Best Toys for 9 year Old Boys

Nerf Fortnite TS-1 Blaster



If he loves Fornite and Nerf guns, he's going to love this blaster.

The TS blaster is inspired by the blaster used in the Fortnite video game but the gun is fun to use, even if he is not a Fortnite player.

It comes with 12 official nerf darts.

Tactical Vest Kit ​



Does he love nerf gun wars?

Then get him kitted out with a tactical vest kit

It features the vest, 30 refill bullets darts, a vest, a dart pouch, a reload clip, protective glasses, wrist band and a tactical face mask.

No more running back to pick up darts, they are all fixed in your vest!

Target Practice!



A nerf digital target toy doubles fun when playing with a nerf blaster.

It measures 9.25". It gets players to keep their battle aim sharp!

It can be used as a stand alone target or you could wall mount it (tools and hardware aren't included).

It has interactive lights & sounds and the digital scoreboard features solo and team game play scoring.

Construction Toys

My son has always been into construction toys and there are lots of options available from legos to Knex.


My 9 year old son loves building lego sets and displaying what he's built in his bedroom. He is interested in Star Wars lego but any lego sets which look impressive when finished appeal to him. Reading and following instructions are great for literacy skills. To challenge a 9 year old look for more complex lego sets.

Lego Technic sets like the car featured are fun because once it's been built it can be used as a pull back car.

​Pull back, let go and watch the Whack racer zoom into action at maximum speed.

Lego 3 in 1 Creator Sets



The lego 3 in 1 creator sets are excellent value for money as you can build 3 different creations from the same kit.

The dinosaur kit featured has instructions to build a T-rex. It can also rebuild into a Triceratops or a Pterodactyl.

The T-rex has tons of fun features which include orange eyes, posable joints and head, large claws and an opening mouth with pointed teeth.

The set also includes dinosaur prey in the form of a buildable rib cage

K'NEX Cyber-X C5 Neostrike


This is a really cool building set that will allow you to build four different blasters by following the step-by-step building instructions.

This is a great project for 9 year olds to work on. There are 176 parts in total so the building on its own will keep him occupied for quite a while.

When finished it can fire foam darts fire up to 60 feet

Lego Boost



This is a great lego set.

You can use the lego to build 5 different models which include a robot and a guitar!

When the models are complete, use your device to program the models to do differennt things

There are 847 lego pieces that kids can build and rebuild into 5 cool multifunctional models.

Catapult Wars



Construct and put stickers on 2 catapults with the easy to read instructions.

After you’ve built the catapult, knock down the ready made targets with the mini bean bags. There are two catapults so you can have a competition to see who knocks down the most.

Everything you need is included from all the pre-cut wooden pieces, 8 mini bean bags and 2 rubber bands.

Fun to build and even more fun to play with.

Doinkin Darts



Doinkin Darts is great fun to have in a boy's bedroom.
Essentially it's a dart board but the darts are magnetic to you don't have to worry about them damaging the walls or doors. The magnets are powerful and stick to the board without a problem.
The dartboard has a hook on the back so you can hook it up wherever you want to play.
It's a great toy for all ages so siblings and friends can get in on the action as well.

Outdoor Toys

9 year old boys love getting outside and playing on with super cool toys. Bikes, scooters, trampolines and electric ride ons are all top outdoor toys for this age group. Check out a couple of ideas below.

Ripstik Flashrider 360 Caster trike



The Flashrider is awesome fun for older kids. They love it.

It throws quick 360 degree spins and still keeps on moving.

It's smooth and easy to ride.

For extra fun, pull the lever to watch sparks fly.
Kids can't get enough of spinning on this thing.

Stunt Scooter


Scooters are great for 9 year old boys. They will love scooting from a to b on their scooters.

Many kids this age like to attempt stunts and tricks on their scooter. If this is the case it's best to get them a stunt scooter like the one featured. A stunt scooter is designed to be a bit stronger than a traditional kick scooter so that it can withstand the shocks and impact of the jumps.

Mini Launch Ramp



​This is a great mini ramp to get kids started when doing their first jumps and tricks on a scooter. It's quite small but great to get started with some first tricks.

