There’s a lot going on with your seven year old boy, physically, intellectually and socially, and we take that into consideration when choosing the best toys for 7 year old boys available today.
Because his motor skills are improving, he is more confident playing his favorite sports and other physical activities.
His social and intellect skills are expanding. His attention span is longer and his critical thinking skills are becoming more honed.
He’ll continue to be curious and adventurous, enjoying challenging activities and being active physically.
Our list of the best toys for a 7 year old boy provides him with the opportunity to expand his mind and feed his desire for physical activity while allowing him to have tons of fun!
- 10 Top Toys For 7 Year Old Boys
- LEGO Minecraft The Cave 21113
- Marky Sparky Blast Pad Missile Launcher
- Snap Circuits SC-300 Electronics Discovery Kit
- Nerf Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow Blaster
- National Geographic Mega Gemstone Mine – Dig Kit
- IQ Fit Game
- Klutz LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions Craft Kit
- Bounce Off Game
- Razor A Kick Scooter
- ZOOB Car Designer
10 Top Toys For 7 Year Old Boys
LEGO Minecraft The Cave 21113
With the LEGO Minecraft The Cave 21113 building set, your 7 year old will embark on a thrilling adventure to find valuable resources!
This awesome LEGO set has a total of 249 pieces including 3 mini figures: Steve, a zombie and a cool spider with 8 movable legs.
It features gold ore, coal ore, iron ore, red stone, TNT, a waterfall, lava bricks, grass bricks, 2 torches and a ladder. Other accessories include a pickaxe, a chest and a loaf of bread in case Steve needs some food to build up his energy.
Steve can work the pickaxe to dig essential minerals out of the cave walls or use it to fight off the zombie or spider. Or he can blast the ore out with his powerful TNT. With this cool set, the pretend play possibilities are endless!
As with all LEGO sets, the LEGO 21113 comes with an instruction book and it shows 2 different ways to build the cave. But your child can also use the pieces in this set to build his very own unique creations or he can combine this set with other sets to build an entire Minecraft world.
The cave measures 5″ high X 8″ wide X 5″ deep when fully assembled and would make a wonderful gift for boys and girls!
Why We Recommend LEGO Minecraft The Cave 21113
- Kids say it’s fun to build and play with after it’s built!
- Great for imaginative play and role playing
- Helps develop your child’s motor skills and hand-eye coordination
- Can be used to create 2 different caves plus any other creation your child can dream up
- Trying to figure out what other things he can build with the pieces in this set helps your child develop his problem solving and critical thinking skills
- Can be used in combination with other LEGO Minecraft building sets for even more Minecraft building fun
- All the pieces are very well made and built to last
- Will grow with your child and can be passed down from child to child
Marky Sparky Blast Pad Missile Launcher
The awesome Marky Sparky Blast Pad Missile Launcher is sure to provide your 7 year old with some sky high outdoor fun!
This award winning missile launcher comes with a launch pad, 3 missiles and a telescopic launch tube. The launch tube and pad extend out from the case and once a rocket is placed on the launch tube, your child simply jumps on the launch pad and the rocket is sent soaring into the sky.
The harder kids jump, the higher the missiles fly!
The missiles are ultralight so they’re super easy to launch and they’re very durable so they can be launched again and again. And for added safety, the missiles are foam tipped and they only launch when the launch tube is in a vertical position.
Both the pad and tube fold down and fit neatly into the carrying case which also has a convenient handle for easy transport. Extra missiles can be purchased separately and this launcher is also compatible with Stomp Rocket Jr. rockets.
If you’re looking for a fun and simple outdoor toy for your child, the Marky Sparky Blast Pad is a great choice!
Why We Recommend The Marky Sparky Blast Pad Missile Launcher
- It’s a ton of fun!
- Kids love watching the rockets going flying through the sky
- Missiles are easy to launch
- Great way for your child to get some fresh air and exercise
- Safe for kids of all ages
- Durable and built to last
- Helps improve your child’s gross muscle skills and coordination
- Fun for the whole family
- Great for competitions to see whose missile goes the highest
- Compact and portable
Snap Circuits SC-300 Electronics Discovery Kit
If your 7 year old enjoys exploring how things work he’ll love the award winning Snap Circuits SC-300 Electronics Discovery Kit!
