8 Great Outdoor Toys for Kids

8 Great Outdoor Toys for Kids
Last weekend we got our first taste of Summer and wasn’t it lovely? I bet your kids loved going outside and playing. We looked through our box of outdoor toys and gave it a bit of a Spring Clean. Many had not fared well from being left outside all winter and others, the girls had simply outgrown. If you are like us, now is the perfect time to stock up on a few new outdoor toys that will encourage outdoor living over the coming months. Here’s my favourite 8, that I stock.

  1. Sidewalk Chalks

Sidewalk chalks, chunky street chalks, outdoor toys

Let your children get creative on your road or drive with this box of outdoor chalks. Perfect for little children and older children too, who can set up games like four square with just a ball and some chalk. If you don’t want to buy such a big box of chalks, I also stock smaller boxes of street chalk here  and a very large tub with 50 chunky chalks in it.

2. Kites

parafoil stunt pocket kite 2

These kites are great fun on windy days at the park or beach. They fold up nicely and are light to carry.

3. Marbles

Net of Marbles

Set up some fun marble challenges outside or inside using marbles. I stock a small net with 21 marbles in it and a larger net with 102 marbles in it.

4. Skipping Ropes

Wooden Handle Skipping Rope (Flowers Design)

These pink ones with heart designs is beautiful. If this pink one doesn’t take your fancy, you can find plainer wooden handle skipping ropes here.

5. Juggling Balls

Net of 3 Juggling Balls

There’s no better time to learn how to juggle than in the summer when you can practice outside! This set of 3 balls is a perfect starter set.

6. Extra Long Skipping Rope

long playground skipping rope

This extra long skipping rope is perfect for playing skipping with your friends.

7. Flying Discs

Scrunch Disc - Dusty Rose

Have fun learning to throw and catch these frisbees. They are fun for the whole family. The ones I stock are from Scrunch so they are made of silicone. This means they are light and can fold into small bags. They also don’t hurt if your child gets hit by it. I stock them in Dusty Rose and Duck Egg Blue.

8. French Skipping Ropes

French skipping rope, cats cradle, elastics

Toys like french skipping ropes encourage children to play with other children and teaches them how to take turns.

If you like these, you’ll might like my range of Nature Toys, Retro Outdoor Toys or my full range of outdoor toys.

Now roll on some sunshine and warmth!!

xx Suzie

PS. If your child is complaining of being bored this summer, it might be worth reading this blog ‘How to Implement a Bored Box‘ or you might find my 8 Tips for Surviving Working from Home this Summer helpful.




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