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24 Best Toys for Independent 6 Year Old Girls and Boys

No matter their interests, you’re sure to find the perfect toys for 6 year olds, right here. From awesome Star Wars LEGO kits to adorable finger-sized interactive unicorns, this list really does have it all, so take a seat, get comfortable and have a read.

best toys for 6 year olds

Crayola Inspiration Art Case

Crayola Inspiration Art Case

Children will have rainbows of fun with this Crayola Inspiration Art Case – it’s packed full of crayons, colored pencils, washable markers and lots of paper to draw and create anything their imaginations may desire. Afterwards, everything packs neatly away into the sturdy, beautiful case afterwards for storage and easy transportation.

$59.95


Creativity for Kids Grow 'n Glow Terrarium

Creativity for Kids Grow 'n Glow Terrarium

With this kit, kids can create their own magical terrarium ecosystem. From as little as 3-4 days, they can start to see it all spring into life as the wheat-grass begins to grow – they can even decorate their terrarium with the adorable garden figurines and awesome glow in the dark stickers.

$9.99


LEGO Juniors Mia's Farm Suitcase

LEGO Juniors Mia's Farm Suitcase

What could be more fun than building your own LEGO farm? With this set, you become the new owner of a wooly little lamb, and a hungry horse who’s desperate to have a munch on those yummy apples and carrots, but don’t forget to give him a drink of water and a good clean afterwards.

$51.95


Sphero SPRK+ STEAM Educational Robot

Sphero SPRK+ STEAM Educational Robot

Get your 6 year old excited about learning with this SPRK+ educational robot. Youngsters will learn code, as well as develop their understanding of robotics and technology under the STEM principles. Through the Sphero Edu app, kids can begin by firing off commands for the robot, before progressing to writing their own JavaScript.

$192.07


Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart Grocery Store

Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart Grocery Store

If your little one always wants to come along when you go shopping for groceries, bring the excitement of the grocery store to their playroom at home with this freestanding play space. With realistic features, such as a working scanner and conveyor belt, kids can browse and shop at Fresh Mart with their friends.

$174.29


WowWee COJI The Coding Robot Toy

WowWee COJI The Coding Robot Toy

Coji helps pre-readers learn how to code using emojis – kids can communicate with the robot by sending him commands using arrows and images, and watch him respond with different movements and sounds. Whether they use the app or interact directly with Coji, this toy will help support their STEM learning in the classroom.

Prices Vary


LEGO City Space Port Spaceport Building Kit

LEGO City Space Port Spaceport Building Kit

3, 2, 1… lift-off. Kids can launch the shuttle from the LEGO City Spaceport, removing the detachable fuel tank and rocket boosters to send the satellite in to orbit. As well as a mobile launchpad with a countdown display, this LEGO set also includes 5 minifigures, including a scientist and astronauts.

$273.61


OzBSP Make Your Own Slime DIY Slime Kit

OzBSP Make Your Own Slime DIY Slime Kit

Whether they go for neon or glitter, kids will have hours of fun making slime with this kit. Inside the box, there’s everything they need to make 6 batches, as well as slime beads and glow in the dark powder, so they can get creative with how they customize their putty.

Prices Vary

Bracelet Making Kit

Bracelet Making Kit

If your little one already has an eye for fashion, they’ll love this bracelet kit – using the rubber bands, they can create beautiful bracelets, as well as necklaces and rings, in a rainbow of colors. Check out the tutorials for beginners to get them crafting in less than 5 minutes.

Prices Vary


Melissa & Doug On the Go Secret Decoder Activity Set

Melissa & Doug On the Go Secret Decoder Activity Set

Who knows what mysteries kids will unearth with this Secret Decoder Deluxe Activity Set? With 3 activity books, each one including specialist equipment such as a decoder ring and spyglass, your little sleuths can have a go at cracking codes and solving puzzles to complete their mission. This is the perfect toy for your secret agent 5 year old.

$13.99


Magna-Qubix Set

Magna-Qubix Set

For kids whose imagination often takes you by surprise, they can create anything that‘s in their head with Magna-Qubix, the 3D magnetic building set. From rockets to monsters, youngsters can use the 29 blocks to bring their ideas to life, whilst also learning about geometry.

