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Best Summer Outdoor Toys

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Summer is right around the corner and we have been dusting off all our favorite outdoor toys. It feels like the perfect time to get out the slides and buckets. Some of last years toys have retired and we now have room for a few new toddler things.  We replaced our baby blow up pool with a nifty new exciting one that the kids are sure to enjoy for the next few years!  Check out our favorite summer toys below.

Toddler in a spider web swing
Toddler in spider web swing

Summer isn't complete without some water fun! A water table is the perfect backyard toy that can allow for a little bit of water play when it's still not warm enough. Our favorite part about a water table is that it can easily go from a water table to an indoor toy. Take it indoors and fill it with plastic pit balls. or race cars around it! 

This was a toy that also started indoors! It was too cold when it arrived so we blew it up in the living room and let the kids fill it with pillows, stuffed animals and blankets.  When it got warm enough we dragged it out and the kids had a blast. The best part was the spout at the top that sprays out water. It's big enough for two kids and a couple friends! 

Our Little Tikes Trampoline has provided the kids with hours of fun! We create numerous obstacle courses using it and it's the perfect pre bed activity. There are so many different ones but this one here is our favorite because it has a handle and is small enough that we know they are safe.

Our sons favorite upgrade this year was to our Spider Web swing. It's a great toy for the whole family. I often lay on it when the kids drive me crazy. This swing is one of my top three favorite toys ever. 

This one is on our list of dreamy backyard toys. I know that my kids would love this little house and spend hours in it. But it is also a BIG gift so we are saving it for their joint Birthday gift in August! 

This was hands down one of our favorite gifts. Austin and Charlotte love this blow up jump house. It's easy enough to put away and big enough for Birthday parties.

We've been through our fair share of bikes! First was a little roller to take around the house then the balance bike and finally a bike with training wheels. But one of our favorites has been this little bike here. We all love to scoot around on the Plasma car and it is great for indoors or outdoors. 

Any car by Little Tikes has been a hit in our house. We love our Cozy SUV but Austin has had his eye out for a Cozy Truck. 

We love gardening, we aren't that good at it but we try and our kids love to join in! Last summer we planted tomatoes and our kids loved digging holes. Along with the tools we have had a lot of fun with this version of the kids wheelbarrow.  

With all the time we spend out doors- a table and umbrella is a must. We eat all meals outside in the summer and this little table is the perfect size. The umbrella provides them with some much needed shade. 

What is your favorite outdoor toy for toddlers? Share in the comments below! 

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  • Reply Emily

    My kids have all of these except the spider swing. They would LOVE it!

    May 2, 2018 at 10:07 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Maune

    The little pool looks so fun! And the tree swing. Definitely great ideas.. and great to keep toddlers occupied outside!


    May 3, 2018 at 7:59 am
  • Reply Jasmine Hewitt

    I’m thinking the bounce house would go over well around here!

    May 3, 2018 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Angela Milnes

    Getting outside is one of those things that we need to get our kids doing. These look like some of the most perfect toys!

    May 3, 2018 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply Kate

    I’ve been looking at adding a spider web swing to our house- they look so fun!

    May 3, 2018 at 3:12 pm
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