In my search for the best toys for 8 year old girls and boys, I’ve encountered a top 3 that have really amped up the greatness for modern kids. They’re all different with varying interactions for hours of fun in any climate or condition. Kids can play with the following knickknacks indoors or out (with the permission of parents) and each one is 100% safe for ever-growing, curious youngsters. None of them require batteries or electronics or any kind – just good, seemingly “old-fashioned” fun in an affordable, colorful box.
Those aforementioned top 3 are:
Sleek and fascinating, this miniature trike is comprised of an all steel frame in luminous green with black and chrome accents. There are dual-action controls to keep kids in complete control of their every move, from braking to spinning. The pedals are slickly tucked into the sides, making the entire contraption appear to be stream-lined; however, this design offers tremendous balance for amateur and more than enough drift-power for professional riders. The super-wide wheels are slick, yet rugged, for all-terrain riding; they’re capable of taking on everything, from gravel to a waxed, hardwood floor. This bike is as cool as it looks!
Recommended shopping: @ Walmart.com
This set is a scene direct from an LOTR film! The one ring lies at the top of a weathered ruin, guarded by Frodo, Merry, and Aragorn. 2 Ringwraiths are trying desperately to steal the ring from Weathertop; it’s up to your little creator to build and protect the ring at all costs. With over 430 pieces, building is half the fun! Along with the fortress, there are also LEGO horses, 5 swords, torches, trapdoors, and weapons galore. Who will win in this epic reenactment of one of the most endearing battles of all LOTR history?
Recommended shopping: @ Amazon Toys
Usually associated with crafts for little girls, this kit can be for each gender and every age. We all have best friends and artistic abilities, and this DIY friendship bracelet set allows kids (and creative adults) show their affections through creation. They’re colorful and easy to make with over 22 designs in 2 styles and 8 patterns. There are also 22 colors of floss with beads, a beading needle, and awesome accessories. The 4 looms are settled in a convenient suitcase for keeping everything together. No mess, no fuss!
Recommended shopping: @ ToysRUs.com
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