We live in a world full of technology and screens. I actually love technology and I think there is a lot of benefit to having them in the home, but sometimes it’s nice to have a break from screen time and enjoy toys and activities that don’t need to be charged or plugged in. Some days it’s nice to have toys that don’t make any noise, but the reason I love battery free toys the most is that they encourage and enrich imaginative play.
Here are some of our top picks for battery free toys for girls ages 8-11. Check out our list for boys ages 8-11. Click on the link above each photo to find out more about each toy.
Beanie boos (pictured Slush the Husky)
Snap circuits – These get an honorable mention because they do need batteries, but we love them so much that I decided to add them to the list.
Nerf Rebelle agent bow blaster – another honorable mention because it needs batteries, but I don’t think you need batteries for it to work.