10 Best Educational Toys for 7 Year Olds in 2023

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The best way for children to learn is through play, and educational toys encourage the development of essential skills while the child is having fun. Carry on reading for our favorite educational toys for 7 year olds.

These best educational games not only make parents happy (as their child is learning) but kids are happy too. Children get a sense of achievement when they have completed a level on their educational game.

Any toy can offer value to a developing brain, but educational toys and learning games are so much better.

Check out 25 of the best board games for 7 year olds too.

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educational toys for 7 year olds

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Learning Toys For 7 Year Olds

We have always been a fan of educational toys and I will list below our favorites.


Lego has been a firm favorite in our home for many years. It was a favorite when he was 7 and still continues to be a favorite now he is 12, check out the challenging Lego sets he currently builds. But for 7 year olds the Lego options are almost endless.

Play Osmo

Encourage kids to start programming from the age of 5 with Play Osmo. My son loves it because he is playing on the IPad, I as a parent love it as he is learning how to code. Grab your Osmo now.

Check out our Osmo coding starter kit review for more details. If you are wanting to start the kids programming from the age of 7 check out 20 of the best coding websites for kids.

boy playing Osmo Coding Jam on ipad

Genius Square

If you only buy one educational toy then it should be Genius Square. This is also a great one player game that the kids can spend hours playing.

Magnetic Building Blocks

These Playmags are so bright and colorful and are a perfect way for kids to get into STEM. Get kids building with these magnetic tiles.

Chemistry Set

A perfect beginner’s chemistry set, it comes with 15 experiments and will keep kids busy for days! If you are looking for even more science kits check out our favorites.

Math Magic

Kidzlab math magic educational game includes 15 fun math tricks. A great way to have fun while learning.

Guess in 10

Guess in 10 Marvel edition is awesome for those Spider-Man fans.


Young scientists can investigate everything from cells to crystals with power settings from 50x to 600x. The built-in light and focus help deliver bright, clear images. The kit has professionally prepared slides and everything they need to make their own specimen slides.

This is a great microscope and we love the samples that are already provided. This is a great educational gift for a child over the age of 7. It is of excellent quality, and the built-in light is a must. We tried using this on a bright day and we still needed the built-in light to see the slide.

 Micro Pro Microscope

FReNeTiC Board Game

Frenetic is our favorite educational board game. It covers science, maths, and English in one amazing fun word game. To learn more read my Frenetic game review.

son and dad playing Frenetic Board Game

Brain Box Maths

Brain Box has so many educational games, but we particularly like Brainbox Maths level 4. This is so much fun, especially for Freddie who is lots better than me at this. Although some of the questions as an adult you would know easily, for example in currency what is p short for. A lot of it is memory-based, ie. what color was the triangle?

Brainbox Maths

Check out our favorite board games for 8 year olds and books for 9 year old boys.

Benefits of Educational Toys

The use of educational toys can help children learn many different skills they will need in their life such as:

  • Problem-solving
  • Learning how to share
  • Development of fine and gross motor skills
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Increases a child’s IQ
  • Independence
  • Positive self-esteem

We have started our home education journey and we integrate educational toys into our weekly routine. Freddie loves playing and I find that he learns so much more when he is playing than when he is sitting behind a desk.

These educational toys are perfect for all children, not just for those who homeschool.

I have added 8 of the absolute best educational toys for 7 year olds that they will absolutely love playing with.

Our favourite educational toys for 7 year olds

If you fancy mining for diamonds and gold check out our review of Mine It.

These are our favorite educational toys for 7 year olds, let me know which your kids love in the comments below.

Last Updated on 2 June 2023 by homeschoolof1


  1. These all look great (and have given me some good ideas for my nephew’s birthday at the end of the month!) #blogstravaganza

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