In Toy Insider Mom’s latest Fun with Kids video, she and Woman’s Day’s Sara Lyle show off the hottest outdoor toys that will keep kids occupied all summer long.

Smakaball (Smakaball)Smakaball

  • Gets kids off the sofa for versatile play in the park indoors and outdoors.
  • Unique magnetic-like catch with ergonomically designed handles.
  • Safe, durable, and lightweight.
  • Easy snap-together assembly and can snap apart for travel.
  • Fun in a pool or on the beach—it floats!
  • Special needs and disability-friendly.
  • Ideal for physical therapy and physical education classes.
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99-$24.99
  • Available: Amazon and

Zing.ZanoBowZano Bow (Zing Toys)

  • New bow and arrow combo that is one-third the size of the Z-Curve Bow.
  • Uses the same patented Zing launch-system technology.
  • New mini Zartz arrows fly super straight.
  • Combined with the wall target, kids have a complete indoor archery set that is safe and parent-approved.
  • Launches arrows more than 30 feet; they stick to most flat-surface targets.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $9.99

Roseart.Sidewalk Chalk PaintWashable Sidewalk Chalk Paint (RoseArt)

  • Create BIG art outdoors.
  • Add water, stir, then paint away.
  • Colors become brighter as they dry.
  • Washes away easily with water.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: 2-pack sets are $3.99; Value Pack is $7.99; Club Pack is $19.99

PacificPlayTents.BeachCabanaUnder the Sea Beach Cabana (Pacific Play Tents)

  • An ideal outdoor takealong, the beach cabana comes complete with its own carry bag.
  • Sets up in minutes.
  • Has two full-sided mesh windows for flow-through ventilation and easy viewing.
  • Solid back keeps sun off kids for napping or playing in the shade.
  • Polyethylene floor wipes clean with a damp cloth.
  • Corner sandbags provide stability on windy days.
  • Two inner pockets hold all your beach accessories.
  • Take it anywhere: beach, lake, backyard, park, or soccer field.
  • UV Protection
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $47.99
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Imperial.FantasiaBubbleBlitzThe Fantasia by Bubble Blitz (Imperial Toy)

  • Bubble Fantasia is a spinning light-up party bubble machine.
  • Spins 360 degrees while making thousands of bubbles.
  • Three multicolored LED lights illuminate the bubbles.
  • Includes 35 oz of premium scented bubble solution.
  • Premium bubbles last longer and float higher.
  • Watch 10 bubble wands rotate and easily see solution level in translucent bubble tray.
  • Makes thousands of bubbles in seconds.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available Now: Target

CrayolaCrayola Sidewalk Chalk Grab ’n Go Games (Crayola)

  • Become king of the sidewalk or driveway.
  • Each kit comes with 4 sticks of Washable Sidewalk Chalk, detailed instructions, and other materials needed to create and play challenging games.
  • Kids can create an outdoor play area as big or as small as they like.
  • Mixes physically active play with creativity.
  • Games include Obstacle Course, Bean Bag Toss, Foot Hockey, Chip Shot Golf.
  • If you just have the chalk and not the kit, provides inspiration on games to create such as mini-golf and checkers.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: Chalk games $4.99 retail; 48 ct. colored chalk $4.99

Maisto.ExtremeBeastMaisto Tech Extreme Beast (Maisto)

  • This R/C off-roader is ready to run—just charge up the battery (included) and go.
  • Its hobby-grade proportional steering and throttle give you precise control—much better than toy R/C cars.
  • 2.4 GHz—that means up to 16 players can drive at one time and place.
  • 229 foot (70 meter) control range.
  • Hobby grade TPE tires and proportional speed control.
  • Spring suspension for off-road performance.
  • Rapid electronic battery charger.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $99.99

InnovationFirst.hexbug_aquabot_2.0Hexbug Aquabot 2.0 (Innovation First)

  • Two new body styles.
  • New sensors and an inner glow makes them look more alive than ever.
  • Aquabot can wake up in three different ways: splash water, tap on glass, or take it out of water.
  • Fun first pet without all the messy cleanup.
  • Safe to play in bath, pool, or fish tank.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $12.99

PlanToys.ActivityBoatActivity Boat (Plan Toys)

  • A child’s first wooden toy fishing boat.
  • Includes a wooden boat with a removable cabin, detachable fishhook, sail, fisherman, fish, starfish, and a turtle.
  • Children can place the fisherman inside the cabin.
  • Made from sustainable rubber wood and coated with a non-toxic finish, all colors are made from vegetable dye.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $30
  • Available: Amazon, specialty retailers

Playmates.sewerspewerkatanaTMNT Sewer Spewer Water Weapons (Playmates)

  • Moves the Ninja action from land to water for the ultimate Turtle takedown.
  • Kids can soak up water to deliver a sneaky, sewer-spewing spray on their opponent from up to 30 feet away with Leonardo’s Sewer Spewer Katana and Michelangelo’s Sewer Spewer Nunchucks.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $15.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Amazon

super soaker 1Nerf Super Soaker Hydrostorm Water Blaster (Hasbro)

  • More soakage, more distance, more power!
  • The most powerful motorized Super Soaker ever.
  • No pumping required to blast 25 ounces of water up to 30 feet. Just pull the trigger for a non-stop stream.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target

hasbro.barrageNerf Super Soaker Barrage Water Blaster (Hasbro)

  • Outlast and intimidate the competition with massive capacity.
  • Holds 84 ounces of water.
  • Allows players to use the adjustable nozzle to soak opponents with one of three firing modes: Distance (over 35 feet), flood mode (a colossal splash), or scatter mode (to widen your target).
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99

nerf crossbowNerf Super Soaker Tri Strike Crossbow Soaker (Hasbro)

  • This water blaster represents a whole new way to dominate soaker battles.
  • Fans simply pump to fire for a long range blast from up to 35 feet away.
  • For even more soaking power, activate the two deployable blast arms for triple the water streams and unleash the full capacity of up to 45 ounces.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $24.99