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What toy does your 5/6 yo boy love?

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
My boy loved his wooden/magnetic train set the most at 3 and 4, and his outdoor jungle gym and playhouse. And toy cars. All toy cars.

What do boys really love to play with at 5 and 6? (my ds just turned 5 a few weeks ago, and we're wondering what to get for Christmas.)
post #2 of 28
legos, papo pirate ship, legos, legos.
post #3 of 28
Cars, cars, racecars, and a Hot Wheels racetrack we got him for his fifth. For outdoors his bike, and a mini soccer goal that we used all summer.
Thankfully he's now finally starting to enjoy certain board and family games - he likes Jenga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenga) and various Haba games (this site has a description and a good selection http://www.fatbraintoys.com/toys/brands/haba/games.cfm).
post #4 of 28
Legos, Playmobil, Leapster, anything that shoots cars fast across the floor
post #5 of 28
Legos, anything Star Wars (there's a fascination there even if they haven't seen a movie or anything), board games, books, robots, dinosaurs, etc. My 5 yo DS loves just about any toy. Oh yeah, tinker toys are a favorite here too.
post #6 of 28
Ds just turned 6 and his faves are:

legos, board games, cars & any sort of racetrack, robots, books

... and the wii :
post #7 of 28
Kid Galaxy Morphibian R/C car ("shark", "gator", "cobra"). They run about $25, can go through puddles (will actually float and drive across the top), have a flexible antenna (no poked out eyes or snapped antennas), easy controls, working headlights. You just don't want the controller to get wet but it works again after drying out.
post #8 of 28
Legos, plan city roads and cars, star wars, and art supplies are our top four. I have a 5yo and a 6yo.....pretty much everything else remains untouched. We do play board games together too.
post #9 of 28
Legos, Zoob, Knex, balsa wood with which they can invent and build their own stuff, paper & pencil for drawing inventions, parachute & rope to tie it around places.
post #10 of 28
Cars, remote control cars, dirtbikes, race car tracks, anything Spiderman, Ninja Turtle, or Star Wars.
post #11 of 28
Mine likes legos, k'nex, erector sets, anything Star Wars, mazes. His latest interests are coloring and connect the dots.
post #12 of 28
Arts & Craft supplies

Building/construction stuff

Playmobil pirate treasure chest (with many accessories. I took the guns that were included and threw them out, though).

Books

Wants a remote controlled Wall-E robot

Playsilks (yep, still loves them)
post #13 of 28
my ds's christmas list (age 5.5)

1. another mr bones (A paper skeleton from halloween)
2. A Dog
3. a golden soccer ball.

post #14 of 28
Bionicles (the advanced robot Lego sets), maze books, Star Wars games & toys, race car tracks, detailed arts & crafts projects, his harmonica.
post #15 of 28
Another vote for LEGO here. Ds (just turned 6) has really started getting into it lately. He also likes maze books. He got a nice remote control truck for his birthday that he enjoys.
post #16 of 28
legoes, k'nex, chess, stop watch, art supplies, risk, monopoly, zoo tycoon for PC, and video games
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by Alyantavid View Post
Cars, remote control cars, dirtbikes, race car tracks, anything Spiderman, Ninja Turtle, or Star Wars.
exactly that. we should get our boys together!
oh, and basketball. He's getting a basketball hoop for Christmas.
post #18 of 28
legos, yes.
mine is nearly 7 and he still plays A LOT with the unit blocks. probably has played more with these than anything else ever. im thinking of getting more for christmas- he has 2 sets already.
post #19 of 28
Thread Starter 
So, it's a lot like ages 3 and 4 play-wise, just plus legos and board games?
Cool.
post #20 of 28
Plays with now: Magnatiles, Klutz paper airplane book, Zoobs, Tinkertoys, art supplies, costumes (X-man, Iron Man, astronaut), make-a-fort kit, magic kit

5 1/2 year old DS may get some of this for Christmas (not all!)

Coin sorter, Air Hog race car, tunnel, bean bag chair, scooter, skateboard, joke book, air hockey, globe, astronaut back pack, rainbow maker, spy gear

He loves building but may be the one kid here who isn't much into legos-
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