10 Best Summer Outdoor Toys and Games for Kids in 2022

June is finally here, which means school is officially out for the summer. With your kids excited for their newfound freedom, you’re probably trying to think of ways to keep them busy with fun activities, from family trips to vacation getaways. But for those days when you’re in the garden, there are creative toys and games to keep your kids entertained all summer long.

Meredith Sinclair, lifestyle expert and author of “Well Played,” stopped by TODAY with Hoda and Jenna to talk about some of her favorite products that are fun for the whole family, from the Twister Splash pad to the Fantastic Fort .

Keep reading to see all the toys and games to choose from for summer fun.

Eezy Peezy Monkey Bars Climbing Tower

For the active kid who loves to swing upside down, this monkey bar climbing tower is a great addition to your backyard. It weighs 25 pounds so can be easily carried indoors on rainy summer days.

Hasbro Twister Splash Water Game

If Twister was one of your favorite games as a kid, now you can share it with your whole family — but with a summer turn! This classic game converts into an inflatable splatter mat that sprays water as you try to cover every spot, while keeping you cool on the hottest days.

Wipeout Dry Erase Helmet

Practice safety and let your kids tap into their creativity as they doodle on this dry-erase helmet. Available in five different colors to choose from, this helmet also includes five non-toxic dry erase markers and a stencil kit to help draw their favorite designs – and start all over again!

Dry erase stamps

To match their cool new helmet and add an extra layer of padding, they can continue their artwork on customizable dry-erase protective pads. According to the brand, the cushion is shock absorbing and comes with a pair for the wrists, knees and elbows.

Wipeout Dry Erase Skateboards

To collect all the activity, they can glide down the street on their own unique skateboard and rethink after each ride. According to the brand, this skateboard is perfect for beginner riders with smooth, easy-to-turn wheels.

HearthSong 2-in-1 Wooden Picnic Sensory Play Station

Whether they’re looking to have a picnic under a tree or have a place to play with their favorite toys, this sensory play station can seat up to four kids or a maximum of 115 pounds. Featuring a removable table top, you can fill the plastic bins with sand, sensory toys, water and more!

HearthSong 32 Panel Mossy Fortress

Who doesn’t love a good fort? This fantastic fort building kit is a perfect way for your child to use their imagination during playtime. Featuring a cardboard set of 32 panels, it comes with a mossy castle stone print and can be used indoors or outdoors.

Hammacher Schlemmer 6 Foot Kickball Dartboard

Give a traditional family kickball game a little friendly competition with a kickball dartboard. Standing 6 feet tall, this inflatable dart board is a fun outdoor activity where you can practice aiming for the high score.

Duncan Pop ‘N Hit Bat

For inspirational baseball and softball players, have your child practice batting with the Pop ‘N Hit bat. Comes with four plastic balls, they can throw at their friends or load them into the bat, pump to eject and give it their best swing.

Pokiseed Rocket Boom Bubble 64 Hole Bubble Machine

Take the ordinary bubble wand to the next level and fill the endless bubble garden with this 64-hole bubble maker. Depending on the brand, it can launch up to 5,000 bubbles per minute and comes with two refillable bottles.

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