Toys for Older Kids

Girl playing with dolls in front of dollhouse

Toys for 7 Year Olds

Is it just us or does buying toys for older kids seem way harder than shopping for toddler and preschoolers? They still love pretending, playing outside, and other “kid” things but also want to be seen as older and more mature. But don’t resort to screen-based gifts just yet. Kids in this range still benefit from toys that promote pretend play, creativity, and physical activity. These are a few of our fav toys for older kids thanks to their perfect blend of little-kid-fun and big-kid-cool.

Best Toys for 7 + Year Olds

Best Outdoor Toy: Cozy Escape Playhouse

Older kids still love having their own “secret” hideaways, but they may be getting a little too tall for smaller playhouses. The Cozy Escape Playhouse is the perfect solution. It’s big enough for a seven year old plus a few friends with room to grow for the next couple of years. The modern design gives it a cool vibe that’s perfect if your child feels a little too old for a cutesy, “kiddish” theme.

Best Arts & Crafts Toy: Create N Play Art Easel

Older kids tend to be more focused and ambitious with their art projects, so they’ll appreciate a dedicated space that lets them create and feel like a real artist. The dry erase board side of the Create N Play Art Easel is also great for tricky homework problems or silly notes and doodles.

Best Building Toy: Clever Creator Activity Table

Older kids love challenging Lego sets, and the Clever Creator Activity Table gives them the perfect place to build, protect, display, and store their creations. They can stand the table up to work sitting or kneeling or collapse the legs to work laying on their stomachs. Either way, their creations will be sturdy and secure on the building surface. And if they want a change of scenery, they can easily transport it from room to room.

Best Toy for 7 Year Old Girls: Celeste Mansion Dollhouse

Older girls still love dollhouses, but they often want something a little less bright-and-sparkly and a little more “grown-up”. The Celeste Mansion Dollhouse fits the bill with its trendy, sophisticated style, and at just over 4 feet tall, it’s the perfect big dollhouse for big kids! For another style, try the So Stylish Mansion Dollhouse. The natural wood and open-frame design make it another great choice for older girls who want a dollhouse that looks modern and cool.

Best Toys for 7 Year Old Boys: Nerf Scout Defense Post

Your son can take his Nerf battles to the next level with the Nerf Scout Defense Post. Hiding places, practice targets, defense shields, climbing features, and built-in blaster and dart storage make it the ideal toy for boys who love to get active and competitive. The Nerf Geostrike Headquarters and Nerf Command Base Battle Fort are great options too!

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