The Best Water Toys for the Outdoors: Summer 2021

Water balloon slingshots for the win.

by Mike Dojc
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We love water toys for kids. As the summer deepens, skies turn a brighter blue, and the heat sets in, few activities are more fun for kids (and affordable for you) than loading a few backyard water toys and releasing your children into the backyard for some aquatic entertainment. Bonus: It’s also great for your grass.

Whether hitting a ball, building a fort, or getting sprayed by a ginormous dinosaur sprinkler, there’s just nothing better than an afternoon of exhausting outdoor play, especially if the best water toys for kids are involved — ideally ones that involve team play and group interaction. The same goes for projectile play, which helps kids to hone their hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness and also gives them a crash course in gravity and other principles of physics. To help you enjoy the fun, here are some of the best backyard water toys for some splashy fun in the sun.

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