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29 Best Toys for 5-Year-Old Boys

Updated 14 July 2020

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Play is hugely important for five-year-olds. It’s how they learn and build social, thinking and emotional skills. At this age they love to imagine great stories as they play, and can enjoy playing more with friends than alone. Adding some of their favorite toys to the mix can make play time a lot of fun.

We put together a list of toys recommended for five-year-old boys based on real parent’s reviews and recommendations. And to make sure we only offer the best of the best, we screen each recommendation for review manipulation.

1LEGO City Heavy Cargo Transport 60183

This truck cargo transport toy is made by LEGO and it includes a transport truck and helicopter model that has functional spinning propellers. This set comes with over 300 pieces, which will allow your little boy to build to his heart’s content. Although this is a LEGO set, it has realistic detail that makes the set feel authentic.

What we love

  • Comes with a mini-pilot figurine
  • Functionalities include spinning propellers and opening cockpit

We dont like this as much

  • Some of the pieces are a quite small and can be unsuitable for younger siblings

2Razor A Kick Scooter

This Razor kick scooter is an excellent way for your little boy to learn how to ride. It comes in a variety of colors, and although the design is lightweight, it is made from solid top-of-the-line aluminum. The handlebars can be adjusted to grow with your little one and it has urethane wheels and a rear-fender brake to make stopping a breeze.

What we love

  • Built to minimize shock, making the ride extremely comfortable
  • Wheels are designed to ride smoothly on pavement and other solid surfaces

We dont like this as much

  • The base of the scooter could be a little wider

3Heelys Propel 2.0 Skate Shoe

If your little boy likes skating, then these skate shoes will make a perfect toy and accessory for them. They come in a variety of colors and patterns. They are lightweight and designed like athletic shoes, but they have a single stealth wheel housed in the heel of the sole. The wheel is removable, and it comes with a rubber stopper to plug the hole while the wheel is out.

What we love

  • The shoe comes in different colors and designs
  • The rubber stopper helps to reduce damage to the wheel holes

We dont like this as much

  • Could do with a wide foot option

4PLAYMOBIL The Movie Charlie with Prison Wagon

This PLAYMOBIL playset has 65 pieces, which include multiple figures, a cart, a wagon, and the figures are capable of bending and turning their heads, which helps with the creative play. Your little boy can enjoy saving the brave Viking Charlie from the outlaw pirates who have managed to kidnap him.

What we love

  • Each piece has amazing detail
  • The functioning gripper arm and arrow is realistic

We dont like this as much

  • Can be quite challenging

5WONDERVIEW Tree Swing

Every kid loves swings, and this is a fun swing that your little boy can enjoy with his best friend at the same time. It comes with all of the necessary parts to hook this swing to a tree, but it can even be hung inside a playroom for inside fun. It can be purchased in a variety of colors, so kids will be instantly attracted to it.

What we love

  • Weather-resistant so it doesn’t have to be taken down in poor weather
  • Can hold up to 600 pounds

We dont like this as much

  • Assembly may take some time

6COEWSKE Kid's Bike

This will make the perfect bike for your 5- year-old boy. It comes with training wheels and a fun basket that sits in the front. You will need to assemble the handlebar, pedals, training wheels, and saddle before using it, but the bike does come with all of the necessary tools to put it together.

What we love

  • Easy to assemble
  • Has a wide foot rest, chain guard, and non-slip handles

We dont like this as much

  • Bike is quite heavy

7Exercise N Play Golf Toys Set

It’s never too early to teach your little boy the wonders of golf. With this set, you can teach them how to play and have a good time. It is easy to put together, and it can help improve their judgment, observation, and endurance. Plus, this set comes with everything that you need. It has clubs, balls, ball holders, and ball putters.

What we love

  • All parts of this set are made from non-toxic materials
  • The perfect size for little golfers

We dont like this as much

  • Ball base could be a bit sturdier

8UNGLINGA Kids Science Experiment Kit with Lab Coat

With this science lab kit, you can help your little boy learn about the wonders of science. It comes with various lab equipment and an awesome lab coat that will allow him to feel like a true scientist. It has a fun activity booklet that has several science activities for him to do and enjoy.

What we love

  • Each tool is large enough for easy gripping by younger ones
  • Included experiments are extremely fun and educational

We dont like this as much

  • Experiments can only be performed once

9Learning Resources Coding Critters Scamper & Sneaker

This toy set comes with a realistic pet that your child will be able to interact with. With the set, they can feed and pet their pets and even engage in fun games like hiding and seek, fetch, and other activities that they would enjoy with a live pet. It also comes with a screen-free storybook.

