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Best outdoor toys for [boys]

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What are the popular outdoor toys for boys?

The following is a list of fun popular outdoor toys for boys.   Your sons will definitely have a blast with them.

1. Stomp Rocket Dueling Rockets, 4 Rockets and Rocket Launcher

Suitable for age 6+

Stomp the rocket is a Winner of Creative Child Magazine’s 2014 Preferred Choice Award.  Your boys will have a lot of fun with these rockets!  This outdoor toy will keep them busy for hours.

It includes 4 Ultra Stomp Rockets and a special Dueling Base featuring 2 Stomp Launch Pads

Pros

1. It’s easy to set up.  Easy to insert onto the launcher. No batteries are required. Even a young kid can

load and launch these rockets by himself.

2. It’s value for money.

3. Two children can play together at the same time. The rockets are 2 different colors.

4. It’s durable. It’s made up of high quality materials.

5. This base stays in one piece and is both stable and adjustable.

Reminders

1. Better play in a clear area. (500 square feet is the recommended area)

Since the rockets are light, you may lose it easily if you play in an area with a lot of obstacles.

2. Be careful of some people who may carry the rockets around and try to fire them at people like a weapon. Not fun to get hurt by it.

 

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2. Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes – 3 Foam Plane Toys

Suitable for age 5+

Product features

1. It includes 3 different Planes (Looper, glider and Wildcat) designed by aeronautical engineers to perform a variety of amazing stunts.

Looper plane: giant loops

Glider plane: Soars up to 100 feet

Wildcat plane: Does all kinds of crazy tricks

Things to include

-3 stunt planes

-adjustable launch stand

-launch stomp pad with air hose

 

Pros

1. It’s safe. The darts are so soft.  It would not hurt anyone.

2. It’s very easy to assemble.

3. It can keep children busy for hours.

 

Cons

1. About 5% customers found that it’s not so durable.

 

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Reminders

1. Use them in wide open spaces to avoid rooftops and trees!

2. To make the plane fly higher, you have to adjust the angle of flight with the adjustable launch stand, fly into the wind or with the wind and change the direction of the planes.

3. Activ Life Best Kid’s Flying Rings [2 Pack]

These two flyers can be a wonderful beach toy.  They are made of Polypropylene plastic which is a fully recyclable plastic.

Pros

1. It’s light.  The flyers are 80% lighter than normal flying discs—(only 1.2 ounces) (33g)

2. Easy to throw and easy to catch for kids.

3. They are safe.  Children don’t get hurt when they play it.

4. It’s sturdy and durable.

5. It can fly straighter than most Frisbees.

6. It can be a great birthday present and Christmas gift.

7. It’s a nice travel toy.

Cons

1. Since it’s light, they don’t go as far as an official frisbee.  Don’t recommend it for those who want to play more “serious” friesbee game.

 

 

 

4. Hauck Lightning – Pedal Go Kart | Pedal Car

Suitable for age 3-7

This go kart looks cool. It makes your son feel “grown up” riding.

 

Product features

  • PRODUCT DIMENSION: L: 38 inches | W: 21 inches | H: 22 inches | Weight: 21 lbs
  • Race-inspired pedals, rubber wheels and 8 ball style hand brake, 3-point sporty steering wheel and steel tube powder-coat frame.

Pros

1. It’s easy to assemble. Only takes about 10-15 mins.

2. It’s durable and sturdy.

3. The bucker seat is adjustable for different sizes of kids.

4. No problem of flats.  Tires are soft, sturdy, solid rubber.

5. The pedals are very smooth to drive.

6. It’s value for money.

7. It’s a fixed gear. So you can pedal the bike forward and backward.

Reminders

1. Difficult to be ridden on grass.

 

 

 

5. Eezy Peezy Monkey Bars Climbing Tower – Active Outdoor Fun for Kids

Suitable for age 3-8

Your energetic boys will enjoy a few hours playing with this Monster Monkey bars.

Product features

Dimensions: (assembled) 70. 07 x 65. 53 x 46. 65 (inches).

Product weight: 27lbs.

Max load: 150lbs.

Highly recommend for autistic children.

Pros 

1. It’s durable and very sturdy.  Made of high quality plastic enhanced with UV protection.

2. Great size for smaller kids

3. It is lightweight and easy to move which is great for maintaining grass.

Cons

1. It’s difficult to set up. It may take almost an hour.

Reminders

1. When you push the little knobs in, use a flat head screwdriver. Use tools when you assemble it. Some of the connectors are stiff.

2. Follow and read ALL the instructions carefully. Otherwise, you may have to start over and undo your work.

3. Don’t assemble it in a small area.  Make sure there is enough open space. (at least 8 foot ceilings)

4. Better assemble it with two people.

 

 

6. Little Tikes First Slide

Suitable for 1.5-6 years (toddlers)

This slide is a very popular item on Amazon. It’s perfect for younger kids. (3-feet long)

Product features

1. Product Size: 23.00”L x 18.00”W x 39.00”H and Slide length: 38.00”L.Handrails snap into place

44″ from top to bottom. the blue steps are 23″ inches high .

Weight limit: up to 60lbs

 

Pros

1. It’s very sturdy.

2. Easy to assemble.

3. Easy to move around.

4. Easy to fold. Easy to store.

Cons

1. The sides were not high enough.

Reminders

1. When you attach the two handles at the top of the slide, make sure you push them down all the way with great force.  Make sure you hear a snap as they lock into the slide.

2. Use a piece of sandpaper to go over all the edges of both the slide and the ladder before or after you assemble the slide. Some of them are a bit sharp.

