Last Minute 8th Birthday Gifts

    8th October, 2019

Stay right where you are! We've already done most of the work for you. All you need to do from here is make sure you hit 'next day shipping' and you're golden!

Running out of time and still on the hunt for a great 8th birthday gift that will wow your family and friends? Don't worry, there is still time. We've made it easy to get a fun gift that will knock their socks off, you can have it on your door step by tomorrow, if you play your cards right (and by your cards, we mean by choosing next day shipping). Don't thank us! Thank Prime!

Bilingual Spanish/English Flash Cards

Cards are good for basic words, colors, numbers etc. they are colorful and the pictures are versatile enough for my 2,3 and 7 year olds. They are all enjoying their Spanish lessons and learning quickly!

The School Zone - Bilingual Spanish to English Flash Cards 4-Pack is a 4-pack flashcard set for children age 4 and above that includes enough information to learn the alphabet, essential sight words, colors, shapes, numbers 1 to 100, and more.

Carson Dellosa - Everyday Words in Spanish

First of all the delivery was super fast! The flash cards are obviously for kids and this is good because they are big with big letters and images , which makes the words really catchy

A fantastic language learning tool, the Carson Dellosa - Everyday Words in Spanish is a great gift idea, especially for children who need some help studying Spanish. The two-sided cards have rounded corners for easy sorting and help Spanish students to review the language and memorize some words.

Trademark Innovations 6' Giant Teepee Play House

This was a Christmas gift for our daughter. It turned out better than I had envisioned! I had so much fun decorating it! Love that it's a neutral color, as it's set up on our living room.

Children will adore the Trademark Innovations 6' Giant Teepee Play House of Pine Wood with Carry Case. This playhouse has a canvas made of durable cotton with double stitched seams, and the poles made of durable pine wood.

Berlitz Language: French Flash Cards

A useful product for learning basic sight words in French. Because pronunciation is so important in any language, especially in French, Berlitz should have a site where a person who buys this set of words can go to hear the French pronunciation done by a native French speaker.

Do you have a friend who would love to speak French? The Berlitz Language: French Flash Cards are a great gift, especially for kids. Each card features engaging illustrations, the words in the foreign language plus their pronunciation and translation.

Berlitz Language: German Flash Cards

These worked very well for my child to practice his German spelling and the articles. He already knew the words but stressed that he liked these because of the pictures - so I figure if he likes them, that's a five star rating for us.

Got a friend who woul love to speak German? The Berlitz Language: German Flash Cards are a great birthday gift idea, especially for kids! Each card features engaging illustrations, the words in the foreign language plus their pronunciation and translation.

Tuttle More Japanese for Kids Flash Cards Kit

I have several from Tuttle, they are terrific. The graphics are large and colorful, and the cards themselves are oversized, laminated, quite sturdy.

If you want a kid (or adult) in your life to learn Japanese, the Tuttle More Japanese for Kids Flash Cards Kit might be one of the best birthday gifts available. With this kit, children from preschool through the early elementary level will be able to learn essential words, Japanese kanji, phrases, and sentences in a fun and easy way. This kit includes an audio CD, that provides the native pronunciation of the words, and sample sentences.

Tuttle Chinese for Kids Flash Cards Kit

This is a great resource for bilingual homes. I love that the cd has nursery rhymes on it in addition to the vocabulary, it really helps keep learning fun in the car. I love the flascards so much I laminated them to protect them for years to come.

Someone in your life want to get started with Chinese? The Tuttle Chinese for Kids Flash Cards Kit is a great gift option. With this kit, children from preschool, and early adult learners, through the early elementary level will be able to learn essential words, Chinese characters, phrases, and sentences in a fun and easy way. This kit includes an audio CD, that provides the native pronunciation of the words, and sample sentences.

Gskyer Telescope, German Technology Telescope

Bought this as a gift for a very good friend. She was so excited. Telescope was packaged well. Has a very nice carrying case. Lens are each in a case of their own. Very fast delivery ,well packed easy to set up works well ,the grandkids and i just love it

Kids deserve a high-quality telescope to see meteor showers. The Gskyer Telescope, AZ50350 German Technology Telescope is a wonderful gift for kids who love to stargaze. It features 50mm large aperture lens that makes the images brighter and more precise, two replaceable eyepieces and a 3x Barlow lens. The carrying bag is great to keep out dust or to take the telescope and tripod on stargazing travel.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Dino Fossil Dig Kit

Good fun for my 8 year old, he was very excited to fun actual fossils in the kit. I had hoped it would take him more than an hour to deal with it, but money well spent nevertheless.

Everyone knows a kid who will go nuts when they see a real dinosaur fossil. The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Dino Fossil Dig Kit is one of the best science gifts for kids - it features 3 genuine dinosaur fossils: a dinosaur bone, mosasaur tooth, and dinosaur poop. This educational adventure allows children to dig up these fossils in some hands-on exploration and start their rock collection (if they didn’t have one already)..

Nature Bound Bug Catcher with Habitat Bucket

Such a fun kit. Lots of nice containers and tools for catching bugs. Good quality plastic containers.

The Nature Bound Bug Catcher with Habitat Bucket and 7 Piece Nature Exploration Set includes bug tongs, net, pipette, magnifying glass, tweezers, activity booklet, a storage bucket, and more. It makes a lovely science gift for kids who love to stay in contact with nature and to study bugs. The colorful activity booklet also teaches kids about various kinds of insects, which helps them learn biology concepts early on.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Crystal Growing Lab

Excellent crystal yield and the colors remain vibrant for a longer period than most kits. Materials provided were high quality. Sample stones provided were also really cool and a nice touch.

Did you know crystals can grow? With the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Crystal Growing Lab, kids can watch it happen. This fantastic science gift for kids allows them to grow crystals in 8 different colors in a super easy way - they just need water and the two ingredients included on the lab kit. The kit also features a night light display, where kids can show off their 5 favorite home-grown crystals.

