13 Top Toy Trucks for Little Tikes

Toy trucks are a staple for children of all ages and boys and girls love to play with miniature trucks, in the playroom, in the backyard and even in the tub. Toy vehicles are great for imaginative play. Kids can play at being a trucker, a construction worker, firefighter or a farmer. They can use their toy truck to shovel dirt, transport smaller cars and dig holes in the garden (who doesn’t love that!)

These toys are great for boosting whole body and fine motor skills, aiding development of a child’s speech and language and helping them understand early learning concepts such as space and volume. The other great advantage of toy trucks is that they are relatively inexpensive, so you can pick up one from the local toy store without breaking the bank.

We love toy trucks, so here is a list of our 13 favorite play trucks for kids.

Our Top Toy Trucks for Kids

Green Toys Dump Truck
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Bruder Mack Granite Dump Truck
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Green Toys Recycling Truck
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Tonka Steel Mighty Dump Truck
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John Deere Sandbox Vehicle Set
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Mega Bloks Caterpillar Lil Dump Truck
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Tonka Toughest Mighty Dump Truck
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1. Green Toys Dump Truck


The Green Toys Dump Truck is probably the most popular toy truck for kids you’ll ever find. This toy is super safe for young children, as it contains no phthalates or BPA and is made from recycled plastic. The dumper bed is fully movable and the axels are made from plastic not metal, for extra safety. It’s a chunky lil vehicle is ideal for lil fingers and big imaginations.

2. VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck


The VTech Drop and Go Dump truck is a wonderful toy for younger pre-school children. Kids can drop plastic rocks in the brightly colored dump truck toy and watch them tumble out into the bucket. Push or pull the truck along and the rocks make a very satisfying rumbling sound! This fun toy helps to teach colors, numbers and simple phrases.

3. Bruder Mack Granite Dump Truck


The Bruder Mack granite dump truck is a super realistic 1:16 scale toy truck for kids. It has doors that open, an engine bonnet, real tread tires, folding mirrors and lots of cool detailing kids will love. Even the back gate on the dumper opens! The toy is made from high-quality plastic and is suitable for play indoors and out in the back yard. It’s sure to give kids a feel for the heavy-duty vibes of trucker life!

4. Green Toys Recycling Truck


If you want your children to become more environmentally aware, the Green Toys recycling truck is a good place to start. The truck comes in 100% recyclable packaging and the truck itself is made from recycled milk jugs. It has side recycling chutes and a tilting bed with opening rear doors. Kids can play with their recycling truck indoors or outside and once it gets dirty, you can wash it in the dishwasher!

5. Tonka Steel Mighty Dump Truck


The Tonka Steel Mighty Dump Truck is so tough it comes with a lifetime guarantee. This classic design is beloved of kids everywhere. The freewheeling steel dump truck has a working dump bed. It’s painted in classic yellow, so it looks just like the trucks daddy used to play with when he was a kid!

6. Postal Service Kid’s Toy Truck


The Postal Service kid’s toy truck is a classic die-cast truck with a pull back and go action. It’s only 4.5 inches long, but when it comes to quality toy trucks for kids, size doesn’t matter one iota. Kids will love to push their U.S. Postal Service truck around the living room or back yard. Hours of fun! This truck is one for the kid who wants to extend their already extensive toy truck collection.

7. Toystate CAT Tough Tracks 8” Dump Truck


The Toystate CAT Tough Trucks 8” dump truck is perfect for moving serious amounts of dirt outdoors. You can even take this truck to the beach so your child can build a legendary sand castle. The CAT truck is made from durable plastic and is lightweight enough for small hands to handle with ease. It’s the perfect toy truck for kids aged 2 years and above.

8. John Deere Sandbox Vehicle Set


The John Deere Sandbox Set contains two vehicles made from durable plastic. Each vehicle has fully functional parts, including free rolling wheels, a moving dump truck bed and a realistic front loader. It’s the perfect toy for sandbox play—kids can scoop up sand with one truck and load it into the other! Plus, John Deere is a staple American brand in the real world, so kids can see the real and valuable work they do in society too!

9. Mega Bloks Caterpillar Lil’ Dump Truck


The Mega Bloks CAT truck is super realistic and works just like a real dump truck. The truck has super tough tires and a real-life dumping action, so kids can collect their Mega Bloks from the sand pit and transport them to a different location in the garden. This truck is the perfect companion to other CAT vehicles! IT comes with a driver too, and other Mega Bloks characters and pieces can be used interchangeably with this CAT truck.

10. Tonka Toughest Mighty Dump Truck


The Tonka Toughest Mighty Dump Truck is made from sturdy steel and guaranteed for life. It’s a classic truck that’s built to last, with a movable steel bed. This is one of the larger kids’ trucks, so it is ideal for older children as well as toddlers. This truck is a tough toy that’s going to get the job done!

11. Bruder Caterpillar Track-Type Tractor


The Bruder Caterpillar track-type tractor is made in Germany from high-quality ABS plastic. This truck will go the distance and won’t fade in the sun. The design features plenty of detail, in the wheels and exterior, which is just perfect for imaginative play. It’s ideal for kids aged 3 years and above.

12. Dickie Toys Light and Sound Garbage Truck


The Dickie Toys large action Garbage Truck has lots of fun light and sound effects, a tipping trailer and a moving fork with a dustbin. It’s a great accessory for trucking play and makes cleaning up so much more fun. Your kids can use their bright orange garbage truck to clear up toys and other debris from the bedroom floor!

13. Caterpillar Construction Mini Machines


The Toy State Caterpillar Construction mini machine 5-pack is a great toy for kids who love to play with mini toy trucks. The set includes a bulldozer, dump truck, road compactor, wheel loader and backhoe. This is a complete construction set in one box, so let your child become a project manager and see what he builds in the back yard!

Toy trucks are ideal for boys and girls of all ages, so if you’re stuck for a Christmas gift this year, check out the some of these options!

Feature image of Flickr, JD Hancock.

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