As it is finally nice enough to spend time outside, encourage your kids to leave the screens behind and head out for some fun. If getting them to play out is a battle, buy some fun outdoor playsets and toys. JCPenney has a vast assortment of outdoor toys for kids. These toys are entertaining, educational, and promote physical activity engagement.
Create a ‘Beach’ in the Backyard
A gorgeous tropical beach vacation may not be on the list for many of us this year. However, your kids can sure partake in fun activities in the backyard. Start with a sandbox and a couple of beach toys. Then throw some seashells in the sand, and let your kids start digging to collect them all. Join in the fun of building sandcastles and pyramids. We have a wooden wagon that is perfect for your toddler to use to haul their toys in!
Let the Nerf Wars Begin
Should you designate yourself as the head battle planner, you need to gather everyone in the family, divide them into teams, and let the Nerf wars begin! Battle it out with Zombie Alternators, laser tag blasters, or water guns. And remember, only the best team wins.
Princess Tea Parties
Why wait for birthdays to organize a lovely princess-themed tea party? Dress your kids in adorable costumes, and get them ready for tea. Place a table or a charming tent along with Dexter the Dragon bouncer to help your kids have great conversations together. You can even organize plenty of themed games and snacks to make it a festive and memorable party.
Wet and Wild Fun
As the weather warms up, let the kids have some fun in the pool. Arm them with cute floats, water shooters, and other pool toys. You can also keep them active and engaged with this lovely shark fish hunt game by Melissa & Doug. The set includes six colorful sinkers, two shark nets, and lots of play ideas for races and games.
Swing, Slide, & Run
Delight your kids with a great slide gym in the backyard. Complete the setup with a seesaw and swing. It not only keeps your little ones entertained for hours but also engages them to stay active. As such activity requires a high degree of sensory input (sight, sound, touch, etc.), it also helps develop skills that make physical activity more enjoyable later in life.
Eyes on the Prize
Motivate your kids to engage with others and work as a team with competitive yet enjoyable games like archery and slam ball. You can also buy them a dart set that glows in the dark so that the games continue even after the sunsets.
Keeping your kids happy and content during the summer months means a more relaxing time for the parents, and choosing the right toys is key. Explore the entire JCPenney collection of outdoor toys and find the best toys for your kids. Then click some fun-filled pictures of your kids playing and share with them when tagging #AllAtJCP. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to see if you get featured.