The 21 Best Toys for 6 Year Olds of 2020

Keep kids busy for hours

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Our Top Picks

Paint by Sticker Kids at Amazon

"Sticker books are a nice, quiet activity and help kids focus on fine motor skills and concentration."

Scratch & Sketch Activity Books at Amazon

"Budding artists will feel accomplished with this activity book that allows them to create homemade masterpieces."

Perfection at Amazon

"This fun game can be played alone and will help kids improve their focus, hand-eye coordination, and shape recognition."

Rock n Roll It Code Drum at Amazon

"Kids can rock out all they want without taking up the space that a standard drum kit requires."

Razor GoGo Pogo Stick at Walmart

"Razor modernized this classic toy by making it lightweight and foldable while delivering smooth, big bounces."

Stomp Rocket Ultra Rocket at Walmart

"This award-winning toy is a great way to get kids outside and is fun for solo play or with a group."

Guess Who? at Walmart

"Kids will ask yes or no questions to figure out the mystery character on their opponent’s board."

Safari Floor Puzzle at Walmart

"The jumbo floor-sized puzzle with oversized pieces will keep your 6-year old busy for a while."

Headlamp at potterybarnkids.com

"A headlamp is perfect for camping, exploring the backyard after dark, or even reading books under the covers."

Discovery Magic Set at Amazon

"One of the few magic sets created for kids 6-years old and up, it includes four easy-to-master tricks for the beginner magician."

At 6 years old, children can be entertained for hours with the right toy. By 6, most kids are able to play some games as a group and can thrive with independent or imaginative play. It’s a good age to introduce some deeper interests, more involved craft projects, outdoor play, or silly open-ended games to vary their activities.

Our Top Picks

Paint by Sticker Kids

Kids create their very own masterpieces, with stickers. This book has all you need to make ten sticker paintings. Not only are these books a nice, quiet activity, but they help kids focus on fine motor skills and concentration. All the sturdy card stock pages are perforated, so it’s easy to hang completed pages.

Scratch & Sketch Activity Books

Budding artists will feel accomplished with this activity book. Using the included wooden drawing tool, kiddos trace the white outlines printed on the black-coated scratch art pages, resulting in handmade masterpieces. There are also plenty of pages for doodling and one-of-a-kind drawings.

Perfection

Time is ticking and kids are tasked with beating the clock and fitting all 25 shapes into the right spot before the timer buzzes and all the pieces pop! This fun game can be played alone and will help kids improve their focus, hand-eye coordination, and shape recognition. It's best suited for kids 5 years old and up.

Rock n Roll It Code Drum

Rock out all you want, without taking up the space that a standard drum kit requires. This colorful, flexible, and completely portable drum comes with everything kids need to learn and start playing. With two drumsticks, two pedals, a play-by-color music book, and most importantly, headphones, your drummer is ready to rock.

Razor GoGo Pogo Stick

Razor Gogo Pogo Stick

 Courtesy of Amazon

Razor modernized this classic toy by making it lightweight and foldable while delivering smooth, big bounces. Kiddos 6 years old and up will love going outside to play with their new toy— advanced jumpers can work on tricks, cool moves, or counting the bounces.

Stomp Rocket Ultra Rocket

Stomp Rocket Ultra, 4 Rockets

 Courtesy of Walmart

Totally kid-powered, little ones will run, jump, and stomp this rocket as it soars into the air. This award-winning toy is a great way to get kids outside and is fun for solo play or with a group. It's recommended for kids 5 years and up.

Guess Who?

Guess Who?

 Courtesy of Walmart

In this classic guessing game, kids will ask yes or no questions to figure out the mystery character on their opponent’s board. This two-player game moves pretty quickly and helps teach kids the power of insightful questions, deduction, and observation skills.

Safari Floor Puzzle

Melissa & Doug African Plains Safari Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle

 Courtesy of Walmart

A jumbo floor-sized puzzle with oversized pieces made of thick sturdy cardboard will keep your 6-year old busy for a while. Puzzles help build strong hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and problem-solving skills. There’s a great feeling of accomplishment when that last puzzle piece finds its home.

