This post contains affiliate links and I was given product for gift guide inclusion. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products that I truly love & enjoy!
I can’t wait to share this gift guide of the best toys, gadgets and gear for 3 to 5 year olds! This list includes a ton of toys that we already have, a few that my kiddos are receiving this year and some that are on our wish list! When it comes to toys for this age, I love to focus on toys that encourage creativity, inspires physical play and those that facilitate learning. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) toys make a heavy appearance in this guide and I find that often they are the toys that are played with more long-term and not discarded as soon as the initial excitement wears off!
Preschool Gift Guide for 3 to 5 year olds:
The interactive STEM Jr. Wonder lab designed for preschoolers with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math learning with over 20 fun, hands on experiments. The experiments use common household ingredients to provide hours of learning and discovery! My kids have this and LOVE it! There are so many fun phrases and noises to help excite them even more.
A couple great add ons to the STEM Lab would be:
This interactive music inspired toy is a favorite amongst music loving kiddos! Sing, dance, make you own music while playing in one of three modes (math, game, music). My 4 year old obsesses with this toy (in a good way – lol) and plays with it every single day.
This marble run is made of sustainable materials and provides hours of open ended creative play. Great for ages 4+ to hone fine motor skills, visual spatial skills, and early engineering skills. Inspires creativity, critical thinking, three-dimensional thinking while teaching problem-solving and innovation.
This is the perfect first game for kiddos! The fish circle around the board with their mouths opening and closing. The person who collects the most fish wins!
This swing looks so fun and I can’t wait to give it a try this spring! Children (or adults up to 150 pounds) can stand and swing through the air. I love toys that inspire physical activity with kiddos and I think that this will be a huge winner with everyone! Save 15% with code MomHealthy15 on Amazon!
This pogo stick is perfect for first timers! The pogo is made from durable foam to provide a fun and safe spring that squeaks each time for added enjoyment! Perfect for hand eye coordination, balance and gross motor skills. Save 15% with code MomHealthy15 on Amazon!
These are wonderful for young kiddos who are learning their letters and phonics. We have one for my son and my daughter will get one this year.
This scooter has adjustable height settings and is made with a full steel frame that’s made to last. The wheels light up with LED lights and the frame is bright and colorful! Kids love zipping around on these and burning a little energy! Save 15% with code MomHealthy15 on Amazon!
Don’t forget to pick up a helmet!
This game is great for the young kiddos on your list! The ducks spin around and around while players try to find their matching shapes. It’s simple with few rules that makes it easy enough for even 2 year olds to grasp.
These are a perfect gift for siblings! I can’t wait to see how the kids explore and play with each other while using their walkie talkies throughout the house.
Kids can rock it, roll it, sit in it, or stand – endless ways to play! As they move around the suction cups on the bottom make a POP POP POP to their delight! Winner of best toy awards!
This puzzle comes with cards to help children build puzzles and pictures with the semi-circle shapes. Perfect for spatial reasoning and problem solving!
These are so fun! These suction cups toys stick to each other and any smooth surface! So fun to build and create with!
What little boy (or girl) doesn’t love robots? This mini robot repeats everything that you say and is pint sized for a perfect on the go toy for your kiddos!
This cute little puppy moves, kisses and makes noises just like a real dog! Perfect for your animal obsessed kid (or kid that wants a real-life pet). With 25+ sounds and actions, this toy is going to be a hit!
This monthly subscription box is a fun family activity to help explore the world through food. Each box comes with sauces/spices, recipes, explore country brochure, activity sheets, and more. It’s a great way to spend time together with family cooking foods from different countries, while also learning about their cultures and cuisines.
This new Hello Kitty educational DVD is a great stocking stuffer idea! The series explores numbers, shapes, animals and other age-appropriate concepts like good manners and making friends, all with the engaging antics of Hello Kitty and her friends
My kids love building and creating with these magnetic blocks! Affordable and great for creative play.
These dinosaur themed dominos are so perfect for little hands! Great quiet time activity that assist with fine motor skills too!
For more gift guides, check out my other guides below: