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32 Best Toys for 8-Year-Old Girls

Updated 14 July 2020

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At eight-years-old, kids are keen to try out different interests, whether it be sports, music or creative projects such as arts and crafts. It helps to identify what they enjoy and encourage their interests. Toys and activity kits can help children to develop their hobbies and interests.

We have compiled a selection of toys for eight-year-old girls approved and recommended by parents. To help ensure that the toys we recommend are the best options, we also analyze the reviews to make sure there aren’t any signs of manipulation.

1LEGO Minecraft The Polar Igloo 21142

This LEGO kit allows kids to experience some of their favorite Minecraft characters in 3D. They can build her igloo and snow mountain paradise. It comes with a couple of mini-figures and even a polar bear and a baby polar bear. Plus, this kit is also compatible with all other LEGO construction kits.

What we love

  • It includes an Alex Minecraft minifigure
  • The blocks are made from durable materials

We dont like this as much

  • A supplementary container would be useful

2Nerf Fortnite TS-1 Blaster

Fortnite has become a popular game among kids and with this Nerf blaster they can enjoy the experience of wielding a blaster from the actual game. It uses official Nerf Mega darts, holds up to four darts at a time, and provides a pump-action method that will allow her to play without stopping to reload often. 

What we love

  • This is a replica of the Fortnite TS-1 Blaster
  • It can be used inside or outside

We dont like this as much

  • It could come with extra darts

3Hasbro Gaming Star Wars Bop It Game

Bop It is a fun game that kids will enjoy playing alone or with friends. This is a special version that is designed to look like R2-D2 from the popular Star Wars series. The game uses C-3PO’s voice and R2-D2’s sounds to make it more fun and interactive.

What we love

  • This version has a solo and pass-it mode
  • It uses the traditional Bop It commands

We dont like this as much

  • It requires two AAA batteries, but it includes demo batteries

4Monopoly Unicorns Vs. Llamas

What child doesn’t love unicorns and llamas? With this unique Monopoly version, kids can choose what they love the most. It does have a few differences compared to the original board game, but its new spin makes it excellent for kids that like the game but want a bigger challenge. The board is brightly illustrated and they can choose their favorite color unicorn or llama.

What we love

  • It puts a beautiful spin on the traditional board game
  • It has a total of six player pieces

We dont like this as much

  • The money could be made more durable

5The Boxcar Children Books 1-4

The Boxcar Children is a fun series that will provide kids with both mystery and adventure. This set includes the first four books in the series and it comes with a nice box to help keep the paperback books safe on the bookshelf. Each book is approximately 160 pages and will provide them with a unique story that broadens the imagination.

What we love

  • Part of a wider collection
  • The covers have beautiful illustrations

We dont like this as much

  • This set only comes in paperback

6LIEAGLE Hoverboard

This is a self-balancing hoverboard that is designed to make it easier for new riders. It’s easy to use and comes in a variety of different colors. The wheels come with LED lights that glow as it’s ridden. The hoverboard has a fender cover to protect the wheels and a battery indicator light that will let her know when it is running low or needs to be charged.

What we love

  • Can do 360 degrees as well as straight and turns
  • It is made from durable materials

We dont like this as much

  • It can be difficult to get it charged the first time

7Snap Circuits - 3D M.E.G. Electronics Discovery Kit

With this snap circuit set, kids can have fun experiencing the world of engineering. It comes with a variety of parts that are different sizes, shapes, and colors that will allow them to make various 3D shapes. This set is also compatible with other snap circuit sets.

What we love

  • The set is capable of building over 160 exciting projects
  • The modules snap together to ensure that what they work properly

We dont like this as much

  • The set requires three AA batteries, but they are not included

8 IQ BUILDER | Fun Creative DIY Arts and Crafts KIT

With this IQ builder set, kids can experience building fun puzzles while coloring them and giving them color and life. This set comes with a total of nine puzzles and 40 markers that will allow them to have fun and be creative on a whole new level. Each piece is covered with abstract shapes that make every piece unique and different.

What we love

  • The set comes with everything needed to play
  • Encourages creativity

We dont like this as much

  • The puzzle pieces can become flimsy after being colored

9Your Diary - Sparkly Lock & Keys

This is a fun and colorful diary that is full of illustrations and activities. It comes with a hardcover to help keep all of their thoughts safe and secure under lock and key, which is also provided. There are questions on each page to help get those writing juices flowing.

What we love

  • It’s got 128 pages so lasts a long time
  • Helps kids to understand themselves better

We dont like this as much

  • There could be more writing space on each page

10Sillbird STEM Building Blocks Robot for Kids

This robot is a fun and educational toy that will allow kids to learn how to build a robot and control it. It comes with a remote control and the robot is brightly colored. It has a USB charging design and a convenient built-in rechargeable battery.

