Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 7-Year-Old Boys 2020

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7-years-old is a fantastic age; most 7-year-olds are very excited about new knowledge and curious about the world. 7-year-old boys are natural scientists, asking all sorts of questions about how things happen and why things work. This is a great skill set to encourage as it will serve them well throughout life. By now, most children are well established in school and feel confident in their role and learning, wanting to talk to others about what they have done and what they know.

If you’re looking to buy a gift for a 7-year-old boy you may be overwhelmed by his huge range of interest, which is constantly changing and evolving! and feel unsure about what to buy him. This list has been put together to help you pick something that will suit a 7-year-old boy’s interests and contribute to his development.

Top 30 Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 7-Year-Old Boys 2020

1. Uno Wild Jackpot Game

Uno Wild Jackpot Game

Why we like it: The classic Uno card game with a Jackpot machine.

Playing games with friends or family is a great way for children to have fun with others whilst also improving their social skills as they learn to win, lose and play fairly. The Uno card game is very popular with families as it is relatively easy to understand and fun for all ages whilst also increasing mathematical skill and logic.

The Uno Wild Jackpot Game includes a pack of the traditional Uno cards with a jackpot machine to add excitement and interest to the game. Children will love the fast pace of the game and the novelty of using the jackpot machine, and the rules of the game can be customized to suit those playing. This set makes a great gift for a 7-year-old boy who loves to play games.

Pros
  • Encourages mathematical skill
  • Improves social skills
  • Promotes spending time with friends and family
  • 8 customizable rules
  • Jackpot machine for excitement and suspense
Cons
  • Requires other players

2. Lego Marvel Avengers Iron Man Hall of Armor

Lego Marvel Avengers Iron Man Hall of Armor

Why we like it: Based on popular Marvel characters this set is challenging and imaginative.

Marvel is a popular brand with 7-year-old boys who often love playing superheroes and have their favored superhero. This set is perfect for boys that like superheroes in general, or Iron Man in particular as it is based upon the Marvel Iron Man character and features many of the details boys will recognize from the comics or films, as well as six mini-figures.

The Lego Marvel Avengers Iron Man Hall of Armor is a challenging build for a 7-year-old so it should keep him busy and engaged, helping to build up persistence and concentration. This set is perfect for imaginative role play and is also compatible with other Lego sets so play can be expanded and extended as needed.

Pros
  • Based on popular Marvel characters
  • Challenging build
  • Encourages imaginative play
  • Includes 6 mini-figures
  • Compatible with other Lego sets
Cons
  • Lots of small pieces, requires careful storage

3. Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

Why we like it: A wireless and portable speaker with a useful silicone strap for on-the-go security.

Many 7-year-olds enjoy playing and listening to their own choice in music and a speaker makes a great gift to allow them to do this. The Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker can be wirelessly paired with a range of compatible devices using Bluetooth connectivity and gives a great, clear sound.

It’s also great for music or audiobooks on the go as it has a strong silicone strap designed to attach the speaker to the handlebars of a bike or scooter, or the strap of a backpack. The speaker also has a built-in speakerphone function so it can be used for calls as well as passive listening.

Pros
  • Compact design
  • Available in 3 different colours
  • Built-in speakerphone
  • Wireless Bluetooth pairing
  • Silicone strap to attach to bikes/ backpacks
Cons
  • Requires compatible device

4. GeoSpace Walkaroo Xtreme Steel Balance Stilts

GeoSpace Walkaroo Xtreme Steel Balance Stilts

Why we like it: A new way to keep kids active and encourage core strength and balance.

Core strength and balance are an important part of kids’ health and fitness and also have benefits for school, as greater core strength can improve posture which, in turn, improves handwriting. Stilts are a novel way to encourage the development of balance and core strength in children.

The Geospace Walkaroo Xtreme Steel Balance Stilts have an ergonomic design to help children use them comfortably as well as adjustable height settings so the user can choose a suitable height for them. Learning to use stilts is certainly a physical challenge but it’s a great way to keep children active as well as developing perseverance.

Pros
  • Encourages physical skills
  • Keeps children active
  • Ergonomic design
  • Adjustable height
Cons
  • Need outdoor space

5. Boxer Interactive AI Robot Toy

Boxer Interactive AI Robot Toy

Why we like it: A robot with a big personality! This robot plays games and expresses emotions.

Robots and AI are growing in popularity and as the technology improves and becomes more readily available, it’s use in toys expands too. The Boxer Interactive AI Robot Toy plays ten games as well as expressing a full range of emotions, so it can keep a 7-year-old entertained whilst simultaneously improving social and emotional skills.