With over 60 parts, this awesome kit can be used to build over 300 different projects. And all the parts snap easily onto the sturdy heavy duty plastic building base that comes with the kit.
There are 2 project manuals that not only show your child how to build each project step-by-step, but also explain basic troubleshooting and the safety ‘Dos and Don’ts’ of circuit building.
The projects in each manual are arranged from easiest to hardest. That means your child can progress from the most simple to the most difficult or he can pick projects randomly and do them in whatever order he wants.
Here are just some of the many cool things your child can build with the Snap Circuits SC 300 kit:
- An AM radio where he child can not only hear the radio, he can also change both the volume and the station
- A lie detector
- Different types of sirens
- A steamboat whistle
- A burglar alarm
This amazing STEM toy is ideal for any budding engineer. It would also make for some great home schooling activities to teach kids about the science behind basic circuitry.
Compatible with other Snap Circuit Kits, the SC-300 requires 2 AA batteries (not included). And I can personally vouch for this kit being ideal for a 7 year old because I bought it for my 7 year old nephew who absolutely went bonkers over it! He couldn’t wait to open it and spent hours working through the projects.
If you want your child to develop a love of learning and an interest in science, the SC-300 is a great way to do that!
Why We Recommend The Snap Circuits SC-300 Electronics Discovery Kit
- Kids love all the fun and educational projects they can build with this kit!
- It’s excellent for hands-on learning
- Helps build your child’s critical thinking and problem solving skills
- There are enough projects to keep your little engineer busy for hours on end
- The included manuals not only explain each project in detail, they also have interesting information about basic circuitry
- Great way to help your child develop his motor skills
- Allows your child to practice reading and following directions
- The projects can be done independently or with others
- Helps build your child’s confidence and self esteem as he works through and successfully completes the projects
Nerf Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow Blaster
Like many Nerf toy weapons, the Nerf Zombie Strike Crossbow Bow Blaster is a fun toy that’s loved by kids of all ages, so your seven year old boy is sure to love it!
This Bow Blaster comes with 4 darts and is a front-loading crossbow with spring action. To load the darts, all your child has to do is simply push them into the barrels.
There are 4 barrels in total and although only 1 dart can be fired at a time, 4 darts can be loaded at once. Being able to load 4 darts at once makes for more rapid firing before it needs to be reloaded which kids love.
This crossbow toy is recommended for kids eight years and up but because it’s easy to load and easy to shoot, kids 7 and even younger have no trouble using it too. Another feature that makes it ideal for younger kids is the smaller grip size.
Other Nerf darts are compatible with the Nerf Zombie Crossbow and as with many Nerf toy weapons, if your child gets hit by a dart it will sting so care should be taken when shooting this crossbow.
The darts will travel anywhere from about 35 – 50 feet and while it’s very accurate from close range, the accuracy decreases as your child gets further away from their target.
This kids crossbow boy can be used for both indoor and outdoor play and is great for target practice outside or for a fun game of ‘Nerf war’ anywhere. And thanks to the popularity of bow and arrow movies such as The Hunger Games, this crossbow is great for girls too!
Why We Recommend The Nerf Zombie Strike Crossbow Bow Blaster
- Kids think this toy crossbow is tons of fun!
- Easy for your child to load and shoot
- Sturdy, well made and doesn’t break easily
- Helps develop your child’s motor skills, dexterity and hand-eye coordination
- Great accuracy when firing from close range
- Additional darts can be purchased separately
- Its smaller grip size and ease of loading and shooting make it ideal for younger kids
- Can load 4 darts at once
- Great for boys and girls
National Geographic Mega Gemstone Mine – Dig Kit
This National Geographic Mega Gemstone Mine Dig Kit is a great way to introduce your 7 year old to the adventurous world of archaeology!
This cool little kit consists of a large rock like mass of dirt that has 15 real gemstones buried inside. Some of the gemstones hidden inside include Amethyst, Tiger’s eye, Hematite, Rose Quartz, Agate and more.
