The Best Outdoor Toys for Kids

Warmer days are coming, finally! This winter really wasn’t too bad, but I’m always eager for spring to get here by this time of year. And my kids are excited to have more room to run and play. So I’ve started looking into what the best outdoor toys are for young kids that will encourage creativity and burn some energy!

We have a large yard with plenty of room to run around, so I don’t really think our kids need it filled up with a million toys all over. But there are certain items that are awesome to have on hand for some outdoor fun! And there are others that are just reallllyyyyyy freaking awesome if you can afford to splurge a bit.

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My son’s birthday is coming up next month, so I will definitely be getting a few items off of this list! We’re also planning on getting him a handheld vacuum so he leaves our big one alone, but that’s another story haha. I’m covering all price ranges, so you’ll be able to find some sweet toys/activities no matter your budget.

If you’re excited to get the kiddos outside more, but wondering what to DO with them once outside– this list is for you! With a handful of these items, your family will have fun all spring and summer long.

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Toys to Get Them Moving

Pure Fun Rocker Kids See Saw

Swinging Monkeys Giant Saucer Tree Swing

Merax Trampoline

JOYIN 4 Players Outdoor Lawn Games

Click n’ Play Foam Pogo Jumper

Toys to Ride

Radio Flyer Red Rider Trike

JOYSTAR 14 Inch Kids Bike

Razor Dirt Quad Four Wheeler

Best Choice Products Electric Four Wheeler

Costzon Kids Ride-on Sand Dumper

Verkstar Kick Scooter for Kids

Sports Toys

Gentle Booms Sports Ninja Warrior Line Obstacle Course

Step2 Shootin Hoops Basketball Net

Little Tikes T-Ball Set

FSFF Enhanced Wooden Bow and Arrow for Kids

Toysmith Get Outside GO! Pro-Ball Set

TEESUN Frisbee Kids Flying Disc 6-Pack

Magic Cabin 3-in-1 Volleyball, Tennis, & Badminton Sports Game Set

Water Toys

Step2 Tropical Rainforest Water Table

Max Liquidator Water Blaster Set

NERF Fortnite TS-R Super Soaker Water Blaster Toy

iYoYo Water Sprinkler Ball

Little Tikes Wacky Wash Childs Toy

Outdoor Furniture

TP Toys Muddy Maker Mud Kitchen

KidKraft Outdoor Table and Bench Set 

Backyard Discovery Wood Playset Swing Set

Tierra Garden Wooden Sandbox

KidKraft Modern Outdoor Wooden Playhouse with Picnic Table

SONGMICS Oversized Picnic Blanket

Fun for Less than $20

HENGDA KITE Butterfly Kite

Xino Sports Hopping Ball

Taylor Toy Children Gardening Tool Set

WOWMAZING Giant Bubble Wands Kit

Play 10 Kids Play Parachute

Mini Explorer 9-in-1 Explorer Kit for Kids

School Smart Sidewalk Chalk

Darice 64-Ounce Bubble Solution

Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit Party Supplies

There are tons of great options for kiddos to play all season long here! My own little ones have quite a few of these items and absolutely love them.

Make sure you pin this list of the best outdoor toys for kids to save for shopping later! 🙂

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12 thoughts on “The Best Outdoor Toys for Kids

  1. Hey these are really lovely ideas for outdoor play. Play is so important to promote development is so many areas- physical skills, imagination, theory of mind, language development, and social skills and is way more vital than we sometimes realise in getting our kids ready for school and all the ‘academic stuff.’. I’ve linked my post below if anyone wants to check out more about play and child development. Love your post and ideas to get outside.
    https://www.happierwithtea.com/index.php/2020/03/05/how-play-promotes-child-development/

  2. I am a big proponent of spending time outdoors everyday! I love these ideas! My kids have the big tree swing and it is used EVERY SINGLE DAY when it’s not rainy of course! 🙂

  3. Great ideas! My kids are already obsessed with bikes and scooters but we haven’t tried a lot of the things on this list. I might snag a few to keep us busy during these long days at home. Thanks for sharing.

  4. My daughter is obsessed with her water table, it gets a ton of use on warm days. We’ve also been gardening quite a bit and I have a feeling the sand dumper will come in handy. I’ll definitely look into it. Thanks for sharing this assortment!

  5. Hi,
    Awesome list of outdoor toys! My kids are crazy for sidewalk chalk, keeps them busy for awhile. And I love that it washes away so easily so they have unlimited canvases for the next time. I’ve been looking for a new water table to get them this summer, the one you posted looks really cute, I’ll have to check it out. I love the see saw too, that’s a great idea!
    Heather

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