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.
Don’t you love buying gifts and toys that your 6 year old boys will love to play with for hours, days, weeks, and months? 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
Playmobil Stunt Show Shark Monster Truck
A shark fin truck will climb over a crash car with no problem. Includes one figure, monster truck, scrap car, helmet, and other accessories.
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
Friends Do Not Eat Friends (Thunder and Cluck) by Jill Esbaum, illustrated by Miles Thompson
100% hilarious fun! When a grumpy and ferocious dinosaur, Thunder, meets a positive, unafraid bird named Cluck, Thunder can NOT believe that Cluck believes they should be friends. But Cluck is determined to help Thunder believe — and before he knows it, the two of them are friends!
eeBoo Space Scratch Papers
Scratch papers are THE COOLEST! Draw with a bamboo stick to reveal the out-of-this-word space colors!
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!!
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?
MindWare Dig It Up! Giant Gem
Excavate a gigantic gem stone with 12 polished gemstones hidden inside!
The Little Butterfly That Could by Ross Burach
A kind whale teaches a distressed butterfly to persevere when it gets lost from its migrating group. The whale encourages the reluctant, fearful butterfly to find its gumption and courage, kicking it out of his stomach, and reminding it to keep trying. Drawn and narrated in comic panels and dialogue bubbles, this wonderful new story is funny, emotional, and poignant.
Hot Wheels City
Store your cars in the parking garage and then speed down the side-by-side racetrack but watch out for the Robo T-Rex!
Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy
Love Pokemon? This game at the Battle Academy will teach you everything Pokemon. It gives you 60 cards, a board, damage counters, and a coin plus codes for online play.
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.)
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!)
Alphabet Slap Jack
Help children learn their upper and lowercase ABCs while playing a fun card game of SlapJack, Go Fish, and Matching games.
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.
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.
Coding Critters Dragon
Help your preschooler code with a magic dragon and coding storybook of adventures including monsters and a fire tornado.
National Geographic Mega Fossil Dig Kit
Spend hours using paleontology tools like a chisel and a brush to dig up REAL dinosaur fossils!
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.
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register
Older children need to practice learning about money including bills and coins, adding and subtracting! Great for math skills.
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.
Make a Pie!
EeBoo games are some of our favorites. This game introduces kids to fractions –– and helps to reinforce halves, thirds, fourths, eighths, and sixteenths.
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.
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!
Good Dog by Cam Higgins, illustrated by Ariel Landy
A sweet beginning illustrated chapter book written from Bo the dog’s point of view! Enthusiastic and full of personality, Bo adores his loving family and his life on the farm. But he worries when his dog tag goes missing. He searches the farm with the help of all the farm animals and his spider friends help him find it. Your readers will love this new series with a darling doggie narrator! Get the first 4 books in 1!
Playmobil Mission Rocket with Launch Site
Would your kids love to play with this rocket? It includes two astronauts, a transport container, a space capsule, and lights and sounds!
The Original AirFort
Quickly and easily inflate this roomy 4″+ tall fort with a box fan! Then play inside for hours!
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.
Air Hogs Super Soft Stunt Shot
Kids love this remote-controlled stunt car that does spins, wheelies, rebounds off walls, and more!
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.
Story Time Chess
Learn to play chess with chess pieces that have unique stories and 30 mini-games, all of which teach children the rules of the chess game.
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!