With a remote control as well as a compatible app, the Boxer Interactive AI Robot toy also helps to promote children’s engagement with and understanding of technology and in turn, improves skills around this.

Pros
  • Plays 10 games
  • Encourages use of technology
  • Expresses emotions
  • Remote controlled
  • Compatible app
Cons
  • Requires batteries

6. Micro Sprite Scooter

Micro Sprite Scooter

Why we like it: Lightweight 2-wheeled scooter to improve balance, coordination and physical skills.

Scooters seem to remain popular throughout childhood and provide a useful way for children to get around. Many 7-year-olds love to ride their scooter to and from school, the park or just around the neighbourhood or up and down the driveway. The Micro Sprite scooter is the ideal upgrade for a 7-year-old who has mastered a scooter in their younger years.

The Micro Sprite scooter is a 2-wheeled scooter, requiring more balance and control from the user, with a lightweight frame that makes it easy to steer. It has a 100 kg weight-limit so many adults can get away with having a little test ride and it grows easily with a child. A great gift to keep a 7-year-old boy active and healthy!

Pros
  • Lightweight frame
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Encourages outdoor, physical play and skills
  • Keeps children active and healthy
  • 100 kg weight-limit
Cons
  • More expensive gift

7. smART Pixelator

smART Pixelator

Why we like it: Improve creativity and fine motor skills using an exciting technology.

Using easy to follow lights the smART Pixelator helps children to create a range of projects in both 2D and 3D. Ideal for 7-year-old boys, there are over 50 projects provided for the opportunity to create their own and use small beads to create a variety of designs. The beads bond together with heat when ironed by an adult.

Craft sets are popular gifts for children of this age as they become more independent and creative and the smART Pixelator offers something just a little bit different by combining craft with technology.

Pros
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Includes 50 projects
  • Encourages creativity
  • Improves fine motor skills
  • Positive use of technology
Cons
  • Adult help required; ironing beads to bond
  • Requires bead replenishments

8. Viewmaster Virtual Reality Starter Pack

Viewmaster Virtual Reality Starter Pack

Why we like it: A great introduction to virtual reality technology with this kid-friendly device.

Virtual reality is a fast-developing technology and as it develops further, earlier versions of it become more accessible. This kid-friendly device is available at a great pricing point so makes an ideal gift for a 7-year-old boy who needs an introduction to the technology.

The Viewmaster Virtual Reality Starter Pack provides 360-degree environments using a special downloadable app and encourages a boy’s interest in and use of new technologies. For 7-year-old boys who are naturally curious, and love to ‘have a go’ or experiment with technology this is perfect!

Pros
  • Kid-friendly device
  • 360-degree environments
  • Downloadable app
  • Encourages interest in technology
Cons
  • Requires compatible device

9. Minecraft Core Animal Mob

Minecraft Core Animal Mob

Why we like it: A physical gift based on the popular computer game, encourages imaginative play.

The computer game Minecraft is particularly popular with boys of this age, but this can make it difficult to know what to buy him as a gift. Whilst in-game gifts and purchases are available, many adults prefer to give a physical gift that will last longer.

The Minecraft Core Animal Mob is a set of 6 animal action figures based on those found in the game. The figures are detailed to look as close as those in the game as possible and are articulated so they can take on a range of positions. These are perfect for encouraging imaginative play based on the computer game, or for using as bedroom décor.

Pros
  • Based on popular Minecraft computer game
  • Encourages imaginative play
  • Detailed figures
  • 6 articulated figures
  • Can also be used as bedroom décor
Cons
  • Slightly more expensive action figures

10. Playmobil Dragons Great Asian Dragon Castle

Playmobil Dragons Great Asian Dragon Castle

Why we like it: Encourage imaginative play and develop construction skills with this dragon-themed Playmobil set.

Playmobil is a great gift for children, the sets all encourage construction skills as they need to be put together and are designed for imaginative play. Imaginative play with small figures is a great way for children to hone their social skills as it gives a safe space for them to experiment with a range of social situations.

With 155 pieces the Playmobil Dragons Great Asian Dragon Castle is a challenging build for a 7-year-old boy but the result will spur him on! Dragons are a popular play theme at this age, and the set is compatible with other Playmobil sets so the dragons can interact with all sorts of environments!

