Age Range: 8-11

Looking for a good gift for an eight-year-old or up to an eleven-year-old? Below are some ideas.

Ripstik Ripster

Ripstik Ripster – Two Wheeled Thrills for Kids

One might be tempted to describe the Ripstik Ripster caster board as a mix between a skateboard and inline skates, but that wouldn’t really capture how much fun it is. The Ripstick Ripster, like the Ripstik Classic, has a back half and front half, each with one wheel. The board can swivel a bit at […]

Jacquard Tie Dye Kit

Tie Dye Kit

When was the last time a kid thought a plain white t-shirt would be a fun? With the Jacquard Tie Dye Kit ($16), that t-shirt is a blank canvas just waiting for a bright and striking display of color to be applied. The Jacquard Tie Dye Kit comes with an instructional video, color dyes, gloves, […]

Book Safe

Even if there isn’t much to hide, there is certainly a novel (ahem) coolness with owning a Book Safe ($14) from Southwest Specialty Products. Made from a real hardback book (title would vary), it’s a pretty inconspicuous spot for the built-in hidden compartment. Likely kids wouldn’t hide anything at all, as it would be hard […]

wall coaster extreme stunt kit wall marble run

Wall Coaster Marble Run

The fun starts as high as you can reach. With the Wall Coaster Extreme Stunt Set ($25) marble run, kids can let the imaginations roll, building tracks consisting of zig-zags, change-ups, coasters, and catchers. Unlike a floor-based stacking marble run, this is a wall marble run, where pieces adhere to the wall using reusable adhesive. […]

Snap Circuits

Snap Circuits

For the inquisitive child who would appreciate a concrete hands-on education on how electronics work, the Snap Circuits SC-300 ($40) offers 305 do-it-yourself projects from a 60-piece set of components. Snap Circuits is the award-winning product for kids to build a radio, doorbell, burglar alarm, and much more from a clearly illustrated manual and without […]

eeBoo Obstacles

eeBoo Obstacles Game

Kids of all ages can collaborate creatively when playing eeBoo Obstacles ($17), one of few children’s board games whose gameplay is actually fun for the grown-ups, too. Players collaborate to use their tools in imaginative ways to overcome hazards and barriers. It’s a simple game that whose reward comes from the cooperation and communication with […]

Alex Water Flute

Alex Water Flute

For kids that love music and playing in bath, the Alex Water Flute ($11) brings a bit of music education into the mix. Fill the different color flutes to pre-marked levels to get specific tones, then play along with the included waterproof song sheets, or let the kids come up with their own tunes. Might […]

Bubble Thing giant bubble maker

Bubble Thing

If you want to make huge bubbles, and we mean HUGE, the Bubble Thing ($10) is for you. The Bubble Thing wand has a flexible fabric loop that opens and closes to make all sizes and shapes of bubbles. Expect bubbles as large as 10 feet, or even bigger. Be sure to get a bottle […]