6 Best Backyard Toys for Kids This Summer
For some effortless DIY summertime entertainment, look no further than these backyard toys for kids recommended by Laurie Schacht, mom of three and chief toy officer of The Toy Insider. Happy playing!
Little Kids Fubbles Bubblin' Whale
They’re magic! The 2-foot-tall inflatable Little Kids Fubbles Bubblin’ Whale has a machine that tucks inside so it can spout continuous bubbles for the kids to chase down. 3 years+
PlayMonster Face Paintoos Kit
For the look of face paint with no artistry required, just use a wet sponge and PlayMonster Face Paintoos. They work like temporary tattoos, so they won’t smudge when kids wipe their face. 4 years+
Paint Your Own Fox Craft Kit
The adorable Paint Your Own Fox from Creative Roots includes a 6-inch ceramic animal and six paint pots kids can use to decorate it. (Other animal options include a llama and a unicorn.) 8 years+
Yulu Swirl & Style Tie Dye Studio Kit
With its self-contained orb, Yulu Swirl & Style Tie Dye Studio offers the joy of making cool designs with way less mess. Kids push any of the six dye bottles into self-sealing valves and spin color onto a white shirt (not included). 6 years+
Warrior’s Mark Throwing "Blades"
It’s a safe take on darts that can be played outside or inside. Kids toss lightweight foam Toysmith Warrior’s Mark Throwing Blades toward the 26-inch-diameter foldable target to see who gets the most points. 6 years+
Hog Wild Birdie Golf
Kids create their own course using the weighted flag cup, right-size golf clubs, and four hybrid badminton/golf balls in Hog Wild Birdie Golf. When kids are done with one hole, they throw the flag cup and play to wherever it lands. 4 years+