16 Top Toys for 7 Year-old Boys
When it comes to gifting a 7 year-old boy, let The Guide be your, well, guide! Maybe you need a present for a birthday or holiday, or maybe it's a gift just because. Whatever the occasion, we've scoured the internet to find 16 top toys for this particular age.
All our present pics are listed here for your shopping convenience. It's as easy as clicking a link! (Or two, depending on how generous you're feeling…) Peruse below and check out all the newest products for 7 year-olds, from a motorized solar system to a retro memory game … there's even a robot slime battle! There's so much fun on one list, you're bound to find a great gift.
Educational Ant Factory
It's not your standard ant farm! This modern "ant factory" displays insects living in nutrient-rich gel, so their paths are clear to observers. A great STEAM gift, this ant habitat includes color-changing LED lights to showcase the critters at night. There are also 3 magnification spots and air vents in the habitat, plus an activity guide, a mail-in certificate for ants, and the gel. Best for ages 7-12.
Bug Blaster Dart Gun
This fun toy has all of the "gun" action without the imagined violence against people (there is violence against plastic bugs though!). The blaster fires darts (12 included) at "bugs" that kids send up from the motorized launcher. 1 Swarm Seeker dart blaster, 2 plastic bugs, a motorized launcher, and 12 darts are included in the package. The blaster can load up to 10 darts at a time. To launch the bugs, press down with your foot on the motorized launcher.
Robot Slime Battle
If the kid in question is into robots and slime, you've got a slam dunk with this set. The Ready2Robot Big Slime Battle includes 2 Mechbots robots that he can customize with over 40 tiny weapons and accessories. 6 Slime Pilots are also included, as are 4 Slime Weapons, 2 Bot Blasters with spring-loaded missiles, a battle arena, and of course, slime! Build and customize battling robots, prep the slime weapons, and put the slimy guys into battle. Best for ages 6 and up.
Fugglers — Felt Dolls with Teeth
Truly creepy, these dolls are sure to delight certain kids (you know the ones). With their human-like teeth and button eyes, Fugglers will haunt your dreams. Or at least make you uncomfortable for a minute. Stuffed felt Fugglers are available in 9" or 12" sizes and come in a variety of colors and designs. Take gray GapTooth McGoo, or choose Sketchy Squirrel. Whichever Fuggler you pick, you've got a unique gift!
Brain Bolt Handheld Game
Entice him to play something educational with the new handheld memory game Brain Bolt. Kids follow along, memorizing the light sequence to play. There's also a 2-player mode, plus advanced and timed modes for when he masters regular play. Brain Bolt is portable and convenient, so it's a perfect travel game. Best for ages 7 and up, Brain Bolt is even fun for adults! Includes 3 AAA batteries.
This 30" acoustic guitar is a great option for aspiring musicians. The lightweight wood design is great for little ones, and it includes a nylon bag, tuner, strap, picks, and strings. Choose from blue, red, black, or wood tones (prices vary depending on color). This guitar is a good value for the money! Perfect for beginners. A larger 38" size is also available.
Grumblies Interactive Creatures
Got a wild thing who loves gross stuff? We've got a toy for you! Grumblies are grotesque, interactive creatures that are highly entertaining. Set them off (poke, shake, roll, tilt) and experience over 40 reactions and sounds. They "melt down" and shake. Each Grumblies character (Scorch, Hydro, Tremor, and Bolt) has a different personality. Best for ages 3 and up, Grumblies come with batteries included.
A kid favorite, these light-up gloves make a fun gift. Available in black, pink, or purple, the gloves feature little LED lights in the fingers, controlled by a button in the cuff. The red, green, and blue lights have 6 different modes, from patterns to solid, to flashing. The cotton/polyester blend gloves are a good fit for ages 5-9 (there's also an adult size available for kids ages 10 and up). Extra batteries are included in the gift box.
Dot Robot Creativity Kit
Dot is a great robot for kids age 6 and up, and the creativity kit from Wonder Workshop is a ton of fun. Dot is ready to go out of the box, and features sensors and technology to play games and construct projects. The 2017 Parents Choice Gold Award Winner works with iOS, Android and Kindle mobile devices. The creativity kit comes with 20 project cards to play games and plenty of accessories to make things like a mood lamp. A charging cable and stand are also included, as are costumes, a squishy case, connectors, stickers, and more.
Play Monster Ultra Dash
Got an energetic dude on your hands?, this racing game from PlayMonster will have kids speeding around and burning energy.
The object of the game is for kids to match their tagger to the color of the flashing light on the targets. And they have to be fast to win the race! Each game changes, so it's new every time, and kids can set their own courses. Plus, they can play alone or on teams for extra competition. Ages 6+
Super Solar System
Educational Insights GeoSafari Motorized Solar System
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Expand your child's knowledge of the solar system with this light-up model from Educational Insights.
The sun is lit with an ultra-bright bulb, so light shines on the motorized planets, showing how they orbit. The set converts to a planetarium for additional educational fun. Turn off the lights for a cool space experience in his room! The model also features a night-light mode with automatic shut-off, so he can drift off gazing at the planets. This is a great STEM toy to promote interest in science. Not included: 4 C batteries or a/c adapter.
Retro Memory Game Simon
Remember Simon? The 80s memory game is still alive and well with Hasbro. Bring it to a new generation and put your kid's skills to the test.
The game will spit out a pattern in its lights. Players must copy the flashing light sequences to move on to more complicated patterns. The updated version features an LCD display that tracks your wins and allows multiple people to play. 3 AA batteries included. Best for ages 7+
Your curious kid can put together their own trendy terrarium with this science craft.
Everything in included to create his own little world in a jar. Plant wheat and Chia seeds in the plastic mason-style jar (planting matter, sand, and potting mix included), and then mist daily to watch the plants grow. Arrange the bunny and toadstool figures and decorate with 45 glow-in-the-dark stickers to illuminate the jar at night. For ages 6+
A Great Game for Escape Artists
This Spy Code game from Yulu Toys centers on a fun trend: escape rooms.
Players (aged 6 and up) must work together to free a "captured" friend through skill, strategy, and luck challenges. With each challenge, a portion of the needed key is revealed. Obtain the key and free the captured player. Kids may not be able to visit an escape room game venue, but they can play Operation Escape at home
This wild, all-terrain RC vehicle can go off road and do crazy stunts.
Ballistik Mode allows you to kick things up a notch and go even faster. The sleek vehicle can pivot instantly and do 180 spins, among other stunts. Plus it charges faster than other RC vehicles, leaving more time for racing! The battery gives you 30 minutes of play for 30 minutes of charge time. New from Mattel, best for ages 5+
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