There is nothing quite as delightful as the joy expressed by children who are given a brand-new toy. Whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas, a toy earned with allowance money, or a “just because” treat, the market is saturated with so many choices of what to get for a 7-year-old boy. Having two boys myself, I know that sometimes it can be a struggle to know what is popular at the time. It can also be hard to know if a toy is worth the purchase price as well as age appropriate.
In this article we’ll be exploring 25 of the best toys for 7-year-old boys. Since there are so many different types of toys for a variety of tastes, I have divided the items into four categories which are outdoor/active toys, STEM/learning toys, creative toys, and electronic/other toys. Hopefully you will use this as a reference guide when it comes time to shop for a toy that is certain to put a smile on any child’s face!
How to Choose A Gift for A 7-Year-Old Boy
- Determine your budget. The first way to narrow down the selection process is to determine your budget. You will find there are options for every budget on this list.
- Think about his interests. What are his specific interests? Does he like playing outdoors? Is he a creative child who enjoys art projects? Maybe building is fun for him. Consider his interests before choosing a gift.
- What toys are popular right now? If there is a toy or gift his friends have that he enjoys playing with, that could be a good option for him.
- If all else fails, ask. There is nothing wrong with asking a boy (or his parents) what type of gift or what specific gift he would like. For those who are especially picky, asking for ideas can ensure you will buy something that will be enjoyed and used.
Top Unique Toys for 7-Year-Old Boys
|RC Off-Road Vehicle|
|Hauck Lightning Pedal Go Kart|
|Geospace Jumparoo Pogo Stick|
|Best Choice Laser Tag|
|KD Interactive Drone with Glove|
|Stoie's Bird Kite|
|Hot Wheels Crash Track Set|
|Fat Brain Toys Door Pong|
|Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes|
|NERF Evader Modulus|
|Avengers Hero Inventor Kit|
|Wonder Workshop Dash Robot|
|IQ BUILDER Construction Set|
|Fire 10 Kids Edition|
|Magformers Creator Carnival Set|
|Electronic Piggy Bank|
|Deluxe Butterfly Garden|
|Magicfly Marble Run Set|
|Disgusting Science Kit|
|Gravity Maze Marble Run|
|Light-up Terrarium Kit|
|Monster Truck Custom Shop|
|Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad|
|Boys Jewelry Making Set|
|Kinetic Sand Kit|
|Dinosaur Slime Kit|
|Kids Camp Crafts|
|Spirograph Art Set|
When it comes to 7-year-old boys, the outdoor world is their playground. Anything and everything outside can become their next challenge! When weather gets rainy or too cold, they’ll come inside and still need toys that will help them expel pent up energy. This list of outdoor and active toys is sure to keep boys of all ages busy!
1. RC Off-Road Vehicle
Few things excite my own son more than playing with his off-road RC car. This SZJJX RC Rock Off-Road truck is perfect for the 7-year-old who loves exploring his own backyard by taking the wheels off-road! Equipped with PVC rubber tires and suspension systems attached to each wheel, this 1:18 scale monster truck can tackle the roughest terrain.
Available in red, blue, or green, this RC truck is built to roll over challenging homemade obstacles while maintaining quality performance. Reinforced screws in the body ensure years of use without falling apart. A double strong motor and included remote make this truck simple to operate for kids of all ages, but especially seven year olds! A charging cable is included along with batteries!
2. Hauck Lightning Pedal Go Kart
Any seven year old will be the hit of the neighborhood when he’s seen riding around in the Hauck Lightning Go Kart! This pedal-powered ride-on has an adjustable seat for varying heights, hand brake for quick stops, and durable rubber wheels. The race-inspired pedals will give any boy the confidence needed to handle this kart like a pro! Great for building strength, coordination and endurance, the Hauck Lightning will pull your 7-year-old boy away from inside screens, and encourage them to go outside and ride!
My sons have this same kart and have spent hours upon hours riding it with all their friends. It has withstood years of rough use and being left outside!
3. Geospace Jumparoo Pogo Stick
The Geospace Jumparoo is today’s amped up version of the classic pogo stick. Made of foam, it’s easy to use and much safer than a typical pogo stick. Boys can use this to build coordination and enjoy some physical activity. Kids love the squeaky noise made every time they bounce, making this one show-stopping toy! The Geospace Jumparoo can be used indoors or outside.
4. Best Choice Laser Tag Set
The Best Choice Laser Tag Set is a great family game and perfect for 7-year-old boys and their friends! These laser tag guns shoot infrared beams to other guns using four different blaster settings. When you’re hit, you use one of nine “lives” indicated with lights directly on the guns. When all of your lights are out, you’re done!
