As the days get longer and warmer and school lets out for the summer, finding entertaining outdoor activities for kids is the name of the game for parents.
Whether you’re taking them to the beach, the park, or even just the backyard, there are lots of activities that you can do together. Check out our list of nine outdoor toys that can help you have some fun in the sun!
Play splash baseball
Who says you can’t have it all? With this splash baseball kit, kids can play in the sprinklers, slip and slide, and swing for the fences all at once. Get the Banzai Home Run Splash Baseball from Overstock for $38.99.
Gaze at the stars
If you have an aspiring astronaut at home, take advantage of warm summer nights and show them the wonders of the night sky. With 18X and 90X magnification, they’ll be able to find constellations and look more closely at the moon. Get the Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club Moonscope from Overstock for $54.75.
The tricky thing about buying roller skates for kids is that their feet grow so quickly that they can only be used for a short while before they’re too small. Enter extendable skates! These skates grow with your child so that they can use them for a longer period of time. Get the Bling Sizzling Pink Adjustable Skates from QVC for $62.02.
These aren’t the lawn darts from your childhood: with a special safe tip design, you can practice your aim at the beach or in the backyard. Get a Classic Lawn Darts Outdoor Game from QVC for $19.99.
If you want to spend some time out on the lake but don’t want to devote storage space to a canoe, this is a great choice for you. You can go out on the water, and afterwards dinsiflate the canoe for easy storage. Get the Coleman Sevylor Ogden 2-person Canoe Combo from Overstock for $299.99.
Volleyball is fun, but if you have little ones, they can feel left out of games that involve a full-sized net that's too tall for them. With battle volleyball, the goal isn’t to get the ball over the net but to use the net to bounce the ball to another player. Get a Hey! Play! Battle Volleyball Outdoor TournamentGame Set from Overstock for $41.34.
Ride the waves
Boogie board, bodyboard, no matter what you call it, this is a great way to introduce kids to riding waves at the beach or lake. With a leash that ensures it won’t get washed out to sea and a bright color so you can spot your kiddo in the water, you can get the Goplus 33'' Lightweight Super Bodyboard Surfing W/Leash IXPE Deck EPS from Overstock for $64.99.
No worrying about losing a ball over the fence and into the neighbor’s yard with this toy! You can fill up the base of this portable tetherball set with sand or water so that it won’t topple over, and it even comes with an air pump for the ball. Get the Hey! Play! Portable Tetherball Complete OutdoorGame Set from QVC for $141.28.
Relax in a hammock
Whether you have a bookworm that wants to read outside or you want a comfy place to relax while the kids are playing, a hammock is something the whole family can enjoy. Get a 78" Outdoor Portable Polyester & Cotton Hammock from Overstock for $26.49.