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The 10 Best Toy Excavators For Children – Guidebook

The 10 Best Toy Excavators For Children – Guidebook

A toy excavator is a great gift for any little construction worker. Your child will not only have fun, but also playfully develop his motor skills. A toy excavator should therefore not be missing on any children’s room construction site.

In our checklist you will find, among other things, important information about which excavator is suitable for which age. We have also compared different toy excavators and summarized them in our product recommendations.

Toy Excavator Checklist

Age
  • Children younger than 3 years old do not really understand toy excavators yet, but still enjoy playing with them.
  • Children usually start playing with excavators at the age of 3. From this age, they have the motor skills to transport various materials with the excavator shovel. Care should be taken here to ensure that children do not swallow the materials they are transporting with the excavator.
  • Larger ride-on excavators are also suitablefrom the age of 3 years.
Materials and Design
  • Small toy excavators are good for carrying Lego bricks, dried beans, or similar small items.
  • Large excavators or ride-on exc avators are ideal for the sandbox or for piles of dirt.
  • Care should be taken to ensure that toy excavators are made of non-toxic material, as small toy excavators in particular are often put in children’s mouths.
  • The design of the excavators is often based on real excavators, so that the play experience for children is as close to reality as possible.
Brands
  • Lego, Lego Duplo and Playmobil are the best-known brands for toy excavators.
  • However, companies that produce and develop excavators often provide toy excavators to advertise the brand. Examples include CAT, Volvo or Case.

Here you can find the top 10 most popular toy excavators.

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The Best Sellers Of Toy Excavator

We have compiled the most popular toy excavators for you in this bestseller list.

# Preview Product
1 CatToysOfficial CAT Construction Fleet 10' Excavator Toy – Ages 3+ Real Working Parts, Indoor/Outdoor Play, Sturdy Plastic Construction, Ideal Sand/Beach Toy CatToysOfficial CAT Construction Fleet 10" Excavator Toy – Ages 3+ Real Working Parts,...
2 CatToysOfficial CAT Construction Die Cast Metal 3 Pack Vehicles - Steam Roller/Excavator/Wheel Loader for Ages 3+ CatToysOfficial CAT Construction Die Cast Metal 3 Pack Vehicles - Steam Roller/Excavator/Wheel...
3 CatToysOfficial, CAT Construction 11.5' Power Haulers Excavator, Realistic Lights & Sounds, Motion Drive Technology, Working Features, and Interactive Play for Ages 3+ CatToysOfficial, CAT Construction 11.5" Power Haulers Excavator, Realistic Lights & Sounds, Motion...
4 The Big Dig Sandbox Digger Excavator Crane with 360 Degree Rotation with Base Great for Sand, Dirt and Snow, Steel Outdoor Play Toy, Yellow The Big Dig Sandbox Digger Excavator Crane with 360 Degree Rotation with Base Great for Sand, Dirt...
5 Blippi Excavator - Fun Freewheeling Vehicle with Features Including 3 Construction Worker, Sounds and Phrases - Educational Vehicles for Toddlers and Young Kids,Yellow Blippi Excavator - Fun Freewheeling Vehicle with Features Including 3 Construction Worker, Sounds...
6 CatToysOfficial, CAT Construction 11.5' Power Haulers 2.0 Excavator, Lights and Sounds, Ages 3 and Up CatToysOfficial, CAT Construction 11.5" Power Haulers 2.0 Excavator, Lights and Sounds, Ages 3 and...
7 John Deere Sandbox Big Scoop Excavator Toy with Tilting Dump Bed - Construction Toys - Frustration Free Packaging FFP - 15 Inch John Deere Sandbox Big Scoop Excavator Toy with Tilting Dump Bed - Construction Toys - Frustration...
8 OANMYJJO Digger Toys for Boys Construction Truck Toys Excavator,Excavator Toy with Simulated Lights,Crawler Excavator Model Construction Toys for Children,Excavator Toys for Boys 3-5 Year Old OANMYJJO Digger Toys for Boys Construction Truck Toys Excavator,Excavator Toy with Simulated...
9 Beestech Construction Toys for 3 Years Old Boys Girls Kids, Friction Powered Construction Truck Toys Vehicles Sand Toys Trucks Excavator, Bulldozer, Road Roller (Colorful 4 Pack) Beestech Construction Toys for 3 Years Old Boys Girls Kids, Friction Powered Construction Truck Toys...
10 Kizeefun Excavator Truck Kids Toys: Construction 2-5 Toddler Toys Digger Truck with Electric Universal Wheel Children Car Toys with Light and Music Birthday for 2 3 4 5 Years Old Boy Kizeefun Excavator Truck Kids Toys: Construction 2-5 Toddler Toys Digger Truck with Electric...
11 CatToysOfficial, Cat Construction Tough Machines Toy Excavator, 10' w/Realistic Lights & Sounds, Rumbling Action, Movable Parts & Sturdy Plastic Construction CatToysOfficial, Cat Construction Tough Machines Toy Excavator, 10" w/Realistic Lights & Sounds,...
12 Liberty Imports Oversized Construction Excavator Kids Toy Play Truck, Large Digger Vehicle for Boys with Realistic Movable Claw, Tracks 1:22 Scale Model Liberty Imports Oversized Construction Excavator Kids Toy Play Truck, Large Digger Vehicle for Boys...
13 CatToysOfficial, CAT Steel Construction Excavator - Heavy-Duty & Durable - Ergonomic Handles 3+ Years - Perfect for Kids, Dig & Haul Dirt All Day Long CatToysOfficial, CAT Steel Construction Excavator - Heavy-Duty & Durable - Ergonomic Handles 3+...
14 TOYTHRILL Tow Truck with Excavator Toy for Boys 2+ Year Old, Construction Truck Toy with Excavator, Semi Truck with Lights and Sounds, Flatbed Truck Toy Push and Go Construction Vehicle for Kids TOYTHRILL Tow Truck with Excavator Toy for Boys 2+ Year Old, Construction Truck Toy with Excavator,...
15 Cat Construction 15' Excavator, Super-Sized Kids Outdoor Toy, Real Working Parts & Articulated Parts, Ideal Toys for 3 Year Old Boys, CatToysOfficial Cat Construction 15" Excavator, Super-Sized Kids Outdoor Toy, Real Working Parts & Articulated...
16 CatToysOfficial Funrise CAT Light & Sound Roaring Rex-Cavator Battery Operated Toy Excavator, Ages 3+ CatToysOfficial Funrise CAT Light & Sound Roaring Rex-Cavator Battery Operated Toy Excavator, Ages...
17 Stargo Kids Ride-On Excavator Sandbox Toy for Boys - With Hat, Wheels, and Steel Sand Digger for the Beach Stargo Kids Ride-On Excavator Sandbox Toy for Boys - With Hat, Wheels, and Steel Sand Digger for the...
18 deAO Excavator Toys Set for Boys Friction Powered Push and Go Construction Truck Toy for Kids 3+ Engineering Vehicle Toys with Excavator & Bulldozer for Kids Gifts deAO Excavator Toys Set for Boys Friction Powered Push and Go Construction Truck Toy for Kids 3+...
19 CatToysOfficial Construction Vehicle Set for Kids Ages 2 & Up, Dump Truck, Loader, Excavator, Articulated Parts, Quality You Can Trust, Great Gift CatToysOfficial Construction Vehicle Set for Kids Ages 2 & Up, Dump Truck, Loader, Excavator,...
20 FUUY Excavator Toys for Boys 3-5 Year Old, RC Construction Toys for 3 Year Old Boys 12-Channel & 680°Rotating Remote Control Excavator for Kids Age 4-7 Sand Outdoor Toys Educational Birthday Gifts FUUY Excavator Toys for Boys 3-5 Year Old, RC Construction Toys for 3 Year Old Boys 12-Channel &...

