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28 Best Toys for 6-Year-Old Boys in 2020

Updated 9 April 2020

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You can help children when choosing the right toy that will benefit them by developing their individual talents. Naturally, children enjoy exploring their adventurous sides and are always looking for exciting ways to learn more about their surroundings. By age six, they will have already encountered the basics of writing, counting and sports. Providing toys that are fun while encouraging education is often high on a parent’s priorities list. We reviewed the best toys for 6-year-old boys, but all of the products selected are suitable for both genders.

1Think Fun Roller Coaster Challenge

This roller coaster of a toy challenges young minds into constructing different tracks using the 40 instructional cards provided. With 39 pieces of track to choose from, kids can puzzle these together using the cards and their own initiative. After they’ve exhausted them, they can use the brightly coloured track to make their own thrill rides.

What we love

  • Great for young builders
  • Fun for all ages

We dont like this as much

  • Might not be challenging enough for some kids

2Nintendo Switch Lite - Blue

The latest version in the Nintendo Switch series is more lightweight, compact and is dedicated to handheld play. With a large library of games and different colors to choose from, this is perfect for the fully immersive gaming experience on the go. With Wi-Fi connectability, you can play online with friends.

What we love

  • Hours of entertainment
  • Great battery life

We dont like this as much

  • It takes a while to get used to the controls

3All-New Kindle

The latest Kindle has a sleek black easy to hold design, adjustable front light and a glare free screen. The pages flick to the next like magic when you swipe. A great way of taking a collection of stories with you without the weight as there’s over a million titles to choose from.

What we love

  • Gorgeous screen
  • Good battery

We dont like this as much

  • Occasional leftover pixels on page turns

4Jenga Classic Game

Entertaining children and adults alike since the 1980s, this classic puzzle lives on. Stack up the tower and take turns to remove blocks keeping the tower standing. If the tower falls, you lose. Teaching kids to be strategic and meticulous with the wooden pieces, this game is fun for the whole family.

What we love

  • Hours of fun without screens
  • Good value

We dont like this as much

  • The cardboard stacking sleeve could be sturdier

5Treasure X Adventure Pack

Venture through 10 different levels with 24 skeletal characters to collect along the way. Navigate using the treasure map and specialist digging tool for a multitude of tasks. This adventure pack is perfect for pirate 6 year olds. There is real gold (dipped) to discover at the end.

What we love

  • Great for adventurers
  • Incredible “Wow” factor

We dont like this as much

  • Can get a bit messy

6LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Spider-Man Mech

No bad guy is safe when Spider Man turns up in his giant Spider Mech. Construct this machine with the 152 piece set including a LEGO Spider Man that can sit and pilot the robot in red and blue costume. With opposable arms and legs the figure mimics the hero’s web slinging capabilities.

What we love

  • Easy to assemble
  • Great quality

We dont like this as much

  • Could be a bit bigger

7Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit

First build your magic wand then program spells with over 70 step by step challenges. Kids will learn how coding works using code blocks, loops, variables and javascript all in a language they’ll understand. Once each code is completed, they can wave the wand and watch the spells they programmed come to life.

What we love

  • Teaches basic coding
  • Fun and challenging

We dont like this as much

  • Requires a setup

8 LEGO Jurassic World Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit

Jump into a Jurassic World in the thrilling helicopter pursuit of velociraptor Blue from the blockbuster movie. With 397 pieces to build, construct the raptor pen, Owens’ quad bike and helicopter featuring rotating blades, searchlights and 6 shooter cannon. LEGO provides educational fun time again.

What we love

  • Great quality
  • Blue’s cage works great

We dont like this as much

  • The figures could be more imaginative

9 Rc Stunt Car Remote Control Off-Road Truck

This off road champion provides hours of entertainment for kids with its 360 degree rotation dance stunt flips, adjustable wheels and durable body. Perfect for racing the skid resistant bright green tires will hold on any terrain. A perfect way to have fun and promote coordination.

What we love

  • It goes everywhere
  • Superfast

We dont like this as much

  • Batteries could last a bit longer

10ROBO ALIVE Ferocious Dragon

Freezing everything in its wake, the Robo Alive Ice Blasting Dragon walks, roars and bites using advanced robotics. This battery powered beast is as close to the real thing as a 6 year old will get with its reflective eyes and lifelike movements.

What we love

  • Great design
  • Lights up

We dont like this as much

  • The toy is less effective on carpet

11Learning Resources Beaker Creature

Turn your kids into mad scientists with the SuperLab. Kids can perform real world science experiments using beakers, tubes and hydroplungers, it also includes helpful instructions to guide them through the amazing world of chemistry. They’ll be having so fun they won’t realise how much they’ve learnt.

What we love

  • Simple, but exciting activity
  • Promotes learning science

We dont like this as much

  • Requires a bit of clean up

12Really Rad Robots - Mibro

This cheeky little blue robot is completely under your command as you use the remote control to guide it into trouble. Kids can make MiBro play pranks and spy on their friends as it rolls on caterpillar tracks with its inbuilt speaker to talk through the robot and color/shape changing eyes.

What we love

  • Easy to use
  • Well made

We dont like this as much

  • Could be bigger

13Peaceable Kingdom/ Gnomes at Night

The Queen’s treasure has been stolen and gnomeone else can help her. Suitable for up to 4 players this fun game has you moving magnetic gnomes around a maze at night collecting pieces of the Queen’s treasure before the timer runs out and the sun comes up.

What we love

  • Easy to learn
  • Great for cooperative play

We dont like this as much

  • The instructions take a while to get through

14Hot Wheels id Race Portal

The next dimension in race track toys is here. Download the Race Portal App to activate an immersive augmented reality where you can register your vehicle, record your progress and gain points. Containing 2 exclusive cars, the portal can be connected to any existing Hot Wheels track.

