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We’ve spent a lot of time indoors, and now that the weather is warming up it is time to get outside and have some fun. I’ve curated this list of kids’ outdoor toys to help get kids and their families outside and active. These toys can help turn a boring backyard into a fun adventure park or water park. Whatever outdoor activity your family enjoys, there is sure to be something for them on this list.

Kids Outdoor Toys for Fun in the Backyard

1.2.3 Sand Bakery Sand #PLAYMOBILSummerFunBucket ($24.99 each) - Hit the beach this summer with either of these adorable, high-quality pails and shovels. Perfect for the beach or backyard fun, each set has three different molds. Perfect for little ones can bring imaginative play to the beach or sandbox.

1.2.3 Sand Bakery Sand Bucket

This sand bucket by PLAYMOBIL is perfect for the beach or fun in the backyard. Each set has three(3) different molds. Kids can decorate their sand cakes with various stamps. It’s perfect for little ones ages 18 months – 4 years old to bring imaginative play to the beach or sandbox. The set promotes important development skills while also having fun!

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R/C meets today’s trending drone toys with the wing-flapping Go Go Bird. Perfect for the outdoors or on the beach fun - this modern day kite flies distances of up to 100 feet! With a smart obstacle-avoiding module that uses infrared sensors, Go Go Bird has autonomous obstacle recognition and will automatically turn around 6 feet away from the wall for self-protection. Inside of Go Go Bird, there’s also a six-axis sensor, so it can take off by lifting your hand up and down when you’re ready to fly. #gogobird

Go Go Bird by Zing

If your kids (age 8+) are into drones, they will enjoy playing with this modern-day kite that can fly distances of up to 100 feet! With a smart obstacle-avoiding module that uses infrared sensors, Go Go Bird has autonomous obstacle recognition and will automatically turn around 6 feet away from the wall for self-protection. Inside of Go Go Bird, there’s also a six-axis sensor, so it can take off by lifting your hand up and down when you’re ready to fly. It’s perfect for outdoor fun.

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A totally tubular throwing toy! Thanks to its unique design, you can throw Wing Ball super speeds, great distances and even master the perfect spiral. Great for kids and adults; lightweight so easily tosses into your summer tote; great for beach or pool fun too ‘cause it floats!! #hogwildwingball

Wing Ball by Hog Wild

The Wing Ball will get your kids (8+) outside and running. They’ll enjoy throwing this uniquely designed ball at super speeds and as far as they can. They can also try mastering the perfect spiral. You’ll love that it’s lightweight. It’s easier to throw in your beach bag or tote for on-the-go fun.  Oh yeah, and it floats! Bring it to the beach or the pool to make time in the water enjoyable.

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Kids Outdoor Toys to Get Them Moving

 

Radio Flyer 4-in1 Stroll ‘n Trike

We received this as a gift for the baby. It’s a trike that grows with a baby from infancy through 5-years-old. Providing four ways for infants and toddlers to ride: infant trike, steering trike, learn-to-ride trike, and classic trike. It’s a great way for kids to get outdoors while parents simultaneously get exercise, too!

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Razor A5 Lux Light-Up Scooter

Kids ages 8+ will love this bold colored scooter with 8″ wheels. They can use it to ride through the neighborhood or park. It’s lightweight and easy to fold, which is great for tucking it away in the trunk of the car, below the stroller, or carrying.

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Little Tikes TotSports Easy Score Basketball Set - Toy Basketball Hoop

 

Little Tikes TotScore EasyScore Basketball Set

Engaging in active play helps kids get the exercise they need enhancing their fine motor skills. Plus, it tires them out! Parents can look forward to a few hours of peace while kids are napping from shooting hoops with this basketball set suitable for kids aged 18 months – 5-years-old.

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Kids Outdoor Toys to Make a Splash

 

Tot Sunshade Pool with Canopy 

This pool by Aqua Leisure is the perfect way for kids ages 2+ to cool down during hot summer days. The SPF 50 sunshade provides added protection from the sun while kids are splashing around and having a good time.

Shade 'N Slide Turtle Splash Pool by Banzai

Shade ‘N Slide Turtle Splash Pool by Banzai

Toddlers love playing in the water, and if you have a 3-year-old, they will love this Shade ‘N Slide Splash pool. There’s a canopy to help kids keep cool while playing in either of the splash pools and a sprinkler. This is great for hours of outdoor fun.

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Rain Showers Splash Pond Water Table

This water table by Step2 is perfect for kids ages 3+ to learn and improve motor skills. The table comes with fun scoops and buckets for kids to pour and splash water to their delight. With the maze and puzzle-like pieces, this water table also doubles as a fun STEM activity.

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Bunch O Balloons Waterslide Wipe Out

Ahh, this brings me back to the time when I was a kid. We’d spend our summers in South Carolina with our aunt. To ensure we got outside for fresh air, she purchased a slip ‘n slide. This Waterslide Wipeout by Zuru is similar but with a twist. Kids slide crashing into a bunch of water-filled balloons. This is available in a 1 lane model or 2 lane model. Either is perfect to beat the heat of the summer and have fun.

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Outdoor Playsets for Active and Imaginative Play

 


As a kid, I’ve always wanted my own playground. When we sought out our first home, we made sure the house had a wood swing set. They are perfect for turning your backyard into the perfect play space for your kids. They can run, jump, climb, swing, and pretend to be explorers. The possibilities are endless. Plus, in a time when health and safety are a concern, having your own playground right in your backyard is beneficial. Swing sets, although can be expensive, it’s a kids’ outdoor toy that can last for decades.

KidKraft Lindale This Cedar Summit by KidKraft Lindale Swing Set is ideal for kids ages 3-10. It has everything to keep kids busy outdoors. There's a mini rock climbing wall, two slides, swings, and more. 

Cedar Summit by KidKraft Lindale Swing Set

This Cedar Summit by KidKraft Lindale Swing Set is ideal for kids ages 3-10. It has everything to keep kids busy outdoors. There’s a mini rock climbing wall, two slides, swings, and more.

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Warmer weather is here! It's time to get outside and play. Here's a curated this list of fun kids outdoor toys to encourage active play.

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Kim is a 30-something-year-old wife and do-it-all mom of two beautiful daughters; her rainbow babies. Kim uses Beauty and the Bump NYC, to share her perspective about the things that she loves most and finds beautiful: family, travel, cars, food and more. As a contributor to A Girl’s Guide to Cars, Kim shares her love for cars through providing helpful tips and car reviews from the perspective of a modern working mom.