Best Toys for 5 Year Old Boys

best toys for 5 year old boys IntroBest Toys for 5 Year Old Boys

The best toys for 5 year old boys are the toys that are fun, well made, teach valuable skills and lessons and will give your child years of happy memories.

Finding toys that fit the bill as a ‘Best” toy for a 5 year old boy – not quite as simple as one might think.

There are many cheap toys that just don’t hold up under the rough play of a little boy.  There are many toys that look like fun but after just a few minutes they get tossed in the toy box and forgotten.

Top Toys and Gifts for 5 Year Old Boys – Gift List 2017

Having a 5 year old nephew and my daughters boy friends in my life have shown me what they love to play with, and how the most loved toys hold up under the little terrors we Best toys for 5 year old boyslovingly call ‘boys’.

Little boys love things they can smash, crash and toss. They seem to be always on the go, and they don’t go lightly! Running, climbing and just playing looks like a WWF match when there are boys around.

The big toy companies have their Top Toy Lists out around this time of year hoping to get you to buy what they ‘think’ is going to be popular and what they hope to sell more of.
Our lists are more from a consumer viewpoint. We want value and fun in the toys we recommend to you, and hope you find the choices as cool as we do!

Top Rated Toys 5 Year Old Boys Love!

These are a few of the great toys we found that any 5 year old boy will love.  These little guys love action figures and Nerf guns, building toys, video games and outdoor sporting toys.  Some like to play board games, while others need something to burn off some energy.

Below you will find some great choices that are off the charts in fun, and may not make those big box stores Holiday Toy guides.

truck toys 5 year old boyWolVol Transport Car Carrier Truck Toy for Boys (includes 6 cars and 28 slots)truck toys for 5 year old boysToyZe® Bump and Go Action, Excavator Tractor Toy, with Lights & Soundsconstruction toys for 5 year old boysBruder Land Rover Defender, Rigid Drawbar Trailer, Jcb Micro Excavator w/Worker

Star Wars Toys for 5 Year Old Boys

star wars toys for 5 year old boysSphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid

Star Wars newest release Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens is hitting theaters December 18th. Kids and adults alike are all abuzz about this latest movie.

They will surely be wanting to see the movie, and then have all the cool toys to play with once they do get to see it.

Five year old boys will fall in love with BB8, the app enabled droid and will want one of their very own I’m sure! Luckily they can have one!

This robotic droid is adorable, and who would expect anything less from R2D2’s cousin?darth vader battle buddy toy 5 year old boyStar Wars Classic 48 inch tall Darth Vader Battle Buddy Figure

BB8 is not like other toy robots, today’s technology allows BB8 to adapt to you and your personality, and will become more interactive the more you play. It will show expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands. With different modes of play, you can set him on ‘patrol’ and watch him explore on its own, control his actions with your voice commands and even create holographic recordings you can view. How cool is that?

If BB8 is not your thing, there are numerous other Star Wars toys suitable for five year old boys. Like this kid sized Darth Vader Battle Buddy (shown at right) We’ve shown a couple of our favorites below, but there are literally hundreds more to choose from while visiting your favorite online retailers like or

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Paw Patrol Toys for 5 Year Old Boys (& Girls too!)

Paw Patrol Look Out Set for boysNickelodeon, Paw Patrol – Look-out Playset

Paw Patrol is an animated show on the Nick Jr. network and 5 year old kids, both boys and girls can’t seem to get enough of them! There are some cute toys and play sets available so that kids can create their own rescue missions with their friends from the Paw Patrol.

The Paw Patrol headquarters is the Lookout tower, and it is where all the action starts. Whenever anyone is in need, Ryder tells them they just have to “Yelp for Help!” and the Paw Patrol comes to the rescue.

The Paw Patrol characters include Ryder, the 10 year old boy who is the leader of the Paw Patrol Pups. The pups include:

  • Chase the Police Pup
  • Marshall, the Fire Pup
  • Skye, the girl pup with her helicopter
  • Rubble, the construction pup
  • Everest, the husky pup
  • Zuma, with his hovercraft
  • & Rocky the recycler.

No matter what the emergency is, the Paw Patrol can save the day! After all their motto is “No job is too big, and No pup is too small!”

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Paw Patroller
Paw Patrol Ryders Pup PadPaw Patrol
Ryder’s Pup Pad
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Action Pup, Chase

Superhero Action Figures For 5 Year Old Boys

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Superhero Toys are one of those things that every 5 year old boy seems to want.

From Spiderman to Batman and Superman, the list of favorites seems to grow every year. It makes a parent wish for a few superheroes to come and help clean up that little boys room!

They come in so many variations, from smaller 5-6″ action figures to the tall 11-12″ pose-able Super Hero action figures. I like the bigger ones that are pose-able because I always felt that figures that move enhance the child’s creativity in their pretend play. A plastic statue just doesn’t spark the imagination like one they can make grab on to things or bend them into a true Super Hero style.

