Welcome, homeschool families! As you embark on the exciting journey of educating your 7-year-old, incorporating educational toys into your curriculum can be a game-changer. Today, we’ll explore a curated list of early elementary toys designed to make learning a joyous and enriching experience. From fostering creativity to enhancing critical thinking skills, these toys are the perfect companions for your homeschooling adventure.

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My Favorite Educational Toys for 7 year olds: Magna-Tiles

Magna-Tiles, the magnetic building blocks, are a stellar addition to your homeschool toolkit. These colorful and versatile tiles provide endless opportunities for creativity and imaginative play. As your child constructs 3D structures, they are not just having fun—they’re developing spatial awareness, fine motor skills, and an understanding of basic geometry. Whether they’re building a castle or a spaceship, Magna-Tiles make learning geometry a hands-on delight.

Last year, we grabbed two of these sets during Amazon’s Black Friday sale and saved nearly 40%! Click here to get our favorite magnetic tiles.

Science Kits: Unleashing the Scientist Within

For the budding scientist in your family, the Japace 4-in-1 Science Kit is a treasure trove of exploration. With 105 experiments covering various STEM concepts, this kit is the perfect educational toy for 7 year olds who love hands-on learning.

From chemistry to physics and biology, your 7-year-old can conduct experiments that spark curiosity and ignite a passion for scientific discovery. The age-appropriate experiments ensure a perfect balance between fun and educational value, making learning an adventure.

My 7 year old is my busiest guy and sometimes we struggle to manage his energy. Thankfully, these science experiments satiate his curious for a while. Plus, they are quick, simple, and almost no mess! Click here to grab this STEM Science Kit from Japace.

LEGO Technic Monster Jam Megalodon: Engineering Excitement

Can we really talk about educational toys 7 year old without bringing up Legos? I don’t think so!

We have played with a lot of Legos…and I mean a lot! Our favorite sets are usually the Creator sets or the sets with vehicles. The Lego Technic Monster Jam Megalodon combines the best of both worlds by transforming into 2 different kinds of vehicles! 

This impressive set allows your child to build a realistic replica of the Megalodon monster truck and a low racer. Through the construction process, they’ll learn about gears, levers, and other engineering principles. The satisfaction of completing a complex build will boost their confidence and nurture a love for problem-solving and logical thinking (and keep them busy for a while).

You can typically find this Lego set under $20, making it one of the more affordable complex Lego options. Click here to grab it on Amazon.

PLUS PLUS: Puzzlingly Perfect

Have you ever heard of PLUS PLUS? I was new to them until a few years ago when a cousin of ours was obessed with them!

PLUS PLUS is a type of building toy that consists of interlocking pieces designed for creative and open-ended play. The pieces are small, simple, and have a unique double-plus shape, allowing them to connect in various ways. The name “PLUS PLUS” comes from the idea that each piece looks like two plus signs joined together.

These building blocks are versatile, encouraging children to use their imagination to create 2D and 3D designs. The simplicity of the pieces allows for intricate and detailed constructions, making PLUS PLUS suitable for a wide range of age groups. The toy is often praised for promoting fine motor skills, spatial awareness, and creativity.

I believe they are a great educational toy for any age above 5 years old. My 11 year old still loves them and the PLUS PLUS design is very durable…we’ve never had one break! Click here to grab a set for your child and see if your child loves them as much as we do!

Paint by Stickers: Artistic Expression Made Easy

Will you be traveling anytime soon? Then Sticker-By-Number books are a must educational toy for 7 year olds!

Don’t believe me that these are educational? Allow me to explain. With Sticker-By-Number books, your 7-year-old not only crafts captivating mosaic-style artworks but also hones essential skills like number recognition and adherence to instructions (which is a key cognitive skill all parents want their kids to develop!). It’s a charming synthesis of artistic exploration and educational enrichment, elevating focus and nurturing a keen eye for detail in the process.

These artsy little books help children develop these skills:

     -Number recognition
     -Following step-by-step instructions
     -Ability to focus for extended periods of time
     -Becoming detail-oriented
     -Fine motor skills

This is quintessentially fun and learning combined! You might consider pointing this detail out to your child, so he or she can actively see that learning can be fun.

If you want to use this crafty project to develop a love of learning, click here and pick the best theme for your child.

In the world of homeschooling, educational toys play a pivotal role in making learning engaging and effective. The carefully selected toys mentioned above—Magna-Tiles, Japace 4-in-1 Science Kits, LEGO Technic Monster Jam Megalodon, PLUS PLUS, and Paint by Stickers—are sure to add a sprinkle of magic to your homeschooling journey. As your child explores, builds, experiments, and creates, they’ll be unlocking the doors to a world of knowledge, one playful moment at a time. Happy learning!

Warm regards,

Amanda,
Homeschool coach, mental health practioner, executive functions expert

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