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36 Best Toys for 8 Year Old Girls and Boys That They’ll Actually Use

Toys For 8 Year Olds

Check out this list for some awesome suggestions for toys for 8 year olds. This is a unique age when they are crossing from younger to more sophisticated things, so the options open up a little bit, but don’t you worry, toys never go out of style. Here are the toys for 8 year old girls and boys that will fuel their imaginations, keep them entertained and encourage active play to get them up and moving outdoors.

Razor MX400 Dirt Rocket Ride On

Razor MX400 Dirt Rocket Ride On

An excellent toy for 8 year olds who have a need for speed, this Razor MX400 Dirt Rocket Ride On will let them tackle off-road riding in comfort. With speeds of up to 14 MPH, this electric dirt bike boasts 12” pneumatic knobbly tires, and 30 minutes of use on just one charge.

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Rubik’s Perplexus Puzzle Maze Skill Game

Rubik’s Perplexus Puzzle Maze Skill Game

If they love the Rubik’s Cube but want something a little different, the Rubik’s Perplexus Hybrid 2 x 2 is the perfect choice. With more than 200 barriers and obstacles, this clear cube can be twisted and turned to guide the ball inside along the maze, in order to reach the finish.

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Kingdomino Award Winning Family Strategy Board Game

Kingdomino Award Winning Family Strategy Board Game

Putting a different spin on the classic game of Dominoes, the award-winning Kingdomino is a fantasy tile-placing game for 2 – 4 players. Colorful and fun, players must work strategically to place their tiles in the best places in order to grow their kingdoms and beat the rest.

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Melissa & Doug Suspend Game

Melissa & Doug Suspend Game

Melissa and Doug’s Suspend Game can be played alone or with up to 3 more players, and is nail-bitingly tense. There are 24 rubber-tipped wire pieces which come with notches in, and players must take it in turns to balance their pieces on top of the last, without toppling the entire game.

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Stomp Rocket

Stomp Rocket

Using nothing but kid power, Stomp Rockets are a great way to get children outdoors. Supplied with three stunt planes and a launcher, the way to get these aircraft airborne is to stamp on the launcher as hard as they can – the harder they stomp, the higher their planes will fly.

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Razor Crazy Cart

Razor Crazy Cart

Quite unlike any other Go-Kart, the Razor Crazy Cart Shift runs on a 12V battery, and allows riders to drift safely while keeping both hands on the steering wheel. With a top speed of 8MPH (parents can cap the speed), this cart will run for approx. 40 minutes on one single charge.

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VTech Kidizoom Camera Pix

VTech Kidizoom Camera Pix

The VTech Kidizoom Camera Pix is a perfect first camera for those just starting out in the world of photography. With static and animated photo effects, a ‘face-detector’ for the perfect selfie, and templates for beautiful collages, it also features a video and voice recorder, and 4 built-in games.

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Not Parent Approved Card Game

Not Parent Approved Card Game

Anything that says ‘Not Parent Approved’ will be a hit with 8 year old kids, so they’ll adore playing a game by the same name. Billed as being appropriately inappropriate, this game requires players to finish off awkward situations with the most ‘inappropriate’ response card they hold.

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ThinkFun Dog Crimes Logic Game and Brainteaser

ThinkFun Dog Crimes Logic Game and Brainteaser

Kids will need to become amateur sleuths when they play Dog Crimes, the board game that sees mischievous mutts causing mayhem. Presented with a ‘crime’, players must decipher the clues and use a process of elimination to decide which dog did the dirty deed. Suitable for single players aged 8+.

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Throw Throw Burrito by Exploding Kittens

Throw Throw Burrito by Exploding Kittens

Outrageously funny, Throw Throw Burrito combines the fun of card games with the danger of Dodgeball, but with food. Two to six players settle down to play a game of matching cards, but watch out for someone drawing the Burrito Card, because that’s when battle commences and the throwing begins!

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Creativity for Kids Origami Kit

Creativity for Kids Origami Kit

Learning the art of origami will keep them from getting bored – as long as they have paper to hand they can get creative! This kit includes more than 60 sheets of beautifully colored and patterned paper, and an instructional booklet to show them how to create a range of paper projects.

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Atlas Crate Subscription Box

Atlas Crate Subscription Box

Learning all about other cultures is an important part of growing up, so help them on their journey with an Atlas Crate subscription. Delivered every month, the Atlas Crate will include hands-on STEAM activities designed to engage and educate kids, and each one is built around a different part of the world.

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Djubi Classic

Djubi Classic

Give them another way to enjoy playing outside with Djubi Classic. Supplied with two nets and two slingshot balls, the aim is to attach the ball to a hook on the net and fire it at the opposing player, who must then attempt to catch the ball in their net.

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ThinkFun Gravity Maze

ThinkFun Gravity Maze

Have them use their critical thinking with this game of Gravity Maze. With 60 challenges included, single players need to strategically build their maze so that the steel marble can run through the tower and reach its destination. Absorbing and challenging, it’s perfect for players aged 8 and over.