What we love

  • Comes with 22 pieces, so there’s a lot to do and experience
  • Develops early coding skills

We dont like this as much

  • Some younger ones may struggle with the coding portion

10Trimnpy RC Cars Robot

This transforming robot is a fun way for your little boy to experience technology in the form of a remote-controlled car that can transform into a standing robot. It is made from ABS plastic, but it has high-quality electronic elements that help it to run. It can be purchased in two different colors, and it even has a hand sensor, which makes the toy more fun and interactive.

What we love

  • It has a one button transformation and auto-demonstration
  • It uses a rechargeable battery with USB plug

We dont like this as much

  • Not ideal for outside use

11 K'nex Beginner 40 Model Building Set

This K’nex kit comes with 141 parts, and with this one set, your little boy can enjoy building over 40 different models which is excellent for building their creativity. This kit is capable of building flat, 2D surfaces, and even 3D builds, which means endless possibilities. Plus, this set includes an instruction manual on pre-thought builds that can be done.

What we love

  • Building ideas in the activity booklet are quite unique
  • Children can build structures, vehicles and animals

We dont like this as much

  • It can be difficult to keep all of the pieces together

12Ourlife Kids Camera

With this camera, you can allow your little boy to capture all of his favorite memories. This camera can even be used underwater, which is excellent for different types of adventures. The camera also comes with a versatile mounting kit, which will allow them to mount the camera to things like their bike.

What we love

  • Can record videos at night thanks to the bright lights attached
  • Designed to be easy to hold with smaller hands

We dont like this as much

  • Battery dies sooner than expected

13Marvel Infinity War Marvel’s Stormbreaker Electronic Axe

This is a replica play ax of Marvel’s Stormbreaker ax that is used by Thor to help summon his powers in the Avengers: Infinity War movie. It has a push leaf button, which activates the thunder sound. It’s the perfect toy for Avengers fans.

What we love

  • Made from a very durable foam
  • Looks exactly like the Stormbreaker axe from Infinity War

We dont like this as much

  • Could be bigger

14 Franklin Sports Youth Football Goal-Post Set

This set comes with everything he will need to practice his kicking skills, including a football, a football pump, a tee, and a goal post. The goal post’s height can be adjusted as he grows, which will allow him to continue to use the goal even as he gets taller.

What we love

  • Can take it anywhere thanks to it’s easy assembly
  • Goal is made from sturdy material

We dont like this as much

  • Assembly require an adult's help

15Mudpuppy Solar System Puzzle

This puzzle is a fun way for your little boy to learn about our solar system and the different planets that are in it. The puzzles have a total of 70 pieces, and they can be put together and taken apart for future assembly at any time.

What we love

  • Frustration-free puzzle is easy for younger ones to put together
  • Illustrations on the puzzle are well designed

We dont like this as much

  • Could include a frame for those that wish to display the puzzle after assembling

16Retevis RT628 Kids Walkie Talkies 22 Channel FRS Toy for Kids Uhf FRS 2 Way Radio Toy

These walkie talkies come with two radios which will allow your little boy to communicate with his friends or you from a distance. It has 22 channels with a hands-free function. Plus, they are easy to operate and you can lock the keypad to keep from operating the device unintentionally.

What we love

  • Can sync up with other pairs of walkie talkies
  • It has a handy belt clip so that it doesn't get lost

We dont like this as much

  • Range could be further

17The Floor is Lava

The Floor Is Lava is a fun and interactive game that will help to promote physical activity for your little boy and his friends. It can be played by 2 to 6 players, and it comes with everything you need to have a fun and interactive family game night. All the pieces are non-toxic and safe for the entire family.

What we love

  • The game gets kids on their feet and promote cooperative play
  • Comes with easy to follow instructions

We dont like this as much

  • Cards could be a bit sturdier

18Kids Transformer Watch Robot Transformers Toys Digital Watch

If your little boy likes Transformers, then this will make an excellent watch for him. It comes in four different colors. They can be worn as a watch or transformed into a miniature transformer Small features like the head and arms can be moved around and played with, so the fun and functionality never ends

What we love

  • The watch can transform into a toy
  • Band makes it easy to remove for play

We dont like this as much

  • A bit too easy to alter the time

19ThinkGeek Minecraft Light-Up Wall Torch

If you want a toy that all 5- year-old boys can love, then this wall torch will make an excellent addition to their room, especially if they are a fan of Minecraft. With this torch, they can mount it on their wall and experience a real-life Minecraft torch that they enjoy using in their favorite game.

What we love

  • Looks just like a traditional Minecraft torch
  • The mount holes on the torch are subtle and can even stand on its own

We dont like this as much

  • Requires 3 AAA batteries, but they are not included

20Hand Operated Mini Toy Drone for Kids

With this toy drone, your little boy can experience the fun of flying and controlling their drone. It uses a USB rechargeable battery, and it is designed to be hand-controlled with 4 sensors that help in navigation. Plus, it comes with a fun LED lighting system to help keep it in view, even in the dark.