What we love

  • The controller is easy to use
  • The battery for the robot is rechargeable

We dont like this as much

  • The mobile app that controls the robot can be difficult to maneuver

11ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Brain Game

This is a fun game that kids can enjoy with parents, siblings or friends. It comes with 60 challenge cards that she will be expected to pass to win the game. The challenges go from beginner to expert, which means she can work on the harder challenges as she learns the game. The game comes with everything needed to enjoy hours of fun.

What we love

  • It has bright and colorful tower blocks
  • The instructions make this game easy to learn

We dont like this as much

  • It only comes with two marbles, but it should come with a couple extra

12Cyclone Mini Remote Control Car

This small remote-controlled car is double-sided, which makes it a fun way for kids to learn to run an RC stunt car. It is lightning fast, and the remote control is also small, just like the car. It has a cyclone mode that will allow them to perform quick and amazing tricks. The car comes with a small internal rechargeable battery.

What we love

  • It comes with a USB charging cable
  • The colors vary from car to car

We dont like this as much

  • The controller requires two AA batteries, but they are not included

13Super Mario Maker 2

This video game lets you create, play and share your own Super Mario levels. There’s a Story Mode where you can rebuild Princess Peach’s castle by playing in-built courses. You can use many of the games classic features to build your levels including canons, Goombas and other exciting tools.

What we love

  • You can make courses alone or alongside others
  • You can access other home-made courses with the Nintendo Switch Online Membership

We dont like this as much

  • This game can only be played on Nintendo Switch

14Butterfly Craze Girl's Floor Lounger

With this cushion, kids can kick back and get comfy in a soft seat. This cushion comes in two different sizes and you can choose from several designs. It is great for slumber parties and outdoor activities like camping. The fabric that it is made from is machine washable.

What we love

  • Comes in great colours; green ink and purple
  • Great Alternative to expensive bean bags

We dont like this as much

  • The pillows can flatten after prolonged use

15Kids Camera

With this camera, kids can take photos or videos. It is covered with a soft protective silicone case that makes it excellent for using safely during activities. The camera provides different photo frames and creative filters that will allow you to customise the photos. It uses a built-in rechargeable battery and is charged through a Micro USB cable.

What we love

  • The camera comes in a few different colors
  • It has facial focus features

We dont like this as much

  • Not waterproof

16 Bluetooth Headset, Riwbox AB005 Wireless Headphones 5.0 with Microphone

These headphones are wireless, and they have Bluetooth capabilities. Kids can use these headphones to listen to their favorite music or even talk to their friends online. It has a TF Card FM radio that will give them direct access to her favorite radio station, and it has LED lights.

What we love

  • Volume can be controlled via the headphones
  • It is compatible with most devices

We dont like this as much

  • It could do with a variety of color choices

17Ravensburger Horse Dreams - 100 Piece Glitter Jigsaw Puzzle

Horse fans will love this Ravensburger Horse Dreams Puzzle. This puzzle contains 100 pieces and the textures used for the color include brightly colored glitter that allows the colors to sparkle and pop off of the finished picture.

What we love

  • Every piece of the puzzle has a unique shape
  • It is made from extra-thick cardboard

We dont like this as much

  • The pieces can wear after a lot of use

18aGreatLife Huge Rainbow Kite

This is a wonder kite that will allow kids to experience the joy of kiting. With its setup, this kite is easy to use, even for beginners. The kite itself is made of thick and durable material, and it is brightly colored to let everyone see it from far away.

What we love

  • The kite is easy to assemble
  • It comes with a long kite string for higher lift

We dont like this as much

  • The tail can get caught in on things

19Girls Digital Watch Kids Sports

This is a digital watch that kids can wear without feeling uncomfortable. The band is made from a soft and bendable material and it is designed to be waterproof up to 100-feet in water. This watch is easy to set up and you can choose between regular time or military time, whichever you prefer, and it will even tell you which date it is.

What we love

  • It can be purchased in two different shades of pink
  • It is made from high-quality material

We dont like this as much

  • Setting the alarm can be tricky

20Jar Melo Scratch Off Rainbow Notes

These notecards are a fun way for kids to express themselves. Each card appears black at first but the wooden stylus allows them to scratch bright and colorful notes into the card. You can choose from a glittery rainbow, rainbow, or a shiny silver to appear from underneath the black as it is scratched off. This is a fun way for kids to leave notes around the house or just to make fun drawings and pictures.

What we love

  • The kit comes with two styluses
  • It provides a holographic effect

We dont like this as much

  • The set could come with more than 130 note cards

21National Geographic Professional Rock Tumbler Kit

This rock tumbler kit will provide kids with the chance to start a new rock collection or add to her existing one, learning about geology along the way. With this kit, you can learn how to polish and smooth different types of rocks.

