At the age of 8, little girls have a pretty good understanding of what is happening around them. You may find that your daughter is starting to experiment with and explore different things around her. That is why it is the perfect time to introduce her to a new kind of play, especially further her educational development.
Look for toys with educational components, longevity, and value, and most importantly, it has to resonate with her interests and personality. STEM learning toys have become very popular for children, and they balance learning and fun to keep kids interested and engaged for hours.
If you are trying to find the perfect toy for your little girl, you have come to the right place! This article will discuss age-appropriate toys that have been carefully and thoughtfully selected for an eight-year-old girl. From sparkly things to dance mats, this list has it all!
Toys For 8-Year-Old Girls Under $25
Matilda By Roald Dahl
First on our list is the little girl who loved to read. Matilda is a very well-known Roald Dahl book that has been a favorite for such a long time. The chances are good that you have also read it and seen the movie when you were a child.
The book is about a little girl whose family doesn’t pay attention to her special gift of reading. She has such a powerful mind that she can move things by just looking at them.
Due to being indifferent to her family, Matilda travels to the library every day to read books. This is a lovely book for an eight-year-old girl because Matilda is around the same age, and girls can resonate with the character.
This book is surely a magical step into the world of literature, and she will want to read the story over and over.
Scratch Paper Art Set, 100 Sheets Rainbow Magic
Surely everyone can remember creating their own scratch paper with different colored crayons, paper, and a toothpick to use for scratching out your creations.
Well, with the Scratch Paper Art Set, all you need to do is use the stylus and your imagination to create magical works of art. The set includes four drawing stencils, two cleaning brushes, ten wooden styluses, and 100 black scratch art paper sheets.
She can jot notes, draw, trace, create cards, doodle, and much more. It is the perfect, most colorful way for her to express her creativity, and she can take it with her anywhere she goes. The product is 100% non-toxic.
Arts & Crafts Beads
Girls love pretty things, and this lovely Arts and Crafts bead set allows her to make her own pretty jewelry, bracelets, crowns, necklaces, rings, and many more. The set includes 28 different types of beads and four color strings (green, blue, yellow, and red).
The beads include alphabet activity cubes, shells, pearl leaves, Mardi Gras beads, faceted rondelle beads, crystal glass beads, turtle beads, round beads, heart beads, flower beads, letter beads, and more.
The beads are of superior quality, very durable, environmentally friendly, and long-lasting. The kit is great for improving her creativity, hand-eye coordination, imagination, and it encourages social interaction. The set is perfect for her to share with her friends on a sleepover girl’s night or make gifts for her best friends.
Original Stationary Unicorn Slime Kit
Who knew that when kiddie slime fist came out, it would explode into an obsession as it has? From kids making their own Oobleck at home to moms and dads searching for the latest slime fads online to quiet their kids’ requests.
The Unicorn slime kit is for eight-year-old girly slime lovers who like all things that sparkle! The kit comes complete with unicorn beads, glue, textures, inks, slime containers, a 100% safe slime activator, instructions, and more.
She can create slime designs such as fishbowl slime, jelly cube slime, floam slime, and cloud slime, all in different mixtures and colors. She can create hundreds of possible slime combinations, and everything she needs comes in the box.
This is a wonderful activity where she can express her creativity, and it is perfect for a playdate with her friends. The easy-to-make slime comes with access to online videos that she can view for clear step-by-step instructions and cool slime tips!
Piggy Bank for Girls
Teach your little girl to save money from a young age with this electronic Piggy Bank for girls. The bank features a beautiful built-in night light, and it also comes with ten songs that she can sing along to or that will sing her to sleep.
She can slip coins into the back or feed her notes into the front. The bank requires her to enter a default password (4624) which will open the door and allow her to change the password to any number she chooses to keep her money safe.
The bank can store 100 paper money and 600 coins. The bank can be operated with a lithium battery(included) or a USB. The toy improves her numbers and counting skills and helps her develop a healthy habit of saving money.
Go Glam Nail Stamper
The Go Glam Nail Stamper kit was a Good Housekeeping toy award winner in 2019, and it is still very popular amongst girls. The water-based designs and nail polishes are specially formulated to make homemade manicures super fun and easy!
The kit can stamp styles onto any sized nail; all she needs to do is insert a patter into the machine, apply a base coat to her nails and press the stamp button. The kit allows her to do and redo 125 nails any way she wants.
She can express her individuality with patterns like flamingos, cupcakes, unicorns, and more. It teaches girls about self-care, and it brings out their creativity.
The set includes a GO GLAM bag to store all her nail polishes, five pattern pods, one topcoat (to make the nail polish last longer), one nail file, one GO GLAM Nail Stamper bag, one GO GLAM nail stamper, two water-based nail polishes (purple and blue) and one instruction sheet to direct her as she goes.
Singing Machine Bluetooth Karaoke Machine $75
It is true. Girls just want to have fun! The Singing Machine Bluetooth Karaoke Machine is the perfect toy for an eight-year-old little diva that loves to sing.
