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30 Best Toys for 7-Year-Old Boys in 2020

Updated 1 June 2020

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Buying a toy for a seven-year-old can be tricky. They’ve outgrown many of their favorite children’s toys and are far more independent and curious about the outside world than ever before. They like to question how the world works. So how can you please a seven-year-old with the perfect toy?

We’ve put together a list of the 30 best toys for seven-year-old boys in 2020. We choose the best options based on unbiased parent reviews and the highest rated toys for this age group, making sure to discount any fake reviews. 

1LEGO Minecraft The Skull Arena 21145

Bringing technology with real life, the LEGO Minecraft Skull Arena is a great way to give younger boys the educational benefits of building and following directions while they have fun. It comes with 198 pieces, including various accessories that little boys love to play with.

What we love

  • Based on the Minecraft game
  • The pieces aren’t too tiny to handle

We dont like this as much

  • The final result is a bit small

2The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids

Great for bedtime stories or practice reading, this Big Book of Silly Jokes comes with more than 800 different jobs for kids to laugh and poke fun at. The book also comes with ideas for kids to create their own jokes, and with so many there will definitely be an joke for any sense of humor.

What we love

  • Jokes are told in a style that younger boys can easily read
  • Thin pages are perfect for smaller hands

We dont like this as much

  • Could benefit from a hardcover

3Hulk Gloves Hulk Smash Hands

Either for boxing training or having fun, these Hulk Smash Gloves are made out of a high-quality material and stuffed with thick polyester cotton for ultimate protection. The gloves are designed to fit any person’s hand, from kid to adult. There’s amazing details on the glove including Hulk’s fingernails!

What we love

  • Inside handles prevent the gloves from falling off
  • Comfortable and safe construction prevents injury during hard impact

We dont like this as much

  • Could be an added extra if the gloves has sound

4Jurassic World Super Colossal Tyrannosaurus Rex

This Jurassic World T-Rex features a large design with articulated arms and legs along with an extra-wide jaw. It’s three feet long in size, with lots of fine details and textures. You can open a small door on it’s belly to release lots of smaller dinosaurs!

What we love

  • Measures 3ft long
  • The jaws can open and close to fit other action figures

We dont like this as much

  • It doesn’t make any sounds

5UNO: Super Mario - Card Game

UNO is one of the best types of games for family night and for younger children to play with their friends. The rules are easy to follow and the cards are self-explanatory. This particular game of UNO is recommended because it’s based on the Super Mario game.

What we love

  • Includes a special Mario Super Star card as well as two customizable cards
  • UNO can be played by kids of all ages and with up to 10 people per game

We dont like this as much

  • Could be more Super-Mario-specific

6Kidz Xplore Outdoor Explorer Set

Encouraging kids to get outside and play, this Xplore Outdoor Kit comes with everything a seven-year-old boy would need to explore the outdoors, including binoculars, a bug container, magnifying glass, storage bag to hold everything, and much more.

What we love

  • Comes with more than 20 pieces for exploring the outdoors
  • The binoculars have a rubber material for safety and comfort

We dont like this as much

  • The binoculars don’t have a string for easy handling

7Franklin Sports Blackhawk Portable Soccer Goal

Specifically for kids that love sports, this portable soccer goal can be carried on-the-go for quick soccer practice and games anywhere. It’s got tie-down stakes that can be used to make it more stable and less likely to move on windy days.

What we love

  • Features a fiberglass and steel construction for durability
  • Available in multiple sizes

We dont like this as much

  • Could come with a storage container to carry the goal in

8You've Got Crabs

You’ve Got Crabs is one of the best family games out there. It’s specifically great for people that love ocean-related things. It includes 78 cards, a container box with 3 drawers, a turn indicator and 28 crab points. This highly-strategic game can be played by up to 10 players.

What we love

  • Suitable for kids of all ages
  • There’s an Imitation Crab Expansion Kit available along with this game

We dont like this as much

  • An even number of players is required since there have to be teams of two players

9Waterproof RC Remote Control Stunt Car

Remote control cars are always a popularitem for 7-year-old boys. This one in particular from DoDoMagxanadu is able to flip every which way because of its 360-degree rotation. It’s made from a durable material that can withstand flipping over other objects and even getting wet.

What we love

  • Comes with a rechargeable battery for the car
  • Features a unique rubber design for durability

We dont like this as much

  • Doesn’t include batteries for the remote control

10K'NEX 100 Model Imagine Building Set

K’NEX have been around for years, providing hours of entertainment. This set comes with 863 pieces that can provide the means for any seven-year-old boy to create anything that they want, from cars to airplanes to houses.

