The 23 Best Toys for 7-Year-Old Boys of 2020

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Our Top Picks

K’NEX Building Set at Amazon

"It allows kids to work on their hand-eye coordination, artistic ability, and fine motor skills."

Osmo Genius Starter Kit for iPad at Amazon

"This kit brings physical play to the iPad, allowing kids to enjoy fun and engaging games."

Fat Brain Toys Door Pong at Amazon

"They can mount this set to turn just about any doorway into a fun game of ping pong."

LEGO Technic WHACK! Model Car Building Kit at Amazon

"Both hardcore Lego fans and more novice builders will enjoy constructing this cool-looking car."

Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes at Amazon

"Kids will love stomping hard to see how far they can make these three stunt planes launch."

Learn & Climb Dynamo Lab Science Kit at Amazon

"This unique kit helps kids discover scientific concepts while performing different fun, kid-friendly experiments."

Bladerunner Phoenix Inline Skates at dickssportinggoods.com

"These Bladerunner skates are designed to grow with him, adjusting up to four full sizes."

Dreamingbox Compact Shockproof Binoculars at Amazon

"Whether they want to observe animals or watch a baseball game, boys will love using these binoculars to improve their view."

Everest Toys Crazy Forts at Amazon

"With poles and glow-in-the-dark connecting balls, this set allows kids to get creative with their fort design."

Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit at Amazon

"Kids can build 10 moving machines that can do everything from delivering a message to tossing a gum wrapper in the trash."

If you’re shopping for a 7-year-old boy, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the wide variety of toy options. From trucks and board games to sports gear and building toys, there’s something for every kid’s personality and interests.

Here are the best toys for 7-year-old boys.

Our Top Picks

K’NEX Building Set

Kids can use the pieces in this K’NEX Building Set to build interactive models— such as trucks, planes, and helicopters—all while working on their hand-eye coordination, artistic ability, and fine motor skills. The set comes in a convenient treasure chest for easy storage.

Osmo Genius Starter Kit for iPad

The Osmo Genius Kit brings physical play to the iPad, allowing kids to enjoy fun, interactive games and explore the fields of engineering, math, literacy, and art. Parents can track game progress using kids’ game profiles on an app.

Fat Brain Toys Door Pong

Who needs a table to play ping pong? Fat Brain Toys Door Pong lets kids turn any doorway into a game. Ideal for indoor play, each set comes with a clamped and tethered ball and two paddles and can be played alone or with another person.

LEGO Technic WHACK! Model Car Building Kit

This dynamic LEGO toy lets kids use their building and thinking skills while constructing a cool-looking car. Once they’re done with their creation, they can race it and enjoy watching the toy engine pop out when it crashes.

Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes

Kids will love stomping hard to see how far they can make these three stunt planes launch. They can learn how to improve and change the planes’ flight by aiming the launcher or flying the plane into or against the wind.

Learn & Climb Dynamo Lab Science Kit

This unique educational science kit helps kids discover scientific concepts while performing 21 different fun, kid-friendly experiments. It comes with a full-color, step-by-step instruction manual and safe, plastic equipment that’s suitable for kids ages 5 and up.

Bladerunner Phoenix Inline Skates

Bladerunner Phoenix Inline Skates

 Courtesy of Dick's Sporting Goods

Whether your 7-year-old is an experienced or novice inline skater, he’ll glide smoothly on these durable and budget-friendly Bladerunner skates. Designed to grow with him, they adjust up to four full sizes, and the expandable upper shell allows for a comfy fit. The skates come in sizes small, medium, and large.

Dreamingbox Compact Shockproof Binoculars

Seven-year-olds love binoculars, but it’s too risky to give them expensive ones that they may drop or damage. These affordable, durable binoculars are designed with kids’ rugged adventures in mind. Whether they want to observe animals, play spy games, or watch a baseball game, boys will love using them to improve their view.

Everest Toys Crazy Forts

Perfect for rainy or snowy days when kids are stuck inside, this set comes with poles and glow-in-the-dark connecting balls to build forts. They can get creative with their fort design and then use it for imaginative play, reading, sleepover fun, or just hanging out.

Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

Ideal for budding engineers and builders, this Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit takes the fun of LEGOs to a whole different level. (Although the box's age recommendation is for kids 8+, younger LEGO lovers will likely be able to build many of the machines.) With 80 pages of step-by-step instructions and more than 30 LEGO pieces, this toy set helps kids build 10 moving machines that can do everything from delivering a message to tossing a gum wrapper in the trash.

Hasbro Connect 4 Game

A hit with kids for decades, this classic two-player game is affordable, easy to play, and extremely entertaining. It’s a good choice for 7-year-olds who like strategy games that require quick-thinking skills.

Retevis RT-388 Kids Walkie Talkies

Seven-year-olds crave social play, so these walkie talkies are perfect for letting them communicate and play with their buddies and siblings. With a range of up to 1 mile in open areas, they come with an adjustable volume level, a battery status indication, and a built-in flashlight for night use.

Hasbro Monopoly Junior Game

The regular Monopoly game can sometimes be a little too long and drawn-out even for adults, but this simplified Junior version is just right for 7-year-olds. It’s a fantastic way to introduce kids to budgeting and investment basics while nourishing their competitive spirit.

Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set

Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set

 Courtesy of Amazon

A tried-and-true brand for 7-year-old boys, Hot Wheels cranks up the racing fun with their Criss Cross Crash Track Set. Kids can use their imagination and creativity to create close calls or total wipeouts with their cars on more than 16 feet of track with motorized boosters, hairpin turns, endless loops, and a large crash zone.

Kids Digital Camera

Made with a protective shockproof silicone material, this digital camera is a durable and safe option for budding photographers. It’s extremely portable and easy to use, allowing kids to shoot clear photos and take videos.

Scientific Explorer Magic Science Kit

For curious kids who love magic and science, this do-it-yourself kit lets them create and perform tricks while also learning about the history of wizardry and famous magicians. They can make a wizard wand, a magic hat, a test tube crystal ball, and more.

Mattel Blokus Game

Another favorite for family game night, Blokus requires players to take turns fitting their pieces on the board while also strategically blocking their opponent’s moves. The game typically has four players, but there are two- and three-person versions.

NERF Sports Dude Perfect PerfectSmash Football

Active kids who enjoy competition will appreciate this football set from Nerf. They can work on sharpening their throwing skills on their own or challenge friends to a target-hitting game to see who can knock out the center.

Lego City Fire Station

Junior firefighters can enjoy building and playing with this LEGO City Fire Station, which comes with four mini figures, a fire station, drone, truck, and even a separate garage. It’s compatible with other LEGO City kits, so kids can create their own adventures during imaginative play.

HedBanz Game

Seven-year-olds as well as their parents and siblings will have a blast with this fun guessing game that can be played with two to six players. To play, you have to guess what cartoon object is on your headband by asking your teammates only yes or no questions.

ThinkFun Roller Coaster Challenge Building Game

If your 7-year-old loves games and roller coasters, he’ll flip over this STEM toy that blends logic skills with building skills. Easy to learn and start playing, it comes with 39 coaster tracks, 40 challenge cards with building solutions, and a roller coaster car.

Wonder Workshop Dash Coding Robot

Looking for a toy that’s interactive, educational, and fun? This unique little robot from Wonder Workshop helps kids learn to code and develop their critical thinking skills while keeping them busy for hours. It comes already charged up, so it’s ready to use right out of the box.

NBA Slam Jam Over-The-Door Mini Basketball Hoop from Spalding

Even if the weather isn’t cooperating, kids can still practice their moves indoors with this miniature basketball hoop. It’s small enough to fit over most doors and comes with a mini basketball that’s easy to inflate.

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Christine Luff is a freelance writer who covers fitness, health, parenting, and other topics. She’s also mom to a 13-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son, who both enjoy a wide range of active and educational toys. Family game night in her house is a regular, raucous, and highly competitive event.

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