Welcome to the final 2014 update of Baby Cheapskate’s “Toys That Get Played With” lists. The toys on this list are here for one reason and one reason alone – because kids love them and continue to play with them long after the holiday decor is boxed up.
There’s no one toy that every kid likes, but the toys on the list have proven track records among Baby Cheapskate readers when it comes to appeal and longevity. Each toy is linked to its listing on Amazon so that you can learn more about it.
Most Loved Toys for Kids 8 to 9 Years Old
*All-Star toys are toys that often see active play for MORE than a year. Read more about them here.
- Art Supplies and craft kits are HUGE at this age. Origami, Spirograph and Rainbow Loom are good choices for “artsy” kids.
- Lego All Star Toy!*, K’Nex (New for 2014!) and other building toys
- Magnetic building sets: Magformers, Magna Tiles All Star Toy!*
- Puzzle books and books of word games. Mindware makes some great ones. Check out Extreme Dot-to-Dot and Color Counts!
- Nerf weapons
- Keyboard and other musical instruments
- Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars All Star Toy!*
- R/C Vehicles - cars, airplanes, helicopters
- Barbie and Barbie accessories (esp. younger end of age range)
- American Girl Doll
- Monster High Dolls, Ever After High Dolls New for 2014! Monster High, Ever After High, etc. (esp. younger end of age range)
- Tranformers, Bakugan, other similar figures (esp. younger end of age range)
- Pokemon cards and toys New for 2014!
- Bike, Razor Scooter, etc.
- Board Games
- Brain teaser toys: Perplexus, Simon, CubeBot, Rubik’s Cube, ThinkFun games, etc. New for 2014!
- Jigsaw puzzles (100 to 500 pc)
- Snap Circuits and other science kits and toys
- Marble Run New for 2014!
- Outdoor toys – Frisbee, Tracball, etc.
- Toys That Get Played With 2014: 7 to 8 Years
- Toys That Get Played With 2014: 6 to 7 Years
- Toys That Get Played With 2014: 5 to 6 Years
- Toys That Get Played With 2014: 4 to 5 Years
- Toys That Get Played With 2014: 3 to 4 Years
- Toys That Get Played With 2014: 25 to 36 Months
- Toys That Get Played With 2014: 13 to 24 months
- Toys That Get Played With 2014: 6 to 12 months