Educational 6th Birthday Gifts

    7th September, 2019

These gifts will help you re-invent play time. Fun, sophisticated and challenging, these present ideas for 6 year olds are a cut above the rest!

It's no secret that six years olds are ready for more complex games and projects. It's also no secret that you like to give gifts that are both fun and educational. Look no further, we've got a great roster of fun gifts for kids that help them learn and continue their development while having a blast.

Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards Toy

Cute designs, lots of designs, doesn't take up too much space, high quality boards and pieces These are great blocks to not only help with imagination, color and shape recognition, or pattern creation/recognition, but to have fun with mom or dad, or as they have gotten a little older by themselves.

Pattern Blocks and Boards is a classic toy that inspires kids to explore shapes and colors in a hands-on way as they fill wooden backgrounds with sturdy wooden pieces. This fantastic birthday gift option is a beautiful way for kids 3 and older to develop their fine motor skills. They can follow one of 10 design templates or create their own mosaic using the 120 colorful wooden tiles in 6 different shapes.

Brackitz Inventor STEM Discovery Building Toy

They are easy to use and the kids really like the bright colors. Fun for all ages! I love the idea of creative non-structured play

From simple to complex, small scale to larger-than-life, gravity-defying, 3D structures, The Brackitz Inventor STEM Discovery Building Toy is an award-winning construction toy that puts real-life art, math, science, architecture, and engineering principles into play. A fantastic birthday gift for kids ages 5 to 6 years old, this Brackitz building toy fosters creative and imaginative play with an open-ended assembly.

How to Draw (Dover How to Draw) Paperback

A wonderful book. So cute! Great for kids getting into drawing. I got 3 of these books for my 6yr old grdgirl, animals people and how to draw, she spends hrs copying the pages and is so proud when she finishes an image

The How to Draw book is amazing for kids from 4 to 10 year old, really. Help a child really learn to draw how they want. It features easy lessons that shows the basic shapes to beginners. They can learn to sketch by combining shapes to produce remarkable representations of several subjects. This book makes it easy for youngsters and would-be artists to draw fruit, fish, kittens, and more.

Snap Circuits Beginner Electronics Exploration Kit

Pre-K Kids should have this in school I bought this little set to see if my class could handle it or even wanted to try it out. The response was overwhelming. They were begging me to have a turn building the projects.

The Snap Circuits Beginner Electronics Exploration Kit is the first step you’ll take to turn a kid into a scientist. This fantastic birthday gift for any child between 4 and 8-years-old is a wonderful introduction to problem-solving, following directions, and the satisfaction of a job well done. It features an easy-to-follow color manual diagrammed like no other snap circuit kit. A thoughtful and incredibly fun gift.

DK Games: Silly Sentences Book Supplement

This is a well thought out game for new readers who are ready to learn very basic grammer. The physical quality is also very high. I bought these silly sentences for our writing center at home. They are so awesome. They are a great addition to our writing station and homeschooling routine

DK Games: Silly Sentences Book Supplement is a fantastic game to practice grammar skills learned in the first three years of school. This choice for a 4th birthday gift is an great game for 1-4 players. Children and adults can enjoy it together as the younger players learn about nouns, verbs, adjectives, and more with the help of 124 color-coded cards, and construct an almost endless possibility of sentences.

Tell-a-Tale Pre-School Farmyard Edition

Tell-a-Tale is a super storytelling game that’s suitable for children as young as three years old but can be played by the whole family. It can be given as a birthday present to any kid up to 10-years-old! Set up the stage by choosing from one of the images on the double-sided backdrop and then select a couple of the more massive props and a couple of characters and you’re ready to begin.

Light-up Terrarium Kit

Great Quality and Exceptional Experience. This was a present for my great grandson and he loves it. This was very easy to put together and he saw immediate results. If you're looking for a project that doesn't involve TV or video games this is a great one.

This fun and engaging terrarium kit gets kids closer to nature in the most engaging science project ever. The Light-up Terrarium Kit for Kids makes the sweetest 6th birthday gift ever. The kit comes in a cute little box with a 4 "x6" terrarium jar, a LED light-up jar lid, a charging cable, a booklet and more! This fascinating kit allows kids to watch their seeds growing by day and glowing at night.

My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

This science kit is perfect for my son. I got it for his 6th birthday and we've been having so much fun doing the experiments.He loves using the test tubes, the dropper, measuring out the components with the scoopers. He said it makes him feel like a real scientist.

Want to bring science into a kid's life? Then this is one of the best 6th birthday gift options ever. The Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit is a starter's science kit that features 20 pieces, including chemicals and supplies. This toy represents STEM principles by being an open-ended science toy, aimed at exploring and experimenting. Science and fun work together in this toy.