Primary Science Lab Activity Set

This minilab is the cutest science gift for kids out there! With the Learning Resources Primary Science Lab Activity Set, kids will explore and experiment with real science tools, but suitable for little hands. This colorful set for beginners includes a beaker, a funnel, test tubes, magnifying glass, and more, all made of durable plastic. The kit also features some cards with fun, easy-to-do experiments .

GeoSafari Micropro 48-Piece Microscope Set

This is really good value for the money and my daughter loves it. Seems easy enough to use, and the kit that comes with it is great, allowing for beginner exploration to spark the imagination and a desire for more.

Not a toy, but rather a scientific instrument, the Educational Insights GeoSafari Micropro 48-Piece Microscope Set makes a fantastic science gift for kids. The glass eyepieces and power settings provide users with superior precision viewing (from 50x to 600x), and high-quality components make this microscope set great for learning science.

Snap Circuits Jr. Electronics Exploration Kit

These are Great for teaching young children are older children or anybody even about electricity about energy , about sensors about solar about how cameras work . This will be perfect for any parent to buy a child and teach their child all about electricity. I would consider it the number one way to teach a child about electricity. Quality product.

Kids can learn electronics by seeing firsthand how electrical circuits run the everyday devices they're familiar with. The Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit does that, and that's why it makes an excellent science gift for kids. This kit features over 30 components that can be used to create 101 different electronic projects, like the creation of a sound-activated switch, a voice-controlled lamp, a musical doorbell, a flying saucer, and a light police siren.

Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

Ideal present - easy to make and lots of fun for techy minded kids. It is basically a series of small projects that link together to a larger 'Chain Reaction'.

Young LEGO lovers will adore the Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit. This fantastic instructional book comes with 33 LEGO elements, 6 LEGO balls, 8 paper ramps, 1 paper funnel, 2 pop-up paper signs, and more. The 80-page book makes a fabulous 8th birthday gift - it has crystal clear instructions for children to build over 10 fantastic moving machines with their own legos and the ones included.

Push Pin Travel Map Kit

This item really exceeded my expectations. After scratching off where I’ve been I hung it up on the wall. It looks clean from where it was scratched and looks professional hanging on the wall. Very pleased with this purchase.

A lovely wall decoration item and a great gift for kids, the Push Pin Travel Map Kit features a beautiful cork map, hand-printed in Barcelona with a matte and warm finish. This kit includes 194 different country flags with 100 sticks, 64 food stickers, 64 monuments stickers, and double-sided tape hangers for an easy installation.

Yaylabs Softshell Ice Cream Ball

Amazing product. We bring it camping so we can make ice cream because that's my favorite food group. Anyways it works great and makes delicious ice cream in about 20 minutes.

The Yaylabs Softshell Ice Cream Ball is a great gift for kids who have a crush on ice cream. This soft-sided ball makes ice-cream while kids play and shake. By merely adding the cream, sugar, and flavorings in one end, and ice and rock salt in the other end, kids don’t need a fancy machine to enjoy a tasty ice-cream.

Duck Shape Snowball Maker

My neighbors never suspected it was me! Works fantastic. 10/10 will buy again.

A great gift for kids, and snowball fight lovers, the Duck Shape Snowball Maker is a fun toy to use in the snow! This lovely duck shape comes in random bright colors and turns any handful of snow into a beautiful small duck.

littleBits Rule Your Room Kit

It has a lot of potential, and it's very versatile. It's a great creative toy. You can make art out of it. You can use it to build. The sky's the limit.

This fantastic invention kit minimizes screen time for both kids and teens - any child wanting to take some control over their room will love it. The littleBits Rule Your Room Kit helps kids and teens develop engineering and problem-solving skills while creating interactive inventions that combine the kit with anything they already own. This fun gift for teens inspires them to make many inventions but gives them step-by-step instructions for 8 of them, with a bonus challenge.

Arduino Starter Kit - English Official Kit

* good instruction booklet that you progressively move into * good website * all the parts explained, either in the book or on the website * good range of projects * comprehensive -- has everything you need plus some spares / extras * self contained -- no soldering or tools required * nicely packaged

The Arduino Starter Kit - English Official Kit With 170 Page Book is such a fun gift for teens. It has parts and detailed instructions for 14 and 15-year-olds to build 15 different projects. Among the projects, they can create a musical instrument to play by waving their hands or tap out a secret code to open the door. Teens will love to start programming with the Arduino uno board!

Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

My daughters and I have spent a couple hours experimenting with the Inventor Kit, and have had a great time. The companion app is intuitive and walks you through all of the steps of creating circuits, testing them, and then customizing them.

A fun gift for kids who love the Avengers movies, this toy turns them into superheroes. Suitable from age 8 through to 15, kids will be able to create unique superhero identities and powers, with electronic building blocks that snap together to turn circuits into inventions.

Trivial Pursuit World of Harry Potter Ultimate

The overall quality of the board, the movers and the cards is excellent. Everything is decorated with nice designs and nothing feels cheap.

The USAOPOLY Trivial Pursuit World of Harry Potter Ultimate Edition is a super fun gift for kids from 8 to 15 years old - they just need to be Harry Potter fans! It features 1800 questions from all 8 Harry Potter films, that fall on the categories of locations, magical people, and more. The game includes a custom game board, 4 custom house crest movers, 300 cards and 24 wedges.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit

Works really well and my daughter is having great fun choosing stones from the beach and garden to polish. I was very happy with my purchase of a 'Hobby Rock Tumbler' first stage results were impressive I now look forward to the next and final stages. The kit was complete with a selection of semi precious stones, 4x grit grades and easy to follow instructions.

The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit gets kids to enhance their rock collection or to start a new one. This fantastic science gift for kids includes a tumbler, sifter, learning guide, four polishing grits, plus nine types of real rough gemstones. This tumbler makes even the most irregular rocks look like dazzling gemstones with a simple, one-touch setting.

