Best Gifts & Toys for 6 Year Old Boys in 2021
Playing with the right toys can benefit children by using fun to develop other skills and talents. Children are naturally adventurous, always exploring their surroundings and seeking new experiences. By the age of six, they have already been introduced to the fundamentals of learning, such as reading, writing, math, science and sports. Toys that offer the chance to have fun while learning about the world tap into this sense of adventure. They are great for kids and parents alike! This is why we’ve come up with a list of the best gifts and toys for 6-year-old boys.
The Best Toys & Gifts for 6 Year Old Boys
Our list starts off with a true classic, the Lincoln Logs – 100th Anniversary Tin. Share the joys of building that you remember from your childhood and that have inspired four generations of Americans. Inspired by the Meeting House, one of the original builds, this set lets your 6-year-old girl or boy build a large cabin, a tall tower, or two small houses with a bonfire. Perfect for hours of construction and imagination play.
The 100th Anniversary commemorative tin comes with 111 building pieces made of high-quality maple wood and instructions for three builds. The tin makes cleanup and storage easy. Compatible with other Lincoln Log sets.
100th Anniversary set
Made from high-quality maple wood
Stained in brown, green, and red
Comes in a collectible tin
- BrandLincoln Logs
- Weight4.5 pounds
Inspire your young entomologist, or bug scientist, with the Outdoor Explorer Kit & Bug Catcher Kit. Kids love bugs and your 6-year-old will love to get outside, explore and catch insects. This kit is much more than a backyard exploration critter case. Binoculars, flashlight, compass, and other tools to teach your child how to safely explore the great outdoors.
The Bug Catcher Kit comes with everything needed to catch bugs right out of the box, including a critter case, butterfly net, tweezers, bug containers, and magnifying glass. For investigative fun, the Explorer Kit includes 5x magnification binoculars, compass, flashlight, whistle, hat, and backpack. Let the adventure begin!
Contains bug catching and inspecting tools
5X magnification binoculars
Hat and backpack included
Supports STEM learning
- Weight11.4 ounces
At first glance, the Spider-Man Web Shots Spiderbolt Nerf Powered Blaster looks a lot more fun than educational. We aren’t going to lie; this Blaster is a ton of fun. Join Spider-Man in his web-slinging crusade to keep the city safe from villains. With tons of potential for imaginative play and motor-skills development, this is a fun way to engage your little superhero.
The blaster features Spidey-inspired web designs and comes with three Nerf darts. Simply pull back the handle and push the button to launch your darts. This Nerf gun is compatible with other Web Shots gear to keep the battle going.
Spider-Man inspired design
Three Nerf darts included
- Weight14.4 ounces
The Shifu Orboot is one of the most innovative kids’ educational toys on the market. Go on a trip around the world in augmented reality! Use the app to visit new countries and learn – an exciting and imaginative way for kids to explore our planet. This toy encourages independent discovery and develops knowledge of geography and environmental science, so your child will be an informed citizen of the world when it’s time to travel.
The Orboot app has 400+ highlights and 1,000+ facts about the world across six different categories – cultures, monuments, inventions, animals, maps, and weather. It comes with many extras, including a passport, stamps, stickers, and a detailed guide. With your iOS or Android device, your kiddo is one tap away from the learning journey of a lifetime.
1000+ world facts
Passport, stamps, flag stickers, and help guide included
Free Orboot app
- Weight2.64 pounds
Too hot, too cold, or too wet, you can find yourself inside with a 6-year-old who needs something active to do. The WisToyz Kids Toys Hover Soccer Ball Set is the perfect solution. This soccer game is played on a smooth floor like tile, hardwood, or even low-pile carpet with a durable disc that hovers just above the ground. Teach good sportsmanship by turning your kitchen into a soccer stadium… GOOOOAL!!!
This Hover Soccer Ball Set comes ready-to-play with a hover ball with multi-color LED lights, two goals for hockey or soccer, and an inflatable ball with pump. All you need are four AA batteries, which are not included.
Hovering soccer ball
Two goals included
Requires four AA batteries
Inflatable balls included
- Weight1.21 pounds
Most 6-year-olds love exploring the world around them, and the Dreamingbox Compact Shock Proof Binoculars are a great way to encourage this love of nature. Great for birdwatching, hiking, traveling, and more, these rugged, kid-friendly compact binoculars are more than a toy. Their precision optics bring scientific observation into focus.
The ergonomically designed to fit a child’s face, the Shock Proof Binoculars feature soft rubber casing, with extra cushion around the eyepieces. The 14x magnification, easy-focus adjuster, and coated lenses provide for crystal-clear view and wide capture.
