When I put together this list of the best gifts for kids 5 to 7, I kept the recommendations gender neutral. At this age, kids are still exploring new interests and don’t necessarily choose what they do or who they do it with based on gender.
I loved watching my kids play at this age because the opposite sex didn’t have “cooties” yet and hormones weren’t making boy/girl relationships complicated. All the kids in the neighborhood would pile out to play together, with no regard to gender.
This is one of the reasons this age group is so fun to shop for. And luckily, there are plenty of great gifts that early elementary kids flip for that they can play and share with all of their friends. Keep reading to see my recommendations for the best gifts for kids 5-7.
Best Gifts for Kids 5-7 Years Old
Spooner Boards are balance boards to help kids learn skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding. They are a fun way for kids to develop core strength, balance and gross motor skills with relative ease and safety.
Zoomer, the Interactive Puppy, can learn tricks like speak, sit, lay down, rollover, and shake. If your child has been begging for a puppy but you don’t want the responsibility of feeding, walking, and grooming it, Zoomer is the perfect alternative.
Are your kids constantly begging to use your Kindle Fire? If you’re ready to get them their own, consider the Fire Kids Edition.
It comes with a kid-proof case (if it breaks anytime during the first 2 years, Amazon will replace it for free). It also comes with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, giving your child access to 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies, shows, apps, and games.
The Yfliker Scooter is great for kids who have grown tired of their bikes or traditional scooters. The side-to-side motion required to propel it is completely different than the kick motion used for traditional scooters and most kids find it more fun. It folds up easily to take up less storage space and to easily toss in the back of the car to take it on the go.
EZ Steppers are basically kid-friendly stilts. They come in a variety of colors and can be used both indoors and outdoors.
They are an inexpensive and low-tech way to get kids moving. And though their appeal might be lost on parents, they are an inexplicable hit with kids ages 5-7.
Every kid enjoys making a fort, but not every parent enjoys having all the furniture in the house pulled into the family room to assemble these forts. That’s what makes Crazy Forts the perfect gift for kids. It comes with everything except a few bedsheets to build amazing forts, including glow in the dark balls for added effect.
With Illustory Junior your child can make his or her own book. The kit includes everything your child needs to create a professionally printed full-color softcover book. Kids love seeing their work transformed into a “real” book.
Draw Like a Pro is a mini projector that helps kids recreate sketches from templates. Kids love that they can create such impressive artwork by drawing the images rather than simply coloring them. It’s perfect for 5-7 year olds who are still developing their fine motor skills but are interested in drawing.
Shrinky Dinks were a classic when we were kids and they are just as popular with kids today. The fun of making them is worth the price but your kids can turn them into key chains, magnets, and jewelry and enjoy them even after craft time is over.
My kids have been begging for Pie Face this year, I think just to watch me take a pie in the face. Pie Face is sure to be a family game night favorite!
Most kids in this age group are fascinated by magnets so it’s no wonder that Magformers are so popular among them. Magformers is all the fun of a building kit without the pain of trying to snap and unsnap difficult pieces together.