Find the BEST Toys for Boys Age 5 – Top Christmas 2018 Favorites!
One of the things that I always get asked a mommy blogger is what are the best toys for boys age 5? I think this is because it’s an in-between age and a lot of people are not really sure what to shop for. One of the most common situations where someone would need the top toys 5 year old boys want is because they are going to a birthday party or shopping for a relative.
I created this page with the best toys boys age 5 would find entertaining.
At age 5 boys are learning so much, they are either in school or about to enter school and it’s nice to buy toys that are fun and educational to help them along. Learning toys for 5 year old boys are probably some of my favorite because they incorporate entertainment and education.
My 5 year old boy loves to be outdoors climbing, riding and playing so I’ve listed some more physical fun toys that are popular at age five as well.
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Most Popular Toys for 5 Year Old Boys
With the help of my three boys we’ve put together a good gift list for anyone looking for the best toy for a 5 year old boy. This is an age of learning, exploration and lots of physical development – educational toys as well as outdoor toys are very popular for 5 year old boys. And of course Super Heroes, because boys age five love super hero toys, right? I mean every dinner conversation at our table with our five year old involves some super hero! lol
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Super SetBackyard Safari Cargo VestRemote Control Building KitsComics Cartoon Dress up Capes and MasksLEGO Juniors Batman & Superman vs. Lex LuthorShock Proof 8×21 Kids BinocularsFishing Bath GameLittle Pretender Walkie TalkiesSuper Friends Matching Game
Vtech Smart Watch DX
These smart watches have all the bells and whistles that a 5 year old will love. My 5 year old son has one and always wears it…because it has a built in camera, recorder, voice changer and tons and tons of games. It’s like their own little smart watch with apps they can operate at their level. The battery lasts FOREVER on a charge, great for long trips.
Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad
This is a such a great tracing pad for learning how to draw and developing better accuracy with a pencil. If you have a 5 year old that is artistic and loves to draw, it’s hands down one of the best gifts. It will help improve those fine motor skills and enhance their creativity and imagination as they come up with different things to trace.
Matchbox Mission 4-Level Garage Playset
This 4-level garage is perfect for a 5 year old and way less expensive than the Hot Wheels garage with way more things to do. There’s so many working, movable parts to this garage that it keeps my son sitting and playing with cars forever… For the price, it’s such a great playset for this age, complete with elevator and gas station.
What Is A Cool Birthday Gift For a 5 Yr Old Boy?
Playing in a fort is probably one of the most fun things that a five year old boy can do. What’s cool about this toy is that you can build a really cool fort out of it and throw some sheets and blankets over the top. To build the fort, connect the pieces together by snapping them in place (sort of like K’nex). Once all the pieces are connected you can toss some blankets and sheets over it and have yourself a really cool play place. A fort will keep a 5 year old boy pretty busy, especially if you have two boys.
Fisher Price Imaginext DC Super Friends City
What to Buy 5 Year Old Boys?
My 5 year old son is obsessed with super heroes and this is one of the best toys he received for his birthday. This city combines all their favorite super heroes city in one play set. It’s Gotham meets Metropolis! There is a lot of cool stuff to do, there’s trap doors, ladders, launchers and even a place for the bad guy, Lex Corp. Don’t forget to pick up some of the Imaginext Hero action figures to go with this, you can play with a lot of guys. This is a cool play set to play with solo or with friends.
Marvel Spiderman City Tower
Gift Ideas for 5 Year Old Son
My 5 year old son has not stopped talking about this since he saw the commercial on tv. He keeps telling me all he wants is a Spiderman City Tower. It comes with Spiderman and Venom (he told me that too). Warning, they do not come with the action figures (big bummer if you don’t know that ahead of time like me) My 5 yr old LOVED this toy, I mean like hours and hours of just sitting there playing with this thing, he never does that!
Draw Like A Pro Studio
Drawing Gift Ideas for 5 Year Old Boys
My 5 year old son loves to draw and this Learn to Draw Pro toy was a good gift because it helps create all sorts of pictures. The toy projects an image through onto paper where the child can then draw it easily. What’s cool is that you can create really cool scenes out of the different images it gives to draw. For the price, it’s a great gift idea that really does keep them busy. There are over 120+ different pictures to learn to draw with this toy, that’s bound to keep them busy!