Multi-layer broadband coating
FMC prism green coated optics system
Ergonomically designed for kid’s hands
Available in 10 colors
Some classic toys stand the test of time for a reason. The Basic Fun Lite-Brite Ultimate Classic is one of these classic toys. Your 6-year-old can create a colorful light show of artwork, a creative and imaginative way to improve fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
This classic game has gotten a 21st-century update. It still comes with 200 colorful pegs and six design templates, but now with a bigger screen, LED bulbs that light up in four different ways, and more templates online to keep the fun going. 7-year-old boys will also love it.
Large screen – (8.125” x 6.875”)
200 one-inch pegs
Six design templates
- BrandBasic Fun
- Weight1.35 pounds
The Light-Up Terrarium hands-on ecosystem experience is an excellent way to get your kids working with their hands and away from the screen. Your child will set the soil, layer rocks, place sand, plant and water seeds, and then watch as a gorgeous garden grows. When the sun goes down, a vibrant LED light puts your child’s garden on display. What a great way to teach your little one about the wonders of nature.
The Terrarium Kit comes with everything you need to build your miniature garden: a jar, light-up lid, charging cable, and all garden elements including soil and seeds. A booklet provides step-by-step instructions. Adventure isn’t limited to the size of the adventurer, so spark your child’s love of science and nature with this tiny garden.
4” x 6” terrarium jar
LED lighted lid
Includes vermiculite soil, wheatgrass, chia seeds, and more
Includes step-by-step instruction booklet
- Weight1.43 pounds
What could be better than a regular microscope for kids? Why, the Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope, Featuring Bindi Irwin of course! Your 6-year-old can learn about plants, animals, and the world around them with this real scientific toy. Renowned wildlife warrior Bindi Irwin and a quiz game make learning fun.
The Talking Microscope opens the door to biology, botany and other sciences with 5x magnification and 20 slides preloaded with high-quality images of animals, plants, everyday items, and more. Everything your curious scientist needs.
60 full-color images
Narrated by Bindi Irwin
Two modes – Fact Mode & Quiz Mode
Requires three AAA batteries
Available in four languages
- BrandEducational Insights
- Weight1.5 pounds
Don’t mess with Croxor, he is ready to attack! With snapping jaws, a loud roar and glowing eyes, this crazy croc has your kid’s back. Shake him up to get him going or turn him upside down to put him to sleep. Croxor is fierce! ROAR!
Slap Croxor on your kid’s wrist and you are good to go with hours of fun. This gift for boys is interactive, with more than 25 sounds and reactions. He even features a playback mode that will repeat a message in a snarly croc voice.
Wraps around the wrist
25 sounds and interactions
Repeats phrases back
Moving mouth and light-up eyes
Three Wraptiles available
- BrandLittle Live Pets
- Weight5.3 ounces
Kids love to build forts, and any parent who has struggled with pillows and couch cushions will love Crazy Forts. This creative building toy scales-up construction play with interconnecting pieces that you can use to build an igloo, pirate ship, castle, and more. Just toss a bed sheet over your structure and defend the fort all afternoon!
Crazy Forts comes with everything you need to get building, including 44 sticks and 25 balls. Detailed instructions make construction easy. Buy two kits to build even more crazy forts, a new play space every day.
69 pieces – 44 sticks and 25 balls
Build a fort, cave, igloo, pirate ship, or castle
2 sets expand your building possibilities
- BrandCrazy Forts
- Weight1.98 pounds
Take your blaster game to the next level with the USA Toyz Astroshot Zero G Compatible Nerf Targets. These gravity-defying targets hover in mid-air, making them perfect for developing hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Galactic music puts your 6-year-old in the middle of a space adventure.
The Nerf Targets kit comes with everything you need to hone your skills, including the AstroShot Zero-G Module, 12 blue darts, 10 target orbs, a dart blaster, and a dart holder.
Gravity-defying shooting gallery
Blaster and 12 darts included
4 C batteries required (not included)
- BrandUSA Toyz
- Weight12.8 ounces
Teach your kid to tee up with the iPlay, iLearn Golf Toys Set. Golf is a great sport for parents to do with their kids and this toy will get your little Tiger ready to hit the links. Not only will they learn coordination and control needed to swing a club, but golf also teaches problem-solving, patience, counting, and other life skills. Who knows, start him this young and he could be PGA-bound!
