When looking for toys and gifts for 5 year old boys, it can be hard to know what will genuinely leave them standing speechless. Fear not, because this list will help you by providing a wide range of fun and cool gifts that will engage their mind as well as their hearts.
Electric Ride On Bumper Car
The Kidzone bumper car makes a brilliant gift for 5 year old boys who like their toys to be unique. With 10 bright colors to choose from, this ride-on is just like the cars at the fairground, and will spin and bump with flashing lights, at a safe 0.75 MPH.
Fisher-Price Imaginext Jurassic World T-Rex Dinosaur
Most 5 year olds love dinosaurs, and this interactive T-Rex from Fisher Price will be one they’ll play with over and over again. They can fully control it using the handle on it’s back – push it forward and the dino will lunge. With an opening mouth, you wouldn’t want to get in its way!
Let your kid go wild with his Hot Wheels cars on this crash test track. Launch the cars onto it by using one of three high speed boosters and see how much of an impact you can make without flying off the track. It also connects to other Hot Wheels sets to create even more fun.
Totally enchanting, this Moon in My Room wall light will make an excellent gift for 5 year olds boys who are fascinated by space. Operated by remote control, this lamp can be set to go through the moon’s phases sequentially or move through the phases slowly, just like the real thing.
No terrain is too hard for this Power Wheels Dune Racer. Big enough for two riders, this super cool off-road vehicle can be driven forwards at 2.5MPH and 5MPH, and in reverse at 2.5MPH. Tough enough for wet and rough terrain, this sturdy ride comes with a 12-volt rechargeable battery.
For some reason, kids love all things creepy crawly. Show them just how awesome small critters can be with this Roly Poly farm. You won’t need to do a thing as these bugs grow and harvest their own food. All you and your kids need to do is sit back and watch.
With technology becoming so advanced, our children are wanting to be involved in smart technology too. An adult’s smartwatch isn’t a good idea, but what about this one from Vtech? It does most things a grown up one can do but in an age appropriate manner, making it suitable for kids.
The possibilities are endless with the Hape Quadrilla Wooden Marble Run. Made from birch and rubber wood so it will withstand many playing hours, this award winning STEM marble run can be built to the designs in the instructions, or freestyled to create a totally new configuration.
Turn their beloved iPad into a learning hub which will open their minds to a new way of learning. Osmo has three interactive games which will make learning fun, along with an animated friend who can bring drawings to life. They won’t even realize they’re supposed to be learning, it’ll all seem like a big game.
If you’d rather he used pedal power than battery power, this Go-kart will give him plenty of exercise. Sturdily built, this lightweight but robust kart is controlled entirely by him, and needs no charging or other hi-tech maintenance. And with three seat positions, it will fit any 5 year old.
This official size and weight soccer ball makes playing after dark easy. Fitted with two Hi Bright LED lights, this Glow City ball illuminates on impact with a glow that can be seen several hundred feet away, and switches off again after 30 seconds of no motion.
Boys love toilet humor, and this book will have him (and parents, too) in absolute stitches! ‘I Need a New Butt’ is the hilarious tale of the little boy who noticed that his butt has a crack, and sets out to find himself a new one.
Forts are the ultimate indoor adventure, but balancing blankets on the backs of chairs doesn’t always cut it. This set comes with 44 sticks and 25 balls which fit together to form frames that will hold bedsheets perfectly, and can be arranged in an endless variety of shapes.
Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First Telescope
A fabulous gift for 5 year old boys with their eyes on the skies, the My First Telescope by Educational Insights will let him see faraway objects at close range. Fitted with 10x magnification, this child-friendly telescope sports extra-large eyepieces that are perfect for kids, and a tripod for steady viewing.
This pogo jumper is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, and because it’s made from foam it won’t mark the floors. A great way to get him active, this jumper will produce a fun squeaky noise with every bounce, and it comes in a variety of colors and designs.
This excavation kit will keep him engrossed for hours as he will have to dig his way through the water-soaked eggs before unearthing the hidden dinosaurs. With 12 eggs included, this set will give him a dozen amazing dinos to add to his existing collection, or start a new one.
