25 Best Gifts & Toys for 6 Year Old Boys

by Zane Wetzel | Last Updated: 12/26/2019

Choosing the right toy for a 6 year old boy is no easy task. Your little boy is now 6 years old and has moved out of preschool (and Kindergarten, depending on what time in the year they were born) and on to first grade. Their real education’s about to begin. That means homework, tests, and things that are going to push them to use their minds.

As they work to get ready for school, playtime becomes even more critical. It will keep them sane in the wake of homework, and it helps them to learn outside of the classroom.

Since they are ready to move on from the little toys, these 25 toys are great for 6 year old boys ready to play and learn.

Best Gifts & Toys for 6 Year Old Boys

1. Mattel Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots

Mattel Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots for 6 year old boys


A classic toy makes a comeback for a new generation. The Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots is a toy that has been around for two generations and remains as fun as it was in its heyday. Two fighters, one goal: to beat the snot out of each other. Boys will learn how to time their attacks, predict their opponent’s moves and think ahead, and build excellent reflexes. All this is great for the real world and its super fun at the same time, and a classic for kids six and up.



2. Operation Electronic Board Game

Operation Electronic Board Game Kid Crave review


Another classic board game toy, Operation is infamous among kids and adults. You need the steady hand of a surgeon to get those pieces out of the patient, or else you are buzzed! This game teaches skill, precision, and ability with the hands of a 6 year old and above. It is time for the doctor to operate, and hope for the best.



3. NERF Centurion Mega Toy Blaster

NERF Centurion Mega Toy Blaster


It’s NERF or nothing! NERF is one of the most popular toy brands in the world and used by everyone over the age of six for fun. Sometimes they are little skirmishes; other times, they are clashes between dozens of people at once!

With the Centurion Mega Blaster, your boy will be ready for any war game. Featuring a dart clip to carry ammo and a foldable bipod for accuracy, this beauty can fire up to a hundred feet away. It is perfect for any NERF fight. Just makes sure your boy keeps track of their darts. Nerf guns are all the rage right now, so this is an ideal toy for 6 year old boys.



4. NERF Fortnite RL Super Soaker

NERF Fortnite RL Super Soaker


Right now, Fortnite’s one of the most popular games in the world. Featuring skydiving from a floating bus, madcap antics, and of course, weapons! It was natural that NERF teamed up with Fornite!

Based on the Rocket Launcher from Fortnite, this thing can hold up to 9.3 ounces of water. It is easy to fill up and easy to fire, while your boy looks so cool with it. The only problem is cosmetic: they used paper stickers on the thing. Not those boys age six and up will mind it.



5. Bit Coding Robot (Blue)

Bit Coding Robot (Blue)


In today’s world, knowing how to program technology and work with robotics are two golden skills for kids to have, and this can be the start to it. Meant for ages six and up, this is Bit, the pocket-sized robot. The underlying coding can be done with a marker and teaching it how to move. It even has an online programming editor to take that even further. Since Bit can fit into a pocket, he can go anywhere, making the learning with him. This bot is great for early STEAM learners everywhere!



6. Queen Watevra’s Build Whatever Box!

Queen Watevra's Build Whatever Box!


Introducing her royal majesty, Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi from The LEGO Movie 2. Like the LEGO multi-piece boxes, this product contains hundreds of essential pieces. Kids six and up can spend hours working with the instructions to recreate Queen Watevra’s forms from the movie. Alternatively, they can build whatever they want! Parents will be happy that the box doubles as its container, so no mess, no hassle necessary.


7. Kano Computer Kit

Kano Computer Kit


Another great technological toy, the Kano Computer kit gives boys six to fourteen the best gift of all: learning how to build a computer. It has a hundred coding challenges, more than a hundred apps to use, and it does work as a real computer!

For natural building, it comes with a systematic book teaching them everything they need to do. Computer science can start at a young age and build from there with Kano. An ideal gift for 6 year old boys who enjoy computers or might be interesting in coding.



