Look at this picture.
The two children are competing with each other for the toy.
How to express this action in English?
Could I say "The 2 children are scrambling for the toy"?
I won't be vocabulary fancy here!
Two children are fighting for the toy
Fighting over a toy is common among kids.
Though fight is a bit strong word, looking at the expressions of the kids, I think it won't be exaggerated. And, when the context is clear (children), fight word is neutralized for its intensity.