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Active Kids: Top Toys to Get Kids Outside

Keep the kids off the couch and in the great outdoors by creating your own Activity Jar and filling a bin in your yard with lots of outdoor toys to spark their imagination and creative play. Here are the top toys to get kids to play outside!

Active Kids

This is my front lawn. It says “kids outside at play.” Summer vacation is just around the corner and the days will soon be filled with sunshine and kids looking to be entertained.

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Active Kids: Top Toys to Get Kids Outside

Kids thrive on free play and unstructured time to be outside and active. You can raise active kids by inspiring and encouraging this outdoor toys with balls of all shapes and sizes, with skipping ropes, chalk, sprinklers, hula hoops and, of course, by getting outside with them when you can. 

By ensuring you have some toys on hand that they can easily access, you will be adding hours to their fun time outdoors. Of course your front lawn might look like mine all summer, but I am OK with that.  My lawn is a sure sign that kids were having fun that day and being active outside and that is always OK with me.

Activity Jar

Sit down with your kids and make a list of all the things they love to do or search the internet for fun games you can play on your own or with a friend and write them each on their own piece of paper. Put these papers in an Activity Jar and whenever the kids are getting bored, have them pick out a new activity.

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Active Kids: Top Toys to Get Kids Outside

Top Toys to Get Kids Outside

  1. Hula Hoops
  2. Skipping Ropes
  3. Soccer ball
  4. Frisbee
  5. Kites
  6. Swingball/Tetherball
  7. OgoSport Discs
  8. Lawn Darts
  9. ZigZag Tunnel
  10. Juggling Balls
  11. Mini Sticks
  12. Boomerang
  13. Velcro Mitt/Ball set
  14. Bean Bag/Ring Toss
  15. Ladder Ball
  16. Badminton Set
  17. Balance Board
  18. Slip n Slide
  19. Football
  20. RipStik
  21. Plasma Car
  22. Scooter
  23. Pogo Stick
  24. Mini Basketball Net/Ball
  25. Lacrosse Sticks
  26. Stilts
  27. Skate board
  28. Roller blades
  29. Tennis Racquets
  30. Baseball Glove/T-Ball Set
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ourdoor games and toys

Remember to be sun safe this summer when sending the kids outside and lather on the sunscreen and have pitchers of water, and summer snacks on hand to keep them hydrated. Have some of these Gourmet Popsicles in the freezer to refuel them ad keep them playing so they don’t have to come inside for a big meal!

How will your kids get outside and play this summer? Comment below!

Raising Healthy Kids
Raising Healthy Kids
Deb Lowther is a writer, runner, mom of 3 and wife of a very driven entrepreneurial husband in the health and nutrition field. When not running after the kids, Deb is running in the trails, climbing mountains, training for a triathlon, doing hot yoga and enjoying her evening glass of wine. She ensures her own family has fun while eating healthy & staying active together. After selling their first company in 2015, the Lowthers' launched Element Nutrition with Stuart focusing on creating nutritional products for the baby boomer generation with Boomer Nutrition and kids with IronKids Nutrition. Deb inspires healthy families through numerous articles in print and online, encouraging others to enjoy a healthy diet, staying active and not being afraid to flex a little muscle.

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  1. A great list of things to do outside this summer. It used to be the norm, we’d leave the house after breakfast and not be seen again until it was time to be fed. We had a great time, dangerous sometimes but it was always fun 🙂


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