Age five! Learning to read, starting school, and being ALL BOY.  As one mom put it, they need a “big padded, waterproof room.” Here are the gift ideas from the moms for this age group:

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  • Legos
  • Transformers
  • Leap Pad
  • We got my now 9 year old a Razor 360 bike when he was 5…he stopped riding it about a month ago, when we bought him his first bike with gears. Now his 4 yr old brother rides it, even though he’s technically not tall enough (he’s found a way to use it anyways). SUPER fun, and great if you have a decent-sized, relatively flat driveway.
  • Both my boys are currently obsessed with one of those gel ant farms. The ants arrived yesterday, so it was the first thing they both checked out this AM to see what sort of progress they made.
  • Trios
  • k’nex
  • Roller Blades
  • Snap circuits
  • My 7 year old loves his sports card binders and collecting the different cards which make great stocking stuffers!
  • Bass pro gift cards plus a catalog to pour over!
  • Anything Angry Birds
  • I get RAVE REVIEWS when I give friends’ kids Hexbugs–little boys love them! I bought the new Hexbug Warriors Battle Stadium for my nephew, who is Hexbug fanatic.
  • This site has an amazing list of their family’s favorite toys, many based on creative educational play
  • We got the batcave for my son last year and he plays it a lot! It kind of replaced the little people pretend play that they do when they are younger.
  • Super hero costumes
  • Nerf guns
  • Lego Idea Book
  • Playmobile
  • Imaginext toys
  • Swords
  • UNO – fun for adults too!
  • Remote-controlled cars, Kid Galaxy Morphibians are fun and sturdy too