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21 Genius Gift Ideas for 8 Year Old Boys and Girls

If you’re searching for gifts for 8 year olds but you’re not sure where to start, then look no further than this list of great toys… whether they enjoy playing with LEGO or they’d rather sit and sketch, there are toys here that kids will love no matter what they’re in to.

gifts for 8 year olds

SpaceScooter Ride On

SpaceScooter Ride On

Your speedster will fly like the wind on this super-duper kick board with handbrake and air suspension. This pump action ride-on means that you rock back and forth on the base in a teeter-totter-like motion to zoom along. Fun and stylish, it comes in 8 color choices and folds for storage.

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Osmo Genius Kit for iPad

Osmo Genius Kit for iPad

The Osmo Genius Kit turns your child’s iPad into a hands-on learning tool with five award-winning games. Core subjects like math and spelling become fun challenges, while other games encourage visual thinking, problem-solving, and creative drawing. It comes with the base and game pieces and is the perfect gift for your little genius.

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Bedside Eyeglass Buddies

Bedside Eyeglass Buddies

These adorable bedside buddies will keep your child’s eyeglasses safe and ready for them to grab first thing in the morning. Choose from the cute cat or awesome alligator to stand guard on your child’s nightstand while gently wearing the spectacles. Both pretty and practical, they make charming room decor.$30.00

Rockin' Rider Coffee Stable Horse Ride On

Rockin' Rider Coffee Stable Horse Ride On

Now you can give your child the pony they’ve been asking for with this realistic, plush pal. The happy horse is built on a sturdy metal frame and comes with three sound activation points. He can sing, say phrases, and whinny and, if you pat his flank, you’ll hear the sound of galloping hooves.

$93.99


Anki Cozmo Robot

Anki Cozmo Robot

Nothing is cooler than a real robot. This electronic sidekick is the perfect educational robot for kids to learn to creatively code. You can challenge Cozmo to games or use “explorer” mode to see things from his perspective. The beginner-friendly interface makes it a great choice for younger kids.

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Skyo Little Live Wrapples

Skyo Little Live Wrapples

This is Skyo. He is a Wrapple, the take-anywhere, interactive pet that you wear like a bracelet, as the slap-band tail wraps securely around your wrist. His eyes light up to match his mood and he will giggle and purr when you pet him. Skyo has over 50 sounds and reactions that your child will love.

$17.99


Nerf Official N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster

Nerf Official N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster

The Strongarm blaster holds six “elite” darts and can launch them up to 90 feet. The barrel flips for easy loading, and you can rapid fire all projectiles at once. This Nerf toy will provide hours of playtime fun for your little guy, with additional darts sold separately.

$14.76


Pimple Pete Game

Pimple Pete Game

This explosively funny family game is high on the gross-out factor which is part of its “charm.” Players take turns popping Pete’s pimples without exploding the mega-zit on his nose. Some are easier to remove than others, but you have to be careful or everyone gets sprayed with the volcanic eruption of ‘the big one.”

$12.88

Crayola Fabulous Art Kit

Crayola Fabulous Art Kit

This tub of art supplies is a great choice for budding Monets and Rembrandts. It includes dozens of crayons, chalk, colored pencils, paints, and markers, plus stickers, glue, a paint brush, and more. The storage tray keeps everything handy and it all conveniently stores back in the bucket for next time.

$22.92


LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Building Kit

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Building Kit

All aboard the Hogwarts Express! This LEGO set is the perfect gift for Harry Potter fans. It has all the usual incredible details that LEGO is known for, and comes with 7 highly sought-after mini figures. You’ll get Harry, Hermione, and Ron, plus Remus Lupin, the Trolley Witch, a Dementor, and Scabbers.

$94.94


K'NEX Lincoln Logs

K'NEX Lincoln Logs

Just like you remember as a child, this classic set of lincoln logs is the original building toy. The 100th anniversary edition includes 111 pieces in a collectible storage tin. The building pieces are made of real, high-quality maple and stained authentic colors, and the manual offers three building ideas to get you started.

$39.50


Tulip One Step Tie-Dye Kit

Tulip One Step Tie-Dye Kit

This Tie-Dye kit comes with 18 squeeze bottles in a variety of popular colors – just add water to activate – and enough supplies for up to 6 people which makes it perfect for a party! The step-by-step instruction guide suggests 8 looks to spark your creativity. Colors stay bright and bold through repeated washings.

$15.48


Boogie Board Play and Trace LCD Writing Tablet

Boogie Board Play and Trace LCD Writing Tablet

This electronic semi-transparent screen comes with an artist palette grip and an oval design that makes it easy for kids to hold. It is durable and light enough to take anywhere and it comes with 5 accessory packs to encourage your child’s creativity. Your kid will love the templates, clings, and uniquely textured stylus.