What we love

  • Connects with other hot wheels tracks
  • Well made

We dont like this as much

  • Works only on iPhones and iPads

15Wonder Workshop Dot Creativity Kit Robot

The little robot with a big personality, Dot comes with 100s of coding challenges that will keep a 6 year old entertained. With 20 project cards this kit also contains craft materials to spark creativity. Kids will learn how to code, build and complete projects that will keep them active.

What we love

  • Easy to use
  • Introduces coding

We dont like this as much

  • Some accessories could be more sturdy

16HEXBUG Nano Space Cosmic Command

Watch your kids set off on an adventure through the galaxies. They can create their own story using Nano robots in space command including a rocket ship, rotating gravity trainer, air lock passage and ion cannon. This futuristic playset will put learning in space at the fingertips of any kid.

What we love

  • Easy to set up
  • Good quality

We dont like this as much

  • Needs adult supervision

17PLUS PLUS - Open Play Set - 600 Piece

Create 2D mosaics and colorful 3D structures with this easy to connect puzzle set. Promoting creativity and problem solving construction, the 600 pieces can form endless designs bound only by the child’s imagination.

What we love

  • Works on fine motor skills
  • Better than LEGO

We dont like this as much

  • Requires some supervision

18Osmo - Genius Kit For Ipad

Using an app on a tablet, kids can play a selection of interactive games, puzzles and tasks that are educational whilst having hands on fun. Using shapes, numbers, spelling and drawing, progress their problem solving skills or just be creative.

What we love

  • Variety of learning tools
  • Innovative and engaging

We dont like this as much

  • Need to take iPad out of its case

19Treasure X Aliens - Dissection Kit with Slime

Learn the ins and outs of this alien creature by dissecting its glow in the dark slime filled body using the dissection tool provided. With 3 different creatures to collect, your miniature scientists will learn the anatomy and biology of life from other planets.

What we love

  • Great size
  • Encourages imaginative play

We dont like this as much

  • Slime could be more durable

20Hot Wheels GFH87 Colossal Crash Track Set

This colossal track measures at 5 feet wide and includes twists and turns in nail biting double figure eight track multiplayer action. Hold your breath as cars race through the crash zone. This brightly colored track folds away for easy storage and will have kids stimulated for hours.

What we love

  • Easy to follow
  • Fun for the entire family

We dont like this as much

  • On the loud side

21ThinkFun Rush Hour Junior Traffic Jam

This junior version of the Rush Hour game contains 40 challenges to develop logic and problem solving skills. With 15 blocking vehicles, drive the ice cream truck through traffic jams to complete the challenges. Perfect for 6 year olds it will also test adult minds.

What we love

  • Durable game
  • Expansions can be added

We dont like this as much

  • Everything can be stored in the box except the cards

22 LEGO Creator Robo Explorer

An advancement on traditional LEGO, this 3 in 1 model Robo Explorer has movable arms, head, rolls on its caterpillar tracks and has a searchlight for rescue missions. With over 200 pieces, choose to build the rolling robot, robot bird or robot dog with a light up jet pack.

What we love

  • Fun to play
  • Really cool

We dont like this as much

  • Requires parental assistance to assemble

23KKONES Remote Control car

This exciting remote control car is ready for both on and off road action. The sleek blue design will withstand any adventure. With robust tires rotate to make the vehicle flip if it hits a wall as the headlights guide the way. The remote has different combinations to learn which steer the car in any 360 degree direction.

What we love

  • Easy to use
  • Includes rechargeable batteries

We dont like this as much

  • Could be more durable

24Mattel Games Rock 'Em Sock 'Em

A fixture in toy stores for over 40 years, Rock’Em Sock’Em Robots haven’t changed much in that time. Red vs Blue in the ring, the two robots fight it out using joysticks to control movement and throw deadly punches. The robot who keeps his head is crowned the winner.

What we love

  • Easy to play
  • Fun with a friend

We dont like this as much

  • Necks are plastic

25Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes

Perform awesome stunts and glide through the air with these unique foam planes. Place the rocket on the base, take a run up and jump on the launcher to propel it through the air. Watch them twist and spin as you rotate the three aircrafts into different launch positions and angles.

What we love

  • Promotes going outdoors
  • Simple design

We dont like this as much

  • Wings could be stronger

26Bit Coding Robot

Get hooked into the world of coding with OzoBot. This sophisticated toy will follow color coded hand drawn lines and stickers obeying commands, performing cool moves and changing speed. Discover 25 activities then make up your own patterns building those all important STEM skills.

What we love

  • Great for learning to code
  • More games available on the website

We dont like this as much

  • May require parental guidance

27Scientific Explorer Glow in The Dark Fun Lab

Delve into science with the Fun Lab. Containing 5 experiments including making glow in the dark slime and becoming a human light bulb, this kit also comes with test tubes, pipette and measuring scoops as well as all the ingredients for your experiments. With 30 glow in the dark stars, kids can learn about chemistry and astrology at the same time.

What we love

  • Great price
  • Good for science practice

We dont like this as much

  • Must be careful with supplies to make all the projects

28Hauck Lightning - Pedal Go Kart

Become a racing champion with the Lightning Go Kart. The pedal powered mean machine is designed for both indoor and outdoor play. With responsive steering, rubber wheels and handbrake it’s perfect for 6 year olds who thrive at top speed.

What we love

  • Solid metal construction
  • Simple assembly

We dont like this as much

  • Could have a smaller turn radius

Summary: 28 Best Toys for Six-Year-Old-Boys

To ensure children have the best development opportunities, it’s important to encourage the use of toys. While children play, each of their senses are utilized as they work with creativity, intelligence, imagination and observation. One of these toys should hopefully do the trick to occupy and educate your six-year-old.