Everyone loves a classic, especially a classic summer toy! Toy Insider Assistant Editor Maddie Michalik stopped by CP24 to show off the best toys to take the fun outside all summer long! For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the season, check out our Spring and Summer gift guide.


  • Amloid’s newest beach play set packs fun with functionality at an amazing value! The new Play Day Character Beach Baskets features a trio of creatures to choose from to take on any adventure: Turtle, Clown Fish, or Crab.
  • Children will have a super fun time with the assortment of brightly-colored, durable, and essential sand tools to add endless enjoyment to any beach escape.
  • The collapsible folding case cover detaches from the basket to double as a large-sized animal sand form, while the enclosed basket makes clean up a breeze by shaking out water and sand when it’s time to go. Plus, a comfort grip handle makes for easy on-the-go portability and travel.
  • This 6-piece activity set is the perfect accessory pack to start shaping creations in the sand with a pail, castle mold, shovel and sifter.
  • Available in three styles: Turtle (green), Clown Fish (blue), and Crab (red).
  • Age: 2+
  • MSRP: CAD $4.96
  • Available: Walmart Canada


  • Kids can count down the days until their birthday or vacation with these Peppa Pig Countdwon playsets.
  • Little ones will love this calendar of seven numbered doors that open to reveal a hidden surprise each day.
  • Sets come with birthday- or vacation-themed accessories and Peppa Pig figures dressed in festive/vacation attire.
  • Age: 2-5
  • MSRP: CAD $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart


  • Fill and tie 100 water balloons in less than 60 seconds with these sensational self-tying water balloons!
  • Simply connect, fill and make hundreds of water balloons, and let the superhero water balloon warfare begin. And best of all, the balloons are biodegradable!
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: CAD $12.99 (3-pack)
  • Available: CTC, Shoppers, Loblaws, Giant Tiger, Red Apple Stores, Giant Tiger, Costco, Dollarama, Home Depot, Staples, Indigo, London Drugs, Mastermind


  • Heroes Unite! Gear-up like the Avengers with this new modular role play system powered by NERF!
  • The movie-inspired gauntlet comes with connector pieces and NERF darts so kids can build and blast like their favorite heroes.
  • Kids can also create lots of blaster combinations using Assembler Gear from other heroes (each sold separately).
  • Available in Hulk, Iron Spider, Captain America, Star Lord, and Iron Man.
  • Includes gauntlet, three connectors, and three NERF darts.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: CAD $34.99
  • Available: Most major retailers and HasbroToyShop.com, App will be available in the App Store and Google Play for select devices.


  • Invented by a pediatrician, allergist/immunologist, and physician scientist, Lick-A-Bubble was created so that kids and adults of all ages can experiment with different beverages to generate SAFE lickable bubbles.
  • Simply add your favorite beverage to the red fill line. Mix gently by swirling the wand in a circular motion for about 10 seconds or gently flipping the bottle back and forth with the cap closed ten times. Then blow bubbles and lick tasty bubbles!
  • From children’s birthday parties, events, and concerts, Lick-A-Bubble is the ultimate experience for kids and adults of all ages!
  • Lick-A-Bubble consumers enjoy watching friends and family blowing and chasing trying to lick those bubbles.
  • Tease your taste buds with the most unique experiences bubbles have to offer.
  • Available in Two Pack and Four Pack.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: CAD $8.99 for Two Pack, CAD $14.99 for Four Pack, CAD $14.99 for Bubble Blower
  • Available: imperialtoy.com, Walmart Canada


  • Launch up to 200 ft in the air with the Air Hogs Sonic Rocket! Ready to go right out of the box, the Sonic Rocket is just waiting to be unleashed outside. For a full adrenaline- pumping experience, this rocket features a rotating countdown, real rocket-style acceleration, and easy-glide descent!
  • You get to choose between three power modes of 50 ft, 100 ft, or 200 ft! Make your selection then blast-off!
  • With 50 launches per charge, you can send your rocket into the atmosphere again and again! Then recharge quickly via USB.
  • Designed to last, the Sonic Rocket is made with crash-resistant EPP foam. 3-2-1- blast-off with Air Hogs’ Sonic Rocket!
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: CAD $27.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart


  • Learn to fly and perform awe-inspiring stunts with the Sky Viper S1700 Stunt Drone from Sky Rocket.
  • This stunt drone reaches max speeds of up to 25mph, and with the touch of just a single button you can experiment with up to eight awesome tricks like barrel rolls and flips.
  • Complete with a re-engineered frame and improved control range, you can easily fly it inside or outdoors using the included remote control.
  • Maximum Speed: 10 miles per hour
  • Maximum Running Time: 6 minute
  • Age: 12+
  • MSRP: CAD $89.99
  • Available: Walmart Canada


  • The Power Core E90 is an electric scooter with an innovative hub motor delivers a more efficient, maintenance free ride, while the steel frame, lighter weight and increased torque take performance to the next level.
  • At 10 miles per hour, with a push-button throttle, and a kick-start in-wheel hub motor, the Power Core E90 is a maintenance free, energy efficient way to take your fun even farther.
  • Battery life up to 70 minutes. Keep the good times rolling even longer. And by longer, we mean up to 75 percent more battery life than the other guys – what? With 70 minutes of extended drive time – your freedom radius just expanded.
  • The steel frame, lighter weight and increased torque take performance to the next level.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: CAD $259.99
  • Available: Razor.com, Amazon, Canadian Tire, Costco