He’ll be winning a spelling bee in no time when he has this Matching Letter Game to practice with. Supplied with 30 picture cards to represent 60 words, the set also includes 8 letter cubes so he can match the letters to the cards in the handy enclosed tray.
With every piece in this kit being the same size and shape, there’s no searching for the ‘right’ brick, because each one fits to the next. Supplied in an assortment of bright colors, he can create 2D and 3D models of pretty much anything his mind can come up with.
Put his imagination to work with Playmobil’s Hidden Temple Building Set. The set comes with a secret map which can be pored over at the temple research base, before venturing out onto Dino Island. But he’ll have to beware, as the mighty T-Rex is never far away. UV flashlight included.
National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything
‘Why’ just might be the most overused word in the English language. Give inquisitive minds the means to find out for themselves with this sensational book from National Geographic. With 1,111 answers to perplexing questions, they’ll soon be able to learn for themselves with just the turn of a page.
Don’t be fooled by the simple frame of this working sand digger, because this thing really works. The comfy dual handle makes digging and shifting sand easy, while the all-terrain wheels mean it can be used on even the toughest of beaches. And when winter hits, it can dig up snow, too.
Everything Awesome About Sharks and Other Underwater Creatures
Feed his passion for all-things underwater with this awesome hardcover book. Packed with fascinating facts about sharks, whales, squid, and other oceanic creatures, this book will fill his head with incredible little-known knowledge that he’ll want to share with anyone who will listen.
This light-up terrarium will make a cute gift for any child’s bedroom, especially as they get to watch it grow. Supplied with soil, sand, seeds and river rocks, this set also includes a bunny and mushroom figurine and an LED-fitted lid that will light up so he can watch his plants grow.
The award-winning ‘Dragon’s Breath’ is a game for 2-4 players in which a dragon breathes fire onto the ice column to release the gems inside. With each round releasing more gems, each player collects their own color rocks, and whoever has the most at the end of the game, wins.
The Arts and Crafts Library is an absolute treasure trove of materials for arty, crafty kids. With over 1000 pieces included, this bumper pack includes fuzzy sticks, pompoms, wood, felt, beads and jewels (and lots more besides) as well as floss, scissors, needles, and glue in a reusable carrying case.
If he likes random information he will be enthralled with ‘My Encyclopaedia of Very Important Things’. Absolutely jam packed with facts and figures about people, animals, planets, and the world in general, this book will make him a walking font of interesting knowledge.
Once kids are up they expect the rest of the family to get up, too. Teach them that rising with the larks isn’t necessary with the Mella Ready to Rise Children’s Trainer. Using colors and facial expressions, this digital clock will show when it’s time to stay, and time to play.
Imagine the delight of a child seeing a real dinosaur egg hatch. Well now this blog will get you as close to the real thing as you can with its clever way to construct eggs around toy dinosaurs. A cheeky treat that is sure to stir any child’s curiosity.
Young astronauts will be over the moon with this Playmobil Mars Space Station. With a removable roof and functioning lights, this station makes the perfect base from which the included astronauts can explore, as they interact with the robot and use the tools to make any repairs necessary.
These clever lighted blocks are compatible with construction block systems of the same size, but offer a brighter way of building things. There’s a battery or USB powered base that will light up the other bricks when connected to it, making them flash in 4 different ways.
Whole most board games pitch players against each other, Race to the Treasure requires players to work together to develop strategies that will help them to reach the treasure before the ogre does. Winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, this game encourages cooperation, skill, and team-mindedness.
John Deere Ground Force Electric Ride-on Tractor with Trailer
Ideal if he has a big yard, this John Deere tractor will make ‘farming’ easy. Offering 2 ¼ MPH and 4 ½ MPH speeds and a 2 ½ MPH reverse, this self-drive tractor will tackle almost any terrain, and comes with a working FM stereo so he can singalong while he works.
