Finding the right toy for a 6 year old boy isn’t all about getting something that he will enjoy; it should have a positive impact on his growth and development. At this age, curiosity is growing, and the child needs to learn as much as possible about the way different things work.
However, it is also not all serious business since he is still young and needs to enjoy his childhood. Luckily, there is a huge variety from which to choose if you know where to look. We have hopefully made your work easier by compiling the 35 best toys & gifts for a 6 year old boy.
LEGO City Forest Tractor 60181 Building Kit
Construction sets are great for developing children since they enhance creativity and imagination, so this building kit is perfect. This kit has a total of 172 pieces that build a tractor and comes with a log and pine tree. The parts are all up to standard, so they will not break, and the tractor is solid thanks to its huge wheels. The best part about LEGO building sets is that the pieces are all compatible with other sets, so it gives your child more to do with them.
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Deluxe Platform Hanging Tree Swing for Yard or Playground
With the sun already out, it is time to encourage your child to be outdoors. This swing is what you need to encourage that. It is made using a strong steel frame that is padded for comfort and safety. The mat is webbed made using strong rope, so it will last you years. You can hang it anywhere, as it stable enough both outdoors and indoors. It can hold up to 250 pounds, so it can support both adults and children, which makes supervision easier and more fun.
Mini Explorer Light-up Terrarium Kit for Kids with LED Light on Lid
Teach your child about the beauties of nature and responsibility using this garden kit. It comes in pars with all the different things you need to create a garden and clear instructions. Guide him in layering the garden and planting the seeds and watch them grow. It has a rechargeable LED light that lights up the garden and is so beautiful once the plants start shooting up.
Crayola Ultimate Crayon Collection, 152 Pieces, Coloring Supplies
If your son is interested in drawing and art, then this coloring set is perfect for him. It has 152 pieces of strong and durable crayons, including metallic and glitter pieces. It also comes with a sharpener, and the package is a caddy, so storing and carrying them around is easier. It is a great way to teach your child about colors and allow him to have fun drawing on paper.
Newisland Big League Blaster Gun with Foam Darts and Dartboard
Take playing soldiers to the next level with this blaster gun that shoots foam darts. The design is great and durable, so making shooting and reloading faster. It comes with 10 foam darts that are improved to be more steady and accurate. The gun can shot up to 40 meters, and it comes with a dartboard for target practice.
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Toy Story 4 Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Armor with Jet Pack
Toy Story is one of the most loved movies by children, and Buzz is a favorite, so this pack could be the perfect gift for a little boy. It is a space ranger helmet plus jet pack complete with realistic lights, sounds, and character phrases. The space visor is button activated to move it, and it has adjustable straps for a better fit. You can get it as a whole kit with the disc blaster and communicator, which are sold separately.
LEGO City Monster Truck 60180 Building Kit
This monster truck is perfect for boys that love monster truck shows and competitions. The set has 192 pieces which, when assembled, creates the monster truck and a ramp. It also comes with a driver and fire containers, so your kid can come up with several creative storylines. Just like any other LEGO kits, the pieces are fully compatible with other sets.
The Twister game is always fun for both adults and children, but this is a version specially made for kids. It is a great way to get your child to work on balance and flexibility while trying to be the last person on the mat. In the package, you get the mat, a spinner, and instructions to play, which are simplified so that your children can play without supervision.
VTech Kidizoom Action Cam
Boys at this age love adventure, and what better way than to have a child-friendly camera to document all those special moments? It can perfectly be fitted onto his bicycle, skateboard, or even when swimming since it is waterproof. It has a micro SD slot for up to 32GB, which is not included, but it comes with a USB cable for charging. It is the perfect gift for a birthday, and he can start recording and taking photos immediately.
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Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit
This could, indeed, be your child’s first science kit that helps them better understand how science works. It has a chemical set with 100% safe chemicals, such as citric acid and red cabbage powder. Included are some cups, test tubes, cotton swabs, and a pipette to make it easier to mix and learn about the different chemical reactions. It has a clear activity guide to help both of you figure your way around the kit.