Bit Coding Robot

My son uses ozobots at school, and he was thrilled to get his own for home. This product arrived sooner than promised and was just as described. Everything needed to get started with an ozobot is included.

The pocket-sized Bit Coding robot is a child’s best friend. This toy teaches kids color coding through some screen-free fun. This robot is a fantastic 10th birthday gift idea, great for building early STEAM skills. It offers two ways to code, and the box includes a LED light, optical sensors, a tough Polycarbonate shell, and an online activity library.

Wonder Hardcover

It's a great book to raise awareness of people living with craniofacial abnormality. It does portray a very positive view of humanity. The characters in the book are mostly intelligent, well educated, "nice " human beings.

Every kid who watched “Wonder” in the movies loved it. The bestselling novel of the same name, by R.J. Palacio, is about Pullman, a boy who was born with a facial difference but just wants to be treated as an ordinary kid. The book is a great way to introduce the story of August Pullman to kids, and it makes an excellent 11th birthday gift idea.

Kid Athletes: Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends

I bought several copies of this for the young athletes, in our family. They had favorites, in the book, and have enjoyed the read! This was just another way to expose our kids to great athletes and it shows how they, too, have everyday lives and struggles.

Children should read biographies to get inspired by other people’s experiences in life. That’s why the “Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends” makes an excellent 8th birthday gift idea. Kids will find out that Danica Patrick, the race car champion, fended off bullies who told her “girls can’t drive,” that the baseball legend Babe was a troublemaker, and more. The stories are described along with full-color cartoon illustrations on every page.

Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit

I bought this wand as a present a 9 year old and am delighted with it! Opening the box had a real wow factor for both my niece and myself (she loved the spells poster and the stickers - very nice touch). The Harry Potter challenges and spells are super fun and are entertaining enough to keep the kids interest up trying to solve the puzzles.

A must for Harry Potter lovers, the Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit is a fantastic DIY kit that shows kids ways to use a Bluetooth Coding Wand. By doing that, they can make magic, with a wave, a twirl, and a twist, and learn to code with 70+ step-by-step creative challenges. This fantastic 8th, 9th or 10th birthday gift allows kids to make feathers fly, fire flow, goblets multiply, pumpkins grow, and more!

Brainbox All Around The World

Really like this concept in general and the world one is fun - highly recommend. We use this game in our homeschool and we LOVE it! It's a very fast and fun way to learn and review and it requires almost no set-up or prep time which I love! I highly recommend it!

Brainbox All Around The World is a clever game for clever young players. This memory recall game challenges players to memorize as many details of the picture on the card as they can in only 10 seconds. This game makes an amazing eighth birthday gift to keep a kid's mind engaged and develop concentration. After the player looks at the picture for ten seconds, the other players roll the dice to determine which question will be asked.

Pressman Jumpin' Monkeys

Quick to set up and simple but challenging to play. Company was fantastic when 1 game arrived with a missing part, very friendly and quickly shipping the missing piece. Love this game in speech therapy! Utilize it to help teach turn taking and persistence. Catapults need to be “broken in” so what I did was have student take practice shots into a big box. They still loved it.

The player with the most bananas wins. This is the objective of this incredibly cute game: Pressman Jumpin' Monkeys. The game is made up of a combination of monkeys and catapults - kids need to vault their monkeys into trees and see physics in action. It makes a lovely 8th birthday gift that children can use to play with their friends, siblings or parents.

Crazy Forts - 69 Pieces

This is one of the coolest toys I have ever purchased for my kids. This has been by far my son's favorite Christmas gift this year and I'm sure we'll get plenty more use out of this set. Recommended! This is an ideal toy for any child that likes to build dens. Lots of fun had making different styles and keeps kids entertained for hours. Recommended.

Kids love to build forts - the Crazy Forts toy makes everything easier and funnier. This set features 69 pieces, which include 44 reinforced sticks and 25 geometrically precise balls made of solid plastic. The Crazy Forts set makes a fantastic 8th birthday gift for a child - it’s durable, portable, easy to build, and promotes collaborative play. More sets may be added for even more fun and bigger forts!

Kids Cooking

Klutz-Kids Cooking is one of the best 8th birthday gifts out there for budding chefs! This set includes one rainbow whisk, decorative stickers, and a 78-page book for inspiration and ideas. This classic collection features 30 parent-approved meals - this best mix of tried-and-true recipes have step-by-step photos, great for kids to learn necessary kitchen skills while following along.

Thames and Kosmos Air-Stream Machines Science Kit

The Thames and Kosmos Air-Stream Machines Science Kit uses nothing but air power and some AA batteries to make magic happen. This excellent science gift for kids gets them to build a working hovercraft and many other air-driven vehicles - they can glide across flat waters or smooth floors, on cushions of air.

Snap Circuits Sound Electronics Exploration Kit

My 9 year old son absolutely loves Snap Circuits. He loves to use the instruction book to build/make different designs and has started to explain to me how all the parts fit to make a circuit. I have to admit I'm clueless at how to make any of those but he is obsessed with them and plays with them all the time. They also are very durable.

This amazing sound exploration kit includes DIY projects where kids can understand the nature of sound and build their own instruments. Snap Circuits Sound Electronics Exploration Kit is a lovely science gift for kids who like music, especially. It features a keyboard with an optical theremin and includes echo effects, color changing light, voice recorder, and changer.

Nancy B's Science Club AquaScope Journal

Got it for a birthday kid who dreams about to become a marine biologist. Awesome educations and fun toy. Comes with a journal (pictures, projects and notes). Kid was supper happy and looking forward to explore the marine life!

With the Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club AquaScope and Activity Journal, kids can explore the wonders of life underwater without getting wet. This excellent science gift for kids will get them to head to the shore and explore with a telescoping underwater viewer with 5x magnification featuring built-in LED lights, a ruler, and a thermometer.

Laser Maze Logic Game and STEM Toy

My 10 year old son is obsessed with this game. He loves figuring out each maze. It makes him use problem solving skills and logic. This is a great toy for an only child whose parents can't entertain the child every minute. He choses this over video games! Now that is saying something.

