The only thing more fun than being an 8 year old boy has to be shopping for gifts for 8 year old boys. We have innovative toys, old school games, electronics, LEGOs, and STEAM-oriented projects. Whether he’s an athlete or a mathlete, there’s something for every boy. Except for worms. We don’t sell worms.
The power is in kids’ hands as they learn how to build their own portable computer. With a storybook instead of a manual, they can turn the pages to see how to plug in the parts, bringing their laptop to life as they discover how to code.
With this expansion pack, kids will have the edge over their friends as they become Elite Trainers, collecting mysterious Pokémon including Keldeo and Shining Jirachi. As well as 10 Shining Legends booster packs, this trainer box contains card sleeves featuring Ho-Oh to protect their hoard.
It can be hard to get kids excited about science – that is until they get their hands on this “mind-blowing” kit. Inside the box they’ll find ingredients to make a sunset in a test tube, as well as a color-changing volcano, whilst learning fascinating facts to impress their classmates.
Kids can make a functioning, artificial hand with this 4M KidzLabs Robotic Hand kit. You won’t need to turn the house upside down looking for batteries to make it work; using the cords attached to the thumb and each finger, they can make the hand clench in to a fist to mimic their movements.
Get 3 times the fun with this 3-in-1 LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs set – first, kids can build a terrifying T-Rex, then a Triceratops and even a Pterodactyl. Each dinosaur’s mouth opens to reveal ferocious teeth, and the kit also comes with a buildable rib cage that once belonged to the creatures’ prey…
With smartphones and tablets, kids don’t often get to practice their handwriting outside of the classroom. But rather than making them write lines at home, encourage them to doodle with this 3D pen – and then watch the look on their faces as their scribbles come to life straight off of the page.
Kids can go head-to-head with this dual pack of Nerf Laser Ops Pro blasters; each blaster has light and sound effects, as well as unlimited ammo. Youngsters can also download the app and wear their smartphone in the armband included to get live battle intel in order to overcome their opponent.
Whatever their age, both kids and adults alike will laugh out loud at this hilarious game, which sees players walk along the ‘grass’ mat trying to avoid the poop as they go; whoever steps in the least poop is the winner. But wait, each player must be blindfolded before they take their turn…
This motorized Nerf N-Strike blaster is sure to bring kids’ opponents out in a cold sweat. With a 30-dart drum, there’s no escape as kids load and fire – or even do both at once. And as they can reload without removing the drum, they’ll be the last ones standing when the battle’s over.
For kids who enjoy using the left side of their brain, this GraviTrax starter set will help to support their STEM learning outside of the classroom; using the tracks included in the box, they can build marble runs whilst getting a lesson in kinetic energy.
Beware… these Fingerlings WowWee T-Rex and Raptor toys are looking for an escape. Kids must tame these ferocious creatures to keep them in their cage; otherwise their inner beasts will be unleashed and Breakout and Bolt will, well, break out of their cell and bolt.
Kids can customize their schoolbag with this world map coloring backpack. As they reach for the marker pens, they can learn about countries across the globe, as well as their cultures and landmarks. When they’re finished, pop it in the wash to create a blank canvas for them to color again.$20.00
These aren’t just static machines – kids can make a gravity-powered car or even a boxing robot with this Klutz Lego Gadgets set. Inside the box, youngsters will find 58 components, from cross axels to gear wheels, as well as open-ended prompts to get their brain working in overdrive.
‘Tis the season to eat, drink and…color. This Elf on the Shelf storybook has a reversible gingerbread house that kids can decorate with crayons and festive stickers; there’s even a gingerbread costume for the elf to wear, as he teaches kids about time-honored traditions at Christmas.
If your kids seem to soak up facts like a sponge, get them this must-have book from National Geographic, which contains 5,000 awesome facts… about everything. Youngsters can impress family and friends with their knowledge, as they recite facts about topics from chocolate to sharks.
Nerf. Zombie. FlipFury. Blaster. Any of these words promise that things are about to get exciting. Now put them all together in one amazing Nerf weapon and you have impressive zombie battle gear in your kid’s hands. He will be out-of-this-world thrilled with this advantage – flip it and unleash a fury of darts.
The only thing more fun than reading Marvel comics or seeing Marvel movies is collecting the awesome Marvel Funko POP collectible figures. The Iron Spider from The Avengers Infinity War series is a colorful and detailed bobblehead that will be a welcome addition to an established collection the perfect starter piece.
This LEGO building set features a Star Wars Range Trooper complete with a weapon and wearing those crazy-cool magnetic boots (of course, LEGOs aren’t magnetic – it’s just pretend). Whether your kiddo’s a Star Wars fan or a LEGO fan, this is the best of both. The kit is compatible with other construction sets.
If your goal in finding gifts for 8 year old boys is to make sure they shower you with gratitude for the rest of their lives, then you won’t go amiss with the PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB console. It even has a feature to let them share awesome wins on social media.
There are hundreds of things that get kids’ attention, so choose a gift with hundreds of pieces. This LEGO building set has 674—which includes four figures and all the detailed bricks to build the Guardians’ Ship from Avengers: Infinity War. Kids can recreate their favorite scenes or direct new and exciting adventures.
Next to burst onto the scene of all things cool, the Beyblade Burst Epic Rivals battle set. Set up the Beyblade Burst Beystadium, align the components to build the best Beyblade Burst, then launch into battle. Need a performance tip? There’s an app for that. This is NOT your grandpa’s spinning top.
