Kid-Tested Toy & Product Review

Outdoor Family Games

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Outdoor Family Games!  Get the family out to the park, backyard or beach this summer with these fun and easy family toys and games.

spring ring

Spring Ring
$24.99; 4+

These large spring paddles are fun for kids of all ages. Grab a friend and bounce the ball high into the air. Set includes two 16” diameter Spring Ring disks, one rubber ball and one pom ball.


Ride On Crane Digger
$49.99; up to 88 lbs

This interactive toy can be played with in the sand or the snow. Dual controls allow children to swing and grab with the crane scoop, helping kids learn manual dexterity and improve hand-eye coordination. Built with sturdy metal construction, this chair rotates 360 degrees for unrestricted play.

bed bath

8-Piece Launch Pad Target Game
$19.99; 3+

Take aim to rack up a high score by throwing lightweight foam balls at the target. Perfect for two players, the game includes six colored foam balls that are safe for indoor play, launch pad for bouncing foam balls on and target.


Shake It Up Color Mixing Set
$9.99; 3+

Includes: coloring mixing tray, color mixing chart, three powder buckets , three powder packs, mixing bucket, three brushes and scoop. Easily washes away with water​.


Hanging Crow's Nest - Outdoor Hammock Swing
$119.95; 3+

Children will enjoy lazy days nestled in cozy hideaway—swinging, reading, or simply daydreaming, while enjoying warm summer breezes. While this sturdy fabric looks and feels like cotton, it is weatherproof, quick-drying, colorfast, and mildew-resistant. Includes a large, soft removable seat cushion.


"An Outdoor Duel of the Vikings." The object of the game is to knock over wooden skittles by throwing sticks at them. Be the player to knock over all of the skittles and the King to win. However, be careful because if you knock over the king before all of the other skittles, your opponent will win.


Jumbo Paint Brushes
$5.99; 3+

Features three Jumbo Paint Brushes with three primary colors. Easy to use - just mix with water, stir and paint. Provides kids with an artistic outdoor play/creative experience. Certified non-toxic and easy cleanup with water.


Giant Net Swing
$99.99; up to 220 lbs

The Svan Giant Net Swing makes the perfect play set for your backyard. Simply attach the swing to a tree or metal frame and bring on the fun. This sturdily-constructed swing supports multiple passengers (220 lbs and 2 children) and features a steel frame with foam safety padding for extra security.


Sky Blaster
$7.95; 8+

Sky Blaster not only soars 120 feet but also whistles as it flies through the air. No batteries needed for this awesome toy, it’s strictly kid powered.


Sand and Water Play Table
$20; 1.5+

Can’t make it to the beach, no problem. The Sand and Water Play Table brings the fun home.  It’s perfect for every family’s backyard and comes complete with a tall spinning tower that works with sand and water, a sand pit and a deep tray for standing water.  The set even has a boat ramp from sand pit to water and includes two sailboats and a pitcher.


Giant Tumbling Tower
$99.99; 5+

Great for both indoor and outdoor play, this wooden set can stack from 2 feet up to 4 feet high! Equipped with 60 pieces of wood and a carrying bag, your kids will have endless fun stacking their giant tower and trying to keep it from tumbling down.

bubble ball

X-Shot Bubble Ball
$49.99; 8+

The X-Shot Bubble Ball takes contact sports to the extreme. With its durable material and easy to inflate system, the Bubble Ball can inflate up to 4 feet and withstand tremendous impacts. Use it in the backyard or in a sports field and get the games started. The X-Shot Bubble Ball one pack is available in two team colors, blue and orange.


Gazillion Giant Bubble Mill
$19.99; 3+

This machine and specially formulated bubble solution produce bigger bubbles than ever before in seconds. Simply pour bubble solution into the reservoir, push the button, and watch in amazement as the wheel turns and blows truly GIANT bubbles into the air.


Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk
$9.99; 4+

With a total of 64 chalk sticks, including eight special-effects choices, this collection gives kids what they need to get creative on outdoor surfaces. The chalk is also washable, so it won’t leave permanent marks on surfaces, skin, or clothes.


Pete the Cat Playground Ball
$12; 2+

The perfect size for small hands to throw and little feet to kick, the Pete the Cat Playground Ball will get your little one up and ready to play. Promoting an active lifestyle for toddlers, this 8.5 inch vinyl ball will roll with your little one all day long.


Maui Wave Hoop
$5.99; 6+

The liquid core makes hooping 10 times easier than a regular hoop and with holographic patterns and its liquid core, there is nothing like it on the planet.


Bunch O Balloons Filler/Soaker
$14.99; 6+

The Filler/Soaker can fill up Bunch O Balloons or double as a water blaster.  There’s no need to find a hose to fill the balloons – just attach the balloons to the front nozzle, place the Filler/Soaker into a body of water such as a bucket or a pool and make hundreds of self-sealing water balloons in minutes. Even better, you can then use as a water blaster that shoots over 30 ft.

easy disk

Easy Disk
$14.99; 6+

The Easy Disk is built with a flexible grippy material that collapses on impact which makes for an easy and painless catch. You can play indoors without breaking anything. The disk cuts through winds and allows you to hit precision shots from 30 yards away.


Dueling Stomp Rocket
$21; 8+

Launch two rockets simultaneously and see who can glide their rocket higher into the stars. The special base lets two kids launch rockets at the same time, so you can see whose goes higher. Run, jump and STOMP to launch these rockets up to 20 stories high -- that’s 200 feet in the air. Dueling Stomp Rocket is strong and durable, and great for active, outdoor play.

Published: May 2017