The 25 Best Toys for 6-Year-Old Boys of 2021

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Control this monster truck indoors or outdoors and up to 250 feet away for mega-sized fun.
Recommended for kids ages 4 years old and up, the set comes with 213 LEGO pieces of various colors and shapes.
After assembling the translucent pieces, drop in the marbles and watch them spin and swerve through the set.
If your kiddo needs a break from the toy cars or bike, he'll love this set of wheels that promote coordination and endurance.
Your 6-year-old can either follow along to the guide or use his imagination to build his own dream vehicle.
As educational as it is fun, this microscope contains 60 images for your kid to examine and to pique his curiosity.
Take a technology break with this set of modeling clay, which can be molded into his favorite animal, character, or food.
A mental and physical game, players will pretend the floor is lava and jump along foam pieces to reach safety.
A two-in-one toy, the Batbot can be transformed into a tank for versatile battling and is suitable for kids 3 and up.
There are no fires this LEGO truck can't handle with its ladder, hose, and two firefighters.

Looking for a cool toy for a 6-year-old boy? With a huge variety of options, it can be tough to pinpoint the one that'll make him smile for days. From sports gear and building sets to classic board games and educational STEM toys, there are plenty of options on the market.

Here are the best toys for 6-year-old boys with every interest.

Monster Jam Mega Grave Digger All-Terrain Remote-Controlled Monster Truck with Lights

Grave Digger All-Terrain Monster Truck

Six-year-olds go crazy for monster trucks, and this giant, remote-controlled one will definitely get them excited. Recommended for ages 4 and up, it’s lightweight and easy for kids to control.

LEGO Classic Creative Suitcase Building Kit

LEGO sets are fun, but many 6-year-olds like to build, take apart, and create something new with their bricks, and this collection allows them to do just that. Recommended for kids ages 4 years old and up, the set comes with 213 pieces of various colors and shapes, as well as a convenient, bright yellow carrying case to store them all.

Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set

Kids can build marble runs with 85 translucent pieces and then watch as the 65 glass marbles move through the set. Fun for both kids and adults, it’s recommended for ages 4 and up.

Hauck Lightning Pedal Go Kart

Hauck Lightning Pedal Go Kart

With a three-point steering system and rubber-encased wheels, this pedal go-cart offers a smooth ride for hours of racing fun. It also comes with an adjustable seat and an easy-to-use brake system, allowing kids to ride in safety and comfort. Recommended for ages 2 to 11 years old, it’s designed to hold up to 70 pounds, so your 6-year-old can grow with it.

ALEX Toys Zoob Car Designer Set

If your 6-year-old likes cars and building things, he’ll appreciate this 76-piece set that allows him to follow basic design instructions or use his imagination to create his own vehicle. Once he’s finished building, he can use his creations just like a regular toy car. Recommended for ages 6 years old and up.

Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope

Budding scientists will be captivated by this talking microscope, which lets them examine 20 different slides with 3 views each, or 60 images total. As they play with it, the microscope offers up interesting facts and also has fun, interactive quizzes. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Sago Brothers Air-Dry Modeling Clay, Set of 24

This soft, smooth modeling clay is easy to shape and can be painted on after drying. Parents will also love that it’s safe and suitable for kids ages 3 and up, and it doesn’t leave a residue, so clean-up is a cinch.

Endless Games The Floor is Lava Game

The Floor is Lava Interactive Game for Kids

Players must pretend that the floor is molten hot lava while spinning for their color and jumping along foam “safety stones” to avoid it. Recommended for ages 5 and up, it’s an imaginative, fun, and active game for the whole family.

Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends R/C Transforming Batbot

If you’re looking for a gift that’s sure to excite a 6-year-old, you can’t miss the Imaginext DC Super Friends R/C Transforming Batbot. It’s a remote-controlled, crime-fighting robot that can transform into a tank, and it also features more than 100 cool sounds and phrases. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

LEGO City Fire Ladder Truck Set

Trucks and LEGOs are usually big hits with 6-year-olds, so this set is a double win. Recommended for ages 5 to 12, it comes with a cool-looking fire truck, an extinguisher, fire-fighting tools, water studs, and two LEGO minifigure firefighters. Once they’re done building it, kids can play with the truck, which includes an extending ladder and a pull-out hose with stud shooter action.