Pros
  • Encourages imaginative play
  • Popular play theme
  • 155 pieces
  • Develops construction skills
  • Compatible with other Playmobil sets
Cons
  • Small parts, careful storage required

11. Kanoodle Gravity

Kanoodle Gravity

Why we like it: Ideal for improving critical thinking skills this is a brain workout that can be played independently or with others.

A fun game that can be played alone or with others which also provides a brain work-out? The Kanoodle Gravity is exactly this. Including a puzzle book for independent play, this game increases spatial awareness as players look at how pieces might fit together.

The Kanoodle Gravity game is ideal for improving logic and critical thinking skills which are important in 7-year-olds as their work at school begins to demand that they ask questions, problem solve and see things from different points of view. The game also comes with a carry case, perfect for storage or for transporting the game.

Pros
  • Can be played independently or with others
  • Includes a puzzle book
  • Comes with carry case for storage
  • Improves logic and critical thinking skills
  • Develops spatial awareness
Cons
  • Plastic toy; not as environmentally friendly

12. Lego City Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control

Lego City Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control

Why we like it: Inspired by Nasa, this Lego kit is perfect for encouraging budding scientists or astronauts!

Many 7-year-old boys have a great interest in space and space exploration and this is a great interest to encourage as for many, it will lead them into pursuing scientific knowledge too. The Lego City Deep Space Rocket and Launch control is a customizable build, inspired by Nasa, and gives an overview of the technologies required in rocket design, construction and use.

With six mini-figures included this set is also ideal for imaginative play, which is important for 7-year-olds experimenting with a range of scenarios and filing away their thoughts and understanding of the world.

Pros
  • Inspired by Nasa
  • Encourages interest in space and science
  • Challenging build for a 7-year-old
  • Customizable build
  • Includes 6 mini-figures
Cons
  • Small pieces- requires careful storage

13. Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2 Marvel Spider-Man

Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2 Marvel Spider-Man

Why we like it: With a popular superhero design, this kids’ smartwatch will stand up to a kid’s lifestyle.

Building healthy habits in childhood is key to keeping healthy as adults, and as many 7-year-olds look up to and want to imitate the adults in their lives a smartwatch could be a great idea. Smartwatches have a whole range of features, like a pedometer and goal setting which can help to keep children active and healthy.

The Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2 Marvel Spider-Man watch uses a popular superhero design to appeal to kids but syncs with a mobile app in the same way as adult smartwatches. It is robust and swim-friendly so it should stand up to a 7-year-olds active and busy lifestyle. This is a good way to encourage positive use of technology in a child’s life too.

Pros
  • Popular superhero design
  • Swim-friendly
  • Syncs with mobile app
  • Keeps kids active and healthy
  • Positive use of technology
Cons
  • Requires charging

14. Syma X100 Kids Mini Drone

Syma X100 Kids Mini Drone

Why we like it: Get kids on board with the trend for drones by giving them their own easy to fly drone.

As technology advances, it also becomes more accessible. Lots of adults enjoy flying drones and now kids can have a go too! The Syma X100 Kids Mini Drone is reasonably priced and easy to fly, making it a great option for a 7-year-old boy.

The Syma X100 Kids Mini Drone has sensor technology so it will automatically avoid most objects. The set includes two batteries so that one can be used whilst the other charges or they can be used consecutively to increase fly-time. This drone encourages an interest in, and skills with technology with its remote-control functions and is a perfect gift for a 7-year-old boy.

Pros
  • Easy to fly
  • Avoids objects
  • Fast and agile
  • Remote controlled
  • Encourages interest in technology
Cons
  • Must be flown responsibly

15. Hot Wheels Track Builder Vertical Launch Kit

Hot Wheels Track Builder Vertical Launch Kit

Why we like it: A track with the wow factor! Encourages construction skills and interest in engineering.

Hot Wheels is a popular brand for 7-year-old boys who like playing with cars and vehicles and the Hot Wheels Track Builder Vertical Launch Kit is perfect for taking an interest in cars to the next level! At 125 centimetres high the set can be attached to the wall and comes with the equipment to do this safely, to make playing with toy cars extremely exciting.

Launching cars along the track can help to develop an interest in physics and engineering and increase understanding of scientific principles such as why some cars go faster than others. The set is compatible with other hot wheels products so the track can be extended and other cars can be used with it too.

Pros
  • 125 cm high
  • Can be attached to the wall
  • Encourages construction skills
  • Develops interest in engineering
  • Compatible with other hot wheels products
Cons
  • More expensive than unbranded sets

16. Super Mario Chess Game

Super Mario Chess Game

Why we like it: The classic chess game with a Super Mario theme for video game fans!

