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33 Useful Gifts to Help Your 7 Year Old Get Through First Grade

From the age of around 7, they’re still young enough for traditional toys, but are also old enough for those that require a little more thinking. Take a look through our list of gifts for 7 year olds, for everything from books to body-awareness, and math to magnetic reward charts.

useful gifts for 7 year olds

Learning Resources Sum Swamp Game

Learning Resources Sum Swamp Game

If your little one is counting down the days to first grade, whether that is with trepidation of jubilation, you’ll want to give them a head-start when it comes to math. The Sun Swamp game from Learning Resources presents early math in a fun, easy to understand way in the form of this cute board game.

$10.74


Pencil Grip

Pencil Grip

Let’s face it, holding a pencil correctly is a skill that takes time to develop, and can be particularly hard for little ones as they start school. Give them a helping hand with this Write-it-Right writing correction claw, in a sweet Moon Fish design, which encourages correct grip and finger placement for easier writing.

$9.98


Learning Resources Pop For Addition & Subtraction Game

Learning Resources Pop For Addition & Subtraction Game

Practice math with your little one in this unique take on a simple numbers game. The POP for addition and subtraction game uses the concept of a gumball machine to provide young mathematicians with a fun way to improve on adding and taking away. Sharpen up your math game parents, because YOU’LL be providing the answers!

$10.99


Under Armour Lunch Cooler

Under Armour Lunch Cooler

Do you have a little one who has a love of labels? If so, this Under Armour lunch bag will be just the thing to keep their lunches cool through school. With an adjustable handle, exterior and interior pockets, and insulated walls, this blue and gray cooler is suitable for both boys and girls.

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Teaching Coin Stampers

Teaching Coin Stampers

Teach the kids about money without having them handle the real thing (because germs) by adding this superb coin stamper set to your numeracy lessons. With stamps incorporating the penny, nickel, dime, quarter, dollar and cent symbols, kids can gain a real understanding of how money, rather than just numbers, works.

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LeapFrog LeapStart 1st Grade Activity Book

LeapFrog LeapStart 1st Grade Activity Book

If you’re keeping a ‘spy’ out for a great book to help your first grader grasp the concept of math, let us give you a clue. This first grade activity book from LeapFrog teaches no less than 18 important math and critical thinking skills, in a fun, unique way – they won’t even know they’re learning!

$19.99


Educational Insights Shelby's Snack Shack Game

Educational Insights Shelby's Snack Shack Game

This adorable pug named Shelby is here to teach your pre-schooler some math, but you might have to dig deep to unearth the lessons! Young players spin the wheel to determine how many of Shelby’s delicious bones they can pick up, but watch out, because they can steal yours, too.

$15.39


Timex Machines Time Teaching Toolkit

Timex Machines Time Teaching Toolkit

Travel back to basics with the Timex Time Machine. Many kids these days will never learn the essential skill of reading an analogue clock, so help them learn in this digital age by using the specially made clock face which teaches them the old fashioned way. Comes with matching wristwatch for continued practice.

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Crayola Inspiration Art Case

Crayola Inspiration Art Case

Let your little one fill their life with color by gifting them this fabulous Crayola Inspiration Art Case. Jam packed with 64 crayons, 20 colored pencils, 40 washable markers, and 15 sheets of paper, this sturdy case is perfect for practicing their masterpieces wherever they go, or even on the go.

$39.99


EAI Education Addition & Subtraction Bingo

EAI Education Addition & Subtraction Bingo

Take a game, add some numbers, and BINGO! You’re onto a winner. This numbers game is an ideal gifts for 7 year olds to help them learn numeracy skills in a fun, non-learning kind of a way, and will stand them in good stead when it comes to school. For up to 36 players.

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LeapFrog Count Along Cash Register

LeapFrog Count Along Cash Register

Parents should definitely ‘checkout’ this fabulously cheerful looking cash register from LeapFrog, to encourage pre-schoolers to learn about real life math. With over 50 songs, sounds, and phrases, this set also comes with groceries (including milk, eggs, and bread), coins, and a store card. Shopping has never been so much fun!