8. DC Comics Classics Batman/Superman Cape

Reversible Batman and Superman Cape


Batman and Superman, the icons of DC Comics and among the world’s greatest heroes. They are also two of the heroes who look best in a cape. Now their iconic capes are rolled into one with this reversible cape. Turn one side in to get the Man of Steel or the Dark Knight’s cape.

This best gift for 6 year-old-boys is great for little ones who love superheroes.



9. Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set

Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set


The Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Set is a complex and fun gift for 6 year-old-boys who feel the need for speed. Boys will love seeing how fast their cars will go, but there is a secret point behind this. By learning how to get as many cars on the track without crashing them, they will forge excellent problem-solving skills, organization, and learn how to plan.


10. Light-up Terrarium Kit

Light-up Terrarium toy Kit


This little garden is great for all ages, as it teaches kids about the environment they live in. With its systematic booklet, boys can learn how to create their own, simulated environment. Complete with wheatgrass, soil, sand, and everything needed for a little garden of their own. It even glows in the dark so they can enjoy it when its lights out!


11. Stomp Rocket Ultra Rocket

Stomp Rocket Ultra Rocket for kids


Winner of the Dr. Toy award, this rocket relies on the most significant source of power in the universe: children. Easy to assemble, all one needs to do is jump on the launcher and watch it fly 200 feet in the air! Boys 6 and up will love playing with this toy during long summer days. The only problem is that it is not exactly the most kid-proof toy in the world. Make sure they take care of it.



12. Glow in the Dark Slime Kit

Glow in the Dark Slime Kit


Slippery, gooey, and all-around fun, slime and boys seem to go together very well. It may be for ages eight and up, but there is nothing that a six-year-old can do. It is easy to make and glows in the dark, and it has a full-color guide that teaches kids how to make it. Just make sure that it stays out of hair, carpet, or beds. It can be stuck in places like that.



13. Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes Kit

Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes Kit


It may say it is for ages seven and up, but this is making paper airplanes, not rocket science! A six-year-old can make a paper airplane. With this fifty-six page instructional book, learning how to make a paper airplane is easy. With the 40 sheets of paper available, it gets even more comfortable.



14. LEGO City Monster Truck Set

LEGO City Monster Truck Set


Monster trucks are some of the coolest things there are for boys at the age of six, and this LEGO set brings them right to life. With 192 pieces, a giant monster truck, and fire barrels, this little set has more than enough fun for boys to play with. They can create the demolition derby or stunt rally of their dreams with this!


15. LEGO City Forest Tractor

LEGO City Forest Tractor set for boys


Another LEGO set for beginners; this one takes boys five to twelve into the forest for some lumberjacking. With 174 pieces, this set comes with a sturdy tractor with a moving arm and claw, and it can combine with other LEGO sets for even more fun. That is what makes LEGO so surprising, after all.


16. 163 Piece STEM Toys Kit

163 Piece STEM Toys Kit


At the age of six, kids are going to try to build everything with their hands, so parents should encourage that. This STEM Toys kit does this and more, as the number of pieces encourages kids to play in groups of six or more. With more than forty-two designs that kids can build, this toy improves the imagination, develops creativity, and excellent motor skills while building. It has something for every little 6-year-old boy!


17. Awesome Jokes That Every 6 Year Old Should Know!

Awesome Jokes That Every 6 Year Old Should Know! book


A book is full of funny jokes for kids between Kindergarten and the fourth grade. The five dozen pages of this joke book are packed with gut-busting material that boys will quote to their friends. It may not have a benefit on the surface, but there is one underneath. Learning how to use humor and how to laugh is an essential part of one’s social skills, and if people love to laugh with you, then they will want to hang out with you more. Hence, this book can help your son make new friends.


18. Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set

Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set


The greatest in motorized Hot Wheels action. With three high-speed boosters to send cars rocketing across the track, this track puts the pedal to the metal. The secret behind this is the problem-solving skills it hones. Boy’s five to nine have to figure out how to put as many cars on as possible without crashing them. Whether they crash or burn, they will be having a ton of fun with this.


19. Razor A2 Kick Scooter

Razor A2 Kick Scooter gift for boys


Razor is a well-renowned all American scooter brand and with the Razor A2, they’ve gone one better. The A2 comes with several new innovations such as a rear fender brake for quick stops and a springless shock system that makes bumpy pavement feel smoother than ever. Made from aircraft-grade aluminium, the scooter is sturdy, foldable and can be transported easily. Half the battle these days is getting kids to play outside, so this ride on toy is ideal for getting any six year old boy out and about.


20. Hot Wheels Deluxe Track Pack

Hot Wheels Deluxe Track Pack


For years, kids have had to deal with a terrible problem: they cannot bring their Hot Wheels tracks with them when they go somewhere! That is where this fantastic thing comes in. Packable and can be carried anywhere, this track comes with remotes that power the cars of boys five and up to victory. Also, the road can act as a container for vehicles, so parents will not have to worry about stepping on them on the floor.


21. 365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks

365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks


Everything is fantastic when it comes to LEGO’s, but figuring out what to build can be a puzzle in itself. This little book helps boys figure out what they can make every day of the year. The random-number generator ensures that there is a different build for each day. Kids of all ages can use the timer to push themselves to figure out how to build the sets in the shortest time possible.



22. Moose Toys Chocolate Bar Maker

Moose Toys Chocolate Bar Maker


What child doesn’t love candy? Now boys five and up can learn how to make their candy and learn how to cook all at once. Melt the chocolate in the microwave, add whatever they want into it, and then let it cool off in the fridge. After that, all they need to do is chow down! Parents should be ready to clean up afterwards, though; chocolate gets messy when it is melted.



23. Tonka Classic Steel Mighty Dump Truck

Tonka Classic Steel Mighty Dump Truck for 2 - 4 year old boys


Built with a sturdy steel frame, this dump truck is Tonka tough. Made for boys three to fifteen years old, this toy will last a boy a lifetime of play. Whether they are building sandcastles in their sandbox or need a place to store their blocks, this truck’s built to handle the roughest kinds of the game there are. An ideal toy for a 6 year old boy who lost construction or digging!


24. Shifu Orboot STEM Toy

Shifu Orboot STEM Toy


Combining an old-fashioned globe with the power of technology, the Shifu Orboot globe brings the next generation of learning. Using an Android or iOS device, boy’s four to twelve can see an augmented reality version of the world we call home. Watch your 6 year old boy light up in amazement as the globe comes to life with monuments, animals, and everything that makes our world what it is.


25. PROGRACE Children Kids Camera

DROGRACE Children Kids Camera


Parents can get children from three to twelve started on their camera skills with this handy little toy. It has plenty of features that will keep a 6 year old boy entertained for hours on end; in fact, the camera can record for up to 90 minutes without stopping. With several ways to adjust everything, boys can bring their creative sides to light with this fantastic beginner camera.



Did you like our picks for the best toys for your 6 year old boy? If you did not, then there are plenty of other ideas out there. The most important thing to remember is by the age of six; your child will be moving on to Kindergarten, or possibly the first grade. They need to start building essential skills in their lives, building their primary education, and more. At the same time, their imagination needs to be encouraged and allowed to grow as much as possible.

Article by Zane Wetzel

Voted by his high school class as "kid at heart", Zane Wetzel has always tried to remain connected to his inner child. A life-long lover of toys and games, Zane has an encyclopedic knowledge on classic toys and video games, and is always looking for chances to expand on that. Since graduating from college, Zane has worked as a contributor for the popular pop-culture news website FANDOM, a freelance writer, and aspiring historian. When he's not working, he likes playing video games, watching old cartoons, and keeping up with pop culture.