UPDATED 2021: The best toys for 8 year olds that will challenge them and keep them entertained as well as support their maturing physical, emotional and cognitive development.
Toys for 8 year olds
When searching for toys for 8 year olds the go to idea is always LEGO. Which is of course a fantastic choice, but this list will has additional ideas that will help nature your budding artist or engineer or whatever your 8 year old is into.
The Best Toys for All 8 Year Olds
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Perfect for the little architect in your life. Create elaborate structures with this stunning toy that doubles as home decor. Featuring limited edition silk screen prints inspired by the patterns and colors of the Bauhaus architectural movement.
I first bought these amazing magnetic tiles when my kids were toddlers and now I am just adding to their sets. Their imaginations are bigger and more tiles lets them keep creating.
Matching games and other puzzles boost problem-solving skills. Crafts and science experiments give kids self-confidence. Stories from other lands and cultures expand children’s empathy.
Laser Chess is a two-player strategy game that combines the spatial thinking skills of chess with the high-tech fun of laser beams. Players alternate turns moving their mirrored pieces around the board, and at the end of each turn, players fire a real laser beam from their Laser. The laser beam bounces from mirror to mirror, and if the beam strikes a non-mirrored surface of any piece, it is immediately removed from play. If you illuminate your opponent’s King – You Win.
|Use soft, squishy organs and hard, removable bones to create a realistic model. Squishy Human Body contains 9 vital squishy organs, 12 plastic bones and muscles, forceps, tweezers, and an Organ-izer mat.|
Easy to play: Our activity game for families is easy to set up and play; this hand eye coordination game includes 24 game rods, wooden base, 4 frame rods, colored die, and wooden connector
Kids can ask Alexa to play music, read stories, and call approved friends and family. The super-fun design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound the whole family can enjoy.
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Use the Activity Guide or hundreds of free stencils and tutorials on our website to make your own glasses, helicopters, masks and more. Enjoy doodling for hours with this 3Doodler Start+ booklet. Includes a wide variety of fun creatives project templates for the whole family!
MudWatt engages kids in science in a whole new way, using the power of mud! It harnesses the power of electricity-generating microbes naturally living in the soil beneath your feet. Kids experiment with different types of soil (and food from the fridge) to maximize their power. The free MudWatt Explorer App lets kids measure their power, track their MudWatt’s microbe growth, and unlock an awesome educational comic book. You can even power a digital clock and other electronics using the power of microbes!
Catch the magic glow, with the Got2Glow Fairy Finder by WowWee! With 30+ virtual fairies to collect in this Fairy Finder jar and 100+ fairies to collect in total, finding fairies never ends! Search for fairies in your bedroom, in the kitchen, outside in the garden, and even upside down – there’s always a fairy around!
GraviTrax PRO offers unique elements like pillars, walls and balconies to build taller tracks with more speed.
Chroma Cube is one of those deduction puzzles that challenges solvers to use their deductive reasoning skills by showing the position of some color cubes, and giving clues that can be used to deduce where the other colors go.
Get up and get moving with Pictionary Air, a hilarious twist on the classic drawing game!
How To Play: Compete with your friends and family to create the funniest memes. Do this by using one of your dealt caption cards to caption (get it?) the photo card in each round.
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