Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade boys are tons of fun, whether they are playing sports, building castles, capturing bugs, or trying to figure out how things work. Boys at this age have lots of energy and they are curious about the world. If you’re looking for 6 & 7 year old boy gift ideas, you want to make sure you are looking for items that will engage their minds as well as their bodies. Here are four different types of gift a 7 year old boy might like.
1) Bike: Most boys don’t learn how to ride a bike until they’re about 6 or 7 years old, and if your little boy hasn’t learned, now may be the perfect time to get him pedaling up and down the driveway. One of the most popular bike styles right now is the chopper-style bike, like the Schwinn Stingray Boys Chopper Bicycle. These bikes make great gifts for boys age 7. They look almost like mini motorcycles and can be found at most retail stores like Wal-Mart and Target.
2) Video Games: I don’t know a 6 or 7 year-old boy who doesn’t like to play video games. Although you don’t want your boy turning into a couch potato, he may use a lot of the energy riding his new bike around, so he’ll want to let his body rest while he engages his mind with problem-solving challenges in popular games like Super Mario Galaxy 2, Mariokart, or Wii Sports Resort for the Wii gaming system. Or if you want him to get off the couch, the PlayStation Move or Kinect for Xbox 360 are great game system add-ons that require movement so your boy can really get into the game.
3) Anything Lego: As I said before, boys at this age are not only interested in running around, wrestling, and riding their bikes, they are also interested in the way things work and how things are put together. LEGO blocks have been helping kids explore their imaginations for decades and they have no less appeal to a new generation of kids. LEGO offers a number of imaginary worlds to build in, from Star Wars to Indiana Jones, from Power Miners to Space Police. In recent years, LEGO has also come out with sets that let kids build their own game boards and adventures, like the LEGO Minotaurs game. LEGO sets make the perfect birthday gifts for a 7 year old boy.
4) Superheroes: Superheroes are hot right now, so action figures of various superheroes are a great choice for 7 year old boy gifts. Six and seven-year-old boys are getting acquainted with the imaginary figures that they will look up to as they got older, like Superman, Iron Man, Spiderman, and more. If it’s action figures, masks, or play sets, boys at this age can’t resist a comic book hero, which can be found at all toy retailers. Superhero movies and video games are also great 7 year old boy gift ideas.
Gunter Jameson writes about several topics including travel, minimalism and online schools.