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Summer is here and before you know it the kids will be in your face with the annual onslaught of I’m boreds you’ve come to expect.
I’m sure you’ve got their reading lists cued up and a lengthy list of chores they can do, but what if you responded with something fun instead?!
I know, it’s not your job as mom to entertain them and they should be able to engage themselves in some activity that’s not at all related to Fortnite for more than 30 minutes, but what if you just answered, “I’m bored,” with, “Okay, let’s go do something fun!”
Or, you can hand them one of these fun summer toys to help make their warm weather playtime epically more exciting and hopefully not at all bored.
10 Summer Toys For All Kids Who’ve Said I’m Bored in the Summer
Giant tumbling timbers
It’s basically life sized Jenga. Awesome for kids and grownups enjoying libations at your next cookout.
Buy it here: Tumbling Timbers
Portable soccer goal
Probably one of the best kid play items I ever purchased for the Dudes. They used it all summer and inside the house in the winter too. We’d still have it if someone didn’t fall on it and break it trying to score a windmill goal.
Buy it here: Portable Soccer Goal
Water balloons are like the quintessential summer toy and yes, they could spray water all over your bathroom or flood your yard trying to fill up water balloons just like you did as a kid. But, thanks to modern technology, they can also just use this thingy instead. Makes it easier to fill on the go and probably eliminates mom from having to tie off a hundred little water balloons while swearing to all parties that they better not get her wet while she’s helping.
Buy it here: BunchOBalloons Filler
It’s basically a less disgusting version of trashketball, but like the frisbee version. Fun for kids and adults so it makes a great block party/camping/summer cookout/family reunion summer toy too.
Buy it here: Kan Jam
They’re the at home version of those blowup sumo suits or bubble balls you see all over the place. I don’t know how you’re supposed to inflate them without passing out and I don’t know that someone won’t get epically flipped and come in crying, but I do know that the first couple of rams are gonna be fun, especially when it comes to watching them trying to get up!
Buy it here: Sumo Bumper Boppers
All of my kids seem to love playing with these. I can’t even tell you how many of the missiles were left on the roof of the house we moved out of last year, but I can tell you that you should probably invest in an extra pack of missiles right from the jump.
Buy it here: Blast Pad Missile Launcher
Rubber chicken game
Dude 3 begged me to order this so it is sitting in my Amazon shopping cart while I contemplate what’s become of my life. I guess kids think rubber chickens are kind of hilarious so you can’t really go wrong with this one.
Buy it here: Flickin Chicken Game
They don’t really do anything but ask you to use your imagination and watch them catch the wind, yet my dudes all loved playing with them.
Buy it here: Glider planes
Because the one thing summer tends to be for all of us is too dang hot. And a little water play in the yard is an easy cure for boredom, especially with a fun sprinkler.
Buy it here: Octopus Squirt Summer Toy
Looking for more summer toys to bring a little warm weather joy to your kids? Check out this list: Water Toys You Need This Summer