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Kids grow up so fast as do their interests and cognitive development. We put together a list of toys for those kids you know who are now running faster, exploring more, and able to speak coherently to you.
When you are considering a gift, here are some things to think about for the 5 year old boy or girl gift recipient on your mind to narrow in on the gift they will go crazy over.
Do they like to be outdoors?
Five year olds are in the age of exploration, or resistance to the outdoors. You really never know until they hit that age.
For the outdoorsy child, there are some great gifts to foster their curiosities about nature such as a nature explorer’s kit filled with binoculars, an insect net, magnifying glass, and headlamp! Or how about a batmobile go kart?
For kids that prefer playing indoors, this kid size teepee is the ultimate cozy hideaway. Or a slime kit. There are literally hours of youtube slime creation that kids are obsessed with. Might as well get them a kit to create their own.
How about an educational toy to encourage their imagination and creativity?
You’ll notice our list includes only “offline” toys. It’s so easy for kids to get glued to screens and video games but we believe screen time should be limited to foster creativity, imagination and social skills. Some crafty options here are:
- A 3D pen to create 3D art.
- A kid friendly drone.
- A remote control building kit.
- For more educational toys, visit this list we created with our top selections of educational toys.
Children of all ages love building fun structures where they can play endlessly in their imaginary world. And Crazy Forts makes play so easy and so much fun. Simple connect the balls and sticks and cover the structures with bed sheets to create places where imaginations flourish.
41 Stomp Rockets
Run, Jump and STOMP to launch Stunt Planes! Includes three different planes designed by aeronautical engineers to perform a variety of amazing stunts. Looper plane performs giant loops, Glider plane soars up to 100 feet and Wildcat plane performs all kinds of crazy tricks!
40 Dinosaur Cars
These are perfect birthday gifts or holiday presents for kids or toddler boys and girls, who’s gonna be thrilled with this awesome toy. These dinosaur toys includes 1 military off-road vehicle, 2 dinosaurs, 4 trees, 2 slopes, 1 double-door and 1 hanging Bridge.
39 Kick Scooter
The Kids Scooter is for kids whose age is 3 years old and older, extra-wide deck, and raised super-grip surface on the deck; rear brake; and extra-wide rear wheel. 3-wheel design keeps the kids safe and gets them active.
38 Go Cart
Along with the innovative, durable features and sporty design, the Lightning gives an authentic driving experience and lets the driver control the pedal speed. The Lightning’s quick response and sharp handling will excite young racers. The custom, ergonomic molded seat is adjustable and equipped with a high backrest for a comfortable and safe sitting position.
37 Stem Building Blocks
VATOS Building toys are the best choice! You will get a set of colorful STEM Construction Building Blocks with 3 way screw tool, hand screwer, electric screwdriver, wrench and 10 desgins shop truck car & robots, created to help your child develop hand-eye coordination, improve logical thinking, problem solving skills.
36 Toy Workbench
120 pieces toys tool set: This toy tool bench contains many of accessories that everything he or she needs, such as hammer and Electric drill and so on. Designed for toddlers in order to improve their imagination and hand-eye coordination.
Enjoy quality bonding time with your children while teaching them valuable skills around the home. My First Tool Set is a REAL, steel-forged tool set made specifically for little hands! We’ve painstakingly designed every piece of this set to be a fully functional implement that your child will be able to use at your side, with your guidance.
Ultimate pedal power go Kart for dark Gotham streets! hauck’s Batmobile features a sturdy steel tube frame with low-profile rubber wheels, forward & reverse sprocket with an adjustable seat. Designed for little heroes aged 4 and over. Its low weight and sporty design make it a true fun-mobile.
33 Video Camera
Our kid digital cameras is practical and will be an great gift choice, because if you save the pictures and video, years from now you and your kids not only will see how they viewed the world at that age, but also record the wonderful moment of childhood. What an awesome birthday gift！
32 Drawing Stencils
ALL IN ONE FULL ART SET: Includes large stencils, paper, colored pencils, sharpener, pen and case. Best boys & girls toys and Gift for Kids!