Also included in the kit are some mini archaeology tools and a full guide that tells about each gemstone and how it is formed. It has everything that’s needed to make your child feel like he’s on a real excavation!
Both educational and fun, your little treasure hunter will love not only digging the gems up, but also being able to learn about them once he finds them. An added bonus is being able to show the gemstones off to family and friends.
A couple of things worth noting: First of all, if your child wants to get the gems mined quicker, he may need to use other tools to speed things up.
Second, this can be messy so if your child can’t do it outside, putting down a towel or sheet will make clean up easier.
This kit makes a wonderful gift for any budding archaeologist or science buff you know!
Why We Recommend The National Geographic Mega Gemstone Mine Dig Kit
- Kids love digging up the gemstones!
- Great way to encourage a love of science and nature in your child
- Fun hands-on learning and a wonderful way for your child to learn what an archaeologist does
- Kids are excited about the element of surprise – not knowing which gemstone they’re going to dig up next
- Helps your child develop patience as it takes time to dig the gems out
- Helps develop your child’s dexterity, hand-eye coordination, motor skills and observational skills
- All the gemstones in this kit are good quality
- Gives your child a sense of accomplishment at a job well done
IQ Fit Game
This awesome IQ Fit Game is a series of fun and challenging brain teasers that will keep your 7 year old busy for hours!
Made by Smart Games, it features 120 different puzzles of varying degrees of difficulty. The included instruction book shows how to set up each puzzle and every puzzle sets up with a different number of pieces and in a different pattern.
Once your child has picked a puzzle and set up the game board, the object is to place the remaining 3D puzzle pieces onto the board in such a way that he ends up with a 2D (ie flat) puzzle and all the holes on the board are covered.
The easier puzzles have most of the board covered after they’re set up so there are only a few pieces left to place. The more difficult puzzles set up with only 1 or 2 pieces, making your child figure out how to place the majority of the pieces.
By starting with simple puzzles and working up to the more complicated, your seven year old boy can gain confidence as he builds on his successful puzzle solves.
This IQ Fit brain teaser game is an ideal way for your child to have some fun while stretching his mind to try to solve the puzzles. And although it’s a 1-player game, kids think it’s a lot of fun to have timed competitions with family and friends.
This compact puzzle game comes in plastic container with a lid, making it a great travel game for families on the go.
Why We Recommend The IQ Fit Game
- Kids think it’s fun and challenging!
- Helps develop your child’s problem solving and spatial relation skills
- Great travel game
- Fun for the whole family
- Can have timed puzzle solves for even more competition and fun
- Puzzles range in difficulty from easy all the way up to expert so there are puzzles for every level of player
- Wonderful way for your child to learn patience and perseverance
Klutz LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions Craft Kit
The amazing Klutz LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions Craft Kit is a great way for your child to have tons of unique building fun!
This kit comes with over 100 pieces including LEGO bricks, gears, axles, rubber bands, connectors, wheels, o-rings, pegs, a crank and a convenient storage tray.
Absolutely everything your child needs to build 16 whacky and wonderful contraptions! From the amazing Wall Rocket Racer to the fascinating Battle Top Spinner to the awesome LEGO Launcher and lots more. And when he’s done building the contraptions, he’ll have a blast playing with them!
The 50 page spiral bound instruction book has lots of colorful pictures with details showing exactly how each contraption is made. Plus it also has troubleshooting and problem solving tips, so if your child gets stuck when he’s building one of the contraptions, the book can help him figure it out.
The Klutz Contraptions Kit is ideal for boys and girls and will give your child hours of weird and whacky building fun!
Why We Recommend The Klutz LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions Craft Kit
- Kids think the contraptions are tons of fun to build and play with!
- Encourages the development of motor skills, dexterity, logic and creativity
- Step-by-step instructions are detailed and super easy for kids to follow
- All 16 contraptions can be built with the included parts – no extra parts are necessary
- Each whacky contraption does something fun and entertaining
- Great way for your child to learn how simple machines work
- Encourages kids to read and follow directions
- Pieces can be used to make other things too which further encourages your child’s creativity and imagination
- Can be used in combination with other LEGO sets for even more building fun
Bounce Off Game
Mattel’s Bounce Off Game is a fun and competitive game that’s great for kids of all ages!