This logic game is super easy to learn and poses many challenges for kids. The ThinkFun Laser Maze (Class 1) Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls is a laser maze, that builds reasoning and planning skills with its multilevel challenges, and provides a stealth learning experience for young players. It makes a fantastic science gift for kids who love lasers and problem-solving games.

AppScope Quick Attach Microscope

Kids who love science and understanding of how the world works will treasure the AppScope Quick Attach Microscope. This adorable science gift for kids features a microscope that attaches to any smart phone or tablet. When attached, it has the ability to magnify items up to 30x their regular size so that kids can take pictures from their phones!

LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Kit with Remote Control

This is an awesome set and a big hit with the kids. Instructions are well laid out and easy to follow. Great Kit with Huge Learning Opportunity

One of the best available stem gifts for kids, the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 Robot Kit with Remote Control for Kids, allows them to build and code a fully-functional robot that walks, talks, and even plays games and completes tasks. This STEM toy gets everyone to build a robot and learn about engineering.

Boon Glo Nightlight with Portable Balls

The product itself, it pretty impressive, both my kids love it! The balls when fully inundated with light for a while, stay lit for over an hour when removed from the base. Long enough to put them to sleep. Such a wonderful concept and well executed design. We couldn't be happier and I Hope they continue to make things like this - customer for life!

Great for anyone who likes light at night, The Boon Glo Nightlight with Portable Balls are not electronic, but they are phosphorescent and emit a green glow up to 30 minutes once removed from their base. This interactive nightlight makes an amazing birthday gift for kids who are afraid of monsters at night or just want to see the cool lights change their colors.

Bigshot DIY Digital Camera Kit

Easy and simple to assemble. Very prompt shipment and very good price.

Imagine a super fun DIY camera that teaches fundamental concepts in optics, electromagnetism, mechanics, electronics, and image processing to kids. That’s what the Bigshot DIY Digital Camera Kit does. This lovely science gift for kids gets them to tap into their creative potential as a photographer right after they have made the camera themselves. Cool, right?

RipStik Ripster Caster Board

Great workout with the ripstick! If you have a great sense of fun and balance, then this is going to be one of your most favorite toys! My son looks so graceful as he rolls around the basement or on the sidewalk. It's like COOL figure skating.

The compact version of the original Rip-Stik, the RipStik Ripster Caster Board is a cool 8th birthday gift idea. The toy is made of high-tech polymer with removable deck plates. The deck platforms are slip-resistant and concave and are attached to high-grade urethane wheels.

Lego Gel Pen Set - Multi-colour

Easy to attach together and writes well. Great present for anyone who loves LEGO. Lego awesomeness - nice color gel pens.

The Lego Gel Pen Set - Multi-colour is a fantastic eighth birthday gift for LEGO lovers. This pen set writes in nine colors and looks super cool. The pens connect like LEGO blocks and stay together and organized. Besides that, kids can have fun by joining their favorite LEGO minifigures to the building bricks!

Rubik's Cube

Great beginner cube! Solid turning speeds, durability, and overall feel. The weight of this cube is perfect too. Not too heavy but at the same time not too light. As well, the colors on this cube are not stickers, so they are very durable and your cube will look nice and clean after many uses.

One of the most classic games of all, the Rubik’s Cube never loses its majesty. This fantastic 8th birthday gift option comes in its original form 3x3. The Rubik’s Cube is one of the bestselling toys of the world: it’s colorful, challenging, and never gets old!

How to Draw (Dover How to Draw) Paperback

A wonderful book. So cute! Great for kids getting into drawing. I got 3 of these books for my 6yr old grdgirl, animals people and how to draw, she spends hrs copying the pages and is so proud when she finishes an image

The How to Draw book is amazing for kids from 4 to 10 year old, really. Help a child really learn to draw how they want. It features easy lessons that shows the basic shapes to beginners. They can learn to sketch by combining shapes to produce remarkable representations of several subjects. This book makes it easy for youngsters and would-be artists to draw fruit, fish, kittens, and more.

Monopoly Junior Board Game

My little ones always want to join in on the real monopoly but it’s not possible. This ONE is great! Short and easy game. Still helps with counting and buying land doubling rent etc... kids can play alone without adult help! Promotes team work and problem solving.

Who has never played some Monopoly with their family? This classic game comes in simplified gameplay for budding Monopoly lovers. The Monopoly Junior Board Game makes a great 6th birthday gift to kids who want to spend some quality time playing with their family. It features kid-friendly properties such as the zoo, a video game arcade, and the movie theater.

Melissa & Doug Smart y Pants 1st Grade Card Set

These cards are great for car rides or the dreaded 'I'm bored' exits your kids mouths. They are challenging and a fun activity. I ordered these cards for Kindergarten last year and will continue to order these cards for each grade level.

This pants-shaped case must be the funniest thing ever. With the Melissa & Doug Smart y Pants Card Set, kids can test their smarts together or with someone else, at the same time they have a blast and load up on funny trivia and brand new facts. This fantastic toy is a great 6th birthday gift idea. It features 120 cards in each set, and the cards have multiple questions and funny activities.

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

Awesome action cam, great price, good quality, bought as a birthday gift, son loves it so much, even I myself want to attach it to the car. Good job, vtech!

This durable and versatile camera allows a kid to capture the most memorable moments of their lives. This VTech Kidizoom Action Cam makes a fantastic sixth birthday gift: it is waterproof and kid-friendly. This 1.4-inch color video camera takes pictures, makes videos, time-lapse photos, and stop-motion videos.

Learning Resources Crashapult STEM Challenge

This set surprised me because it is very simple but has kept my kids entertained. I like that the box is a sturdy cardboard one that I can store everything in. It has got my kids thinking about cause and effect and problem solving. Definitely a set to get kids thinking!