This Golf Toys Set comes with a ball feeding machine and tee stand, golf club with two interchangeable club heads, and 15 practice balls. The club adjusts to three heights to fit your little one and grow with them. Some assembly required.
Foot-activated tee machine makes it easy to practice
1 golf club with 2 interchangeable heads
15 golf balls included
No batteries required
With the KOKODI LCD Writing Tablet, your 6-year-old can have their own device just like Mom and Dad. The doodle board encourages creativity and imagination with interactive LCD technology. The tablet creates colorful lines of varying thickness depending on how hard you press, just like pen on paper. Durable and portable, this tablet will keep your child busy drawing for hours.
The Writing Tablet features a 10-inch color LCD screen and comes with a stylus and replaceable battery. Press ‘Erase’ to clear the screen or click the lock key to save the content to show family and friends. The tablet is lightweight and durable, perfect to take on a plane, to a restaurant or in the car.
10-inch LCD screenwriting tablet
Stylus with lanyard included
Light and durable for on-the-go play
Long-lasting replaceable battery
- Weight12 ounces
Put your kid in the driver seat of both a car and a boat with the Pussan Amphibious Remote Control Car. This amphibious racer can speed on land or surf on water. With a mega strong car body and four-wheel gear, this RC Car can do amazing stunts like 180-degree flipping and 360-degree spinning – tons of fun on land, on sand, in the mud or on the grass.
The remote control car comes with everything you need to get racing, including the car, a pistol-grip remote controller, batteries for the car and controller, charging cable, and instructions. The car is shockproof and features dual motor 4×4, rubber tires, and ultrafast controller reaction speed for maximum extreme fun.
RC car that drives on land or water
Dual motor 4×4 with all-terrain tires
180-degree flips and 360-degree spins
- Weight2.29 pounds
Another great gift for 6-year-oldboys is the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX, a fun and interactive smartwatch designed for children and a must-have gift for your aspiring photographer. It features a camera with awesome aftereffects and enough memory to store loads of videos and pictures. It also is great for school, with a calendar to stay organized and calculator for homework. Your child will love the collection of touchscreen games, both preset and available for download.
In addition to great smartwatch features, the Kidizoom Smartwatch can help your child learn to tell time with more than 50 time display options, alarm, timer, and stopwatch. The rechargeable battery uses an included micro USB cable.
More than 50 clock face designs
Camera for photos and videos
Calendar and calculator for school
Splash and sweat proof
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
Micro USB cable
Recommended for ages 4-9
- Weight15.2 ounces
The Crayola Ultimate Light Board Drawing Tablet makes your child’s art shine with bright LED backlight. Unleash the creative potential of your 6-year-old with a drawing tablet that will keep your little artist busy for hours. The FX gel markers and black background make their art glow and the wipe-away screen lets them draw again and again and again. Remove the background for him to trace his favorite comic book character!
The Drawing Tablet features a supersize board and comes with six mini washable FX gel markers. Built-in storage for the markers in the tablet makes it perfect for travel and keeping kids organized. The gel FX markers are the only markers recommended for use with the tablet.
Supersized LED-lit drawing tablet
6 mini washable FX gel markers
3 different light effects
3 AA batteries required (not included)
- Weight2.2 pounds
Kids love dinosaurs, vehicles, and building stuff. And your 6-year-old will love the Dinosaur Toys Create A Dinosaur World Road Race. Build your own Dinosaur World racetrack and then race dinosaur cars. Turn off the lights and watch their ferocious headlight eyes light up! Watch out for the other dinos!
The Road Race kit comes with everything needed to build a dinosaur world, including 144 track pieces, two dinosaurs, two dinosaur cars, a door, and a bridge with connecting ramps. The track is flexible and easy to assemble.
144 track pieces with bridge and connecting ramps
2 dinosaur cars
2 dinosaur models
2 AA batteries required (not included)
- Weight2.05 pounds
The Beijue 16 Bit Handheld Games console holds 100 games and is durable enough to survive any adventure your 6-year-old takes it on. Featuring sports, adventure, and puzzle games, this is a great way to learn problem-solving and coordination.
The Handheld Games console features a 3-inch HD color screen and 100 classic 16-bit games. The rechargeable battery allows for 4 hours of play on one charge. User manual and charging cable included.
100 classic 16-bit games in 1 console
3-inch HD color screen
Rugged, kid-friendly design
Rechargeable battery with 4 hours playtime
- Weight6.1 ounces
The Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes features a set of three planes that perform some of the world’s most amazing stunts, thanks to a design based on aeronautical engineering. To launch these stunt planes, your kid can jump, run, or STOMP! There are three different planes: the Looper, the Glider and the Wildcat. The Looper flies in a giant loop, the Glider takes long-distance flights, and the Wildcat showcases crazy stunts. Fun for the whole family!
