Gifts for 7-Year Old Boys
My kids and I think these logic puzzles are so much fun! Probably because you get the pieces to manipulate and can choose your level from easy to challenging. The game lets you get the hang of the strategy with the easy levels and then you progress to more difficult puzzles. A bonus is this is a great on-the-go activity since it comes in a nifty carrying case.
Botley the Coding Robot
We love Botley! It’s easy to use and does not require any other devices– NO smartphone or tablet required. It’s a hands-on way to learn the foundational thinking concepts of programming in code (sequencing, looping, if/then). FULL REVIEW HERE.
Kid Made Modern Wooden Robot Kit
Decorate three wooden, bendy robots with paint and stickers.
A to Z Mysteries by Rob Roy MYSTERY
This addictive chapter book mystery series will keep your kids reading for hours and days and months. My kids read them all more than once so we highly recommend this series, especially for second grade.
These dinosaurs grip onto your fingers and react to sound, motion, and touch giving roars, chomping jaws and a little Dio gas.
Want to be a rock star? If your child loves music and is considering starting to learn drums, this is a great introductory drum kit. (And, parents, don’t worry — headphones are included meaning it’s not going to be noisy for you.)
Toob of Insects
Encourage science play with these insects figurines. Any of these Toobs make for great stocking stuffers!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, headlamps beat book lamps for reading hands down. Because they’re hands free AND have much better light! (All over the page light, not just in one spot.) Plus, how cool are you when you sit in bed with a headlamp?! These really motivate young readers.
Draw a challenge card, load, aim, and launch your ball into the target.
Gorilla Gym Deluxe
I want these so much — your kids will, too! Get an indoor swing, rings, a trapeze bar, a climbing ladder, and a swinging rope all to fit in your doorway without drilling or nuts and bolts.
Zoob BuilderZ 250 Piece Kit
This toy gives your kids years and years of play and building. We LOVE our Zoobs and can’t recommend them enough. See my full review here.
Isn’t this a fun new playset? It includes three figures, three seals, colorful fish and sea creatures, bucket with fish, coral, recycle bins, feeding time clock, and other accessories
Kano Harry Potter Coding Wand Kit
Doesn’t this look like a fun way to code with your favorite wizard? It comes with wand parts a step-by-step book and more. 70+ challenges will let you make magic on your screen like multiplying goblets, growing pumpkins, and flying feathers.
Maki Stack Family Party Game
Aren’t these wooden sushi pieces the best? Pick a card then race to build a matching stack using the pieces of sushi, soy sauce, and mat. My daughter and I often play this before bedtime and love it. We like that it takes about 10 – 15 minutes and makes us laugh. Play with two people or play in teams of two. In teams, one person wears a blindfold and their partner communicates how to build the stack correctly to them. Great for practicing clear communication! (MY REVIEW HERE.)
Isn’t this a fun new playset? It includes three figures, three seals, colorful fish and sea creatures, bucket with fish, coral, recycle bins, feeding time clock, and other accessories.
The Brick Mat
Roll this double-sided mat onto your floor or table. One side is for larger bricks, the other for smaller. And, if you like this, you might want to check out the building block adhesive tape!
Boogie Board Magic Sketch
You’re going to love this semi-transparent LCD eWriter so kids can trace and write in vivid rainbow colors. It looks and feels just like colorful pens on paper with no mess and no expensive pens or paper to replace.
The Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne HISTORICAL MYSTERY
These are MUST-READ chapter book series for all kids! The books combine mystery, history, magic, and adventure as siblings Jack and Annie adventure through time to solve mysteries. I highly recommend this series and if you get a chance, they’re GREAT on audiobook, narrated by Mary Pope Osborne herself.
Connectagons Modern Art
Use this abstractly patterned and shaped wooden construction set to build imaginative structures.
Dig It Up Fossils and Minerals
Discover minerals and fossils such as petrified wood, fossilized snail, or rose quartz. Identify each using the included field guide.