$16.49


Discover with Dr. Cool Geode Explorer Science Kit

Discover with Dr. Cool Geode Explorer Science Kit

Science might not be their favorite class, but with Dr. Cool, kids will see how fun it can be. This kit includes 7 geodes that they can break open, revealing crystals like quartz and amethyst. There’s also a full-color guide so aspiring geologists can learn about the rocks and minerals in front of them.

Prices Vary


Lifetime Ace Flyer Teeter-Totter

Lifetime Ace Flyer Teeter-Totter

It’s up, up and away with the Ace Flyer Teeter-Totter. Seating up to 7 kids, this play gym with an interactive dash, spinning wheel, and propeller will take little ones on an adventure. But watch out for turbulence – the see-saw rocks from side-to-side as well as up and down.

$299.98

KidiRace RC Remote Control Police Car

KidiRace RC Remote Control Police Car

Just like a real police car, this toy from KidiRace has emergency lights, sirens and sounds. Kids can take the wheel during a high-speed chase through the house – the RC vehicle has a handheld control for a fast response, while the durable rubber wheels can handle the pace as the chase reaches its climax.

$39.99


Star Wars Movie Roaring Chewbacca Wookiee Sounds Mask

Star Wars Movie Roaring Chewbacca Wookiee Sounds Mask

If your kids often go to a galaxy far, far away during their pretend play, they can get in to character with this Chewbacca mask. The detailed mask is designed to look just like Chewie as he appears in the movies, and they’ll even be able to roar like their favorite Wookie.

$29.99


Funko Pop! Marvel: Avengers Infinity War Hulk Figure

Funko Pop! Marvel: Avengers Infinity War Hulk Figure

Avengers fans can collect these Funko POP! figures, each of which comes in a window display box. Kids can act out scenes from Avengers Infinity War with this 6” figure of The Hulk, as he comes together with the other Marvel heroes to defeat Thanos and his lieutenants.

$46.95


Elite Force Humvee Vehicle Toy

Elite Force Humvee Vehicle Toy

Enemies don’t stand a chance when faced with this Humvee vehicle – with realistic features, such as a rotating gun turret and a machine gun, kids can flush out toys who may be a threat. The set also comes with a BGM-71 tow missile and a tripod mount.

$24.99


Osmo Coding Awbie Game

Osmo Coding Awbie Game

In an increasingly digital world, being able to code is an important skill for kids to develop at a young age. With this game from Osmo Coding, children can build on their knowledge, as they snap together different colored blocks to create sequences of commands to guide lovable Awbie on an adventure on screen.

Prices Vary


Creativity For Kids Hide and Seek Rock Painting Kit

Creativity For Kids Hide and Seek Rock Painting Kit

Spread some delightful, colorful joy around town by painting these rocks however you like, the set even comes with 30 transfers to make them look even cooler and unique. Once you’ve painted and decorated the rocks, you go out and hide them for others to find and then hide themselves.

$9.97


Fingerlings Baby Unicorn

Fingerlings Baby Unicorn

Gemma the baby Fingerling unicorn is just the cutest. This is the perfect toy for 6 year olds as they can interact and play with their new friend. Gemma is just the right size for holding onto fingers, while they blow kisses, hold it upside down and watch her head turn as she makes excited noises.

Prices Vary


Melissa & Doug Solar System Floor Puzzle

Melissa & Doug Solar System Floor Puzzle

Watch their faces light up as they build and explore this huge 48 piece Melissa & Doug floor puzzle. The puzzle has a stunning image of our amazing solar system on it, which also names all of the planets and even the moon. This will make a great gift for any budding astronaut or space fan.

$9.99


Insect Lore Live Butterfly Growing Kit

Insect Lore Live Butterfly Growing Kit

You’ve probably read the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ – well now your children can watch their own caterpillars transform into beautiful butterflies with the Deluxe Butterfly Garden. The set comes with a cup of live caterpillars that they can watch eat, turn into chrysalises, and become butterflies that they can release into the wild.

Prices Vary


Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

With 11 crazy activities, your little scientists are sure to have a mind blowing time with this kit. From making fruits change color, to creating funny jiggly crystals, as well as making mini volcanoes erupt with amazing color changing lava, they’ll have an explosion of fun like never before.

$13.91


Travel Scavenger Hunt Card Game

Travel Scavenger Hunt Card Game

You no longer have to worry about keeping the kids entertained and occupied on those long car trips with this Travel Scavenger Hunt Game. The card game is all about finding the objects on the cards out and about while driving along, so keep those eyes open as you find a red car, and more!