It's lightweight, easy to move to different locations.

Reviewers have also tried using it with their skateboards and bikes. It could also use with a remote control car.

It features push fit rubber feet to stabilize the ramp to prevent movement

Electric Scooter

Another cool option of outdoor toy is an electric scooter.
It's super fun for kids to add a bit of speed to their outdoor activities.

The Razor E100 scooter featured goes up to 10mph.
It last up to 40 minutes on one charge.

Other features include a kick start, high-torque, chain-driven motor, a twist-grip throttle, a hand operated front brake and a retractable kick stand

It has 8" pneumatic front tire, urethane rear wheel and soft rubber handle grips which give a comfortable and smooth ride.


There are tons of fun games for kids this age. Check out a couple of options below

Gravity Maze



This is a fun puzzle game, that can be quite addictive and is a good option to pull them away from video games and screens.

It's a simple concept. It's a marble game with towers. There are 60 cards with different challenges to complete (beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert). The towers in the game can be arranged in a variety of structures but, for each challenge, you'll have to to build a path that will carry your marble to its target.

Kids will probably also love to build their own creations.

Adults will enjoy having a go at this as well.




Flipside is an addictive and fast paced puzzle game that kids of all ages will enjoy.

The aim of the puzzle is to match the colored blocks to the lights.

There are different modes which you can play, including flip to find the colour and slide to match the lights.

There are four different modes you can play in (speed mode, multiplayer mode, memory mode or level mode)

Lots of fun, kids will find it hard to put down.

Ultra Dash



This game looks tons and fun and gets kids moving around.

Set out the targets to design your own Course however you want!

Use the Tagger to choose from 3 game modes: beat the clock, target tally and relay race!

Whatever color your Tagger flashes, race to that color target and "tag" It; Tagger detects targets and scores on accuracy!

Ribbon Ninja Active Play



This is a brilliant game to get kids away from their screen, playing with other kids.

Players each get 3 ribbons attached to wristbands; Last ninja with a ribbon wins

It can be played indoors or outdoors.

The idea is to grab the opponenet's ribbons before they grab yours.

It ​coordination, strategy, quick thinking, friendly competition

Vtech Kidizoom Creator Cam

If you have a 9 year old who'd like to make videos the creator cam is a great way to start.

It's easy for them to use and comes with a green screen, tripod and a built in microphone.

Kids can swap in 20+ animated backgrounds; get chased by a T-Rex, go to outer space or become invisible!

There is a USB cable included so you can upload their videos to a PC or Mac and then upload the videos to the Internet, perhaps to a private YouTube account. This gives parents control on the content young kids are uploading.

Indoor Basketball Hoop


A mini basketball set is a great toy for a 9 year old to have in his bedroom.

Hang it over the door and he can have fun shooting basketball hoops from the comfort of his own room.

A great toy to have when friends come around, they can have a go to (instead of just starting a video games).

Stem toys

There are tons of educational toys that provide tons of fun while kids learn. Stem toys stand for science, technology, engineering and maths toys. Check out some options below.

Technology toys

There are lots of cool toys to introduce programming and coding. If you have a 9 year old who is interested in doing this, check out the MBlock robot below.

Sillbird STEM 12-in-1 Education Solar Robot Toy


This kit contains instructions to build 12 different robots. Each robot is either level 1 or level 2, so you can start with the easiest robots and graduate onto something more challenging.

It includes a solar power panel that collects solar heat energy into an electric energy drive motor, which drives the gears to make the machine run smoothly.

Science Toys

Snap Circuits



Snap circuits is a fun way to introduce 9 year olds to electronics.

The set makes it really easy to put together an electric circuit for lots of different projects. The parts for each circuit really easily snap together. Children can build working models of a photo sensor, a flashing light, and an adjustable-volume siren

The set includes 30 parts, and instructions for over 100 projects.


There are tons of snap circuit kits that are a really fun and easy way to learn about electronics.

The pieces just snap together to form circuits. Kids just follow the instructions and can build multiple things.

This kit allows you to build over 175 projects with over 55 colo rcoded circuit components.

