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22. Kids water table
Finding fun and safe outdoor activities for babies 24 months to 3-4 years old can be challenging. A sensory table like this water table is just good clean fun! I remember when my boys were little my mother-in-law had one of these in her shaded back yard. We would sit at the patio table and visit for hours while the little ones happily played. All the different features on the water table keep kids highly entertained at all ages.
23. Sandtastic Play Sand
This is the absolute softest sand. We used this sand to fill a small baby pool for a birthday party game. The kids have kept that same sand and played with it for years – YEARS! They bury treasures in there, dig with trucks and just let it run through their hands. This is a nontoxic sparkling white sensory play sand. It is hard to believe some simple sand can provide hours and hours of fun for kids – but it’s true!
24. Kids Sprinkler
Scorching hot summer days call for a quick and fun way to cool off. This beach ball sprinkler is the perfect solution. It can entertain kids (and adults too!) while cooling everyone off. I love how this beach ball is strong enough to withstand some rough use! Oh! How fun would a few of these beach ball sprinklers look in the yard for a summer birthday party with a beach theme?
25. Bug Soother
The worst part of summer is when bugs start to ruin fun outdoor activities. This Bug Soother Spray is my go-to insect repellent spring summer and fall. Made with essential oils it deters mosquitoes, gnats, flies and more! It’s an all-natural spray safe for kids, pets and the environment. If you don’t have the ingredients and time to DIY your own all natural bug spray try this Bug Soother. I carry it to baseball games, camping and bike rides.
26. Hot Dog Roasting Sticks
Summer time you can find my family hanging out by the bonfire at night. Usually roasting hot dogs playing our favorite summer songs. There is no better way to feel all those great summer vibes then near a bonfire. BUT it calls for the perfect roasting stick for marshmallows and hot dogs. I like these roasting sticks because they are long enough for kids to use safely. Kids will likely be asking for “s’more” summer family time!
27. Sun Tea Pitcher
I love summer sun tea. Sun tea is when you place tea bags in a large covered jug of water and let it slowly brew in the summer sun. Enjoying sun brewed tea over a glass of ice is simply refreshing. Many of the best childhood summers involve sun tea. This sun tea pitcher can hold tea bags, fresh fruit or mint leaves without letting them escape into your glass as you pour.
28. Zero Gravity Lounge Chair Recliner
I’ve been hearing so much about these! I’m pretty sure I could “gravitate” towards the sunshine in this zero gravity chair. Portable, comfortable and airy – this is the perfect summer seat. Imagine getting comfy on the porch and watching the sunset sitting in these adjustable zero gravity lounge chair recliners. Also this is an ultimate pool side lounge chair it includes cup holder, tray and head rest. Perfect for sun bathing by the pool or at the beach.
29. Water Slide
My mother-in-law had one of these. Just a warning for you – all the kids in the neighborhood will be knocking at your door! Kids would peer into the backyard to see all the cousins enjoying this super fun waterslide. I can’t help but be a little jealous of my kids. These great summer products just didn’t exist when I was little. My greatest summer product when I was a kid was the banana slide. A banana slide was a glorified plastic tarp that we sprayed with a banana shaped sprinkler, so we could slip and slide our way down a hill. We usually wound up with a grass stains on the back of our swim suits from sliding off the tarp. This inflatable water slide is a serious upgrade!
30. Bubble Machine
Kids and adults can’t resist popping bubbles. What is it about these little pockets of air that make them so magical? Summer time is full of simple joys and a bubble machine is one of those simple joys. Just fill it up and turn it on and it fills the air with a “Gazillion” bubbles! Instant fun for kids and adults.
31. Movie Projector
It’s on our family’s summer bucket list to set up an outdoor movie theater. We would like to have movie nights outside this summer. We love watching movies on Sunday nights. But in the summer we can’t decide between a family movie night or sitting outside on a nice summer night by the bonfire. Why not have the best of both worlds? This projector will connect with your phone or laptop. So you can stream movies from your favorite apps like Netflix and amazon prime video. Check out the projector we went with to check this off our summer bucket list.