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!
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.
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.
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.
Top Toys to Get Kids Outside
- Hula Hoops
- Skipping Ropes
- Soccer ball
- OgoSport Discs
- Lawn Darts
- ZigZag Tunnel
- Juggling Balls
- Mini Sticks
- Velcro Mitt/Ball set
- Bean Bag/Ring Toss
- Ladder Ball
- Badminton Set
- Balance Board
- Slip n Slide
- Plasma Car
- Pogo Stick
- Mini Basketball Net/Ball
- Lacrosse Sticks
- Skate board
- Roller blades
- Tennis Racquets
- Baseball Glove/T-Ball Set
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!
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 🙂
Times have changed . . we seem to have to encourage kids a bit more to just get outside . . .and stay there!!
So important to have kids play outside and without adult hovering supervision.
Lots of toys and pretty affordable ones to play outside!
Exellent choice of outdoor games .It takes so forced the children to play outside. thank you
Oh to be a kid again!
Great picks, and such an extensive list! Thank you!
Kids need to learn how to play outside and without supervision,they need to be taught the rules very young
We need to encourage kids to go outside…….By example
Moving around is good for kids as well as adults. Sitting at a desk all day will give people back pain.