The set comes with the three stunt planes, an adjustable launch stand, and a launch stomp pad. These stunt planes are 100% kid-powered, each STOMP sending a new plane flying.
3 stunt planes – the Looper, the Glider, and the Wildcat
Adjustable launch stand
Designed by aeronautical engineers
- BrandStomp Rocket
- Weight1 pound
Set your 6-year-old up for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) success with IQ BUILDER STEM Learning Toys. This building set is inspired by teachers and is used in classrooms to show geometry, physics and math. From simple shapes to complex models, it’s possible to build any geometrical structure. Great for flexing those mental muscles needed to excel in the digital age!
The STEM Learning Toys set comes with 164 pieces, including 40 connecting balls, 5 wheels and connectors, and 88 straight connectors in four different lengths. Also included are 24 colorful cover plates to decorate your designs. Three instructional eBooks allow you to build more and more complex structures.
164-piece STEM building set
3 eBooks to advance in building
Develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and other skills
- BrandIQ BUILDER
- Weight2.18 pounds
Kids love dinosaurs and this sense of discovery can spark a lifelong interest in science. The Dinosaur Toys Dino Egg Dig Kit encourages exploration by letting your 6-year-old chisel away at dino eggs and discover their favorite model dinosaurs. Find the T-Rex, Stegosaurus, Pterodactyl, and other classic dinos!
The Dig Kit comes with 12 dino eggs, each one with a different dinosaur inside. There are 12 chisel and brush excavation sets, 12 instruction guides, and 12 full-color learning cards, one for each dino. This is everything your young scientist needs to excavate with ease while learning a lot about dinosaurs.
12 Dino Eggs, each with a different dinosaur inside
12 chisel and brush excavation sets
Learning cards with facts about each dino
Classic dinosaur line-up
- BrandBrave Finder
- Weight1.92 pounds
Diggers and cranes capture imaginations from the early days in the sandbox. Your 6-year-old will be over the moon for the iPlay, iLearn Construction Site Vehicles Toy Set. Detailed and comprehensive, this set allows your child to create any construction scenario they want.
The Vehicles Toy Set comes with 76 total pieces, including a crane, bulldozer, steamroller, forklift, snowplow, truck, and trailer. This set guarantees that your little engineer will have fun for hours.
79-piece set includes vehicles and construction site materials
Vehicles include crane, bulldozer, steamroller, forklift, snowplow, and truck and trailer
Storage box converts to interlocking play mat
- BrandiPlay, iLearn
- Weight3.8 pounds
Jumpstart your child’s career as an extreme sport photography lover or social media influencer with the shockproof OMWay Kids Digital Video Camera. With a 2-inch LCD screen, this camera is durable and safe for kids. It can take photos and videos and – best of all – can withstand all the tumbles and drops a 6-year-old can dole out. What a great way for your boy to capture all the memories he’s making!
The Video Camera is rugged, capable, and ready right out of the box. The camera boasts 8.0-megapixel clarity and includes a 32 GB SD card and USB charging cable. It is easy and quick to transfer images and videos. A lanyard keeps this go-anywhere camera safely on your kid at all times.
Rugged, kid-friendly design with lanyard
32 GB SD memory card
- Weight8.8 ounces
Recreate your favorite dinosaur blockbuster movie with the HOMOFY Dinosaur Toys Slot Car Race. The flexible Dinosaur World racetrack is easy to build with a door to the park and a bridge. The park SUVs transport visitors to the prehistoric era, complete with dinosaurs. Don’t get eaten by a T-Rex!
The Road Race kit comes with everything needed to build a dinosaur world, including 142 easy-to-assemble track pieces, two dinosaurs, two SUV style cars, a door, and a bridge with connecting ramps.
Your kid will have so much fun with this kit, just like with some of these amazing hot wheel tracks from our list.
142 track pieces with Dinosaur World door, bridge, and connecting ramps
2 SUV style Dinosaur World park vehicles
2 dinosaur models
2 AA batteries required (not included)
- Weight2 pounds
Sometimes the simple, classic toys are the most fun. The Dreamingbox Pull Back Dinosaur Cars puts a ferocious twist on the classic pull-back car. These cars are dinosaurs! ROAR! Race them or put them on a crash course and see if the T-Rex is king of the dinosaurs and king of the track.
