Gift Ideas for Kids – Outdoor Toys
Even though the weather isn’t so great during the winter, I like to stock up with some really fun outdoor toys over the holidays. That way, when the weather gets better, we are ready to go with new toys or if you are taking a sunny vacation, they can take a smaller outdoor toy with them to keep them busy. I love how new outdoor toys gets them excited about playing outside. We have found so many neat options. I especially love the fun LED-lighted toys.
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The Juggle Dream Jester Diabolo is a perfect starter chinese yoyo for kids and beginners. My kids have one of these and they have had so much fun with it. Your kids will love trying new tricks and learning to master the Diabolo. This version comes with a bearing axle that only spins one way. That means you can get your diabolo spinning much faster and for longer than with the fixed axle found on the standard Jester. The bearing axle also gives you an extra wide gap between the cups. This extra space makes finger and stick grinds easier to perform than with diabolos that have a narrower axle. The cups are made from a durable rubber that is scratch resistant and can handle drops from height and durable fiberglass sticks. These hand sticks are strong but fairly lightweight. These fibreglass has a bit of flex which can help you accelerate the diabolo more quickly. This set comes with a drawstring bag to store your diabolo set.
This Segway MiniLite is worlds away from the traditional hoverboard-there is no comparison. My kids have this and love it! As a hands-free, self-balancing scooter, the miniLITE continues Segway’s tradition of innovating personal transportation. It sports the large pneumatic tires that take on bumps in the road and it is fully compatible with the Ninebot-Segway mobile app. It’s ready to take on the urban terrain, indoors and outdoors. 10.5” air-filled tires and 1400 watts of engine power, enables the miniLITE to overcome slopes, debris, and other everyday obstacles you might encounter. The miniLITE covers distances of up to 11 miles on a single charge and holds up to 175lbs. There is a newer model, the Segway Ninebot S that gives the same speeds, but holds up to 220lbs. It is sold at a higher pricepoint.
Your older kids will love this super cool new outdoor set. What fits like a Glove and hits like a racket? The Waboba Voli Racket Set! The included foam mitt acts like a paddle for your hand. Voli adds a new dimension to playing with the included flyer. No net or court needed, so you can play anywhere! Just keep the aerodynamic flyer off the ground. You can bounce the flyer on the mitt for single-player mode or play with a friend. This set includes two foam mitts and a Waboba flyer shuttlecock.
This affordable, pop-up Skee-Ball set is a blast for outside-it uses real wooden balls. Your kids can play solo, in teams or go head-to-head for hours of family fun! The officially licensed game includes a one-of-a-kind skee-ball board, 5 authentic wooden balls and scorepad. Play almost anywhere! Great for Ages 8+
I love the quality of Green Toys and this Scooper Construction Truck is an affordable, but durable toy for the yard or sandbox. Scoop it! Move it! Dump it! Just another earth-moving, earth-saving day at the job site for the Green Toys Scooper! Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic with no BPA, phthalates or PVC, the Scooper features a moveable front-loader and comes with a Construction Dog character.
Somehow, our basketballs get aged pretty quickly, so we are always needing replacements. These fun Spalding Colored Outdoor Basketballs come in several colorways and in two sizes.
Flarts is the fun and simple game that goes anywhere. Your kids can play in your own backyard, at the beach or on a camping trip. Just set out the “board” and insert the pegs to secure it, blow up the darts and get playing! Each “board” is two-sided! Choose from monster or unicorn editions of Flarts.
Yvolution takes scooters to a whole new level! The Neon Fliker is one of our sharpest rides ever. Powered by shifting your weight from side to side, the unique propelling motion and large performance wheels makes it easy to carve up the streets and pull off crazy tricks in style. Now they have added light-up wheels to add to the fun when it gets dark!
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.
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!
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!
12. Spikeball Game
My teen neighbor and his friends can’t get enough of this Spikeball game but this would also be a fun game for active older boys, tweens and teens. They even play this at our church youth group! While you can play this on the lawn at home, this game would also be fun for the beach or to take camping. Spikeball is played 2 on 2 with rules that are similar to volleyball and it is intense and fast-paced! A taut Hula Hoop-sized net is placed at ankle level between a pair of two-player teams. You smack the palm-sized ball down on the net so it ricochets up at your opponents. This game will give your tweens a great workout while they are having so much fun.
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.
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.
Get your kids playing outside with this super cool DeltaWing Razor drifting scooter steps up to the next level of three-wheel action. Its drop frame, large pneumatic front tire and low-angle rear casters make the self-propelled DeltaWing a powerful yet smooth side-to-side ride, to shred sidewalks and carve up the pavement in style. Your kids can wing it, drift it, spin like crazy. Standing or sitting, Razor’s awesome three-wheel machines produce a crazy ride style that’s easy to learn. You’ll be freestyling in no time. Rip it up with a Razor ride-on.
