The forecast calls for fun. Toy Insider Editor-In-Chief Jackie Breyer stopped by The Weather Channel to show off some cool toys with a meteorological twist. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the items below, and for a full rundown of the best toys of the year, check out our complete holiday toy guide.


   alex-toys-craft-color-a-funbrella-alexAlex Toys Craft Color a Funbrella (Alex)

  • Color that rainy day away with Color a Funbrella!
  • This white, pre-printed umbrella will come to life with five bright weatherproof markers.
  • Rain, rain, come back another day so I can play with my Funbrella!
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Walmart, Amazon

 


nancy-bs-science-club-aquascope-and-underwater-wonders-activity-journal-educational-insightsNancy B’s Science Club AquaScope and Underwater Wonders Activity Journal (Educational Insights)

  • Telescoping underwater viewer with 5x magnification.
  • Kids can see underwater without getting wet!
  • Built-in LED flashlight and thermometer strip lights up a subject and allows kids to gauge and documents the water temperature.
  • This underwater telescope for kids also comes with an activity journal packed with fun science experiments so kids can learn to explore the world around them.
  • Let kids get up-close with the underwater world and expand their knowledge of biology!
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Walmart

air-water-power-thames-kosmosAir + Water Power (Thames & Kosmos)

  • Kids can construct 15 different models powered by pressurized air and water.
  • Promotes visual-spatial skills as kids follow illustrated instructions to build the models in the kit, and creativity and reasoning as kids inevitably will start building new creations from their own imagination!
  • All about STEM: Each model building exercise provides a fun and easy introduction to physics concepts including gears, chain drives, and pneumatics. Also encourages a hands-on engagement with engineering.
  • Water-jet propelled models make for great outdoor activities, while the hydro-pneumo (air pressure and water pressure) powered models are fun for indoors and outdoors.
  • Teaches kids about renewable energy and how it can be used in our world.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $49.95
  • Available: Amazon

glow-in-the-dark-dome-tent-pacific-play-tentsGlow-In-The-Dark Dome Tent (Pacific Play Tents)

  • Let your imagination take you into space with bright shining stars that GLOW in the dark.
  • With a waterproof floor, this tent prevents grass from seeping inside. It is durable, safe, and most importantly it provides hours of fun!
  • This galaxy dome tent is perfect for backyard fun, birthday parties, and even sleepovers. This tent makes playing at night a true space experience.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $51.95
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Walmart