It’s tough being a parent, especially when it comes to birthdays and finding fun, yet stimulating, and still educational toys for 6 year old boys- by that age they have favorite shows and hobbies so you have to fit around them too. Don’t worry though, this list is here to help you out.
Inspire your 6 year old with this coding robot that is pocket sized and arrives assembled and ready to go with two ways to code. Kids simply draw commands and Bit will respond, before they progress to a programming editor online to make full use of its optical sensors and LED light.
For a child showing musical inclinations, this music studio, complete with keyboard, detachable music player, microphone and light up keyboard, will help their initial development. With five musical styles and 10 musical instruments, there’s plenty for boys to explore using the headphones and record and playback features.
Science fascinates children and you can wow them in their front room with this beginners kit that lets them conduct real experiments. With 20 pieces including 2 cotton swabs, 3 test tubes with stand, 2 measuring scoops and much more, they’ll feel like the scientist they want to grow up and be.
Slime has a tangible gross factor for kids but is usually bought in small tubs and seen as something complicated. Dispel that myth with this slime factory that lets 6 year olds put together their own slime, mixed with glitter, confetti and other materials to produce a unique brand of the disgusting liquid.
Before they have a dog of their own, let your boy or girl look after these toy rescue dogs who need grooming and attention. Your kids will pick out fleas, clean their paws, wipe their tears and brush the fur of these adoptable dogs who are a soft and cuddly plush, robust enough for repeated play.
Whether you are on the move or just at home, these scratch pictures are easy to use and simple to take with you. Each spiral bound note pad has 20 big, thick pages that won’t rip easily and which let kids draw without mess. Also includes a novelty sample pack of stickers.
Play pretend just got even better with this life like kitchen area that’s simple to set up and will provide hours of cooking fun. With an oven, stove, microwave, sink, refrigerator complete with working ice dispenser, freezer and lots of storage space, it’ll be just like home.
Kids look forward to losing that first tooth and awaiting the fairy who comes to collect it. Enhance that experience with this clever superhero kit that comes complete with a mask and cape, a notepad to write about the experience, and a photo pouch for a picture of your kid with his missing tooth.
Bubbles hold a distinct fascination for young children, but with this kit you’ll be producing jaw dropping bubbles of a size they haven’t seen. The giant wand with its 2 handle design has been used to set every bubble world record in the last 2 years and now is ready for you to try.
This unusual toy is a thrilling board to play on as kids rock, roll, sit in and stand on it, making its suction cups pop like crazy. Extremely strong and capable of holding up to 110lbs, the toy inspires creativity, stimulates senses, and engages the imagination with its stand out suction cups.
Introduce coding to your kids with this cute mouse that is easily programmable and lights up while moving at 2 different speeds. Pictorial direction coding cards are used to plan a path before the mouse is programmed with the easy push buttons to follow your child’s commands.
Get your kids active with this fun pair of stilts that have an ergonomic design that makes the walk more comfortable . The stilts are easily and quickly adjusted to suit anyone from ages 6 to adult, and are made from rugged steel with large rubber non-marking bottoms for maximum stability.
This unusual scooter is actually powered by pedal power rather than being kicked along, and can reach speeds of 10 mph. The pedal option will give kids a good workout whilst engaging in play, while the scooter has a hand brake for safety and folds up for ease of transport.
There’s 111 real wooden pieces in this tin that celebrates 100 years of this toy which has become renowned in its field. Exquisitely crafted, there are various houses available, all described in detail by the manual, including a tall tower, 2 small houses and a large cabin.
This toy music studio will inspire any child that shows an inclination to the beat as it allows them to record and playback their own voice and music. Let them explore a variety of sounds including the drums, scratch disc and a whammy bar as they engage with the 40-plus songs and sound effects.
Help them learn to count, multiply, subtract and divide with these colorful wooden rods and cards. You’ll be ensuring they not only learn but they have fun at the same time, too. By helping them not only read the cards but count the rods, they’ll realize that numbers are physical amounts.
