Finding great summer outdoor toys for 8 year old boys and girls is easy with this list of cool ideas. Kids will love playing outdoors with water toys, NERF blasters, lawn games, and more. Don’t let them spend all summer in front of their screens. With these options, you can guarantee they will want to go outside.
Capture the Flag REDUX
Want to take the classic game, Capture the Flag, to the next level? Play this glow-in-the-dark version with dozens of light-up game pieces, all new play variations, and up to 24 hour battery life for awesome night-time family fun. Kids will love running, hiding, and chasing their friends in the dark.
Wham-O Mini Frisbee Golf Disc
Check out this mini-Frisbee Disc golf game that you can play indoors or out. The game comes with one target and six colorful discs sized just right for small hands. This is a great game for one or more. Alone, practice your accuracy and trick shots, or gather some friends and play for points.
The Original Stomp Rocket Dueling
These kid-powered stomp rockets guarantee hours of running, jumping fun. This game comes with four rockets and a dueling base which lets two kids stomp at once to see whose rocket goes higher, and these rockets can reach heights of up to 200 feet in the air. Kids will have a wild time playing stomp rockets.
Djubi Dart Ball
This game takes the traditional game of darts to the next level with this clever spin on an old favorite. Shoot dart “balls” at the target and be the first to tally 500 dartball points for the win. Use the mini launcher to aim and fire with speed and precision. This is a great game for all ages.
Nerf Sports Dude Perfect PerfectSlam Disc Game
Nerf offers yet another cool gaming option with this slam-disc game. It comes with two targets and a flying disc. Kids can slam or toss the flyer into the can to score points. When there is only one kid, he can practice cool trick shots, then grab some friends and play a full game.
Two-in-One Game Set
What great toys for 8 year olds! This combination tennis, volleyball, and badminton game comes with two supersized rackets as well as an extra-large birdie, tennis ball, and volleyball sized just right for little hands. The net is conveniently free-standing. Perfect for summer fun in the backyard.
Nerf Sports Dude Perfect Signature Bow
Take a break from blasters and try out this Nerf bow and arrow set. The arrows make a fun whistling noise when fired and can travel up to 100 feet. It comes with a bow, two arrows, and a target. Get your child off screens and outdoors practicing their bow skills this summer.
Laser Tag Guns
Surprise your kids with this ultimate laser tag game with four laser blasters. They come in four colors and there are different game mode selections to make an exciting game each time. Kids love to run, hide, jump, and play with lasers, and these ones come in a sturdy, handy storage case.
Franklin Sports Combo Set
Are you looking for great toys for 8 years olds that will get them active and outdoors? Check out this combo set that includes 5 outdoor games for hours of fun. You will find everything you need to play badminton, volleyball, horseshoes, and more. Great fun for the whole family.
Nerf Sports Dude Perfect PerfectVortex Game
Kids will love playing this Nerf “Vortex football” game. The uniquely designed “ball” is shaped like a rocket and is designed for accuracy. This game has two targets and is great for a kid to practice alone or grab some friends and see who can knock the centers out of the targets first.
ALEX Toys Active Play Paddle Tether Ball
Bring the playground to your backyard with this paddle tether ball set. You can play continuously or have a timed game, but either way is sure to be fun. This is a great activity to get outdoors for some exercise. Let your kids swing into action with their own tether ball game.
Lawn Bowling Game
Lawn bowling never goes out of style and now your family can play with this attractive wooden bowling pin set. This smaller version of the classic game comes with 10 pins painted a nautical blue and two miniature bowling balls, maiking this great fun for the whole family.
Hog Wild Toys Air Strike Catapult
This high tech catapult will launch the spiked foam balls up to 30 feet. The pivoting launch base allows for quick adjustments in direction. Great for one child or a group of friends – see who can launch their ball the farthest, or get a couple of sets and let them battle it out.
