12 Outdoor Toys for Kids Big and Small
Turn your backyard into an archery range, mini golf course, and more with a little help from our outdoor toy round-up. From the coolest kite to a beautiful jump rope, your little ones will be outdoors until the dinner bell.
Created by two young brothers, these soft and cushy arrow tips eliminate the danger from this sport for fun. The oversized bow is light and easy to maneuver, and the arrows are easy to insert. That said, don’t let them aim for the fence because you’ll be surprised how quickly these arrows can soar into the neighbor’s yard.
Your mini gardeners will love this Garden Wheelbarrow Set. Includes three seed packets, three flower pots with a sunflower, a carrot and tomato plant. Water the plants with a watering can, tend with a trowel and cut the flower with the birdy secateurs.
The perfect jump rope, this hand-made wooden version has Beechwood handles and natural cotton rope.
While traditional frisbees often prove a bit tricky for kids (especially the younger set) these lightweight flying discs are easier to throw and catch. We love the classic color combinations, and the pair is perfect for when one inevitably ends up on the roof, in a tree or over the fence.
Indoors or out, this sweet little set will set the stage for an intense showdown of mini golf. The set comes with two wood clubs, a couple of wood balls, three courses and a hole in one, naturally. It also comes in a little cotton bag kids can store the set in and swing over their shoulder in true golf fashion.
Look no further than your own backyard for your next great adventure! A magnifying glass, like this one from one of our favorite children’s outdoor brands, Lil Bellies, provides a whole new perspective on your yard.
We love these earthy hues, but more importantly kids will spend hours crafting rainbows in green, yellow, orange, pink and purple. We obviously don’t recommend this for a snack but should a little one find it irresistible don’t sweat it. Not only are they made with organic ingredients they are also vegan and wheat free.
This German-made lawn bowling set is as fun as it is beautiful. The wooden pins and a set of plastic balls come in a carrying case with game instructions.
Take flight from your very own backyard with this classic balsa model airplane. Simple yet sleek, it can fly a whopping 50-feet with the right flick of the wrist.
The kite of all kites, this sweet sailing ship can double as room or fort décor when it’s not seeing action in the sky. This handmade beauty will conjure creative stories of flying pirates and adventure seekers who coast in and out of clouds.
Handwoven from natural rattan, these mini picnic baskets are perfect for toting snacks and toys around the backyard and to the park. Sturdy yet light, the lid is attached (so no chance of losing it) and the metal, plastic wrapped handle is the perfect size for small hands.
Kids who love to collect sticks and build forts will love a little help from Hexa. This six-piece set of silicone joints can fasten to sticks to help form a tripod and beyond. Finish by tossing a sheet or blanket over the top for the perfect hideaway.