You can also plug in your in your iPhone or android phone or any MP3 player and see your circuits react.

Glow in the Dark Slime



Most 9 year old boys will love a slime kit.

This set includes 8 cool varieties of slime & putty including magnetic putty, fluffy slime, glow-in-the-dark putty, DIY slime lab, liquid slime, color changing putty, snotty slime and bouncing putty.

It comes with storage tins and accessories for a complete lab kit

It includes a 16 page full color learning guide which explains the properties and uses of slimes found in nature.

4M Crystal Growing Experiment



This science kit contains all the materials needed to perform seven different crystal growth experiments.

9 year olds will need some supervision as you need to use hot water but it is a fun kit to do with an adult.

A special display case is included to admire the crystals once they are fully grown.

Perfect for young science enthusiasts, especially those with an interest in geology.

Complete instructions for each experiment are included with the kit.

That’s Gross Science Kit


This gross-out lab includes all the tools and instructions you need to conduct incredible icky experiments demonstrating important STEAM principles.

26 outrageous science experiments teach the science behind the yuck.

An engaging 24-page activity book investigates cell respiration, acid and bases, diffusion, gas expansion, surface tension, and more with sick concoctions such as whirling technicolor moo juice, popping poo, yellow snow, and gaggots.

Lazer Tag


Lazer tag is a lots of fun to play and is fab choice for kids of all ages. Adults will love it too.

The set featured is for four players.





Boys love pulling pranks and this book has it all.

Discover the homework hoax, the squirting blister and the movie popcorn that grabs you back. Freak out your friends with food pranks: a self-peeling banana and the “misfortune” cookies.

There's lots of ideas in this book and it's a cool way to get boys reading too.

Laugh Out Loud Jokes for Kids



Kids enjoy telling jokes. This book is full of ones they can impress you with.

If you want to encourage a reluctant reader to sit down and read, this is an excellent choice.

The jokes are age appropriate and 9 year olds will appreciate the opportunity to make people laugh.

5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!)



This book is jam packed with really interesting facts that  appeal to 9 year olds.

The book has tons of photographs to keep kids engaged.

It's a great book to dip in and out off or read cover to cover. You learn some impressive things to tell everyone else.

It's fun to read and adults enjoy learning some new information as well.

For the 9 Year Old Gamer

Boys love to play video games so why not get them a video game related gift like the ones featured below.

Gaming T-shirts


Update his wardrobe with four cool gaming t-shirts.

Made of 100% cotton and machine washable.

Pokemon Super Deluxe Handbook


If he loves Pokemon and Pokemon hunting he will be delighted to receive the Pokemon Super Deluxe Essential Handbook.

It has 496 color pages and it is jam packed full of info on over 875 Pokémon.

It'll keep Pokemon fans entertained for hours.

Gaming Chair


If he loves gaming in his bedroom, a gaming chair is perfect.

This gaming chair can be used for playing video games, watching movies and TV, listening to music, reading, and relaxing.

Nintendo Labo



If the boy you are buying for already have a Nintendo Switch, they will love the Nintendo Labo to play with.

Nintendo Labo is a gaming and construction toy platform. You use the cardboard cut outs to construct five different projects which include two Toy-Con RC Cars, a Toy-Con Fishing Rod, a Toy-Con House, a Toy-Con Motorbike, and a Toy-Con Piano.

Putting together the toy-con projects is very educational. Kids follow the instructions to make each one. Concentration is required!

Then kids can then bring each toy to life with the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con controllers. Use the constructions to play video games. Play musical notes with the piano, reel in fish with the fishing rod as part of a game and lots more.

It really is a fun toy with a lot of play value. Highly recommended. ​

For the Budding You Tuber



My 9 year old loves making videos for YouTube.

But he does struggle collating his ideas and having a proper structure for his videos.

If you have a 9 year old like this, they're going to love this planning book. It encourages them to leave their screens for a little while and hone in on writing, planning, organising, editing and writing skills.

