Easter Basket Ideas for Kids – Outdoor Toys
Get ready for Spring with some really fun outdoor toys in your kids’ baskets this year. I love tucking a really fun outdoor toy in my kids’ Easter basket and they are just thrilled on Easter morning. It gets them excited about playing outside and I can hide the fact that I didn’t stuff their Easter baskets with tons of candy. We have found so many neat options for kids of all ages. Check out our huge list of great ideas.
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Younger kids will love the element of surprise with these cool Mindware Dig it up Kits and they are a great outside project that will keep them busy for hours. Your kids will enjoy experiencing the thrill of discovery as they excavate 12 surprises! Simply soak the pod in water and then carefully chisel away the pod to excavate the surprise inside. Every pod in the carton contains a different miniature figurine! The set includes one dozen individually-wrapped pods, each with a chiseling tool and instructions, and an excavation guidebook for learning more about your discoveries. Choose from the fairy set, wild animal set, multiple dinosaur sets, dragons, sea animals and more!
Meet Your New Favorite Obsession – The Pindaloo! This new design-patented skill toy is the ultimate skill-building craze. It combines basic components with simple action principles, creating an addictive, challenging toy with endless tricks and possibilities. The Pindaloo is genius and simple – once you teach yourself the first step, it will be impossible to put it down. The Pindaloo is the perfect toy for you. Perfectly suitable for everyone, everywhere, at any time, it’s a joyful, fun, and friendly reason to shut down the screens and learn skills the right way! This is a fun game for outdoors and indoors too!
Your younger kids will love staying cool on this Splashin Kids Splash Pad. This sprinkle and splash play mat is constructed from heavy duty PVC that has been thoroughly tested for durability. Just connect this pad to any garden hose and simply adjust water pressure to lower or higher the spray height! This pad will provide hours of fun and will help your kids cool off!
We recently bought this cute set for a beach vacation and my kids had a blast with it! Goodminton is the world’s easiest racquet game and you will be surprised at this affordable gift idea. From the beach to the boardroom, you can play anywhere with anyone! The Goodminton birdies slow as they spin, giving Goodminton a magical property that you just have to try to believe. Besides being backyard (and indoor!) fun, this game is also a fantastic way to introduce racquet sports to children, as it allows them to build the hand-eye coordination necessary for competitive racquets sports like tennis and squash. This fun set includes 2 racquets, 4 birdies (2 fast and 2 slow) and 1 reusable mesh bag so you can bring your Goodminton everywhere. It’s badminton gone good! This is a great gift idea for kids, tween and teens.
5. Wave Skipper Ball
Keep your kids busy outside with this Wave Skipper Ball from Toysmith. It is great for all ages and it’s fun at the pool, beach or at the lake! It is the perfect size to fit in an Easter basket.
Stomp Rockets has been super popular for years and now there is Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes. This set encourages kids to get outside and get active and these will be entertainment for the entire family and 100% kid powered means no batteries required. Watch them Run, Jump, Stomp! This set comes with three different planes-one that does loops, one that soars and one that performs tricks. Stunt Planes enables kids to experiment in variety of different ways to learn about trajectory, force and aerodynamics. Change the angle of flight with the adjustable launch stand, fly into a head wind or with a tail wind, and more to change how these Stunt Planes fly!
Kids of all ages, tweens and teens will have a blast with this Wicked Big Sports Paddle Battle Game. Wicked Big Sports combines traditional sports and games with oversized fun and I love that your kids can set this up anywhere where there is a hard surface! Each game features classic play with extra-large elements. The Wicked Big Sports products are portable and versatile – play at in your backyard at the park or take it on your next road trip! Whether or not you are wicked skilled, or wicked competitive, you better be ready to have a wicked good time! Wicked Big Sports Paddle Battle takes traditional Ping Pong to the next level! It brings the favorite game of Pickel Ball to your backyard and the perfect on the go game for your beach, park, and vacation trips. This set includes 2 giant paddles, 1 ball, 1 net, 4 polls, 2 connectors and 2 weighted support bases.
Kids, tweens and teens who love soccer or sports in general will love this Kikbo Kick Shuttlecock game. It’s like badminton for your feet and a little easier than a hackysack! Soccer with wings! Kikbo is an awesome sport based on the ancient Chinese pass-time of Jianzi. It’s a great workout and one that builds your foot-eye coordination (great for soccer), especially during the winter months where getting outside with a ball is difficult. It’s also great for doing tricks. Beware the wind! It’ll make playing difficult. Each tube contains one Kikbo and feathers.