What we love

  • Comes with a bigger battery than previous models
  • Has a fun LED flashing light so it can be used at night

We dont like this as much

  • Does not have any replacement parts available

21Best Delta Kite, Easy Fly for Kids and Beginners

If you are looking for a toy to get your little boy outside, this kite is a beautiful and fun thing that can get them out of the house. It requires some assembly, but once it’s together, you’ll see that it has beautiful color patterns. This kite was designed for beginners, and it even has a beautiful tail ribbon for extra flair.

What we love

  • Comes in a great design pattern that can be spotted from anywhere
  • Comes with everything needed to fly in minutes

We dont like this as much

  • Can be difficult to store the kite once it has been assembled

22Relevant Play Mad Matter Play Pack

This pack includes everything that your little boy will need to create beautiful galaxy molds. It contains blue and purple Mad Matter, glitter, and a space mold and tool. It is designed to be easily cleaned up, and it will not dry up after opening it. The mad matter and glitter are made from non-toxic material.

What we love

  • Mad Matter is super soft and easy to manipulate
  • Comes with a space mold and tool to shape fun space shapes

We dont like this as much

  • Although it doesn't dry up, each pack is a single-use

23US Sense 4 Pack Kids Step-Powered Glider Stunt Plane Flyer Foam Planes

This rocket toy comes with four different aircrafts that are adorned with special designs for the different Armed forces. Unlike other rocket kits, this one is completely powered by kid power. After setting it up, your little boy jumps onto the launcher to shoot the rockets. The launcher can even be adjusted to shoot the rockets in different directions.

What we love

  • Each rocket flies in a different pattern
  • Anti-slip design keeps kids safe as they jump on the launchpad

We dont like this as much

  • Would be even better if rockets could glow in the dark

24Gamie Stacking Cups Game

The Gamie Stacking Cups game is an excellent way for the whole family to have fun and enjoy a challenge. The game is small and compact, which means it can also be used as a travel game, and it comes with a total of 12 cups, 20 game cards, and a fun water timer. The objective of the game is to build the different shapes that are displayed on the cards with certain time limits and specifications.

What we love

  • Comes with 20 easy to read and hold game cards
  • The cups are designed to be durable and made from non-toxic material

We dont like this as much

  • The water timer needs to be handled delicately to avoid leaking

25Pillow Pets NBCUniversal How to Train Your Dragon

Pillow Pets has been making pillow toys for many years, and this adorable pillow is designed to look like Toothless, the popular dragon from the NBCUniversal How to Train Your Dragon. It is made from a soft material, and it is the perfect size to cuddle as a toy or unfasten to turn it into a soft pillow.

What we love

  • Functions as a pillow and a stuffed animal
  • It is made from high-quality, hypoallergenic soft material

We dont like this as much

  • Wings on the back are made from a stiff satin material which can sometimes be uncomfortable to lay on

26How to Babysit a Grandma

This is a fun book with beautiful illustrations and a wonderful story that your little boy can enjoy reading with you and their grandma! It can be purchased in different cover types to make the book more durable.

What we love

  • Illustrations in the book are done drawn
  • Has a wonderful interactive story

We dont like this as much

  • Is a part of a series of "How To" books, but each is sold separately

27Fetti Dinosaur Temporary Tattoos for Kids

These dinosaur temporary tattoos are a fun gift that will allow your little boy to sport his favorite dinosaur on their skin. Each pack comes with 40 metallic tattoos that are hand-drawn and designed to be fun and colorful. The instructions on how to apply the tattoos are on the back of the tattoo sheet.

What we love

  • Tattoos are the perfect size; not too big and not too small
  • The hand-drawn dinosaurs give the tattoos an authentic and unique look

We dont like this as much

  • Tattoos will fade after a lot of exercise

28MasterMagic Magic Kit

This magic kit has the capability of teaching your little boy over 350 amazing magic tricks. It includes all of the necessary tools for the different tricks, and it also comes with a step-by-step video that will walk them through different various tricks. It also includes three popular eBooks about the magic that will help them learn even more.

What we love

  • Bonus ebooks helps to take the fun even further
  • All materials are durable so it will withstand numerous attempts

We dont like this as much

  • Could use a storage container to keep all of the pieces together

29VTech Record & Learn KidiStudio

This KidiStudio is designed for all young music lovers. It allows your little boy to pretend to play a variety of different instruments, like drums, a whammy bar, and a scratch disc. The overall studio will allow them to play over 40 songs and sound effects

What we love

  • An all-in-one studio that has a so many functions
  • Allows little ones to record and playback what they play

We dont like this as much

  • Microphone may feedback at times