Models are a great option for boys who are nine and ten years old. With models, you can buy cars, trucks, airplanes, and helicopters among many other things. You can choose from models that have snap together parts or you can choose from models that require glue and tweezers to put together. The models will come in a variety of different difficulty levels, so you can find one for beginners or experienced kids. You can also find models that you have to paint once everything is put together or you can find some that come with painted parts. There are also models that you can put together that will actually fly or drive with remote control.
Puzzles are another great option, as long as you are going into the 300 plus pieces level. If you go, less than 300 pieces the puzzles will be too easy for nine and ten year olds so they will not enjoy them. 300 piece puzzles offer smaller pieces, the more pieces there are the smaller the puzzle pieces. Along with the smaller puzzle pieces, you will also experience backgrounds that are more intricate, the colors will blend more. You will also have more backgrounds to choose from, this increases your chance of finding a puzzle theme that your child is interested in. For an even more exciting challenge you can get your child three-dimensional puzzles. These puzzles allow your child to put together famous monuments or even fictional castles.
Remote control vehicles are also popular choices for boys this age. Remote control vehicles can include cars and trucks, but they can also include airplanes or helicopters. You can buy gas-powered vehicles that you and your child can take to an indoor R/C track or you can buy batteries powered ones and race them around the house or outside. Children can also build their own racetracks with their friends outside or take them off-roading in the backyard. They can also build obstacle courses with friends to see who can get through the course with the fastest time or who has the best crash.
Outdoor riding toys are also fun for kids this age. Bikes can be raced around the neighborhood or ridden at schools. You can buy accessories for the bike so your child can learn to do a variety of different tricks, such as pegs and ramps. Scooters and skateboards are another choice you have for fun outdoor toys. Along with bikes, these toys can be raced through the neighborhood or taken down to the school to practice fun tricks. Children can also build their own obstacle courses with their friends for scooters and skateboards. If you do get them a riding toy make sure to get them a helmet to go with it, helmets should be worn at all times while riding.
By nine and ten years, old boys are getting more involved in sports each year. Toys that are geared towards sports or even sporting good equipment are a safe choice for boys this age. Not to mention that when buying them sporting good equipment you can enjoy the gift to because they will need somebody to play with. If they are on a sport team buy them gear specified for the sport that they are playing. If they haven’t started playing team sports, yet you can still get them a football to toss around or a basketball to shot hoops. What you buy for them is going to vary based on what sport they are interested in and if they are currently playing any sports. For example, if your son likes baseball but can’t stand football, do not buy them a football; instead buy them a bat and a ball.