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Googly Eyes Game

Googly Eyes Game

If they find drawing against the clock a challenge, they’ll really have fun with the Googly Eyes Game. Playing in teams, one member must wear the special goggles with interchangeable lenses while drawing a picture for their teammates to recognize; the twist is, the lenses hilariously distort the wearer’s vision.

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National Geographic Mega Fossil Mine

National Geographic Mega Fossil Mine

It’s a dream of many kids to unearth a fossil, but few have the chance. This Mega Fossil Mine from National Geographic gives everyone the opportunity. The clay brick contains 15 real genuine fossils, which can be excavated with the tools included, and is accompanied by a comprehensive learning guide.

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WowWee Power Treads

WowWee Power Treads

With more than 70 pieces included, the WowWee Power Treads set will let them get creative in any room. They can clip the pieces together to make a smaller track – or incorporate them with furniture to spread them out all over the house – then unleash the all-surface vehicles and watch them go!

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LEGO City Ocean Exploration Ship Building Kit

LEGO City Ocean Exploration Ship Building Kit

Their imagination will know no bounds when they have the LEGO City Ocean Exploration Ship. With 745 pieces, this fabulous set builds into a ship with a working crane, dinghy, shark cage, submarine, and helicopter, as well as 8 minifigures, plus a shark and stingray for hours of ocean exploration.

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Classic Spirograph Deluxe Design Set

Classic Spirograph Deluxe Design Set

Young artists can take a step back in time with this delightful Spirograph set. Neatly stored inside its own carrying case, this set includes loads of different wheels – 19 in total – along with three colored pens, a design guide, and a pack of Spirograph paper on which to create beautiful circular patterns.

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Nerf Lazer Tag

Nerf Lazer Tag

The Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger is a fantastic toy for 8 year olds who love Nerf games but not the darts. Using lazers to ‘tag’ their targets, this pack contains 2 weapons so they can play against a friend, and more can be added so they can work in teams.

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Schleich Eldrador Creatures Ice Griffin Toy Action Figure

Schleich Eldrador Creatures Ice Griffin Toy Action Figure

Imagination is a child’s best resource, and with the Ice Griffin toy, that imagination can really soar. Intricately detailed for a stunning look, this amazing toy has a wingspan of more than 12 inches, and is ideal for kids who enjoy incorporating fantasy figures into their play.

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Creativity for Kids Grow 'n Glow Terrarium

Creativity for Kids Grow 'n Glow Terrarium

This complete kit will allow kids to design and create their own indoor terrarium, and then sit back and watch it grow. Supplied with a clear glass jar for easy viewing, this kit also includes soil, stones, and decorative sand, as well as chia and wheatgrass seeds, delightful minifigures, and glow-in-the-dark decorations.

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The Original AirFort

The Original AirFort

Blanket forts are always fun, but imagine how cool a UFO fort would be? Inflated in just 30 seconds with any standard box fan, this fort is lightweight and breathable, and will turn any indoor space into an awesomely detailed alien craft that’s big enough for their friends to play in, too.

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Educational Insights Kanoodle 3-D Puzzle

Educational Insights Kanoodle 3-D Puzzle

Great for travel and equally great at home, Kanoodle is the brain-busting puzzle that will keep them occupied for hours. Supplied with 200 puzzles – from easy to hard – this set requires players to replicate the puzzles using the colored connected pieces in 2D or 3D configurations.

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Klutz Lego Gadgets Science/STEM Activity Kit

Klutz Lego Gadgets Science/STEM Activity Kit

Take their LEGO game to the next level with the Klutz Lego Gadgets Activity Kit. Supplied with all the pieces they will need to create 11 amazing machines, including a working grabbing arm and a flywheel cruiser, the set is also compatible with other LEGO pieces for bigger and better building.

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Toilet Trouble Game

Toilet Trouble Game

Kids will adore Toilet Trouble, the game of chance that could see them getting a soaking! The perfect mix of grossness and giggles, this game involves spinning the toilet paper, flushing the lav, and listening out for the flushing sound; if it doesn’t come, they’re going to get soaked!

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Dual LED Student Microscope

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Dual LED Student Microscope

Let them get up close and personal with the National Geographic microscope set. With both prepared slides and blank ones included, kids can study a variety of specimens through 20x and 50x magnification, track Brine Shrimps’ lifecycles, examine geodes, and many more activities. A full-color STEM learning guide is also included.

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Hasbro Gaming Simon Optix Game

Hasbro Gaming Simon Optix Game

The game of Simon has been given an awesome new look with Optix. Reimagined as a headset, Simon Optix requires players to watch the sequence of lights and colors, and then replicate them by placing their hands over the corresponding sensors. Designed for solo use, or with friends with additional headsets.

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Zing Stikbot Studio Pro

Zing Stikbot Studio Pro

Wannabe animators will get a head start on their craft with the Zing Stikbot Studio. Supplied with two Stikbot figures and a tripod, the box becomes the background so kids can shoot blue or green screen movies using Stop Motion technology and the included Stikbot Studio Pro app.

