Must-have summer and pool toys for kids
The weather is warmer, flip-flops are out, beach days ahead it can only mean one thing: It's time to stock up on new summer and pool toys.
From bubbles and ride-ons to chalk, disc launchers, water play and more, there are many interactive toys to get your kids playing outdoors.
Here are this summer's must-have toys for every kid.
Noodle Head Shooters(Credit: Swimways)
The Noodle Head Shooters from Swimways are colorful, textured characters that are made of flexible PVC heads. Simply attach the head to a swim noodle and it shoots water up to 10 feet; $12.99 at swimways.com.
Bunch O Balloons(Credit: Zuru Toys)
The Bunch O Balloons lets you fill 100 water balloons in 60 seconds. Simply connect the attachment, fill the balloons and watch them self-seal to make the water balloons lock and ready to launch. Each pack contains three bunches of 34 balloons plus a quick-fix adapter; $9.99 at bunchoballoons.com.
Barbie Bubble-tastic Mermaid(Credit: Mattel)
Girls can easily create bubbles with the Barbie Bubble-tastic Mermaid doll from Mattel. Simply dip the mermaid's fin in the bubble solution and pull the string on the dolls back, and the tail will spin to create an ocean of bubbles. It also comes with a brush and tiara; $19.99 at toysrus.com.
PAW Patrol No-Spill Bubblin’ Bucket(Credit: Little Kids Inc.)
With the Paw Patrol No-Spill Bubblin' Bucket, kids can tip it upside down, knock it over or drop it -- all without spilling the bubble solution. The set comes with three brightly colored, easy-to-hold wands and bubble solution; $7.99 at amazon.com.
3D Sidewalk Chalk(Credit: Thames & Kosmos)
Kids can mold their own colorful sidewalk chalk with Thames & Kosmos 3D Sidewalk Chalk. Simply mix your own colors, pour it into the shape molds and let it harden. After drawing pictures on the sidewalk or pavement, use the 3-D glasses to make the images pop; $14.99 at toysrus.com.
Poof Spider Ball Mini Sports Pack(Credit: Alex Brands)
The Poof Spider Balls feature soft foam and a special grip technology that helps kids hold the foam balls easier. This sport pack includes a football, soccer ball and basketball; $12 at toysrus.com.
Crayola Glitter Chalk(Credit: Crayola)
Add a little dazzle to your sidewalk art creations with Crayola's Glitter Chalk. The set includes five washable, anti-roll chalk sticks; $2.99 at toysrus.com.
Fuze Bike Bubbler(Credit: Skyrocket Toys)
The FUZE Bike Bubbler from Skyrocket Toys, is a motorized bubblemaker that mounts under a bike seat and shoots a stream of bubbles as the rider moves; $14.99 at toysrus.com.
Slackers Night Riderz Zipline and Flying Saucer Seat(Credit: Slackers)
The Slackers Night Riderz Zipline and Flying Saucer Seat features a zipline that lights up your seat with LED rotating lights. A glowing trolley light guides ride from start to finish, day or night; $199.99 at slackersline.com.
X6 Zoom Rocket(Credit: Zing)
The X6 Zoom Rocket from Zing is an auto-rotating, multi-launching Zoom Rocket featuring six soft-foam rockets that fly 100 feet in the air; $29.99 at amazon.com.
Sky Catchers Tripod Rocket(Credit: Geospace)
Launch the Sky Catchers Tripod Rocket up to 100 feet and catch it just as easily. The launcher stick adds leverage to kids' throws, multiplying their arm strength; $22.95 at fatbraintoys.com.
Air Hogs RollerCopter(Credit: Spin Master)
Smash, crash and roll with the Air Hogs RollerCopter from Spin Master. This remote-controlled helicopter enables pilots to roll along the ground, up walls and even along the ceiling. The protective cage allows the helicopter to take serious bumps and keep on going; $39.99 at target.com.