If your eight year old loves playing with racing cars, ultra cool Nerf Elite guns, or the classic favorite: LEGO, then take a seat and read through this helpful list, full of the best gifts and toys for 8 year old boys. Birthdays and holidays certainly come around fast, so you’re right to get prepared.
There’s truly endless amounts of fun with this super awesome 3-in-1 LEGO Creator Robo Explorer kit. There’s 3 cool figures you can choose to build: The Robot Explorer, Robot Dog with seriously cool light up jet pack, or the Robot Bird which has neat light up eyes, or build all 3 one after the other.
Almost everyone has played Connect 4, that fun game where you have to get four in a row before your opponent does. Well, this version is a little bit more fast-paced as, instead of placing the discs into the grid, you throw balls at it instead to try and get your four in first.
YakBot is a super cool robot who can be used in many different ways. For example, your son can record a message using YakBot and then use the different effects to alter his voice, or maybe even ask it a yes/no question and see what it responds with.
With 4 rockets, there’s plenty of fun to go around, handy if you’re throwing a super fun kids’ party in the garden. The fun doesn’t need to stop just because the sun’s gone down, though, as these stomp rockets are glow-in-the-dark, meaning they won’t get lost and they look super cool against the sky.
This Rollplay Turnado is a great alternative to a bicycle. He’ll be able to get 30 mins of fun out of one charge and with top speeds of 12mph, he’ll definitely be able to keep up with his friends while they’re out on their bikes, scooters, and even skateboards.
Fingerlings are adorable pets which cling to the finger for your child to look after. But you’ve never met anything like an Untamed. This particular one is Scratch, and this orange and blue dino will react to both motion and sound with his moving mouth and deafening roars.
For the ultra crafty, the ZOOB BuilderZ Kit is the toy for them. This kit comes with 250 pieces, ready for them to use their wild imaginations and conjure up anything they like – from awesome robotic animals to wicked vehicles or even a zoobasaurus-rex. Build them up and knock them down ready to start over.
We all know that kids are experts at pushing our buttons until we explode. Well, now they can use Tremor, one of the Grumblies whose bark is definitely worse than his bite. You can’t tame him, but you can see how far you can push him before he goes into full meltdown mode.
For whatever reason, kids love spit balls, meaning your home might well be covered in them…which is pretty disgusting. Instead of stopping them altogether, change the game up a bit with this Toilet Paper Blaster, which used water instead of spit and leaves no marks on anything it hits.
Watch them crash, bash, and zoom with this Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track. Complete with three loops, crash zones, and speed boosters, there’s endless amounts of fun to be had with it. It also connects to other Hot Wheels sets so you can make the race last a bit longer.
Straight from the movie Jurassic World, this LEGO set recreates one of the scenes from it. Use the minifigures of Owen, Franklin, and Claire, and escape from the Carnotaurus – whether that’s via the Gyroscope or in the mobile control truck – just like they do in the film.
Grab your blades and let’s have a battle! Perfect for all fans of Beyblade, this battle set contains everything he needs to fight with his friends and see who comes out victorious. Upon impact, these Beyblades can burst into pieces, adding a whole new dimension to the game.
Any dino mad kid would love to have a baby dinosaur as a pet, but unfortunately, that’s not going to happen any time soon. Or is it? Introducing the FurReal Munchin’ Rex, who can make over 35 sounds and motions, including hopping around when he wants to be fed.
If you have the idea that robots have to be the same size as us to be effective, Ozobot is here to prove you wrong. This little guy is small enough to fit into your pocket, yet he’s great for building those early STEAM skills through beginner coding.
Perfect for Halloween or just for wearing around the house, this T-Rex costume is the perfect size for your 8 year old son. He’ll fit inside the whole thing, with a small hole for his face in the dinosaur’s neck. It’s sure to get some laughs from people when they see this walking down the street.
This is an awesome piece of kit for your child to own. Just like a smartwatch you would have, this one can both take pictures and record video, so your son can capture his own memories. There’s also a built in pedometer and voice changer too, giving him both fitness, and FX.
Become the shooting master with the Nerf Elite Strongarm Blaster. The Nerf gun holds up to 6 Elite darts that fire up to 90 feet – perfect for hitting those far-away targets (no, not your siblings), while the Slam Fire slide enables you to shoot all 6 darts at the same time – how’s that for impressive?
With 229 building block pieces, this LEGO Star Wars Yoda’s Hut Kit is sure to keep them entertained for hours upon hours. As well as Yoda’s famous hut from The Empire Strikes Back, the kit also comes with neat figures, such as the legend himself Yoda, R2-D2 and Luke Skywalker.
Choose your funny rubber chicken of choice, aim for the red target disc and throw it as far as you possibly can; take it in turns with your buddies, making sure to write down your score to see who’s the winner at the end of the nine rounds.
Super Mario Bros. have combined with the card game that everyone loves: UNO. The aim of this game is to match your playing cards with the color or number card that’s at the top of the deck placed in the middle and quickly get rid of your cards – this version also has a special Mario rule!