This STEM-themed activity set is a fantastic way you can help kids learn about concepts such as angles, trajectories, and many other physics fundamentals. The engaging Learning Resources Crashapult STEM Challenge features challenges with multiple difficulty levels. It’s a fabulous 6th birthday gift option: the kid-powered catapult is so much fun.

Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 Paperback

Wow!!! This has been a gigantic hit for my 7 year old! She literally carries the box around the house, brings it in the car everywhere we go, and is reading nonstop (and she isn't one to just pick up a book and read).

Magic Tree House Boxed Set is a lovely way to foster a love for reading in a child’s heart. This fantastic 6th birthday gift option is now with some new, colorful covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system. A series of fun and exciting adventures, all around the world and throughout history, this bestselling chapter book series all-time features 28 paperback books.

Ordinary People Change the World

Ordinary People Change the World Series is the best. You can't go wrong. My 5 year old loves it. We read these books every night. Each book teaches that they were just ordinary people who had different struggles in life but they persevere by being courageous and by not giving up.

Ordinary people change the world, you know. Who was Amelia Earhart? Or Rosa Parks? Or Abraham Lincoln? They were ordinary people! That’s what the Ordinary People Change the World is about. Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos answer what makes a hero in this 4-books set. This amazing 6th birthday gift shows kids they can be heroes too. The collection features the books, a beautifully designed slipcase, and an autographed print, that looks great on a frame.

Crayola Trolls Light-Up Tracing Pad

The Crayola Trolls Light-Up Tracing Pad is fantastic for a budding art lover. This coloring board lights up to help kids with tracing their favorite characters from the movie Trolls - children eventually find out they can print many other designs to trace too! This fantastic 6th birthday gift option features 12 short-colored pencils, 10 blank sheets, 10 trolls tracing worksheets, and a graphite pencil.

Craftster's Woodland Animals Sewing Kit

Wonderful starting sewing kit for kids who love crafting on their own. This is such a cute set. Perfect way to learn to sew. Great quality. It's such a great idea for gift-giving.

The Woodland Animals Craft Educational Sewing Kit features 5 pre-cut animal sewing projects, 5 sewing needles, 6 colors of embroidery thread, 40 straight pins, easy-to-follow instructions, and more! All contained in a portable carry case for travel and playdates. Kids can develop fine motor skills in a screen-free fun, and have a blast at the same time!

Ravensburger GraviTrax Marble Run

I bought this set as a birthday gift for my 8-year-old nephew. It's the perfect gift for a child who likes building things. I like that you can create it 100 different ways so it doesn't get old. It's a great way to have early science discussions about gravity and force while also having fun.

This original marble run toy made with high-quality material provides fun and learning! The Ravensburger GraviTrax Marble Run and STEM Toy features 122 pieces, and the interactive track system of the game allows kids to design their own race tracks. While doing that, they use concepts of gravity, kinetics, and magnetism to propel their ball to the finish. This fantastic toy makes an excellent, screen-free 8th birthday gift.

LEGO Minecraft 21114 The Farm

Cute set. All the pieces were there and in good shape. Nothing was misshapen. My son loves this lego. I'm so happy with it because it gets him away from the TV. He seems to really be using his imagination.

This lovely LEGO set is a brilliant 8th birthday gift for the young Minecraft and LEGO lover. This kit features a Steve minifigure with an accessory. The skeleton, its bow, a cow, and a sheep are also included, plus 262 different lego pieces. Many elements of the Minecraft universe are included, so children can play with both at the same time!

Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

Ideal present - easy to make and lots of fun for techy minded kids. It is basically a series of small projects that link together to a larger 'Chain Reaction'.

Young LEGO lovers will adore the Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit. This fantastic instructional book comes with 33 LEGO elements, 6 LEGO balls, 8 paper ramps, 1 paper funnel, 2 pop-up paper signs, and more. The 80-page book makes a fabulous 8th birthday gift - it has crystal clear instructions for children to build over 10 fantastic moving machines with their own legos and the ones included.

Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit

I have to admit - it's better than I expected. These are Great for teaching young children are older children or anybody even about electricity about energy , about sensors about solar about how cameras work . Fantastic gift for kids

With the Snap Circuits Jr., children will play for hours, building working circuits with the game’s over 100 different projects. This fantastic game makes a thoughtful 8th birthday gift, it’s educational and develops strong STEM/STEAM abilities. The safe circuit technology allows kids to explore through different, exciting projects, gaining knowledge through fun!

Days of Wonder Ticket to Ride

Simple to learn, it takes one game to get to grips with the mechanics and after that the strategy and tactics elements are easy to develop from there, and you get a deeper experience the more you play it. The scoring is really effective in creating excitement, particularly towards the end of a game, and the gameplay rewards both risky and conservative approaches, depending on how the board develops. It's really inclusive, and has unbelievable replay value. I love it.

This fantastic board game for any tabletop enthusiast, Days of Wonder Ticket to Ride makes a great 8th birthday gift. This cross-country train adventure takes children to a time where apps didn’t exist. In this game, players collect and play matching train cards. The winner is the one who claims railway routes and connects cities through North America. It has tons of replay value and fun for the whole family!

Jenga Classic Game

The bricks are smooth and equally sized which means building tower is easier. Product is of good quality. It comes with a cardboard guide to help build the tower straight. The game itself is fun and a must have in any collection

The classic Jenga game stands the test of time. This fantastic eight birthday gift can be played either solo or with a crowd. This game is beloved by kids who like challenges - it features 54 Jenga hardwood blocks, the stacking sleeve, and instructions. Kids will keep the tower from crashing down by using some motor skill, a planned strategy, and luck!

E. B. White Box Set

This lovely box set contains 3 paperback editions of the award-winning books "Charlotte's Web," "Stuart Little," and "The Trumpet of the Swan." These three books by E. B. White make a fantastic 8th birthday gift to any child who likes to read beloved, timeless classics. The books are illustrated in black-and-white by Garth Williams and Fred Marcellino.

