This list includes a variety of summertime fun gifts that make great toys for 6 year olds. These toys will help them build upon their fine and gross motor skills, social skills, eye-hand coordination, balance, dexterity and so much more. They will spend hours of adventurous fun with any toy from this list.
Step2 Extreme Roller Coaster Ride-On Playset
The Extreme Roller Coaster set will provide your child with an abundance of physical activity, and a lot of fun. Kids will need to push the coaster car back up the track to ride it down again gaining more muscle strength, balance, and coordination each time.
Kids Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts can be a lot of fun for kids of all ages, including adults, and this scavenger hunt game for kids can be played indoor and outdoor. Great for providing physical activity, critical thinking, socialization, team building, and healthy competition to players of the game.
ALEX Toys Active Play Paddle Tether Ball
Why play tether ball with your hand when you can play it with a paddle with this 1-2 player game? Players can play according to the game instructions, continuous or timed, or they can create their own game and rules. Recommended for ages 3 and up and includes rackets and foam ball.
Wham-O Mini Frisbee Golf Disc Set
If you’re looking for fun things for your kids to do this summer this Mini Frisbee golf game will take them outdoors and provide physical activity. It comes with a Frisbee golf target, and 6 mini Frisbee discs – your child will need to provide the players, laughter, and fun to keep this game going.
Play Tent Fort by Kids Adventure
Making forts out of blankets in the living room is something many kids love doing, having a fort already made can be just as fun and exciting. Kids can play independently or invite a friend to join them for hours of fun pretend play indoors or outdoors.
Djubi Dart Ball
The Djubi Dart Ball game is one in this list that would make great toys for 6 year olds, and this game is a softer version of darts for kids. In this game, kids use the launcher to get the balls into different point areas trying to reach 500 points before their opponents.
Think Gizmos Pogo Stick For Kids
Pogo Sticks make great toys for 6 year olds, and this Aero Advantage is designed with a rubber tip to help kids bounce longer. Kids will improve their balance and coordination, while engaging in physical activity with every bounce. The anti-slip foot pads and safety foam handles are great features for kids using this.
Big Time Toys Sumo Bumper Bopper
Bumper cars are not easily accessible to everyone, but these inflatable Sumo Bumper Boppers are. That’s right, now parents can gift this toy to their children for fun filled hours of bop, sock, and bump play. Included is one inflatable body bumper with a repair patch, for ages 4 and up.
Fashionsport Outfitters Trampoline with Safety Enclosure
Trampolines provide children with hours of outdoor physical activity and fun playing independently or with others. This trampoline comes with a safety enclosure, is 5 feet in diameter, has 3 legs for stability and can be moved indoors when it’s raining or snowing, with a weight limit of 220 lbs.
Sorbus Spinner Swing
A swing is something that seems to go hand in hand with childhood fun and memories, and this round mat swing can be used indoor or outdoor. It holds 2-3 people, and up to 220 lbs. and can be used as a swing, for lounging in like a hammock, or just relaxing with a favorite book.
Laser Tag Guns
Two laser guns are more fun than one and when they come with 4 different gun effects they are lazer-iffic! Your child can play with friends or family with this set indoor or outdoor for hours of adventurous pretend play, and the best part is they will be physically active.
The Original Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes
No need for making paper airplanes that travel short distances when you have these 3 stunt planes. Using the adjustable launch stand kids will stomp on the launcher to watch the Glider go over 100 feet, the Looper make its giant loops, and the Wildcat as it soars, flips, and turns.
Bubble Thing Big Bubbles Wand and Mix
Bubbles are like magic; they are part of most children’s happy memories, and something every child should have in their life. The Big Bubbles Wand is the ultimate in B-I-G bubbles, and the perfect toy for playtime with friends, making it a great activity at birthday parties and other events.
Kidoozie Foam Pogo Jumper
The foam Pogo Jumper is a different version of the Pogo Stick that accommodates younger children as well as adults up to 250 lbs. The base of this jumper squeaks with every jump, all while your child is building upon their gross motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and balance.
