Keeping kids occupied all summer is a special challenge in normal times, but this summer it’s especially so. Our yards are where it’s at these days, so check out some of our favorite backyard toys. These should keep your kids busy as bees.
We don’t know who had more fun with these: our kids ramming into each other, or us laughing at how ridiculous they looked in these ball suits. This is also a good way to get out your aggression. Forget couple’s therapy. Just do this!
This is a cool idea. It’s a velcro vest for playing dodgeball. And the balls stick to the velcro. This is great to burn a lot energy. And don’t worry, the balls are soft.
This is a go-to birthday present because pretty much every kid loves jumping and seeing how far they can get the rocket to fly. And searching for the rockets after is part of the fun.
We love this toy for how simple it is. Catch bugs and look at them. It sounds simple, but it actually provides a lot of entertainment for kids!
Honestly, our kids have so much fun talking to each other in the backyard and we take them out to the beach and on our annual campout. For the older ones, it’s the next best thing to a phone.
These things are awesome. They turn any shoes into roller skates just by snapping them on. Your kids might get the hang of them right away, but I recommend some elbow pads just in case.
This bubble glove is a fun twist on your typical bubble squirter. It’s a little easier for little ones than blowing bubbles because they can just wave their hand.
Chalk is another backyard classic, but we found some ways to spice it up! We love this Mandala Design kit that lets you stencil works of art in your driveway, but you definitely want to tape it down to make it easier. Also, try neon and glitter chalk! They look so pretty.
For little kids, water tables are always a slam dunk. Water tables are a great investment if you don’t have a pool. We love the Discovery Waterfall wall because it has movable parts so kids can change the pieces around to create their own waterfall.
Now if you’re looking for something that gets everybody moving, there’s Squap. You use the paddles to pop and launch the ball! Pop it and launch it! That’s all there is to it!