The perfect toys for 6 year old boys, this set comes with 2 laser guns and receiver vests, for a pair to play with. The vests light up and change color, allowing both to count how many times they’ve been hit, so they can keep track and set their own goal for the winner.
Here we have a new generation of HEXBUG Nano. These funny creatures are supercharged ready to race around super fast, like never before – boys especially will enjoy these, because who wouldn’t love chasing and watching these awesome things?! This pack even comes with a seriously cool bonus glow-in-the-dark Nano.
With the VTech Lil’ Speller Phonics Station, your little ones are sure to enjoy learning not only the alphabet but letter sounds, and letter recognition, too. All of the letters and duplicates are stored in the compartment, so they’re easy to keep track of ready for playing, learning, and spelling 3 letter words with.
With 6 ways to play, this game of Bingo won’t ever become boring. This version makes reading fun as they have to put counters on the words being called out, to fill up a row or square, depending on how they wish to play, and adapting the game to a variety of skill levels.
Your little engineers will truly be in their element with these awesome Creative Kids Brain Flakes. The tub comes full with 600 brain flakes, ready for them to make and create anything they like; from abstract buildings, to fun animals, strong bridges, beautiful flowers and more.The possibilities really are endless.
Bring your children’s drawings and creations to life with Osmo, which features Monster – a lovely furry friend who turns your drawings into amazing animations. Osmo connects to an iPad, turning it into a hands-on tool which teaches how to draw, and inspires ultimate creativity and lots of laughter.
Geography doesn’t need to be boring, and with this Oregon Scientific Globe, it really isn’t. This is an innovative, new way of bringing curiosity and excitement to any learning setting – they use the SmartGlobe pen to touch all over the globe and hear about a country’s history, its capital, and even the national anthems. Cool, right?
Kids enjoy challenging themselves and working with friends, and with this Engineering Construction Toy Set, they can make interlocking gears that spin, a variety of neat vehicles, airplanes and more by using the tools, screws and bolts, and of course their critical thinking skills, along with some imagination and creativity.
Your budding scientists will have a ‘concoction’ of fun with this awesome Lab Activity Set. The set comes with 10 activity cards, that not only broaden their understanding of science words and terms but enable them to learn how to follow instructions properly and get cool, unexpected results.
The Osmo Hot Wheels MindRacers Game works by connecting to an iPad. You can take up solo challenges or play with a friend or family member, but use the tokens wisely to win! Each of the 6 cool cars come with their own digital world, each of the unique tracks requiring different skills and tactics.
Learning and fun with a ‘twist’ – boys and girls will love learning with the super fun LeapFrog Word Whammer. They can choose to play the spelling game by turning the handle to move the bumper car, or twist it to hear letter sounds. It also has 5 learning levels, so it grows with your child.
Bubble up some educational entertainment with this Laboratory Kit. This will make the perfect toy for 6 year olds boys, as they will learn through running lots of different experiments and tasks – and which little boy wouldn’t enjoy that? Each of the 24 scientific tools are durable and reusable too, so the fun never ends.
This set comes with 2 interactive books, both jam packed with 100 lessons, with a cute Teaching Dog Pen, meaning learning won’t be a chore; instead it’ll be fun and amusing. The dog pen offers encouraging words and ‘woof’s’ for corrects answers, or gives gentle redirection if they’re incorrect.
With a cord for easy hanging anywhere, kids will be able to access this magnetic daily calendar by Melissa & Doug and change it every day. It has any magnet you could think of, from days, months, and years, the weather, their mood of the day, if there’s a holiday, the temperature, and the seasons.
Whether you have a hiking trip coming up, or they’re off to summer camp, get your kids this outdoor set, and they’ll have everything they’ll need for exploring nature, the native wildlife, and their beautiful surroundings. It has a rechargeable hand crank flashlight, a real working compass, binoculars, and more.
With this game of Alphabet Bingo, children will be able to start recognizing uppercase and lowercase letters. The game has 6 levels of play, so they can start playing at their level and progress further – it’s also a great way of socializing and learning together as this can be played by a whole group.