Star Wars Remote Control Millennium Falcon Quad

This quad is awesome! Fun little toy. Sturdy and stands up to lots of crashing, which is good because it can be tough to fly. Can't beat it for the price, fun factor, and novelty.

This must be one of the best 8th birthday gifts out there for budding Star Wars lovers! The most iconic ship in Luke Skywalker’s universe is now available for purchase. The Air Hogs Star Wars Remote Control Millennium Falcon Quad features cool authentic sounds, LED lights, and 4 rotors that are hidden on the body of the ship for some space-like flight. It comes with remote control and the instruction guide.

Monopoly Deal Card Game

No words can describe how grateful I am to have bought this game. The best part is that there are only a few rules to play the game. You don't have to spend 20 minutes reading a 4 page manual and setting up a million pieces to play this fun, fast paced, family friendly game. It's a lot of fun and very, very addictive. You can start doing variations after a year of playing it to mix it up but it's still fun. I've had to but multiple packs because I either end up giving it away or wearing out my deck!

The Monopoly Deal Card Game is a must in every child’s game drawer. It is a handy way to play the classic property trading game - the winner is the first who collects 3 full property sets of different colors. The Monopoly Deal Card Game makes a fantastic 8th birthday gift that takes a lot of strategy and planning - but provides a lot of fun!

Janod My First Confetti Electronic Piano

This attractive, colorful 18-key mini-replica piano will delight children and introduce them to the joy of piano playing. It's stable, and its size is ideally suited for younger players. A fantastic birthday gift to any kid from 3 to 8-years-old, it includes four scores to enable them to play the piano like a true prodigy.

Mini Basketball Hoop Backboard Set

I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the basketball and ring. Great alternative for those of us who don't want to spend on a large bulky set yet still want to shoot a few every now and then

This set must be one of the best 8th birthday gifts for children who like basketball fun! The Mini Basketball Hoop Backboard Set is made of high-quality steel, sized 18" x 10.5", and features a 5" rubber mini ball and the assembly tool. This great toy was designed for indoor play, which means kids can enjoy basketball even on rainy days.

Gotrovo Treasure Hunt Game

Super fun, high quality product and great company. High quality set that saves you time!

The GoTrovo Treasure Hunt Game makes a fantastic birthday gift for a kid ages 3 to 8! It means that your present for a toddler may last for years: no two trails are ever the same. This highly entertaining toy is an action-packed pirate scavenger hunt game for the whole family.

LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari Building Kit

As a LEGO LOVER, I try to gift Lego to my nephew during the holidays. He LOVES cars. And this Lego set, was PERFECT for him. and He loved it when he opened the wrapping and saw it. Thank you for prompt shipping, fair prices and this Lego set

Kids will love to create the buildable LEGO version of the car that won the 2016 IMSA SportsCar series. This super fast car is the Ferrari “Scuderia Corsa,” that features authentic design details, a removable windshield, and a minifigure cockpit. This fabulous 8th birthday gift for a car and LEGO lover allows kids to play out race scenarios and have a blast.

Green Toys Meal Maker Dough Set Activity

This is the cutest set!! The play dough is really soft and pliable and nicely pigmented. This was a hit! Kids loved it. Played with this one non stop while all the other more expensive (chinese made) toys sat idle. THANX Green Toys for making high quality, non toxic, affordable toys in the USA!

Green Toys Dough Sets are a safe and simple way for toddlers and kids to enjoy the creative benefits of dough play. The Meal Maker set features a non-toxic dough bundled with quality tools and fun role play accessories. This toy makes a great birthday gift to kids age 2+. The 18-piece Meal Maker Dough Set Activity will inspire the youngest cooks to create delicious meals in minutes.

Why? Over 1,111 Answers to Everything

This is a stellar book for young readers. The colors and overall presentation are engaging. This is a great way to give kids a taste of science - to peak their initial interest and encourage them to perform additional research.

Children are curious enough to ask the 1,111 questions this book can answer. The "National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything" is an incredible 8th birthday gift option for those who seek reliable information or just want to learn some additional fun facts to share with their friends. This book is jam-packed with info like weird-but-true facts, top ten lists, cool activities, and explorer profiles.

5,000 Awesome Facts About Everything!

This is my go to gift for children's birthdays. The pictures are colorful and the facts are very interesting and straight forward. Be prepaired to hear lots and lots of random facts all day when your child gets obsessed with this book. No, but seripusly it's a fun book my son really enjoys reading through it and learning something new. We've had this book for a few years now and its still one of his favorites.

The 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) by National Geographic Kids is a fantastic eighth birthday gift for curious children. With extremely organized two-page spreads, this is a fun-filled book that bursts with facts on topics kids love. Peanut butter and sharks are a few subjects that make this book appealing and exciting. Packed with tips about toys and games, 5,000 Awesome Facts is a must for any kid's bookshelf.

Janod Ukulele Music Set

Super cute for a child's toy! Perfect size for a toddler. It was super cute and quality looked good. Have other products from Janod and their stuff is great!

The Janod Ukulele Music Set makes a fantastic 4th to 8th birthday gift. It is excellent fun for any budding musician. Brightly colored confetti polka dots adorn this beautifully crafted wooden toy ukulele that makes lovely music when you play it.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Volcano Science Kit

Excellent volcano kit -very clear and easy instructions, the kids loved painting it and the volcanic eruption worked! Great kit - although it is small but my son loved doing all of this ... from mixing the clay waiting to it to set, painting it and then doing the experiment. Would definitely recommend great for any boy or girl and bonus is they learn from it

This complete science kit is one of the best hands-on experiments out there. The famous volcano from science fairs is lame compared to the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Volcano Science Kit. It makes a fantastic 8th birthday gift for science lovers, that features literally everything kids need to create a majestic volcano and make it erupt! It teaches kids about geology, earth science, and chemistry, while having a lot of fun.

