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There are so many great games and more gift ideas for 6-year-olds that my 6-year-old loves! Gifts for 6-year-olds can be hard to decide on now that older kids have clear interests and already have so many toys! Here are the gifts our 6-year-old asked for this year and was very excited to receive!
Create an Amazon Wishlist First
Did you know you can create an Amazon Wishlist that you can share with friends and family? We have one for each child, and ourselves! We add items to the list all year and give the links to family who buy the kids birthday and Christmas presents. It’s great because as people buy from the list it disappears so no one buys a duplicate. To add an item to the wishlist, just click on “Add to List” on any Amazon product page then select the list you’d like to add it to.
- My blog post: How and Why to Create an Amazon Wishlist
Guess Who Game
Games are such fun activities for kids and it’s awesome that at this age kids are able to play them more than previous ages! Since we got Guess Who our 6-year-old has wanted to play it multiple times in a row and day after day. It’s really neat to see him so excited about something that isn’t electronics!
Zingo is Bingo with a Zing! This one is so easy to figure out our almost 4-year-old twins can play it with each other without needing us to help! All 3 boys have been enjoying playing with it with and without us, which is really nice. We have the one with pictures and words but there are also versions for numbers, building words, and sight words.
The game is simple, you slide the Zinger, make a match, fill the board, and win the game! It’s fun to play over and over again!
Candy Land Game
Though Candy Land is rated for ages 3+ it’s one that my 6-year-old still loves to play so I wanted to include it in this list in case you don’t already have it! It’s a great game to help kids develop the skills needed to deal with disappointment when the all too common scenario arises where they are almost to the candy castle and they have to go back to one of the treats! This is something we’re still working on our littles being ok with!
Guess in 10 Game – Many Variations!
The Guess in 10 Animal Planet game looks like a lot of fun! The one pictured below is Animal Planet but they have several variations including Foods Around the World, Professions, Countries of the World, and more!
Ask up to 10 questions for each card to guess what the answer is, or in this version, what the animal is! This game is portable and travel-friendly for road trips, airplane, or if you’re stuck in a cabin and it’s storming outside!
Each card has facts about the animals to help the card holder answer questions posed to them and also to learn more about the animals!
EXCITING CARD GAME OF QUESTIONS: Use the Guider Tiles to ask up to 10 questions to guess the animal on the game card! Where does the animal live? Does the animal have 4 legs? What does the animal eat? Can you be the first player to win 7 Game Cards?
Looking for more games?
Click the image below to see my blog post of 15 Fun Games to Play with Little Kids.
Our 6-year-old LOVES Legos, he has for years and is so amazing at following the directions and putting them together (if only he’d follow directions I give him that well!!!).
Here are some Lego Sets that he got recently and LOVES!
Lego Safari Wildlife Tree House 3-in-1 Set
This set is rated for ages 7+ but could be given to a 6-year-old if they’re good at following the directions. These 3-in-1 sets are really awesome because they come with 3 sets of instructions and the same Legos can make 3 different things!! This set makes a Safari House, Biplane, and a Catamaran.
The LEGO Creator 3in1 Safari Wildlife Tree House (31116) building set will grip kids’ imaginations with 3 models in 1: a tree house toy, plane toy and boat toy
Lego Cement Mixer
Our boys LOVE anything construction so Legos + Construction = AMAZING!! Our 6-year-old put this together right after we went inside after guests left from his little party in the backyard.
This LEGO City toy construction truck features an opening driver’s cab, spinnable mixing drum, plus 2 worker minifigures for lots of role play
Admittedly, we don’t have these yet, but they look awesome. There are an unlimited amount of things your child can create with Lego Dots. There are plans your kids can follow within the Lego Dots kit and also kits sold separately that are specific designs such as making dinosaurs, etc.
Make a child happy with this massive LEGO DOTS Lots of DOTS (41935) arts-and-crafts set and inspire their creativity as they develop their design skills and make their own unique patterns
Features LEGO DOTS Message Board kids' craft kit with 2 16x16 plates, frame and hanger elements and 500+ tiles in a range of colors and shapes
The included curved 2x2 elements help kids make different font sizes to say whatever they want
Disney Princess Lego Set
This Disney Princess Creative Castles set includes Belle and Cinderella!
This LEGO Disney Princess castle building toy features Belle and Cinderella LEGO mini-dolls, plus all kids need to build different toy castles
Lego Dinosaur 3-in-1 Set
Here is a smaller set that still packs a lot of fun! With the Mighty Dinosaur set your child can create 3 different dinosaurs from just one set!
Have fun with this T-Rex, featuring a dark-green and beige colour scheme, bright orange eyes, poseable joints and head, large claws and an opening mouth
Little Passports Activity Boxes
Looking for an activity to give this year instead of just another toy? Check out Little Passports Activity Boxes. There are several different activity boxes for different ages and interests.
