Now that it’s officially spring, we’re on the lookout for the best outdoor toys for kids! But we’re not just looking for any old toy…we want cool, creative, well-made products that will get kids moving, exploring, and rediscovering the outdoors after a looooong, coooold winter stuck inside!
Check out some of these awesome outdoor toys for kids – perfect for some outdoor springtime fun!
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1 || Ogo Parker Picnic Activity Mat – How cool is this? The next time you pack up a picnic, Take along this awesome little gem! This picnic blanket doubles as an activity mat! It comes with four balls and instructions for a few fun movement games – or you can make up your own! Looking for other fun ideas for your next picnic? Check out our picnic blanket games for kids!
2 || Just For Kids Garden Tool Set – These fun, brightly colored garden tools for kids are a great way to get kids involved when you’re out working in the yard. Digging in the dirt is awesome for strengthening and also provides great proprioceptive input for kids!
3 || My Design Paintable Boots Kit – A pair of sturdy rain boots is a sure-fire way to get kids outside and exploring even on the wettest, muddiest days of spring. And here at the treehouse, we believe in taking every opportunity to stomp in a mud puddle. But how about these awesome boots? Kids can paint them with their own designs! Each set comes with free stencils and the paint wipes off so kids can paint and repaint their boots again and again!
4 || In the Breeze Rainbow Diamond Kite – Bright, bold, and colorful – nothing says spring like good old-fashioned kite! Flying a kite is the perfect way to get outside and moving with the whole family!
5 || Crayola Neon Sidewalk Paint – A new take on the old stand-by, sidewalk chalk. This stuff creates bright, vivid colors on the sidewalk and driveway – perfect for your favorite outdoor gross motor games like Show Me Some Love Hopscotch or Line Tag!
6 || Toysmith Build & Paint Birdfeeder – This cute little kit comes with pre-cut wood pieces, acrylic paints, and a paint brush. It’s easy to assemble and you don’t even need any hardware! This is an awesome fine motor and visual motor activity and kids will love peeking out the window to watch the birds as they come to get a snack!
7 || Esschert Design Water Animal Discovery Set – Last year, I picked up a couple of small aquarium nets for my boys at the dollar store. It was the best $2 I’ve ever spent. We live near a creek and several ponds and I swear, we used these things every single day of the spring and summer. My kids were thrilled to be able to catch their own minnows, frogs, toads, and water bugs and watch them swim around in a bucket. This year…we’re upgrading to this awesome set!
8 || Wham-O Mini Frisbee Golf Set – If you’ve never taken your kids frisbee golfing, do yourself a favor and get out there this spring! Such a great way to get outside for a hike with a bit of friendly competition (frisbee golf courses are usually built in the woods and can be found in some really beautiful state parks)! If your little ones aren’t quite ready for a long hike, pick up this awesome mini frisbee golf set – perfect for the backyard and great for visual motor skills, gross motor skills, and motor planning!
9 || beeboo Big Bubble Pro Wand (not pictured)- Take your bubbles to the next level this spring with this awesome, giant bubble wand! Big kids will love the challenge of creating huge bubbles with the two-handled wand (great for bilateral coordination and visual motor skills!) and little kids will enjoy chasing and popping the bubbles all over the backyard (great for coordination and motor planning!)
10 || Slackers Zipline (not pictured)- The mother of all vestibular experiences…a zipline! Right in your own backyard! Seriously, this thing could set the stage for hours of springtime (and summertime) fun. We have the Slackers Slackline, which is equally awesome, but the zipline is on our wishlist for this year!
What are your favorite ways to get outside with your little ones in the spring? Leave us a comment below or post a picture of you and your kids having some springtime fun on our Facebook page!
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