Champion Sports Wooden Ring Toss Set
This is the perfect set to develop your child’s aim and hand-eye coordination, as well as a competitive spirit. The ring toss set is effortless to play since he only needs to aim and get the rings onto the hooks. It has a durable wooden design and a set of strong plastic rings. The set is great for outdoor and indoor playing. Get the whole family and friends to compete in teams for a more interactive experience.
Mindscope Neo Tracks Twister Tracks 258 Flexible Track System
Every boy needs his track for his racing cars, and this 258-piece set is excellent. It is enjoyable to put together and to come up with different designs to make racing more interesting. Included is one 4×4 car, but he can use other little race cars that fit on the set. The track allows the cars to go faster, and he can switch it up with other pieces from Mindscope building sets.
Lifetime Youth Basketball Hoop
For a child that has an interest in basketball, this lifetime hoop is the perfect gift. It is suitable for children and adults since the pole is adjustable, so he can grow with it. The impact board is durable and robust, so you don’t need to worry about it breaking. The steel parts are coated, so it is all-weather and can be used in any season. It has clear instructions on how to set it up and take it apart for easier storage.
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Bit Coding Robot
It is best to start children on coding when they are younger since they learn faster and have a better chance to be pros by the time they are adults. This coding robot is suitable for 6 year olds who have an interest in tech. it has simplified ways of teaching children how to code by combining art and tech. it uses color coding, which allows the robot to respond every time your child draws commands. It is fun and, at the same time, educational, giving your child that head start he needs.
VTech Kidi Star Karaoke Machine
If your child loves singing and music, then you need to get him this kid’s karaoke machine. It has a microphone with a stand and a control system that enables him to choose songs or connect it to a phone for a wider variety. It also has cool disco colors and a built-in recorder to save those precious moments.
Hauck Lightning Pedal Go Kart
This is the perfect go kart to get your son loving the outdoors as he rides with friends. It has a durable and well-designed construction making it suitable for a 6 year old or even younger. It doesn’t use batteries; instead, it has pedals, so it is also a great way for your child to exercise. The seat is adjustable to help him reach the pedals for a more comfortable ride. It is also easy to pedal and steer, which is why it will be a favorite for your child.
Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set
If your boy is a racer at heart, then he will love this track set. It is a well-laid out system with multiple hairpin turns, multiple crash sites, boosters, and endless hoops. Contained in the package is one car, but you can purchase more if they fit the weight, width, and height requirements so that he can play with friends. The set is easy to build and take apart and will take up about 3 feet square, so it is a pretty large track. 5 year old boys will love it as well.
Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants 1st Grade Card Set
Get your child excited about learning with this card set that comes in a fun design. It has different puzzles, games, wordplay, and fun facts that your child will want to learn. Some parts may be a bit challenging, but it will not be long before he gets all the answers correct. Involve friends and even the whole family to make it more inclusive, and your child will be open to educational games.
Adventure Kidz Outdoor Exploration Kit
This is the perfect gift if your son loves the outdoors or camping. It contains most of the things you would require when out on an adventure, including a pair of binoculars, a compass, a flashlight, a magnifying glass, and a whistle. They come in a handy backpack that makes it easier to keep everything together. It is a great gift to enhance STEM learning for your child.
Franklin Sports MLB Electronic Baseball Pitching Machine
This is the ideal gift for a baseball fan who loves pitching without breaking the bank. It pitches every seven to 10 seconds and has a red indicator light, so he knows when to get ready. The machine is adjustable to fit your child’s height, and it has six plastic balls included, but it can hold up to nine. It is also possible to adjust the angle in which it pitches up to 3 different positions for an all-around great experience.
Swimline Giant Shoot ball Basketball Swimming Pool Game Toy
It’s summer, so that means plenty of swimming, and the giant shoot ball is the perfect game toy for that. It is a large basketball floater that will have your kids playing for hours. It is great for both basketball and non-basketball fans alike since there is nothing to hate. Setting up is easy; you only need to inflate it and set it in the pool. It is completely safe to use with young kids with minimal supervision needed. Suitable for 7 year old boys, too.
Electronic Pet Dog Interactive Puppy
Harry is the perfect interactive puppy to give your child a feel of having a puppy. He is made to behave and respond just like a real dog, which is great to teach your kid about love and responsibility. He enjoys walks and pets just like an actual dog, and he even barks. He can make all the sounds that a real puppy would, and he loves running around, so he will be the perfect companion for a little boy.