This toy comes with four guns, but multiple sets can be purchased and used together. With a 130-foot shooting range, this is perfect for backyard parties, indoor play, and any time your boy wants to have a laser tag war! With no darts to clean up and no chance or injury from the toy, this laser tag set is perfect for young kids!
5. KD Interactive Drone with Glove
Think drones are too complicated for a 7-year-old boy to operate? Think again! With the KD Interactive Drone, flying this toy means a flick of the wrist!
The Aura Drone comes with a glove controller, turning your child’s hand into a remote! They can pretend they have superpowers by controlling the drone’s back and forth and up and down movement. There is even a flip feature that can be commanded by hand! Auto take-off and landing ensure smooth sailing and less chance of damage to the drone. If your boy has been begging for drone, this model is a perfect gift!
6. Stoie’s Bird Kite
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s STOIE’S Bird Kite! This larger-than-average, colorful kite is perfect for those gusty days at the park, beach, or your back yard. With reinforced fiberglass rods and weather-resistant rip-stop fabric, this kite can endure years of use. The colorful bird design will look gorgeous against a blue sky and keep kids (and adults) of all ages entertained! This kite comes with an all-in-one storage kit as well as a lifetime warranty and money-back guarantee. This is a wonderful classic toy and a great purchase for your next beach or family vacation!
7. Hot Wheels Crash Track Set
Hot Wheels have long been at the top of many 7-year-old boys’ wish lists. The durable, die cast cars come in every design imaginable and have plenty of accessories to keep playtime interesting. The Hot Wheels Cross Cross Crash Track Set is the perfect racing set for the car-loving child in your life!
Challenging turns, crash zones, intersecting lanes, and motorized boosters offer interactive fun with multiple Hot Wheels cars. Parking spaces and car-feeder lanes make for simple understanding of how the lanes are designed to work, while still being complex enough to keep a 7-year-old’s attention. If your boy loves Hot Wheels then he needs this set!
8. Fat Brain Toys Door Pong
One of my boys’ favorite games is ping pong. Thanks to their grandpa’s house, they have access to a large ping pong table with paddles. Unfortunately, much of the game is spent chasing after ping pong balls that have bounced away, hidden in corners and crevices. The Door Pong solves that problem!
This clever toy attaches to any door frame and has a ping pong ball suspended by string in the middle. Players hit the ball back and forth with included paddles, just as though they were playing the real game! Kids can also play solo if needed. This toy encourages hand-eye coordination and stores conveniently away when not in use as well!
9. Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes
The Original Stomp Rocket gets better with this set of Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes! Designed by aeronautical engineers, this kit includes the Looper, Wildcat, and a glider. Each perform their own amazing feats such as giant loops, soaring 100 feet in the air, and other crazy stunts!
An adjustable launch pad allows users to launch the planes in different directions for varying effects with just the stomp of a foot. These Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes are perfect for any rocket or aviation enthusiast! This kit also includes an instruction booklet that explains the science behind the rockets as well. Educational and fun is a win in my book!
10. NERF Evader Modulus
The NERF Evader Modulus light up gun is part of the Ghost Ops series. This battery-powered NERF gun unloads 12 darts at a time in rapid-fire mode. The clear casing lights up with the press of a button, perfect for nighttime wars! It can also be shot without the lights, to stay in stealth mode.
The NERF Evader Modulus comes with 12 coordinating Nerf darts and a barrel extension that also lights up when attached to the gun. NERF guns are always a popular toy with 7-year-olds, and this one will certainly become a fast favorite! My family owns four of these guns for when my two nephews come over, and they are picked first for NERF wars!
For the budding scientist or engineer, toys that stimulate their minds and teach them new things are a must! The toys below all pass the STEM test and disguise complex learning material with fun!
11. Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
With the popularity of the final Avengers film, this Hero Inventor Kit is guaranteed to be a hit with any 7-year-old boy! This kit comes equipped with everything a child needs to build their very own superhero gauntlet! There are over 18 activities for users to build, play, and code, meaning this toy won’t be one they’ll put together and then forget about.
An interactive app includes step-by-step instruction, so very little adult assistance is needed to build the gauntlet. An iOS or Android device is required to build and operate this toy, so children will need access to a phone or tablet. This toy introduces block-based coding and some programming fundamentals as well. Your child will be thrilled to show off the Avengers Hero gauntlet they invented!
12. Wonder Workshop Dash Robot
For the budding tech guru in your home, the Wonder Workshop Dash Robot is the perfect toy. Dash the coding robot teaches kids basic programming skills and technical development skills, without them realizing what they’re learning! Using an interactive app, kids can play with Dash straight out of the box. The app teaches kids how to code Dash to perform different tasks and moves. Soon enough your child will be teaching Dash their own tricks!
