The weather’s heating up, so it’s time to get out and play with some cool summertime toys.
Toy Insider Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski stopped by Fox 5 in Las Vegas to show off some of the hottest new toys and games that kids will love this summer. 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.
( WATERMELON SMASH YULU)
The new Watermelon Smash game from YULU Toys is a hilarious twist on the water roulette challenge. Will you end up dry or soaking wet? Use your head to find out!
Fill the watermelon with water or use the provided watermelon seeds for indoor play. Players take turns spinning the spinner to determine their fate. Follow the indicated instructions on the spinner and press the watermelon against your head.
Watch out, you never know when the watermelon will crack and you will lose! The last player left in the game wins!
Each Watermelon Smash game comes with a watermelon, seeds for indoor use, spinner, and game rules.
RAZOR SPARK ULTRA ( RAZOR)
Lightning on wheels, the Spark Ultra is a blur of brilliant light that’s ready to take riders to a new dimension of fun.
Featuring the brightest LED wheels of any scooter in the Razor lineup, the Spark Ultra doubles down on flash with every blast from its Spark Bar for a glowing ride that will light it up all day long.
Step on the Spark Bar to leave a trail of sparks in your wake. Replacement spark cartridges are sold separately.
The full-length grip tape sets the tone with its spark-inspired design, while the patented folding system makes it easy to take your light show on the go.
The Spark Ultra’s aluminum t-tube and deck provide hand-me-down durability, with easy-adjust handlebars that let you find the perfect height.
Max rider weight: 143 lbs.
Available: Amazon, Walmart, razor.com
NEXTWAVE – JUMBO BEACH BASKET ( AMLOID)
Get ready to have tons of fun in the sun with the all-new, totally redesigned NextWave Jumbo Beach Basket from Amloid! This bright and colorful activity set is packed with play value with all the accessories kids need to spend hours at the beach or in the sand box with new sand forms and a collection of multifunctional sand tools.
New features include a sturdy nylon shoulder strap along with a comfort grip handle for easy on-the-go portability. And the collapsible folding case makes clean up a breeze by shaking out water and sand when its time to go. Plus, the cover detaches from the basket to double as a super-sized animal sand form!
The 15-piece set comes complete with assorted sea creatures and nautical forms, bucket with handle, castle molds, rake, roller, sand spinner, sifter and shovels in a variety of sizes.
Available in three styles: Flamingo (pink), Whale (purple) and Shark (teal).
Available: Sam’s Club
( CRAYOLA OUTDOOR CHALK SPIRAL ART KIT CRAYOLA)
The Crayola Outdoor Chalk Spiral Art Kit allows kids to create intricate designs and patterns outside using Outdoor Chalk.
The kit helps kids to create complex, spiral designs using a movable orbiter tool and Crayola Chalk, allowing them to layer their designs and colors.
Each kit contains six stencil shapes, a spiral art unit and four pieces of colorful chalk to inspire children’s imagination.
Ideal for outdoor fun: The Chalk Spiral Art Kit transforms sidewalk art with unique stencils that allow kids to create intricate designs with chalk like never before.
Requires no plugs or batteries, kids can simply stack stencils into unit and use the chalk to create line after line of spiral fun.
Washable chalk won’t leave permanent marks on surfaces, skin or clothing and washes away easily with water.
Available: Crayola.com, Amazon, Target, Walmart
( INCREDIBLES 2 POWER COUPLE JAKKS PACIFIC)
The Power Couple is the ultimate Incredibles team! Kids can launch Elastigirl into action using Mr. Incredible’s super strength.
Includes more than 50 sounds and phrases.
Elastigirl stretches and can be launched up to 20 feet!
Power Couple includes Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and three practice targets.
Available: Target, Walmart
( CAMPING TEE PEE COVER ANTSY PANTS/BEACH HOUSE GROUP)
The Antsy Pants Camping Tee Pee is the newest cover for the Build and Play collection.
Antsy Pants Build and Play Kits and Covers keep your little one active and imaginative.
Build and Play Kits and Covers sold separately, with one Small, Medium, or Large Kit fitting. Numerous different Cover styles (Tee Pee is a small kit).
MSRP: $19.99 and up