The Best Active Toys on Better Connecticut

Summer’s here, so it’s time to get outdoors and play! Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Better Connecticut in New Haven to show off the best toys for active play outdoors. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the notes below, and for more on the hottest new toys of the season be sure to view our Spring and Summer Toy Guide.


Twist Time Ball Toss (Blip Toys)

  • Twist Time is a new line of outdoor and indoor games that will get families of all ages off the couch, laughing, and interacting together.
  • Ball Toss has two different colored sets of balls, and the first to toss their balls and get four in a row wins.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Target

Gazillion Giant Bubble Mill (Funrise)

  • Create massive bubbles at the push of a button with the Gazillion Bubbles Giant Bubble Mill!
  • This special machine and specially formulated bubble solution produce bigger bubbles than ever before in seconds. Simply pour Giant Gazillion Bubble Solution into the reservoir, push the button, and watch in amazement as the wheel turns and blows truly GIANT bubbles into the air!
  • The Giant Bubble Mill includes an 8 oz. bottle of non-toxic Giant Gazillion Bubble Solution.
  • Ages 3+
  • MSRP $19.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

Washable Sidewalk Paint Sprayer (Crayola)

  • Kids can create colorful designs any time of year on sidewalks and driveways.
  • Kids control the fun from start to finish by selecting a color, pumping up the sprayer unit and spraying out their creations.
  • Includes four strong injection handles for maximum durability.
  • The sidewalk paints wash clean from sidewalks and driveways, simply use a water hose to spray away the color and rinse off the sprayer
  • Available in two different graphics.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Target

K-20X Building Set (K’NEX)

  • Build four different blaster models and a buildable target in one set.
  • Fires up to 75 feet!
  • Set includes K’NEX rods and connectors plus special parts to create different blasters.
  • In addition to the main K-20X model, you can download instructions for three alternate blasters and buildable targets. Most models can be built one at a time.
  • Compatible with the entire K-FORCE Build and Blast line.
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Ages 8+
  • Available: Walmart, Target, Amazon

Power Wheels Wild Thing (Mattel)

  • Wild Thing is the ultimate performance vehicle for older age kids, bringing a whole new level of control, excitement, and thrills with ability to shift into a 360 degree spinning action while driving in both forward and reverse.
  • Features large durable tires for multi-terrain driving.
  • Comes complete with three different speed settings up to 5 mph, a stability sensor to prevent tipping on steep inclines, and working seatbelt.
  • Designed with an exposed metal frame for a tough realistic look.
  • MSRP: $299.99
  • Ages 5+
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Amazon

Y Fliker Air (Yvolution)

  • Three- wheeled scooter with sleek, light weight design.
  • Performs smooth carving and drifting.
  • Quick response hand brake for increased control and ensures a safe, fun ride.
  • Features a twist and stow folding system that means it’s ready to go wherever you take it!
  • MSRP: $129.99
  • Age: 7+
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

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