When in search of toys for 7 year old boys, it’s just important to focus on their interests and needs. Our guide will take you through both. We’ll then share some of our favorite picks.
Developmental Needs For 7 Year Old Boys
7 year old boys are typically starting to display longer attention spans. They show an increased tolerance for following basic directions. They are also learning to utilize critical thinking to solve problems on their own. This is important to remember. It’s always good to foster curiosity and challenge young minds. It just so happens that 7 year old boys are at a perfect age for this. Don’t be afraid to purchase toys that seem difficult. They’ll likely surprise you. Don’t avoid toys that require focus and following of directions. Physically, 7 year old boys are starting to combine motor skills like running and throwing a ball. Don’t be afraid to push the boundaries physically too. Target toys and activities that improve motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
What Interest 7 Year Old Boys?
You will know better than us what interest this particular 7 year old boy. In general, kids are pretty open at this age. They enjoy sharing knowledge and are open to new activities/hobbies. Take advantage of this by targeting toys that foster curiosity and teach knowledge through fun activities. Think about what type of TV shows they watch or what they want to be when they grow up. It’s most important that the toys are fun and enjoyable. These are still young boys. It is important to keep them engaged. We focused on all of this to build this list of quality toys. We also include various options based on different interest. These are out top picks for toys for 7 year old boys.
Toys for 7 Year Old Boys That Love Games
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots are an oldie but goodie. Simple as it may be, it’s blast and sure to be a favorite for kids in this age range. For the unfamiliar, the classic game puts the red and blue boxers together in a close quarters fight. Each player uses their joystick to move their boxer around and punch with both hands. The winner is the first to “knock the other’s block off” causing the play boxer’s head to pop up on a spring. Throughout the battle, the fighting emits noise that spur on the action and adds to the fun.
Why We Like It:
Energy is one thing 7 year old boys do not lack. With all that energy to spare, it’s great to have activities to burn that energy. This is a game that provides that in the form of an indoor activity. In addition, it’s interactive and keeps kids engaged while playing. The fact that it is a 2 player game will make it great for a number of occasions. Have a Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots tournament when all of his friends come over and keep them occupied. You can even break out the game after dinner for some quality family time. The simple game play makes it easy to pick up and play for people of all ages. This versatility is a reason we see this as a great option for those in search of toys for 7 year old boys who love games.
- Easy to learn/play
- Great for all ages
- Help develop hand-eye coordination
- Indoor solution to burn off steam
- Plastic pieces aren’t great quality
- Smaller in size than the original
The classic Battleship game was popular for a number of reasons. I’m a firm believer that the biggest reason is how the game manages to incorporate critical thinking, yet remain simple. The Battleship with Planes is the same with only a small twist. Each player starts with a Navy that includes five ships varying in size. This edition adds a plane to the mix, but you’re free to remove it. After setting their battleships up on the bottom of the battle case, each player takes turns guessing the ship coordinates on the other player’s board. If the other player has a ship on the guessed coordinates, their ship takes a hit. Using the map on the top of the battle case, red and white pegs mark your hits and misses on your opponents ships. The goal is to use this information to gradually determine where the rest of the ship is. Each ship can only take a certain amount of hits. You win once you sink all of the other player’s battleships (and 1 plane).
Why We Like It:
As a board game, Battleship with Planes provides a way to boost critical and strategic thinking skills in a fun package. Kids will pick up the rules pretty easily after a few games. As they play more, you’ll notice they’ll fine tune their strategy and focus more closely on each move. The game isn’t particularly challenging, but it does require focus. And what 7 year old boy doesn’t like the idea of blowing up imaginary ships? This is also great game to have a tournament with family or friends.
- Develop critical & strategic thinking skills
- Great with friends and family
- Cases make clean up easy
- Only 2 players at a time
Another classic option perfect for rowdy young boys. This Hot Wheel Track Set is a blast. The set has winding and swirling tracks. It includes a feeder system that shoots tiny die cast cars out. It shoots these cars out fast enough to continuously circle the entire set. While the set only includes on car, additional cars that are compatible with this track set are easy to find. When multiple car are introduced, they can all be set off at the same time. This is where the fun really starts. Cars can run fine simultaneously, but eventually meet. This will send cars flying off the track. Kids can simply enjoy watching the cars circle. Or they can turn it into a competition and see whose car gets knocked off first.
