The Best Outdoor Toys
Children need exercise and outdoor play. The best outdoor toys make your yard an inviting place to be.
What are the Best Outdoor Toys?
Choosing Toys for Outdoor Summertime Fun
If you have children in your life, you probably want them to play outside as much as possible. But what are they to do? As adults, it is our responsibility to provide ideas and tools (outdoor toys and equipment) to help them get started. And it is extra fun when parents and grandparents jump into the games with them!
On a hot summer day, water toys are cool and refreshing and great fun for children and adults. Have you been soaked in a water gun fight lately?
Water slides are available with and without a pool. If you don't own a pool, the water slides are an entertaining substitute. When the temperatures are scorching, children love sliding around in the water.
Remember -- even the youngest toddlers will enjoy a bucket of water and a big paintbrush. Allow your little one to "paint" the deck, the porch, the lawn furniture.
If you have young atheletes, consider games that improve their skills. Our grandson has a great time with batting practice equipment shown below.
Spend quality time with your children outside and have some fun! Take the time to introduce them to some of the games from your own childhood. Teach them how to hopscotch, jump rope, play Red Rover or Simon Says.
What is your favorite outdoor toy on this page?
If you were 8 years old, which would be your favorite?
Baseball on a String
The SKLZ Hit-A-Way
Our grandson love this baseball pitching practice equipment. The SKLZ Hit-A-Way attaches easily to the basketball goal pole with velcro, so there is virtually no installation. Zach throws the ball to get it started, then hits it as it wraps back around the pole. The big game is to see how many times he can hit it before it stops wrapping and unwrapping around the pole! His grandfather and his father tell me that this exercise is good for his baseball, and since he enjoys it, he does not even realize he is practicing an important baseball skill. And since there are no little boys near our house, this is great for playing outside alone at Grandma's.
The Newest Addition to Our Yard
|SKLZ Zip-N-Hit Baseball Batting Trainer, black
See the Hit-A-Way in Action
Takes up little space in the yard, provides hours of practice!
The Newest Game of Catch
Everybody loves djubi
|Djubi - the Coolest New Twist on the ...
Water Gun Fun and Games
Tips for Water Gun Fun
If your children do not naturally take off screaming and filling and shooting their new water guns, set up a big piece of cardboard and draw on a target for the children to practice.
If you have little children, remind the big kids to include them, too.
Teach the children to fill their water guns from the spigot. It is not fun to have a passle of wet children trooping in and out of the house.