What we love

  • Comes with a storage container for the 863 pieces
  • Allow children to create anything that comes to mind

We dont like this as much

  • Some pieces may be difficult to put together and take apart, so adult assistance may be needed

11Paper Airplane Kit

This Paper Airplane Kit from Publications International Ltd. is a perfect way to entertain kids for hours. There is a book of plans along with a launcher and some paper to create and launch your child’s airplane creations.

What we love

  • Comes with everything needed for creating and launching airplanes
  • The book arranges the plan creations based on difficulty

We dont like this as much

  • Could be better if the kit had more rubber bands

12Casio SA-76 44-Key Mini Personal Keyboard

Those of you with musically-inclined children are aware of how expensive and time-consuming it can be to find keyboards for your child to practice on. But, you’re in luck with this Casio keyboard, since it’s readily available with 44 mini-sized keys, five percussion pads, and even an amp output function.

What we love

  • Includes tone selection to account for different sound effects
  • Features an easy-to-read LCD screen

We dont like this as much

  • The keys are a bit small, but they’re not a problem for smaller hands

13Kerplunk! Raptors Jurassic World

Kerplunk is a fun and interactive game that can make family game night all the more entertaining. This one in particular features a Jurassic World theme and each person is required to remove the sticks without making the dinosaurs fall.

What we love

  • Easy-to-learn instructions
  • Jurassic World theme helps to make the game easier for young ones

We dont like this as much

  • Could be better if the sticks were rounded

14POWMEE M2 Kids Headphones

Headphones are a convenient way to keep kids entertained and allow them to focus more on the music or content they’re listening to without the distractions from outside noises. These headphones have a foldable design for easy portability and they’re also tangle-free.

What we love

  • Tangle-free design makes them especially great for seven-year-olds
  • Lightweight design makes them comfortable when wearing for long periods

We dont like this as much

  • Could be a tight fit for boys with bigger heads

15CubicFun National Geographic 3D Kids Puzzles Model Kits

Puzzles are a fun way for children of all ages to learn focus and attention to detail. This 3D puzzle from CubicFun features an Amazon Rainforest Kit that has everything needed within the package, allowing your child to build a 3D rainforest.

What we love

  • No tools or glue needed for assembly
  • Eco-friendly construction, since the design is made with an EPS foam board

We dont like this as much

  • The instruction book’s pictures are on the small side

16Children Illuminated Spinning World Globe

It’s always a plus to have a globe in the house. This game brings the globe to use. The bonus card game gives kids more familiarity with the geography of the world and it features a night lamp mode that will teach kids about constellations.

What we love

  • Comes with free educational bonuses
  • Acts as a three-in-one interactive educational globe, including the LED night lamp, political map, and the constellation map

We dont like this as much

  • Works best on a flat surface

17HedBanz – Harry Potter Party Game for Kids

Hedbanz is a perfect game for younger children to have fun with their friends or with the whole family on game night. This particular version of the game is Harry Potter themed. Your children will love the non-stop fun of quick questions about Harry Potter.

What we love

  • Comes with 72 picture cards, 12 potion tokens, 25 chocolate frog tokens, six headbands, and a sand timer
  • Accommodates up to six players

We dont like this as much

  • It can be a bit challenging to get the hang of at first

18SpyX / Lazer Trap Alarm

Younger boys will love that this SpyX Lazer Trap Alarm is just like they see in movies. The alarm will sound if any of the signals detect movement. Kids can protect their stuff from nosy intruders AKA mum or dad. You can also connect multiple sets to create a bigger trap.

What we love

  • Receivers can detect movement up to four feet away
  • Includes three pieces, adjustable up to 360-degrees

We dont like this as much

  • Not really suitable for outdoor use

19 Infinity Skates Adjustable Roller Skates

These Infinity Skates are adjustable and available in a range of different colors to accommodate the tastes of all younger children. They are ultra supportive around the ankle which is great for newbies. All the adjustment facilities are invisible, so they don’t look clunky on the outside.

What we love

  • Adjustable to fit a range of feet sizes
  • Quad-skate design for safety and comfortability

We dont like this as much

  • Could do with more grip on the wheels

20Klutz Mini Bake Shop

The Klutz Mini Bake Shop comes with different colors of clay that can be made into a number of bakery items and then placed outside to dry for long-lasting results. The kit comes with sprinkles and faces to make adorable cakes.