$5.99


Charades for Kids

Charades for Kids

Bring the family together for guaranteed fun with Charades for Kids. This is just like the classic game we all know and love, but the cards are simplified so children don’t struggle reading them. Instead, they can spend more time playing – the player to have had 3 cards guessed, is the winner.

$16.98


Light-up Terrarium Kit

Light-up Terrarium Kit

Brighten up their day with this seriously cool light-up DIY Terrarium kit. With the included soil, blue sand, rocks, wheatgrass seeds and more they can create their own amazing terrarium that they can also decorate and personalize with pretty stickers and cute figurines – it even lights up and glows at night.

$24.99


Franklin MLB Pitching Machine

Franklin MLB Pitching Machine

With 6 included plastic balls, boys and girls will be practising their batting skills for hours with the Franklin Pitching Machine. The machine also has 3 different angles that they can adjust it to, making batting more challenging yet realistic – sure to make their skills both unbeatable and inspiring.

$29.97


Cool Maker JOJO SIWA Bow Maker

Cool Maker JOJO SIWA Bow Maker

Girls can now make a beautiful bow to match every outfit with the JOJO Bow Maker. By using this simple machine, they can choose any of the fabrics and clasps to mix and match and create new combinations to make the prettiest bows ever, that they’ll be proud to wear and show off to friends.

Prices Vary


Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set

Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set

Shoot and score with Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set. The hoop comes with 3 balls that they can have hours of play with, all while practising and perfecting their aim, so they’ll be getting every shot through the hoop in no time, just like their favorite player.

$34.99


JustForKids Kids Garden Tools Set

JustForKids Kids Garden Tools Set

Made with sturdy wood and real metal, this 4 piece garden tool set will make a great toy for 6 year olds as they role play and pretend to be just like mommy and daddy, all while making the garden super pretty and clean, ready to have tonnes of fun and play in.

$18.99


LEGO Juniors the Great Home Escape Building Kit

LEGO Juniors the Great Home Escape Building Kit

Help Violet, Dash and the adorable baby Jack-Jack save the day with this LEGO Junior Great Home Escape Building Kit. Violet can use her force shield to protect them, while baby Jack-Jack catapults around in his amazing fireball, and Dash dashes around on his super fast skateboard.

$74.99


Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set

Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set

This Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set will bring any child huge towers of amusement. The set comes with 100 brightly colored wooden building blocks, perfect for building proud castles that scary dragons live inside of, and the tallest of towers that they need to save princesses from.

$13.59


Crayola Trolls Light-up Tracing Pad

Crayola Trolls Light-up Tracing Pad

With this Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad kids can practise their drawing skills, and learn how to draw confidently. The pad comes with Trolls characters and scenes that the LED screen lights up and clamps in, making it nice and easy to trace and color in however they like, without the paper moving about.

$25.48


LEGO Star Wars Jedi and Clone Troopers Battle Pack

LEGO Star Wars Jedi and Clone Troopers Battle Pack

Star Wars fanatics will go crazy for this LEGO Star Wars Battle Pack. Inside they will find Jedi and Clone Troopers with stud shooters and awesome rotating guns, as well as 2 lightsabers. They’ll have hours of fun building all the pieces together and battling for the ultimate win.

$44.09


LEGO Disney Frozen Anna & Elsa's Frozen Playground

LEGO Disney Frozen Anna & Elsa's Frozen Playground

If Star Wars isn’t their thing, they’re sure to love this Frozen Playground. With the pieces included, they can build the Ice Castle which has a super fun slide from the top level to the bottom, a beautiful rotating fountain, and even a snowball catapult! – of course, they’ll also have Anna and Elsa to play with, too.

$103.00


Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes

Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes

Woah, how cool are these rainbow colored Mini Notes? Whether you need to leave a note to a friend or family member, you can now do it in style – draw and write whatever you like and it’ll create a multicolored design. You could even make unique personalized party invites.

$9.79


Hasbro Jenga Game

Hasbro Jenga Game

Keep those hands steady as you build up the Jenga tower, and take it in turns between your friends, each gently pulling out a specially selected block, while trying not to knock it over – eek! This nerve wracking game is so much fun, and of course the best part is watching it all tumble down.

$19.99


Classic Operation Game

Classic Operation Game

The aim of this crazy game is to keep super steady as you use the tweezers to pull out poor Cavity Sam’s ailments and make him better, but you need to keep your cool and take it slow because if you BUZZ, you don’t get your money and that means you don’t win.

