Rocket Ship Toy Ideas for 5 Year Old

5 year old playing with rocket ship

It seems that every time a rocket or space launch happens there is some fun and intriguing excitement created around it. It's no wonder that your five-year-old child wants a rocket ship of their very own.

You might not be able to send them off into outer space, but there are plenty of fun rocket ship toys or decor for five-year-olds you can buy today. All of the toys suggested here are great gifts for both boys and girls.

1. USA Toyz Rocket Ship Play Tent for Kids

USA Toyz Rocket Ship Pop Up Kids Tent - Spaceship Rocket Indoor Playhouse Tent for Boys and Girls with Included Space Projector Toy and Kids Tent Storage Carry Bag

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The USA Toyz Rocket Ship is one of the few toys that your child can get inside. It's a tent that you set up inside your house. Is it raining outside, or is the weather miserable? If so, don't sweat it, pop up this tent and invite a few friends over for a few launches to space.


  • Collapses for easy storage
  • Easy to clean
  • Lightweight
  • Room for several children


  • It's not meant for outside
  • Maybe not the best toy for small apartments
  • Pets might rip the thin tent material

2. Duckura Jump Rocket Launchers for Kids,

Duckura Jump Rocket Launcher for Kids with 5 Foam Rockets, Summer Outdoor Beach Toys Games Activities for Kids, Party Birthday Gifts Toys for Boys Girls Toddlers Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8+ Years Old

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The Duckura Jump Rocket Launchers for Kids takes your child's love of everything space to a whole new level.

Your child watches rockets launch on television and in school. Now your child can launch a rocket in their backyard.

The rockets are soft and go surprisingly high with a few pumps of your feet.

The best part is you get a little bit of exercise with this toy. Always a plus!


  • It's fun to watch the rockets go up
  • Comes with three rockets so multiple children can have their own
  • Gets your kids outside and not inside playing video games


  • Adult supervision is recommended
  • Must be used outside
  • Children must be patient to wait their turn


3. LEGO City Satellite Service Mission 60224 Building Kit

LEGO City Satellite Service Mission 60224 Building Kit (84 Pieces)

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The LEGO City Satellite Service Mission is a space shuttle and astronaut set. LEGOs are great toys to build up your child's hand-eye coordination and thinking skills.

The kit has 84 pieces (not hundreds), so it won't be too difficult for your child to put together. It's just challenging enough to keep your child occupied, without being so difficult they'll put it down.


  • Learn about the space shuttle
  • Your child can put together the kit multiple times
  • Play with it alongside your other LEGO toys


  • LEGOs hurt if you step on them as any parent already knows
  • You'll end up buying other LEGO kits because you can't have just one
  • If you lose a few pieces, the kit may become useless


4. Green Toys Rocket with 2 Astronauts Toy Vehicle Playset

Green Toys Rocket with 2 Astronauts Toy Vehicle Playset, Blue/Red

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Any surface can become a launchpad or landing area. A little creativity is all it takes to make this toy feel like it's on another planet.

This toy rocket comes with two astronauts: allowing for siblings or friends (or dads!) to play along with their intergalactic adventurer.


  • Simple to use and younger children can play along
  • Comes with two astronauts so more than one child can play along
  • Can be played with indoors or outdoors


  • The toy may be too simple for some children
  • Lacks anything remotely exciting
  • Not much older children can do with it


5. Educational Insights Design & Drill Bolt Buddies Rocket

Educational Insights Design & Drill Bolt Buddies Rocket Toy With Kid-Friendly Power Drill, Take Apart STEM Learning Toy For Preschool And Toddlers, Kids Boys & Girls, Ages 3+

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Give your child the feeling that they're accomplishing something by having them work on their own rocket.

This cute rocket comes with an astronaut and a puppy. Prepare the astronaut's rocket so he and his dog can blast off into space.


  • Great for hand-eye coordination
  • Teaches children how to use tools
  • Perfectly designed for the little hands of your child


  • Three AAA batteries not included
  • Child may get bored quickly with the drill
  • Sharing may be difficult with this toy


6. KidKraft Rocket Ship Playset

KidKraft Wooden 3-Section Rocket Ship Play Set with Moving Crane, Astronauts, Aliens and Robots, Gift for Ages 3+

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Finally, a rocket toy that many children can play with. The KidKraft Rocket Ship Playset has plenty of pieces and parts to keep several children busy at the same time.

The children will learn about space and rockets while having plenty of things to keep them busy.


  • A toy several children can play with
  • Learn about space
  • Crane fun to play with


  • Toy requires some assembly
  • Takes up more space than other rocket toys
  • Moving parts may break with intense use


7. Daron NASA Space Adventure Series: Space Shuttle Rocket Set

Daron NASA Space Adventure Series: Space Shuttle with Lights & Sounds & Figure, Approx 9' X 7'

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Every child fantasizes about what it would be like to be a NASA astronaut. Your child's fantasy becomes a reality with this space shuttle. The space shuttle comes with a figure and a life-like replica of the famous NASA vehicle.


  • Batteries included
  • Space shuttle has lights and sounds
  • Figurine included


  • Only one child can play with the toy
  • The shuttle doesn't do much
  • Child may get bored due to lack of features

8. CP Toys Plastic Space Mission Rocket Ship

CP Toys Plastic Space Mission Rocket Ship with 5 Figures and Realistic Sounds / 7 pc. Set

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Your child will be ready to take off to the moon with this rocket ship toy. It comes with five figures and also has realistic sounds.

There is enough here for several children to play with and have a great time. The rocket ship is the perfect size for several children to play together without getting in the way of the others.


  • Three staging areas means there's plenty of new places to explore
  • Multiple children can play with the rocket and toys
  • It's colorful design makes children curious about its contents


  • Somewhat small considering how many figurines comes with it
  • Lose pieces can be lost
  • Not suitable for outside play

Ready for Takeoff

Make sure your child is ready for takeoff by buying any one of these rocket toys. They will all work great for 5 year olds or a year two of either side.

Space and the great beyond will always be something that your child has an interest in. How can anyone not be interested in what's beyond our big blue planet?

The universe is teeming with planets as your child will soon discover. Allow their curiosity about space flourish by buying any one or more of these toys.

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