lifestyle Good Activities for 6 Year Olds  

Jessica Lawshe
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Time flies, especially during childhood. You probably feel like your 6 year old is growing up so fast! Keep him or her active, smiling, and learning all year long with this list of engaging, educational activities for 6 year olds.

At six, your child can dress herself and catch a ball more easily with her hands. He can tie his shoes and he's learning a new word every single day. Growing minds need stimulation and the educational and easy activities on this list help to foster that growth. 

The activities on this list combine fun with learning. As a bonus, all are incredibly simple to set up – or require no set-up at all. Encourage your child to practice adding and math skills by tossing bright bean bags, help them learn about the wind and weather by building a wind vane, or just have some fun together by sliding with paper plates. From making Playdough to cooking up something good from a colorful kid's recipe book, the list has something for every six year old.

Banish those rainy day blues and eliminate summer boredom with these activity ideas for six year olds. Upvote the games that seem like the most fun!
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Cook From a Kid's Recipe Book


Cooking together teaches your child about chemistry and serves as a great bonding activity – and it results in some tasty treats, too! DailyParent offers suggestions for child-appropriate cookbooks.
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Toss Bean Bags and Practice Math


Tape numbered cards to the stairs, grab some bean bags, and then practice math skills by adding the numbers that the bean bags land on. According to How Wee Learn, this game also tires your kiddos out as they run up and down the stairs to collect the bean bags. 
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Practice Ball Handling Skills


It's fun to practice ball handling skills. The simple activitiy helps encourage children to get off the couch and get some exercise. Check out these games to play with a ball from Parenting
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Guess Whether Objects Will Sink or Float


As your 6 year old will observe, some things sink and some things float. Mama Guru suggests talking about sinking and floating and why objects behave the way they do in water. Then get to splashing!