Various activities on different subjects help them recognize proper punctuation and grammar, set the foundation for basic math skills, introduce new science concepts and gradually help them figure out their interests.
With the help of these learning activities, comprehension levels increase and their communication skills see a marked improvement as well.
This age can also focus on a quiet activity such as an art project for a good long while – in fact, you might struggle to tear them away when it's time to move on.
You'll want to have about a dozen games ready to go and at least one project that lets the kids use their imagination and create something with their hands.
Hide clues around your house, backyard, or at a park, with each clue leading the search party closer to a prize.
You can easily adapt a treasure hunt to the theme of your party. Hide plastic ants, gummy worms, and bug stickers in a basket. Turn a paper box into a treasure chest and fill it with costume jewelry and chocolate coins.
You'll want to begin with a game that allows kids to join in as they arrive.
Bingo works well because you only need one or two guests to get started and when others arrive you just hand them a card and they can easily jump in.Extroverted kids will enjoy outdoor activities such as sports and other rule-bound group games.For introverts, reading activities or even board or card games with their close friends is a good idea.At the end of a party, the kids might enjoy a game of Tag or a water balloon toss.You could also walk over to a neighborhood park and kick a soccer ball around. Make sure an adult is supervising – you might need two adults if you have a big group.Team games particularly appeal to an 8-year-old's sociability: Try three-legged races, Blind Man's Bluff, Tug of War, and Capture the Flag. For example, divide your group into two teams and give each a suitcase filled with adult-size clothing. ” and then the first one in line puts on everything in the suitcase, runs 100 yards with the suitcase in hand, takes everything off and stuffs it all back in the suitcase, and then runs back to the line and hands over the case to the next person.