Designed for two people (or two teams of 2), the game comes with 9 challenge cards, 8 blue balls, 8 yellow balls, stands to hold the balls and a game grid with holes. The challenge cards are 2 different colors: The yellow cards are easy and the blue cards are more difficult.
To play the game, simply flip over a challenge card to determine the pattern and then take turns bouncing your balls into the grid to recreate the pattern. First one to finish the pattern wins the card and the first one to win 3 cards wins the game.
For even more frenzied play, both players can bounce their balls at the same time!
Easy to understand but not so easy to do, this game is a great way for your child to have a fun head-to-head competition with friends and family members.
Bounce Off is simple enough for young kids to understand but challenging enough for older kids and adults. It’s the perfect activity for family game night.
Why We Recommend The Bounce Off Game
- It’s tons of fun!
- Great for kids of all ages
- Wonderful family game night activity
- Can be modified to make it easier for younger players
- Can be as civilized (ie you take turns) or as chaotic (ie both players bounce their balls at the same time) as you want
- Helps improve your child’s hand-eye coordination and motor skills
- Gives your child the opportunity to practice good sportsmanship, whether he wins or loses
- Great way to get kids off their devices for some ‘real world’ fun!
Razor A Kick Scooter
With the Razor A Kick Scooter your 7 year old can zip around the neighborhood in style and comfort!
Both the T-tube and deck are made from high quality aircraft grade aluminum making them strong and durable. The rear fender brake is ideal for quick stops and the heavy duty urethane wheels are designed for smooth riding and stability.
The quick release allows the height of the handlebar to be adjusted which means this scooter will grow with your child and he can ride it for years.
Weighing in at only 5 lbs, with the click of a lever this lightweight Razor Kick Scooter conveniently folds down and both those features make for easy storage and transport.
Its maximum weight capacity is 143 lbs which makes it a great way for people of all ages to get around. And with no assembly required, you just pop it out of the box, unfold it and it’s ready to go.
This awesome scooter comes in a variety of colors so it’s great for both boys and girls.
Why We Recommend The Razor A Kick Scooter
- Kids think it a ton of fun to ride!
- Very well made and built to last
- Adjustable handlebar and weight allowance of up to 143 lbs means it can give your child years of riding fun
- Lightweight and folds down for convenient and easy transport and storage
- Helps develop your child’s motor skills and balance
- Rear fender brake ensures quick, safe stops
- No assembly required
- Great way for kids to get around
- Allows your child to get some exercise and fresh air
ZOOB Car Designer
The ZOOB Car Designer kit allows your 7 year old to build his very own collection of amazing ZOOB cars!
And the awesome thing about any ZOOB design is that it’s totally functional. The joints rotate, the axels spin and the creation is completely movable so they’re tons of fun to play with once they’re built!
This super fun building kit comes with 76 ZOOB pieces, 12 quality rubber tires with axels and 3 instruction books.
With this kit your child can build 3 different cars at once and then have a blast racing them against each other.
Or he can build any one of the 13 cool ZOOB creations in the included instruction books. Or he can use his imagination and come up with his very own one-of-a-kind design!
This ZOOB set has enough pieces for your child can share the fun of building with a friend or a sibling. Plus it can be used in combination with other ZOOB building sets for even more creative building options.
This Zoob kit will provide your child with many hours of imaginative play and creativity.
Why We Recommend The ZOOB Car Designer
- Kids think this kit is a ton of fun!
- Open ended play inspires creativity and imagination
- Great way to develop your child’s motor skills, dexterity and hand-eye coordination
- Encourages sharing as more than one child can use this kit at once
- All the creations are completely movable so they’re super fun to play with once they’re built!
- Allows your child to practice his reading and following direction skills
- Pieces are well made and designed to last so can be used over and over again
- Can be combined with other ZOOB building sets for even more creative building fun!