The My Fairy Garden Magical Cottage Playset is the first of its kind: a toy that’s also a real, live garden! children love kits that allow them to grow plants at home; it gives them a connection to nature and a sense of satisfaction at having nurtured a living thing. My fairy garden takes it to a new, exciting level by allowing children to interact with it as part of an enchanting play set! children plant the Organic seeds, and care for their garden, all while setting up and playing with adorable fairies, woodland friends and accessories! Freya’s magical cottage includes 2-piece flowerpot, tray, toadstool, umbrella table, 2 chairs, SEED packet, soil, watering can, 3 gardening tools, Freya the fairy, Hazel the chipmunk, informational leaflet. For ages 4 and up.
The 4M Water Rocket Kit is perfect for the budding mechanic or the science enthusiast. Everything is included that you need to construct your very own water rocket while learning about the technology. Your kids will love build their own rocket using just a bottle, water and a pump. It is super cool to watch the rocket soar as high as 90 feet into the air as they pump air into it! It is powered by water and air pressure and they will love constructing their rocket and then seeing how it flies as they pump gas into it. This is a fun science in action outdoor gift idea for kids.
Kids of all ages love this fun outdoor game. Capture the Flag is played in the dark using futuristic lights — with 33 light up game pieces, 12-24+ hours of batteries, game variations and ALL NEW games. You will love that physical exercise becomes part of the fun as players run, hide and chase each other to win! This game brings people of all ages together — kids, teens & adults will all enjoy this awesome icebreaker and activity that develops teamwork, group bonding, comradery and strategy.
12. Watermelon Ball
Your older kids will love this high-quality, unique pool ball. The ball that’s designed to look, feel, and behave like a watermelon in the water. Ideal for all kinds of water games, the Watermelon Ball lets players dribble, kick, bounce, pass, and intercept under water. Just fill with water and get your game on.
Your kids can enjoy hours of nighttime fun with the affordable and highly-reviewed Toysmith Nightzone Light Up Disc. This super cool, aerodynamic disc is made of tough, flexible plastic, and features brightly-glowing LEDs for throwing at night. Ideal for intense play or casual family fun, the disc is recommended for ages 6 and up. Two batteries are included.
The super fun Flybar Pogo Trick Board is a new twist on a retro classic. It is easy to learn and easy to get going. Just fill the pogo ball with the included pump and kids will be smiling and jumping in no time. It is made of a strong elastic plastic that flexes enough to bounce high and do tricks and is able to hold up to 160 lbs. It comes with custom grip tape that will give your kids ultimate control and balance. The Flybar Pogo Trick Board comes in lots of cool color combinations.
You’ll love to getting your kids outside, exploring the magical land that nature has to offer with this Outdoor Jr. Exploration Kit. It contains the exact set of educational tools they need to make learning fun again. This marvelous kit contains binoculars, a flashlight, a magnifying glass, a whistle, and a beautifully designed real-working lensatic compass; all of which are guaranteed to provide a wonderful experience for you and your child. 6 gadgets and gizmos that are specifically designed to optimize your experience as soon as you take them out of the box.
Originating in New Zealand, Poi is an art form in which spinning balls are used as part of a dance. With the Spin-balls LED Poi set, children can learn to perform both starter and advanced Poi moves, using soft, safe balls that light up and display a wide range of colors. Your kids can practice their coordination and gross motor skills as they spin the balls and practice their performance. These fun Spin-balls have 7 different lighting modes and work great both indoors and outdoors.
Your boys will spend hours shooting these highly-reviewed Zing Sky Ripperz. The Zing Sky Ripperz is the newest innovation in flight technology. No battery or fuel is needed to make the sky ripperz rocket fly high in the air, just attach your launcher to the launch hook found on your Sky Ripperz Whistle-Screaming Rocket, pull the tab, release and watch it fly over 250 feet high. One set includes 1 launcher and 2 rockets.
18. Waboba Balls
I love these unique and affordable balls from Waboba. Boys love to play outside and what’s better than gifting your boys more ways to have fun outside. The Waboba Moon Ball has an extreme bounce and it has a crazy spin as it bounces. The Waboba Lava ball is also a high, bouncing, fun ball and it’s lava changes color in the sun. Bring it to the streets with tiny (2.5 inches), but neat Waboba Street ball. This cool little ball that’s full of attitude! The Waboba Street combines crazy contours and a special design that makes every bounce different. This amazing ball tosses the legendary Waboba out of the pool and into the backyard. It’s a whole new experience that will set your head spinning with every crazy leap and wacky bounce coming from this bad boy.