If he wants to learn an instrument but standard ones are too big, give him this mini acoustic guitar. Made from real wood, this child-sized guitar has three classical nylon strings instead of six to make the basics easier, and comes with chord diagram flash cards to help him understand.
Let them express their creativity onto their bedding with this color-in pillowcase. It comes with 5 colored pens, which are all machine washable, so when they’ve finished coloring in this prehistoric scene, simply put it in with a laundry load and it’ll come out good as new.
Get him interested in photography early with the KidiZoom Camera Pix from V-Tech. Automatically detecting and taking selfies, the camera also features four built-in games, a voice recorder, video recorder, and templates to create collages. There are even static and animated photo effects to add to the fun.
If you’re a parent of a LEGO loving boy, you’ll know how painful it is to step on a rogue brick in the middle of the night. Instead of throwing them out (like you sometimes want to), why not make your children a DIY LEGO table? That way, they’ll always have somewhere to store those pesky bricks.
Model Magic is the child-friendly alternative to modelling clay, and is perfect for beginners. Non-crumbly, this set includes 14 packs of modelling material in 9 colors, 10 project cards, and instructions on how to air dry the models to keep them, or store them so they can be used again.
Encourage his inner bard with this amazing set from Magnetic Poetry Kids. With over 150 magnetic tiles included, the various parts of a sentence are color coded so he can create fabulously imaginative stories, poems, and phrases right there on the fridge or memo board.
He will be the envy of the neighborhood when he’s cruising the block in this stunning ride-on truck. Self-driven or operated by remote control, this one-rider vehicle boasts 3 speed options, an adjustable seatbelt, super bright LED lights, and a built-in AUX outlet so he can play his own tunes.
Educational Insights Design & Drill Space Circuits
Teach him about circuits in a fun and interesting way with the Educational Insights Design & Drill Space Circuits kit. There are 20 missions to complete, during which he must strategize and build working circuits which need to light up before his mission can be labelled a success.
Suitable for young scientists aged 3 and over, this Learning Resources Activity Set will give him all the tools and equipment he will need to get busy conducting experiments in the kitchen. With test tubes, beaker, tweezers and more, the 10 activity cards need only basic kitchen ingredients to work.
Check out the most fearsome beast in a bed. It’s not your child, but this clever printed duvet that puts them in the place of the awesome Tyrannosaurus Rex. Quality made in Portugal, you’ll turn every night into a wild, forgotten world adventure with this stylish and cool duvet.
Give him a grounding in gardening that will last him a lifetime with this indoor growing kit. Containing 3 recycled pots and 3 soil discs, as well as a pea pod-shaped tray and a trowel, this set also comes with organic seeds to grow zinnias, basil, and teddy bear sunflowers.
These fun planes will be a blast over the summer. Your child simply runs, jumps and then stomps to launch the plane high into the air. There’s 3 different gliders that will perform different amazing stunts when launched from the sturdy adjustable launch stand. 100% kid powered and no batteries!
Whether he wants to pretend play at being a soldier, spy, or shopping mall security guard, this pair of walkie talkies will make it more realistic. With an impressive range of up to 2 miles, this pair comes with three channels, plus an LCD screen, flashlight, and a call alert function.
Don’t let sundown spoil his fun. This pack of three Glow City balls means games can continue well into the night. With a basketball, football, and soccer ball included, each one is fitted with bright LED lights which are motion activated, and only switch off once all activity has finished.
Not only is the Q-Ba-Maze fun, but it also introduces physics into his daily learning. There are 36 colorful cubes in this set which can be used to create marble runs of any shape, size, or configuration. It’s anyone’s guess which way the 14 included marbles will drop, though!
Give him everything he needs to explore the outdoors in general, and bugs in particular, with this comprehensive kit. With binoculars, flashlight, and compass to guide the way, this kit also contains a butterfly net, bug containers, tweezers, and a magnifying glass so he can study his entomological finds.
