The 4 Best Gifts for 6-year-olds

Last Updated on August 18, 2020

Children grow up quickly. The moment comes when they start to communicate at school. Most 6-year-olds are participating in extracurricular activities, and they may also be aware of what’s cool among their peers set right now. We’ve spent hundreds of hours researching and testing toys, games, and other gear to find the best gifts.

ProductOur Score
4M 5576 Table Top Robot94/100
Cra-Z-Slimy 28821 Creations Slimy Fun Kit94/100
Bugs in the Kitchen – Children’s Board Game83/100
Micro Kickboard – Maxi Deluxe Micro Scooter for Kids97/100
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Children at this age can understand the instructions quite well and quickly follow the given steps in order to assemble rather complex structures. They know how to cope with mistakes or troubleshoot it if they have collected something wrong. Being able to complete a project on their own or with peers can help children build their confidence and build their sense of mastery.

Six-year-olds are very fond of and can play board games. These games make them think deeply, be more patient. It makes them obey more complex rules. This often leads six-year-old children to quickly learn and develop the simplest strategies that help them win individually or as a team. 

We looked at the experiences of various our experts, as well as parents and other caregivers on our editorial team, to identify memorable and engaging gifts for six-year-olds.

Under $20 gifts for six-year-olds

Roaming 4M Table Top Robot ($15.99 at the time of publication)

Roaming 4M Table Top Robot

This cunning and fun robot is perfect for playing in pairs or with a group of friends. 

A six year old child is perfectly managed with assembling a robot crab. This robot is equipped with a special edge detector that prevents it from falling off the table. In fact, the 4M Table Top Robot is a hands-on science kit that teaches the basic of robotics by constructing a working robot crab. When my daughter activated this robot it stutters under its own power and changes direction when it faced with fences. It was very funny to spectate it perform acrobatic tricks. 

4M 5576 Table Top Robot

4M has encouraged curious young minds for more than 25 years as a designer and manufacturer of innovative and educational products.

Cra-Z-Slimy Creations Slimy Fun Kit ($18 at the time of publication)

Cra-Z-Slimy Creations Slimy Fun Kit

Oh, it’s a miracle slime. It allows fantasies to fly very high. Six-year-olds can experiment with colours and fillers. Many kids may prefer to make their own slime, though, and have the creation be part of the fun. It’s squishy, stretchy, and brightly coloured.

We considered and tested 4 slime kits for our guide to the best slime. Here is our favourite: Cra-Z-Slimy 28821 Creations Slimy Fun Kit. This set includes everything you need to make slime. I would point out that kids can modify the slime as they like by adding glitter, neon colours, scents, and tiny beads for texture.

Cra-Z-Slimy 28821 Creations Slimy Fun Kit

The CRA Z SLIMY – fun kit includes everything you need to make your very own slime! experiment with neon and glitter slime. Mix and match or keep it simple – it’s up to you! make it your way! our slimes are quality checked and made with safe fun in mind. It’s OOEY gOOEY stretchy fun! helpful hints: protect any delicate surfaces or fabrics. Slime should be put in a container after use and the lid sealed.


Gifts for six-year-olds in range from $20 to $50.

Catch the HexBug Nano ($37.07 at the moment of publication)

Catch the HexBug Nano

The game is designed for children aged 6 and up. Children can play the game in 20 minutes for 2-4 players. It is a fast-paced board game. Each player chooses a corner as their bug-trap. The game-board have rotatable barriers in the shape of knives, spoons and forks thus you can create a maze such way. Players take turns rolling a die to determine which utensils they can rotate. They are trying to create a path to trap the HexBug in their corner. 

While the players are making a move, rolling the dice, meanwhile the HexBug moves across the board. The game requires both strategic thinking and quick reaction. 

The team of our editors agreed that the game can be recommended for 6-year-old children, at first glance this game looks silly, nevertheless the game teaches some strategy. Especially, this game differs from other luck-based board games in that not everything here depends on chance or randomness. In fact, the child thinks several steps ahead.

Bugs in the Kitchen – Children’s Board Game

There’s a pesky little bug in the kitchen! And it’s not just any bug – it’s an original HEXBUG nano, scuttling around the game board! Quick – can you catch it in the trap?

Get the bug first and you win; leave it loose and go buggy in this fast-action game of extermination!

Fast paced, action packed fun for Family Game Night!


Gifts for six-year-olds in range from $50 to $150.

Micro’s 3-wheeled Maxi Deluxe scooter ($130.99 at the moment of publication)

Micro’s 3-wheeled Maxi Deluxe scooter

This is a Maxi Deluxe scooter, with a lean-to-steer design, offers a stable ride that supports children as they curve and carve the sidewalk. The Scooter has a large, smooth-rolling wheels and durable build yet extremely lightweight (Weighing in at just 5.5 lbs).  When we bought it, we didn’t have to assemble it. Simply insert T-bar (handlebar) into the deck and ride! Supplied hex wrench ensures parents are able to adjust the T-bar to desired height and tighten before riding. Adjustable T-bar (handlebar) grows with children from age 5 up to age 12 (max rider weight: 110 lbs).

Micro Kickboard – Maxi Deluxe Micro Scooter for Kids

Micro Kickboard takes quality to a new level with the top-rated Maxi, our best-selling scooter for kids ages 5 to 12. The Maxi is so strong and durable, we say it’s ‘indestructible’. Known for its incredibly smooth glide, the reliable Maxi really goes the distance when it comes to reliability and comfort – great for the commute to school or just around town. It’s the scooter for kids who are Going Places!

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Stephen Gardner

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