Gift Idea List for a 6 or 7 Year Old Boy
He is Creative, Imaginative, and Loves to Play
If you are looking for gift ideas for a six or seven year old boy there are hundreds that will be ideal for him. He is fascinated by cars and trucks, planes, ships, Legos, outer space, dragons, dinosaurs, game play, and so very much more.
Creative, imaginative, and active he is over joyed to play with friends but also quite happy to play alone with his favorite toys or games.
Fortunately there are a lot of great items which fall into these categories of play. A 6 or 7 year old boy enjoys imaginative play, problem solving, active play, and creative challenges (just not too tough a challenge though or he will get frustrated). Imaginative, creative, and inquisitive, this gift list is for the young boy on your shopping list.
Encourage Play: Kids Naturally Want to be Active
Physically active he loves to jump, bounce, and run whether he is inside the house or outdoors.
He is loaded with energy and he needs to burn it off. Encourage your 6 or 7 year old into sports.
Popular sports and fitness gift items for five and six year old boys:
Electronics? You Know That he Wants Them
Most children today grow up playing on computers and video games so a boy who has recently entered into grade school is generally at an age where he can master the controls for a number of video game systems. Elementary school age boys are also able to understand the majority of commands to play most of these complex video games correctly.
If the boy on your gift list already has a game system then check with his parents to discover which new games he may need or want. The nice thing about tech gifts is that there are generally a lot of accessories which can be purchased for them.
If he does not already have a video game system then consider purchasing him a Nintendo Wii system. This is an amazing gift choice for a young boy. Unlike typical game systems these game systems get their participants up and moving while they play. This adds a physical fitness aspect to the video game system which is very important for an active kids of this age.
Young boys have big imaginations and they enjoy creative challenges which makes technology based gifts perfect for the six and seven year old boy. In handheld games the Nintendo DSi XL and the hot new kids Fire HD tablet are great electronic gifts for younger children. Featuring an amazing selection of apps and games these systems really are a major advancement in technology based gifts for children.
Tablet or Video Game? Yes! Yes! Yes!
Legos and other building block systems are a great gift choice for the six or seven year old boy. He loves creating things and these tiny building blocks can be easily manipulated into a wide variety of imaginary play scenarios.
He can get lost for hours in the imaginary worlds that he creates in his play. His big imagination can discover a game in almost any situation.
Elementary age boys tend to develop a fascination for one or more heroes whether these be super heroes, cartoon characters, or movie idols. If you know which character it is that he admires most then you can choose to theme your gift along this line.
There are so very many great product items that you can theme to his heroes or favorite movie characters. Coloring books, blankets, sheets, curtains, action figures, stationary products, toys, plates, cups, caps, running shoes, and clothing are usually all available with popular character images on them.
Legos are High on the List of Best Children's Toys
Lego Mini Figures are Very Popular
He Enjoys his Accomplishments
Play is how a child learn and they thrive on these creative challenges. Because boys in the six and seven year old range are still mastering the art of math it is generally not one of their favorite hobbies although he does enjoy other learning activities .
Books featuring coloring, mazes, cartoons, explanatory pictures, or hidden pictures within their pages are perfect for this age range of boys. Simple science projects, age appropriate puzzles, Webkinz plush pets with their interactive online game play are other excellent gift choices.
Legos consistently show up on the list of top toys for kids. Encouraging creative thought and imaginative play they are a durable toy that can easily be linked to other play sets. The more Lego sets he has then the bigger a project he can build. It is an ideal toy for children to play with their friends or one that they can also play with when they are alone.
Webkinz World Pets with Interactive Online Play
Each Webkinz toy comes with a secret code to access online play. Within each toy specific online world there are games, rewards, challenges, quests, and best of all a wealth of fun. The interactive virtual Webkinz World is an amazing place for children to play on the internet. Children learn through play and there is no better way to learn than when you are having fun.
Play Encourages Creativity and Imagination
Hotwheels, Monster Trucks, and Radio Control Vehicles
He has favorite items that he collects and generally toy cars are one of these.
He will soon be moving away from the big bulky toy trucks of his younger preschool days but will still enjoy larger vehicles if they are monster trucks, work style vehicles, or a radio control vehicle.
Young boys love to collect things and toy cars are no exception. He probably still loves to play with his toy cars but may now be moving to the tinier Hotwheels style toy vehicles. Hot Wheels are the perfect collectible toy car because their tiny size makes them easy to display or store.
Hot Wheels comes out with a new line of collectible vehicles each year so there are always new selections to add to his collection. Around November or December you can watch near the Hot Wheels display in your local store for the guide listing of these new cars.
Another toy vehicle line that 6 and 7 year old boys are completely fascinated by monster trucks. There are traditional favorites like Grave digger, Big Foot, Bulldozer and Monster Mutt for you to select from. Virtually any monster truck will do though as each is an individual personality to him that has its own unique features and benefits.
Although boys in this age group really do not appreciate getting clothes for a gift, they are growing fast and need a steady new supply of clothing.
If you are choosing clothing keep his favorite hobbies, collectables, and heroes in mind and theme your clothing gift in that direction.
A boy who is 6 or 7 years of age is much more apt to appreciate a gift of clothing if it features on it something he enjoys. If you are choosing clothing then select it with his favorite super hero, cartoon character, movie theme, or toy on it.
Encourage his enjoyment of this type of gift by including along with your clothing item a unique baseball cap, themed vest, a cool pair of running shoes, or a same theme toy.
Best Clothing Gifts for a Six or Seven Year Old Boy
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