These wing style silicone pencil grips ensure kids comfortably learn how to hold their pens and pencils the proper way, so that hours of school and homework won’t leave sore fingers. The grips are suitable for both lefties and righties and with their charming colors they also look great and brighten up dull pencil cases.
See nature’s beauty and wonder like never before with the ‘My First Microscope’. Children who enjoy the outdoors and the amazing wildlife, or are fascinated by science and cells, are going to love this microscope. They can zoom in on pretty plants, weird little bugs, and anything else they want to have a closer look at.
Kids can develop many skills by playing with dominos, so with this set of 120 pieces, they’re going to have unlimited educational fun, for sure. The dominos are made from brightly painted , durable wood, so they’ll endure plenty of toppling over, stacking upon each other, and general wear and tear.
This innovative way of learning makes it a complete joy. There are over 400 interactive and amusing activities that are designed to be played with over and over again for endless discovery, making it a perfect toy for 6 year old boys who’d usually rather be playing – the stylus also triggers questions, challenges and songs throughout.
Be the first to make up your stack of pancakes to win this award winning game. Players have to follow recipe cards to build up their stack, ensuring they do it in the correct order, but they also have to practise their balancing skills with the spatula and complete it with a pat of butter.
Some boys are obsessed with everything Star Wars, so of course they’ll be overjoyed with this LEGO Millenium Falcon Microfighter Building Kit. The kit even comes with the lovable Chewbacca who can sit on top of the falcon and shoot the 2 stud shooters at incoming attackers, just like scenes from the Force Awakens movie.
The possibilities of play and creativity are totally endless with these Magnetic Building Tiles. They can literally build anything their minds enable them to, from houses to animals, and even moving structures! These can be played with as their skills progress, so they will last for years and never become boring.
Gently encourage them to read with these ‘First Little Readers’ books – the box comes with 25 books that are the right level for beginner readers, just like your little one. Most of the brilliant books have just one line per page, to ensure their first books are read with ‘ease and confidence’.
You’ll have a mini Einstein in no time with this Osmo Genius Kit that completely transforms your iPad into an amazing hands-on learning tool for your kids. The kit comes with 5 seriously cool, educational games that are unsurprisingly award winners, to help them learn math, the alphabet and spelling, and more.
Their love for building and construction starts from an early age, from stacking cups to building blocks and LEGO bricks, but have you ever seen these awesome pipeline building pieces? They offer a completely different way of thinking and building, furthering their obsession, skills and creativity.
When you’re a kid, there’s literally nothing more fun than jumping, stomping and playing with rockets – well now you can do all of that at once with these Stomp Rockets. Have a friendly battle with friends, jump and stomp as hard as you can and send your rockets flying through the air as high as possible.
Boys will love acting out their favorite scenes from the Justice League movies with the Stealth Suit Batman Action Figure. He looks just like he does in the movie, and with 11 points of articulation, he moves realistically too – ensuring he’s fit for fighting and ready to save the day.
With no packs of pens and pencils or bulky notepads, this magnetic drawing board is great for drawing and keeping them occupied on the go – in the car, during flights, in doctor’s waiting rooms, or just in the garden. Kids simply swipe the eraser along and it’s ready to draw on all over again.
Use screws and tools to create pictures on the pegboard, or you might receive the mosaic tile puzzle board instead. Both are equally as challenging and wonderful to use, helping children develop their imaginations and fine motor skills as they bring their pictures to life. All pieces pack away into the storage box at the end.
With 110 double-sided word flies, children can play this fun game for hours, over and over, using the colorful plastic swatters to ‘spot and swat’. Players can build their reading, vocabulary and word recognition skills with this game as they have to find a huge variety of words and swat them.
Bring the deliciousness of pizza and the joy of math together with the Pizza Math Learning Game. There’s not many kids out there who don’t like pizza, making this a great toy for 6 year old boys. They have to count the toppings in specific orders, to make the perfectly yummy pizza.
