LEGO Minecraft The Farm, $25.99
With this cool Lego game kids can learn to yield renewable resources by fencing in the livestock, channeling water flow to help crops, harvest pumpkins, wheat, sugar cane and carrots — or add it to another LEGO Minecraft set and build even more fun stuff!
Edible Chemistry Kit, $16.95
Learning about science while eating? Yes, please! This kit has over 16 tasty, non-toxic experiments for you to eat and drink (like fizzy drinks and polymer pudding) with easy-to-follow instructions.
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Shimmer Tatts Modern Gold Metallic Temporary Tattoos, $6.95
Temporary tattoos are a super fun, glitzy way to express yourself (without doing any permanent damage). I got some for my niece when she was 8-years-old and she absolutely loved them.
SkateXS Purple Panda Beginner Complete Skateboard for Kids, $113.98
Your 8-year-old might be into skateboarding, but normal boards are too big. This beginner board kit provides young skateboarders with a board (and all the components) that make it easy to learn on, from first pushes to more advanced moves and tricks.
Wooky i-loom, $39.99
Gone are the days of boring old loom bracelets and crafts. This cool new loom syncs with your iPad so kids can learn new techniques and have an easier time crafting bracelets and expressing their personal style. It comes with a handy app, too, that helps kids organize their materials, learn an extensive variety of projects.