Oregon Scientific Smart Globe
Learning Toys for 5 Year Old Boys
My 5 year old loves this talking globe because it has games and other cool activities built in. He loves to find the different places on the globe already at 5 years old. There are digital touch points all over the globe and when he touches them with the attached pen it gives information. There are over 2,000+ informational phrases that are stored in this globe. This is the perfect birthday gift or Christmas present for a 5 yr old boy because it will grow with him for years to come. It never gets old having a globe.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel
Gifts for a 5 Year Old Artist
Wondering what to get a 5 yr old boy who loves to paint and draw? This kids easel makes a great gift for a little artist. It’s two sided, one side has a white board and the other side has a chalkboard. It’s also magnetic, so you can grab some magnetic letters and other items to use with it. This is my favorite kids easel for a 5 year old boy because it has a place for all his art supplies built in.
Sight Words Zingo
Learning Toys for 5 Year Old Boys
What is a good gift to buy a 5 year old boy for his birthday? Zingo makes learning sight words a lot easier on a 5 year old boy and it would be one of my top gift choices for boys this age because of the entertainment and educational factors. It provides a fun learning experience and it makes sight words a lot easier to abosrb.
GeoSafari Jr Talking Microscope
Best Science Toy for 5 Year Old Boy
This is hands down the best first microscope you can buy a boy age 5 because it’s easy to use. It’s not a super fancy microscope but it’s really everything a five year old needs it to be to get them interested in science and exploration. Looking at the different slides (that are included) was a lot of fun and definitely educational even if everything wasn’t real. For the price, you can’t get a better science toy for a 5 year old boy because it’s not messy (yay!) and it’s easy to use.
VTech Kidizoom Action Cam
What Is A Cool Gift To Get a 5 Year Old Boy?
The KidiZoom Action Cam is a great gift idea for a 5 year old boy because he can attach it to his bike and hit record. It’s fun playing back the different footage that you pick up out on the road. It has almost 2 hours of recording time on a full charge. These action cameras are like their own little GoPro for their outdoor toys. he mount makes it easy to attach to different ride-on toys so that they can capture the action.
Crystal Mining Kit
Best Toys for a 5 Year Old Boy
This mining kit is the best gift idea for a five year old boy because it’s so much fun!
Go digging for crystals with mining tools and find the hidden gems inside the rock. It’s easy to do but it’s time consuming to mine all the gems out of the block.
This is a good toy for boys age 5; whether you have one or two boys. Boys naturally love to dig and this kit allows them to mine for real treasure they can wash up and keep. It comes with a little brown sack to put the treasure in. We loved our mining kit for kids and we know yours will too.
The Bruder Trash Truck
Best Toys 5 Year Old Boy
5 year old boys love the garbage truck and Bruder makes the most entertaining and realistic one.
Bruder trucks will keep your five year old boy busy forever because their vehicles are so comprehensive in detail for that age. This truck is designed to take a beating and keep on going.
This Trash truck has real lifting fork that puts the garbage in the garbage area of the truck. You can use real scraps of paper. There are two different trash cans included. Clean out the back end by lifting up the back door of the garbage truck.
My Book About Me
Special Gift Idea for a 5 Year Old Boy
This about me is the most special birthday or Christmas gift you can buy your 5 year old boy because you will treasure it for a lifetime.
This is a book that they fill out and illustrate themselves all about themselves. It’s a great way to get your children interested in books as well as an awesome activity to do together.
It’s seriously an inexpensive gift idea that you will cherish as a parent and they will love looking back on later in life. It’s a hardcover book and the pages are thick, its made to last.
If you’re a parent or grandparent, get this book!!
Toys for Boys Age 5
These different Safari Backyard items are a cool toy for 5 year old boys because they can go outside exploring. The vest is very handy for carrying around the tools and also for storing them in one place. I highly recommend getting the field tools and compass, those two are a lot of fun for 5 year old boys.
Learning Resources Doctor Kit
Good Toys for Boys Age 5
Playing doctor is one of the coolest role play activities for a 5 year old boy. There are a lot of occupational dress up toys but the doctor kit seems to be the most beloved of them all. Inside the doctor kit they have all the different medical tools for taking care of their patients, like their stuffed teddy bear or Captain America action figure (those super heroes always get injured on the job). For the price, it’s one of the most memorable toys you can buy for a 5 year old boy, every child loves to play doctor.
Outdoor Toys 5 Year Old Boys
Playing outdoors is a lot of fun and it’s something that we encourage our 5 year old to do. Here are some of our favorite toys to play with outside.