Why We Like It:
This one isn’t that complicated. This Hot Wheel track set is just pure fun and one of our favorite cool toys for 7 year old boys. It’s extremely interactive and will definitely hold a kid’s attention. It’s also one of the rare toys that can work for great for groups or individuals. It great for fostering or creating an interest in cars . It’s fun and inexpensive to buy additional cars with cool designs that work with this set. You may even find yourself playing along too.
- A fun and interactive experience
- Great for groups and social development
- Easy and quick to assemble
- Only comes with one car
- Requires 4 D batteries (not included)
Toys for 7 Year Old Boys Who Are Physically Active
Physical activity is a key part of development for young boys. Most kids love being outdoors whether it’s playing sports or being on the playground. The Razor A3 Scooter provides another option for outdoor activity while also doubling as a mode of transportation. Built with durable aluminum, the scooter has inline 125mm wheels, shock absorbing suspensions and a rear brake. It also has folding handlebars and a wheelie bar that kids will love for doing tricks. In looking for toys for 7 year old boys, you likely want something that he’ll love so much he’ll run into the ground. This is it and luckily it’s built with aircraft-grade aluminum to take a beating.
Why We Like It:
Outside of just another outdoor activity, the Razor A3 Scooter is also a mode of transportation. Your kid will use it to travel to a close friend’s house or just to the park. It will also help improve coordination and balance. Kids can move quickly on these scooters, but not so quick they will hurt themselves. It’s great for tricks on a sidewalk or at a skate park. It’s just right for this age group and won’t break the bank.
- Improve coordination and balance
- Mode of transportation
- Good value
- Potential for falls (A helmet is a must)
- May require slight learning curve for some
A basketball hoop is an investment. You want it to be durable and stand the test of time. The Lifetime Youth Basketball Hoop passes that test and more. The pole is made with powder-coated steel and weather resistant, which is perfect for those without the space to store it. The 32″ backboard is made of almost unbreakable high-density polyethylene and even the graphics of done in UV-protected inks. This means they won’t fade from sitting out in the sun all summer. Most importantly, the basket is adjustable from 5.5 to 7.5 feet. Just raise the rim as your kids grow and accommodate them and their friends way past the age of 10.
Why We Like It:
Sports are an important part of a young boy’s development. Not only is it one of the best ways to improve coordination and stay healthy. It’s one of the best ways to develop social skills and interact with kids of similar ages. Any activity that helps burn energy should also be a plus when in search of toys for 7 year old boys. This fits the description and boys will have the added benefit of learning the importance of teamwork and sharing, which can’t be discounted. Few sports teach this more than basketball and the Lifetime Youth Basketball Hoop is an affordable way to play at home.
- Improve coordination and maintain healthy lifestyle
- Develop social skills and learn teamwork
- Adjustable from 5.5 to 7.5 feet
- Durable and weather resistant
- Requires driveway/street space to play a game
- Kids may outgrow goal after hitting teens.
STEM Toys for 7 Year Old Boys
The K’Nex Model Building Set may look familiar to some. It’s another one of those toys you might remember from your childhood. Toys for 7 year old boys should do a number of things including be fun. If they can teach at the same time, that’s a huge plus. That’s why toys like this K’Nex Model Building Set have stood the test of time. While this set can make 70 models, it actually includes 705 pieces. Guides are include to build unique designs or kids can use their imagination and make up their own. The chest that the pieces come in also act as a convenient place to store all of the pieces to avoid a mess.
Why We Like It:
This is a great toy with a ton of developmental benefits. It will improve spacial awareness and motor skills. Kids who enjoy building things will love the versatile pieces and moving designs. It will allow them to use their imaginations and motor skills to achieve each model. These are important skills for boys at this age and engineering toys like this allow them to develop these areas. We also love the included guides. Learning to follow instructions to successfully complete designs is important and beneficial also.