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!
Active kids will love to train like a Ninja with our patented Slackers NinjaLine Intro Kit with 7 Hanging Obstacles. This Ninjaline allows the versatility of moving the obstacles further apart as your skills improve as well as includes obstacles that vary in skill level. kids can change the order of the obstacles to create endless patterns. Easy installation and take down means that you can take your training with you to the park, to a friend’s house, or wherever you need to train. This kit includes a convenient storage bag for easy portability and storage. We use 56’ x 2”, 6,000 lb professional slackline webbing so the Ninjaline can be used as Slackline to help build your kids’ balance and agility. Our exclusive ratchet has reinforced steel and the handle has a comfort TPR rubberized grip. Our sewn pockets are complete double length for extra durability. The intro kit has 18 sewn in pockets so you can space your included obstacles out for more difficulty or add more to your line. All obstacles include 6,000 lb. steel hanging delta safety clips and use UV resistant nylon rope with safety buckle attachment.
My boys have a ramp like this and so do a few of our friends’ kids and they get so much use. This cool ramp provides hours of outside entertainment. Your older kids and tweens will do tricks, jumps and just go up and over with their favorite ride-ons. This mini BMX and skateboard ramp for the home offers novice riders and skaters the perfect platform to hone their skills for doing aerial tricks. Assembles in minutes and made from a hi-impact polymer with non-slip rubber feet and a textured finish. If you want a wider ramp, this 2-piece skateboard set is fun too!
19. Goodminton Set
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.
Your younger kids will love these kid-sized real gardening tools from JustForKids. This set is made of real wood and metal and comes with a shovel, a hoe, and two types of rakes. They are kid-tough and made with an enhanced binding technology between the metal head and wood stick to ensure two pieces won’t fall apart. If you are working in the yard, your kids can be “helping” too. These are real tools just like you have, so some supervision may be required.
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.
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.
Bulzibucket is the next generation cornhole is bringing hacky sack back to a new level for kids of all ages! With 3 tiers of scoring, partner assists, money bags and a collapsible design, Bulzibucket brings gaming experience unlike anything on the market. Your kids can play in the yard, at the beach or even in the pool! Bulzibucket’s Bullseye toss game attracts competitive play from gamers of all ages and will keep your family entertained for hours! Why play cornhole, when you’ve got bulzibucket, a lighter, easier alternative game to take to the beach?
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 self-energizing flashlight, a magnifying glass, a fan, and 5-in-1 multi-tool; all of which are guaranteed to provide a wonderful experience for you and your child. 5 gadgets and gizmos that are specifically designed to optimize your experience as soon as you take them out of the box, plus it comes with a neat carrying case.
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 older kids can channel their inner-circus with these super cool Flybar Maverick Walking Stilts For Kids. These neat stilts are ergonomically designed to make learning how to stilt walk easy. Your older kids will be up and walking in no time. These affordable stilts are easily adjustable to achieve the best possible fit to accommodate your growing child. The Flybar Maverick Stilts have extra wide footrests for maximum stability and comfort. The Maverick Stilts offer wider rubber tips that will make for a more stable stilting experience and can be used indoors and out.
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.
Stomp rockets have been a hit with my kids for years. My boys love to bring these fun rockets to the park and other kids flock to watch the rockets fly! If your boys like to play outside and are active, this Stomp Rocket Jr., Ultra Stomp Rocket and the Stomp Rocket LED are so much fun. These sets come with an air pump launcher with a foot pedal and 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. Make nighttime fun with the Original Stomp Rocket LED.
The Deluxe Bungee Boing foam bouncing toy from Jumparoo is the squeakiest, easiest pogo ever! A perfect “starter” pogo for ages 3 years and up. Sturdy foam platform with air chamber, a flexible bungee cord in place of a fixed stick, and a comfortable padded handle bar for endless jumping! This fun, quality-made jumper goes “squeak!” with each bounce, encouraging little ones to keep on going!
These cool slacklines are wildly popular! Extending up to 50 feet long, this Slackers Slackline Classic Set is a perfect way to hone balancing skills. It comes with an extra training line to hold on to, making it ideal for beginners of all ages. The two-inch-wide nylon webbing and ratchet tensioning make it easy to use and quick to set up. It comes with an instruction manual and storage bag. Adult assembly required. Holds up to 800 lbs. and it is a fun activity for or ages 5 and up with adult supervision.
31. Giant Jenga Game
I attended a graduation party a few years back and big groups of young people were having a blast with this giant, Jenga-like backyard game. What a great way to entertain everyone from older kids to teens to adults in your own home. This would be fun on the back deck or by the pool. This set comes with it’s own crate for storage and the crate also doubles as a base for your game.