Bird and Squirrel on Ice by James Burks
In this hysterical book, Bird’s over-confident, laissez-faire character pairs perfectly with Squirrel’s logical, fearful one. The duo crash land in the Penguin world where Bird is thought to be the “Chosen One” meant to save the penguins from the Great Whale. Don’t miss the other books in this series!
Smart Games Squirrels Go Nuts
My kids think this is adorable (because squirrels!) but it’s also a super fun logic game. Plus, it’s portable and kids can play it by themselves. When playing, they’ll be developing both problem solving and spatial skills. The book gives puzzle starters in 4 levels of difficulty from “starter” to “wizard” with an answer key in the back. (Which is helpful!) Place the pieces on the puzzle board to get started. The goal is to get the acorns into the holes. It’s trickier than you’d think!
Mad Libs Junior
Perfect for the youngest readers and writers, these are hilarious fill in the blank stories that remind kids about parts of speech and storytelling.
Harry Potter Magical Beasts
If your younger Harry Potter fans are looking for a new game, this simple, action game might be a good start. To win, collect clues to find missing magical creatures.
LEGO Speed Corvette Z06
If you haven’t seen these Speed Champions kits, you’re in for a treat. Not only are they reasonably priced, the model options are super cool! You might also like the McLaren, LaFerrari, or CorvetteZ06.
Flip and Draw Superheroes
With the Superheroes Flip & Draw, there’s no limit to the crazy crime-fighters you can create and color. Flip the horizontally divided pages to mix and match these daring characters, or draw your own on the 5 blank pages in the back.
Notebook of Doom by Troy Cummings
I was surprised how much I liked this series. Alexander discovers his new town is FILLED WITH MONSTERS! And, he’s right in the middle of everything especially after he finds an old notebook of drawings and facts about monsters. Fun with an edge of scary.
Get ready for action! Two players shoot all 10 discs through the tiny slot to the opposite side to win while developing fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.
Code & Go™ Robot Mouse Activity Set
Program the mouse using easy push-button controls to go through the maze. Encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and sequencing. Testers love this!
Shark Tails Blanket
How cute is this soft minky blanket?
Klutz Make Your Own Soap
Learn soap making basics (chemistry) from melting to molding, adding fragrance and glitter, in designs like a cat, a fish, a cupcake, a star, and more.
Stink: The Super-Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Stink is the brother of Judy Moody. He’s got a big imagination which he uses to imagine he has superpowers, helping him to deal with his daily life. The writing is funny and relatable peppered with incredible Peter H. Reynolds’ illustrations. Kids love this humorous series.
Keep your kids active with this fun, sturdy aircraft-grade aluminum scooter with blue highlights. Design folds conveniently for transport.
Space Rocket with Launch Site
Do your kids like Playmobil? One of mine is obsessed. So I’m pretty sure if you’re a fan and you like this space rocket and launch site including two figures, rocket, launch structure, satellite, repair robot, mechanical tools, computer, and tons of other accessories.
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive! by Jack Chabert, illustrated by Sam Ricks
Sam isn’t thrilled about becoming hall monitor. Especially when he discovers that the school is ALIVE and trying to harm he and the other students. Sam has quite a wild adventure trying to save the students from the school. I think kids who like sort of scary things (it’s not too bad) will enjoy this book.
LEGO City Airport VIP Service
Calling all 7 year old builders! Build a private plane and limousine plus get 4 minifigures and lots of accessories in this LEGO set filled with possibilities.
Doodle Adventures: The Search for Slimy Space Slugs! by Mike Lowery HUMOR / SCI-FI
This book not only hooks the reader with it’s space-adventure plot and hilarious narrator Carl the Duckbut it invites YOU to find the missing priceless artifact requiring bravery, heroism and drawing. Yes, drawing. Along the journey to retrieve the artifact from Captain Sleezoog (he’s a slug), you’ll be tasked with doing your part. So you’ll make sure (by drawing) that you’ve got a spacesuit, you’ve packed everything you need to bring, the rocket design is perfect plus has some silly (bandages!?) extras, and lots more as the adventure ensues. It may sound contrived but it’s an engaging adventure any kid, artist or not, will love. And there is MORE in the series! Also read: The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate!
