One of my favorite summer activities is spending time in the backyard with my three boys. We're lucky enough to have a dad-made treehouse, a rope swing, and enough grass to kick a soccer ball back and forth. While I'm all for sending the kids out on their own to scrape together fun like mud pies, make-believe and tag, it also doesn't hurt to have a few fun backyard toys to help the fun along. Here are a few outdoor toys to add some fun to your backyard or neighborhood park this summer.
Dazzling Toys Velcro Ball and Catch Game - This is a huge hit with my kids and since kids don't have to be able to actually catch the ball (it sticks to the Velcro pad), it works well for many ages.
Ultra Stomp Rocket - Toddlers to teens will have a blast with a stomp rocket! The foam rockets fly high but don't cause any damage. You can even let them get creative and see what else they can launch!
Gazillion Bubbles Hurricane - Bubble are always hit with babies to big kids! And this gadget will fill your backyard with lots of them. A guaranteed giggle-fest!
Kidoozie Musical Super Skipper - I love that this can be used inside or outside and promises to use up some of that summer energy. Put it out on the grass for some summer motor skill development and then save it for rainy day indoor play later in the year.
Wham-O Vintage Slip-N-Slide - Go old-school with a vintage Wham-O Slip N Slide, the perfect way to beat the summer heat and have some family fun.
KAOS Water Balloon Pump & Balloons - Water balloons are a blast, but they can also leave a parent stuck next to the hose, filling and tying. This nifty pump lets kids fill their own and even comes with a tying stick. The kids may not need you for balloon prep, but we can't promise you won't still be a target!
Wilson Kid's All Great Badminton Kit - The great thing about badminton is that kids can hit the birdie hard, but it doesn't travel that far. Play it over a net or just across the lawn. A great way to work on hand-eye coordination, get some exercise and enjoy family fun.
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