Your kids will love heading out to play in this snow with the RAILZ Youth Snow Scooter! The skis included are designed to turn and carve on snow exactly like a wheeled scooter does on pavement, and the Sure-Stop snow brake allows you to slow and stop with confidence. This scooter folds for easy storage.
This fun Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas Waterpark kids water table is loaded with features and ways to play. Kids will improve fine motor skills, sharing skills and their imagination while having a splashing good time. See how the water makes the wheels turn, or just splash around with these fun outdoor water toys. This dynamic water table for kids is just the right height – toddlers will play for hours!
I used to play one something similar to this Lifetime Geometric Dome Climber Play Center, when I was a kid. Your kids will spend endless hours climbing on this fun jungle gym. Lifetime Dome Climber Play Center provides a 10-Foot Radius climbing structure for 3 to 10 year old children. This is a big toy that several kids can enjoy at the same time and it will help to develop strong muscles and coordination. Our Dome Climber is a fun, geometric design with real rock climbing hand grips. It is constructed of powder-coated steel to prevent rusting and peeling. Like all of our big toys, the Dome Climber is made from top-quality construction and built to last–a big toy that will be a backyard attraction for many years. Constructed with 1.5″ diameter and 33″ lengths of tubing.
I give a lot of these neat Toysmith Beamo 30-Inch Flying Hoop outdoor toys as birthday gifts. My kids never get tired of playing outside and this would make a fun addition to your outdoor toy collection. The Toysmith Beamo Flying Hoop provides hours of active outdoor fun. This lightweight hoop is fun to use and can fly for more than 100 feet. The hoop’s soft foam ring and spandex sleeve is both safe to use and durable, designed to stand up under hours of intense play. The Beamo Flying Hoop helps develop hand-eye coordination and keeps kids on the move.
Both boys and girls will love this super neat and affordable Ride On Crane. This ride on crane is the perfect addition to your swing set area or sandbox. Dual controls allow children to swing and grab with the crane scoop. The chair rotates all the way around for unrestricted play. Try playing in the snow, too! Assembly Required. Holds up to 88 lbs.
The key to choosing a pogo stick is to look at the weight parameters. This Flybar Foam Maverick Pogo Stick is a great first pogo stick for kids. Flybar Maverick Pogo Stick Offering a great introduction to pogo stick jumping, the Flybar Maverick junior pogo stick is ideal for the young beginner. The Maverick boasts a rugged metal frame covered with foam. As a result, it is sturdy yet safe, a must for kids who are just learning the ropes. The Maverick’s precision design also includes extra-wide and deep footpads, along with easy-grip handles and a rubber tip to help the rider stay in control. Designed for children between the ages of 5 and 9 years old, the Maverick support 40 to 80 pounds and comes fully assembled.
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!
Aerobie Skylighter Disc takes the frisbee to the next level. Your kids will love this super cool light-up frisbee, powered by bright, LED lights. This durable frisbee includes a cushioned grip and long-life, replaceable batteries.
My kids go crazy over this Mookie All Surface Pro Swingball every time we are at our local independent toy store. It’s a bit like tetherball, but with lots of spirals to make the game challenging. This is a super fun, family game that helps improve hand-eye coordination. Once it’s time to store the Mookie Swingball away, all of the components fit in the base.
My son recently started playing flag football and this cool set is on his wishlist. How fun to play flag football with siblings, friends or family with this Flag Football Set. This highly-reviewed set comes with enough flags for 10 players. It includes 10 flag football belts ( 5 yellow, 5 blue ), 3 Velcro attached flags, 10 red goal line cones, carry bag to keep your equipments organized and Special Bonus – 2 captain’s armbands. Just add your own football.
If your kids love to build snowmen, then this fun kit will help them easily add an eyes, nose, hat and more. The Toysmith Dress a Snowman Kit includes sturdy, detailed wood pieces that can be used over and over during the snowy season and year after year. What a fun gift 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.
I love how simple and fun these Toysmith Monster Feet are and what a great outdoor toy at an affordable price. These cool strap-on feet will help your kids develop their balance and coordination. These are great for kids ages 5 and up and will withstand up to 110lbs.
My kids have these super cool EzyRoller ride-ons. We take them to the park and all of the kids want to try them. You will have to watch the video to see how cool they are! The best part about this highly-reviewed ride-on is that it is adjustable and works for kids ages 4-14. What a fun, grow-with-you toy. You can find the Ezyroller in many colors such as red, blue, orange, pink, green and more.
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.
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 holiday gifts for kids 6 and under.
These highly-reviewed Mini Ogodisk Super Disk Set 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 Mini Ogodisk Super Disk 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.
Your young gardener will love this adorable Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Blossom Bright Tote Set and this would make a great holiday gift idea for kids. This set includes very functional and durable tools along with a nice tote to take outdoors.
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