8 Fun Essentials to Get Your Kids Outdoors This Summer

Essentials to Get Your Kids Outdoors, two young girl friends sitting outdoors in a hammock laughing eating ice cream in the summer sun
Essentials to Get Your Kids Outdoors

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy…” After a crazy pandemic-restricted school year, summer is finally here. No doubt you and your kids have had enough of the virtual world. We’re all ready to embrace the warm sunshine and longer days to linger outside. In the fun-loving spirit of this favorite time of year, we curated a can’t-miss checklist of fresh air must-haves. These are sure to help you create a selfie-worthy summer. Look no further than your own neighborhood to transform summertime into a haven for kids and a place for the whole family to enjoy. To help you make that happen, these are our picks for 8 fun essentials to get your kids outdoors this summer.

Please share your picks and tips for getting your kids outside this summer in the comments below!

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Rainbow Floating Lounger

This tri-color chaise lounge chair creates a super-fun ombre effect in the pool. It reflects different color hues that change throughout the day depending on the light. Your kids can also use it in the backyard on the grass or bring it to the beach for relaxing on the sand.

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Keep your kids groovin’ with their friends using this unique ultra-portable, ultra-rugged and waterproof Bluetooth® speaker. It’s small in size but big on sound. The durable carabiner clips to clothes or a backpack, making it your kids’ outdoor companion on every adventure.

Razor Scooter

Requiring no assembly, this kick scooter provides hours of outdoor entertainment. It’s made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum t-tube and has a wide deck to easily support riders. The oversized urethane wheels allow kids to gain speed easily, especially when riding downhill.

Schwinn Astrid Kids’ Bike

Keep your kids outside with a good old-fashioned bike ride. This beauty is built with a steel frame that’s designed with kid-specific proportions in mind, for easier pedaling and handling. Plus, the saddle and slack seat tube angle allow for easy adjustment as your child grows.

Bocce Ball Game Set

Spend a little quality time with the family over a competitive game of bocce ball. This game set features four pairs of bocce balls so you can have up to four players or teams. It comes with a cool canvas tote so you can conveniently take it to a friend’s house or camping.

Penny Skateboards Swirl

This classic plastic Penny board is a great way to get around in the neighborhood with friends, all while looking casually cool. It features a retro print and color-blocked swirl that gives it a ‘70s feel. Complete with coordinated wheels, it’s ready to ride right out of the box.

Mega Jumbling Tower

A brilliantly colorful take on an old favorite, this backyard tower game is essentially a giant Jenga. It pulls double-duty as both a fun conversation piece and a lively party activity.

2-Person Hammock

When your kids (or you) want to simply hang out, look no further! This hammock uses a soft but sturdy cotton blend to support up to 450 pounds of relaxation.

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