10 Outdoor Summer Toys Kids Will Love
ROCK THE BOAT
Your boating babe will be ready to set sail in Giggle's Ride-On Boat. From the steering wheel to the comfy plush seat, she'll be navigating uncharted waters in style.
Buy It Now! Giggle Ride-On Boat, $110, giggle.com.
SANDS OF TIME
Heading to the shore? Let your pint-size prince and princess build their own sandy kingdom with Green Toys's Sand Play Set. The playthings – a sturdy bucket, sand castle mold, shovel and rake – are all made from recycled milk containers.
Buy It Now! Green Toys Sand Play Set, $22, greentoys.com.
Bye-bye, backseat passenger: iBert’s unique bike seat installs easily underneath your bicycle’s handlebars and gives kids (ages 1 and 4) a pristine view of the open road. It even comes with a kiddie steering wheel so your co-pilot can pretend she's navigating.
Buy It Now! iBert Safe-T-Seat Child Seat, $80, performancebike.com
Skip the stores and take a family trip to the farmers' market! In between browsing the stands and stocking up on fruits and veggies, your tot will love being hands-on with Chronicle Books's Let's Go to the Farmers' Market Kit, which includes a cute reusable shopping bag, an activity book and a shopping list.
Buy It Now! Chronicle Books Let’s Go to the Farmers' Market Kit, $15, chroniclebooks.com.
HOP TO IT
Ready to relive your childhood? Pottery Barn Kids's Flower Foam Hopscotch is perfect for an al fresco afternoon of old-school fun. The interlocking squares allow your child to create cool courses that will have you jumping through hoops.
Buy It Now! Pottery Barn Kids Flower Foam Hopscotch, $23, potterybarnkids.com.
What's a kid-friendly summer soiree without a little bubble action? Tots will be mesmerized by the floating soapy suds from Little Kids's No-Spill Bubble Machine. Add the liquid solution, push the button and it’s an instant bubble-popping blast!
Buy It Now! Little Kids No-Spill Bubble Machine, $12, target.com.
Life's a beach! Bring the vacay to your backyard with Step 2's Sand amp Water Transportation Station. With both water and sand compartments for trains and boats, it's almost as good as being at the shore – almost!
Buy It Now! Step 2 Sand amp Water Transportation Station, $50, step2.com.
A BUG'S LIFE
Your outdoor explorer is sure to find a few interesting insects along the way. Help him collect – and investigate! – his creatures with Safari LTD's Safariology My Bug Box. And if creepy crawlers are just not his thing, the Insects TOOBS are perfect for pretend play.
Buy It Now! Safari LTD Safariology My Bug Box, $11, shopatrom.com.
Insects TOOBS, $11, shopatrom.com
With Melissa amp Doug's Verdie Chameleon Beanbag Toss, little ones can practice hand-eye coordination, number recognition and counting skills. Best of all? The double-sided format means there are two games to keep even older kids (and parents!) on their toes.
Buy It Now! Melissa amp Doug Verdie Chameleon Beanbag Toss, $25, melissaanddoug.com.
Gather the (stuffed animal) guests, spread a blanket and indulge in a little afternoon tea party with World Market's Kids Picnic Basket. Filled with teapots, milk pots, sugar pots and more, your little princess will be raising her pinkie in no time.
Buy It Now! World Market Kids Picnic Basket, $8, worldmarket.com.