When school lets out for the summer or vacation periods, it's time to send the kids outside to play to avoid disaster inside the house. Fortunately there is no shortage of outdoor toys for kids available to choose from. However, weeding through toys and determining what's a good choice takes time. Fortunately I have curated this list of best outdoor toys that will keep kids happy and busy. The toys on this list have been approved by my little trio of toy experts. Thus, you can be sure they are kid friendly and desired.
Just in case you are in a hurry to narrow down your choices, take a look at these examples by clicking each:
With so many choices available, you can choose toys with a specific goal in mind like getting kids to exercise more. Or you can look for toys catering to the type of activity your child enjoys most. This list of toys below contains great examples of what kids like. Some will overlap in age focus and some are suitable for both boys and girls.
Outdoor Ride On Toys
Bikes - The Ultimate Ride on Toys
Critical factors to look for when choosing a bike are age and wheel diameter. The appropriate size for a child's bike is determined by the wheel diameter not the seat height and frame size. Here is a guide for approximate bike sizes according to age.
- Age 2 -4 12 inches
- Age 4-8 14 inches
- Age 5-8 16 inches
- Age 6-9 18 inches
- Age 9+ 24 inches
The Royal Baby Freestyle BMX bike is available for both boys and girls in multiple colors. Sizes range from 12 inches to 20 inches. Training wheels, quick release seat, water bottle and a bell are included with purchase. BMX freestyle bikes are known for their ability to engage in stunts. However, it is doubtful that bikes of this size can handle extreme stunts. The RoyalBaby bikes come almost completely assembled. Buyer only has to add the seat, peddles, handlebar and training wheels. Tools for these tasks are included with purchase.
Click HERE for a quick list of good bike choices for girls and boys
Outdoor Toys for Exercise
Outdoor Exercise Toys For Toddlers And Babies
Technology toys have captured the focus of older kids. Too often, they can be found on tablets, phones and computers which makes for a very sedentary lifestyle. These toys should refocus their interest on toys that are simple yet fun.
More Toys to Keep Moving
PlayWheels Disney Frozen Kids Classic Roller SkatesNerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm BlasterFranklin Sports MLB Electronic Pitching MachineJohn Deere Electronic Lawn Mowerslackers 50-Feet Slackline Classic Set with Bonus Teaching LineKids Outdoor Playground Includes Trampoline, Swings and SlideBig Time Toys Moon Shoes mini trampolines (Styles may vary)
Typically playhouses are a little girl's forte, but there are an increasing number of similar hideouts for both girls and boys.
Outdoor Water Toys
Summertime outdoors almost screams water fun. Here are some toys that should please even the most choosy toy picker.
3-Piece Set) Incl. Big Bubble Wand, Giant Bubble Concentrate and Tips & Trick BookletBubble Thing BIG BUBBLES Wand and Mix - MAKES 2.7 GALLONS! - Bubbles Biggest, Costs Least!Banzai Cyclone Splash Pool and Cuved Water Slide Outdoor Water Fun countless activitySand and Water Table Activity Play Set Table with Lid, Includes 17 Piece Beach Play Set and water gun
Classic and Vintage Outdoor Toys
There are some toys that seem to always be around and won't ever go away. They are available for new generations to discover. Here are some that come to mind.
Outdoor Toys Games and Crafts
ALEX Toys Artist Studio Sidewalk MandalaScavenger Hunt - Indoor and Outdoor Fun for KidsMelissa & Doug Bean Bag Toss GameBarbie Pop-Up Camper VehicleWalkie Chalk draw on sidewalk as you walkQwirkle Board Game build lines by matching tilesBoogie Board Scribble 'n PlayWatch Ya Mouth Throwdown Card Game
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