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Cool and Fun Backyard and Outdoor Summer Toys for Toddlers and Kids
Cool Outdoor Toys
Fun outdoor toys for toddlers and kids including sandboxes, kiddie pools, sports equipment, climbing structures, swing sets, toys and more.
There are so many summer water toys and other toys and games to keep kids busy during the summer months, not to mention some amusing family activities.
Having four kids, I have always relied on having some of these for the summer. These are a great way to keep kids amused and to spend some quality family time together.
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Fill one side with sand and the other side with water for lots of outdoor fun. Sand will keep clean as this comes with a cover. It also comes with some toys as well so kids can play with it right away. The umbrella will help to shade them from the sun.
Kids Climbing Structure
Got any climbers? Kids can climb over or crawl through this colorful caterpillar. It's easy to assemble and can easily be moved indoors when the weather gets cold.
Simply attach your garden hose for all sorts of crazy water play. You'll be sure to hear a lot of shrieks and giggles. Even adults can have some chuckles with this.
Kids can "help" to mow the lawn with this interactive lawn mower. The gas can is removable and children will hear different sounds depending on what they do.
Slip N Slide
Kids will be amused while cooling down on a hot summer day with this double Wham-o Slip N Slide. It comes with 2 boogies for lots of watery fun.
Here's an entertaining way for children to get in some exercise. Younger kids can kick the ball into the netted area, while older kids can try to hit the target. In each case, sounds will be heard to the delight of the kids.
What's wonderful about this is that it adjusts to 4 different sizes, so as kids grow, you can make it taller. It comes with the kids sized ball featured here.
Children will have fun stomping on the launch pad and watching their rockets blast off. Parents will love that no batteries are needed. These rockets run off air. Comes with 4 rockets.
If the weather gets pretty warm where you live, I recommend some kind of a pool for the kids. You can keep it simple with just a kids size pool or get one for the whole family to enjoy. If your kids are old enough, I would recommend a family pool. Not only do you get to cool off as well, it's easier to play with them if you're in the water.
Here's a selection for you to check out.
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This adorable whale pool comes with a sprayer for some extra added amusement. It also comes with 2 games.
Children can play ring toss, slide down the slide and splash around for some summer fun. Recommended for kids from 36 months to 7 years of age.
The whole family can get in on the fun with this family pool. It holds 264 gallons and has a drain plug.
Children can pretend they have their own house with this creative cottage. It features a play burner, faucet, kitchen table and two seats. Think of all of the imaginative play that can be had.
Look at all of the enjoyment this set would bring. Children can play volleyball, try out their badminton skills and learn to play tennis with this set.
Climber Play Center
Several kids can climb on this at the same time. It's made for children 3-10 years of age. Children can perfect their rock climbing skills with this.
Comes with 2 balls and the height is adjustable. It's a great way to start learning batting skills in a safe way.
There are so many things kids can do with these. They can create pieces of art, play games like Tic Tac Toe, draw the outline for 2 square, create a hopscotch pattern and more.
Have you ever used sidewalk chalk before?
Beanbag Toss Game
The whole family can get in on the fun with this beanbag toss game. It's double sided with two different versions of play. Included are 8 beanbags.
This is easy to assemble and comes with two sail boats and a pitcher. Water play is great on hot days.
Kitchen Play Set
Let kids have their own grilling fun with this barbecue set. They'll hear clicking sounds when they move the dials and can store the toys that come with it inside the cupboard.
Kids will have endless fun with a swing set and this set has plenty to keep them busy. This is a great choice for a family on a budget. Recommended ages for this is 2-10 years of age.