There are also great Super Hero themed play sets like the ones shown here from Fisher-Price Imaginext toys. The Batman one is lots of fun according to my neighbor’s grandson who got one this summer for his birthday.

No matter what super hero your little caped crusader is into, you will be sure to have a winner of a gift with his favorite super hero toy.

F-P Imaginext Morphin Megazord Power Rangers ToyImaginext Morphin Megazord Power RangersImaginext Space Moon SetFisher-Price Imaginext Space Moon SetFisher-Price Imaginext Superman Action Figure SetFisher-Price Imaginext Superman Action Figure Set

 Marvel Titan Hero Series Battle Suit Iron Man Marvel Avengers Titan Hero Tech Hulk 12 Inch Figure Marvel Avengers Titan Hero Series Captain America Marvel Titan Hero Series Spider-Man 12-Inch Thor Marvel The Dark World Titan Hero Series 12-Inch

Great Board Game Choices for 5 Year Old Boys

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Board Games are an excellent way to not only entertain your 5 year old boys, but educate them while they are busy having fun.

There are so many games out there that will not just make for a great family game night with the little guy, but will introduce learning concepts and strategic planning for your child.

I was particularly intrigued by the Robot Turtles game (shown to the left). It is designed to actually teach your child the basic concepts of coding. By introducing the fundamentals of programming, from coding to functions, your little man is learning in demand skills for the future while making silly turtle noises! Takes seconds to learn, minutes to play and provides endless learning opportunities.

Below are a few more excellent choices in Board Games 5 Year Old Boys will enjoy playing with their friends or on family game night.

Hoot Owl Hoot GamePeaceable Kingdom / Hoot Owl Hoot! Award Winning Cooperative Game for KidsSNEAKY SNACKY SQUIRREL GAMEEDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS THE SNEAKY SNACKY SQUIRREL GAMERichard Scarry's Busytown, Eye Found ItWonder Forge Richard Scarry’s Busytown, Eye Found It

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Educational Toys for 5 Year Old Boy

As parents and grandparents, we can’t resist a good educational opportunity. When it is presented to a five year old boy in the form of something cool and fun, you have an awesome combination in toys for 5 year old boys!

From electronics, to phonics, engineering and more, these are some awesome toys that will not only provide enjoyment, but educate your little man.

Sum Swamp GameLearning Resources Sum Swamp GameLearning Resources Gears ToyLearning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!Geosafari Toy MicroscopeEd. Insights 8800 Geosafari Jr. Talking MicroscopeSnap Circuits Discovery KitSnap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery KitMagic School Bus Dinosaurs The Magic School Bus: Back in Time with the DinosaursPlaymags Magnetic Building Set 100 PcAward Winning Playmags Magnetic Building Set 100 Pc

Outdoor Fun Toys for 5 Year Old Boys

It may be winter but that doesn’t mean boys won’t want to get outside and have some fun toys to play with.  From snow toys to sports toys there are quite a few awesome toys they can enjoy even in the middle of winter (besides not everybody gets 6 feet of snow every winter )

Here are a few of our top picks for winter outdoor fun:

Sno-Brick MakerIdeal Sno-Brick MakerRailz Snow ScooterRailz Snow ScooterIdeal Sno-Art KitIdeal Sno-Art KitFlexible Flyer Snowball MakerFlexible Flyer Snowball Maker, colors may varyGeospace Ski SkooterGeospace Ski Skooter: Fold-up Snowboard Kick-ScooterHuffy Ultimate Spiderman Bike, 16inchHuffy Bicycle Co. Ultimate Spiderman Bike, 16-Inch

For little sports guys, there are lots of toys that are sports related and can be played indoors or out. Our 3 favorite choices in 5 year old sports toys.

Football Guys gameFootball Guys:
Red vs Blue
Youth Adjustable Portable Basketball SystemLifetime Youth Adjustable
Portable Basketball System
Hockey Arena

Top Picks in LEGO Building Sets for 5 Year Old Boys

LEGO Building Toys for 5 Year Old BoysLEGO City Town 60099 Advent Calendar Building Kit

One of our favorite gifts to give little boys is the longtime classic LEGO building sets. Little boys can’t seem to get enough of those little plastic blocks and the creativity it brings out in them can’t be beat!

A great way to introduce your 5 year old boy to the fun of building with LEGO blocks is with the LEGO advent Calendar (like the one shown at left). A set that gives them 24 days of building fun and anticipation for Christmas. The Advent Calendar from LEGO has 278 pieces in total, and they will build a part of the LEGO City Christmas scene each day from Dec. 1st to Christmas eve.

Over the years LEGO has come out with some great themes in their famous building block sets, and this year they have added more fun to their selection. Our favorite picks for 5 year old boys are below:

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We hope you enjoyed browsing our top picks in Toys for 5 year old boys, and found the perfect gift for the little man in your life. As we find more cool toys and games for 5 year old boys we will be adding them over time.