$11.89


Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Magical Oven

Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Magical Oven

Boys and girls will love cooking up a storm with the Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Magical Oven. With 6 cans of Play-Doh they can cook up whatever they fancy – from beautiful, delicious cakes to yummy cookies. It comes with all of the accessories they will need like, rolling pins, cookie cutters and baking trays.

Prices Vary

13 Diy Toys for 6 Year Olds

Diy Printable Menus for Playing Restaurant

Diy Printable Menus for Playing Restaurant

Gently encourage independent creative play with these printable DIY restaurant menus and tickets. You can add play food and money, making it even more fun, and they get to practise their counting skills, too – this will make an excellent DIY toy for 6 year olds who just love playing restaurant.

Printable Pretend Play Set Dress Shop

Printable Pretend Play Set Dress Shop

Kids can become the ultimate fashion stylist with this Dress Shop pretend play set. Simply print out the sheets and they’re ready for them to color in and design the dresses just how they like. There’s even decorations and pretty accessories they can choose, too – how cute.

Printable Pretend Play Set Airport

Printable Pretend Play Set Airport

Over on ‘Learn Create Love’ you can find this airport pretend play set. You can gear them up for upcoming vacations abroad, or just enjoy some imaginary play. The blog has printable flight tickets, pilot name badges, bag declarations, and even menus to dish out during the flight – yummy!

Diy Homemade Bug Soap

Diy Homemade Bug Soap

It can be difficult to get boys in to the bath, but these gruesome soaps will help to encourage them to lather up. Have a look at this article to see how you can make the bug-themed soaps at home – they also make fun stocking fillers for little ones.

Diy Moon Sand

Diy Moon Sand

This intergalactic moon sand is perfect for sensory play; bring the beach to your backyard, and your kids can even build sandcastles with this vibrant sand. You don’t need to worry about the mess, either, as the texture of this sand is more like cloud dough due to the addition of cornflower to the recipe.

Diy Homemade Soap Putty

Diy Homemade Soap Putty

Kids are obsessed with anything they can stretch, squeeze and mold. Give this DIY soap putty a try – introduce it in to their sensory play and watch little ones pull at it, making bubbles. Add a few drops of food coloring to the recipe to make it eye-catching to play with.

Diy Make Your Own Grass Heads

Diy Make Your Own Grass Heads

If your little ones enjoy being out in the yard, encourage their green fingers with this DIY grass head. It’s simple to make and kids can be responsible for looking after it – they’ll get a kick out of watching it grow, as well as cutting the ‘hair’.

Diy Marshmallow Shooter

Diy Marshmallow Shooter

Pretend play often involves shooting at each other (especially if you have boys) – instead of using toy guns, have a look at this post to see how to make marshmallow shooters, combining kids’ obsession with both weapons and candy. Plus they can eat the ammunition.

Diy Cardboard Minecraft Weapons

Diy Cardboard Minecraft Weapons

If your little one can’t get enough of Minecraft, have a look at this post to see how you can make swords, pickaxes, torches and more out of cardboard. Great for a themed birthday party, this DIY project is not only fun, but kids won’t be able to injure each other in combat, either.

Diy I-Spy Bottle

Diy I-Spy Bottle

For a long car journey with the kids, have a go at these DIY ‘I spy’ bottles to keep them entertained on the road. They’re easy to make with whatever you have at home – just make sure you have a large bag of rice in the cupboard before you get started.

Diy 30 Minute Kids Bean Bag Chair

Diy 30 Minute Kids Bean Bag Chair

Give kids a comfortable place to sit and relax whilst reading or watching movies in their bedroom with this DIY bean bag chair. And while it might sound like a big project to take on, read this post to learn how you can make it in 30 minutes.

Diy Crayon Monster Bag

Diy Crayon Monster Bag

When you’re out and about, it seems like most of what you’re carrying around in your handbag belongs to the kids; try making this DIY tote bag to encourage kids to be responsible for their own belongings. Follow the instructions or customize the design to personalize it for your little monster.

Diy Star Wars Finger Puppets

Diy Star Wars Finger Puppets

If your kids’ pretend play often ends up with them recreating the showdown between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, they won’t be able to get enough of these Star Wars finger puppets for a battle on a smaller scale. Have a look at this tutorial to see how to make 12 of their favorite characters.

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