Get your kids up and moving – outside! – with these fun toys and games that will keep them playing for hours.
Schylling Binoculars come with an adjustable strap, carrying case and lens cloth, just like the adults. A rubberized body and smaller size means it’s just right for little adventurers. 4x30mm magnification. Ages 6+. Available at Classic Toys. $11.99. schylling.com
Put a cool twist on the typical summer sprinkler with the Hydro Swirl. The wiggly wands whirl as the base spins, spraying water in every direction for a wet and wild time. Ages 3+. $13. For a list of local retailers, visit primetimetoys.com.
Djubi Classic is a new spin on the game of catch. Launch the Djubi from the hook and send it sailing over 100 feet, then catch it easily with the net. Djubis float so they make great toys for the lake. Ages 8+. $24.99. For local retailers, visit djubi.com.
Boochie is a whole new ball game. A different challenge every round means you might be kicking, bowling, or tossing behind your back, between your legs, or with your eyes closed. Challenging and fun for the whole family. 2-4 players. Ages 8+. $26. For a list of local retailers, including Classic Toys and Over the Rainbow Toys, visit gamewright.com.
With Big Time Toys Sumo Bumper Boppers, the kids are sure to make the most of the yard. Bump your opponent out of the circle to win! Ages 4+. Available locally at Classic Toys and Over the Rainbow Toys. $14.99. bigtimetoys.com
The Kidoozie Hope and Squeak Pogo Jumper will get kids active with the unique pogo design and fun squeaking sound. Designed with comfort and safety in mind, fully height adjustable, and a 250-pound weight limit means even adults can bounce around. Ages 3+. $14.95. For a list of local retailers, visit fatbraintoys.com.
Add a little fun and friendly competition to any outdoor gathering with Cabela’s Zonz Washer Toss Game. When it’s time to go, the boxes fold right up and convenient carry handles make it easy to pack home. Felt lined to reduce noise for both indoor and outdoor use. Ages 8+. Available at Cabela’s. $35.99. cabelas.com
The Blast Pad Advanced Missile Launch System will provide hours of high-flying fun. With safety in mind, missiles will only launch vertically, and the blast pad extends almost 3 feet away from the launch pad. Ages 8+. Available locally at Over the Rainbow Toys and Just Imagine Toys. $19.99. markysparkytoys.com
Poof’s Pop Fly will keep kids entertained in the backyard for hours. Throw your beanbag at the target to launch a ball into the air. Catch the most balls to win! Ages $5+. Around $35. For a list of local retailers, visit alexbrands.com.
Get some help in the garden this summer with the Giddy Buggy Tote Set. This kid-friendly tote comes complete with tools that are just the right size for your little helper. Ages 3+. $13.99. For a list of local retailers, visit melissaanddoug.com.
BeamO Junior is still a giant with its 20” diameter. Soft and easy to control, send this giant hoop flying up to 150 feet. Use it just about anywhere, including in the water. Hose it off for easy clean up. Ages 3+. Available locally at Classic Toys. $16.99. beamo.com.
Bring the adventure home with Slackers 90’ Eagle Series Zipline. Enhance strength, athletic skills, and balance, and have the coolest backyard in the neighborhood. Seat included. Set up can be completed in 30 minutes. Ages 8+. Available locally at Classic Toys. $169.99. slackersline.com.
The Big View Bug Jar has a 3.5x magnifying lens lets you get up close and personal with the crawly critters the kids are sure to find this summer. Air vents and a cap means the bugs stay safe and secure. Ages 3-6. Available locally at Over the Rainbow Toys. $5.99. learningresources.com
Crayola Neon 3D Washable Sidewalk Chalk gets kids excited about exploring their creative side. Vivid colors look even brighter in the sun, and 3D glasses make the artwork come alive. Ages 4+. $4.99. For a list of local retailers, visit crayola.com.
Make your beach memories last a lifetime with the Beach Memories Sand-Casting Kit. Collect your treasures and turn them into art in only 20 minutes with the included plaster. Ages 5+. $9.99. For a list of local retailers, visit melissaanddoug.com.
Camo Chameleon Bean Bag Toss not only provides the fun and excitement of a bean bag toss, but can also help teach hand-eye coordination, number recognition, and counting skills. Can be used indoors or out, and folds flat for easy storage. Ages 4+. Available at all major retailers. $12.99. melissaanddoug.com
The Wham-O Mini Frisbee Golf set will entertain the entire family. Great for large gatherings, birthday parties, or even for practice, this mini-set is the right size for kids, but discs fly straight and true for those who take Disc Golf a little more seriously. Ages 5+. Available at Classic Toys. $33.25. wham-o.com
Jura Toys Balance Bike is a wooden balance bike ideal for helping children learn how to maintain balance. Includes a height adjustable seat for a perfect fit. Ages 2+. Available locally at Classic Toys. $99.99. janod.com
This Little Red Wheelbarrow will add to the gardening excitement. With its metal construction, easy grip handles, wide base, and rubber wheel, this pint-sized barrow can actually move one cubic foot of dirt. Ages 3-6. Available locally at Over the Rainbow Toys. $39.99. toysmith.com