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.
Wet Head(Credit: Zing)
Put on the Wet Head hat from Zing and get ready to possibly be soaked. Opponents choose a peg to withdraw from the hat in a form of water roulette -- if they pick the right one, you get drenched! If not, pass the hat to the next player. Suggested retail price $19.99, for ages 4 and older, available spring 2016.
R2-D2 Bubble Blaster(Credit: Imperial Toy)
Kids can get into Star Wars-style mischief and blow endless bubbles with this R2-D2 blaster. The set comes with a collectible bubble bottle; $18.99 at imperialtoy.com.
Batman Boys 2-Piece 3D Muscle Flotation(Credit: Edge)
The swim vest is durable and features an elastic strap for custom secure fit for added safety while kids learn to balance and paddle. Also available in other Justice League characters such as, Superman; $24.99 at Toys R Us.
Disney Dory and Nemo Character Mask(Credit: Swimways)
These Dory (pictured) and Nemo character masks feature an easy-to-adjust head strap with a soft water tight seal for a custom fit; $12.99 at Target, Toys R Us and swimways.com.
Derby Duck(Credit: Game)
This inflatable ride-on pool float features two handles on the side and two handles on the duck's neck. The float features two cup holders as well; $52.99 at walmart.com.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sewer Stomp and Splash Pad(Credit: Nickelodeon)
This Aqua Leisure inflatable mat easily attaches to a garden hose, which allows multiple stomp points to spray water; $12.99 at Toys R Us.
B. Woo-Hue Parachute(Credit: Battat)
Kids can have fun with this color-wheel parachute, which features 12 woven handles to make room for six to 12 kids. The set comes with 15 colorful balls so kids can try to keep them from falling out; $24.99 at battatco.com.
Nerf Dude Perfect Perfectsmash Football(Credit: Hasbro)
Practice the perfect play and make legendary passes by setting up the knock-out target. Then toss the football to make the perfect smash. The set includes a reusable target and football; $19.99 at hasbrotoyshop.com.
Walking Talking Pets(Credit: Spin Master)
Characters from "The Secret Life of Pets," a Universal Pictures movie that hits theaters in July come to life with these motorized figures that walk and talk. Choose Max, Gidget, Snowball and Mel, each with their own phrases and unique action moves; $12.99 at Toys R Us, Walmart and spinmaster.com.
Geosafari Jr. My First Telescope(Credit: Educational Insights)
This 10x magnification telescope allows kids to view the moon. It also comes with two large eyepieces with comfy goggle and nose cut-out guide for perfect eye placement, a built-in diagonal mirror and a lens cap; $29.99 at educationalinsights.com.
Nerf Super Soaker Tidal Torpedo Bow(Credit: Hasbro)
Surprise your competition with a soaking stream of water or a Nerf foam missile blast. For additional water power, dip the tip of the missile in water to deliver a watery missile blast; $24.99 at hasbrotoyshop.com.
Waterfall Discovery Wall(Credit: Step 2)
Kids can scoop up water, pour it into the bucket and dump it down the wall. Water zigzags and spins, plus the rearrangeable pieces help develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination; $49.99 at step2.com.
Star Wars Dive Characters(Credit: SwimWays)
This three-pack, 3-D molded dive sticks feature Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma and Stormtrooper from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." These water toys are great for swim practice and can be played in and out of the pool; $5.99 at Target, Toys R Us, Walmart and swimways.com.
Hydro Swirl Spinning Sprinkler(Credit: Prime Time Toys)
A fun twist on sprinkler fun, the Hydro Swirl features a spinning dome on top, with six tidal storm wiggle tubes on the edge. The tubes wiggle and splash in all directions; $12.99 at Target and Target.com.
PlaySkool Mrs. Potato Head Beach Spudette(Credit: Hasbro)
This Mrs. Potato set features a beach theme with more than 15 pieces including a bathing suit, sandals, sunglasses, a sun hat and more; $14.99 at hasbrotoyshop.com.
Hyper Toss(Credit: Moose Toys)
This fast-paced, electronic catch ball game lets kids try to beat their own scores by catching the ball quickly in one of the three colored cups. Best for ages 6 and older; $19.99 available at toy stores in June.
Finding Dory Bath Squirters(Credit: Bandai)
Fill up your fish friends, give a squeeze and enjoy squirting your friends in the pool or bath. The three packs include Dory, Marlin and Destiny or Nemo, Hank and Mr. Ray; $11.99 at bandai.com.