31 Interactive Map
Family Choice, Mom’s Choice Gold Metal & Tillywig Brain Child Award Winner 2018! Creative Child Seal of Excellence Award Winner 2019! The most popular interactive touch activated talking USA map for kids.
This toddler tent measures 48” x 48” x 42”H which comfortably fits 2—3 kids for indoor and outdoor activities. Used as a playhouse, it can provide a private world for playroom at home, for sleepovers, birthday parties, picnics, park, backyard, carnival, school, nursery, daycare playground etc, and great for dogs, cats, and pets as well!
29 Shifu Plugo Stem Pack
With Plugo Link, create gravity-defying structures using magnetic building blocks (hexagonal Links) on the Plugo Gamepad to solve the challenges. With Plugo Count, kids solve Math questions ranging from simple arithmetic to interesting word problems. Place the correct answers on Count Spike (included in the box) to clear the tests and progress through the games.
28 Amphibious Remote Control Car
RC Car Surfing on the Water! – Pussan amphibious remote control car is not only a land racer. But also can surf on the water! Precisely sealed design makes it water and weather proof to conquer any extreme situation.
27 Building Blocks Kit
165 pieces of this STEM BUILDING TOY can be built into 5 models like RACs, helicopters and robots with children’s creativity and imagination, which could rapidly improve their hand-eye coordination and manipulative ability and train their logical thinking and problem solving-ability.
26 Nature Explorer Kit
WILL BE A GREAT GIFT for your kids and grandkids, spend time with your little explorer exploring nature and teaching them about it. Going out for camping and hiking with your adventurous toddlers with our Kids Camping Set.
25 Bubble Wand
This giant bubble wand creates long, giant bubbles thanks to a 2-handle design, which has been used to set every big bubble world record in the last 25 years. Passers-by will be sure to say “WOW… Amazing”!
24 Glow Terrarium
Experience the wonder of nature with the Grow N’ Glow Terrarium! This kit allows you to craft, plant, water and grow your own terrarium tabletop garden.
23 Glow Rockets
The LED finger rocket of the US Sense brand is a modern update of the slingshot, change life with us, life is full of change, and this leads to growth. For children, play is the path children take to learning. It’s the way they expand their cognitive, social, language, emotional and motor abilities. Play challenges children and helps them understand the world around them.
22 Clay Dinosaurs
Bring three dinosaurs to life with vibrant clay! Art, adventure, science and fun all combined for the perfect steam experience. Dinosaurs allow children to learn and fantasize about prehistoric times through creative play. Fun dinosaur facts are also included to learn while creating!
21 Ipad Creative Kit
Fun-filled & award winning learning games that interact with actual hand held pieces & an iPad and/or Fire Tablet, bringing a child’s game pieces & actions to life (No WiFi necessary for game play).
20 Coding Jam
Coding Jam Game focuses on the following game play: Use coding blocks and create music beats while coding, making your beat come alive, while learning patterns & problem solving (Coding Jam). A great introduction to the concepts of coding.
19 Lego RV
Head out into nature with the family in the LEGO City 60182 Pickup & Caravan, featuring a big caravan trailer with opening side, door, removable front roof to access the bedroom, removable furniture and a separate support leg to stand alone, plus a toy pickup truck with removable cab roof and bed with caravan model hitch.
18 Remote Control Car
Double sided amphibious rc car, works great on land & water with 360 degree spins and flips.Four wheel independent vibration system, ease the vibration to the car effectively, let the car closer to the ground during operation,accelerate energy more powerful.
17 Slime Kit
Every gift box are rich in details, includes 24 colors crystal slime, 48 bottles glitter jar, 6 colors air dry clay, 10 candy toy cups, 10 small animal toys, 4 packs fruit slices, 3 pieces slime tools, 2 pack colorful foam balls and a practical drifting bottle. Much of the color about the slime and the accessories is vary, which is pleasantly surprising!
