The list you need for animal toys for kids!
Looking for animal toys for kids list? You’ve come to the right place.
My middle son sleeps with what seems like 76 stuffed animals that he takes excellent care of. He reads them books before bedtime, prepares meals from the toy kitchen, and has become an adorable caregiver. He adores animals and nature.
This list of animal toys for kids is everything from our favorite stuffed wild animal to an animal toy that invites imaginary play.
After a deep dive into animal toy testing, we are ready to bring it on!
And of course -this animal toy roundup even includes our favorite counting bears – because how could we not have the counting bears in this gift guide?!
RELATED: Check out our toy list with toys for all ages and stages!
How to choose the best animal toy for your child
- What does your child enjoy doing for play?
- What is the appearance of the animal toy?
- Is the animal toy age-appropriate – Does it have small parts?
Inside this animal toy gift guide, you will find:
- Animal toys that spark imaginary play
- Toys with birds and nature
- Farm animal toys
- Sea Life toys
- Animal toys for wild/jungle animals
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Hello, most adorable and well-loved nightlight! My four-year-old is so happy to meet you. These nightlights are super soft and come in a variety of animal options. It makes an excellent gift for many ages!
Shall we talk about how much we use and enjoy these counting bears? Count them, sort them – endless ways to play. If you’ve been here a while, you know what’s up. If you are new here, be sure to check out these ways to play with counting bears. You won’t be disappointed!
Invite imaginary play into your animal lover’s hands to take care of sick pets and help build connections through play.
This treehouse has gotten a lot of use over the years between my four and six-year-old. Begin playing with the toy animals it comes with and build upon new friends as your child plays over the years.
With so many animals to chose from, this is our stuffed animal brand of choice! Come take a look and seek out your child’s favorite. We adore the hedgehog and this link takes you to the bison.
Out of all the paint-by sticker books, this one is our favorite! The stickers are large enough for little hands to peel off to match the stickers to the shapes. Create colorful sticker animals at a restaurant or on the go. Great for car and plane rides.
Up for an excuse to get outside without anyone needing you to do anything? Grab a chair and this deck of cards to send your preschoolers on a nature scavenger hunt to search for wildlife—a great way to welcome cooler weather and spend time outdoors.
Ask up to ten questions to guess the animal on the card the player is holding! Fun for car rides or after-dinner conversations to build vocabulary and connect.
Learn about pets and play on the go with these pets in a TOOB. TOOB offers a variety of different animal options that are a must-see and this collection here offers 12 animal pet figures.
Schleich is a detailed and realistic toy for any animal lover. The toys are built to last, and this set is part of the farm world collection. Check out this set, plus many others by Schleich.
Are you looking for a collection of farm animal toys for a sensory bin? This bucket of farm animals is a great choice. Twenty-four miniature farm animals to add to many play prompts.
My boys used this Little People Farm in our home for years. I have three boys, and each one played with this farm before passing it along to their younger brother. Children can store all animals inside the barn.
Need a first Lego set? Begin with Duplos. Not only can you build and play with this first farm set, but you can mix and match these linking blocks with other sets over the years. Duplos are listed in our forever toy gift guide because we will use and keep them for years.
This plush farm makes a great gift for toddlers. The five-piece classic animal farm set comes with an assortment of four farm figures. The animals talk, make realistic live sounds, and come with a soft barn stable to store all the farm animals when done playing. The playset includes a cow, horse, lamb, and rooster.
Another fun set for horse fanatics! This horse set makes a great gift for ages 3-7.
Do you need a gift for your two-year-old? This wooden farm-themed play puzzle is easy for little hands to maneuver and play. Thick puzzle pieces that strengthen fine motor skills, matching and sorting, and creative play.
I am a little obsessed with these books! We talk a lot about touching to count each object, and this book does exactly that. Read and pop each dot as you count the farm animals on each page. This book sets a solid foundation to help better understand the total amount of a number symbol. My four-year-old loves this book!
Here is another fun collection to toss in the bathtub or add to sensory play. Try adding blue color to your water and watch the space come to life.
These jungle animals are the same brand as the assorted sea animals listed above—a large assortment of animals for sensory or imaginary play.