Chess is a classic board game, encouraging logic, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. It is also great for improving social skills and learning to play chess can break down all sorts of social barriers between generations or when travelling.

The Super Mario Chess Game follows all the same rules as the classic chess games but uses Super Mario characters to spark interest. This chess set would make a great gift for a 7-year-old boy who enjoys chess or would like to learn, but is also interested in video games and is perhaps a fan of the Super Mario characters.

Pros
  • Popular Super Mario theme
  • Classic chess game
  • Encourages logic and critical thinking
  • Improves social skills
Cons
  • Requires another player

17. Mattel Blokus Strategy Game

Mattel Blokus Strategy Game

Why we like it: Perfect logic game that the whole family can enjoy.

At 7-years-old most boys are beginning to develop better reasoning skills and along with this comes logic, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Playing games with others allows children to begin to understand the importance of using strategy in games and develop their skills in doing so.

The Mattel Blokus Strategy Game is perfect for developing these important skills and is suitable for all the family. Playing together also helps to improve a 7-year-old’s social skills as they learn to regulate their emotions when winning, losing or experiencing excitement or frustration.

Pros
  • Suitable for the whole family
  • Fast-paced
  • Improves social skills
  • Encourages logic and critical thinking
Cons
  • Requires other players

18. Geomag Gravity Up & Down Circuit

Geomag Gravity Up & Down Circuit

Why we like it: Perfect for a naturally curious 7-year-old to explore magnetism and gravity.

7-year-olds are naturally curious and make great little scientists; asking why and seeking to understand how things happen and why things work. You can encourage a 7-year-old boy to continue developing these skills and interests with this magnet set.

The Geomag Gravity Up & Down Circuit is a science-based toy that allows children to experiment with and explore magnetism, increasing their scientific knowledge and understanding whilst developing an interest in physics and engineering as they construct, and reconstruct the set.

Pros
  • Science-based toy
  • Increases knowledge and understanding
  • Improves construction skills
  • Develops interest in physics and engineering
  • Meets European and international safety standards
Cons
  • Care required with magnets

19. Brio Pinball Game

Brio Pinball Game

Why we like it: A classic pinball game, made of wood to Brio’s high standards.

Brio is a brand synonymous with quality wooden toys and the Brio Pinball Game is no exception. Made with FSC certified wood this toy represents an eco-friendlier, longer-lasting alternative to the huge array of plastic-based toys on the market. Coming from a brand like Brio it is easy to trust that the quality will be high and that this will make a lovely gift.

The Brio Pinball Game is a classic pinball game that encourages hand-eye coordination and improves children’s fine motor skills. This would make a great gift for a 7-year-old who likes to challenge himself and play independently.

Pros
  • Made of wood; more-eco friendly
  • High-quality brand
  • Encourages hand-eye coordination
  • Improves fine motor skills
Cons
  • Includes small balls; need to be stored safely

20. Lego Jurassic World Triceratops Rampage

Lego Jurassic World Triceratops Rampage

Why we like it: Based on Jurassic Park this Lego set is a great way to improve construction skills.

Dinosaurs and Lego, is there a better combination for a 7-year-old boy!? The Lego Jurassic World Triceratops Rampage set is based on the Jurassic Park films, so is perfect for a dinosaur fan! It includes four mini-figures from the movie so a 7-year-old can recreate scenes or develop their own, playing imaginatively.

Like all Lego sets full instructions are included so a 7-year-old can learn how to follow the instructions to build the finished product, improving their construction skills and spatial awareness along the way. The Lego Jurassic World Triceratops Rampage set is also compatible with other Lego sets so that play can be extended exponentially!

Pros
  • Based on Jurassic Park
  • Improves construction skills
  • Compatible with other Lego sets
  • Includes 4 mini-figure characters
Cons
  • Small pieces requiring careful storage

21. EasyRead Time Teacher Watch

EasyRead Time Teacher Watch

Why we like it: Learn to tell the time with this specially designed kids watch.

Learning to tell the time is an important life skill and the EasyRead Time Teacher Watch makes learning to tell the time very simple. It has numbers and clear divisions on the dial so children can learn quarter past, half past, quarter to and o’clock as well as smaller divisions of time eventually too. This encourages independence as well as being an important mathematical skill.