Mermaid Magic Princess Sofia(Credit: Just Play)
Bath and pool time can transform into an underwater adventure with Princess Sofia, who sings, lights up, sparkles and flutters her tail. The doll comes with a removable seashell tiara and hairbrush; $24.99 at justplayproducts.com.
Little Live Pets S2 Lil' Turtle Tank(Credit: Moose Toys)
This turtle tank is the perfect place for the Little Live Pets Turtle to walk around and then dive into the water. The new tank comes with Starry the Magical Turtle; $24.99 at moosetoys.com.
Best Friend Max Feature Plush(Credit: Spin Master)
Bring home all the action and personality of Max, the star of "The Secret Life of Pets," due to hit theaters in July. The plush features a detachable leash, lifelike walking action and 20 different sounds and phrases from the movie; $44.99 at Toys R Us and toysrus.com.
Paddle Bubble(Credit: TPF Toys)
With bubbles blown and Paddle Bubble in hand, players try to keep the suds from popping. The set includes two paddles and bubble solution; $9.99 at Toys R Us.
Disney Finding Dory Mr. Ray's Dive Game(Credit: SwimWays)
Kids can toss Dory and Nemo's school friends into the pool, race and catch them with Mr. Ray's net. The set comes with five characters and a net; $9.99 at Toys R Us, Target and swimways.com.
Goblies(Credit: Mezzimatic LLC)
Goblies are paintballs that kids throw by hand. They are painless like water balloons and create a colorful splat like paintballs. The product is sold as a kit that allows kids to make 108 Goblies using food ingredients while learning about chemistry; $19.99 at amazon.com.
SpaceScooter(Credit: Space Scooter Inc.)
The SpaceScooter from Space Scooter Inc. can be ridden one of two ways: like a traditional kick-scooter or propelled forward by an up-and-down teeter-totter motion. It folds and comes in a variety of colors and designs; $149 at Toys R Us.
Hurricane Reusable Water Balls(Credit: Prime Time Toys)
Hurricane Reusable Water Balls from Prime Time Toys are easier to use than water balloons. There is no fumbling with tiny water balloon knots -- the balls fill and seal with a squeeze; $11.99 at amazon.com.
Hydro Lacrosse(Credit: Swimways)
The COOP Hydro Lacrosse game set can be used in the pool, at the beach or in the backyard. The soft, waterproof handles make it easy to catch, scoop, cradle and throw the ball. The set comes with two lacrosse sticks and one ball; $9.99 at Walmart and walmart.com.
T-Blasts Quad Blaster(Credit: Playmates Toys)
Each T-Blasts Quad Blaster from Playmates Toys fires up to 40 feet and comes with four Ninja Turtles character darts, which are oversized and made of safer, soft foam. Collection includes Quad Blaster Donatello, Quad Blaster Leonardo, Quad Blaster Michelangelo and Quad Blaster Raphael; $14.99 at Toys R Us.
10-Inch Pro Sky Bouncer(Credit: Jakks Pacific)
The Maui Toys Pro Sky Bouncer discs fly and bounce with the pro-matte finish. Choose from six colors; $12.99 at jakks.com.
Paw Patrol Tangle-Free Telescopic Fishing Pole(Credit: Nickelodeon)
This Lil' Angler Paw Patrol fishing pole comes with a telescopic tangle-free rod, spincast reel, line, one safety hook, one casting plug and a snap swivel; $22 at Dick's Sporting Goods and at dickssportinggoods.com.
Light Up My Basket(Credit: Faber-Castell USA)
Kids can create a felt flower bouquet with bright LED lights in a bike basket. The set includes everything kids need to show off their creativity with a personal and unique basket design; $24.99 at amazon.com.
Yummy Nummies S'More Maker Playset(Credit: Yummy Nummies)
Yummy Nummies are candy, snack and meal-making sets that come with everything kids need to create no-bake, realistic-tasting mini foods. The S'more Maker Playset lets kids make their own graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate. The no-heat set comes with fun s'more-making utensils that light up and flicker; $19.99 at yummynummies.com in July.
Svan Ice Cream Cart(Credit: Svan)
The Svan Ice Cream Cart lets kids serve customers by scooping play frozen treats onto connectable cones. The cart is equipped with more than 30 pieces, including scoops of ice cream, connectable cones, an ice cream scoop, popsicles and Italian ice; $159.99 at svan.com.
Super Sharkpedo(Credit: Prime Time Toys)
Kids can navigate this foot-long smiling shark through the pool, up to 40 feet. Simply submerge Sharkpedo under water to quickly fill the tail fin that then launches like a dart to propel him through the water; $9.99 at Target and Wal-Mart
Candylicious Bubbles(Credit: Little Kids Inc.)