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Current Offers For Toy Excavator

Here you will find a selection of offers that are currently available in the toy excavator for children section.

SaleBestseller Nr. 1
CatToysOfficial CAT Construction Die Cast Metal 3 Pack Vehicles - Steam Roller/Excavator/Wheel Loader for Ages 3+
CatToysOfficial CAT Construction Die Cast Metal 3 Pack Vehicles - Steam Roller/Excavator/Wheel Loader for Ages 3+
BUILT SMALL AND TOUGH: Great starter set to build up your construction fleet; 3 VEHICLES SET: Includes Steam Roller Wheel Loader and Excavator
$12.99 −23% Amazon Prime
SaleBestseller Nr. 4
SaleBestseller Nr. 5
Beestech Construction Toys for 3 Years Old Boys Girls Kids, Friction Powered Construction Truck Toys Vehicles Sand Toys Trucks Excavator, Bulldozer, Road Roller (Colorful 4 Pack)
Beestech Construction Toys for 3 Years Old Boys Girls Kids, Friction Powered Construction Truck Toys Vehicles Sand Toys Trucks Excavator, Bulldozer, Road Roller (Colorful 4 Pack)
Friction Powered Features: No batteries needed, just little push and go far!!; ABS Plastic: Well-made and bright colors!
$19.99 −55% Amazon Prime
SaleBestseller Nr. 8
CatToysOfficial Funrise CAT Light & Sound Roaring Rex-Cavator Battery Operated Toy Excavator, Ages 3+
CatToysOfficial Funrise CAT Light & Sound Roaring Rex-Cavator Battery Operated Toy Excavator, Ages 3+
LIGHTS & SOUNDS: Features flashing lights with dino and vehicle sounds; BATTERIES INCLUDED: Batteries included for play right out of the box!
$32.99 −39% Amazon Prime

Toy Excavator FAQ

Toy excavators: From when?

Toy excavators can be used as early as toddler age. This promotes the child’s motor skills, for example. However, this does not include very small excavators that can be swallowed. However, a real game develops only at the age of 2 to 3 years.

What does a toy excavator cost?

Here, of course, it depends on whether it should be a small excavator or a large one to sit on. Small excavators can be purchased for as little as €5, while the price of large excavators can go up to €50. In addition, the brand and the material plays a role.

Children’s excavator: What size is the right one?

It depends on whether it should be one to sit on or a smaller excavator. For toddlers, a not too small and simple excavator is recommended to avoid the risk of suffocation and because the motor skills are still developing. For outdoor use, a large excavator to sit on is certainly advantageous. For indoor use, a smaller one for pushing or even with drive is more suitable.

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