Fun Gifts For Kids Between The Ages Of 3 And 8

There’s hundreds of thousands of toys to choose from when it comes to looking for ideal and fun presents for your young ones. There’s way too much choice, so much in fact that it can become rather painstaking and difficult to choose which toys would be best to purchase for young children. The aim of this article is to provide parents with some great fun gift ideas without having to do all the research that often comes with online shopping. Most of us simply don’t have the time to be looking online for an hour or so.

Toys by Age

Below are some great gift ideas for children, categorized by age group:

Gifts for 3-5 Year Olds

Here are some examples of what is currently available for children aged between 3 and 5 years:

  • Bugzz and Tyrell Katz Umbrellas – a great way to get children playing outside, even if it is raining a little. They will love taking these umbrellas everywhere during the winter. These umbrellas are available in many different colours and patterns, with fun characters.
  • Grow your own range – there are a few different grow your own types e.g. sow and grow butterfly,  bug eating plants, pizza chef, monster plants, fairy flowers and sunflowers etc.
  • Pillow Pets – there are various different types of pillow pets available and vary in colour, type of animal and size. A great gift idea for kids.
  • Baking sets – a great way to encourage children to bake, learn something new and have fun at the same time.
  • Watering can and garden sets – encourage children to play out in the garden and grow plants using their watering can.

Without doubt there is many other gift ideas for children aged between 3 and 5, however, the ones mentioned above are also practical as well as fun.

Gifts for 6-8 Year Olds

Below are a few ideas for parents when purchasing presents for kids:

  • Pom Pom Making Kit – get the creative side out of children with the Pom Pom making kit in a fun and educational way.
  • Funky Seeds – children would love to plant seeds and watch it grow, whether in a pot or in the garden. There’s a wide range of funky seeds available to choose from.
  • Natural Rock Art – children love art and the Natural Rock Art takes children’s art to another level as they can make their own creature using pebbles.
  • Jump Rocket – well what can one say, children would have hours of fun sending foam rockets into ‘space’, making this a great gift idea.
  • Power Popper – no doubt children will run around chasing one another with these toy guns that fire foam balls. Great for outside play time.
  • Gotrovo Treasure Game – a treasure hunting game that is made for children to go and have bags of fun; there’s nothing like finding hidden treasure at the end.
  • Construction Toys – great for children that like to build things and spend a little time working out small problems.
  • Glow in the Dark Bouncy Ball Experiments – Create bouncy balls using this ‘weird science’ kit and watch it glow in the dark.

There is a huge range of presents for kids that are a little different from the normal ‘technology’ gift that doesn’t really start to stretch the imaginations of children or get them out of the house, playing with their friends. Additionally, all of these toys are available online and are easy searchable, along with many others.

Gemma, the author of this article has worked in the toy industry for many years and has been witness to many changes in terms of toy trends, over the years.

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