The 20 Best Toys for 7-Year-Old Boys of 2022

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Finding the perfect toy requires a little more research with older kids than it does with babies and toddlers. A 7-year-old, for example, can probably tell you what they like and don’t like. They also might have their eye on something they’ve seen at school or on T.V.

When trying to find the best toy for a 7-year-old boy, go for age-appropriate characters and themes like Marvel or Star Wars. Outdoor activities, tech toys, and science themed-toys are among our favorites as well. 

At 7, kids like to be independent, but we also included a few toy options that are great to play in a group. Below are our top picks for best toys for 7-year-olds.

Our Top Picks
A perfect introduction to coding for any 7-year-old, Dash is a real robot that can be programmed with a smartphone or tablet.
Be prepared to attract a neighborhood crowd with the two launch pads where friends can see whose rocket can fly higher.
It comes with word and number tiles, a base and reflector for an iPad, and other game pieces to use with the 5 game apps.
The reader follows Danny through his day as he encounters choices children have to make on a daily basis.
These high-quality fort-making rods are easy to connect and create multiple different structures while improving STEM skills.
A toy that is great for a rainy day, this mini basketball hoop from SKLZ looks and feels like a pro-grade net.
Just as the name suggests, this game comes with a classic-looking set of 8 wooden nesting boxes and 8 bouncy balls.
Play out scenes from the Star Wars Galaxy with a Mandalorian Nerf launcher. It clips onto your wrist just like in the movies.
A challenging game for one or two players, Battle Ball is easy to play and very popular among 7-year-old boys.
The clay is safe, easy to use, and comes in an array of fun, bright colors that can be mixed.

A perfect introduction to coding for any 7-year-old, Dash is a real robot that can be programmed with a smartphone or tablet. Extremely popular in the classrooms, this toy is great for solo or group play. The five free apps included are free to download and include problem-solving games at multiple different levels. 

Stomp Rocket Dueling Rockets

Stomp-Rocket

The Stomp Rocket is a must-have if you are searching for a toy that gets kids active and outside. Run, jump and stomp to launch the air rockets up to 20 stories high. Be prepared to attract a neighborhood crowd with the two launch pads where you can challenge friends to see whose rocket can go higher.

Children will learn a variety of skills with the Osmo while interacting with actual handheld pieces and an iPad. This kit provides a unique way to learn and can be taken anywhere as no WiFi is required. It comes with word and number tiles, a base and reflector for an iPad, and other game pieces to use with the five game apps.

What Should Danny Do?

What Should Danny Do?

An interactive and empowering book with nine stories in one, the reader follows Danny through his day as he encounters choices children have to make on a daily basis. Fans of the book love the socio-emotional skills that the book teaches and claim it is a must-have on the bookshelf.

Obuby Fort Building Kit

Obuby Connect N Build Kids Fort Building Kit

These high-quality fort-making rods are easy to connect and create seemingly endless structures all while improving STEM skills. Good for both indoor and outdoor play, it comes with a carrying bag that makes it easy to store and take with you anywhere. This toy will be a favorite for years!

SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop with Ball

A toy that is great for a rainy day, this mini basketball hoop from SKLZ looks and feels like a pro-grade net. The spring-action break-away rim is built to handle kids inevitably dunking on the hoop. Good for challenging friends to a game or children can use solo and work on their shot.

Fat Brain Toys Box & Balls

Fat Brain Toys Box & Balls

Just as the name suggests, this game comes with a classic-style set of eight wooden nesting boxes and eight bouncy balls. There are so many games that can be played and this is great for the entire family. 

What looks like it should be simple can easily be made more difficult by decreasing the target box size. 

NERF The Mandalorian Rocket Gauntlet

NERF The Mandalorian Rocket Gauntlet

Play out scenes from the Star Wars Galaxy with a Mandalorian Nerf launcher. It clips onto your wrist just like in the movies and includes six Nerf darts.

​​Funko Marvel Battleworld Mystery of the Thanostones

​​Funko Marvel Battleworld Mystery of the Thanostones

A challenging game for one or two players, Battle Ball is easy to play and very popular among 7-year-old boys. You'll love the budget-friendly price point while they'll love this super fun game. Pick your favorite Hero and win battles to defeat Thanos, then crack open the stone to reveal the mystery character inside.

Fat Brain Toys Hey Clay Aliens

Fat Brain Toys Hey Clay Aliens

A great mix of technology and hands-on play, this clay kit comes with free access to an app that includes step-by-step instructions on how to build each alien. The clay is safe, easy to use, and comes in an array of fun, bright colors that can be mixed.

Great for sensory play, watch as your child’s imagination grows with this kit!

Crafttastic Inventor’s Box

Crafttastic Inventor’s Box

With seven exciting challenges included, this box helps take advantage of a kid’s natural interest in building new things. Kids will be engaged with the unique materials, like googly eyes and feathers that they will need to create their inventions.

We love that this box has no instruction, meaning each child can flex their problem-solving skills.

Sharkool RC Stunt Car

Sharkool RC Stunt Car

Not your average remote control car, this stunt car can also roll and rotate at 360 degrees and drive on double-sided. Reviewers make note of how durable the car is and how well it handles bumping into walls and other objects.

CUKU Hover Soccer Ball Set

CUKU Hover Soccer Ball Set

A fun twist on the traditional game, hover soccer really does glide over the ground. The set comes with two nets, a regular soccer ball intended for use outdoors, a hover soccer ball for indoor use that has a foam bumper, and a charging wire. The adults will also enjoy this!

Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit

LEGO is always a good choice when making a toy purchase and this kit takes building to the next level. It comes with a large instructional book that shows you how to build 10 amazing moving machines. Each machine can be combined in so many unique ways and will keep any child entertained for hours while seeing the fun of a chain reaction.

Dog Man: Grime and Punishment

Dog Man: Grime and Punishment

The Dog Man series continues to be popular amongst kids and this recent one is no different. This book is full of laugh-out-loud moments with lots of endearing heartfelt messages about love and kindness. Whether you are buying for a little reader or trying to get one interested opt for this series by Dav Pilkey.

Jambo Triple Lane Slip, Splash, and Slide

Jambo Triple Lane Slip, Splash, and Slide

Water activities are such a hit at any age and this slip n’ slide will not disappoint. This slip and slide has three lanes and includes three bodyboards to slide on. Reviewers say it is best to set up on an angle.

Educational Insights Kanoodle

Educational Insights Kanoodle

Great for road trips, airplanes, or quiet time at home, Kanoodle has over 14,000 five-star reviews. It is made for all ages (over 3) and includes 12 puzzle pieces, 200 puzzle challenges, an illustrated puzzle book, and a carrying case.

Ourlife Kids Waterproof Action Camera

Ourlife Kids Waterproof Action Camera

Give your 7-year-old the gift of creativity with this rugged action camera. The camera includes a waterproof case, an hour of video recording, and the option for snapping high-quality photos. Mount this durable camera to a bike helmet or take it underwater to inspire adventure and fun.

Endless Games The Floor is Lava Game

The Floor is Lava Interactive Game for Kids

Like Twister for a new generation of kids, The Floor Is Lava is a fun, interactive game for the whole family. The game promotes balance, jumping, strength, and endurance. This game is a hit in my home for rainy days and when friends come over.

SISIGad Hoverboard

SISIGad Hoverboard

Surprise your kid with the ultimate balance gift and a new way to ride around the neighborhood; a smooth and powerful hoverboard. This one has a built-in wireless speaker, colorful LED lights, and charges quickly.

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