Used in classrooms everywhere and winner of multiple awards, Dash the robot is an interactive toy that is sure to bring years of fun to your child’s playtime. Available expansion kits keep this toy interesting and brings new challenges to users. Collaboration with other kids is available through an online community called Wonder League that even host their own robot races! Dash the Robot is a must-have if your child is interested in artificial intelligence or coding!
13. IQ BUILDER Construction Set
Designed by teachers, the IQ Builder construction engineering toolkit comes with everything a child needs to exercise their creativity and develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. This kit comes with 40 connecting balls and several lengths of connectors and shapes to create hundreds of different configurations. Three included eBooks guide kids through steps to create complex structures and simple shapes as well. All pieces store in a convenient plastic carrying case and are free from harmful chemicals. There is also a 100% money back guarantee if your child isn’t satisfied. This set is sure to occupy kids of any age for hours!
14. Fire 10 Kids Edition
The Amazon Fire 10 gets a child-approved makeover with this Kids Edition! With a 2-year, worry-free guarantee, your child can have endless fun on this tablet! Perfect for games, reading, or watching a video, the Amazon Fire devices are proven contenders in a huge tablet market. Easy-to-use parental controls allow you to set time limits, educational goals, and filter content to make sure what your child has access to is safe.
With 32 GB of storage, there is plenty of room to download games and videos for offline play. Included with purchase is a one-year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited, a library of over 20,000 apps, games, books, and videos from PBS Kids, Disney, and other popular brands! This is a great first tablet for your 7-year-old boy!
15. Magformers Creator Carnival Set
The Magformers Creator Carnival Set is a wonderful addition to the Magformers line of buildable magnets. Kids use magnetic shapes and accessories to build fun carnival rides! This set includes 46 pieces that can be configured a multitude of ways. The colorful shapes and durability will attract children of all ages and keep them occupied while developing critical thinking skills.
These are a must-have for road trips, things to keep hands busy at restaurants, or anywhere you need your child to stay occupied for a while. We have a few Magformer sets in our house and my boys have used them for years and show no sign of outgrowing them anytime soon!
16. Electronic Piggy Bank
17. Deluxe Butterfly Garden
If you want your children to experience the awe-inducing power of nature, then this Insect Lore Deluxe Butterfly Growing Kit is for you! This kit comes with two cups containing 5 caterpillars each. Over the course of three weeks, your kids can witness metamorphosis as the caterpillars transform into butterflies! Caterpillars attach to the lid of their feed cup as chrysalis which you can then transfer to the included mesh, pop-up habitat. A few days later they emerge as beautiful butterflies.
This would be such a special project to complete with your seven year old each year. You can grow butterflies for special occasions and then have a release party when they’re ready to fly away! This kit is sure to bring you closer as a family and nurture a love for entomology!
18. Magicfly Marble Run Set
The Magicfly Marble Run Set is another engineering practice tool that teaches 7-year-olds logical thinking and dexterity. Colorful tubes are fitted together to create a winding maze that will take included marbles from start to finish. The 127 piece set can be configured in hundreds of different ways to produce various results. Special attachments create different dropping effects for the marbles as well!
My boys have this set and love to create marble run challenges by seeing whose marble makes it down their maze the fastest! Kids will have fun while enhancing their learning skills at the same time.
19. Disgusting Science Kit
What boy doesn’t appreciate a good gross experiment? This science kit will spark the interest of the most reluctant learners by promising truly disgusting results.
This science kit explores biology as well as friendly mold and bacteria. The kit comes with supplies to create fake blood, stinky intestine, and slimy snot. An included instruction manual provides step-by-step instructions while educating on the different chemical processes at work! It should be noted that this toy recommends adult supervision! Prepare to be disgusted!
20. Gravity Maze Marble Run
This Toy of the Year award winner is guaranteed to be a home run with any 7-year-old boy who enjoys mind challenging puzzles! To play, build a path through clear towers in order to get the marble to the target ending.
If you’re worried it will be too hard, know that there are multi-level challenges ranging from beginner to expert levels. But it is very addicting and is sure to get your child away from their device. In fact, this logic game is so fun you might even find yourself playing it after you’ve tucked your son into bed!
Along with outdoor, action, and learning toys, it’s also important to spark a 7-year-old boy’s creative side. Nurturing exploration through art and creative play is a great way to stimulate a child’s mind and keep them well rounded. The list of creative toys below is sure to do both!
21. Light-up Terrarium Kit
22. Monster Truck Custom Shop
Does your 7-year-old love art but want to paint something besides a blank piece of paper or canvas? Then the Creativity for Kids Monster Truck Custom Shop is the perfect toy for him! Introduce a new medium with four pre-built monster trucks that come as blank slates, ready for customizing! This kit includes stickers, paint, and a paintbrush to let your child’s creativity go wild. Let them go crazy with racing stripes or have some fun by painting polka dots. Their imagination is the limit! Once their designs have dried, they can play with the trucks, satisfied in knowing they helped design them.
23. Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad
The Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad toy helps your child learn to draw. This toy will inspire your child to develop their art skills while giving them confidence through traceable images. By tracing the images on the slides that are projected onto paper, your child can learn to draw fun characters and scenes! Blank paper, tracing sheets, 12 colored pencils, and the tracing pad are included. This LED tablet will become a favorite toy. It’s great for home or on the go. This requires 3 AA batteries that will need to be purchased separately.
24. Boys Jewelry Making Set
Think jewelry making is just for girls? Think again! The Sentosphere Just for Boys kit comes with the materials to create one-of-a-kind bracelets. Leather look string, metal chain, and antique silver beads are just some of the rugged materials used to create braided designs that boys will be proud to show off! Expand their creativity and dexterity through jewelry making. Crafters might make these so popular they’ll be able to make and sell them to other kids!
25. Kinetic Sand Kit
Kinetic sand is becoming increasingly popular thanks to the benefits of sensory-based learning. Kinetic sand is made of non-toxic, hypoallergenic material that oozes, melts, and moves through fingers without making a huge mess! It feels like wet beach sand but is completely dry. This kit comes with 2 pounds of kinetic sand in a handy case. The kit comes with 10 different tools to ensure your child is entertained for hours! Bring beach time fun home with this wonderful toy for 7-year-old boys.
26. Stretchiest Dinosaur Slime Kit
No creative toy list would be complete without SLIME! Unless you haven’t been around children at all, you know how popular slime has become! This Dinosaur Slime Kit is perfect for the slime-loving boy who also likes dinos! The kit comes packed with 12 slime colors and containers, 12 dinosaur pieces, 4 bags of foam pieces, 4 glitter bottles, 3 bags of fishbowl beads, 2 slime eggs, and a set of tools.
Materials can be used to make slime and then add glitter and beads to enhance the texture. Slime can be stored in included containers for future use and poured in and out of dinosaur eggs as well! Slime can become prehistoric lava with dinosaurs tromping through using this creative slime kit.
27. Kids Camp Crafts
The Creativity for Kids Camp Crafts is the perfect kit for 7-year-old boys who love classic arts and crafts! The best part of summer camp is packaged in one toy. This kit comes complete with everything your child needs to make some awesome projects! The package includes rocks, feathers, craft sticks, faux leaves, paint, gold accent paint, air-dry clay, two paint brushes, glue, cotton cord, wooden beads, wind chimes and even scissors!
Materials can be used to make picture frames, painted rocks (popular for hiding!), clay dishes, journey sticks, wind chimes, and braided bracelets. This is perfect for when your child has friends over and they need something to occupy their time. It’s also great for a rainy-day activity! Kids can also make these items as the perfect gift for family or friends.
28. Spirograph Art Set
For decades this classic toy has been a fun way for artistic kids to create unique designs. Simply grab a paper, arrange the gears, and trace the stencils to make an amazing creation. It will captivate your 7-year-old boy and keep him busy for hours as he comes up with colorful, intricate patterns.
The set comes with a green, red, and blue design pens but any pen or colored pencil with a point smaller than 1mm can also be used. It also includes two drawing pads, instructions, 19 gears in fun shapes, and putty to hold the gears in place. And I love the sturdy carrying case which stores all the materials but also doubles as a work surface. This makes it easy to carry around wherever you go.
Best Toys Overall
My overall picks for each category of toy would be the Nerf Evader Modulus, the Avengers Hero Inventor Kit, the Sentosphere Just for Boys Bracelet Making Kit, and the Best Choice Laser Tag set. Each of these toys would get years of use in my house and be a hit with friends that come over as well. I like that these toys encourage learning and creative thinking skills too!
While shopping for a 7-year-old boy can seem like a daunting task with everything on the market today, I hope this article made it a bit easier to narrow down the choices! No matter your 7-year-old’s personality or preference of toy, this list is sure to have something on it they would enjoy.
Is a 7-year-old too young to learn to code?
Children are surprisingly adept learners, especially when introduced to new topics at a young age. Many coding products are geared towards children as young as 7 with age appropriate coding activities. Getting started with STEM skills early will set children up for success as adults.
What are some good toys that encourage social interaction?
This list presents several toys which offer opportunities for 7-year-old boys to socialize with their friends. For instance, a laser tag set or Hot Wheels course are most fun when played with others. Additionally, craft or science kits could be explored with a buddy.
Do 7-year-olds like remote control cars?
Most 7-year-olds can’t resist the exciting action of remote control cars. They love to be in control of the mini, moving vehicle, particularly if it has a suspension system and can go over rough terrain. Remote control cars are sure to be a hit with 7-year-old-boys!
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