The Dinosaur Cars are durable plastic and feature different dinosaur heads. Pull them back, let go, and watch as they zoom forward. This gift is a fun and budget-friendly option.
6 pull back dinosaur cars
Dino twist on a classic toy
No batteries required
- Weight9.6 ounces
If your 6-year-old loves Legos but gets bored building the same old sets, then the Toy Pal 7 in 1 Engineering Building Set is the perfect gift. Build beyond the brick with a set that encourages creativity, problem-solving and fine motor skills. Construct seven different colorful models using wrenches to connect everything with nuts and bolts – just like a real mechanic!
The Engineering Building Set comes with 163 pieces to build seven different models. Included are instructions and two wrenches so you can teach your boy valuable tool skills and give him a real engineering experience.
163 pieces to build 7 colorful models
Real tools used to build sturdy models
Instructions and tools included
- BrandToy Pal
- Weight1.96 pounds
The Selieve Toys Remote Control Car is the perfect first RC car for your 6-year-old. From the basics of steering and throttle control to awesome action stunts, this car is easy to drive and fun. Big rubber tires give all-terrain capabilities, and anti-jamming tech means two cars can race to see who is fastest or who can pull off the best stunt.
The Car features a 2.4 GHz video game-style controller for responsive steering and throttle control. Durable rubber anti-slip tires offer stability and traction for rough terrain. The RC car comes with a rechargeable battery and charging cable.
Go-anywhere stunt car with rubber wheels
2.4 GHz controller with responsive steering and throttle
Rechargeable battery for RC car and charging cable (included)
- Weight1.3 pounds
Introduce your 6-year-old to the wonderful world of robotics with the SOKY Talking Robot. This little robot is easy to use, just tap the head and his eyes will light up because he’s ready to play. The perfect companion for your little adventurer!
The 4.5-inch tall Talking Robot for kids is posable and features light-up eyes and voice repetition. The metal and plastic construction means it’s durable enough for your wild child. Batteries come included so you start it up right out of the box.
Talking robot with LED light-up eyes and voice repetition
Posable joints for any adventure
3 LR44 1.5V batteries (included)
Your child will love experimenting with the science of sound with the Toysmith Tech Gear Multi Voice Changer. Ten different voice modifiers are perfect for imaginative play, and an electronic voice synthesizer allows you to create hundreds of different sound combinations. Fun for your kid or use it to cheer them on at their next sporting event!
The Voice Changer features a bullhorn-style design and side levers to adjust frequency and amplitude, which allows for hundreds of sounds. Colorful flashing LED lights add a fun touch. The battery comes included so the fun can start right away.
Voice amplifier and synthesizer
Adjustable frequency and amplitude
Colorful flashing lights
1 9V battery (included)
- Weight8.9 ounces
6-Year-Old Boys Toy Buying Guide & FAQs
Research shows that learning through play is an important part of a child’s development. Ensuring your child has enough play time and the right toys can provide great benefits that will serve them well throughout their life. Educational toys teach different, invaluable life skills such as problem solving, conflict resolution, spatial awareness, hand-eye coordination, and motor skills. Playing with these toys can develop imagination, creativity, and social skills such as sharing and cooperation. We recommend toys that are both fun and educational when shopping for a 6-year-old boy.
Features To Look For In Best Toys for 6-Year-Old Boys
In choosing gifts for a 6-year-old, there are many factors to consider.
Safety - Above all else, make sure that they toy you have selected is non-toxic and age appropriate. Remember that, although a 6-year-old may seem mature enough for more advanced toys, the age guidance provided by the manufacturer is the result of rigorous testing and industry-approved safety standards.
Taste - Many children have specific toys they really love or may not be interested in other kinds of toys. The best way to figure out the child’s areas of interest or toy preference is to consult with their parents or to ask directly.
Durability - A toy is durable if made with stronger materials such as wood, steel or specialty plastic. Flimsy plastic may not always last that long, breaking down in the sun or with rough play. Durable toys can withstand the rigors of a playful 6-year-old.
Most playsets and educational toys come with instructions that help children practice before their imagination gets the best of them. Toys offer hours of endless fun to both adults and children during and after their use, providing tactile and hands-on fun for all genders and ages.
6-Year-Old Boys Toy FAQ
Q: What type of toys do 6-year-old boys like?
A: Fun toys. Kids love to play and have fun. Each child will have their own idea of fun, but there are some classic games that have proven to be fun for generations of children. Once you have a budget set and an idea of the taste of the child, you can use our list to find a toy he likes. At six years old, boys are looking for fun new experiences, so you can’t go wrong!
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