Blast Zone Magic Castle Inflatable Bouncer
Get your child their own inflatable bouncy castle complete with blower; it makes the perfect gift, and they can use it during birthday parties and other events, or every day. Your child will get a lot of physical activity while working on their gross motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and balance.
Step2 Kickback Soccer Goal And Pitch Back
This multi-use sports net and gear can be used to practice or play soccer, hockey, baseball, and more. It makes the perfect gift for kids wanting to learn or enhance these sports while keeping them physically active, outdoors, and either playing independently or with other. Great for gross motor skills and social skill building.
Backyard Exploration Critter Case
The Backyard Exploration Critter Case will make a great summer gift for the bug enthusiast in your life. Searching for bugs means spending time outdoors, exploring through the grass, dirt, and trees, and learning through play. The case has an easy open hatch to put critters and critter food in, and take them out again easily.
Nerf Sports Vortex Aero Howler Toy
The Nerf Vortex Aero Howler stands by its name; hold onto the hand grip, throw the ball, and it will let out a howling sound as it flies. This toy is great for children building their motor skills and encouraging pretend play, and makes a great gift.
Toysmith Big Kids Garden Tool Set
Calling all parents putting a garden together this summer, grab your kids this Garden Tool Set and let them have some fun with you. Teach your children how to use these tools to clean up the yard and help with this year’s gardening; they will feel accomplished and happy for the time spent together.
Banzai Triple Racer Water Slide
Summertime heat needs summertime cool down water fun, and this water slide is one way to get all of this. The slide is 16” long with 3 lanes and 2 water spraying rails, so those needing a cooldown will be sprayed all the way to the finish line.
Moody Goat Outdoor Explorer Gear Play Set
Because toys for 6 year olds should be fun, educational, and provide skill building, this outdoor adventure kit will make the perfect gift for any child wanting to explore the outdoors. Even if they are just exploring the backyard they will have a great time using the binoculars, magnifying glass, compass, and more.
ALEX Toys Artist Studio Sidewalk Mandala
The Sidewalk Mandala Stencil Studio is a great gift for any outdoor sidewalk chalk artist. This set comes with a large mandala with 4 cupcake and candy designs, 6 jumbo chalks with a drawing tip, and instructions. Artists can also create their own designs with or without the mandala stencil.
Toyrifik Water Gun Backpack Water Blaster
Parents might remember the days of having to refill their water guns many times during water games with friends and family. Kids today won’t have to refill this water shooter as often giving them more play time, more chances to spray others in the game, and more fun.
Multicolor Plastic Ring Toss Novelty Game
There’s nothing like a ring toss, and a colorful one at that to get your kids and family out in the backyard this summer for hours of fun. Recommended for ages 3 and up this addictive game will help your child improve their dexterity, eye hand coordination, balance, and motor skills, while having fun.
Nerf Sports Dude Perfect PerfectSmash Football
Outdoor ball games can be enjoyable and filled with laughter; this Nerf Perfect Smash Football game is a fun twist on football. Opponents try to hit the included target with the football, knocking out the center of the target, and the target can stand, hang, or can be tossed for play.
Crayola Outdoor Glitter Sidewalk Chalk
Chalk drawing on sidewalks has been a favorite activity of children for decades; friends would gather to play games and draw the things they loved on sidewalks lining the neighborhood. With glitter chalk, your child’s sidewalk art will sparkle – simply wash it away with water and your child can create new designs.
Nerf Walkie Talkie Fun at the Touch of a Button
An all time favorite toy for pretend play are Walkie Talkies, and these have a range of 1000 feet and a Morse code button. These multi-use gadgets can be used for just having a conversation with a best friend, family member, or going on an adventure through the jungles of a backyard.
Toysmith Get Outside GO! Super Sport Glove Set
Playing catch with a ball and glove has been a long-time tradition for many families with young children. This easy catch ball and glove has Velcro strips to help your little one’s small hands catch and hold the colorful, child sized ball that’s thrown to them.
