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Oh yes, Christmas will soon be upon us and I love sharing what you can get your kids as gifts because a kid can dream can’t they. We’ve already made up our Christmas lists here at our house because their aunties have asked for them so my kids are getting excited about Christmas but these gift ideas would go for birthdays as well. We have a lot of January birthdays in our home, it’s kind of crazy.
My 7 year old has a very targeted list of items so I’ve turned them into a gift guide just in case anyone else needs any more ideas. My son loves science so you’ll see some educational items in there but fun as well.
My son can sit for hours building with Lego and this Star Wars TIE fighter is at the top of his list, well pretty much anything Lego Star Wars and sure to win with any 7-8 year old considering the new movie is coming out as well.
You don’t just have to build weaponry and sets but you can build your own characters as well like this Lego Darth Vader.
Get those Star Wars trivia up to date with the Character encyclopedia as your little one learns about each of the characters and the planets they’re from.
My son has read through all of the Minecraft handbooks and he’s learned a lot of different strategies to employ in his favorite video game.
And of course, Lego Minecraft is at the top of his list as well because who doesn’t love building with Lego. My kids love playing with the little mini-figures and it’s packed with great imaginative play once they’ve finished building the sets. Our friend bought my son the minecraft toys and they were very popular in our house because when they couldn’t play the video game, they enjoyed playing with the figures.
Not at the top of my sons’ list are clothes, but you know what they need them and I still like buying them clothes made from their favorite characters which they seem to enjoy. It’s a gift they didn’t know they wanted until they get it. This Minecraft creeper sweater looks so fun and I know he’d wear it all the time.
Although my boys love their themed set, they still love creating things from scratch with their Legos so it’s hard to do that with the sets since they all go together. This year, I’m looking at grabbing a huge box of Legos but they have to have the wheels. My kids love building cars with them and racing them down ramps together, so fun.
We love reading here and I’ve read through all of the Roald Dahl books with my older son and I’m looking forward to reading them with my younger son. I know he’s going to enjoy them because who doesn’t love Roald Dahl, he’s hilarious. My son use to laugh out loud during his reading time with these books.
My son still loves dinosaurs and anything about poop or disgusting things so these books have been a huge hit in our house. I love hearing weird facts that they’ve discovered. You never know what will come out of their mouth next.
The Magic Tree House books are another one of my son’s favorite books and they’re at a wonderful reading level for him now that he can enjoy them on his own and he loves that he doesn’t need my help reading them.
For you dinosaur lovers, the fossil excavation set is an activity any young paleontologist should try. They take a lot of hard work to retrieve the fossil and the kids get a great sense of how hard it must be to excavate real fossils out of solid rock.
We love board games and Blokus is a great strategy game for the whole family.
The ant farm is a great way to study ants in a habitat that allows them to live naturally. My kids always observe for a bit but then feel bad and let them go. It’s hard to get ants here during our long cold season so we don’t do it often but when we do my kids love it, they’re such bug lovers.
I love finding toys that my kids can build and learn from as well. The first one is a solar robot and it can be built into 14 different things, how neat. The Thames and Kosmos robots are built really well and I love what my kids can do with them, they never get old.
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