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Toys for School-Age Children

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Children within this age group tend to enjoy physical activity. Younger elementary-aged children still enjoy dramatic play with dolls, puppets, or action figures. Older elementary-age children master complex construction and show individual interests in hobbies, science, or magic, etc. The children within this age group vary in both their physical and mental development. Input from the parents is often needed.

Below we have collected several ideas for this age group. You can find more ideas at Christmas Gifts for Children, 4 to 10 years old.

Always check toy labels for the recommended ages! 

Occasion: Birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Hanukkah

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Hot Wheels Colossal Crash Track Set – ​is the biggest boosted set Hot Wheels has ever made—over 5 feet wide! 5+

Snap together model cars
Tonka and Matchbox cars

Play dish sets

Doctor/ nurse sets

Rainbow Surprise by Poopsie: 14″ Doll with 20+ Slime & Fashion Surprises -5 to 7

Fashion doll and clothes

Science kits –Check age recommendations on the box.


Littlest Pet Shop

My Little Pony

Action figures

Lincoln Logs

LEGO Friends Heartlake City Amusement Pier 41375 Toy Rollercoaster Building Kit. New 2019 8+


Erector Sets

Lite Brites

Ravensburger Gravitrax Marble Run & STEM Toy For Boys & Girls -8+


Knex sets


Kites (older children)
Nerf balls
Jump ropes

Bike with helmet
Roller and ice skates with protective gear
Hoover board

Sports equipment

Soccer balls
Baseball gloves
Basket-ball nets
Badminton Set
Volleyball net

Art Supplies

Crayola Super Art Coloring Kit -5+

Paint or color by number kits (older child)
Felt pens (older child)
Art Supplies
Craft Supplies


Osmo – Detective Agency: A Search & Find Mystery Game – Ages 5-12 – Explore The World – For iPad and Fire Tablet

Old Maid
Mouse Trap
Boggle Jr. (older child)
Clue Jr.
Monopoly Jr. (older child)
Brain Quest
Don’t Break the Ice
Battery operated games
Nintendo & Play Station Games

Puzzles 10+ pieces

CD player


Folk songs
“Picture at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky
“The Planets” by Holst
“Firebird” by Stravinsky
“Peer Gynt Suite” by Grieg
Sunday School Songs

Monster Jam Mega Grave Digger RC truck 4+


“Beauty and the Beast”
“Merlin and the Dragon”
“National Geographic” videos for children
“Chicken Run”
“Finding Nemo”
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Homeward Bound”
“Jonah-a veggie tale movie”
“Jungle Book”
“Lady and the Tramp”
“Little Mermaid”
“Monsters, Inc”
“Never Ending Story”
“Return to Never Land”
“The Rookie”
“Running Free”
“The Secret Garden”
“The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe”  


“Princess of the Full Moon” by Frederic Girma
“Madeline” by Ludwig Bemelmans
“Babar” by Dr. Jean Brunhoff
“Meet My Folks” by Ted Hughes
“Twelve years, Twelve Animals” by Yoshiko Y. Samuel
“We Want Sunshine in Our House” by Bernie W. Carlson & Ristilna Wigg
“The Woodcutter’s Duck” by Krystyna Turska
Folk tales
Greek Myths
“Kitchen Primer” by Craig Claiborne’s
“The Plymouth Thanksgiving” by Leonard Weisgard
“Dr. Dolittle” by Hugh Lofting
“The Complete Nonsense Book” by Edward Lear
“Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame
“Wonderful O” by James Thurber

Candylocks Lacey Lemonade, Sugar Style Deluxe Scented Collectible Doll with Accessories -5+

Books for K-2nd
“A Bedtime Story” by Joan Levine
“Bennet Cert’s Book of Animal Riddles”
“The Big Red Barn” by Eve Bunting
“The Book of Giant Stories” David Harrison
“The Carp in the Bathtub” By Barbara Cohen
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” by Judi Barret
“Frog and Toad Are Friends” by Arnold Lobel
“The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein
“Harry and the Terrible Whatzit” by Dick Godenbach
“How I Hunted the Little Fellows” by Boris Zhitkov
“Scramble Egg Supper” by Dr. Seuss
“And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street” by Dr. Seuss
“If, I Ran the Zoo” by Dr. Seuss
“I’ll Fix Anthony” by Judith Voist
“Ira Sleeps Over” by Bernard Waber
“Katy and the Big Snow” by Virginia Lee Burton
“Max” by Giovannetti
“My Grandson Lew” by Charlotte Zolotow
“Noah’s Ark” by Peter Spier
“The Boxcar Children” by Gertrude Chandler Warner
“Freckle Juice” by Judith Blume
“Charlotte’s Web” by E. B. White
“James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl
“Stuart Little” by E. B. White
“Homer Price” by Robert McCloskey

Cool Maker, GO Glam Nail Stamper, Nail Studio with 5 Patterns – Nail Stamper is a DIY nail kit for kids aged 8 and up.

Easy Readers:
“Where Have You Been” by M. W. Brown
“The Dog” by J. Buringham
“Sam the Minuteman” by N. Benchley
“Shawn Goes to School” by P. Breinburg
“If, I had ….” by M. Mayer
“The Birthday Party” by R. Krauss
“I Like Winter” by L. Lenski
Reading books for Third to Fourth Grade:
“Jumanji” by Van Allsburg
“The Leatherman” by Dick Gackenbach
“Lentil” by Robert McCloskey
“Liza Lou & The Yeller Belly Swamp” by Mercer Meyers
“The Maggie B” by Irene Haas
“Matt’s Mitt” by Marilyn Sachs
“Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel”
“My Grandson Lew” by Charlotte Zolotow
“Noah’s Ark” by Peter Spier
“Erie Canal” by Peter Spier
“Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night” by Peter Spier
Read to books Third and Fourth Graders:
“The Swiss Family Robinson” by J. R. Wyss
“The Bird’s Christmas Tale” by Kate Douglas Higgin
“The Yearling” by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
“Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin” by Marguerite Henry
“The Chronicles of Narina” by C. S. Lewis
“Black Beauty” by Anna Sewall

Baby Juno -has one hundred sounds and life-like movements. 5+

Musical Instruments

Younger Children:
Percussion instruments
Older children:
Real instruments e.g. keyboards, violins, guitars, horns

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