Best Toys for Boys Age 5
Magformers make great toys for boys age 5. They are easy to build with and inspire so much imagination and creativity. Each side of a Magformer is magnetic, so you can build on all sides and create a lot of different masterpieces. This set has 30 pieces; 18 squares and 12 triangles. It’s the perfect amount to start with at age 5. Create 2D or 3D objects with the different colored Magformer pieces. This starter kit is perfect for a 5 year old boy because it comes with instructions on how to build some objects already and there’s plenty of pieces for creating your own designs.
Top Sports Toys for 5 Year Old Boys
Sports toys like these are great to buy for a 5 year old boy because it keeps them physically active and entertained. My 5 yr old begged me for a hockey set. The soccer goal / hockey goal is a lot of fun, both my boys enjoy playing with that one and basketball hoop is a ton of fun and it goes up to 6-feet high!
The Go Fish Game
Great Bday Present for 5 Year Old Boys
This game is so much fun to play with a 5 yr old and it’s really short, so you can play for a couple rounds or for an hour, it’s up to you. It takes a lot of hand-eye-coordination to hook those fishy’s right in the mouth. My son loves to play this one with his brother or me.
Best Games To Buy
Fun Games for 5 Year Old Boys
These are fun games to play with a five year old boy. We really like the addition and subtraction game because it makes math easy and he’s ready to go into kindergarten so it’s good practice without feeling like practice (if you get me). Chutes and Ladders is a very fun game to play, good for learning to play games in general. We like this version because it of course has, Spiderman!
Building & Engineering Toys
Toys for Boys Age 5
Five year old boys are at the perfect age to start learning how the world around them is built and engineered. These are some of my 5 year old boys favorite building and engineering sets. Building sets like these are good for entertainment and education.
Lego Juniors Super Heroes
Best Lego Sets for 5 Year Old Boys
These are the perfect size for a five year old. Our 5 year old got one for his 5th birthday and he had it put together almost all by himself. The directions on these are really simple, easy to follow instructions. They have all their favorite Super Heroes too, lots of different kinds of things to build and they are not very expensive.
Lego City Sets
Best Toys Boys Age 5 Years Old
These simple Lego City building sets make good toys to buy a 5 year old boy. These particular sets are very common, cool things that boys age 5 like and the sets are not too complicated so they can put them together by themselves. Lego sets have visual instructions so even non-readers can put them together. A lot of intelligent people tell me they played with Lego sets or similar building toys as a young child.
Play Doh Toys
Cool Toys 5 Year Old Boys
My 5 year old loves to play with Play Doh any chance he can get. It’s a cool hands on activity that keeps them busy, but be sure to lay down some wax paper first and always do this easy to clean up floor surface. The cool thing about these Play Doh sets is you can keep refilling the play dough and playing with the toy. We have the Dentist one and the pizza maker is “super cool” my son said!
Learning Resources Cash Register & ATM
Top Toys for 5 Year Old Boys
This cash register is one of the top toys for boys age 5 because it’s good for learning and entertainment. Role play is a lot of fun for boys at this age and this cash register is fun for playing store and other activities. This cash register makes real working sounds and comes with cash, coin and a credit card. This is a heavy duty cash register toy, it’s one of those cheap ones you find at the store that will break. The money and coins look like real money and coins so it’s a wonderful teaching tool as well as toy to play with. My boys love this cash register because it’s fun to play store and restaurant with. The ATM machine is new (and really awesome).
Learn to Draw Books
Good Gifts for Boys Age 5
These are not necessarily a toy but they are still really good gifts to buy a 5 year old boy who has shown and interest in drawing. My son has always been into drawing and these inexpensive books were very helpful in developing his art skills. Drawing is one of those things that comes naturally to kids at this age and these books make the best nurturers of those talents.
Sky Walker Enclosed Trampoline
Cool 5 Year Old Boy ToysSkywalker Trampolines 48 In. Round Zoo Adventure Bouncer with Enclosure
Best thing I ever bought was an enclosed trampoline for my 5 year old boy. This one is the perfect size for boys ages 4-6 years old because they have all the room they need to jump like wild. This one is designed with kids in mind because of all the safety features.
This enclosed trampoline is padded for safety and has a bar that goes around the side for extra balance and support.
Most boys at this age are very active, this trampoline has been a life saver because it burns energy and provides entertainment for long periods of time.
Ride On Toys for 5 Year Old Boys
These are some of our favorite ride-on toys for 5 year old boys because as the mom of 4, I know how active boys are. Anything I can do to help them burn that energy, I’m happy to buy, these are really fun, entertaining ride on toys for this age.