12 Outdoor Kids’ Toys They’ll Love This Summer

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School’s out and the kids are bouncing off the walls. You want them to go outside and play, but to be fair, the toys out there are sun-bleached and worn due to years of hard play.

Here are some outdoor kids’ toys that are sure to be a hit, and won’t break the bank. Stock up on a few of these terrific toys and the kids may never want to come inside.

Retrospec Kids Balance Bike

Kids Balance Bike

A balance bike provides an easy road to a “big bike”! The stylish Cub is lightweight, sturdy and adjustable, so it will grow with your child until they are ready for the real deal. Critical Cycles are delivered right to your door — so convenient! Ages 20 months and up.


World of Eric Carle Kids’ Garden Tote Bag With Accessories 

Kids' Garden Tote Bag With Accessories

Want to keep the little ones occupied while you work in the garden? This adorable Eric Carle tote holds a shovel, small rake and spray bottle. They’ll love “gardening” right beside you. Ages 3 and up.


Jar Melo Sidewalk Chalk Set

Washable Sidewalk Chalk Set

With 24 colors and two chalk holders, kids will be outside drawing for hours! Ages 3 and up.


Hoovy Dinosaur Bubble Shooter Gun  

Dinosaur Bubble Shooter Gun

Kids can make bubbles galore with this hand-held bubble machine. The light-up blaster comes with two 4-oz. bottles of bubble solution and batteries are included. Simply pour the solution in, press the button and you’ve got bubbles!  Ages 3 and up.


Bunch O’ Balloons Water Balloon Launcher 

Water Balloon Launcher

Fill and tie 100 water balloons in under a minute and then launch them up to 60 feet in the air? Yes, please! Ages 3 and up.


Giant Rose Gold Pink Flamingo Pool Float 

Giant Rose Gold Pink Flamingo Pool Float

If you have a pool or live near a body of water, a giant pink flamingo to float on is a must! This sturdy float will last and last, and provide endless joy. Ages 8 and up.


Jasonwell Sprinkle & Splash Play Mat 

Sprinkle & Splash Play Mat

No pool? Try this 68″ splash pad on for size. You may want to get in on the action yourself! Ages three and up.


Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Rocket 

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You probably know Stomp Rockets, but you have to check out this LED-version! Flick the switch, stomp and watch a rocket soar up to 100 feet into the night. Bedtime may fall by the wayside. Ages 4 and up.


Yvolution Swing Wiggle Scooter

outdoor kids' toys

This unique, foldable scooter is propelled by a swiveling motion of the hips, rather than pushing off the pavement. It’s very easy to learn so the kids will be scooting and doing tricks in no time. It can hold up to 110 lbs.  Ages 5 and up.


Kikkerland Large Boules Set

Kikkerland Boules Set Large

This set is for Boules, Bocce, Yard Ball, and many other weighted ball games (or games your kids make up). It’s beautifully packaged and has its own carrying case, so you can take it along on your summer adventures. Ages 8 and up.


Park & Sun Badminton Sports Set

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This badminton set is one of my favorite purchases. We take it to a house we rent every year and we plan to set it up in our own backyard, now that we’ll be spending more time at home this summer! The set contains everything you need for a game for four people, including poles, net, four racquets, three shuttlecocks, and a storage bag. Setup with two people is about ten minutes.


American Ninja Warrior Competition Obstacle Course

summer toys

This fun set will keep kids busy and active. Kids can compete one-on-one or in teams, and they’ll do everything from sack racing to agility rings.  Diagrams and props included.


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