You just know a game called “Flickin’ Chicken” is guaranteed to be a good time. This game comes with four rubber chickens, a target, and a score pad, but you are encouraged to make up your own rules, so who knows what may happen? This is a great game for the whole family.
Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike
Nerf calls this blaster the “tri-strike” because there are three ways to blast darts. By adding components to the base you have not only the blaster, but the barrel extension and missile launcher. It comes with 10 Elite darts, 4 Mega darts, and a clip for loads of fun.
Nerf Zombie Strike Inflatable
Make sure your child is prepared for the zombie apocalypse with this Nerf inflatable zombie target. Kids will have a blast testing their zombie fighting skills by using this unfortunate fellow for target practice. Any Nerf blaster will do. Grab some friends for a fun, zombie-blasting good time.
Golf Ball Game
Know a little golfer? Give them this golf ball practice set. It comes with a dozen balls and a club with additional attachment; just line up the ball and let it soar! This toy is so lightweight and portable, you can take it anywhere and play indoors or out.
Lifetime Pro Court Portable Basketball System
With this portable basketball goal, your kids can play hoops indoors or out. Weather resistant and made with a 3 piece steel pole, the nylon net and shatterproof backboard are designed for some serious game play. Get the kids away from their screens and having fun outside.
New Inflatable Water Slide
This giant inflatable water slide screams “summer fun!” This monster is 18’ feet long and has end bumpers to collect water for a splashy landing. There is also a water cascade along the sides to keep the slide wet and there is a super-fast option if you slide down the middle.
ALEX Toys Active Play Gigantic 3 in 1 Net Set
Little ones will have fun and avoid the frustration of regular sports equipment by playing badminton, volleyball, and tennis with jumbo sized accessories. Giant rackets, balls, and birdies make it easy for little hands to work on eye-hand coordination and their self-confidence. They will be proud of their successes with this outdoor play set.
POOF Outdoor Games Jarts Lawn Darts
The rounded tips on this modernized version of lawn darts makes it safe and fun for the whole family. Kids take turns tossing the darts at the brightly colored target rings to see who gets closer. This aerodynamic twist of the classic game of horseshoes is fun for everyone in the family to enjoy together.
Original Stomp Rocket Ultra
Nothing is better than kid-powered fun. No batteries needed, just high-energy kids prepared to run, jump, and stomp, blasting these rockets up to 200 feet in the air. See whose rocket goes the highest. Fun to play alone or with friends. Kids will have a blast!
Playwheels Disney Minnie Mouse Skateboard
This is the perfect first skateboard for the little Minnie Mouse fan. This 21” wood cruiser has a kick-tail design for greater control and an easy way to brake. This festive pink and white board is adorned with Minnie in all her finery and covered in sweet daisies.
ALEX Toys Artist Studio Sidewalk Mandala
There are lots of great toys for 8 year olds that will get them outside enjoying the fresh air and summer sun. This sidewalk chalk set includes a large stencil that you can trace and turn for different designs and 6 jumbo chalks. Kids will have hours of fun exploring their creativity outdoors.
Nerf Vortex Aero Howler Foam Battle Toy
This Nerf football is shaped like a rocket and is designed for long distance throwing. They call it “The Howler” because of the noise it makes as it flies through the air. The hand grip makes for a tight hold. This is a fun outdoor toy the whole family can enjoy.
Nerf N-Strike Elite Precision Target Set
Nerf blasters offer unlimited fun and this precision target set is no exception. The target can stand up or be hung on a door, and the blaster’s laser light beam helps guide the shot. It includes 10 suction darts in two colors, but you might as well go ahead and stock up on more!
Check out this new twist on a classic. These little balls are fun to throw and catch in these specially designed launching hooks…the net traps the ball making catching it a snap! Then simply pull back and release, easily launching the ball up to 100 feet.
Champion Sports Rubber Horseshoe Set
This colorful horseshoe game can be played indoors or out. It comes with stakes for outdoors and self-standing targets for inside. Safe and lightweight, these are the perfect horseshoes for children to practice throwing. Great for improving eye-hand coordination and concentration, your child will enjoy this new version of a classic game.
