If you hear the term: toys 8 year old girl, what comes to your mind? For me it’s computer games (or online games/video games). Computer games are not all bad but I think we can all agree that kids could do with spending a lot less time playing them. According to healthline.com, 90 percent of American kids play video games and it might be as high as 99 percent for boys. We have kept this in mind when selecting the toys on this list and we have tried to make sure that they are educational. We have carefully researched the 10 best educational toys for an 8 year old girl.
In the age of Covid-19, children have been stuck indoors for long periods of time. Many parents are working or busy and it can be trying to help them, entertain them, feed them, educate them and all the rest. My children have been stuck at home for 5 months now and they are bored out of their minds. We have tried to do as many activities as we can with them, but who has 5 months worth of activities?
In our family, we’ve tried to do as many things as we can that are outdoor, or family activities. We’ve basically tried to do as many things as we can that isn’t watching YouTube, playing on the phone, or computer games.
A lot of these toys are STEM toys. What is STEM? Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STEM has become increasingly popular in the past 5 to 10 years. I think it’s great. The term has been introduced into schools and its popularity has gotten teachers to implement more STEM activities. STEM activities are more hands-on, project based, thinking and doing. STEM has added a level of excitement and intrigue to schools, which is great for students.
Educational Toys 8 Year Old Girl
That’s why we compiled this list of the best educational toys for 8 year olds and 8 year old girls in particular.
1. Kidzlane Dance Mat
This will keep your kids moving. Rain or shine, this dance mat will keep kids active. It’s an entertaining workout. The dance mat has built in music or you can use your own. There are 3 interactive games with 5 different levels. Or your kids can follow the lights with the free dance option. You can see it in action in the video below:
Toys 8 Year old girl – Price on Amazon.com $59.99
2. Klutz Sew Mini Treats Craft Kit
This Parents choice award winner will be lots of fun for your kids. No prior sewing experience is necessary. Your kids will learn to sew with these 18 different food plushies to stuff and stitch. It comes with 9 colors of felt, 32 yards of floss, 2 embroidery needles, 1 oz. of Polyester fill, 19 paper patterns, 60 pre-cut felt eyes and cheeks. It also comes with a 48 page instructional book. Check out the video below to see the adorable creations:
Toys 8 year old girl – Price on Amazon.com $11.85
3. Lego Friends Forest House
Everyone loves Lego. This forest house is perfect for creativity and imagination. Your kids can build an awesome outdoor nature house. It comes with 2 mini-dolls and a LEGO Friends Ava micro-doll, plus a raccoon figure. It also comes with a small kayak scene which extends the fun. There are 326 pieces in all.
Toys 8 year old girl – Price on Amazon.com $29.97
4. Skillmatics Animal Planet Card Game: Guess in 10
Like many of the Skillmatics games, this will get your kids thinking. It can be challenging at times but in a good way. You must try to guess the animal on the game card by asking Yes/No questions like: Is it a herbivore? Does it live in Africa? Can it swim? It comes with 50 Game Cards, 6 Clue Cards and a handy box to store it all. This game is great to play with the whole family. You can check out the video below to see more about this card game:
Toys 8 year old girl – Pricing on Amazon.com $13.99
5. Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad
This tracing pad is great for getting your kids interested in art or keeping them interested. It needs batteries to light up the pad so that your kids can trace 100 images. It comes with a thin LED tracing pad, 12 Short Colored Pencils, 10 Tracing Sheets, 10 Blank Sheets, and 1 Graphite Pencil. Creative activities like this are awesome and will keep kids enthralled for hours.
Toys 8 Year Old Girl – Price on Amazon.com $28.86
6. Einstein Box Science Kit
These exciting experiments will have your kids feeling like scientists. They can perform 40 different experiments like creating crystals, color changing experiment, under water volcano, magic fizz potions, make soap, glow in the dark experiments and more. It’s a great STEM activity for cognitive development and it will really build a love for science.
Toys 8 year old girl – Price on Amazon.com $43.20
7. Artie 3000 & Artie Max: The Coding Robot
This a fun and creative way to learn coding. Your kids design the code and then Artie draws it. Coding will play a huge part in the future, so this is a great way to get kids started. You do need a device for your kids to code on like a tablet or computer. Check out the video for Artie 3000:
There’s also Artie Max, a newer version of the original.
Toys 8 Year Old Girl – Artie 3000 Price on Amazon.com $44.49. Artie Max Price on Amazon.com $99.99
8. Queendomino Board Game
This award winning board game is best played with the family. It’s like playing dominos but with a Kingdom building twist. It includes 48 dominoes, 8 wooden queen tokens, 4 3D castles and easy to read illustrated rules.
Toys 8 year old girls – Price on Amazon.com $26.99
9. Throw Throw Burrito Card Game
Yes, that’s right, you get to throw squishy burritos in this game. Sure to be a favorite for your kids. It’s like dodgeball mixed with a card game that you throw burritos. Make sure you clear some space for this one and put away any valuables. This is a great active game that your kids will love. You can see it in action in the video below:
If you think that’s cool, check out the outdoor edition:
Here’s a video to see how fun it can be:
Educational toys for 8 year old girls – Price on Amazon.com $24.99. Burrito Extreme Price on Amazon.com $29.99
10. Gili Friendship Bracelet Making Kit
Fun and creative DIY jewelry making. It comes with 12 colors of bracelet threads,12 cartoon buckles, 1 bracelet loom and step by step instructions with illustrations to make 7 different styles of bracelets. Your kids will have hours of fun designing and then wearing their own creations. You can see in the picture below, the variety of different styles:
There are easy to follow instructions too.
Toys for 8 Year Old Girls – Price on Amazon.com $30.99
We tried to choose toys that would get children away from computer games and YouTube. Our kids love these toys, we hope yours do too.
Do you have a son? Check out our educational toys for boys here.
We also have a ton of educational videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/SanookEnglishESLActivities