What we love

  • It comes with a well-written instruction manual
  • It comes with a set of nine types of gemstones

We dont like this as much

  • You don’t get to choose which gemstones you get with the kit

22UNOcorns Card Game

This UNO deck is an excellent way to allow kids to enjoy a very popular card game, but this time with unicorns. The game includes an entire UNO deck and instructions, the objective is to get rid of the deck in your hand, and it can be played in teams.

What we love

  • It can be played with regular UNO rules
  • Each card is beautifully illustrated

We dont like this as much

  • The box they come in could be sturdier

23GIGGLE N GO

Kids who enjoy physical activities will love this giant darts game. It can be played inside or outside and it comes with everything needed for the floor dart game. It comes with a large bull’s eye and it has three inflatable darts that can be thrown at the dartboard.

What we love

  • It promotes physical activity
  • The dartboard has two sides for different games

We dont like this as much

  • The darts are easy to bust if not careful

24Throw Throw Burrito

Dodgeball has always been a fun game, and the Throw Throw Burrito game is a new and exciting way for kids to experience it with a mixture of fun cards. The game comes with a couple of squishy burritos and, when playing it can get super competitive!

What we love

  • The game comes with two soft foam burritos
  • The game promote physical activity and social interaction

We dont like this as much

  • An extra burrito would take the game to the next level

25Tiny Pong Solo Table Tennis

This game lets kids practice their ping pong skill using a tiny ping pong table that it used with only 1 hand. Whoever gets the most bounces wins the game. Plus, the game includes fun lights and sounds that make it more engaging than if it was just a plain ball like most tennis table games.

What we love

  • It has beginner and expert mode
  • Helps build hand eye coordination skills

We dont like this as much

  • For the lights and sounds to work, it requires batteries that are not included

26Hasbro Games Twister Moves Hip Hop Spots

With this game, your daughter can show off her hip hop moves in a fun version of twister. It will allow her to get up and move and fight for first place against all of her friends and even you. The game comes with everything needed to play it effectively including the instructions for this specific Twister version.

What we love

  • Each spot is a bright color
  • The instructions are easy to understand and read

We dont like this as much

  • There are only three player levels

27Pink Wood Guitar with Case and Accessories Gift

This beginner guitar is designed to allow kids to develop their musical abilities. The set comes with everything that is needed for a beginner guitar player. It includes three extra picks and a soft carry case that will make it easy to travel with the guitar.

What we love

  • Made from quality wood
  • It can be purchased in different designs

We dont like this as much

  • The guitar case could be thicker for more protection

28SmartLab Toys Squishy Human Body

This is a fun and educational toy that will allow kids to learn anatomy. It has 21 removable body parts, each organ is designed to look realistic, and it also includes tweezers and realistic bones and muscles.

What we love

  • The body parts are squishy
  • The entire set has a total of 29 pieces

We dont like this as much

  • Could do with a storage box

29MasterChef Junior Breakfast Cooking Set

This MasterChef Cooking kit comes with all of the tools you need to cook with including a juicer, egg cup, mixing bowl and whisker. The set also includes three different recipe cards that will allow them to try newer and harder recipes as they learn and grow as cooks.

What we love

  • An awe-inspiring gift
  • It teaches kids to learn how to cook some of their favorite breakfast foods

We dont like this as much

  • Could do with a few more pieces

30Portable IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers

With these speakers, you can connect via Bluetooth to most types of devices and, unlike most speakers, this one is designed to be waterproof which makes it perfect for the pool or the beach. You can choose from different colors and it can be used both indoors and outdoors.

What we love

  • It has a 100-foot Bluetooth range
  • It also includes a wireless stereo pairing option

We dont like this as much

  • It takes a while for the battery to be fully charged

31Soap & Bath Bomb Making Kit for Kids

With this kit, kids can make up to 10 different bath bombs and soaps in all different smells and shapes.  All of the materials that are provided in this kit are non-toxic, which means they are entirely safe for their skin.

What we love

  • Kids can get creative with their soaps and bath bombs
  • They can add coloring, fragrance, and glitter to their soap and bath bombs

We dont like this as much

  • Could do with more ingredients

32Creative Kids DIY Magic Bouncy Balls

This creative kit will teach your daughter to make bouncy balls. She can choose and mix six different colors. With the materials that are included with this kit, she can make up to 43 balls, which she can play with indoors or outdoors.

What we love

  • It has easy to read instructions
  • It includes glittery colored materials

We dont like this as much

  • The molds can stick sometimes making it hard to get the balls out