Learning Resources Puzzle Globe Toy

Fun, Interactive Globe for Kids. Definitely a educational tool for younger kids!

This fun, engaging way to encourage children as young as 3 to learn geography makes an excellent gift for any kid's birthday. The Learning Resources Puzzle Globe Toy is a challenging puzzle that keeps kids engaged and playing over and over again. This educational toy teaches continent names, the oceans, famous landmarks, and more!

Wonder Workshop Dash – Coding Robot for Kids

Slick product design and very solid / sturdy construction.Great battery life, and quick charging. Great robot for a wide range of ages!

Dash arrives charged and ready to go out of the box. More than learning to code, kids can give Dash Robot voice commands and explore loops, events, conditions, and sequences with the five free apps that come with it. This amazing, educational toy makes a great birthday gift for a 6 or 7 year old. Dash robot offers an open-ended learning platform that makes tech knowledge simple and accessible, helping kids grow into confident, creative architects.

Melissa & Doug See & Spell Learning Toy

This is a great multi-purpose educational toy for colors and letters and spelling. Overall, great toy for those parents who want their children to be ahead of the curve and have their children have fun while learning.

The Melissa & Doug See & Spell learning toy is a 50+ piece colorful wooden puzzle with easy-to-handle letters that fit into 8 two-sided cutout boards to spell 3 and 4-letter words. A great birthday gift for little ones who are just starting to read, this toy is suitable for kids ages 4 to 6. It develops sight-reading vocabulary, spelling, and fine-motor skills. Also, multiple children can play at once, this toy helps them develop essential social skills.

Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set

This is a must-have for kids, especially those who like playing school. This would make a great gift for a little one whether using imagination for students or just to learn from the set. It is made to be able to carry everything in its own case.

The Pretend and Play School Set not only supports imaginative play, social interaction, and problem-solving but also encourages school readiness for young students. A fantastic birthday gift for the young learner, this playset features a travel-friendly tri-fold board with dry erase surface and eraser, clock with moving hands, a working school bell and a 15" hand pointer. A great way to prepare for school!

Basic Picture Words Flash Cards

Words are very easy to read with the simple pictures next to the text. Highly Recommended

Flash cards are an excellent way to introduce new skills, reinforce memorization, and support good study habits. The Basic Picture Words Flash Cards is a two-sided card set that features rounded corners for easy sorting. This game makes an excellent birthday present for kiddos ages 5 to 7. The collection includes 96 cards (6" x 3" each) and 1 activity card.

Four Stage Toddler Rocket Ship Playset

Gorgeous, high quality, love Hape Hours of imagination at work! This has been an extraordinary addition to our mini man cave. My boys love playing with this, as does every other child who had come over to play. You will not be disappointed.

The Four Stage Toddler Rocket Ship Playset is the ultimate space shuttle toy. Designed to emulate a real-life space shuttle and station, with various functional areas. A fantastic birthday gift for a child aged 4 to 7 who loves outer space, this toy rocket has intricate wall printing to make the space shuttle more realistic.

Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse

This set lets kids have great fun while they learn; that's what education should be about

We may be old enough to learn to code the hard way, but games like Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set are great for kids! This set turns coding into a hands-on experience, and kids can build essential skills while they learn it. This lovely choice for a sixth birthday gift includes 22 maze walls, 16 maze grids, 3 tunnels, 20 cards in total, and more!

Carson Dellosa - Everyday Words in Spanish

First of all the delivery was super fast! The flash cards are obviously for kids and this is good because they are big with big letters and images , which makes the words really catchy

A fantastic language learning tool, the Carson Dellosa - Everyday Words in Spanish is a great gift idea, especially for children who need some help studying Spanish. The two-sided cards have rounded corners for easy sorting and help Spanish students to review the language and memorize some words.

Learning Resources Botley the Coding Robot

What a great toy. It is very easy to demonstrate to a 5 year old. She just took off with the concepts and loves instructing Botley where to move. Really impressed with the obstacle detection of this robot and also the line following capabilities. He is really fun to play with and a good robot design.

Botley, the Coding Robot is a kid’s best friend. This fantastic screen-free play can teach kids to code, which makes Botley a tremendous 8th birthday gift to develop STEM skills. It doesn’t require phones or tablets - Botley has the Smart logic function, which allows it to identify objects and dodge them. He can also follow black-line paths, looping commands, and take on obstacle courses. He even has hidden features to unlock.

Bit Coding Robot

My son uses ozobots at school, and he was thrilled to get his own for home. This product arrived sooner than promised and was just as described. Everything needed to get started with an ozobot is included.

The pocket-sized Bit Coding robot is a child’s best friend. This toy teaches kids color coding through some screen-free fun. This robot is a fantastic 10th birthday gift idea, great for building early STEAM skills. It offers two ways to code, and the box includes a LED light, optical sensors, a tough Polycarbonate shell, and an online activity library.

