The best toys and gifts for 6 year old boys are gifts that are fun, but also get kids moving and thinking, inventing and exploring, building and playing.
This age is fun to shop for, don’t you think?
Don’t forget to add in books and clothes with the toys and games!
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The Best Toys & Gifts for 6 Year Old Boys
Kids (my own included) love to cruise around on this super fun car. It’s great for inside or outside, too. (Even on my hardwood floors.)
Spot It Jr.
We aren’t the only ones who love this game — it’s easy and fun to play — and families everywhere are addicted. Each card has 6 colorful animals of different sizes for you to find the match. Give it a try, I think you’ll love it, too.
ZOOB 250-Piece Set
ZOOBs are colorful snap-together plastic gears, axels, and joint pieces. They’re not electronic; they’re totally battery-free. AND WE LOVE THEM! Without a doubt, ZOOBs are one of our most-played with, favorite open-ended toys that have lasted for years of childhood! (If you can’t tell, we highly recommend them.)
Alphabet Slap Jack
Help children learn their upper and lowercase ABCs while playing a fun card game of SlapJack, Go Fish, and Matching games.
eeBoo Space Scratch Papers
Scratch papers are THE COOLEST! Draw with a bamboo stick to reveal the out-of-this-word space colors!
Narwhal and Jelly Book and Puppet Set
If you don’t already love these sweet Narwhal friendship stories perfect for beginning readers, these are must-own books. Aren’t these adorable matching plush characters?
Dreamworks Hatchimals Toothless
Move baby Toothless around until he’s ready to hatch! See his eyes glow through his eggshell, rock it to make him growl, tap to hear him tap back, clap & he’ll respond! Then teach Toothless to fly & plasma-blast. He’ll move his wings & ears as you guide him. In fact, there’s a lot that you can do with Toothless once he’s hatched!
Hot Wheels Track Builder Vertical Launch Kit
The innovative vertical track easily sets against a wall with 3M Command Strips so kids can race their cars up the wall. easy to set up and includes all the pieces needed to create 2 thrilling stunts.
LEGO Space Mars Research Shuttle
Build your own space shuttle!
Alien Slime Lab
Get messy as you mix up batches of unidentified “alien” slime and conduct tests on them to analyze and investigate their special properties. Real science and playful science fiction come together in this wacky, activity-filled kit! For example, conduct viscosity tests on the slime, dissect it with tweezers and a plastic scalpel, cut out a brain shape, Stamp it with an alien head, and add eyes to your Alien slime! (Non-toxic.)
When all the dogs and leashes get tangled, the object is to figure out which ball is at the end of which leash. WITHOUT touching…you can ONLY USE YOUR EYES. This is a very quick game which is good for waiting rooms and traveling.
Chutes and Ladders
Another classic game that remains a favorite for kids — my own included. The first player to reach the 100 square wins. It’s a game of chance but for some reason, my kids always win. What’s up with that?
LEGO Star Wars: A New Hope by Emma Grange
Read the exciting story of the original Star War (Episode IV ) movie retold using mini-figures and sets. (These DK readers are a favorite at my school library!)
Playmobil Christmas Bakery
The perfect Christmas gift is this Christmas Santa bakery! Inside the bakery, you will find a bustling cookie workshop, complete with three different stations for each step of cookie making and baking tools like a rolling pin and cookie cutters. We’re excited for this toy!
Gears, Gears, Gears Robot Factory
My kids and their friends love this gears kit SO MUCH. Parents, you’ll love to see how the gears inspire creativity through building and engineering. See my full review here.
Nerf Sports Dude Perfect Mini Hoop
Do your own trick shots like the Dude Perfect team with this cool net!
Super Silly Mad Libs Junior
Perfect for the youngest readers and writers, these are hilarious fill in the blank stories that remind kids about parts of speech and storytelling. Older kids, buy The Best of Mad Libs.
Two players, deductive reasoning, communication, and fun! Try to guess your opponent’s mystery player. This game will be a favorite choice for YEARS to come.
ThinkFun Heads Talk Tails Walk
Can you walk like a chicken while meowing like a cat? Match bodies with heads! But if you make a mismatch, everyone makes the mismatched animal’s sounds and motions! Hilarious! This is one of the best games I’ve seen for preschoolers.
LEGO Minifigures Surprise Bag
What will you get in this new collection for 2019!
Melissa & Doug See & Spell
50+ piece colorful wooden puzzle with easy to handle letters that fit into 8 2 sided cutout boards to spell 3 and 4 letter words.
Educational Insights Design and Drill Space Circuits
We highly recommend this STEM gift for kids. (Even my husband loves this toy! And he’s well above the recommended age range.) Mini engineers get to complete 20 space-themed missions by creating circuits. With over 50 pieces, kids learn engineering and problem-solving skills as they learn to light, spin simple motors, add momentary buttons and switches, and more. Plus the working power drill to build and repair circuits is THE BEST!!
Good Dog Memory Match
Isn’t this a charming matching game? Great for memory and focus.
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot The Voodoo Vultures from Venus by Dav Pilkey, illustrated by Dan Santat SCI-FI
Kudos to Dav Pilkey and Dan Santat for creating such an action-packed, engaging new series for young readers. Plus, the illustrations are marvelous. I predict that once your kid reads this first book, he’ll want all the books in this beginning chapter book series.
Get two players, pick a color, and start dropping in the discs. When you get 4 discs in a row you win!
Here you’ll have everything you need for your arts and crafts projects with 64 crayons, 20 short pencils, 40 washable markers, and 15 sheets of paper.
Quest by Aaron Becker
In this enchanting and imaginative picture book written only in pictures that will transport 6- year olds to a magical world. My kids and I poured over every beautiful detail in the pictures and so will yours. Follow a boy and girl with a purple (magical) bird on their quest to save the king and his kingdom.
If you like fast-paced fun, try to build the tallest stack in this game. Spread out the magnetic discs, roll the dice, then match the picture and the color. When you make a match, grab a disc and build your stack. Whoever has the tallest tower wins!
6 year olds love these scented pencils!
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: A Puzzle Adventure by Aleksandra Artymowska
Help Captain Nemo search for adventure and treasure. Each intricately illustrated page gives readers specific tasks. For example, you might be asked to find a diving helmet that is different from the others. Or find identical seashells. It’s so fun!
Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea
Goat is very irritated when Unicorn moves to town and seems to shows up Goat. Goat made marshmallow squares but Unicorn makes it rain cupcakes. That makes Goat feel very jealous. But when Unicorn prances by, he’s amazed by Goat’s cheese, goat’s ability to eat garbage, his ability to head-butt the soccer ball and his cloven hooves. And before you know it, the two are best friends. Goat says, “You know something, Unicorn? I had a feeling we’d be friends.” HA.
Headlamps beat book lamps for reading hands down. Why? Because they’re hands-free AND have much better light! (All over the page light, not just in one spot.) Plus, how cool are you when you sit in bed with a headlamp?! Gift this reading gift along with a new book for your next holiday.