Hottest Christmas Toys for Children Ages 8 to 11

Children aged 8 to 11 have very specific likes and dislikes. The good news is that there are many wonderful toys that they will be delighted to find under the tree on Christmas morning. Here are a few of the hottest Christmas toys for children between the ages of 8 and 11.

Nintendo Wii
Video games are always a hit, and your favorite kids will be thrilled to find the Nintendo Wii game system among their surprises from Santa. The Wii avoids the problem of sedentary couch potato kids, and gets them up and moving as they play. There is a wide variety of Wii games to keep your kids singing, dancing, and exercising for hours on end. Some of the most popular Wii games include: Just Dance 2, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Wii Party.
UP on DVD, with Digital Copy
The Disney Pixar movie Up was popular with both kids and their parents, and now it is available on DVD. Mild-mannered (though slightly curmudgeonly) balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen ties a few thousand together and uses them to float his house to South America. He is fulfilling a long-time dream, but the dream did not include 8-year-old stowaway Russell. Together they share an amazing and—dare I say it?—“uplifting” adventure. Your children will be delighted to watch this heartwarming film again and again. The special edition includes not only the film on DVD, but two DVDs of short films and special features, and a copy of the film that can be viewed on digital devices.
Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker (Ice Cream Ball)
What is better than the family playing a fun game together? Having ice cream afterward! With the Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker, you can make homemade ice cream anywhere, without electricity. Just put ice and rock salt in one side and the ice cream ingredients in the other. Then play ball! As your family shakes, passes, tosses or rolls the ball, the ice cream mixes and churns. In 15 to 30 minutes (depending on the size of the ball) your family will be enjoying a freshly-made ice cream treat! The ball comes in two sizes: one makes a pint and the other a quart of ice cream.
Bop It
Bop It is a flexible and fun game that can be enjoyed by a few players, or brought out to liven up any party. Kids can practice by playing solo. Players choose from any of three game modes: Solo Bop, Vox Bop and Beat Bop. Bop It gives commands that players must follow to stay in the game, and the action gets faster and more challenging as the game continues. Are you supposed to twist? Or was that bop? Or maybe it said to pull? Bop It is an energetic game that improves kids’ concentration skills.
ThinkFun Zingo
Do your kids enjoy games? Then they will love ThinkFun Zingo. Players each choose a Zingo card, then the dealer reveals two picture tiles. The first player to match the tile to a card in their hand wins the tile, and the first player to fill their card wins the game!It is a high-energy version of Bingo and your kids will . ThinkFun Zingo gets kids using their memory, concentration and other important skills.

Whichever toys you choose, your children (and your entire family) will have a great time moving, shaking and playing together.