$46.99


Star Wars Workbook

Star Wars Workbook

May the four (and five, six, and seven) be with you when you add this out of this world first grade math book to your child’s library. Depicting Jawas, Ewoks, planets and other Star Wars iconic items, this book will get your little ones light years ahead when it comes to math.

$8.42


Rewards Chore Chart for Kids

Rewards Chore Chart for Kids

Having a goal in mind is always helpful when encouraging kids to do things, whether that is completing chores, finishing their meal, or going to bed on time. When they know they will be getting another magnetic star added to their chart, they’ll be keen to collect them all so they can receive their reward.

$30.99

Money Match Me Cards

Money Match Me Cards

Get the kids thinking in terms of money with this matching card game, which teaches them math, coin recognition, and reading, all wrapped up in one fun game. Players can match the coins depicted to the amounts printed, in both number and word form, to win – perfect for grades 1 through 3.

$8.78


Clumsy Thief Game

Clumsy Thief Game

Brilliant for teaching kids numbers which make up 100, this fun game of Clumsy Thief consists of 94 cards which depict varying amounts of money. If you can add another amount to a card to make exactly $100, you get to keep that pair, but watch out for the thief and jail cards.

$19.99


Star Universe Projector Lamp Night Light

Star Universe Projector Lamp Night Light

When you tell your child you love them to the moon and back, you’ll be able to show them, too, with this enchanting night light and projector. With the shade on, it’s a gentle light, but remove it and your child will be treated to a wonderful show of stars and planets – simply beautiful.

$16.99


Brain Quest

Brain Quest

Flash cards have been a favorite learning tool for generations, which is why this set will appeal to young learners everywhere. Available as a set, or on kindle, these cards come with age-appropriate questions such as ‘spell the opposite of yes’, and ‘Name the net a spider spins’. Time each answer for faster paced fun.

$10.49


The Berenstain Bears and the Forgiving Tree

The Berenstain Bears and the Forgiving Tree

Show little ones that it’s good to forgive with this delightful book from the beloved Berenstain Bears. Brother Bear is angry, because Cousin Fred has damaged his new bike, but will he stay annoyed, or can Sister Bear show him that forgiveness is the better way to go? A beautiful lesson in book form.

$3.99


Roscoe Learning Responsibility Star Chart

Roscoe Learning Responsibility Star Chart

Put their rewards right where they can see them, with this gorgeous colorful rewards chart, which features spaces for up to three children, how many stars they need to earn, and what their ultimate ‘prize’ will be. Magnetic chores markers are also included, along with the dry erase board and marker.

$19.97


Gazigo Children Princess Waterproof Backpack

Gazigo Children Princess Waterproof Backpack

Your little one will be the Belle of the ball, or the classroom, when she arrives in style sporting one of these gorgeous Princess Backpacks in her favorite color. The perfect gifts for 7 year olds, these bags come in blue, green, pink, and purple, and are accented in gold for a truly regal feel.

$33.88


The Learning Journey Match It! Mathematics

The Learning Journey Match It! Mathematics

Kids as young as 3 will gain an understanding of simple math with this matching game from Match It! Based on a jigsaw puzzle, youngsters must study the sum on one piece, work out the answer, and then find the corresponding piece to complete the puzzle. Comes with 30 matching pairs for ongoing learning.

$12.99


Kereda Children Pencil Holder Aid

Kereda Children Pencil Holder Aid

Does your child have difficulty in holding his or her pencil in the correct position? These colorful grips come in packs of three, and encourage the perfect positioning to ensure not only neater writing, but also less hand fatigue and/or pain. Recommended by teachers and occupational therapists for both children and adults.

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Today Is Children's Calendar Wall Chart by Alma's Design

Today Is Children's Calendar Wall Chart by Alma's Design

Using hook and loop fastening, this adorable fabric calendar will make waking up exciting for any child. Kids can choose what the weather’s like, as well as the day, date, month, and year, in addition to determining which season they’re in. Perfect for any child from the age of 3 years and over.

$24.99


Learning Resources Teaching ATM Bank

Learning Resources Teaching ATM Bank

Kids have always loved to play with cash registers, but the toy world has evolved to include this awesome ATM machine from Learning Resources. With a large LCD screen, this machine comes with coins, notes, ATM card, and even a pretend thumbprint scanner for realistic play.