$24.59

Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild

Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild

Once again, Dog Man must save the day in this story – “Brawl of the Wild.” This new character, created by the inventor of Captain Underpants, is bad to the bone. The heroic hound is sent to the pound for a crime he didn’t commit, but will his pals be able to prove his innocence?

$2.58


Clue Suspect Card Game

Clue Suspect Card Game

All the suspense and intrigue of Clue, the classic board game, has been transferred to this fun, fast-paced, card game. With multiple game options, a beginner vs advanced game, and different rules for two and three/four player options, it will quickly become a family favorite.

$10.99


Nerf N-Strike Elite Precision Target Set

Nerf N-Strike Elite Precision Target Set

Kids can practice getting shots on target with this complete kit so they’re prepared for the next zombie attack – with a Firestrike blaster, a target and 10 darts, they’ll be ready to face the zombie hordes with an improved aim that will help them on the sports field too.

$79.98


LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox Building and Coding Kit

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox Building and Coding Kit

With this LEGO toolbox, kids can have a go at building and programming 5 different toy models, each one more challenging than the last; from Vernie the Robot, who dances and tells jokes, to the Auto Builder, a production line that builds miniature LEGO models, these toys help kids to learn how to code.

$311.94


Osmo Hot Wheels MindRacers Kit

Osmo Hot Wheels MindRacers Kit

A racing game with a difference, kids can rev the engines of their Hot Wheels cars and send them speeding down the ramp in to a digital race that takes place on the screen of their iPad – by throwing down tokens, they can control their cars, hoping to be crowned the winner off-screen.

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LEGO Star Wars Kylo Ren Star Wars Toy

LEGO Star Wars Kylo Ren Star Wars Toy

Star Wars fans will be thrilled to receive this gift – the buildable figure of Kylo Ren has posable arms and legs and comes with a robe and Lightsaber ready for battle. Kids will have hours of fun getting busy with LEGO and then acting out scenes from the movie.

$49.00


Justice Girls Voice Activated Password Diary

Justice Girls Voice Activated Password Diary

Diaries just got even more secret with this stylish, electronic journal that’s protected with a voice-activated password. Kids can keep their thoughts, feelings and first drafts of their autobiographies safe from nosey siblings (or parents), knowing that they won’t be able to crack the code even if they find the journal.

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LEGO Friends Jungle Bridge Rescue Building Set

LEGO Friends Jungle Bridge Rescue Building Set

In the latest adventure with LEGO Friends, Matthew and Mia must help to save a stranded bear cub. The building set includes a rickety bridge, which is the setting for the rescue, as well as the accessories needed to examine the injured cub, including a stretcher, medic bag and syringe.

$89.96


Illuminated World Globe

Illuminated World Globe

Give the whole world with this awesome gift – by day the 2-in-1 globe shows the 7 continents and 5 oceans across planet Earth; when darkness falls it lights up so kids can see all 88 constellations in the night sky. They’ll love finding the places they’ve been and learning more about the galaxy.

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Be Amazing Toys Energy Stick

Be Amazing Toys Energy Stick

For kids who love getting involved in science, there’s no better gift than this energy stick – their body completes the circuit, as they simultaneously touch the electrodes at each end of the stick. When the circuit is closed, lights inside the tube flash and it makes a noise until the circuit is broken.

$17.36


Crayola Widescreen Light Designer

Crayola Widescreen Light Designer

Sketches and doodles can be brought to life with this light designer from Crayola – kids can sketch across the widescreen, letting their imaginations go wild. Then with a flick of a switch, they can choose different light effects to illuminate their masterpieces, before wiping them away to start again.

$79.99


Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter

Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter

Kids can travel in style with this electric scooter – the Pocket Mod has a vintage design that’ll turn heads in the neighborhood. It can hit a top speed of 15mph, as well as up to 40 minutes of continuous use, which is enough time for a trip to the park to show it off.

$412.46


American Girl Ultimate Crafting Kit

American Girl Ultimate Crafting Kit

Kids can create stylish, handcrafted accessories for themselves and their dolls using this craft kit. From jewelry to bottles, they can customize the items with beads, buttons and pearls – a fun gift for 8 year olds, they can get stuck in to each project, using their imaginations to make unique designs.

$39.01


Candy Chemistry

Candy Chemistry

Kids can learn how science plays a part in making their favorite candies with this hands-on set. Let loose in the kitchen, they’ll make chocolates and hard candies whilst experimenting with basic science principles, such as what causes sugar to crystalize, before enjoying the delicious treats they’ve cooked up.

$30.99


ALEX Spa Sketch It Nail Pens Salon

ALEX Spa Sketch It Nail Pens Salon

Creating neat nail art designs just got easier with these nail pens. Perfect for sleepovers and birthday parties, the pens have a thicker end to add color to the nail, as well as a fine nib for kids to create cute designs for their friends.