Xbox One is the gaming console all others aspire to be. For standalone play or connected to the internet, this thrilling device has all the bells and whistles a serious gamer could wish for. If you’re choosing the Minecraft console and controller, you’re also getting that awesome “wow” factor. Well played, Adult.
Osmo gives a whole new meaning to the term “interactive” with the innovative Osmo Genius Kit. It transforms your iPad into a tabletop classroom. Check out the STEAM-boosting applications which help youngsters develop problem-solving, visual thinking, and creative drawing skills. Core subjects like math and spelling just became child’s play.
LEGO and Marvel are a super combination. When you choose this LEGO Avengers: Infinity War building kit, be prepared for an exciting action movie to play out in your playroom. Bruce Banner, Falcon, Outrider, and Proxima Midnight figures are ready for some intense arm bashing when your boy builds the Hulkbuster.
The Fire 7 with Alexa is perfect for a kiddo’s first tablet. They can read with the Kindle App, write with Google Docs, take and send pictures, watch movies, email, or play games. It’s like having a computer in a handy, portable size. Get one for yourself, too. It IS that cool.
The Beyblade Burst Avatar Attack battle set is a fast-paced, hard-nosed competition combining a well-designed Beyblade top, Beystadium ally, and quick as lightning reflexes to defeat an opponent. Design your best Beyblade Burst, get performance tips, or play online in the Beyblade Burst app. Launch your top and let the battle begin.
Ninjago mini-figures make the Master Falls building set by LEGO more than a ton of bricks: it’s a movie in the making with your favorite boy as the director, set designer, writer, and special effects master. He can recreate his favorite scenes from The Ninjago Movie or act out his own ideas.
Build it, they will. LEGO joins forces with Star Wars for the coolest building set featuring Yoda and R2-D2. When gifts for 8 year old boys you want to find, LEGO has the interconnecting building bricks to delight them and engage their imaginations. Yoda’s lightsaber and extra ammo add to the excitement.
Remember Lloyd from The Ninjago Movie? Well, now you can bring him home with the LEGO Spinjitzu Master building kit. Any Ninjago fan will be tickled to build this spinner that really spins! Launch it for super-speedy 360-degree action, race with your friends or learn amazing top tricks. Collect them all.
And in this corner, the Red Rocket is challenging the Blue Bomber for all the bragging rights. That’s right, the classic boxing game, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots is just as much fun as you remember. Joystick controllers let your robot maneuver in the ring with one goal – knock your opponent’s block off.
This LEGO building kit is totally out of this world. The Creator Space Shuttle Explorer kit includes a mini-figure astronaut to pilot the shuttle. Then rebuild a Moon Station or a Space Rover and send him drilling for green cheese, or moon rocks. In this instance, the sky really is the limit.
The single-player Gravity Maze Marble Run game is thought-provoking. It’s a simple concept: drop a marble into a tower, which is part of a 3-D maze, to land in a target square. That’s where the thinking comes in – configure the tower blocks so the marble traverses them and rolls into the right square.
Laser tag blasters – which are also the targets – in a convenient case would be a lot of fun for four kids, or two teams of two, or a team of four battling another group. The Dynasty Toys laser tag set features a Team Setting and Individual Setting, which can be changed on the fly.
The “Draw Like a Pro” artist studio is a great way for little artists to practice and develop muscle memory to draw dozens of cool figures. An innovative projector system makes it as easy as tracing. Your young Rembrandt can add color to his masterpieces or even produce a fun flip book.
Kids today seem a lot smarter than they did when we were kids. They have more things to learn and they’re curious about everything. Especially electronics, because they are literally a part of everyday life. The Smart Circuits Games & Gadgets Electronics Lab offers hands-on electronic engineering to build unlimited games and gadgets.
Sometimes old school is best, especially when it comes to DIY. These parents had a great idea for a project that would be ideal for young boys, but with a contemporary twist to make them “user-friendly”, or at least not dangerous. Slingshots are great fun, and using felt balls makes them safer.
It’s no secret: boys are not always fond of bathing. However, they ARE fond of LEGOs. What if you could make fizzy bath bombs – which is fun and encouraging to regular hygiene – with LEGO parts hidden in them? Now you have boys eager to bathe and get those coveted bricks. A surprising DIY win.
Boys love shooting things. It’s a mystery. Roll with it and dive into this cool toy catapult DIY. With simple skills and craft supplies, you’re ready to provide a propulsion system for small (and tasty) missiles (craft pom-poms can be substituted for mini marshmallows). Download printable targets and let the battle begin.
Get little geologists excited for bath time (yes, really) with these DIY geode bath bombs. Check out the video tutorial in this post to see how you can make them – they’re simple to create, being half bath salt melt, half bath bomb, and the effects look awesome both in and out of the water.
If your youngster always makes a beeline for the swings at the park, have a look at this article to find out how to make one yourself. This DIY platform swing can be used outdoors in the backyard, as well as indoors when the weather turns cold and wet.
If you’ve got a pool noodle in the garage that your kids no longer use, read this article to see how you can turn it in to rocket flingers. With photographs to guide you through each step, you’ll be able to put these foam flingers together in no time, with hardly any cost.
Spinning tops are toys that kids have enjoyed for generations. Read this post to find out how you can make a classic spinning top; this one uses perler beads, so it’s quick and simple to create at home, and the rainbow design makes it look like the colors ‘disappear’ as it spins.
Tic-tac-toe isn’t just a game to play on car journeys; with this 21” inch square fabric board, kids can lay it out on the floor in their playroom to challenge family and friends on a large scale. The tutorial also includes how to make a drawstring bag in which to store the pieces.