Five years old is a magical time for any child. It’s a time when they have just begun going to school, are having more social interactions with their peers, and are learning the basic skills they need to thrive in not only an academic sense but also in a social sense. Therefore, the toys that are chosen for children this age should suitably engage them.
Since I know just how important this stage of life is for children, particularly boys this age, we wanted to find toys that would engage their senses and their minds. And of course, toys that would be fun for them to play with. What we’ve found are the following ten best toys for 5-year old boys that I feel fulfills all of the requirements.
My Top 10 Best Toys For 5 Year Old Boys Recommendations & Reviews
#10 Stomp Rocket Ultra Rocket STEM Toy
The Stomp Rocket Ultra is a rocket toy that’s earned some Creative Child Awards, and there’s a good reason for that fact. It’s because this toy allows for creativity, is fun to play with and can be used all-year-round. Although this product does tend to wear down with heavy-use, while it’s working it’s an extremely fun toy for 5-year olds to play with. It’s a product that’s completely kid-powered, and when kids stomp on it, it will shoot the rocket 200-feet up into the air. This toy doesn’t require any batteries whatsoever to use, and can easily be assembled and set up for hours of creative play.
- Children love this toy
- It shoots very high
- Not as durable as it should be.
#9 Play 22 Remote Control Robot Toy
This remote control robot toy is loved by not only 5-years olds, but by any child who loves robots. This product is easy for the child to control and it’s capable of not only walking and talking but also dancing as well. Unfortunately, for it to work well, it has to be used on a bare floor because carpet interferes with it, but if it’s used on bare surfaces then it works just fine. It’s equipped with mesmerizing flashing lights and also shoots a missile. If two of these robots are paired together, then the child can even reenact sci-fi battles if they want to.
- Children love to use it
- Isn’t very expensive
- Only works on bare floors
#8 AUUGUU Dinosaur Race Car Track Set
How do you capture the interest of a 5-year old boy? How about combining dinosaurs with a race car track? Well, that’s the idea behind this quality toy. It allows children to build their dinosaur park for hours upon hours of fun. This product features a track with 142 pieces, and it comes with 2 vehicles and 2 dinosaurs. If there was one disadvantage of this set, it’s the fact that it has a ton of small track pieces that have to be assembled. Once that’s done, however, we’re pretty confident 5-years olds are going to be unable to resist the imaginative fun of this toy.
- Allow children to build their own dino park
- Hours of imaginative fun for the child
- It has a lot of small track pieces
#7 VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX
If you have a 5-year old boy that’s always playing with your smartwatch, then you’ll probably want to buy them their own toy smartwatch, which is exactly what this product is. This watch is equipped with a motion sensor, 3 challenges, 5 games and 3 great activities that will give the child hours of fun. It also has a calculator and calendar feature, as well as a timer, alarm, and stopwatch. It can even take low-resolution images. And it also comes with a micro-USB cable that allows the pictures taken by it to be uploaded to a tablet or computer.
- Has a 5 fun games and 3 activities
- Also has an alarm, stopwatch and timer
- The watch may be bulky for some children
#6 Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes
By its very nature, this toy encourages children to be active. That’s because children have to run, jump and stomp to launch the stunt planes in this set. Once they do that, the looper plane will perform giant loops, the Wildcat plane will perform a variety of aerial tricks and the glide plane will soar up to 100-feet. Children can adjust the angle of flight with the adjustable launch stand, so their play experience can be different every time they use. Although we do wish the wings on the planes were more durable, this set is otherwise a great set for children ages 5 to 10-years old.
- Encourages children to be active
- Provides hours of fun play
- The wings on the planes might break too easily
#5 Marvel Hot Wheels Spider Man Car Launcher
If there was a Vin diagram created where Hot Wheel cars and Marvel superheroes intersected, this Marvel Hot Wheels Spider-Man Car Launcher would be right at the center of it. This launcher is based on Spider Man’s new spidey suit and has a style to it that will capture the imagination of any 5-year old boy. It comes with a smaller spider man car that can be placed into it so that it can launch it. And it’s also capable of launching other Hot Wheel vehicles as well. Although it might not be as powerful a launcher as some of the other Hot Wheel launchers available, it’s still a great toy for any child.
- Is great for children who love Hot Wheels and/or Spiderman
- Provides hours of fun
- The launcher isn’t very strong
#4 Jack In The Box Space Explorer STEM Educational Toy
This product is a STEM toy that allows children to learn about their world, even as they enjoy its fun activities. In this set, children can build their starry kaleidoscope, make a solar wind chime, play a board game through the Milky Way, make and launch a rocket, and even make a constellation streamer for their window. And there’s even a recipe that children can follow that will teach them about the phases of the moon. Even though this toy might be sophisticated for some children, it should be a lot of fun for 5 and 6-year olds who are interested in space.
- It’s a great educational toy
- Children love to do the activities
- Might be too difficult for some 5-year olds
#3 Fisher-Price DC Super Friends Batcopter
Even though this toy is designed for children ages 3-8 years of age, 5-year old boys especially love this product. That’s because it allows them to let their imagination run wild as they help Batman tend to his crime-fighting chores with his trusty Batcopter. The batman figure in this set is approximately 2.5-inches tall, and the helicopter is 8-inches long and 5.5-inches tall. It has a trigger that works the helicopter’s rotors, so children can build up manually dexterity as they use it.
- Provides plenty of interactive fun
- Boys love it because it’s Batman!
- Little smaller than expected
#2 Fisher-Price Shark Bite Pirate Ship
Just about anyone enjoys playing pirate and that’s why this toy is capable of holding the attention of 5-year old boys so well. It’s a well-built playset that features plenty of pirate-themed activities, although we do have to say that it’s a bit more expensive than some of the other toys in the Fisher-Price Imaginext line. Having said that, however, this set does look like it will hold up to plenty of use. It’s a great toy that will help children fire up their imagination and create pirate stories that will keep them entertained for hours on end.
- It’s features pirate fun
- Children love playing with this toy
- Costs more than other Fisher-Price playsets
#1 Hauck E-Batmobile Electric 6-Volt Ride
Why play with action figures when the child can use this toy and pretend that they’re Batman? This 6-volt vehicle is designed to hold a child up to 66-pounds and has a top speed of approximately 2.5 miles-per-hour. It also has electronic sound effects and LED lights that are going to wow the child. And as if that wasn’t enough, this vehicle also has a drivetrain that allows it to be driven forward or backward. Now any 5-year old boy can use this car to pretend they’re Batman so they can battle the forces of evil that might be lurking in their driveway.
- Kids absolutely love it
- Has some cool features
- Costs a good amount of money