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Best Toys for 5 to 7 Year Olds

Just in case you haven’t decided on your dream job just yet, we wanted to clue you in on something you might not be aware of – there is such a thing as a toy expert. And if that doesn’t sound like the best job in the world, we don’t know what would!

In addition to being a fun job, it’s also a very important one. At five below, we rely on our toy experts to keep their fingers on the pulse of today’s toy trends, and what we can expect to be the hottest toys of tomorrow. While these dedicated folks always know what’s cool now and what’s next, they are also experts in which toys are best for children of different ages. So we went straight to the source and asked our very own team of toy experts to share some of the best toys for 5 year olds, 6 year olds, and 7 year olds. Here’s what they had to say… 

Best Toys for 5 Year Olds

The votes are in and the experts agree – the classic kerplunk game is one of their top picks for 5 year olds! A simple tabletop game you can play almost anywhere, kerplunk calls on kids to plan their next move thoughtfully, with the goal of not letting the marbles fall through when they choose which stick to pull. This gives parents the perfect opportunity to infuse learning with fun, seeing the ways in which the marbles move as the sticks are carefully removed one-by-one.

Imaginative Toys for 6 Year Olds

When we polled our toy experts for their top toys for 6 year olds, everyone agreed that you simply cannot go wrong with slime. Simply put, kids LOVE the stuff! And one of the most imaginative ways they can get their slime fix is with a nickelodeon slime slow-risers kit. Choose your scented favorite and let your kiddos indulge their need for some good, goopy fun, creating a slime-filled toy treat, and squeezing out the slime once they’re done! While these scented toys might look and smell good enough to eat, they are just a toy and non-edible.

If you want to let your 6 year old’s imagination really run wild, stock up on some of our craft and activity kits, journals, and markers. The next generation’s greatest inventor, writer, or artist just might be at your kitchen table!

Board Games for 7 Year Olds

While the age at which kiddos really start to love board games varies, our experts agreed that age 7 is when many girls and boys start to better understand the rules, and truly appreciate the fun and friendly competition. They might not be ready for more complex board games just yet, but classics like our who’s it? memory game are among our favorite toys for 7 year olds. As an added bonus, it’s a nostalgic favorite for parents and older siblings as well, so the whole family can get in on the fun!

Browse our full selection of expertly-chosen games and toys for 5 year olds, 6 year olds, and 7 year olds, and set aside some time to indulge in family-friendly fun with your little one. And don’t forget to stop by again when a birthday rolls around. five below has great toys for 8 year olds, as well!