Outdoor Play

Get your kids up and moving – outside! – with these fun toys and games that will keep them playing for hours.

Tip it upside down or knock it over – it’s no spill! The Fubbles No-Spill Big Bubble Bucket allows for all the bubble fun without any mess. Great for play dates, the bubble bucket includes 3 wands for multiple children to play at once and an easy-to-grasp handle perfectly sized for little kids’ hands. The bucket can hold up to 20 fl. oz. of bubbles to make play time last longer. Ages 18 months and up. Visit littlekidsinc.com.

For exhilarating games of catch, nothing compares with the Aerobie Pro Flying Ring. The thin rubber edge makes catching easy and soft and you can actually play catch with a friend more than 100 yards away. Try catching with your arm or foot! Ages 12+. Available at Over the Rainbow or visit aerobie.com.

The TerraKids Gliderflies through the air with ease. Made from premium foam and plastic, it will handle the rugged outdoors. Endless aviation fun! Simply hold the aircraft’s shaft between thumb and pointer, take a running start and toss it into the air and watch it fly elegantly and speedily through the air! Ages 6 and up. Available at Target, Walmart or visit habausa.com.

The Slackers Ninjaline Intro Kit is a perfect, affordable solution for keeping kids active. The kit allows you to create a path of hanging obstacles. For added versatility, move the obstacles further apart as your skills improve as well as includes obstacles that vary in skill level. Change the order of the obstacles to create endless patterns. Easy installation and take down. Ages 5 and up. Available at Classic Toys or visit bolderplay.com.

Kids can beat the heat with this fun inflatable Dynamic Dino Sprinkler! Soft and easy to inflate, this 40-inch-tall T-Rex sprinkler sprays up to 9 feet! Connects easily to a standard-sized garden hose for quick, easy setup. Ages 18 months and up. Available locally at Classic Toys or visit toysmithtoys.com.

Kids will have a ball with this fun, outdoor, GIANT kick croquet game! Kick Croquetcombines the fun of running and kicking a ball with the extra added attraction of guiding it through a course of wickets. You can make the course as hard or easy as you wish just by the way you space the six wickets. Ages 3+. Available at Cabela’s, Bass Pro, Classic Toys or visit bolderplay.com.

Design beautiful chalk drawings with the PaddleSmash! This easy-to-learn game combines the best elements of Pickleball and Roundnet. Players can stand on the opposite side of the court from their teammates to bump, set, and smash the ball into the court so it bounces in and over the net. If they miss, the other team scores. 2-4 players. Ages 12 and up. Visit paddlesmash.com.

Give the perfect sports gift: the 2 in 1 Baseball & Tennis Pitching Machine. The set works for baseball and tennis, and includes 1 pitching machine, 1 remote-control baseball bat, 1 tennis racket, 6 soft EVA balls. Promotes athleticism, hand-eye coordination and healthy exercise. Ages 5 years+. Visit iplayilearntoys.com.

The Elite Sportz Equipment Ring Toss Game. is the perfect gift for both kids and adults. It will have your whole family hooked for hours! The set of ring tosses includes 10 plastic rings, 5 rope rings, 5 pegs, and a 2-part standing wooden base. Comes with a nice carrying bag. All ages. Available at Walmart or visit elitesportzequipment.com.

Gardening is a great way to enrich a child’s play time. Keep them active, engaged and learning on that next gardening project with real kid-sized tools from Stanley Jr Gardening Tool Sets— including hand trowels, pails, shovels, rakes, gloves and more. Ages 3 and up. Available at Lowe’s or visit red-toolbox.com.

Make hundreds of giant, high-flying, colorful and long-lasting bubbles with the WOWmazing Bubble Kit. It’s sure to entertain the entire family in a fun outdoor environment. The kit contains everything you need to create “wow-amazing” bubbles: wands, bubble concentrate (just add water!), and a bubble trick booklet with lots of tips and tricks. Ages 6 and up. Available at Classic Toys or visit southbeachbubbles.com.

At 25 feet, this Ultimate Dual Water Slide. will be a splashy hit with the kids. It’s wide enough (4 feet) for two kids to slide at once and the sprinkler in the middle keeps kid soaked all the way through. Easy set up – just inflate and connect to a standard garden hose (pump not included). Inflated sides keep water contained for slippery fun. Ages 5-12. Available locally at Classic Toys or visit hearthsong.com.

Get ready forBoochie– a whole new ball game that’s fun for the whole family. A different challenge every round means you might be kicking, bowling, or tossing behind your back, between your legs, or with your eyes closed. 2-4 players. Ages 8 to adult. Available locally at Classic Toys, Over the Rainbow Toys, Learning Essentials, or visit gamewright.com.

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A bit of soil, a few blades of grass, some water, mix it all together, and you have the perfect mud workshop! Let your child thrive in nature and develop their imagination with this solid wood Muddy Lab Outdoor Kitchen. Comes with 2 sinks, 2 removable plastic pots, a tub with a real tap (just fill it up and turn the tap from right to left), a metal sieve and a paintbrush. Ages 3 and up. For local retailers, visit janod.us.

Get out and start exploring with Flynoculars! Take them camping, to the zoo, on vacation, bird watching, or any other trip you can imagine. Encourage observation skills and curiosity in the natural world. Flynoculars are 3 in 1: One unique toy with multiple uses! Pretend to fly with an airplane, explore with binoculars, and cool down with a fan! Easy to use with no complicated adjustment function. Ages 3+. Visit iplayilearntoys.com.

This 2-in-1 Tricycleis a wooden balance bike ideal for helping children learn how to maintain balance. Your child will also appreciate its soft seat, adjustable in height, and its silicone handles, soft for little hands. Ages 18 months+. For local retailers, visit janod.us.

Explore the endless possibilities with this portable ChangeUp Beanbag Tossing Game. The game boards include 6 different options to play: Corn Hole, Tic-Tac-Toe, Poker Pass, Football Frenzy, Skee Ball, and Shuffle Board. The console can be elevated with its extending legs to play many of the games or flattened to play Shuffle Board. Its lightweight and compact design makes it easy to stow away and portable. Fun for parties and backyard gatherings. Ages 3 and up. Visit bolderplay.com.

This spacious SandLock Sandboxwill inspire hours of imaginative play for little and big kids alike. Made from blow-molded plastic, the sandbox has soft edges, and is maintenance free, with no rotting wood, splinters or chipping paint. Comes with side benches to sit on or hold spare toys and a cover that provides protection when not in use. Ages 18 months and up. Find it at Lowe’s, Walmart or visit sandlock.com.