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Finding fun toys for my 8 year old
Christmas morning, when my kids wake up excited to see what Santa brought them, is one of the most special events of the year!
There are so many things that fill my heart to the brim and being able to surprise my two little ones Christmas morning is one of them I’m so grateful to get to do!
That being said, sometimes kids can do a switcheroo on you, and all of a sudden go from being a toddler to a bigger kid (honestly it feels like it happened overnight).
This year is one of those years where my son has grown in his interests – and as much as I want him to keep playing with the types of toys he has enjoyed over the years (hello, choo-choo trains!), it’s time for Mama to switch things up and get him toys that will put a huge smile on his face.
Looking for toys for 8 year olds can be a bit of a roller coaster ride. They aren’t quite in that 4-6 year old range, but neither in the 10-12 year old range. Thankfully I found two really fun toys I believe will be very special and fun for him this year.
One of the gifts we chose for our son is the Hexbug VEX Robotics Offroad Truck. The vehicle is a construction kit that once assembled is controlled by a smartphone app. For a little guy who loves building activities, I am certain he will be very excited about this project! Building toys like this one are something that I have always been happy my son has enjoyed. At a young age he was drawn to them and has a strong aptitude in putting them together.
The Hexbug utilizes the STEM learning method: which is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics teaching module used to foster those skill sets with applied approach. This is an educational gift that I believe will be equally just fun!
Another gift we selected for our son is the Crate Creatures Big Blowout. This is a totally different gift idea! While there may not be the same educational angle going on here, the hilarious and imaginative play this toy offers is sure to be a winner.
With more than a 100 noises and sounds this totally gross, but kind of cute, creature in a cage has a lot of bells and whistles. Once you help break your monster friend out of its cage you can get up to all kinds of mischief with it, including letting your child project their voice through the monster with a walkie-talkie, making their very own monster voice.
I can only imagine what fun mayhem is going to be had with this little guy!