With 120 game cards, this will keep everyone occupied on the go. Take them in the car or on long journeys to keep their minds occupied and happy; they’ll love working out the questions, playing the games and sorting the puzzles. Once finished they pack neatly back into the game case.
Not only are they building the most tasty pizzas, but they’re also building their reading, word and vocabulary knowledge at the same time – awesome! This game does it all, doesn’t it? The slices have challenges for them, from using the words hidden under the toppings in sentences, or tracing the letters on their arms, etc.
There really is nothing better after a busy day than winding down and reading a book with Mommy or Daddy and snuggling into the comfiest of beds with your favorite teddy. ‘Goodnight Tractor’ is the perfect bedtime book, making it a great read to relax them ready for a night of snoozin’.
Watch in awe as the HEXBUG Nano defy gravity and race around the Neon Infinity Loop. The set comes with a double bright neon orange hoop and one nano bug that they can watch run around; however, you can also boost the fun and buy an extra pack of HEXBUG Nanos and add them to the crazy mix.
Ace, The Talking Teaching Dog, helps children learn all about the wonders of math and prepares them for Kindergarten, with this interactive Hot Dots Jr. Set. It’s jam packed with 85 kindergarten level activities and lessons and 15 advanced lessons ready for them to move onto when they’re ready for the next step.
Build your child the most awesome LEGO table of their dreams by following this DIY tutorial over on ‘thejoysofboys.com’. It’s easy to make and you only need a few supplies; a breakfast bed tray, LEGO base plates, and a strong glue/adhesive – so have a go, you’ll be amazed at how simple it is.
Over on ‘momsandcrafters.com’ you’ll find a tutorial on how to make this seriously cool DIY Tetris magnets game. They have two uses; they can obviously be used as neat magnets to decorate lockers, or to play a fun game of Tetris with. Make them in bright colors to replicate the famous video game.
This is a great simple DIY for boys, as they just love hiding away in awesome forts and playing. This is a tutorial for a ‘build your own fort kit’, with a free printable tag to complete it and turn it into a neat little gift. You just need a few supplies to get started.
With the recent success of the new Star Wars films, kids are more than ever keen to be the new Luke Skywalker. This creative blog will let you produce two great finger puppets, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, ready to battle each other and at just the right size for your child’s hands.
Kids love things that they recognize, and this blog has the clever idea of making calendars that have items the children own in the pictures. With simple instructions, you too can learn to produce a calendar personal to your family and full of their toys.
The Angry Birds have caught kids’ imaginations and this blog provides an answer to their hunger for items with the birds on board. Create a simple “knock them down” game in the colors of the game at a fraction of the cost that other branded items cost.
Let your child learn as they play with this homemade discovery bottle that imitates sea life without having to go to the seaside. Follow the basic instructions in the blog and you’ll create the sea life snapshot in your container for your kid to explore and play with.
Do your kids need to have a collecting pouch for their treks along woodland paths or when at the beach. For those who cannot sew, this blog explains how to make a simple pouch without using any needle and thread, and comes with helpful photographs to further explain the crafting instructions.
For those who love their animals, this blog will show you how to have them on your sofa all day long without messing it up. By capturing their picture and making a pillow from it, you can have your dog or cat’s image alongside you every day and ready to cuddle without the hairs.
Christmas baubles come in all shapes and sizes but kids will always go for those with a tie-in to their toys. This blog will show you how to produce a LEGO filled bauble to hang on your tree which will delight your children and is produced from simple materials and their brick collection.
For crafting fun you can do with your 6 year old, this creative blog is ideal as it details how to make heart shaped bookmarks from simple paper. With detailed instructions throughout, and handy pictures in case you are struggling, this is one craft that everyone can do.
Kids will rarely let go a favorite t-shirt they own, even if it is becoming so small their tummy is starting to show. With this helpful blog, you can turn these old clothes into stunning pillows that can be kept by the child and cuddled every night before they go to sleep.
Wash time can be a chore for boys, so anything that engages them or makes it less onerous is always welcome. This blog hits the spot as it gives instruction on how to create squishy soap, that is varied in its bright colors but also has a unique texture and in-hand feel.