The best toys and gifts for 5-, 6-, and 7-year-olds are those that inspire them to tap into their imaginations, learn how to connect and play well with others, and express themselves creatively! Here, we have compiled 10 of our favorite toys and gifts for 5 to 7-year-olds.
Suspend Junior Balance Game
Why it’s great: This exciting balance game for one to four players will have everyone hooked right from the start! It’s sure to be a family game night staple!
Sweet detail: Great for groups, but also fun to play alone!
Skills at play: Resilience, social-emotional development
Spy Role Play Set
Why it’s great: Super sleuths will be all set for top secret missions with this set that includes a trench coat, fedora, “rear-view” sunglasses, a secret coded message card, decoder lens, and spy assignment guide!
Sweet detail: The rear-view sunglasses let little detectives see what’s happening behind them.
Skills at play: Creative thinking, problem solving
Stainless Steel Pots & Pans Play Set
Why it’s great: The shiny, stainless steel cookware is just like the real thing, but smaller (5-inch diameter). Kids will love the realistic touch this set gives to their restaurant and kitchen pretend play!
Sweet detail: Includes two hardwood utensils and a convenient storage rack!
Skills at play: Creative thinking, social-emotional development
Roll, Wrap & Slice Sushi Counter
Why it’s great: This beautifully made set includes all kids need to set up their own sushi shop. Lay the wooden sushi pieces on the felt nori strips, stick them together with the self-stick tabs, roll with the sushi mat, then slice and serve with ginger, wasabi, and soy sauce!
Sweet detail: The included chopsticks provide an extra fun challenge for kids who don’t already know how to use them!
Skills at play: Fine motor development, creative thinking
4-in-1 Game Rug
Why it’s great: Roll out this rug and let the games begin! The design includes four classic board games: Tic-Tac-Toe, Checkers, Nine Men’s Morris, and Solitaire. It also includes 36 double-sided wooden play pieces and game instructions.
Sweet detail: Store play pieces in the included mesh bag!
Skills at play: Problem solving, social-emotional development
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Star Diner Restaurant
Why it’s great: It’s twice the fun – with a restaurant dining area on one side and a kitchen on the other! Kids can take turns ordering meals, prepping them in the kitchen, or serving them to customers. The Star Diner Restaurant Play Set is a nice companion piece with its 41 realistic pieces.
Sweet detail: Booth side includes jukebox with spinning dial and coin to drop in slot!
Skills at play: Creative thinking, confidence
Snacks & Sweets Food Cart
Why it’s great: It’s a rolling, reversible cart offering either a hot dog or an ice cream menu, and it’s fully stocked with assorted play food pieces, from pretzels to ice pops and condiments to cones!
Sweet detail: Double-sided, write-on menu lets kids set prices!
Skills at play: Creative thinking, problem solving, confidence
Folding Medieval Wooden Castle
Why it’s great: This hinged wooden castle, featuring a dungeon, working drawbridge, and removable turret, folds open for royal adventures!
Sweet detail: There’s a trap door!
Skills at play: Creative thinking, storytelling
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Water Wow On the Go Deluxe Water-Reveal Pad – Animal Antics
Why it’s great: This paint-with-water seek-and-find activity book will keep kids busy and entertained as the color in each animal scene and discover hidden pictures with the red lens. It’s great for when kids are traveling or anytime!
Sweet detail: The chunky water pen conveniently stores right in the cover of the spiral-bound book!
Skills at play: Fine motor development, problem solving
Wooden Stamp Set – Baby Farm Animals
Why it’s great: Kids can use the eight detailed baby farm animal stamps to create little scenes or embellish their own artwork.
Sweet detail: The four-color ink pad features washable, nontoxic ink.
Skills at play: Fine motor development, creativity
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