The EasyRead Time Teacher Watch is made for kids and their busy lifestyles; it is sturdy and robust, available in a range of colours and has a washable strap. The perfect, educational gift for a 7-year-old boy whose independence is just starting to blossom,

Pros
  • Learn to tell the time
  • Washable strap
  • Encourages independence
  • Available in a range of colours
Cons
  • Specialised batteries

22. Ravensburger Planetary Solar System 3D Jigsaw Puzzles

Ravensburger Planetary Solar System 3D Jigsaw Puzzles

Why we like it: Perfect for 7-year-olds with an interest in space, this 3D jigsaw allows them to create the solar system.

Space and the solar system are a great interest to encourage, and this 3D jigsaw is the ideal way to do just that. The Ravensburger Planetary Solar System 3D Jigsaw Puzzle allows a 7-year-old boy to create 3D replicas of all the planets in the solar system, the puzzles are different sizes to represent the different sizes of planets in the solar system.

This set is a fantastic way to develop construction skills, fine motor skills and dexterity as the plastic-coated pieces need to be pieced together carefully. However, no glue is required as the pieces are designed to hold together without glue. This is the perfect gift to keep a 7-year-old with an interest in space busy!

Pros
  • Develops construction skills
  • Encourages an interest in space
  • 8 puzzles in set
  • No glue required
  • Give a sense of planets’ scale
Cons
  • Lots of pieces; careful storage required
  • Not accurately to scale

23. Stiga NHL Stanley Cup Rod Hockey Table Top Game

Stiga NHL Stanley Cup Hockey Game

Why we like it: Improve motor skills and build an interest in sports with this high-quality table-top game.

Take the opportunity to develop or build upon an interest in sports through the Stiga NHL Stanley Cup Hockey Game. This high-quality table-top game uses a series of rods and fine motor movements to control players on the board which helps to build physical strength in the fingers, hands and wrists which will help with improving handwriting; this is particularly important around age 7.

The Stiga NHL Stanley Cup Hockey Game comes in official NHL colours and logos, so is perfect for a 7-year-old boy with, or developing, an interest in the NHL. It is a game that can be played socially to encourage positive interaction, and the opportunity to learn to win and lose gracefully!

Pros
  • High-quality table
  • Improves motor skills
  • Official NHL colours and logos
  • Easy to move control rods
  • Build an interest in sports
Cons
  • Best played with another player

24. K’Nex Rides Dragon’s Revenge Thrill Roller Coaster

K'Nex Rides Dragon's Revenge Thrill Roller Coaster

Why we like it: Build a working roller coaster complete with a motorised dragon!

Building, construction and hands-on activities are big hits with 7-year-old boys and K’Nex takes advantage of this interest and also helps to develop fine motor skills and dexterity as pieces are fitted together. Following the instructions carefully and working methodically through a construction project are great skills for a 7-year-old boy to develop and K’Nex sets are a way to do this through play.

The K’Nex Rides Dragon’s Revenge Thrill Roller Coaster set is perfect for appealing to a 7-year-olds sense of fun as it allows him to construct a working roller coaster with a motorized dragon! As a bonus, seeing how everything fits together and works will help to encourage an interest in engineering and design.

Pros
  • 578 pieces
  • Compatible with other K’Nex sets
  • Working parts
  • Motorized dragon
  • Improves construction skills
Cons
  • Requires batteries

25. Great Gizmos Detective Science Fingerprint Kit

Great Gizmos Detective Science Fingerprint Kit

Why we like it: Let them play detective and encourage an interest in science with this great fingerprint collection kit!

Encourage an interest in science with this practical hands-on learning activity, which is perfect for letting a 7-year-old play detective. 7-year-olds will still really enjoy engaging in imaginative role-play, and this is a great way for them to explore a range of social situations and careers too.

The Great Gizmos Detective Science Fingerprint Kit has everything needed to learn about the science of fingerprints. The kit has detailed instructions and information included as well as a storage case to keep everything neatly stored together.

Pros
  • Encourages an interest in science
  • Practical, hands-on learning activity
  • Detailed instructions and information included
  • Storage case included
Cons
  • Limited supplies included

26. Hudora Giant Football Goal

Hudora Giant Football Goal

Why we like it: Encourage outdoor physical play and an interest in sports with this large football goal.

Building healthy habits during childhood is key to a healthy lifestyle throughout the teenage years and into adulthood as the interests and routines we develop as children tend to stick with us as we get older. With that in mind, it’s really important to keep 7-year-olds active and healthy and playing outdoors. Luckily this is something that most 7-year-olds are happy to comply with.