With the awesome faux bow, your arrows can shoot over 100 feet – how’s that for impressive (even your friends will think so)? Don’t worry, though, they all have soft foam tips to ensure no one gets hurt. There’s no need to fret about lost arrows either, as the bow’s quiver holds all 6 for you.
For seriously easy accurate, long-distance throws, choose the Aerobie Pro Ring – which so happens to be THE ring they used for the furthest throw in the guinness world records (1,333 feet)! Now that’s something to boast about. With soft edges, it’s the perfect frisbee for playing catch with friends.
Up your shooting g-aim to the ultimate next level with the ultra awesome Nerf N-Strike Elite HyperFire Blaster. This remarkable battery-powered toy is going to have everyone staring in awe when you bring this bad boy to the park – it shoots up to 5 darts a second and holds 25, for never ending fun.
The Wilson Junior Football looks like it really just came from a professional pitch. Made from durable rubber, the football is ready for play in all weathers, come rain or shine, and will last through years of rough and tumble – though this kit does come with a pump to ensure it’s always at its best.
When looking for the best toys for 8 year old boys, you couldn’t go wrong with the classic toy cars and cool racing track – especially this Hot Wheels Super Speed Blastway Track Set. With side-by-side tracks, you can play with a friend or race them on your own, while your two favorite cars compete together.
If you have a Marvel superhero fan on your hands, you have to get this ‘marvelous’ figure. They’re going love having this Infinity War Iron Man Funko POP on display in their (probably already superhero themed) bedroom, so why not grab the others too, for the coolest of collections?
STEM learning is a new concept which combines science, technology, engineering and math into one, ideal if your child wants a career in any of these subjects. This LEGO Boost 5 in 1 kit is perfect for developing their STEM skills as he can build 5 different models and even code them using the free app.
The My First Mind Blowing Science Kit is what it says on the tin – your child is going to be completely enthralled by these unbelievable science experiments (way cooler than the stuff they do at school). They’ll be able to make a color-changing erupting volcano and even learn how to turn cabbage into crystals.
For those who like a challenge, try them with the ol’ classic, the Rubik’s Cube. We’ve all seen these colorful brain-teasers as well as the videos of people somehow completing them in SECONDS, how crazy is that? Is your kid up to the task? It has multiple tricky combinations but only one solution.
Roar into block building action with the LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs. Just like the previously mentioned Robot kit, this is also a 3-in-1 toy; you can choose to build a sky-flying Pterodactyl, the ultimate king of dinosaurs the T-Rex with scary bright orange eyes and a moving jaw, or even a strong Triceratops.
‘Switch’ things up with this unbeatably cool games console: The Nintendo Switch (in neon blue and red). You can choose to play the switch in either of 2 ways – either on the touchpad handheld console, for gaming on the go, or you can even rig it up to the TV for the ultimate game-play experience.
Try this neat gadget out with your little budding scientists, this AMSCOPE Kids Microscope is going to enable them to see the world like never before (literally) with different settings up to 1200x magnification. The kit comes with glass slides and petri dishes, a shrimp hatchery, and tonnes more, for their own tiny lab.
You might recognize this much-loved classic party game, but this is the ultra-neat, revamped electronic version. This fab toy for 8 year old boys gets them off their devices for a little while for some important family time, and there’s no better way to spend it than with this hilarious quick-paced potato game.
If you’re up for making a thoughtful, handmade gift, have a go at following this LEGO Minifig Character tutorial – the end result is a super cute carry case that keeps their favorite figures safe, for play on the go. This is great for occupying them in the car, at families’ houses, or shopping trips.
With this DIY Craft Bin, they’ll have everything they need for ultimate crafting fun, right at their fingertips. It’s not hard to put together, either – the blogger uses a scrapbook case and fills it with everything her son likes to craft with, like pipe cleaners, colored duck tape, mounting putty, wooden craft stickers and more.
Over on ‘howdoesshe.com’ you’ll find this post which shows you how to make your kid their own neat DIY Excavation Kit. For this unique and creative activity, you’ll need to buy grout, as well as a couple of hard bristle brushes and then a few cool things for them to dig out and discover.
Minecraft is a game craze which children are still loving, and this DIY pillow will be perfect for any fan of the game. It doesn’t matter if you’re not crafty, this tutorial is for a no-sew one, meaning you can still make some if you don’t know your way around a needle and thread.
Everyone is loving slime at the moment, but instead of going to the store and buying what you find there, why not have a go at making this awesome glow in the dark slime at home? Using just six ingredients, this tutorial explains how to do it, and it couldn’t be easier.
Making sure your children stay hydrated is important, especially if they’re into their sports. Use this tutorial as inspiration to make your own DIY personalized water bottles to encourage your kids to drink enough water, and the best part is that they’ll never lose their bottles again.
Don’t throw out that old deck, repurpose it using this tutorial, instead. It shows you how to make a super cool skateboard swing which will be the perfect addition to your kid’s backyard toys, and you won’t be contributing to the excessive landfill we produce, either. It’s a win win!