Snap Circuits Beginner Electronics Exploration Kit

Pre-K Kids should have this in school I bought this little set to see if my class could handle it or even wanted to try it out. The response was overwhelming. They were begging me to have a turn building the projects.

The Snap Circuits Beginner Electronics Exploration Kit is the first step you’ll take to turn a kid into a scientist. This fantastic birthday gift for any child between 4 and 8-years-old is a wonderful introduction to problem-solving, following directions, and the satisfaction of a job well done. It features an easy-to-follow color manual diagrammed like no other snap circuit kit. A thoughtful and incredibly fun gift.

Totally Gross: The Game of Science

I bought this game for my eight year old grandson and we had so much fun playing it! The questions and actions were wonderfully gross for boys without being inappropriate. Even his older siblings got a kick out of playing it. I would highly recommend it!

It’s so fun to learn about science by answering some silly science questions with your family! The Totally Gross: The Game of Science has questions that cover chemistry, geology, biology, zoology, astronomy and more areas of knowledge. This super fun game makes a fantastic eighth birthday gift to children who like science and playing with their parents - they will also love the waves of laughter this game encourages.

The Book with No Pictures Hardcover

My kids tricked me into reading it to them at bedtime - TWICE - and they had so much fun and laughed so hard that I have no idea how I will ever get them to fall asleep. Well played, Mr. Novak. I think this is a great book to read to get a child interested in books who is not showing much interest on his/her own. It is also great to encourage your child to branch out and give different types of books a try.

A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak makes a lovely birthday gift to turn any 4 year old reader into a comedian. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will love to hear again and again.

ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game

Gravity Maze is GREAT. Many levels of difficulty. Quite quick to grasp concept/instructions & totally absorbing solitaire game to play. The graphic instructions are easy to follow.

Another great STEM toy, the ThinkFun Gravity Maze takes marble run playing to a whole other level. This fantastic 8th birthday gift idea contains 60 challenges from beginner to expert, 9 towers, a game grid, 3 marbles, and a target piece. This toy develops planning and reasoning skills for kids who love learning while playing.

Tell-a-Tale Pre-School Farmyard Edition

Tell-a-Tale is a super storytelling game that’s suitable for children as young as three years old but can be played by the whole family. It can be given as a birthday present to any kid up to 10-years-old! Set up the stage by choosing from one of the images on the double-sided backdrop and then select a couple of the more massive props and a couple of characters and you’re ready to begin.

Spikeball 3 Ball Kit

Quality product and love that you get the bag and spare ball. We played for about 4 hours straight and only stopped as we were exhausted from diving around and laughing. Really fun game - materials great. Make sure you really pull the net tight as having a net with high tension is key to the game. The best is how portable it is - comes with a drawstring bag.

Spikeball 3 Ball Kit is as seen on shark tank. This fun and active game features foldable legs for a sturdier product that handles wrong dives and falls, plus a portability bonus! This 2 on 2 engaging game is a fantastic, screen-free 8th birthday gift - it can be played with rules similar to volleyball, on places like tailgates, the lawn, college campuses, yard, backyard, or beach.

Osmo Numbers Game

Makes math fun. I have never had to set a timer for a learning game before. But, I have to make him stop playing this. This is an amazing game for kids to learning about numbers. You need to have an iPad and an Osmo base before you can use

The Osmo Numbers Game makes kids play with numbers, and turns diving into math intuitive and funny. The sea creatures and the sea world create a ludic environment so that children feel comfortable playing the game. This fantastic 8th birthday gift choice features tiles with which kids can add, subtract, and multiply.

Micro Maxi Kick Scooter with T-bar

We take these scooters EVERYWHERE. To the park, on the paved trails, through the neighbourhood to the convenience store to buy slushies in the summer, through rainy puddles in the driveway. The bearings still run perfectly and the brakes are like new. They're stable and fun to use and I don't hesitate to emphatically recommend Micro scooters to any family looking to spend some outdoor time together.

Micro Maxi Kick Scooter with T-bar isn’t a regular scooter. The steering features a carving and a curving action that gives the feeling of being on a skateboard but with better stability and control. This cool 8th birthday gift is fun and high-quality. This scooter has a robust 3-wheel construction, and a smooth glide.

Melissa & Doug Suspend Family Game

Suspend is just such a quirky but fun game, and we've gotten hours of enjoyment out of it. And it's good for all ages.A fun game, with the added benefit of having sturdy pieces that will ensure this game lasts for years. If you like Jenga or Kerplunk, give this game a try

Another Melissa & Doug delight, the Suspend Family Game is a fantastic eighth birthday gift option! This excellent activity game aims that kids play with their families. It's an award-winning game that features 24 game rods, 4 frame rods, a wooden base, wooden connector, and a colored die. The Suspend Family Game develops hand-eye coordination, interpersonal skills, and cognitive skills.

SET: The Family Game of Visual Perception

Set deserves the awards it has won. Always popular with my family. VERY EASY TO LEARN. It takes 2-3 minutes to explain to someone and then they're ready to play! I feel like it sharpens your brain. Obviously I don't have any tests to support this, but it makes you think without being too complex.

This amazingly fun game is great for some family fun! SET: The Family Game of Visual Perception is a board game where any table becomes a board. A great 8th birthday gift idea, SET is an easy-to-learn game, it's fast-paced, and with immense replay value. This award-winning fun can be played in only 20 minutes - great for some after dinner entertainment.

Apples to Apples Junior - The Game of Crazy Comparisons

Kids loved it, fantastic to teach words and communication. Lots of giggles lots of questions about meaning perfect exactly what I wanted. Great board game, fast delivery and easy communication, thank you, my newphew will love his Christmas present.

The fantastic comparison game, the Apples to Apples Junior features 576 cards for endless hours of fun. The junior set has no duplicate cards, which means that it may be combined a thousand more times. An excellent idea for an 8th birthday gift, the crazy comparisons are delightful and, at the same time, educational: they expand vocabulary and thinking skills.

