The weather is soaring high, and the days are getting longer. If you’re wondering how to convince your screen-obsessed kiddo to ditch their iPads and computers, worry not. JCPenney brings you a wide selection of outdoor toys for some backyard fun. They’ll also help you get the much-needed vitamin D from the sun and get exercise with fresh air. Summer is an ideal time to get kids outside and enjoy themselves without feeling forced. Scroll down to go through our handpicked outdoor toys that’ll help you get started.
The Good Ol’ Days
Walk down memory lane as you indulge in some nostalgic game that screams fun. At JCPenney, we bring you the games you know, but with some updates and enhancements. The whole family will revel in the game of croquet, horseshoes, or cornhole. Do you remember lawn darts? Opt for this wooden crossbow with a steel target and actual markings to practice shooting bullseyes. It’s perfect for teaching kids how to safely shoot with a bow and rubber tip darts. Alternatively, you could also go for badminton sets or disc golf targets that’ll teach your kid to practice swings and throws.
At-Home Beach Fun
Bring the beach to your doorstep with fun activities in your backyard. To begin with, go for a sandbox and lots of beach toys. Throw in some seashells or artificial treasures for them to dig. Consider filling the sandbox with loads of beach toys to keep them busy. Join in the fun by building sandcastles and pyramids. You could also go for a wooden wagon to help your toddler haul all their toys.
Cool Off with Water Games
Everyone loves time in the pool. And if you’re one of the lucky ones to already own a pool, you’re already off to a great start. Consider filling up your pool with fun float designs, including corgis, pigs, and sharks. Stock up on toys and water shooters as running from the water is almost as fun as getting wet. And, of course, don’t forget water balloons. It is a great way for family bonding (and getting drenched).
Aim and Fire
It’s always fun to run uninhibitedly through your backyard accompanied by bursts of fun. Bring in a little creativity and strategy by drawing out missions and blasting your opponent with a toy blaster gun. It makes exploring the outdoors much more fun. Nerf blasters or water guns make the perfect choice to expose your friends out of their hiding spots. This is a great way for your kids to channel their energy and understand teamwork.
To begin with, these games and ideas should help you and your family to relax and enjoy each other’s company in your own backyard. Explore the entire JCPenney collection of outdoor toys and find the best toys for your kids. Show us how you’re playing with your kids by tagging us #AllAtJCP. Then, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see if you are featured.