The Singing Machine is a top-loading CD player, and with its built-in Bluetooth, she can have a wireless digital audio streaming experience from compatible devices. She can record her performance as she sings and plays the songs that she has saved.
The machine features 54 LED disco lights with a dimmer setting and the two digital LED display shows her which track is featuring. The wooden cabinet has a built-in speaker with powerful sound, and there is also an echo control for cool voice effects.
She can connect the RCAL cables to a television to display the lyrics, and with two wired microphones (with separate volume control), she can sing a duet with her friends!
Toys For 8-Year-Old Girls Under $50
Bath Bomb Factory
This awesome, fun-filled fizzy bath bombs creativity set is the perfect activity for an eight-year-old girl. She can mix any glittery powders with the colored powders, add some sprinkles or stars to her mold, add 1 of the five surprises and start the process!
Each ball takes about 30 minutes to complete for it to keep together. There are three lovely scents that she can add, such as pineapple, vanilla, or strawberry. She can even combine the three to make an extra aromatic scent explosion!
The kit has enough ingredients to make six fizz bath bombs that she can use or give to someone as a gift. Creativity has never smelled so good!
6 Pcs Mermaid Tails for Swimming with Monofin
Do you remember The Little Mermaid? Every little girl dreamed of being Arial back in the day, and that dream has continued till today. Girls love mermaids and mythical creatures.
This 6-piece swimming set is a must-have for all girls that want to feel free like a mermaid! It is made from 20% Spandex and 80% Polyester. The fabrics are comfortable, stretchable, and soft, and the colors do not fade!
The set includes one mermaid tail, a tiara, a mermaid necklace, a monofin (enables her to swim faster), a top, and panties.
Flashing Cube Electronic Memory & Brain Game
This awesome 4-in-1 electronic cube from Flashdash features four exciting quick-fingered games in a cool light-up cube. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning toy is great to take on trips to improve her thinking skills and hand-eye coordination everywhere she goes.
The cube requires 3 AAA batteries to operate. The games include exhilarating speed games where she must press the buttons that light up as quickly as possible. The blue lights are bonus points, the red lights have to be pressed, and you should avoid the green lights at all costs.
It encourages her to concentrate and stay focused to react quickly. There is also a memory game where she must memorize and match the correct pattern of lights and colors from one side to the other.
Another game that is almost like “Simon Says” requires her to memorize the flashing sequence and repeat it correctly. Who would have guessed that so much fun can come out of one simple cube? Well, trust me, she will be busy for hours trying to beat all the exciting games.
ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Brain Game and STEM Toy
ThinkFun Gravity Maze is so fun and exhilarating, and it was a TOTY award winner in 2015. ThinkFun is the ultimate leading manufacturer of mind-challenging puzzles and brain games and helps develop important skills such as planning and spatial reasoning.
It is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning toy that creates a great stealth learning experience for children.
The Gravity Maze set includes a game grid, three marbles, one target piece, and nine towers and comes with 60 fun challenges (from beginner to expert levels). Clear instructions are included for guidance along the way.
Artie 3000 Coding Robot
Not only is Artie 300 an adorable robot, but it is an engineer favorite amongst kids that love coding toys. The drawing robot requires children to create designs and translate them to the “drag and drop” code on a tablet or a computer.
The robot will start spinning around and lift and down as he draws your design on the paper underneath. This is such a creative way to keep kids engaged while they learn how to code, and there are pre-programmed designs for beginners to start having a blast right away.
Artie 3000 is very easy to set up; all he requires is 4 x AA batteries to operate, and he does not need internet to function. The robot comes with a built-in WiFi, and you need a computer or a laptop to control Artie.
Magical Fairy Adventure By Ann Williams
Magical adventure awaits with the Magical Fairy Adventure by Ann Williams. Your little girl can decorate her enchanted fairy house to create a safe and pretty place for fairies to deliver a series of surprises and activities in secret so that children will befriend them.
There are seven adventures she can embark upon, including making magical gifts and collecting fairy secrets. Allow your daughter to become a friend to the fairies as she completes the tasks and give her so many magical memories she can cherish forever.
This 106-piece set is a great way to get children away from a screen and explore and be one with nature. It also encourages self-esteem and provides hours of imaginative play.
Crystal Growing Science Kit By Dan&Darci
Remember when you made salt or sugar crystals in school as a kid? Well, this Crystal Growing Science Kit by Dan&Darci has taken crystal making to a whole new and exciting level!
Your little girl can grow clear, blue, or red crystals and make them glow with an intense LED light. She must mix all of the special ingredients and watch how they grow slightly bigger every day.
When the crystal is fully grown, she can place it on the light-up display to make it glow. The kit comes with a lovely illustrated 12-page booklet that teaches her how crystals form over the years.
The kit includes a Micro-USB cable, three crystal powder bags (red, clear, and blue), a mixing stick, three crystal starters, tweezers, three growing cups, and a USB-powered LED light-up display stand.
