Activities for 8 Year Olds
JumpStart's fun and educational activities for 8 year olds take learning much beyond the classroom. Get the little ones started on our collection of fun, free activities and watch their learning curve grow rapidly!
Fun Short Stories for 8-Year-Olds
- Tante Odette
- The Magic Tortilla
- Country Mouse, City Mouse
- Two of Everything
- Frog's Fiesta
- Stone Soup
- Three Strong Women
- Anansi and the Visitor
- Count to Ten
- Things Could Always Be Worse
How Activities for 8 Year Olds are Beneficial
Eight-year-olds are generally in second or third grade. Activities for eight year olds serve as great teaching aids for parents and teachers. Not only do they keep the kids engaged and entertained, but they also help parents and teachers monitor each child’s growth. 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.
So encourage your children to take part in these activities to complement the learning they receive in school. Their learning process is bound to become much more enjoyable!
Different Kinds of Activities for 8 Year Olds
Outgoing and lively, eight-year-old kids have high energy levels and are usually very active. They have their own likes and dislikes and have unique personality characteristics. Therefore, it is important for parents and teachers to expose them to activities that will not only interest them but will also help them improve certain skills.
There are different kinds of activities for eight year olds, based on their characteristics and personality types. 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. Eight-year-olds are curious by nature and love asking questions. They understand more complex concepts and want to know the how and why of things. Encouraging this with different kinds of activities such as science activities, math activities and even extra-curricular activities like learning to play the piano or learning to dance is a good idea.