If you’re looking for a trike with a bit of an edge, check out the Radio Flyer Deluxe Big Flyer. Styled on a chopper design, this ultra-cool tricycle has a large 16” front tire, chrome handlebars, and a seat that grows with its rider so he can play with it for years.
Cardboard is an amazing material to work with – it’s readily available, free or cheap, and it’s recyclable. The Makedo Invent JNR Toolbox comes with safe-saw blades, scru-drivers, scrues, XL scrues, and mini tools so he can create an endless parade of masks, vehicles, and even buildings.
Teach him about cooperation (and a little bit of politics) with this funny read aloud book. It seems every animal in ‘Unstoppable’ wants something they haven’t got, but they soon learn to join forces and pool their resources to fight the deforestation threatened to make way for a super mall.
The LEGO Classic Creative Brick Box will fire his imagination and allow him to build some awesome models. With eyes, windows, and wheels included, this set of 484 bricks and other pieces will allow him to create animals, buildings, and vehicles as fantastical or as conventional as he likes.
If you want him to have variety from his toys, this Top Racer Take-Apart Toy is the best. With 44 pieces included, he must first build his dump truck, cement truck, or crane with the battery-operated electric drill, and then transform the drill into a remote control to get them moving.
You’ll feel as though you’ve added a real live dog to your home with this adorable puppy. Rollie is here to fulfil all of your doggy needs (without picking up any poop!) He wags his tail when happy, licks just like a real dog, and his eyes close when he’s sleeping.
When the gang wants a soccer kick about then this pop up goal will come in handy. Measuring 4 x 3 feet, this goal has a durable construction that sets up or packs down easily and comes in a handy transportable carry bag. Peg hooks are included for securing the goal to the ground.
Mad Mattr is the incredible modelling clay that’s somewhere between play dough and kinetic sand. Easy to clean up and amazingly smooth to the touch, Mad Mattr comes with molds to make bricks that can actually be used to build projects with. It never dries out, either!
Erwin holds a surprise inside and it’s literally his insides. This adorable character has six essential organs inside his zippered tummy which are all color coded and highlighted in the accompanying booklet. A great way for kids to explore the body they inhabit and to learn about the functions of the body.
Insect Lore Butterfly Garden and Live Cup of Caterpillars
Get him interested in the natural world with a butterfly farm. Supplied with 5 baby caterpillars, this set also includes a clear pop-up habitat so he can watch as the caterpillars complete the different stages of their metamorphosis. Once they emerge as butterflies, they can be fed before being released.
This book is so beautifully illustrated that there’s no need for words – the story unfolds through the visuals alone. Telling the tale of a school trip to the Empire State Building and the subsequent adventures of one student, ‘Sector 7’ is a fantasy adventure that’s refreshingly different.
For lovers of baseball this automatic pitching machine will be an absolute delight. The machine has a height adjustment so pitches are suitable for any age and the balls come at a rate of 1 every 10 seconds. The set also includes 6 white AERO-Strike plastic baseballs.
The Crayola Ultimate Light Board Drawing Tablet is a must-have gift for 5 year old boys who love to draw. Supplied with 6 mini washable gel markers, the board can be drawn on and, with a flick of a switch, will light up the design with an optional flashing mode.
The Young Scientists Club Science Art Fusion Rainbows Kit
Combine art and science with this awesome Young Scientists Club Kit, and watch him conduct colorful experiments using the contents of the box and some common household items. He can grow rainbow crystals and play with exploding colors, as well as eight other incredible STEAM projects.
Boogie Board Scribble and Play Color LCD Writing Tablet
It’s not always practical to carry around a pen and paper with you everywhere you go, and this interactive board is a great alternative. It works just the same as traditional drawing methods, so your kids will feel familiar with it as soon as they get it.
Don’t succumb to the plastic toy aisle, have a go at making toys for your kids instead. They don’t cost as much and they look way better than the products you can buy at the store. Take this bow and arrow; you won’t find a readymade one anywhere which looks as good.
