What to Get 8 Year Olds for Their Birthday


When children reach the age of 8, they are now capable of processing more information than before. With their improved abilities, they can now comprehend toys that have a clear purpose and goals. They can also learn from games that require them to create strategies, solve problems, plan ahead, and more.

Toys can give your child the ability to learn and play in ways that you probably never even imagined possible. By investing in toys at this point, you’re helping your child learn invaluable lessons about the world around them — and ultimately set themselves up for success down the road.

Bigjigs Noughts and Crosses

This classic Noughts and Crosses game from Bigjigs is a good game for 8 year olds. The game has simple rules - the first player forms a line of 3 of his shape wins the game while taking turns with the other player to place an O or X. The board and pieces are chunky but the set comes in a travel size for portability. Great board game as gift or stocking filler. Each piece included in this set is made from responsibly sourced wooden materials and finished with non-toxic paints.

Djeco DIY Mosaics Tiaras Like A Princess

Give your mini princess a solid start to her imaginary royal journey with this wonderful DIY princess tiara kit from Djeco and let her choose among four lovely patterns when making her very own bejeweled tiara. She can personalise it with glitter mosaic tiles, ribbons and sparkling jewels. The tiaras are pre-cut from sturdy cardboard like most children’s toys and are ready for customization. With this creative and fun activity, you can give your child their own sparkly tiaras to wear at home or take on adventures around town.

Bigjigs Stacking Tower

The Bigjigs Stacking Tower Game is like a real life Jenga game for kids. This is a colourful activity which features bright colors and easy to grasp pieces. This educational and fun stacking tower game is a great educational toy that encourages construction and engineering skills, as well as spatial awareness and balance. Your child will love to build their own tower with the different brightly coloured block pieces. Or play it with friends by stacking the tower with three blocks per layer. Each player will take turns in removing a block without causing the tower to fall.

Djeco Chess Game

Chess is a game that’s been around for centuries and has withstood the test of time. What better way to introduce chess to your child than with this beautiful chess set for kids! This wonderful Djeco chess game with its charming and bright illustrations is a perfect party favor for a child’s birthday or a fantastic starter kit for kids who are just getting into chess. With charming original art and wooden pieces, it will appeal to both the littlest of kids and adults alike.

Bigjigs Sudoku

Sudoku is a fun and popular logic puzzle, but it can be a bit difficult to get started - especially if you're just a beginner. With this game, there's no need for pencil or paper - just fill each row, column and square on the board with numbers 1 to 9 without repeating them.

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