3. Ask your children to put on socks when they go down the slide. It’s smoother.

4. It’s better to put inside the house under extreme cold weather.

 

7. Jasonwell Sprinkle & Splash Play Mat 68″ Sprinkler for Kids Outdoor Water Toys

This is one of the best fun outdoor toys for toddlers and children.  You just need to use water to blow this rim up. It doesn’t ”pop”.

Pros 

1. It is safe.  No harmful chemicals.The splash mat went through multiple tests at certified lab. ASTM, CPSIA, CPC, 16 CFR, EN71,REACH,CE certified.

2.  It’s very easy to set up.

3. You can fold it up easily after using it.

4. The size is perfect for 2-4 kids to play together at the same time.

(Smaller kids 4-5. Bigger kids 2-4)

Cons

1. Some customers said it’s not very durable.

Reminders

1. The water hose screws directly into the yellow thing.

2.  Roll the sides inward a bit, then water streams can go inward.

3. The surrounding can be slippery.  Play on a soft surface is the best.

 

8. Flybar My First Foam Pogo Jumper for Kids Fun and Safe Pogo Stick, Durable Foam and Bungee Jumper

Suitable for age 3+

This jumper is a perfect active outdoor toy.  It can help your boys to enhance their motor skills and develop a fine sense of balance.  If you want your boys to have some outdoor activities, this is a good choice.

 

Pros

1.  It’s durable and sturdy.

2. It’s easy to use.

3. It’s a perfect gift for kids.

4. It’s made of soft materials.

5. It’s easy to store. And it’s light.

6.  With soft and comfortable grips

7. There is a fun squeaky sound after each jump.

8. It  can be used on hardwood floors without damaging the floor.

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9. Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor Trailer

Suitable for age 2-7

This is the best selling tractor on Amazon. Your sons will definitely love this.

 

Product features

1. The adjustable seat has flip-up armrests.

2. 2 speeds plus reverse; 2¼ & 4½ mph. (4½ mph lockout for beginners)

3. Accelerator pedal with automatic brakes

4. Farm tractor wheels provide traction on grass, dirt, gravel or pavement.

5. There is a FM radio.

Overall: 24.5″ H x 26.5″ W x 67.5″ L
Extra large trailer: 21.5″ x 14.5″ x 9.75″
Overall Product Weight: 50lbs
Weight Capacity: 85lbs

Pros

1. The battery lasts long.

2. The steering is great.

3. The design is cool.

4. The wheels are well-made. They have good traction on the grass and the small hills

Cons

1. It’s not easy to assemble. The instructions about the screws are not clear and hard to understand.

2. It’s difficult to change the battery of the radio. You have to take out a lot of things.

 

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Reminders

1. The 2nd gear is pretty fast.  High gear may be too fast.

2. Buy the second battery.  The first time you charge your battery, it should be for 18 hours

3. Keep the trailer attached. Otherwise, they will flip it easily.

Check another article about outdoor toys for toddlers

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Best outdoor toys for [boys]”

  1. Daniel E Ortiz says:

    Great post! I use to have the stomp rocket when I was a kid. Me and the boys would bring it to the schoolyard jump on it. the rest of us would try to catch it. The thing flies so darn high its anyone’s guess who as to who would catch it. It’s so much fun but definitely recommend playing with a bunch of people.

    1. Fiona says:

      The rocket is really fun to play with. It’s good to play with a group of people at the party.

  2. Some great ideas here. Wish my kids were still young enough to play with some of these but then I do have grandkids :). Thanks for the informative reviews.

    1. Fiona says:

      Welcome, Michael.

  3. Leana says:

    Hi! Very nice toys if I had a boy. I have a baby girl. Will keep in mind if I try for a son in a couple of years 🙂

    1. Fiona says:

      Leana, You can check other articles for your baby girl.

  4. Dovey LaPee says:

    I love these suggestions, and you give such a wide variety. I am looking for something for my nephew when he visits me next week. I am having a hard time deciding between the rockets (I have almost an acre of land) and the sprinkler and splash mat.

    Do you think a grown adult can lay out on the mat and suntan? That would give me a use for it after he goes home.

    Thank you for adding all the helpful reminders! I will be sure to check back here when they come to refresh my memory.

    1. Fiona says:

      You’re welcome Dovey. If you buy the rockets, you can play with them as well. The mat may not be big enough for adults. But you can keep it for other uses,e.g. just sit there to meditate.

  5. Gaius says:

    Great content; this is going to be great for my nephew!
    Kind of wish they made the Pedal Go Kart in adult size— it looks so fun lol

    & The Eezy Peezy Monkey Bars would do well in my sisters backyard. My nephew’s pretty hyper active. Max load is 150lbs, so once again.. another toy I can’t use lol.

    Just out of curiosity, which would you say is the most popular of the toys you listed?

  6. Jesse Lee says:

    You have included so much great detailed information!
    I remember having the Stomp Rocket when I was a kid and it was so much fun.
    I like how you have included important reminders with each toy especially for the ones that have a slightly more complicated assembly to them.

  7. Edwin says:

    Wow! Nice selection. Most of these toys were not available when I was a kid, and I wish they were available way back in the day… My favorite would be the Pogo!!

  8. Thanks for sharing this!
    I will start my Christmas shopping soon and have 2 grandsons and 2 grand-daughters.
    You have given me some really great ideas for them. I really think they would love the Stomp Rocket!
    This is great information and I will save your link in my bookmarks.
    Best wishes,
    Devara

    1. Fiona says:

      You are welcome, Devara. Come back and have a look at more recommendations for your grandchildren here.

  9. Shirley says:

    I like the detail you have added about these outdoor toys. I have two small grandsons and I’m always looking at toys to purchase for these two active young boys. However, I notice you do not have a purchase link on all her items (monkey bars for instance).

    1. Fiona says:

      I dare not add too many links there.

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