14 Summer Toys That Will Keep Your Kids Entertained & Out of the House

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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 well-worn due to years of hard play.

Here are some fun summer toys that are sure to be a hit — and won’t break the bank. (You can see how those high credit card balances may be affecting your credit scores by viewing two of your credit scores for free, updated each month, on Credit.com.) Stock up on a few of these terrific toys and you’ll likely find that the kids may never want to come inside.


Critical Cycles The Cub

Price: $59.99 at CriticalCycles.com

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.

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Eric Carle Garden Tote Bag With Accessories 

Price: $12.99 at Toys R Us

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.

Roseart Glitter Roller

Roseart Washable Sidewalk Chalk Paint Rainbow Glitter Roller

Price: $7.99 on Amazon

This tri-color roller set makes emblazoning the driveway with shimmering rainbows a piece of cake. Once the (non-toxic and easy to clean) rainbows are created, kids’ imaginations will run wild. Ages 3 and up.

Plan Toys Giggle Mini Golf Set

Plan Toys Mini Golf Set 

Price: $30 at Giggle.com

This eco-friendly set allows kids to create a different mini golf adventure every time they play. It includes clubs, balls and tracks to guide the course, all in a handy canvas travel tote. Ages 3 and up.


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 Funrise Gazillion Bubbles Hurricane Blaster

Price: $9.99 at Toys R Us

Kids can make bubbles galore with this hand-held bubble machine. The Blaster comes with a 4-oz. bottle of Funrise’s fabulous bubble solution. Simply pour the solution in, press the button and you’ve got bubbles! Note: three AAA batteries are required. Ages 3 and up.


 Bunch O Balloons Launcher

Price: $13.99 at Toys R Us

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.

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BigMouth Giant Pink Flamingo Pool Float

Price: $34.99 at Alwaysfits.com

A giant pink flamingo to float on — need I say more? This sturdy float will last and last, and provide endless joy. Ages 8 and up.


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Prime Time Toys Hydro SWIRL Spinning Sprinkler

Price: $12.99 at Target

A sprinkler on a hot day is a must, but this isn’t any sprinkler. The dome spins and the tubes wiggle and squirt water every which way. Hopefully, they’ll make way for you when you run through! Ages 4 and up.

Geospace Jumprocket NightShotz

GeoSpace Rocket LED Night Shotz Set
Price: $24.99 at Amazon

You probably know Jump Rockets, but you have to check out this new 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.

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Playmobil Summer Fun Water Park with Slides Playset

Price: $59.99 at Amazon

Just add a little water to get things started and the two big slides, rippling water, three fun friends and a playful octopus will provide hours of entertainment. Ages 4 and up.


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Yvolution YFliker Air Series A3

$129.99 at Walmart

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 175lbs. so grownups can take a spin! Ages 7 and up.


Wave Hoop

Price: $6.99 at Toys ‘R’ Us

This #1 selling hoop is the best because it makes hula hooping easy. It has a patented liquid code that, per the folks at Wave, makes hooping 10 times easier than the classic hoop. Tons of holographic patterns to choose from. Ages 6 and up.


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Parrot Airborne Cargo Mars Mini Drone

$69.99 at US.Store.Parrot.com

You can’t have a toy roundup without a drone! This customizable flyer is fun to play with and easy to use. Just download the Freeflight 3 app and get flying. It’s rugged, shock resistant and even has an embedded camera. Around ten minutes of flying time per charge. Ages 8 and up.

 Kikkerland Boules-Large

Kikkerland Boules Set Large

Price: $38 at Kikkerland.com

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 it’s own carrying case, so you may want to steal it for your next barbeque. Ages 8 and up.



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