Franklin Sports Kids Folding Hockey 2-Goal Set

Perfect for both indoor or outdoor play, this set is a great way to introduce kids to hockey. It comes with two easy-fold hockey goals, two knee hockey sticks, two adjustable street hockey sticks, one street hockey ball, and two foam knee hockey balls. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Hasbro Gaming Operation Electronic Board Game with Cards

A timeless classic game for ages 6 and up, Operation is still a family favorite for a reason—it’s a ton of fun. Both kids and adults love trying to remove different items without hitting the sides and triggering the buzzer.

Hot Wheels Track Builder Barrel Box

This affordable set lets kids create and experiment by building their own tracks to perform stunts with Hot Wheels cars. Suitable for ages 6 and up, it comes with the track set, stacking barrels, one Hot Wheels car, and a launcher built right into the lid of the storage box.

IQ BUILDER STEM Learning Construction Set

For 6-year-olds who love to build and tinker, this IQ Builder STEM Construction Set for ages 3 and up gives them loads of construction options. It comes with 164 pieces, including building rods in various lengths, connecting balls, and wheels.

Flybar My First Foam Pogo Jumper

With a soft foam bottom that won’t harm floors, the Flybar Foam Pogo Jumper is a fun, safe way for kids to get active and release some energy. Suitable for ages 3 and up, it has a stretchy handle that enables kids of different heights to use it easily.

Winning Moves Games Guess Who? Board Game

Another fun classic game, Guess Who? requires kids to figure out who their opponent’s mystery person is by asking yes or no questions. Perfect for kids 6 and up, it helps kids practice deductive reasoning skills as well as social interaction and verbal communication.

Stomp Rocket The Original Dueling Rockets

Kids can challenge their friends to a stomp-off with this entertaining Dueling Stomp Rockets kit. They can launch two rockets at the same time, powered by stomps, and see which rocket goes higher.

Is your 6-year-old a soccer fanatic? He’ll love this soccer set that allows him to practice his shots and passes on his own. Just inflate the string-attached soccer ball, fill the base with sand or water, adjust the cord length, and he can start kicking.

Jenga Classic Game

Savvy 6-year-olds can try their hand at strategically removing blocks without knocking over the tower in the classic game of Jenga. He can play with others and by himself, but either way it's loads of fun. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Robo Alive Ice Blasting Dragon

Know a dragon-loving 6-year-old? They’ll have endless hours of fun with this ice-blue dragon that roars, walks, and lights up. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Razor A Kick Scooter for Kids

This lightweight and easy-to-maneuver scooter is always a hit with 6-year-olds. Made of durable, super-strong aluminum, it folds up easily and quickly for travel and storage and has soft urethane wheels for a smooth ride. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

WOWMAZING Giant Bubble Wands Standard Kit

Taking bubble blowing to a whole new level, this kit will keep your child fascinated and occupied as he learns new tricks and shows them off to friends and family. It’s suitable for ages 6 and up and comes with everything he needs to make giant bubbles—including a giant, two-handled wand, instruction manual, and bubble concentrate.


Dinosaur lovers and curious kids will be fascinated by this cool kit that comes with real dinosaur fossils and a set of archaeological digging tools. They can also use the full-color guide to discover facts about dinosaurs and learn how to identify them. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Diggin DodgeTag Game Set

This set combines two of kids’ favorite active games: dodgeball and tag. Kids wear the adjustable mesh shirts with Velcro targets and take aim (safely) at their opponents using soft foam balls. If they hit the target, the balls stick, so it’s easy to keep score. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

LEGO City Police Mobile Command Center

Another entertaining and imaginative playset from LEGO, this one lets kids build and play with a police truck with a detachable cab, jail cell, and monitoring room. Recommended for ages 6 to 12, the set also comes with four minifigures, a police dog figure, a buildable ATV, and police motorbike to inspire hours of fun and creativity.

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Christine Luff is a freelance writer who covers fitness, health, parenting, and other topics. She’s also mom to a 13-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son who both enjoy a wide range of active and educational toys. Family game night in her house is a regular, raucous, and highly competitive event.  

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