Bring out the scientist in her with this brilliantly designed STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning kit and help foster her love for crystallography and science!
Toys For 8-Year-Old Girls Under $100
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera (Ice Blue)
Can you remember taking pictures with a Polaroid? It was so exciting waiting those few seconds to see the image magically appear! With the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera, your daughter can get a feeling of what it was like when you were a child.
The camera comes with a Mini Film Twin Pack of 20 sheets to take 20 pictures. The pictures are small enough to fit in your wallet (4″ image size), and the design of the camera is compact and lightweight so that she can take it with her to capture memories of her adventures.
The camera also features adjustable brightness, a selfie mirror, and a macro lens for close-ups (35-50cm away).
Art meets technology with the 3Doodler pen, the latest model that allows children to “draw in the air,” The plastic gets hard immediately as it exits the pen for awesome live creations.
She will love this pen if she is into all things arty, and it also helps develop her fine motor skills.
The pen allows her to express herself in 3D, and the set includes 3Doodler Create plastic refills in 15 different non-toxic colors, a stencil book section, and easy-to-follow step-by-step, interactive instructions.
She can use the 3Doodler App (built on Android and iOS). The 3Doodler is also compatible with the 3Doodler Create.
Toys For 8-Year-Old Girls 100+
GEOMAG Magnetic Toys Pro-L Kit 174 Pcs
This brilliant STEM magnetic construction building set features magnetic sticks (with polarity indicators) that attach in various ways allowing your daughter to master all kinds of structures and shapes.
The Geomag magnetic toys help train the mind with its brain games through magnetic construction and science, allowing them to get creative! It also improves her creative thinking, motor skills, problem-solving skills, imagination, reasoning, and hand-eye coordination.
The pieces can be linked together to challenge the limits of the laws of physics as she creates complex and impressive building constructions. It introduces her to the world of science and engineering in a fun and exciting way.
The set features 174 magnetic building pieces and complies with international safety standards.
Wonder Workshop Cue – Coding Robot
We just had to add another robot to this list because it deserves to be on here. Cue is a unique little robot. He is engagingly sophisticated and will keep your little girl engaged and inspired for hours.
The robot features Wonder (state machine-based language) that is specifically designed for the Wonder Workshop robots. Cue also features four very unique personality avatars.
Cue comes with 40 challenges to keep her engaged; he can tell you hilarious jokes, read to you, and has over 30000 text responses and 170000 words in his vocabulary! A fully-charged Cue can provide her with 30 hours of non-stop play, and he comes with a rechargeable ION battery.
Razor A5 Lux Kick Scooter
The Razor A5 Lux Kick Scooter not only looks cool, but it will encourage your eight-year-old girl to get some exercise and fresh air outside. It also develops strong gross motor skills and improves her balance.
The scooter is built to last with high-quality craftsmanship that is very durable and can take quite a few knocks and falls. The Razor scooter has large (200mm in diameter) polyurethane wheels that offer a very smooth ride, and girls love its bright pink color and awesome graphics.
The adjustable handle allows the scooter to grow with your daughter, and it is foldable for easy storage or transportation. The scooter’s frame is strong aluminum; it weighs 3,85kg and features a patented rear fender brake. The maximum rider weight is 100kg. Do not exceed the weight limit.
Your eight-year-old girl’s Barbie collection has probably grown significantly over the past few years. Now is the time to give them a home. This magnificent, 43“tall and 41” wide Barbie Dreamhouse is the perfect addition to complete her fabulous set!
The house features ten outdoor and indoor play areas, customizable features, is fully furnished, and comes with more than 75 storytelling pieces!
Inside the house, you will find a second-story slide with a pool, a party room with a DJ booth, a balcony with a hammock swing that can be repositioned, a working elevator, and a play area with a small pool for the puppy.
The slide fit in four different locations, and the pool and grass area can be rearranged and placed anywhere on the first or third floor.
The dreamhouse can make awesome sound effects that are realistic and include three songs, two soundscapes, a night mode, a day mode, mood lighting, a party mode, and eight light color options.
Every floor offers something different and exciting such as bunk beds that fold down, an entertainment center that can be used as an area for pets, realistic textures, modern décor, and an awesome BBQ grill that can reverse to reveal a dessert buffet.
Let your little girl’s imagination run wild with this breath-taking dollhouse that she can pass on to the next generation.
Just looking at this list makes me wish I was eight years old again. There is so much excitement, learning, and growing happening in your little girl’s life at this stage that it may even be difficult for you to keep up with her.
That is why it is important to listen to her needs and let her explore her interests. However, introducing her to new passions furthers her development and makes her discover things about herself she didn’t know.
Maybe she will obtain a newfound love for art, science, or nature; who knows? It is up to us as parents to expose her to as many things as possible to broaden her outlook and enrich her mind. We hope you found this wonderful and colorful list helpful and exciting.
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