Melissa & Doug Wooden Snacks and Sweets Food Cart
Many kids love to pretend play with toy foods and this reversible ice cream/hot dog cart is great for giving them options. The cart has pull out drawers, a working bell, sliding see through doors, a reversible awning, and there are 40 pieces of food and condiments.
Nerf Sports Weather Blitz Football Toy
Nerf balls come in all shapes and sizes for throwing, catching, shooting, and batting at. This Nerf Blitz football is made durable for play in all weather – snow, rain, or mud, or even a clear day. Your child can gather their friends for a game or two of football, or just throw it around.
Dynacraft Magna Major Damage Boys Bike
If you’re looking for a beginning bike for your child, this BMX bike with removable training wheels is a great choice. Once your child learns how to ride this bike they can spend the rest of their summer riding, adventuring, and having a lot of fun with family and friends.
SwimWays Fairy Tails
This Pixie Fairy becomes a magical mermaid when the tail is slid over the Pixie’s legs, and the tail changes colors when in the sun or cool water. The Fairy comes with a shell comb for brushing her hair during pretend play, and makes an enchanting toy for 6 year olds.
Emoji Blaster Water Gun Squirt Pistol With Umbrella Shield
This 2 pack Emoji Blaster Water Gun is a genius idea; while your child protects themselves with the umbrella, they can squirt their opponent and hope to stay dry. It’s a great toy for parties, get togethers, and anytime that needs to be fun time – get several packs for more players.
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Trixie Ladybug Flying Disc
If your kids love ladybugs and you love the idea of getting your kid outside this summer for lots of fun, then this Ladybug Flying Disc might just be what you’re looking for. Recommended for ages 3 and up, this fabric disc will help your child with dexterity and fine and gross motor skills.
Intex Ocean Inflatable Play Center
Two pools are better than one and this inflatable play center has a wading pool as well as a small pool. Kids can use the water slide to go from one pool to another and play with the included inflatables, along with their family or friends to keep the summer heat away.
Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator
This Nerf Strike Elite Retaliator dart gun is four blasters in one – it comes with a 12-dart clip, and fires up to 90 feet. The adventures and missions are limitless with the interchangeable components, and your child’s imagination will have them enjoying pretend play for hours at a time.
Little Tikes Wet & Dry First Slide with Slip Mat
The slide is a playground favorite; kids love walking up the stairs and sliding down the slide as many times as they can. This slide for toddlers can be used as a regular slide, or with the included slip mat attached it becomes a water slide just in time for summer fun.
Dynacraft Magna Starburst Girls Bike
If you’re looking for a great gift for a girl this Starburst Magna with training wheels could be just the perfect gift for you. Many kids love riding bikes, and summer weather has people of all ages riding bikes through neighborhoods – it’s a great season to teach kids how to ride a bike.
EocuSun Kids Ball Pit Tent
Little ones will love this 3-in-one pop up tent, ball pit, and tunnel that can be set up indoors or outdoors. The colorful, durable, and non-toxic fabric make a great combination for your child’s safety and enjoyment. It’s great for keeping kids occupied at events or home, and balls are not included.
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3 Diy Outdoor Games and Activities To Get Them Outside
Diy Splash Pad
There’s a DIY Ultimate Splash Pad tutorial at The Joys of Boys, and it might be just what you’re looking to create for a summer of fun. As the warmer weather rolls in, people seek out ways to get out of the heat, and splash pads allow people to stay outside while cooling down.
Diy Snake Bubble Blower
If you are looking for some DIY summer fun for your child, head on over to Eclectic Momsense for the Bubble Snake Bubble Blower tutorial. After reviewing this DIY, just gather together all the items you need to recreate for your own children to ‘blow away’ their boredom this summer.
Diy Water Blasters
More summer fun is to be had with the DIY Water Blasters Kiddie Sprinkler tutorial at Mom Endeavors. If you’re living with increasingly hot temperatures in your area, then it’s time to decide to buy or DIY. Parents, let your kids help put this together before they play to give them a sense of accomplishment.
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