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Do you need to buy a birthday gift for an 8 year old girl? Why not spark her curiosity with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) toy or game? That way you’ll be giving her a lovely gift, developing her STEM skills and showing her that learning can be fun all at the same time!
STEM Birthday Gift Ideas for an 8 Year Old Girl
K’NEX Mighty Makers Home Designer Building Set
This set is part of a fantastic line of STEM based toys for girls. It teaches kids how to design a strong structure by using geometry. They can then put this into practice as mini-architects by building and decorating their very own house.
Explore Crystals Science Kit
Girls will love breaking open these natural geodes to reveal the beautiful crystals that lie within. Not only will they get the chance to be a junior geologist, it’ll also teach them about how the minerals are formed!
Mega Crystal Growing Lab Display
With this kit 8 year old girls will be able to grow their own set of beautiful crystals. It even includes a display stand so that they can use their crystals as a glittering night light!
K’NEX Mighty Makers World Travels Building Set
This Mighty Makers set will show girls how to build famous buildings from around the world. As well as learning engineering skills they’ll discover the different continents and become a geography genius!
Sick Color Chemistry Kit
8 year old girls will love this Sick Color Chemistry Kit. It includes 9 awesome experiments that they can do at home. From writing hidden messages to changing colored liquids, they’ll be amazed!
Sprout and Grow Window
This Sprout and Grow Window is a brilliant gift for any girl who loves nature. She’ll be able to grow her own seeds and see the whole plant develop from its lowest roots to its tallest leaves.
Color Mysteries Kit
What 8 year old girl wouldn’t want to make a liquid rainbow? With this colorful kit she’ll be able to do just that!
Glitzi Globe Domemaker
This gorgeous kit helps girls to make and design their own snow globes. They’ll develop their creativity skills and get that awesome sense of achievement that comes from making something all by yourself.
Stepping into Science Toy
A comprehensive science kit that has everything a girl needs to start experimenting. It will introduce her to 5 key areas of science: nature, physics, chemistry, air and water. She’ll be studying for her PhD before you know it!
What’s a meteorologist? That’s a question that won’t need answering once girls get stuck into this wacky weather kit! They’ll create their own wind meter, measure rainfall and even track the weather.
Wowee Elektrokidz Music Series Tempo
This cute robot dances to the beat of whatever music you’re listening to. It’s a cool toy that will spark an interest in electronics, how sounds travels and maybe even teach a few dance moves!
Wallscapes Winged Wonders
Girls who adore wildlife will love these winged wonders. They’ll be able to decorate their bedroom with some beautiful winged insects once they’ve creatively put them together.
Egg Drop Kit
An egg drop challenge is great fun! Girls will have to use their ingenuity and physics knowledge to build a parachute that carries the egg safely down to the ground. The only issue is that this could get a little messy!
Kitchen Science Kit
Kids will be able to turn their kitchen into a science lab with this clever kit. They’ll learn how to generate electricity with lemons and build a table top volcano. Just make sure the lava is cleared up before it’s dinner-time!
Recycled Paper Factory
Worried about waste? This gift will ease your conscience! Girls will learn about recycling and use it create their own beautiful recycled paper creations.
Big Bag of Science
It really is big! There are over 70 different science activities in this bag. They all take science and apply it real life situations to really show that it is an exciting and engaging subject to learn.
Dot is a one-of-a-kind robot. Her super cute appearance hides an awesome tool for inspiring girls to code. They can complete different challenges that will turn Dot into different gadgets including an alarm clock, instrument and even a fortune teller.
Project Mc2 Ultimate Lab Kit
This lab kit in cute colors will get any girl absorbed in science. She’ll love conducting her own experiments with all of the equipment that this kit includes. From a microscope to test tubes she’ll be sorted!
Lip Balm Lab
This lip balm lap is such a clever way to ease girls into being chemistry lovers! They’ll create their own range of lip balms while learning about the chemistry behind the process.
Project Mc2 Rock Sugar Jewelry
We are finishing on a high note here with jewelry that you can eat! Girls will learn how to grow their own rock candy crystals and the science behind it. They can then rock their new jewelry when they’re out and about (and take a bite when they get a bit hungry!)
Are you ready to inspire an 8 year old girl with one of this brilliant STEM gifts? If you do buy any of these gifts, we’d love to hear about it! Let us know in the comments or find us at @ugifter on twitter and @uniquegifter on instagram.