Epoch Air RC Cars for Kids Remote Control Car Toys
A remote control toy car is cool, but it gets better if it defies gravity just like this one. For starters, the design is just incredible, with a futuristic feel your little boy is going to be the envy of his friends. It can perform a 360-degree stunt and has cool head and backlights. The car uses a vacuum system that allows it to climb on flat surfaces, such as walls and ceiling. It is rechargeable and comes with a charging cable and detailed instructions for use.
All-New Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet
Make screen time fun and educational with the new Fire 7 tablet that gives your child access to unlimited games, books, videos, and cartoons. This tech gift comes with one year of free time on Amazon, which gives your child unlimited access to everything he could need for his entertainment. It also allows you to set a time limit and goals for your child so that it is a productive experience for him.
Insect Lore Butterfly Growing Kit
Give your child a chance to experience the lifecycle of a butterfly through this growing kit. It is a mesh habitat that has a feeding dropper that allows him to take care of the caterpillars and watch them grow into butterflies. It comes with a coupon to redeem live caterpillars that you can order once you have the kit.
Most 6 year old boys love robots, so getting him his own is the perfect special occasion present. The Robosapien is operated using a remote control and is a fully functioning robot complete with hand movement, each with a different gripper. It can walk, run, and turn at the click of a button, and it does so effortlessly.
VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2
Win the best gift award with this kid’s smartwatch that allows them not only to check the time but have fun as well. It has two cameras for a selfie and recording, so it can take awesome photos when he is outside with friends. There is also a cool monster detector game that is fun and allows your child to explore in the real world. It is rechargeable and comes with a USB cable that also helps in transferring files. Also ideal for 9 year old boys.
Top Race 7 Channel Full Functional RC Excavator
This seven-channel excavator will be one of your boy’s favorite toys. It works just like an actual excavator, complete with remote control. It goes forward, backward, rotates to 680 degrees, and excavates. It is a great toy to use both indoors and outdoors and in the sandbox or at the beach. It works using a rechargeable battery that gives your child about 25 minutes of play.
Qwirkle Board Game
A good board game is always a great thing to have as it builds quick thinking and strategy. The Qwirkle game is easy to understand and fun to play, so it can involve the whole family during game night. The objective of the game is to win by placing one tile that touches others with similar colors and shapes. It is a high-quality board game with durable tiles that could be a favorite, especially to a boy that loves puzzles.
Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set
This is a fun marble game that your kid can play alone or with friends. It is super easy and fast to put together as it comes with clear instructions. The runs are see-through, so it is fun to see where any of the 15 marbles go and how they surpass all the obstacles. There is a free app that gives more details of the game as well as ideas of how to make it more interesting since there are so many options to play.
Spider-Man: Homecoming with Spider Racer
If your kid loved the Spiderman: Homecoming movie, then this is a present that he would enjoy. It includes a Spiderman mini figurine and a vehicle with launcher and darts. Help Spiderman defeat evildoers by lancing the darts at them and pursuing them using the mini racer. It is fun on its own or combined with other superhero toys.
Game Zone Super Stadium Baseball Game
Get your baseball fan this baseball super stadium that includes players and lots of game action. It has a magnetized infield that controls the movement of the balls and has a curveball feature. It can be great for learning baseball or competing with a friend, and it is fun since there are twists, so the other player won’t know the play.
Retevis RT628 Kids Walkie Talkies
These walkie talkies could be an exciting addition to your child’s collection. They are perfect not only when playing soldiers but can be a fun way for you and your kid to communicate. They are easy to attach to a belt or bike and will work up to a three-mile radius. The pair comes with clear instructions, so your child will learn how to use it quickly.
Educational Insights Robot Face Race
This is a fun and fast-paced game that allows your child to develop hand-eye coordination as well as skills to solve problems. Each child gets a different set of a robot face, and they have to work fast to match it with the correct body. It is best played in a group, so it could be a fun birthday party game to play.
Stomp Rocket Dueling Rockets
This set allows two children to launch their rockets at the same time. It gets them active and is a good form of exercise as they will need to put some effort into it to launch it far. See whose rocket goes farthest and keep score to build competition. Included in this STEM toy are a launcher and four rockets.