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Educational Insights BrainBolt

Educational Insights BrainBolt

Perfectly sized for on-the-go fun, BrainBolt is the handheld memory game that will really bring out their competitive side. BrainBolt’s screen will show a sequence of lights, and players must try to remember them and copy the pattern without making a mistake. Can be played alone or as a 2-player challenge.

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Makey Makey Invention Kit

Makey Makey Invention Kit

Young inventors will have a blast turning ordinary household objects into computer keys. Teaching all about electricity and circuits, the Makey Makey Invention Kit includes the clips, wires, USB connector and board needed to turn fruits, liquids, and pretty much any random object into musical instruments, games controllers, and more.

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KLASK Magnetic Award-Winning Party Game

KLASK Magnetic Award-Winning Party Game

You don’t have to choose between foosball and air hockey – just choose Klask! This awesome tabletop game uses magnets to move the strikers, which are controlled from underneath the table. Arriving fully assembled, Klask includes everything needed so they can play it as soon as it’s out of the box.

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LoopDeLoom Weave Kit

LoopDeLoom Weave Kit

The LoopDeLoom Weave Kit is the simple way for creators to make dozens of adorable items, from phone cases to scarves, and even larger items like skirts and throws. Supplied with multi-colored yarn, the loom can also be used with any store-bought yarn, so the fun will never end.



Melissa & Doug Deluxe Solid-Wood Magic Set

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Solid-Wood Magic Set

Anyone can become instantly cooler just by performing a magic trick, and this kit will give them 10 ways to be awesome. Made by Melissa & Doug, this set includes solid wood pieces that will last and last, and comes with instructions to learn classic tricks like The Vanishing Coin.

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Educational Insights Artie 3000 Coding Robot

Educational Insights Artie 3000 Coding Robot

A fabulous toy for 8 year olds with an interest in computer programing, Artie 3000 is a coding robot that’s heaps of fun to play with. With a Wi-Fi server built in, Artie needs no internet connection, and will draw the lines that his programmer has coded with the markers supplied.

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Circuit Maze Board Game

Circuit Maze Board Game

Supplied with 60 challenges that range from beginner level to expert, the Circuit Maze Board Game is the fun way for kids to learn about electrical circuits. Using logic, reasoning, and planning skills, kids will learn how to solve the puzzles while discovering how electricity works.

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8 Creative Diy Gifts and Toys for 8 Year Olds

Diy Cross Body Zipper Tote

Diy Cross Body Zipper Tote

Take your sewing skills to the next level with this DIY zipper cross body bag. The cool thing about making it yourself is that you can customize fabrics to suit your taste. Some simple supplies, a sewing machine and this tutorial, and you are on your way to making a fabulous bag.

Diy Fairy Dough Recipe

Diy Fairy Dough Recipe

There is nothing better than making your own shiny, stretchy, fancy, fairy dough. Follow these simple instructions to make this fun play material than can be customized with glitter or tiny toys. There is something amazing about kneading dough, so be sure to let your child help make it.

Diy Science Kit Gift for Kids

Diy Science Kit Gift for Kids

Instead of buying a science kit, how about making your own? Check out this tutorial from the authors of “The Curious Kid’s Science Book” for how to include a basket of materials directly related to the book’s experiments. Highly customizable, these kits make great gifts.

Diy Stenciled Stool Tops

Diy Stenciled Stool Tops

Add a fun and unique touch to playrooms, little art tables, or bedrooms with these DIY stenciled stool tops. This sweet DIY features simple step-by-step instructions as well as a full list of supplies you need, with helpful links of online stores you can purchase them from.

Diy T-Shirt Stencil Gift Kit

Diy T-Shirt Stencil Gift Kit

Treat the budding artists in your life to this crafty t-shirt stencil kit, or even get your own kiddies involved in making these gift sets ready to give to others. They’re sure to love creating the stencils and dabbing on the paint to make the ‘example’ stencil shirts inside of the kits.

Diy Minecraft Creeper Book Ends

Diy Minecraft Creeper Book Ends

From ‘Keeping it Simple’ we have these Minecraft inspired Creeper bookends, which will help to keep your kiddo’s books neat and tidy. Not only do they look great, but they’re easy to make too, taking around just 10 minutes! Don’t forget to let them dry before using them, though.

Diy Kid's Fart Noise Maker

Diy Kid's Fart Noise Maker

We all know what 8 year olds are like, none of them can resist giggling at flatulence, so you can imagine just how well this DIY fart noise maker is going to go down. To make the noise maker at home you’ll need wire, a washer, and two rubber bands.

Diy Lego Gummy Candy

Diy Lego Gummy Candy

A super fun DIY that leaves you with yummy candy? Yes please. This tutorial video shows you everything you need to know to make LEGO shaped candies from Jell-O. Not only are they tasty, but they stack and build like real LEGO blocks, meaning in this case, it’d be rude NOT to play with your food.


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