Connect, create, build then spin, flip, rotate, and whirl your kinetic creation. This is the NEWEST and coolest Geomag construction set!
Color a Doghouse Kit
Whether a real dog or your plush toys live in this house, your 7 year olds will be able to make it exactly how you want, a colorful, creative home!
Osmo Coding Set
Both hands-on and digital, this is a fun system that enables kids to learn the principals of coding and building programs. Easy-to-use, well-designed, and fun, this is a great introduction to STEM.
Puppies and dog house erasers — these are great stocking stuffer gifts for kids.
DK LEGO Star Wars Chronicles of the Force
If you love Star Wars, this is an excellent introductory guide to the sci-fi series as reenacted by LEGO. From the light side to the dark side, you’ll read about important characters, plot lines, time lines, space ships, weapons, and much more. Plus, this non fiction book includes a special minifigure.
V-tech Kidizoom Actioncam
Your kids will love this action waterproof camera with 2 mounts so kids can attach it to bikes, skateboards and more. Takes photos and videos in up to 6 feet underwater! Features 1.4-inch color video camera LCD screen and the ability to take videos, photos, stop-motion videos and time-lapse photos. Way cool tech gift for kids!
How Machines Work Zoo Break! by David Macaulay
I’m in LOVE with this book. It has lift-the-flaps, pull the levers, and pop-ups that engage readers tactically to learn about simple machines. Plus, it’s a story– not just nonfiction text. We follow the attempts of Sloth and Sengi as they try to escape the zoo using simple machines. Delightful and highly recommended!
Solar System Magnetic Adventures (Smithsonian)
I just got this and am loving it– decorate the magnetic tin with any of the 30 solar system magnets or reusable clings. Learn more in the included 64-page book.
Hopping Hop Ball
20″ bouncing ball gets out lots of energy.
Ravensburger Shark Alarm Puzzle with Flaps
73 piece Finding Nemo puzzle features 9 secret flaps that reveal fun facts.
Minecraft: The Complete Handbook Collection by Stephanie Milton, Paul Soares, Jordan Maron, Nick Fanwell and others
This ultimate collection includes the Essential Handbook, Redstone Handbook, Combat Handbook, and Construction Handbook and is perfect for your Minecraft loving kids.
ZOOB S.T.E.M. Challenge
We LOVE Zoob, do you? This gives you 175 pieces for solving STEM challenges, such as hitting targets and making balls bounce, building a catapult, zip line, trampoline and more!
Kidz Gear Volume-Limiting Headphones for Kids
These headphones are custom designed fit for children 2 yrs. and older. We have these for those car rides with movies playing we don’t want to hear! Light weight and comfortable.
Laser Pegs 8-in-1 Sports Car
This 8 in 1 Sports Car building toy kit from Laser Pegs includes the Rally Car, F-1 Racer, Modified Racer and Land Speed Record to name a few. Light up your creations to totally amp up the building experience. Comes with a Power Block Power Base, 2 Laser Pegs, 83 Construction Bricks and 4 Tire Pegs.
A to Z Mysteries by Rob Roy
This addictive mystery series will keep your kids reading for hours and days and months. My kids read them all more than once – we highly recommend this series.
Drag Racecar Pens
Six painted & hand-crafted car pens in sport sleek designs – a very motivating gift for boys especially.
Solar Recycler by Robotikits
Recycle a can to create Street Roller or Walking Robot, create Bottle Yacht, Drummer Robot and Flying Bird using a plastic water bottle, and even turn your old scratched CD’s into a super cool CD Racer.
Crystals, Rocks & Minerals by Thames & Kosmos, National Geographic
18 hands-on projects and investigations: grow three chemically different types of crystals, build three-dimensional geometric models of common crystal shapes, mold your own crystal geode, learn how to test and identify minerals, conduct tests to determine a mineral’s chemical and physical properties, and investigate the geologic rock cycle and learn how the three main categories of rock – igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic – are formed.
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