Best toys for 6 year old kids

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  July 22, 2021

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Always something to do for the holidays or rainy day?

Play Choice now has the ultimate activity book collection, with over 60 pages of fun coloring pages and educational puzzles.

If you're looking for a fun gift idea, look no further.

You'll love this list of the cutest toys that will captivate and help your child develop in all sorts of ways!

There are four categories: Educational Toys, Outdoor Toys, Art Tools/Toys & Fun Stuff.

Best toys for 6 year old kids

Let's take a quick look at the top options, then I'll dive deeper into each of these choices:

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Best train set for 6 year old: Lionel Hogwarts ExpressBest Train Set for 6 Year Old: Lionel Hogwarts Express
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Best science kit for 6 year old: Engino Discovering Voice MechanicsBest Science Kit for 6-year-olds: Engino Discovering Voice Mechanics
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Best balance game for 6 year old: Revolution 101 Balance Board TrainerBest Balance Game for 6 Year Old: Revolution 101 Balance Board Trainer
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Best outdoor toys for 6 year old: Barefoot Slackline set with training lineBest Outdoor Toys for 6-Year-Olds: Barefoot Slackline Set with Training Line
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Best sports game for 6 year old: KanJam Ultimate Disc GameBest Sports Game for 6 Year Old: KanJam Ultimate Disc Game
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Best family game for 6 year old: Hasbro Pie Face GameBest Family Game for 6 Years: Hasbro Pie Face Game
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Best driving toy for 6 year old: Razor Crazy Cart ShiftBest Driving Toy For 6 Year Old: Razor Crazy Cart Shift
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Cutest building toys for 6 year olds: Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft KitLego Chain reactions
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Best solo game for 6 year old: Swide Rugged Electronic Memory GameBest Solo Game for 6 Year Old: Swide Rugged Electronic Memory Game
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Best STEM toys for 6 year old: Zoometools Kepler's CosmosBest STEM Toys for 6-Year-Olds: Zoometools Kepler's Kosmos
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Best Toys for 6-Year-Old Kids Reviewed

Best Train Set for 6 Year Old: Lionel Hogwarts Express

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It may look like just any toy train, but for any Harry Potter fan who grew up with a love of trains and sorcery, it's the pinnacle of sorcery!

This remote-controlled edition of the Hogwarts Express includes working headlights to add some authenticity. Que so far garlands with sounds that make the whole sound more realistic.

Together with locomotive noise rolling across the track or around its circular inner field, this makes for a seriously thunderous ride!

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Best Science Kit for 6-year-olds: Engino Discovering Voice Mechanics

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The Engino Discovering vote set, is the age-appropriate toy that will ignite a child's interest in architecture and construction.

This kit contains several pieces such as blocks, beams, ramps that all come together into complete structures such as buildings and bridges.

It promotes cooperative play with an emphasis on STEM learning (science, technology engineering math).

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Best Balance Game for 6 Year Old: Revolution 101 Balance Board Trainer

Best Balance Game for 6 Year Old: Revolution 101 Balance Board Trainer

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It's a great tool for kids who want to get proficient in sports that require balancing, such as skiing or surfing.

You can even do it sitting on the couch in your living room! The roller is non-slip and helps with balance, although it is not recommended if you suffer from an epileptic disorder.

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Best Outdoor Toys for 6-Year-Olds: Barefoot Slackline Set with Training Line

Best Outdoor Toys for 6-Year-Olds: Barefoot Slackline Set with Training Line

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The kit in box contains all the necessary balancing tools for newbies to get started.

It is lightweight and easy to transport, making it perfect for indoor use as well.

This walkable slackline allows you to train your core in a fun way that won't make you cringe even a little!

After training with the supplied line, which has a guide to how high to tie it based on your age and skill level, you'll make longer strides over more of the rope without falling off – so easy!

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Best Sports Game for 6 Year Old: KanJam Ultimate Disc Game

Best Sports Game for 6 Year Old: KanJam Ultimate Disc Game

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“Gather your friends, family, or anyone else you can think of to start an epic KanJam Ultimate Disc Game!

This game is such a blast for big parties as it allows up to eight players to play simultaneously for two teams.

It does best on a lawn, but don't worry if there isn't – pavement will do just fine!”

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Best Family Game for 6 Years: Hasbro Pie Face Game

Best Family Game for 6 Years: Hasbro Pie Face Game

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The excitement will build as players stick their heads in this toy and wait for a beating through the 18,5 ounce pie!

Can you avoid getting beaten?

Try your luck against other players or even take on the challenge with some time left, but be careful: One wrong move can make you paint these walls red.

At Hasbro Inc. they believe that not all toys are created equal – but for something truly satisfying, there's nothing better than taking a gamble with Pie Face!

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Best Driving Toy For 6 Year Old: Razor Crazy Cart Shift

Best Driving Toy For 6 Year Old: Razor Crazy Cart Shift

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Speeding through corners in this ride-on toy will make you feel like a race car driver.

The Razor Crazy Cart features a drift steering wheel that allows kids to steer their kart into 180 degree turns and spinouts for added realism.

If they're in need of some indoor racing fun, they can use the 17-inch height with automatic brakes for safety and control.

With only 2 mph top speed, fast riders will have to wait until they're older!

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Best building toy for 6-year-olds: Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit

Lego Chain reactions

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Chain reactions are no longer just for haughty 3rd graders, they can help your child develop their problem-solving and building skills while challenging themselves to create something new!

Whether the instructions in this kit call for a simple build or your own creation, there's always fun to be had with Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Set.

The perfect gift to teach your child how to put things together and solve problems.

After he builds all the builds in the manual, help him build one of his own.

If he makes a mistake, you can just reassemble this LEGO chain reaction toy without any frustration or stress.

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Also nice for a 6 year old: see all the differences between Playmobil and LEGO for fun pretend play

Best Solo Game for 6 Year Old: Swide Rugged Electronic Memory Game

Best Solo Game for 6 Year Old: Swide Rugged Electronic Memory Game

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Stimulate your child's memory with a Swide Electronic Memory Game!

This brain-tightening game is perfect for 6-year-olds to help them stay engaged and attentive during class.

If they can't remember what you said, use this fun tool to sharpen their brains any time of the day.

The basic idea is simple – coloring (more coloring toys here) repeating what is shown on the screen, but as it gets more difficult (and surprisingly addictive!), players will have more trouble remembering what was just shown!

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Best STEM Toys for 6-Year-Olds: Zoometools Kepler's Kosmos

Best STEM Toys for 6-Year-Olds: Zoometools Kepler's Kosmos

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Kepler's Kosmos Zoometools are a fun way to keep your kids entertained and enhance their creativity.

With nothing more than this toy, they can build 2D shapes such as triangles and rectangles with the instructions in the manual.

In time they will also be able to construct 3D structures! You can even tweak it further by adjusting the shape as needed.

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Conclusion

They say there is no such thing as too old to play with toys. Toys can help children develop physically, mentally and creatively.

But what is the best toy for 6 year old boys?

This list of the best toy ideas is sure to ease your decision, because there was bound to be one for you!

Always something to do for the holidays or rainy day?

Play Choice now has the ultimate activity book collection, with over 60 pages of fun coloring pages and educational puzzles.

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child, he came into contact with everything around games when his mother started the Tin Soldier in Ede. Since 2016, he and his team have been creating helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.