This cool LEGO juniors set features an easy to build fire rescue adventure including male and female firefighters and a sturdy carry case. Comprising a fire truck, house and motorcycle, there’s 110 pieces to assemble together before play time begins. A great gift that balances younger children’s needs with those of older kids.
Let your child become a little builder with this working ride on crane that comes with a sturdy metal construction and a moving shovel. Two handed controls help children develop their manual dexterity and improve their hand to eye coordination whilst moving dirt and sand around. Some assembly is required.
We all know that toddlers seem to have endless reserves of energy, and thinking of new ways to burn that off isn’t easy. Put this Little Tikes trampoline in your backyard and watch them have hours of fun on it, without realizing that they’re making bedtime a whole lot easier for you.
Fans of Lost Kitties will love this multipack, as it’s packed with goodies to add to their collection. With four kitties from series one, and a new one from series 2, this milk carton-style box also contains 10 accessories, four shaping compounds, 5 awesome stickers, and a collector’s guide.
Rush Hour Junior is a game of strategy in which a single player must get his ice cream truck from one side of the traffic jam to the other by moving the other obstacles around. With 40 challenges included, he can work his way through the levels from easy to advanced.
Why make plain slime when you can have confetti slime? This set from Elmer’s will allow him to make his own batches of gooey gunk by mixing the metallic glue with clear glue, and then mixing in a generous helping of Elmer’s Confetti Slime Activator to bring it all together.
Suitable for 2 – 4 players, ‘Outfoxed’ is a strategy game in which players must work together to crack the case of Mrs. Plumpert’s missing pot pie. Hot on the trail of the wily fox, the team must roll the dice and decode the clues before the sly fox gets away.
Shiver his timbers with this handsome playset from Melissa & Doug. The wooden treasure chest has a hidden compartment for stashing pieces of eight, while the dress-up accessories (eye patch, bandana, gold coins, and loot bag) will add realism to any swashbuckling game of pirates.
Pillow beds are perfect for sleepovers at Granny’s house or just for lounging on, watching TV or reading books. Take a look at this tutorial and make one for your kids, as cheaply and easily as humanly possible. They’ll probably never want to sleep in their regular bed again.
For lovers of toy cars, this blog will show you how to construct your own loops and track without a visit to the toy store. With handy photographs and a video entry as well, this blog takes you through step by step how to make a custom track of your own.
Teaching kids how to tell the time is a task which all parents need to do, although it isn’t an easy one. Make it fun with this DIY LEGO Star Wars clock. The minifigures are all interchangeable so he can switch them up, depending on who is his favorite character that day.
Watch your little ones blast off to school like mini astronauts with this clever jet pack rucksack. There’s 2 nozzles with fabric fire strips that flap and flicker in the wind, meaning they’ll be racing to school stocked up with goods in the spacious interior and rear rocket pockets.
Kids of all ages will adore the adventures of Runny Babbit in this New York Times bestselling collection of poems and drawings, which introduce readers to nonsense verses and higgledy-piggledy language.
This John Deere bike will be a welcome gift for any child, but especially a 5 year old facing his first bike. This officially licensed product is suitable for 3 years and above and comes with a carry rack and adjustable training wheels to get you on the road straight away and ready to learn.
This would make a perfect gift for any comic book fan, whether they’re young or old. Make them their very own comic inspired piece of art for their room, using their favorite superheroes as the background. It’s super easy to make but it looks amazing once it’s on display.
Superheroes are all the rage these days and kids love to dress up as their favorite or even custom hero. This blog will show you how to transform a simple t-shirt into a cape with which they can pretend to be the hero in action against the evil enemy.
Used in classrooms to demonstrate engineering concepts, the Brackitz Pulley Set comes with all the pieces he will need to recreate some of our greatest engineering feats. Teaching math, science, and art, this kit also comes with access to free downloadable lessons for learning at home.
This kid’s freestyle BMX bike comes with a bell, a water bottle, training wheels and a quick release seat post making height adjustment really easy. It’s a durable build with a sturdy steel frame, a one piece crank, ball bearing drive shaft and a full chain guard – an ideal first bike.