$27.84


Listening to My Body Book

Listening to My Body Book

Children aren’t born with an awareness of their bodies, or rather, a way to identify what’s going on inside. Listening to my Body teaches little ones how to recognize and name particular feelings and sensations, with child-friendly descriptions such as wiggly and squirmy. Give your child the gift of self-awareness with this fab resource.

$12.95


Big First Grade Workbook

Big First Grade Workbook

Full of useful lessons, the Big First Grade Workbook is a whopping 320 pages long, and is chock a block with learning opportunities and problems to be solved. From phonics to fractions, and handwriting to how to read, this gigantic book will give any child a huge head start for first grade and beyond.

$5.53


Learning Resources Pretend & Play Teaching Cash Register

Learning Resources Pretend & Play Teaching Cash Register

The fun will just keep adding up when you introduce the Pretend and Play Teaching Cash Register to your child’s math lessons (and they won’t even know it’s a lesson). With a scale, scanner, sounds, lights and voice messages, this set also comes with play money (life-sized) and credit cards for authentic play value.

$36.01


Bob Books: Sight Words

Bob Books: Sight Words

Get your child on the road to reading with these super cool sight word sets from Bob Books. Each set comes with 10 fun books, 30 double sided flash cards, 30 new sight words, and hints for kids who are just starting to read. Perfect for first graders, these illustrated books make learning SO much fun.

$16.19


I Think, I Am!

I Think, I Am!

Once the domain of tree-hugging hippies, positive affirmations have become an important part of life, and are essential to our well-being, no matter how old we are. Set your child on the right path to self-belief and love by encouraging them to practice the positive messages within this beautiful book, and banish negativity for good.

$1.51


Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet

Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet

It’s a fact of life that technology is going to be part of a child’s life, so when you’re searching for gifts for 7 year olds, it pays to bear that in mind. The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet comes with a kid-proof case, and 1 year’s unlimited access to 15,000 apps, games, books, and shows.

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Learning Resources Time Activity Set

Learning Resources Time Activity Set

Time will tell if they can tell the time, but you can make it a lot easier, and more fun, with this 41 piece Time Activity Set from Learning Resources. Using a clock face with moveable hands, and wipe-clean activity cards, kids can learn all about time, how to read it, and how to write it.

$12.38


180 Days of Problem Solving for First Grade

180 Days of Problem Solving for First Grade

Break down their math learning into manageable daily bits by using the 180 Days of Problem Solving for First Grade book, which presents a different math problem for each week, with different activities surrounding that problem for each day. Kids will gain in confidence as they work their way through, without getting overloaded.

$8.99


Kids Dinosaur 3D Night Light Bedside Lamp

Kids Dinosaur 3D Night Light Bedside Lamp

Whether your dino loving little likes their ‘saurs sweet, scary, or spikey, this nightlight will satisfy their tastes. Available in four different designs, this 3D visual effect color changing light can be remote controlled to slowly change color, or simply stay as one hue, to help those who might be a little afraid of the dark.

$22.68

3 Diy Essentials for First Graders

Diy Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial

Diy Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial

Losing a tooth can be as scary as it is exciting, so make it a little easier with this adorable DIY tooth fairy pillow. With a pocket on the front for the tooth, and one on the back for a coin, this sweet little holder makes things so much easier for those hard working tooth fairies.

Diy Kids Insulated Lunch Box Pattern

Diy Kids Insulated Lunch Box Pattern

Those who are clever sew and sews will love this cute DIY tutorial from Crazy Little Projects. Using a fabric in whatever pattern suits your child, and some thermal interfacing, you can rustle up this delicious lunch bag to keep your child’s food and drink cool and safe when they head back to school.

Diy Art Box and Free Artwork Download

Diy Art Box and Free Artwork Download

If you like to give handmade gifts, this tutorial will be right up your street, especially if your recipient is into arts and crafts. With a free downloadable label, this guide shows you how to choose and fill a box or jar with all things art, and then finish it off with a cool graphic.
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