$24.49


Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

Aspiring photographers will love this cool, ice blue Fujifilm camera to take pictures of their adventures… or themselves and their friends with the selfie mirror. And they won’t have to wait long to create a collage of the photos from their shoot either, with instant printing.

$74.95


My Little Pony Glitter Bracelet Kit

My Little Pony Glitter Bracelet Kit

Kids can make these cute, original My Little Pony water bracelets to stack up or share with their friends – each set includes 10 tubes that can be filled with glitter, confetti, bubble beads and water to create sparkling jewelery, and a Seapony charm adds an adorable finishing touch.

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ALEX Spa Hair Chalk Salon

ALEX Spa Hair Chalk Salon

When playing dress up, kids can create vibrant hair dos with these hair chalks – there are 5 different colors to choose from that can be used on any hair color, and they wash out easily with shampoo too. The kit also includes a hair beading tool and beads to add glamor to each strand.

$11.95


Snap Circuits Electronics Discovery Kit

Snap Circuits Electronics Discovery Kit

Help to support kids’ learning outside of the classroom with this electronics kit, which contains over 60 color-coded, circuit components that fit together to create working circuits. The 305 DIY projects will astound kids, getting them interested in science and giving them an understanding of how electronics work.

$41.99


No Stress Chess

No Stress Chess

Chess is a challenging game to master, but this set promises to make it easy for kids to play. Perfect for beginners, the special game board guides players to make their next move, while cards prompt kids on how they can move each piece across the board.

$14.99


Makey Makey Invention Kit for Everyone

Makey Makey Invention Kit for Everyone

A unique gift for 8 year olds, the Makey Makey provides endless fun – using the crocodile clips, kids can connect any object (from bananas to stuffed toys) to the computer, turning it in to a touchpad with which they can play a game or take a selfie.

$49.95


ALEX Toys Craft Eco Crafts Scrapbook

ALEX Toys Craft Eco Crafts Scrapbook

Everything kids need to make a scrapbook of memories of parties, sleepovers and vacations is included in this set, which contains 380 scrap booking supplies that are also planet friendly – there are 40 pages they can decorate with photos, stickers and more to create a special keepsake.

$39.99


My Password Journal

My Password Journal

With the latest technology to keep their innermost thoughts private, this secret journal for kids includes a pen with invisible ink. Not only that, the journal can be secured with a voice activated password – any attempts to mimic the password can be played back to reveal the culprit. Be warned.

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8 Fun Diy Gifts for 8 Year Old Girls and Boys

Diy Pocket Tic Tac Toe Game with Printable

Diy Pocket Tic Tac Toe Game with Printable

Summer means road trips, and there’s nothing worse on a long car journey than having bored kids in the backseat. This DIY tic-tac-toe game will distract them for 30 minutes at least – read this post to find out how to make it and print off the free grid.

Diy Jaws Shark Soap for Kids

Diy Jaws Shark Soap for Kids

An awesome homemade gift for kids who are in to sharks, this post gives simple instructions on how to make Jaws shark soap in just 5 steps, using household ingredients like blue food coloring. What’s more, it might even encourage kids to get in to the tub without a fuss at bath time.

Diy Glitter Fairy Mason Jar Nightlight

Diy Glitter Fairy Mason Jar Nightlight

Mason jars have unlimited uses – this post explains how you can turn an old jar in to a dazzling nightlight for your kids’ bedroom. Watch the video and follow each step to create a fun feature using just LED lights, glitter and spray paint.

Diy Tree Swing

Diy Tree Swing

Bring back the magic of childhood with an old fashioned tree swing. This tutorial shows you how to make a charming one with a vintage vibe. You’ll find a complete supply list and step-by-step instructions for how to make one that is certain to bring a lot of laughter and joy to your backyard!

Diy Birthday Cake Bath Bomb

Diy Birthday Cake Bath Bomb

These fabulous birthday cake bath bombs are the cutest idea you have ever seen. You can make dozens of these for pennies compared to store-bought items, and kids will love them. They are so fun and special, that you’ll be expected to make them for everyone’s birthday now.

Diy Captain America Shield

Diy Captain America Shield

Check out this tutorial for making a very inexpensive and rather impressive Captain America shield using a frisbee. This ingenious idea uses little more than paint, glue, some rope, and a large star shape. Your little superhero is going to love his new gear and will want to play with it for hours!

Diy Platform Swing

Diy Platform Swing

This platform swing is the perfect spot for kids to play, read a book, or even take a nap. The cool thing about this kind of swing is that the steady, flat surface holds more than one child at a time. No more waiting to take turns! Follow the included instructions for this awesome DIY.

Diy Hooded Bathing Suit Cover

Diy Hooded Bathing Suit Cover

These hooded bathing suit cover-ups are made from beach towels, and they are super-adorable. Check out this tutorial for the pattern, instructions, and supply list to make your own; simply use your creativity to make different colors and patterns. Everyone who sees this amazing DIY will be impressed.

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