- Improve spatial awareness and motor skills
- STEM toy with many developmental benefits
- Guides and pictures to help in building
- Versatility provides long lasting value
- Not ideal for groups
- Pieces don’t always allow work on multiple models at once
Some toys do more than provide fun for kids. They challenge them mentally and foster curiosity. This Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit falls into this category. It includes safe chemicals and supplies that will allow young kids to conduct experiments. They’ll also be able to observe chemical reactions and learn the basics of science. Lastly, toys are include that allow them to construct their own unique creations. While all of this is presented in the form of 11 planned activities, there is still room for some deviation.
Why We Like It:
This 20 piece kit focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) principles. There are no shortage of activities that encourage exploration and engineering. The activities are fun and more importantly create a good foundation of scientific knowledge. This Scientific Explorer Kit will help kids learn and foster curious minds in a way that few toys for 7 year old boys can.
- Bolsters learning and critical thinking skills
- Great for families and groups
- Teaches STEM principles through structured projects
- May provide limited value after completion of projects
- Some activities may require adult supervision.
LEGO bricks have been providing fun for young kids for almost a century. Some say “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and we agree. This LEGO Classic Large Brick Box only builds on what makes LEGOs great. It includes 790 pieces total with traditional bricks as well as specialty ones. These specialty pieces include base plates, windows, doors, wheels and more. Idea guides are included or kids can let your imaginations run wild. This brick box provides a more refined experience with the ability to build more versatile designs than typical sets with only regular blocks.
Why We Like It:
There’s a lot to like about this set. The specialty pieces allows world building potential as opposed to just individual structures. Kids can let their imagination run wild and improve key developmental skills like spatial awareness. This set also works great for groups. Having kids work together using the guide to build designs is a great way to teach kids about sharing and teamwork. The bright yellow brick box also doubles as a storage container, which means there is no excuse for kids not to clean up.
- Perfect for groups and teaching teamwork
- Improve spacial awareness and motor skills
- Includes convenient storage bin
- Can be a messy and loud activity
- Specialty pieces are limited in quantity
Unique Toys for 7 Year Old Boys
Kids love magic tricks. The unexpected outcomes and showmanship makes kids light up. Unfortunately, it’s not the most accessible hobby. Enter the Spectacular Magic Suitcase. For those in search of unique and fun toys for 7 year old boys, look no further. This magic set provides 100 tricks to learn and the props (wand, hat, dice, etc) needed to execute them. That includes card tricks, tricks that make things multiply or disappear and much more. Very helpful instructions are included, as well as codes for access to helpful online videos. Lastly, it also comes with a case to store everything and perform tricks on.
Why We Like It:
This gift really stands out for us. 7 year old boys have many options for hobbies, but magic is one certain kids will find very appealing. Any kid will probably enjoy learning and perfecting all the tricks and outgoing personalities will love the showmanship. Learning or performing these tricks can boost social skills and help shy kids come out of their shells. Mastering many or just a few tricks will allow kids to impress friends and family giving them a sense of accomplishment.
- Teach kids to learn and perfect a craft
- Allow your kids to entertain and develop social skills
- Instructions and video guides are included
- Not ideal for groups
- Certain tricks won’t be easy to master
These Retevis Kids Walkie Talkies are great as a boys gift and full of potential. These small and light walkie talkies are easy to operate with a simple push to talk button. They have a range of at least 0.5-1 mile and more in areas with open terrain. With multi-channel functionality, communication can be shared with 2 or more devices. They even have the ability to lock the menu or channel so kids can’t make changes. While easy to use, these devices actually includes a ton of different functions that may or may not interest you. A menu and LCD display on each device makes these features much easier to access.
Why We Like It:
Young kids have imagination in spades and walkie talkies fit any fantasy. Good gifts or toys for 7 year old boys should encourage that imagination and the Retevis Kids Walkie Talkies fit the bill. Whether building a fort or playing cop and robbers, they add to the action and allow kids to interact with each other. They can also act as sort of a trojan horse. With an additional walkie talkie, you’ll also be able to monitor your kids. Let them know when it’s time to come inside or just check in on them. 7 year old boys will love them and they won’t even mind if you use it to nag them from time to time.
- Encourages imagination during play
- Serves as a toy and monitoring tool
- Lightweight with easy push to talk functionality
- Parental lock mode and other features
- Range may be limited in congested areas
- Required 3 AA Batteries are not included