The Best Toys and Gifts for 7-Year-Old Boys
7-year-olds are making cognitive strides, flexing their independence, and may even crave a sense of danger (which you can simulate with a very safe axe-throwing toy or even a tricked out hoverboard). And if they keep pestering you about getting a puppy, we say stave off their pet desires with an ant farm. From a hatching baby dragon to the latest LEGO set, we've rounded up the best toys for 7-year-old boys on the market right now, all available on Amazon.
For Tech Lovers
This cool new tech toy turns your iPad into a learning game for kids. Kids can manipulate the play pieces in problem-solving games. We love that wi-fi is not necessary to play and parents can track their children's progress through an app. There's an Amazon Fire version available as well.
For Hatchimal Fans
This interactive baby dragon from the makers of Hatchimals is a must. Fans of the Dreamworks animated franchise "How to Train Your Dragon" will love watching their tiny Toothless poke his way out of the egg. Baby Toothless is ready to make his debut; batteries are included. And once he's out, the fun continues with "training." When he's tired out, put the little guy back into his egg base.
For Aspiring Astronauts
The new LEGO space shuttle is one of the coolest toys around. Space-loving kids can build a research shuttle and a Mars rover. Solar panels? Check. Heli drone? It's here too. Grappling arm to retrieve geodes? Obviously. The set also includes two astronaut minifigures who will boldly complete your kid's mini missions to space.
This high-tech hoverboard makes a very impressive gift. LED rainbow lights illuminate the wheels on the Twist Remix, which weighs a kid-friendly 23 pounds. The Twist Remix hoverboard can go up to 7 mph, so watch your speed demons! (Note: Riders should be a minimum of 44 lbs.)
This cool new logic game from Think Fun revolves around a UFO snatching cows. Kids love Invasion of the Cow Snatchers because it's fun to play; we love it because it builds logic and problem-solving skills. The instructions are easy (use challenge cards to move around the maze-like grid and "beam up" cows with your UFO piece), and kids can keep playing as they progress because there are 60 different beginner to expert challenges.
For Mini Lumberjacks
Little guys can get in on the axe-throwing trend with this safe foam version. Zing's Zax toy axe has suction cups and makes a satisfying "whoomph" sound when it makes contact. The 12-inch toy works inside as well as outdoors and will stick to most surfaces.
For Budding Builders
Introduce kids to real woodworking with this hands-on set. Included are pieces of smooth pine wood, pencils, hammer, nails, wood glue, and a ruler. There's also a guide to building a birdhouse, train, and bank. (But go ahead and construct a pirate chest instead—no rules here). If you're looking for a distraction from screen time, this is it.
For Pet Lovers
This is 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 STEM gift, this ant habitat includes color-changing LED lights to showcase the critters at night (if you're into that sort of thing).
Don't let the AAA batteries fool you, this wand is magic. At least it will seem that way to young Harry Potter fans. The Wizard Training Wand features a training guide with 11 spells to master. Choose wands from Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore, or Lord Voldemort. A bonus? The wand is a 2018 National Parenting Products Award winner.
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