This really fun Egg and Spoon Race game would be a really fun Easter basket idea for kids. It is a fun relay race and it’s fun for picnics, parties and more. It requires a delicate balance to win and this fun toy is great for ages 3 and up, but older kids would love this one too.
This Elite Ring Toss Game is great for the whole family! What a fun Easter basket filler. Your kids will spend hours in the backyard with this ultra-sturdy ring toss game. The pieces are made of quality wood and rope that are made to last. This fun games breaks down easily and includes it’s own carrying bag. What a fun thing to take camping or to the beach or park this Spring. You can stuff this filled carrying bag right into their Easter basket!
I had a version of these fun, Toysmith Monster Feet when I was a kid. They are fun, affordable and will provide your kids with hours of outdoor fun. Your kids can walk like a monster, plus they hold up to 110lbs of weight, so they are very sturdy. What a fun Easter basket idea for kids.
Hook it, launch it and catch it with this cool Djubi Classic- The Coolest New Twist on The Game of Catch. It’s a fun twist on the classic game of throw and catch and a really fun tween gift idea. The raquet is a cross between a launcher, a net and a scoop, which makes this highly-reviewed game different. If you head to the park with younger siblings, then this game is fun to bring along for your tweens. It’s fun at the beach, at the park and in your own backyard. I just bought a few of these for my son’s friends for their birthday, but they would also be one of those great Easter basket ideas for kids who love to play outside.
Older kids will love this fun Tiki Toss Ring Game, but it really works for the whole family. The concept of this game is easy, but it is so much fun. Your kids will challenge each other and spend hours trying to hook the ring. It is made of quality 100% bamboo and it sets up easily. This would be a fun Easter basket filler for older kids.
Your young gardener will love this adorable Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Blossom Bright Tote Set and this would make a great Easter basket idea for kids. This set includes very functional and durable tools along with a nice tote to take outdoors.
25. Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Kit and the Ultra Stomp Rocket
If your boys like to play outside and are active, this Stomp Rocket Jr. is so much fun. It comes with an air pump launcher with a foot pedal and 3 foam rockets. Load the rockets onto the launcher and stomp on the pump to shoot your rockets into the air. You can move the launcher in a certain direction to control where your rockets fly. Your boys can shoot their rockets up to 100 feet in the air. While the Stomp Rocket Jr is great for boys ages 3 and up, the Ultra Stomp Rocket is so much fun for older kids. The Ultra Stomp rocket will shoot up to 200 ft. in the air.
Everything you need to start your own vegetable garden comes in this adorable Little Bunny Garden growing kit. This kit includes 6 different types of heirloom seeds, starter soil, wooden stakes, a growing journal, plus a 100% recyclable growing egg container. You can check out some of the other Sunny Side Up Garden Kits that are available.
Your kids can have fun playing at your backyard BBQs, even when the sun goes down. How cool is this Tangle Sport Matrix Nightball. This rubberized football contains super bright LED lights that get brighter as you throw the football. What a neat, unique Easter basket idea for kids.
Your kids will have endless water balloon fun with the Imperial Toy Kaos Portable Pumping Station. Your kids can easily pump the water right into the balloon and the nozzle has an easy-tie attachment to make tying your balloons off easier. What a fun toy for when the weather warms up.
The Aqua Zooka Quick Fill Water Bazooka is the ultimate water squirter. Your kids can quickly soak each other with this highly-reviewed, very durable bazooka with the no-slip handle. The Aqua Zooka also floats, so it won’t sink to the bottom of the pool. Don’t be fooled by cheaper versions of water soakers. You can also buy Aqua Zooka Bazooka in the 12 inch size for a smaller, more compact squirter.
Green Toys is one of my favorite brands for toddlers. Their toys are made in the U.S.A. from 100% recycled plastic and they don’t contain BPA, phthalates or lead paint. My boys have the Green Toys Dump Truck and it’s so durable and great for the sandbox at the park. There is even a cute pink dump truck for girls. Green toys make really durable Easter basket ideas for kids 6 and under.
31. OgoDisk Disc Set
These highly-reviewed OgoDisk Disc Set is a great outdoor game for kids and adults. They carry them at my local boutique toy store and they have them right as you walk in as they are one of the most popular items in the store. If you check out the video for this OgoDisk Disc Set, you will see how versatile they are. You can play with them outside, at the pool, at the beach, with a volleyball net, in the snow, plus they also double as a frisbee. They are very durable and fun for the whole family and would be a fun Easter basket idea for kids.
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