In the modern age, kids are playing less outdoors during summer months. Encourage them to turn off their electronics and have fun with outdoor toys. Here are some our favorite picks for summer kids gifts:
Custom Beaded Jump Ropes
Photo and Shop Credit: Anna’s Rainbow Ropes
These beaded jump ropes are custom made using the color combinations and length that you pick. The jump rope assemblers are developmentally disabled men that live in Leavenworth, WA.
This bowling set for kids includes six pins and a bowling ball. They are made of foam and weighted. Kids can avoid slippery lanes and heavy balls while learning the basics of coordination, concentration, balance, and posture.
Reusable Water Balloons
Photo and Shop Credit: Tender Creations Shop
These reusable water balloons are made of yarn and are great for the environment. After a water balloon fight, you won’t have to pick up all the left behind latex balloon pieces. After each use, you can machine wash and dry them. To have the ultimate water balloon battle, kids can use a water balloon launcher to launch balloons up to 300 feet.
The EzyRoller Ride On Classic is a riding machine for kids as young as 4. The weight limit is 150lbs. Rather than using pedals, kids can move the machine by alternating their feet on a foot bar. The foot bar is adjustable so you can extend it for taller children.
Capture the Flag REDUX is for kids ages 8+. It includes 25 light-up game pieces and playing cards that detail how to play 12 games. Up to 20 people can play. It’s a great alternative to laser or flashlight tag.
Giant Bubble Wand
This 12-foot diameter parachute is made of polyester and has reinforced handles. Kids can play in groups to create waves, bounce balls, and play many different games. It can also be used to cover large trampolines.
Dodgeball is a very popular game in gym class. Kids can play at home with these sturdy rubber playballs. They are available in multiple sizes and colors.
Dance Hula Hoops
This hover soccer ball comes with two goals. The soccer ball has LED lights so you can also play in the dark. Foam bumpers prevent it from damaging walls and furniture.
Kids will love these foam and rubber finger rockets for outdoor play. At night, the LEDs can be turned on to make finding them easier.