Berlitz Language: French Flash Cards

A useful product for learning basic sight words in French. Because pronunciation is so important in any language, especially in French, Berlitz should have a site where a person who buys this set of words can go to hear the French pronunciation done by a native French speaker.

Do you have a friend who would love to speak French? The Berlitz Language: French Flash Cards are a great gift, especially for kids. Each card features engaging illustrations, the words in the foreign language plus their pronunciation and translation.

Creative Construction Engineering

This toy set is sturdy and easy to pick up and build.I would highly recommend this for anyone who wants something fun and educational. Excellent toy for children and adults!The pieces could be joined in many ways. The pictures of things that could be built were very good also.

The IQ BUILDER | Creative Construction Engineering is a fantastic 6th birthday gift for a child that has an interest in math, science, engineering, and/or construction. The IQ Builder toy set features an innovative design and 40 connecting balls, 88 different length ball connectors, 5 wheels, and wheel connectors for unlimited design options. This screen free toy cheers kids up with its open-ended fun!

Berlitz Language: German Flash Cards

These worked very well for my child to practice his German spelling and the articles. He already knew the words but stressed that he liked these because of the pictures - so I figure if he likes them, that's a five star rating for us.

Got a friend who woul love to speak German? The Berlitz Language: German Flash Cards are a great birthday gift idea, especially for kids! Each card features engaging illustrations, the words in the foreign language plus their pronunciation and translation.

Magnetic Poetry - Kids Story Maker Kit

This is better than I thought! My Mother is in a nursing home and her hall door is magnetic. We have put the words there and all the aides and staff can rearrange them. The words are large enough she can read and participate in the rearrangement. It has helped in bringing people to interact with her.

Magnetic Poetry - Kids Story Maker Kit teaches English and grammar to children in an easy and fun way. This kit comes in a cute, colorful box, featuring 150 magnetic word tiles. It works amazingly as a 6th birthday gift, and it’s color-coded so that learners can understand the different parts of the language while they’re writing their next best-selling novel.

Tuttle More Japanese for Kids Flash Cards Kit

I have several from Tuttle, they are terrific. The graphics are large and colorful, and the cards themselves are oversized, laminated, quite sturdy.

If you want a kid (or adult) in your life to learn Japanese, the Tuttle More Japanese for Kids Flash Cards Kit might be one of the best birthday gifts available. With this kit, children from preschool through the early elementary level will be able to learn essential words, Japanese kanji, phrases, and sentences in a fun and easy way. This kit includes an audio CD, that provides the native pronunciation of the words, and sample sentences.

The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book

We have done every one in the book at least once. The directions are extremely easy to follow and most items for these experiments can be found at home. The experiments offer good step-by-step instructions and explanations to help guide the work. Basic drawings also help facilitate the instructions

Can a magnet ever be "turned off"? What're inside coins? These are some of the questions this book helps kids to answer. The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book is filled up with amazingly mind-blowing experiments that have been kid-tested. This book is an excellent 6th birthday gift to expand a child's scientific horizons from different knowledge areas: from chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, and technology —to outer space.

Tuttle Chinese for Kids Flash Cards Kit

This is a great resource for bilingual homes. I love that the cd has nursery rhymes on it in addition to the vocabulary, it really helps keep learning fun in the car. I love the flascards so much I laminated them to protect them for years to come.

Someone in your life want to get started with Chinese? The Tuttle Chinese for Kids Flash Cards Kit is a great gift option. With this kit, children from preschool, and early adult learners, through the early elementary level will be able to learn essential words, Chinese characters, phrases, and sentences in a fun and easy way. This kit includes an audio CD, that provides the native pronunciation of the words, and sample sentences.

Learning Resources Crashapult STEM Challenge

This set surprised me because it is very simple but has kept my kids entertained. I like that the box is a sturdy cardboard one that I can store everything in. It has got my kids thinking about cause and effect and problem solving. Definitely a set to get kids thinking!

This STEM-themed activity set is a fantastic way you can help kids learn about concepts such as angles, trajectories, and many other physics fundamentals. The engaging Learning Resources Crashapult STEM Challenge features challenges with multiple difficulty levels. It’s a fabulous 6th birthday gift option: the kid-powered catapult is so much fun.

Bilingual Spanish/English Flash Cards

Cards are good for basic words, colors, numbers etc. they are colorful and the pictures are versatile enough for my 2,3 and 7 year olds. They are all enjoying their Spanish lessons and learning quickly!

The School Zone - Bilingual Spanish to English Flash Cards 4-Pack is a 4-pack flashcard set for children age 4 and above that includes enough information to learn the alphabet, essential sight words, colors, shapes, numbers 1 to 100, and more.