Candylicious Bubbles from Little Kids Inc. combines two of kids' favorite things: bubbles and candy. Kids can blow them, catch them and eat them. They come in four flavors: cherry, grape, bubble gum and tutti frutti. Suggested retail prices $12.99 for bubble machine and $2.99 at littlekidsinc.com.
My Friend Dory(Credit: Bandai America)
The My Friend Dory interactive plush doll features motion and touch sensors that activate sounds and up to 50 phrases. She moves both her eyes and mouth and speaks "Whale;" $39.99 at Target and target.com.
Summer Fun/Water Park with Slides(Credit: Playmobil)
This set features two jumbo slides, one regular and one for tubing, and a wave pool at the bottom. The octopus in the middle spins, creating run ripples throughout the pool. Use the park's pulley to pull the tube up to the top of the slide; $59.99 at playmobile.us.
Aqua Leisure Paw Patrol Hopscotch Spray Mat(Credit: Nickelodeon)
Kids will have fun playing hopscotch with their favorite Paw Patrol characters and cool off with its sprayers along the edge of the mat. The set includes three bean bag bones, which can be used for markers; $9.99 at Toys R Us.
Fisher-Price Little People See 'N Say Ride-On(Credit: Fisher-Price)
The class See 'n Say toy is now on a ride-on, with fun graphics, animal sounds, music and more; $29.99 at Toys R Us.
Squeeze N' Paint Tool Set(Credit: Crayola)
The sidewalk paint bottles turn into tools allowing kids to squirt, brush and roll creative designs onto the pavement. These work with all Crayola Sidewalk Paint; $2.99 at shop.crayola.com.
Booger Balls Ultimate Battle Pack(Credit: Funrise)
Kids can have fun with the gooey, slime-filled Booger Balls kit. Simply mix the Booger Balls Powder Packet (choose Revolting Red, Gross Green or Yucky Yellow) and get ready to play with 90 Booger Balls, which is non-toxic and won't stain clothing; $19.99 at funrise.com.
Fun Heroes Throwing Hammers(Credit: Jakks Pacific)
Kids can charge into battle with their friends with these foam pool toy hammers; $4.99 at jakks.com.
K-Force Build and Blast: K-20X(Credit: K'Nex)
Build four different blaster and target models in one set with the K-Force Build and Blast: K-20X from K'Nex. The set includes rods and connectors plus special parts to create different blasters; $19.99 at toysrus.com.
Paw Patrol Hopper(Credit: Nickelodeon)
This classic toy features Chase from Nick Jr.'s hit show "Paw Patrol." The hopper provides active play and exercise for kids of all ages; $14.99 at Walmart.
Kidizoom Action Cam(Credit: VTech)
VTech's Kidizoom Action Cam lets active children capture videos and photos when they're on the move. It comes with two mounts so kids ages 4 and older can attach it to their bike, skateboard and more. It also comes with a waterproof case so they can take pictures or videos under water; $55 at walmart.com.
Razor Jr. Mini Mod(Credit: Razor)
The Razor Jr. Mini Mod features side footrests and a pedal-activated motor that stops when released, as well as an in-wheel electric hub motor, foot pedal throttle, soft rubber grips, polypropylene wheels and a rechargeable battery; $49.99 at walmart.com.
Regatta Swing(Credit: Magic Cabin)
The Magic Cabin's Regatta Swing is a canvas, sailboat-styled swing that can seat two kids at a time and holds up to 200 pounds. The mesh seats ensure it won't hold water, and the swing includes Easy Tree Hangers, making it easy to hang from a tree; $149 at hearthsong.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.
Decorate Your Own Sunnies(Credit: Creativity for Kids)
At the beach or the pool, kids can decorate three pairs of sunglasses using resin shapes, rhinestones, gem strips and more. The set comes with a color pair, a glitter pair and a color-changing pair. The sunglasses offer 100 percent UV protection and come with cases; $29.99 at mastermindtoys.com.
Beach Stamps(Credit: Red Rooster Toy Company)
Beach Stamps are square-shaped impression stamps that come in a variety of designs that can be strapped to hands or feet to stamp pictures, create patterns and design scenes on sand; $13.99 and up on beachstamps.com.
Sand Glove Dinosaur(Credit: Haba USA)
This flexible Sand Glove Dinosaur encourages role play and fun in the sand. Kids can bury the dino and excavate it, then wear it like a glove to dig in the sand. Its hinged jaw allows for chomping and digging; $14.99 at hearthsong.com.