Here are cool gifts for 7 year old boys that are also filled with learning and creativity opportunities. Your 7 year olds will love these gift ideas!
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Gifts for 7-Year Old Boys
Thames & Kosmos Glow in the Dark T Rex Excavation Kit
Excavate your own glow-in-the-dark Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton model. This dangerous prehistoric giant comes to life when you excavate its bones with a hammer and chisel and assemble them into a skeleton. The skeleton lets you reenact prehistoric adventures or surprise your friends with its glowing effect when the lights are off. The kit includes 13 skeleton pieces buried in a plaster block, excavation tools, and a descriptive manual.
LEGO Super Mario Minifigures Surprise Bag
My kids LOVE these — how about yours?
These aren’t just highly-rated, they’re really a good price, too! We also love that they have good sound, LED lights, and volume control.
RAD Robots MiBRO
Kids love this interactive remote control robot with accessories and over 50 functions and sounds! Use it to talk, tell jokes, and learn programming thinking.
Hot Wheels Mega Construx Building Set
Use the 102 bricks to build your own muscle car!
Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Ben Wood
In the first of three silly, illustrated stories, Rock Pigeon is a crime-fighting pigeon who helps Grandpouter and the other park pigeons solve the problem of the vanishing bread crumbs. Hilarious disguises, charming illustrations, quirky characters, and funny mysteries, this book is sure to entice even the most reluctant of readers.
T Rex Dionsaur Fossil Exhibition
Build your own museum exhibit with two paleontologists, a T Rex, and more.
Alien Slime Lab
Get messy as you mix up batches of unidentified “alien” slime and conduct tests on them to analyze and investigate their special properties. Real science and playful science fiction come together in this wacky, activity-filled kit! For example, conduct viscosity tests on the slime, dissect it with tweezers and a plastic scalpel, cut out a brain shape, Stamp it with an alien head, and add eyes to your Alien slime! (Non-toxic.)
Hot Wheels City
Store your cars in the parking garage and then speed down the side-by-side racetrack but watch out for the Robo T-Rex!
Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy
Love Pokemon? This game at the Battle Academy will teach you everything Pokemon. This board game gives you 60 cards, a board, damage counters, and a coin plus codes for online play.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Medieval Castle
How cool is this castle with a drawbridge and 3 Minifigures!?
Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
Bad Guys is a hysterical, VERY popular book. In the first story, Mr. Wolf invites other bad guys to a meeting with hopes they will join him in being good. Lots of drawings and minimal text make this a sure-bet for first and second-grade readers who like irony and humor.
We highly recommend this fast-paced, fun, and easy dice game.
Hot Wheels Mega Construx Building Set
Use the 102 bricks to build your own muscle car!
Dreamworks Hatchimals Toothless
Move baby Toothless around until he’s ready to hatch! See his eyes glow through his eggshell, rock it to make him growl, tap to hear him tap back, clap & he’ll respond! Then teach Toothless to fly & plasma-blast. He’ll move his wings & ears as you guide him. In fact, there’s a lot that you can do with Toothless once he’s hatched!
Notebook of Doom by Troy Cummings
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.
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.
LEGO Space Mars Research Shuttle
Build your own space shuttle!
MudPuppy Map of the World 78 Piece Puzzle
Learn world geography with this beautiful world puzzle!
Super Detectives Simon and Chester by Cale Atkinson
MYSTERY (GRAPHIC NOVEL)
A new, funny beginning graphic novel! Nic and his ghost friend Simon are bored so they dress up and pretend to be detectives. The friends advertise but no one shows up — except a mysterious pug who doesn’t belong to them. Who is the pug? The detectives ask around and follow clues — and it’s hilarious!
Remote Control Truck
Will your kids love this highly-rated Sharkool electric driving truck? With an infrared remote control, the car can go forward or backward, turn left or right. SO FUN!
Almanac 2022 National Geographic Kids
With schooling at home and more families homeschooling, the National Geographic Almanac is a must-own resource for families. Practice your nonfiction reading comprehension skills as you learn about animals, space, science, history, geography, and much more. Each page is designed to entertain and educate with stunning layouts and eye-popping photographs.
A to Z Mysteries by Rob Roy
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.
Educational Insights Circuit Explorer Space Station STEM Toy
Explore electricity & circuits! Build a Deluxe Base Station with towers, a planetarium with color-changing dome light, a communication station with a rotating radar dish, and more. Also includes astronaut and robot figures for pretend play and stickers for customization.
A fun avocado twist on the game of Snap for kids! It’s simple to learn and quick to play. Switch and smash quickly to win this entertaining game.
Doodle Adventures: The Search for Slimy Space Slugs! by Mike Lowery
This book not only hooks the reader with its space-adventure plot and hilarious narrator Carl the Duckbut but it also 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.
Nerf Sports Dude Perfect Mini Hoop
Do your own trick shots like the Dude Perfect team with this cool net!
Get your kids hooked on an engaging game requiring problem-solving, thinking, and visual-spatial strategy! The goal of the 1-player Gravity Maze game is to figure out how to build a working marble run using the colored translucent plastic towers. We love and highly recommend this game!
A beautiful two-sided Sudoku wooden game board with smooth, wooden titles of numbers and shapes! Use the booklet with 60 challenges for the starting positions. Not only is this a FUN game for one player, but it’s also great for critical thinking, pattern recognition, problem-solving, visual/spatial thinking, and deductive reasoning. (Win-win!)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: A Puzzle Adventure by Aleksandra Artymowska
Help Captain Nemo search for adventure and treasure. Each intricately illustrated page gives readers specific tasks. For example, you might be asked to find a diving helmet that is different from the others. Or find identical seashells. It’s so fun!
When all the dogs and leashes get tangled, the object is to figure out which ball is at the end of which leash. WITHOUT touching…you can ONLY USE YOUR EYES. This is a very quick game which is good for waiting rooms and traveling.
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.
Playmobil Mars Space Station
We are big Playmobil fans in our house — and love the looks of this cool space station for astronauts.
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.
Bird and Squirrel on Ice by James Burks
In this hysterical graphic novel 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep your kids active with this fun, sturdy aircraft-grade aluminum scooter with blue highlights. Design folds conveniently for transport.
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.
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!
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 nonfiction book includes a special minifigure.
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!
Hopping Hop Ball
These 20″ bouncing ball gets out lots of energy and are tons of fun. My kids do these all over the house!
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register
Older children need to practice learning about money including bills and coins, adding and subtracting! Great for math skills.
Air Hogs Super Soft Stunt Shot
Kids love this remote-controlled stunt car that does spins, wheelies, rebounds off walls, and more!
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!