If you're planning for the season of outdoor play, you're in the right place! We are taking a look at some of the best options for outdoor toys that seven-year-olds will love and enjoy. At this age, kids need to exert physical energy but also engage in mental stimulation that can refine their skills. Whether they need toys to play by themselves or toys that can be played with a group of people, here are our favorite outdoor toys to consider buying for your seven-year-old.
Best Outdoor Toys
Light-Up Sky Rockets
These light-up sky rockets by National Geographic are great for the outdoors. Featuring an extra large foot pump, your kids can send these rockets into the air up to 100 feet. These rockets are lit up with LEDs and can create a light show. The learning guide not only teaches kids how to use the toy but also has flight experiments and can teach them about physics, motion, and aerodynamics.
Water Blaster Balls
These reusable water soaker balls offer the perfect summer activity for backyard fun. With 50 balls in blue, yellow, and red, these water balls are great for play because they are soft meaning low risk for injury! They are highly absorbent and also hand washable so they can last through the years.
This ultimate dodgeball set includes two vests and six dodgeballs for loads of fun. With velcro targets on the front and back of each vest, watch them chase each other and work to stick all their balls to the opponent's vest to win. Buy multiple sets to play larger dodgeball games with friends or with the whole family.
Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course
This 50-foot ninja warrior obstacle course will put your kid's agility to the test. They'll be working their way to becoming a ninja with 11 different obstacles. It holds up to 450 pounds so it can be used by multiple people at a time. Tie it up between two trees with an easy 15-minute installation and let them ninja away.
Whether big or small, everyone loves a good swing. This saucer swing for kids will allow them to actively swing, or it gives them the space to lay down and relax while enjoying the outdoors. Although initially designed for the outdoors, it can also be installed indoors for use year-round, just fix it into a concrete structure for stability.
This mini drone is great for beginners. Some drones can be intricate and difficult, but this drone is designed to “throw and go.” Throw the drone up in the air and it's ready to fly. This drone can do flips, fly in circles, and it has a high-speed auto-rotation. It also features LED lights which makes it a great toy to play with at night as well.
Capture The Flag
This game is capture the flag but glow-in-the-dark style! Play the classic capture the flag game with this kit and have an active and exciting night. Featuring two glow orbs (flags), eight jail markers, five territory lights, and eight team bracelets, this game takes it to the next level. Play with four people or up to 16 people depending on the variation of the game that you purchase.
Slip Splash and Slide
Cool down in the heat of Summer with this fun slip-n-slide. This slide features three lanes and three bodyboards to race to the finish. This slide is loved by kids because it allows more than one person to slide and reduces their time waiting for a turn. Featuring sprinklers all the way down the slide, it'll be like a water park right in your backyard.
Flying Disc Launcher
This Zoom-O flying disc launcher will offer hours of play while your kids work to perfect their launch and catch. It's a great toy that can be used for individual play or group play (if purchasing more than one). They can launch their own disc and try to catch it, or they can launch to someone else for them to catch. These mini discs can be launched up to 100 feet in the air.
This creative fort kit takes making forts to the next level. Let their imagination run wild as they create castles, bunkers, and all other kinds of forts they can come up with. With a portable bag to hold all its accessories, it's great for outdoor play. It includes 130 pieces to create all kinds of structures. Once they've created the base of their fort, cover it with a blanket for the finishing touch.
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