16 Gardening Kit
An adorable colorful plastic garden wagon set that has everything your little kid needs for big time fun. Carry all your garden toys in this large wagon! Includes 8 different gardening tools, 3 large and 5 small. Large tools feature rank, hoe, and pick.
15 Dino Sand
Dino Sand allows for limitless creativity, and for fun mental exercise with no boundaries. However, due to various limitations, we can’t just go to the beach to play in the sand with our friends any time. But with Space Sand, you don’t need the beach, you can play with Dino Sand anytime and anywhere, and enjoy an even more enjoyable playing experience!
The JuniorScope is a high quality, easy to use microscope built with kids in mind. With the JuniorScope your kids can look at everything from plant cells to water bears. Unlike other children’s microscopes the JuniorScope has precision glass optics, is easy to use and gives a crystal clear image of what is on the slide.
This musical instruments set makes a wonderful companion for so many stages of your little one’s childhood! Inspire their love of music by introducing them to new songs, instruments and playing music together. Develop coordination & encourage a strong sense of musicality & rhythm by exploring new melodies & beats with bells, tambourines & percussion toys.
12 Remote Control Building Kits
This building set keeps your children engaged in the activity. Learn to build any of the 4 models with the instructions provided or create their own models! Kids can enhance their imagination as well as their creativity while have tons of fun!
11 Rubiks Magic Cube
Inspired by the traditional cube, Joyfun magic cube challenges your reaction ability and adds more fun to play. Music and colorful lights creates a exciting atmosphere of challenging like a real game!
10 Rocks Set
Our ROCK ON! kit includes nice-size specimens of many different rocks and minerals with at least one rock from each of the 3 classes – igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Plus beautiful, polished rock and mineral pieces such as rose quartz, agate, aventurine, jasper and many others. Identification guides make sorting and identifying engaging and fun.
9 3D Pen
Let your child express himself/herself with more creativity, bring out the junior artist hidden within the little kiddo and contribute to the overall early age development of your kid – 3D Drawing Pen is the preferred choice of modern parents.
8 Kitchen Set
A creative pretend food cutting party! Fun toy for toddler girls and boys. Small pieces suitable for ages 2 and up. Rest assured our set includes fun and organic varieties of healthy food. Pieces contain magnets inside holding like pieces together that can be separated using the included wooden knife.
EXTRA SPACE. Our play tent stretches up to 5.5’ in height X 4’ diameter. Comes with 5 wooden poles (6′ long) to create a pentagon shape tipi – perfect for playing, reading, sleeping & relaxing.
6 Panda Tent
A tent shaped like an animal is very cute. Children like small animals. A tent shaped like a panda is sure to make children very happy. Children can use it as a playroom, a rest room or a study room, and they will be happy to stay in it.
This helicopter toy is a throw to fly UFO helicopter drone. When hands get close to this mini drone, it will fly to opposite direction. Easy to play for kids or adults, boys and girls.
4 Ball Pit
Hide-n-Side best selling # 1 Birthday gift, Present and Christmas Gift idea Tents and Tunnels Ball pen are the perfect place to practice crawling, sensory processing and coordination activities. Also, a great place to just hang out! So let your kid’s imagination run wild in these vibrantly-colored, friendly-faced blow up play houses and tunnels!
John Deere Ground Force takes outdoor play excitement to the next level. Kids will delight in listening to the FM radio while driving the large John Deere Ground Force Tractor with full-size detachable trailer. 2 to 7 year olds will load up the extra large trailer and deliver their payload.
2 Electric Truck
Featuring bright front & rear lights and double door with magnetic lock, this ride on truck is committed to providing your children with the most authentic driving experience. The cool truck shape will undoubtedly make it a king-like existence in the buggy toy. Spring suspension system ensures a super smooth ride.
1 Remote Control Robot
Providing long-lasting strength and use, this cool-looking Robot Police Toy is expertly crafted of heavy-duty plastic to withstand lifting up heavy loads and endless hours of play.