old is a great age to think about getting her school ready and this set is perfect for helping her learn some skills which will give her a head start.
There's a huge array of items, wipe away books with markers, finger crayons, safety scissors, 2 stencils, 15 activity pages, 75 stickers and a shoelace.
She will learn how to cut, how to tie a shoelace, write the alphabet and lots more!
Create and Write
Create and write is a fantastic toy to introduce drawing, writing to preschoolers.
It is a magnetic drawing board which has animated demonstrations that allow children to follow along and learn proper stroke order for uppercase and lowercase letters
She can start also just use the board to draw anything she wants and create her own designs with the stamps and stencils provided.
Green Toys Build-a-Bouquet Stacking Set
This is a unique toy that's great for building, sorting and matching as well as giving little ones the ability to develop their creative side.
The vibrant lilies, petunias, and daisies stack interchangeably in the assorted stems for limitless fun.
It's also great for developing fine motor skills and finger strength, while also encouraging creative, imaginative play.
Little girls will love themed toys of the popular TV shows and movies that they enjoy.
Disney Frozen 2 Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone
The eKids Frozen 2 Karaoke Microphone lets you sing like a star!
Connect this Bluetooth microphone for kids to any compatible device, including smartphones and tablets, and wirelessly stream your favorite songs, all while you sing along! Of course if she likes Frozen songs, these will be the ones to stream!
The microphone works as a Bluetooth speaker, so you can bring the party wherever you go.
Paw Patrol, Skye’s Helicopter Vehicle with Collectible Figure
If she loves paw patrol there are numerous themed play sets she can get.
Skye's helicopter is perfect for pretend play.
It features working wheels for land and spinning propeller for air. Thechopper is ready to take on exciting rescue missions
This Helicopter includes a collectible Skye figure who is wearing her signature flight uniform
Magnetic Drawing Board
A magnetic drawing board is great for doodling, drawing, writing letters and numbers and lots more.
It’s a portable toy. They’re great to have in the car to entertain kids during long journeys. No worries about losing paper and pens on the floor.
Once you’ve completed your drawing, slide the magic eraser and start your new creation.
Pop up Pirate
Pop Up Pirate is a popular toy that has stood the test of time. It’s been a favorite through several generations.
Put in the swords and see which one will make the pirate pop up.
The game can be played solo or with 2 to 4 players. It’s a great game for teaching little kids to take turns. It’s also great for teaching colors and honing fine motor skills.
A toy which is really popular with 3 year olds and has been around for quite a few years now is the Vtech camera.
The camera is designed to be simple for very young children to use. It's also really durable to withstand the play of preschoolers.
She can take real digital photos with the 2mp camera but there's so much more she can do to. The camera includes four built-in games add to the fun; includes a video recorder and voice recorder for more creative ways to play.
She can take selfies, there's photo effects she can use to enhance her photos with more than 35 fun photo effects and 4 creative apps.
It's also really fun for adults to see the kinds of photos 3 year olds take. It gives an insight to life from their perspective.
Barbie Mermaid Doll
Barbies are a popular choice of doll for girls of all ages.
This barbie is aimed at children aged 3 plus.
It makes a great doll to play with at bathtime, but can also be played with out of the water too.
Dip Barbie in water, perhaps in the bath or a pool and watch her tail light up. You can also press the sides of her tail to start a swimming motion in the tail
On land, press the buttons on the side to start a light show.
Press the button in Barbie doll’s necklace to switch her to “on” mode, and dip her into the tub or pool to activate a light show.
Being a princess if often pushed onto little girls. They like watching movies like Frozen and playing with Disney Princesses.
This is a great book as it lets little girls know that it's okay to like being a princess but princesses might have lots of other different interests and hobbies too.
Do princesses ride tricycles, climb trees, do chores, or have to eat the crusts of their bread? This book lets little girls know that being like a princess has to do with what we are on the inside.
Rosie Revere Engineer
This is a brilliant book, adored by both adults and children because of the powerful messages that lie within.
Rosie, a shy girl is always making things out of odds and ends. She keeps her inventions underneath her bed, because she is scared of failure.
That is until Great, great aunt Rose (aka Rosie the Riveter) comes to visit. And explains to Rosie that her first flop isn't something to fear but something to celebrate. And the only way to fail is to quit.
Great illustrations and a beautiful story keep little ones enthralled by this best selling book.
The remote control cars are another fun option.
They features an easy to operate remote with the perfect controller for little hands.
The polic car makes realistic police siren sounds and hey both make honking sounds, music and flashing headlights
It includes 2 vehicles: 1 police car with 2 removable police man action figures and remote control and 1 racing car .
Super fun for a 3 year old girl.
Mini Mouse Remote Control Car
The mini mouse remote control car is the perfect car for little hands.
It's super fun, as well as moving forward, it spins!
The car works best on hard surfaces rather than carpet.
A great first R/C car.
This is an amazing dollshouse and it can give many years of play.
It is huge and very spacious with nine rooms.
It comes with 30 lifestyle accessories including hand-painted wooden furniture and accessories for healthy living.
There are movable features - including the working elevator, the opening garage doors and the - which encourage interaction,.
The lights turn and and the toilet flushes.
It's large enough that multiple children can play at once.
Play tents are lots of fun for small children. Many play tents can be used indoors and outdoors and can facilitate all kinds of imaginative play.
The play tent featured can fit up to 3 kids for social play. It is also great for reading, playing solo and relaxing.
It comes with fairy lights, so looks fantastic in a bedroom.
It's easy to set up and take down.
This is a super soft cute and cuddly unicorn robe.
It's perfect for after bath time or for just cuddling up at home.
There is a hood and two pockets at the front as well.
It comes in different sizes, colors and designs.
Comfortable, great for use on cold mornings too.
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