Headlamp

Headlamp

 Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids

Light the way for adventures with a kid-sized adjustable headlamp. It features seven LED lights and requires two AA batteries (not included). A headlamp is perfect for camping, exploring the backyard after dark, or even reading books under the covers.

Discovery Magic Set

One of the few magic sets created for kids 6-years old and up, this wooden set includes four easy-to-master tricks for the beginner magician. This toy is excellent for great entertainment, along with boosting kids’ confidence and hand-eye coordination.

See Through Garden

Kids will learn all about how root veggies grow from seed by watching it happen first hand. With three large clear plastic planting tubes housed in a wooden holder, witness the growing process from inside the soil and above it. The kit includes soil pellets and seeds for carrots, radishes, and onions.

LEGO Great City Construction Loader

A great set for LEGO super fans or newbies, this 88-piece set will allow kids to build their own construction loader with a raising front arm, tilting bucket, and a roll cage. The small fence and mini-figure complete the scene. Easy to understand directions and a well-built, usable vehicle make for a perfect combination. The toy is ideal for kids 5 years old and up.

Unicorn & Narwhal Horns Sidewalk Chalk

Unicorn & Narwhal Horns Sidewalk Chalk

 Courtesy of Maisonette

Wow the neighbors with this rare sidewalk chalk that’s crafted to look just like unicorn and narwhal horns. The set includes three of each type of horn. The chalk is made with plaster of paris, non-toxic paint, and eco-friendly glitter.

Sharkpedo

An oversized 12-inch shark torpedo will provide tons of fun in the pool. The easy to use toy glides up to 30 feet underwater and the tapered tail makes it especially easy to toss, grab, and grip. It’s a perfect addition to a fun day in the pool.

Fashion Plates Deluxe Kit

Kids will love to create their own fashions with this mix and match set. Included in the cute carrying case are 15 fashion plates, 20 sheets of paper, eight colored pencils, two rubbing crayons, a crayon holder, drawing tablet, and idea guide. This retro toy is a blast from the past and just as fun as you remember.

Star Wars Thumb Wrestle

Star Wars Thumb Wrestle

 Courtesy of Amazon

Channel the force even when thumb wrestling. Each page sets the stage for a different well-known fight scene. Mini lightsaber props strap onto small thumbs for a more authentic Star Wars battle.

Potholder Loom Set

Get crafty with this well-made metal loom that will stand up to the test of time and is best suited for kids 5 years old and up. The set includes 80 colorful loops, which is enough to make two potholders. Parents may want to stock up on inexpensive bags of loops so your crafters will be well-stocked if they enjoy potholder production.

Bake Shoppe Deluxe Baking Kit

Bake Shoppe Deluxe Baking Kit

 Courtesy of Nordstrom 

For tiny bakers, this set is perfect for gifting and comes with everything they need to whip up some special treats (with some adult supervision). The sweet set includes a spatula, pastry brush, mixing spoon, silicone cake mold, silicone loaf pan, six silicone baking cups, a cookie turner, whisk, four cookie presses, and eight recipe cards. Bon appetit!

PLAYMOBIL Modern House Building Set

For some kids, a big investment in a toy is worth it for all the time they’ll spend playing with it. This modern Playmobil house could be just that. There are five spacious rooms, a winding staircase, working doorbell, people, a pet dog, and lots of accessories to make it a home. Add on room sets (sold separately) help to decorate each space.

The Small Object Thumbprint Notecard Set

Kids will love how something so simple as a fingerprint can easily be transformed into sweet characters, silly animals, and more. The set includes an ink pad, stickers, and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions that’ll turn these notecards into unique works of art.

Swingball Reflex Soccer Game

The play-anywhere tether soccer game is just as fun solo or with a crowd and will teach kids soccer basics and hand-eye coordination. The durable and weather-resistant pieces can be played on any surface—including grass, decking, sand, or concrete. Simply fill the base with water or sand, adjust the cord, and get to kicking. The game is recommended for children 6 years and up.

Why Trust Verywell Family

Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She's also the mom of a 10-year-old son, 7-year-old son, and 3-year old daughter. Her kids are super active, so she's always looking for toys that get them outside and playing for as long as possible. She's found that chalk, scooters, and stomp rockets are perfect for one-size-fits-all fun. 

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