It is predominately a notebook with prompts to help them plan and space to write their ideas. But it does include tips on how to make good videos, how to stay safe online and a review section to keep thinking about what you do and how to do it better next time. They're all fabulous skills that can help in many other areas of life too.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Set



When my eldest son was nine and ten, he loved the Diary of a Wimpy kid books.

Whether you have a reluctant reader or a boy who loves to read, these books are very popular with 9 year olds.

The humour is perfect for this age group. My son was always laughing when he was reading and telling me about the jokes.

If they haven't picked up the Diary of a Wimpy kid book yet, it's a good one to try.

Arts and Crafts

Both my boys have always enjoyed drawing. Sometimes a pen and paper set makes the best gift.

Art Set



If he loves to draw, he will be thrilled with this.

The set includes 64 crayola crayons, 40 washable markers, 20 short colored pencils and 15 large sheets of paper all in a handy storage case.

There is a handle for easy portability.

Paper Airplanes


This is a great book to get kids making paper airplanes

There are 10 different planes with a large variety of patterned papers

It comes with 40 sheets of custom-designed paper

It includes a 56 page instructional book with Klutz certified crystal-clear instructions

For the Adventurer



This book is a great way of inspiring kids to get outdoors.

It's packed with facts about nature, ideas for outdoor activities, and fun-to-do crafts projects ,

There's so much information in here and there's lots of pictures and diagrams to grab kid's attention.

Find info on camping, investigating bugs, rocks and insects.
Find animal tracks, crack secret codes, use a compass, read a map and lots more.

Survivor Kid: A Practical Guide to Wilderness Survival



This is a great book for boys who love to be outdoors in nature whether that be hiking, camping, fishing or other activities.

It gives kids the basics of the survival info they will need to know if they get lost in the wilderness.

Packed with safe and practical advice on building shelters and fires, signaling for help, finding water and food, dealing with dangerous animals, learning how to navigate, and avoiding injuries in the wilderness.

There are also ten projects which include building a simple brush shelter, using a reflective surface to start a fire, testing your navigation skills with a treasure hunt, and casting animal tracks to improve your observation skills.

Stocking Filler Ideas



This is such a cool little present that creative and artistic types will love. I bought these for my then 10 year old son and he loved them.

Scratch away notes, drawings, doodles and messages on the mini notes.

There are 125 notes in total.

Bright colors hide beneath the matte coating - use the wooden stylus to reveal them with a simple scratch.

Uno Minecraft



A good and inexpensive stocking filler idea is the Uno card game.

This is a classic but fun game which all the family can play.

The Minecraft version featured is the same as basic UNO but features Minecraft characters and includes the special creeper rule card.

Draw this card and the other players have to draw three more cards from the pile.

Uno is a favorite in our family and my 7 and 11 year old both play it.

It's a good game to play when you go on vacation, camping or for a family games night.




This is a multifunction camouflage sports watch with lots of functions that kids will enjoy exploring.

They  include a stop watch, calendar, backlight and alarm clock.

The watch is shockproof and water resistant.

It's great for everyday wear and perfect to start introducing the concepts of setting alarms to make sure you get up on time.

Fun Toys

Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes



Stomp rocket are lots of fun, especially to take to a big open space.

Run and jump on the pump at the bottom of the rocket and see how high or how far you can shoot it.

This kit has three different stomp rockets. They include a looper plane which performs giant loops, glider plane that soars up to 100 feet and a wildcat plane that does all kinds of crazy tricks

There's lots of great ways families can play with this toy. Who can get it the furthest and highest? Or shoot the rocket and have a race to see who can get to it first to bring it back.




Goodminton is a fun game that can be played by younger siblings, adults and teens.

The birdies slow as they spin so it's easier for young kids to get some rallies going.

!It can be played indoors or outdoors and is a fantastic way to improve hand-eye co-ordination. It's best to play outdoors when there is no wind. It's a great introduction to racket sports.

It's simple and can be played with or without a net.

This is What an Awesome 9 Year Old Looks Like T-Shirt



This is the perfect gift to buy any 9 year old especially if it's a 9th birthday but it could also be given as a Christmas gift.

It's 100% cotton.

It comes in different colors and sizes.

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