Best Christmas, Holiday, or Birthday Gift Ideas for Boys Ages 6-9
There seems to be a shortage of girls in our world. My two daughters end up playing at school, in the neighborhood and in our playgroup with all boys. They also have an older brother. In a few years, this will be a thing for mom to worry about, but in the meantime it ensures that we know exactly what gifts and toys that the boys ages 6-9 want and like.
Costumes - Not Dress Up!
Community helpers like police and fireman are popular too with young boys. They look to these figures as local heros and with the Dexter Career Dressup Police Costume they can really get into imaginary play with their hat, vest, handcuffs and badge. Visit the wild wild west as you dress up in a Cowboy Costume complete with hat, chaps, vest and belt. This means you don't have to go looking later for more items to add to the cowboy costume, saving you tons of time!
Some of the best things about costumes is that children can really explore their imaginary world, get creative and you are also ready for those occassional special occasions at school when you may need a little "dress up" for fun.
It's important to buy more than one though, because as soon as the other boys show up for a playdate they will want to pretend to be their favorite hero too!
Games for Boys Ages 6-9
Boys will love to say "Sorry" as they send their opponents back home. This game is easy to set up and play, you can complete it pretty quickly so young ones don't become bored and because of the easy to recognize color coding even little siblings can get in on the game.
Hasbro offers both an standard version of Battleship, but the Electronic Battleship Advanced Mission Game offers your young man the opportunity to do strategic planning, matching, and sorting. But best of all they will love the special effects sounds as they "sank the battleship!"
20Q is a handheld game that is small and portable and can be taken just about anywhere! It's a game of 20 questions that you can play alone or with friends. It is available in a variety of colors, the questions are fun and interesting, and the buttons easy to navigate.
Finally, boys at this age have the fine motor skills to handle Operation. Instead of getting upset and frustrated they can now use the tools to get the funny bone and find it funny! They also don't get as upset when the buzzer sounds because they now have the maturity to not be startled by what to some preschoolers can be a really loud, scary noise, now elementary aged boys will find it funny.
Qwirkle is a newer game that this age group likes because they can really show off their smart stuff by creating long rows of matches by colors and shapes.
Each of these games make for a great family game night or a sleep over party for the boys.
There you have it, 16 toys made for boys that will always be a winner whether as a gift for a holiday, birthday or Christmas.
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