My kids and I have tried out a few different Little Passports Activity Boxes including Animals Wild, Craft Discovery, and Space Quest, which I’ve written blog posts on. We have so much fun with them! It’s great to have something that we can work on together while also learning instead of just another toy that is going to sit on the shelf (or let’s be real, the middle of the floor).
With Little Passports Activity Boxes you can buy one box at a time or you can buy a subscription, which ends up being cheaper per box.
The buttons below include links to my blog posts as well as a 50% off an annual subscription or 20% off any purchase on their site. The other button links to the Little Passports Gift Guide that will help you decide which one to buy for your little one!
Robots are so fun! We have a more basic one like this that can talk, dance, play music, and more. This one even has gesture sensing, a remote control, and your child can even program it to do what they want it to do! They can program the robot to dance, go forward, backward, turn in circles, and so much more!
The robot is charged by USB and what I’ve learned over time with our robot is charge it from time to time, even if no one has been using it for a while because they’ll randomly decide they want to use it and it won’t be charged. Let me tell you, that doesn’t go well. Lol
[Remote Control & Gesture Sensing] This smart robot not only can be controlled by the remote controller, but also can respond quickly after receiving your gesture commands and move forward, backward, left and right accordingly.
Kids LOVE jokes and my kids don’t quite understand how to come up with jokes that are actually funny yet. It’s usually just saying something that is true and then they laugh. Doesn’t quite work. Lol However, having a book of jokes can REALLY help them learn how a joke is constructed, what makes it funny, etc. They really love this book!
Book of Mazes
My 6-year-old LOVES doing mazes! Sometimes he uses a pencil to complete them or sometimes he just uses his finger so he can do it all over again later! This book is nearly 100 pages of mazes that will keep your kid occupied for quite a while!
Made By Me Ultimate Bead Pets
I remember LOVING these as a kid and I was so excited when my 6-year-old asked to put these on his wish list!
With this bead pet set it has over 1400 beads, cording, keychains, carabiner clips for putting them on backpacks or wherever, and design templates! Even better, it comes with storage cases! This particular one does seem to have a delay in shipping but it’s so cool, I think it’ll be worth it, just plan ahead.
OVER 1600 COLORFUL BEADS: Create and personalize your very own bead pet keychains with over 1600 vibrant pony beads, alphabet beads, carabiner clips, and easy-to-follow project templates.
Hot Wheels Monster Truck Stunt Playset
My boys love monster trucks and I’m sure they’re not alone! This is rated for ages 4-8 but knowing my boys they’ll love it much longer. This set comes with 3 Hot Wheels monster trucks and 3 Hot Wheels 1:64 vehicles and is an Amazon Exclusive.
The Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Stunt Tire playset is impressive open or closed. The oversized monster truck tire holds a stunt track that's more than 35 inches long and includes a handle for portability when closed.
Hot Wheels Track Builder Vertical Launch Set
This Hot Wheels vertical launch set seems really cool. This set even comes with Command strips so that you can attach it to the wall and remove it later without damage to your wall. BONUS!!
This is a little more compact than others since it uses the space of the wall in addition to space on the floor.
This set can be connected with other sets to make HUGE sets as well for hours and hours of fun.
Go up with this Vertical Launch Kit that can attach to a wall and reaches 50 inches high!
The innovative set also has 3 configurations and is easy to set up and simple to put away.
Rock Painting Kit
The all-inclusive rock painting kit includes everything you need for painting rocks, down to the actual rocks! Not many kits involve everything you need but this one does. It includes 10 river rocks, 2 wooden pieces, 12 non-toxic acrylic paints, 3 paint pens, 2 paint brushes, 1 art smock, transfer stickers and river stand. Even better? It all comes in a backpack!
Your child can work on painting their own rocks at home or on the go at a park or outdoor family gathering.
Painting rocks aids in promoting creativity, fine motor skills, problem-solving, and neural connections within the brain. All that to say, it’s a great activity for kids of all ages.
ROCK PAINTING KIT - Who knew rocks could be such a blast!? Let your imagination run wild decorating your own pet rock in vibrant colors! With Loomini's Rock Painting Kids Activities, children (or kids at heart) can decorate these smooth river rocks at home or in school; as part of a personal arts and crafts project or The Kindness Rock Project. Suggested for kids 6-12, but works for all ages 4-8, or 10-100!
As a mom of identical twins and a son two years older, I have gained invaluable experience in the realm, and chaos, of parenting. With a Master's Degree and Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology, I spent years as a school psychologist, helping children navigate through their educational and emotional challenges. Now as a stay at home mom and professional blogger, I combine my areas of expertise to help you in your parenting journey.