Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Favorites - Outdoor Toy Edition

Woohoo for Friday!

Today I'm sharing some of our favorite outdoor toys! Now that Spring is in full swing, we are outside every day.

{ONE} - Swingsets

My kids LOVE playing on our swingset! They go on it every time we are in the backyard.

We have one similar to this one but this looks pretty awesome as well.

And I know my kids would just love it if we ever upgraded to something like this!

I know a huge swingset might not be in the budget for everyone, I saw these that look just as fun!

Flexible Flyer "Triple Fun"  Swing Set

Flexible Flyer Fun Time Fun Metal Swing Set

{TWO} - Playhouse

My kids have really enjoyed this little playhouse my Mom and Sister/BIL got for Ella's 2nd birthday. Now that Avery is moving around, she loves to hang in here too!

I saw these others that look super fun too!

Little Tikes Picnic on the Patio Playhouse

These are not cheap either, that's why it's a good idea to ask family to go in on something like this as a gift :)

{THREE} - Crazy Coupe

Every kid needs one of these, am I right!? We have one since Brayden was 1 and all the kids have loved using it.  Right now it's one of Avery's favorite outside toys


{FOUR} - A Sandbox

This is something else that I think every kid needs (given their parents are OK with sand being everwhere, LOL)

I was fortunate to have my hubby build one for our kids and this is hands down Ella's favorite outside "toy"


I think this one and this one are great options too!

{FIVE} - Water Table

Another huge hit in the toy department! All of my kids have LOVED playing with a water table.  We broke it out this past weekend when we had some really nice weather and all 3 kids played with it for hours! Hours people!! We have this one and love it!

This one looks awesome and we may need to ask for an upgrade this summer :)

More of our favorite outside toys would be a tee ball set, a basketball hoop, stomp rockets, and of course bubbles and chalk!  Oh and water balloons! who can forget those! I saw these on Amazon and have them in my cart ready for when I place my weekly order. Has anyone used these before? I hope they're not an epic fail...

During the summer, all of this stuff is pretty much spread throughout our lawn and it looks like a hot mess, but I love it, it shows kids live here and are having fun!

What are your favorite outdoor toys??

Oh and in case you missed it, I shared my Mother's Day Gift Guide yesterday, you an check it out here :)

Happy Weekend!

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  1. My sister has a set like that in their yard and it's great when she doesn't have that much time to take them to the park because they can just go outside and play!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Love all of your suggestions! We pretty much have all of the same outdoor toys. A suggestion for you that I have is a trampoline. We love ours!! It gets played with ton! Let us know how the water balloons work out. I have been wanting to try them. Have a great weekend!!

  3. We just ordered a combo playhouse/climbing structure thing for the boys and I can't wait for it to arrive!!! A little spendy for sure (It's Step2 brand.. their stuff... yikes) but we finally have a backyard after being in a townhouse for many years so we wanted to celebrate and give them something to really play with in the yard!

  4. Our kids have been begging for something in our backyard and our yard is definitely big enough, but Brian and I always swore that we wouldn't be having a playground in the back yard. Lol. I guess we may have to change our minds on that one. And we've been wanting a water table as well... I saved a couple on Amazon but haven't pulled the trigger yet!

  5. Love that sandbox!! My little one would love this Chelsea @

  6. great post friend! so glad i came across your blog! hope you'll stop by mine! happy friday!

  7. I LOVED our play structure that we purchased from Costco a few years ago. We even moved it from Texas to Mississippi and it never shook loose, which surprised me quite a bit.

    Unfortunately, we sold it with our Mississippi home when we moved to Oregon last year. At least we live in a neighborhood that has about 6 play structures sprinkled throughout. =)