Perfect for a boy developing an interest in football the Hudora Giant Football Goal is easy to put together and gives plenty of opportunities to practice penalties and scoring goals. Playing football not only keeps children active and healthy but also improves their spatial awareness and coordination which are important physical skills in and of themselves as well as to support handwriting skills in school.

Pros
  • Encourages outdoor physical play
  • Keeps kids active and healthy
  • Develops interest in football
  • Improves coordination
Cons
  • Requires adult set up

27. Minecraft Diamond Snapback Cap

Minecraft Diamond Snapback Cap

Why we like it: A fashionable cap with designs based on the popular Minecraft game, ideal for sunny days.

An ideal, practical gift for a 7-year-old boy this Minecraft Diamond Snapback Cap is perfect for sunny days at home or abroad and can also be worn as a fashion item. It has a fashionable snapback design, with an adjustable closure so that the sizing can be adjusted to fit perfectly.

Based on the popular Minecraft game this is a great way to buy a physical product related to the computer game so that you can appeal to the interest of the 7-year-old boy whilst also providing something that will be useful in everyday life.

Pros
  • Based on popular Minecraft game
  • Comes in a variety of sizes
  • Fashionable snapback design
  • Ideal for sunny days
  • Adjustable closure
Cons
  • More expensive than a non-branded cap

28. Phlat Ball Neon FX

Phlat Ball Neon FX

Why we like it: Encourage outdoor physical play with this 2-in-1 ball and flying disc.

Available in 3 different colours, the Phlat Ball Neon FX is a 2-in-1 toy; both a ball and a flying disc and it changes mid-flight so you might throw a disc but catch a ball. This lends itself to physical, outdoor play which is ideal for keeping kids active and healthy as well as improving their physical skills and hand-eye coordination.

The Phlat Ball Neon FX is perfect for playing games with others, improving important social skills such as co-operation, teamwork and communication. This toy makes the ideal gift for a 7-year-old boy who enjoys playing sports or games outdoors and needs something novel and exciting to develop his skills.

Pros
  • Available in 3 colours
  • Encourages outdoor, physical play
  • Improves hand-eye coordination
  • 2 -in-1 toy
  • Ideal for playing with others
Cons
  • Best played outdoors

29. Wonder Workshop Dash Robot

Wonder Workshop Dash Robot

Why we like it: Build real coding skills with this cute robot toy.

Coding skills are becoming more and more in-demand so why not give the 7-year-old boy you’re buying a gift for a bit of a head-start in this area? The Wonder Workshop Dash Robot is designed for children and helps to teach and develop coding skills as well as encouraging an interest in new and developing technologies and robotics.

This robot comes ready to play, with no set up required so a 7-year-old can get straight down to business. Free apps compatible with the robot can be downloaded to a range of devices and can be used to teach children to program the robot to move, dance, make sounds and light up. The more you program and play with the robot the more ‘intelligent’ it becomes!

Pros
  • Teaches coding skills
  • Encourages interest in technology
  • Free apps available
  • Comes ready to play; no set up required
Cons
  • Requires compatible device

30. Crayola Ultimate Light Board Drawing Tablet

Crayola Ultimate Light Board Drawing Tablet

Why we like it: Exciting light-up neon drawing board to encourage artistic skills and practice handwriting.

By 7-years-old most boys have become fairly competent in writing but still need to refine and improve their handwriting. Endless handwriting sheets and school-like practice are unlikely to go down well with a 7-year-old boy so adults have to be a little more creative in their approach.

The Crayola Ultimate Light Board Drawing Tablet is a novel, exciting way to encourage a boy to practice his handwriting as well as giving an opportunity to develop his artistic skills. Six markers are included in the set and the board has a large drawing area that illuminates the ink so that it shines in bright neon colours. This is a great educational gift that also allows for lots of fun and creativity.

Pros
  • Encourage artistic skills
  • Improve hand-eye coordination
  • Practice handwriting
  • Large drawing area
  • 6 markers included
Cons
  • Requires batteries

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Final words

7-year-olds are at a wonderful stage of development where they are emotionally so much more mature and versatile, and also much better at handling transition and change. Yet 7-year-old boys still crave and relish routine, familiarity and time with friends and family.

Children of this age love to show off what they know and to impress the adults around them, so giving them opportunities to show off the new skills they have learnt is a great way to keep them feeling happy and secure. We’ve included plenty of opportunities to learn new skills, as well as independent projects to show off, in this list of potential gifts for 7-year-old boys so you’re sure to find something that will suit the boy you need to buy a gift for.