The best outdoor toys for kids

With our list of the very best outdoor toys for kids, your crew will never be bored again! We're sure of it.


Looking for the best outdoor toys for kids this season? Check out our roundup of great summer picks, including beach toys, outdoor games, gadgets, swim gear and more to make the sunniest season even more loveable. Scroll down the list (organized in age order from youngest to oldest!) to see our full list of awesome outdoor toys for kids, including outdoor toys for toddlers, tweens and teens. 

In search of even more fun for kids? Explore our list of the best outdoor activities for kids, swimming pools for kids, beaches near NYC and even these great summer weekend getaways just in case you're looking to escape the city. And if it's more toys you're after, be sure to browse our roundup of great toy stores in NYC.

Best outdoor toys for kids

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Charley Harper’s Sticky Critters Kit (Kids)

Young artists can craft cute creations
out of stickers during your next picnic or summer road trip; this pack has more than 170 vinyl stickers that can
be used time and time again! 

Photograph: Courtesy Teich Toys & Books

Mini Cruiser skateboard (Kids)

With the help of this durable pink miniskateboard, your pint-size crew will be zooming around town in no time. $45,

Photograph: Courtesy Teich Toys & Books

Lawn-bowling set (Kids)

This wooden set makes a family game of petanque or bocce easy! Why not pack it with you on your next getaway? $30,

Photograph: Courtesy Seedling

The Great Adventure Kit (Kids)

Kit Indulge your kid’s curious side with a backyard adventure set complete with cool stuff like a compass, a messenger bag and a journal. $50,

Photograph: Courtesy MoMA Store

Neon red slingshot (Tweens)

Kids can launch pebbles like pros with the help of this wooden slingshot that comes with a leather pouch. Play responsibly! $39,

Photograph: Courtesy Jupiter Creations

ICEE FLOAT Fun Factory (Tweens)

Delicious slushies are easily made at home with the help of a six-piece ICEE machine that includes a spinner, cups, spoons and a whipped cream and sprinkles dispenser. 

Photograph: Courtesy Fat Brain Toys

Loopdedoo kit (Tweens)

This extensive friendship-bracelet set contains colorful string and a small loom for creating cute bracelets, key chains and even belts.

Photograph: Courtesy Sunnylife

Watermelon beach ball (Young teens)

Teens can take this extra-large inflatable PVC beach ball to the sand or pool to have fun in the sun and meet new friends! 

Photograph: Courtesy Lomography

Disposable camera (Young teens)

Aspiring photogs can use three gel filters
to give this 400 ISO roll of film a truly groovy feel and can easily develop pictures
at Lomolab.

Photograph: Courtesy Target

Kan Jam (Young teens)

Your average Ultimate Frisbee game gets a unique twist thanks to this neat precision challenge.

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