A few years ago I wrote a super popular post sharing our favorite things for boys ages 2-4. Well here we are now with boys who are 5 and 7 who are into “big kid” things. Today is actually Jack’s 7th Birthday which meant as I shopped for his presents I evaluated which things we truly love and use the most. In honor of our newest seven year old today I want to share with you our favorite things for boys ages 4-7. *Contains Affiliate Links*Neo Tracks & Neo Tracks Cars – In our house we call these “crazy cars” and they are super fun. You build a track however you’d like and then set up your battery powered cars to run on the tracks. They have a mind of their own and playing with these always ends in tons of laughter. We own about 6 cars which adds to the excitement!
Kinetic Sand and Sand Tools– This stuff is awesome. It never dries out and molds into awesome shapes. I store it in a container like this . It also doesn’t stain or stick to clothes and vacuums up super easily.
Magna Tiles – My boys have gotten super creative with designing with their magna-tiles. Although they’re not cheap they have provided SO many hours of fun.
Stride Rite Propel 2 Jack has no desire to learn how to tie his shoes, and Mason knows how, but takes forever. These shoes save the trouble and look like tie shoes but are really just elastic.
Hanna Andersson Pajamas – These have always been and still are my favorite jammies. The colors stay bright forever. They also have cuffs that roll easily for buying up a size, and then rolling down for when your kid grows. The boys have multiple pairs in the short version and long version.
Bogs Boots– These boots are the best out there. There’s no messing with liners coming out or getting bunched up. They handles are super useful, and they are truly 100% waterproof. We’ve owned these in multiple sizes and will probably never buy a different boot. They are so expensive that I was hoping to eventually pass them down to our daughter, but I probably won’t be able to resist buying her a cute pink or purple pair of Bogs!
The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel – This is a super simple fun game that we all love. It’s simple enough for young kids, but exciting enough for older ones.
Melissa & Doug Puzzle– We own SO many of these Melissa & Doug puzzles and the boys love them all. Almost every morning Mason wakes up and does a puzzle. Other than the solar system we love the world map, the dinosaurs, and so many others.
Pugg Pop up Soccer Goals – These goals are awesome because they fold really small and require no assembly for a game of soccer.
Spot it Junior – This is our favorite family game and gets played at least weekly. It is super portable to toss in my purse and keep us busy when we’re waiting. It’s also a great team or learning game too.
Crayola Washable Paints – These are truly 100% washable and are very vibrant. These too have provided hours and hours of entertainment.
Kindle Fire HD6 – I hate to admit it, but the kindles double as “electronic babysitters”. We have bought very few apps and have many free apps the boys love. These are great on the road, waiting for appointments, or just a good toy when everyone needs a little quiet alone time. I also love that as they get older we can constantly update and change the content on them.
Kindle Fire HD6 Case – Although the case costs a quarter of the cost of the kindle it’s worth every penny. It’s super durable and has sustained the Kindles through many drops and falls.
Big Hero 6 One of our favorite DVD’s. I even enjoy it as an adult!
The Lego Movie – The boys’ all time favorite DVD. I can’t be blamed if you can’t stop singing “Everything is Awesome” after watching it though.
Crocs – We have owned these shoes in every single size for each boy. I tried cheating out and buying an off brand and the strap broke instantly, so now I always buy Crocs brand. Our Crocs have always held up well, they clean easily, and are so simple to slip on.
Stuck One of our newest favorite books. Gets everyone laughing and is the perfect quick read.
Press Here– This book is so unique and fun and is entertaining to read and listen to.
The Book with No Pictures – I was hesitant to purchase this book and it turned out to be their absolute favorite. It may have you saying, “My best friend is a hippo named Boo-Boo-Butt”.
Lego Classic Box – Legos speak for themselves, but I’ll just say that if we had to have just one toy this is what I’d pick. The boys would too!
Stacking Robots– These robots can be stacked a thousand ways and we have two sets to keep it even more exciting. Jack loves coming up with as unique of towers as possible.
Razor Scooter– They also graduated up from their three-wheel scooters to these and they go everywhere with us. They’re foldable and lightweight and so mush easier to toss in the car than their bikes. I also love that these can grow with them. They’re begging me to take them to the skate park and I’m not quite ready for that yet!
Hopefully my suggestions were helpful for whatever little boy you might be buying for! Are there any other “must haves” on your list of favorite things for boys ages 4-7? If you liked those you might also like our favorite things for boys ages 2-4.
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