Every child can use an outdoor toy as a gift because it will give them something fun to do on those long summer days. The problem is finding the best outdoor toys for children aged seven to eight years old. When looking for outdoor toys you want to find something that is easy to use and fun for them to play with.
One thing you can get kids is sand toys, even a sand table. Even without a sandbox, sand toys are still a popular choice because kids can use them to play in the dirt. Children can use the buckets and shovels to create a small city with sand or dirt. Add some water; sand will hold its shape better. You can also play pirates and dig for treasure. If you choose to get a sand table, you can get a sand and water table for your child to enjoy. The sand and water table will allow your child to play with both sand and water separately or they can mix it together for added fun.
Sand play is guaranteed fun.
Sprinklers are always a huge hit for summertime fun. You can find a variety of sprinklers to choose from; each one offers a different feature. You can find sprinklers with balls attached to it, figures that spin around, or even sprinklers that allow you to play games like hopscotch. Children will enjoy any kind of sprinkler activity because they can run and play while getting wet.
Other types of water toys will also be a huge hit with kids this age. You can buy them squirt guns, which they can use to get into squirt gun fights or even play cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians. Swimming pools and slides are also good choices. These water activities allow your children to run, jump, and slide as they get wet with friends, which is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day.
Swing sets or play forts are great fun at this age. Children can work on their gross motor skills as they swing, slide, climb, and crawl on the swing set. A swing set also gives kids a chance to use their imagination. The ground underneath can turn into hot lava or even a pond filled with alligators. Swing sets can come with a variety of enhancements, you can find some with sand boxes attached, and others come with teeter-totters. You can also buy add on for swing sets if your child already has the basic ones.
Wagons are another great choice because your child can do so much with a wagon. With a wagon, you can go for walks around the block and pull your child or they can pull their friends in the backyard. Wagons can also be used to haul toys from one location to the next. You can find plastic and wood wagons; you just want to make sure the one that you choose is durable and is made for outdoor weather.
Wheelbarrows are also an option. Wheelbarrows like wagons can be used to haul toys around the backyard, but they can also be used for gardening. Wheelbarrows, shovels, and rakes are great choices for young kids who want to help their parents’ garden. They can also be used for a variety of other purposes.
Outdoor chalk and paint is a great thing for children who are into drawing. They can draw hopscotch grids to play with or they can create their own stories. You can buy a variety of stencils and other attachments to use with the sidewalk chalk so they can get even more creative.