What we love

  • Includes a book of instructions for making different bakery items
  • Great for a range of projects at different difficulty levels

We dont like this as much

  • Doesn’t come with a cake stand or box to display the items on

21Aikmi Walkie Talkies for Kids

Walkie Talkies are a fun way to allow your kid and his friends to communicate with each other just like they do in the movies. These walkie talkies from Aikmi feature an army green design to create realistic playtime.

What we love

  • Comes with 22 channels and a three-mile range
  • Camo-green color offers a realistic playing experience

We dont like this as much

  • The sound quality could be stronger when the talkies are further apart

22Makeblock Codey Rocky Programmable Robot

Specifically for kids that want to learn coding and love technology, this Makeblock Codey Rocky Robot is programmable. We love it because it offers a great way for technical kids to learn how to code without parents and away from ipads and smartphones.

What we love

  • Comes with 10 programmable electronic sensors
  • Compatible with the mBlock app to make learning simple

We dont like this as much

  • May be difficult to set up, so adult assistance could be needed

23AOKESI Indoor Mini Basketball Hoop and Balls

This Indoor Mini Basketball Hoop is made of premium-quality materials to provide kids an easy way to have fun and play mini basketball games inside. It’s easy to install and features a player-friendly design with a steel rim.

What we love

  • Has protective padding on the backboard to eliminate the risk of damage
  • Includes two rubber balls

We dont like this as much

  • The two balls come deflated

24Osmo - Hot Wheels MindRacers Game Kit for iPad

To get kids to be more productive on their iPads and tablets, this Osmo Hot Wheels MindRacers game offers a great way to keep any seven-year-old boy occupied for hours. It encourages kids to understand how the physics of  jumping and spinning works, letting them make decisions to change the race course.

What we love

  • Makes kids more comfortable with the concept of winning and losing
  • Features an option to track game progress and create profiles

We dont like this as much

  • For the iPad to fit into the base, you may have to remove the case

25Nerf N-Strike Elite Stryfe Blaster

Nerf N-Strike released the Elite Stryfe Blaster with speed and high-performance in mind. This blaster nerf gun features a quick reload clip as well as various other accessories to increase your child’s overall playing experience with the gun.

What we love

  • Comes with six elite darts and a reload clip
  • Compatible with any Clip System blaster

We dont like this as much

  • Isn’t a jolt reskin, so there are only single shots

26Galt Toys, Mega Marble Run

Kids of all ages will have mega fun with this Galt Toys Mega Marble Run construction kit. There are 100 pieces that kids can use to construct the building of their dreams. They can then let the marbles run throughout the structure.

What we love

  • Comes with a variety of accessories to enhance creativity
  • Compatible with all other Galt Marble Run sets

We dont like this as much

  • Could have been better if the marbles were made out of glass

27Hot Wheels GFH87 Colossal Crash Track Set

This Hot Wheels Colossal Crash Track comes with enough pieces and accessories to create a track that measures more than five feet wide. There’s a double figure-eight design that can increase the mobility of the hot wheels cars that come with the set.

What we love

  • Easy to fold up and store away
  • Features levers that can send the cars into the air

We dont like this as much

  • It could have been better if more cars were included

28Kanoodle | Brain Twisting 3-D Puzzle GameKanoodle | Brain Twisting 3-D Puzzle Game

Containing over 200 puzzles and made for people of all ages, Kanoodle is a perfect way for your eight-year-old boy to challenge his brain while on-the-go. This is a perfect game for testing your brain’s ability to critically think and solve strategic problems.

What we love

  • Includes both 2D and 3D puzzles
  • Enhances thinking skills, problem-solving techniques, and critical thinking

We dont like this as much

  • The small balls may be easy to lose over time

29Razor A2 Kick Scooter

This original Razor Kick Scooter is made out of sturdy, aircraft-grade aluminum. For safety and convenience, it’s capable of folding for easy portability. It’s easy to fold and carry, with adjustable handlebars.

What we love

  • Features a patented rear fender brake
  • Has a springless shock system

We dont like this as much

  • Could be better if the scooter locked into place when it is folded together for transport

30Nintendo Switch Lite - Zacian and Zamazenta Edition

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a perfect way to keep kids occupied in a fun, interactive, and educational way. Not only are there games for entertainment available for the device, but there are countless educational games that you can purchase for your child.

What we love

  • Optimized for handheld play
  • Features a sleek design for portability

We dont like this as much

  • A little smaller than the original switch