Harry Potter: The Complete Series

This set is very nice and should be a must for any Harry Potter fan. I cried when I got these books. They are so amazing and the box is AWESOME!!!! These are probably the best covers I’ve seen other than the original set. The work is amazing and I could not be happier with these :)

This is a must for any kid and one of the best 8th birthday gifts ever. This boxed set of Harry Potter’s complete series features a new design, brilliantly done by Brian Selznick, a Caldecott Medalist. J.K. Rowling’s world shows kids the magic of reading books: they will love to go in adventures with Harry, Hermione, and Ron, and will want to travel to Hogwarts castle every day.

Super Spirograph 75-piece Jumbo Kit

Products like this allow children to be creative which is really important and also allows them to have a lot of fun at the same time. Highly recommended and great quality product.

The Spirograph has been around since 1965 and is still an excellent way for kids to have fun. This Super Spirograph Jumbo Kit comes with twice as many gears as the original one - 75 pieces in total. This fantastic 8th birthday gift option comes with some unique arcs - they snap together and for a variety of curves that produces more spiro-tastic designs.

Learning Resources Botley the Coding Robot

What a great toy. It is very easy to demonstrate to a 5 year old. She just took off with the concepts and loves instructing Botley where to move. Really impressed with the obstacle detection of this robot and also the line following capabilities. He is really fun to play with and a good robot design.

Botley, the Coding Robot is a kid’s best friend. This fantastic screen-free play can teach kids to code, which makes Botley a tremendous 8th birthday gift to develop STEM skills. It doesn’t require phones or tablets - Botley has the Smart logic function, which allows it to identify objects and dodge them. He can also follow black-line paths, looping commands, and take on obstacle courses. He even has hidden features to unlock.

Harry Potter - Hedwig Plush Collectible

Can’t get enough of this Hedwig plushie. The size is pretty big, so soft, and the face is really cute. Big thanks, Funko. Well done. Good quality and soft

Teddies are old news. The Harry Potter - Hedwig Plush Collectible is a fantastic plush, super cute and adorable! Young Harry Potter fans will love to start their collection. The stylized Hedwig plush stands 8 inches tall, it makes a lovely 8th birthday gift for Harry Potter readers or movie-watchers.

Simon Swipe Game

We purchased this updated version of Simon for our 8 year old daughter and she loves it. It has a lot of different play modes including the old standard color pattern mode. My daughter liked it so much, she wanted to give it to friends as birthday and Christmas gifts which we have done over the last few months. They have all been well received. Overall, this is a nice upgrade to the classic Simon game that is fun and challenging for all ages.

A modern twist in the classic Simon game, the Simon Swipe Game is a fantastic 8th birthday gift for girls and boys who love a challenge. This toy includes the classic Simon game plus 3 other modes. Kids need to swipe and tap the right combinations: they can do it solo, or make it a party. This toy features 16 levels of engaging, screen-free fun!

ThinkFun Swish - A Fun Transparent Card Game

Fun game that really makes you focus. This gets your brain working to see which cards complete each other. It's truly exercise for your brain, I would recommend to ANY and ALL!!

A transparent card game, Swish comes with 60 challenges, from beginner to experts. An amazing 8th birthday gift for kids who like challenges and smart games, Swish is fun and very clear and easy to play. The game develops spatial recognition skill - the colored hoops and balls that are printed on the transparent cards need to be stacked to form multiple matches in a single turn.

Crayola Crayon Melter

This is a fabulous addition to my daughter's crafting/coloring collection. The crayon melts quickly and the pen doesn't get hot at all, which is great for the kids. Dries quickly and is very smooth to the touch.

The Crayola Crayon Melter presents kids with a fun, alternative way to make art. This fantastic 8th birthday gift makes amazing crayon melted art, card drawings, and DIY crafts. The Crayola Crayon Melter box features a unit of the crayon melter, a storage base, 8 crayons, 1 wrapper ripper, 3 cardstock sheets, a power adapter, and instructions.

LEGO Creator Modular Modern Home Building Kit

This is a great lego set! We loved how versatile it is! There are many different "build" variations and it has enough very general peices for kids to build from imagination as well. This is a 3 in1 modern home kit that comes with electric car, flat screen TV and trampoline, plus doggie. Not only that, but in the instructions there are also pictures of building other designs of homes with the pieces provided.

The LEGO Creator Modular Modern Home Building kit is 3 in 1. The 386 pieces can be used to build the Modern Home with a skylight, big windows, a garden trampoline, and more; or the Lakeside Home, with a jetty; or even the Garden Home that features a buildable lawn gnome! This fantastic eighth birthday gift idea includes 2 minifigures and a buildable dog, for unlimited fun.

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic Set

The props are made of wood, so they're durable, and the tricks really are great. There's a nice range of tricks here in terms of the skill required. Most of these tricks should doable (in some cases, with a little effort) by school age children. And several seem easy enough for pre-schoolers to enjoy performing and get started.

The Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic Set is a gold standard 8th birthday gift for a budding magician. It features some kid-friendly instructions and gives all the tools kids need to succeed making these tricks: A Disappearing Ball, Magic Coin Box, Magic Number Prediction, Money Maker, Secret Silks, Egyptian Prediction, Cylinder Squeeze, Great Escape, Vanishing Zone, and Vanishing Coin.

Anki Cozmo, A Fun, Educational Toy Robot for Kids

I bought this robot about a year ago and everytime that I have turned him on and played with him up to this day makes me feel so excited. What I enjoy most about cozmo is that his app gets updated very frequently and it makes you want to go and explore more about what he can do. Cozmo is a great robot and what he can do can never get old.

A real-life robot, Cozmo is any kid’s sidekick. This amazing toy is a fantastic 8th birthday gift for kids who want to learn how to code creatively. They can use Explorer Mode to see things from Cozmo’s perspective, or they can challenge it to games. Cozmo requires a compatible iOS or Android device plus the free Cozmo app, the kit includes 3 cubes and 1 charger.