Nerf N-Strike Elite Rhino-Fire Blaster
It’s time to up your Nerf game with this “Elite Rhino-Fire” blaster. It rapid fires darts from two barrels and comes with a tripod to steady your shots. Each drum holds 25 darts and it comes with a total of 50. It also requires 6 “D” batteries, so make sure you have them on hand.
Nerf Zombie Strike Hammershot Blaster
Why won’t those pesky zombies stay dead? Give your kid a fighting chance with the Nerf Zombie Strike Blaster. It holds 5 Zombie Strike darts and is made for one handed, hammer-action blasting. Get a couple of them and invite a friend over to play Zombie Hunter.
Vivitar Nerf 10 Mile Walkie Talkie Set
Walkie Talkies just scream “outdoor adventures.” With Walkie Talkies, kids become explorers, spies, and detectives – the imaginative games are endless. This set has an impressive 10 mile range and delivers a high quality transmission. Kids will love hanging out in the backyard this summer with these.
Tidal Storm Hydro Swirl Spinning Sprinkler
Nothing says summer like a water sprinkler. This colorful water toy creates wiggling, twisting, water jets as kids twirl it around the yard. No need to stay in one spot with this high powered wild water fun. Give your kids a fun reason to get outdoors with this cool little toy.
Toysmith Get Outside GO! Pro-Ball Set
Get the kids outdoors with this set of smaller, soft sports balls perfect for little hands to enjoy their favorite games. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, this set includes a soccer ball, football, and basketball. Tossing balls in the backyard is a great way to get them off screens and into the fresh air.
Blast Pad Missile Launcher
Now you can guarantee you will have outdoor fun with this Blast Pad Missile Launcher. Kids jump on the blast pad to watch their missile soar – it comes with three foam-tipped missiles to challenge friends to see whose missile goes higher. This is a great outdoor game for all ages.
Nerf Rebelle Divergent Series Blaster
This Nerf blaster is a colorful purple and teal and comes with a logo based on the movie, Divergent. It can fire 6 darts in a row without reloading and will blast them up to 75 feet. This blaster also has secret storage in the handle for 2 darts.
Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage Blaster
This Nerf blaster can fire darts up to 75 feet and kids can use the slam fire handle to launch a firestorm of darts at their target. It includes 25 darts, the maximum capacity for the drum magazine, but with the way kids lose darts, you might as well stock up on more now.
Crayola Glitter Sidewalk Chalk
The only thing more fun than sidewalk chalk is having chalk that shimmers in the sun. These five colorful sticks of chalk in blue, red, orange, yellow, and green, are infused with glitter that will make everything you draw sparkly! Best of all, it sprays off quickly with plain water.
Nerf Rebelle Rapid Red Blaster
Who says you can’t have a pretty Nerf blaster? This version is designed for kids who like their dart blasters a pretty purple and teal. This Rapid Red option has fast-firing power and can fire darts up to 75 feet. Let everyone in on the Nerf dart blasting action.
3 Must-try Outdoor Activities for 8 year Olds
Diy Tetherball Set
Check out these clever directions for making your own tether ball game. For less than half the price of a store-bought option, and much more durable, you can make your own! Nothing says sturdy like an old tire full of concrete. Your kids will love batting this ball around. For added fun, add glow-in-the-dark options.
Diy Water Balloon Pinata Game
Sometimes simple games are the most fun and it doesn’t get simpler than balloons, water, and a string. This quick video shows you a cute idea for making a “water balloon piñata.” Busting water balloons over their heads is sure to bring on squeals of laughter, because nothing says summer like water balloons.
Diy Glow in the Dark Bowling
Super simple and super cheap, your kids will love this DIY glow-in-the-dark bowling game. Ten water bottles with glow sticks become the colorful pins, then grab a soccer ball and that’s it! Add this cool idea to your repertoire of things to do when your kids tell you they are bored this summer.
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