It’s hot out there, so stay cool with these great water toys! Toy Insider Assistant Editor Madeleine Buckley stopped by Your Life Arizona to show of the summer’s wildest new water toys. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the spring and summer, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Spring and Summer Gift Guide.


  • The Rainbow Reef Aquarium Pool Light will bring pools to life, as it projects colored fish (and even a shark!) on the walls and floor of the pool.
  • Kids and adults will be entertained for hours as they watch and swim along with the fish – perfect for summer pool parties!
  • The Rainbow Reef Aquarium Pool Light features three different light modes from soft and tranquil to party time!
  • Age: Adults
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Availability: Walmart, Academy, and Amazon


  • This Dreamtopia Mermaid’s translucent tail lights up — activate with the push of a button or dip her tail in water to start a light show.
  • Play in the bath or the pool!
  • The mermaid’s long, color-streaked hair and tiara add to the fun.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99  
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart 


  • Scoop up the fun with the Ice Cream Shop Sand Bucket.
  • Serve pretend tasty treats with the included ice cream scoop and various molds, perfect for building ice cream cones out of sand.
  • Then, place the ice cream seller behind the freezer counter, at the bottom front of the sand bucket, to sell all the delicious snacks to passersby. 
  • Kids can also use the bucket with a sieve to either build sand castles or sift through the sand in search shells and other fun stuff. 
  • When playtime is over, store all the pieces inside the bucket and use the sieve as a lid. 
  • The bucket has a capacity of about 1.5 gallons. 
  • The set includes two figures, a bucket, a sieve, an ice cream spoon, two ice cream cones, two ice cream scoops, and one waffle mold.
  • Age: 2+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Walmart 


  • Be the king of the backyard water battle with X-SHOT Fast-Fill, award-winning toymaker ZURU’s latest addition to the popular brand.  
  • The fastest filling blaster ever created with a superb blasting performance, the X-SHOT Fast-Fill’s tank structure allows it to be dunked and filled anywhere in two seconds. 
  • RapidSeal technology closes the blaster tank instantly allowing battlers to get back to the blasting action long before their opponents.
  • It can hold up to 24 ounces (700 ml) and reaching distances of 34 feet (10 meters).
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Target


  • This water toy provides double-sided play for the whole family to enjoy. 
  • Children can allow their imagination to run wild as each water maze piece can be moved to create a new design. 
  • Little ones will enjoy scooping the water and watching as it cascades through the spinners, zigzags and funnels on this double-sided water wall.
  • Scoop up water from the basin and pour it in the top bucket to start the water maze fun!
  • Water maze pieces can easily be moved to create a new waterfall of zig-zag STEM play.
  • Two-sided water wall allows for multiple child play
  • Bottom basin catches water as it rushes down through the spinners and funnels.
  • Includes 13-piece accessory set.
  • Age: 1.5+
  • MSRP: $54.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart


  • Time for outdoor, summer fun with the Beach Ball Sprinkler by Imperial Toy! 
  • This giant inflatable beach ball shoots water in all directions and features all of your favorite characters from Toy Story 4, Paw Patrol, or LOL Surprise. 
  • Just fill the ball with air, insert/fill the reservoir with a hose, then turn on the hose for hours of water play.
  • Connect this beach ball sprinkler to a watering hose for a day of summer fun.
  • The sprinkler measures 88 inches in diameter. 
  • Ages: 3+ 
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart