Water Toys For Summer
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Sprinklers and More Toys to Turn Your Yard Into a Water Park

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Water Toys For Summer
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Water Toys for Summer

Although many more public pools, splash pads, and the like will be open this summer, it's still always a good idea to have some water toys stocked in the backyard to help keep everyone entertained and stay cool. Whether you're looking for a bit of splash action or full-on soakage, these outdoor toys will keep the family from sweltering this summer.


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Wow World of Watersports Super Slide
Amazon

Wow World of Watersports Super Slide

$142 from Amazon
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Sure, it's pricier, but anyone who's ever used the classic slip-and-slide toy knows who uncomfortable those can be for anyone over a certain age. This 25-by-6-foot version from Wow Sports uses heavy-duty PVC plastic for extra padding and includes sleds to soften the impact. 


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Sable Inflatable Pool
Walmart

Sable Inflatable Family Pool

$47 from Walmart
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Having more than a couple of people in this pool might feel a little crowded, but when temps soar and the heat is relentless, is anyone really going to care? Features include two drainage valves and a three air-chambered structure that gives this pool its sturdiness.


Looking for a more substantial option? Be sure to check out The Best Above-Ground Swimming Pools.

Funboy Giant Inflatable Bali Palm Lounger
Amazon

Funboy Giant Inflatable Bali Palm Lounger

$199 from Amazon

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After the year we've all had, each of us should have gotten one of these with our stimulus checks. If you're lucky to have a backyard pool, or you spend a lot of time at the local lake or swimming hole, we heartily recommend you do it in style with one of these Funboy floats. It's over 9 feet long, 4.5 feet wide, and includes a shade canopy. 

Tidal Storm Hydro Swirl Spinning Water Sprinkler
Amazon

Tidal Storm Hydro Swirl Spinning Water Sprinkler

$17 from Amazon
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Nothing quite screams summer like watching beaming kids run through a sprinkler. This one has six wiggle tubes that spin or a rotating base — making getting soaked as unpredictable as it is fun.

Funboy Giant Cabana Dayclub
Funboy
Hello Kitty Giant Bow Pool Float
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Hello Kitty Giant Bow Pool Float

$60 from #GetFloaty

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Not all pool floats are created equal. If you're looking to be cradled in comfort without spending an arm and a leg, this floaty is comfy, chic, and eye-catching. It's 7 feet long and nearly 5 feet wide. 

SplashEZ 3-in-1 Sprinkler for Kids, Splash Pad
Amazon

SplashEZ 3-in-1 Sprinkler for Kids, Splash Pad

$25 from Amazon
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This BPA-free alphabet-themed splash pad is both a fountain and a shallow pool. At 5 feet wide, it's plenty big for a couple of little ones, but there are larger options, too, if you've got water-loving kids who are a little older. 

Trampoline Waterpark
Amazon

Trampoline Waterpark

$21 from Amazon
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If you're one of the lucky ones with a backyard trampoline, amp up the play with this product that'll turn your tramp into a splash zone.

Wet N' Wild Light Show Sprinkler
Target

Wet N' Wild Light Show Sprinkler

$20 from Target
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This model also has a spinning dome with wiggle tubes, but it lights up for those impromptu evening sprinkler sessions while the adults are gathered around the fire pit.

H2GO! Blobzter Splash Mat
Amazon

H2GO! The Blobzter Splash Mat

$68 from Amazon
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This "blob" is filled with water and combines a splash pad, water blob, and a slip n' slide for 15 feet of fun.

Intex Sunset Glow Baby Pool
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Intex Sunset Glow Baby Pool

$11 from Amazon
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This tiny but colorful pool is perfect for small spaces like an apartment patio or balcony. It's the perfect size for one little person and features a padded inflatable bottom.

Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide
Amazon

Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide

$450 from Amazon
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If you're looking to really trick out the water fun in your backyard this summer, this massive inflatable includes a climbing wall, two slides, and a splash pool, and its own blower motor to keep things safe and continuously inflated.


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Fortnite Water Blaster
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BigMouth Inflatable Unicorn Yard Sprinkler
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Stream Machine Double-Barrel Water Launcher
Amazon

Stream Machine Double-Barrel Water Launcher

$22 from Amazon
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Why soak with one stream when you can have two? But beware the power of these — they can shoot water at your opponents up to 70 feet away.

Matty's Toy Stop Nelson the Narwhal Water Sprinkler
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Matty's Toy Stop Nelson the Narwhal Water Sprinkler

$20 from Amazon
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If your kids are fans of the unicorns of the sea, Nelson the Narwhal will bring a smile to their faces.

Fun-Here Super Foam Soakers, 6-Pack
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Fun-Here Super Foam Soakers, 6-Pack

$19 from Amazon
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Those brand-name super soakers are fun, but not so much the time it can take to fill them vs. the seconds it takes to empty them. With these, you just dip and pull and you're loaded for blasting family members into watery oblivion.

Little Tikes Spiralin' Seas Waterpark Water Table
Amazon

Little Tikes Spiralin' Seas Waterpark Water Table

$50 from Amazon
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Recommended for kids 2 to 6, this water toy lets little ones splash and stay cool while also enhancing motor skills and imagination.

Step2 Waterpark Arcade
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Step2 Waterpark Arcade

$50 from Amazon
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Attach the included water blaster to your backyard hose and watch your toddler or preschooler aim at each target. Sure, it's fun, but it also hones fine motor skills.

NERF Super Soaker Scatter Blast
Target

NERF Super Soaker Scatter Blast

$12 from Target
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Is any summer complete without a super-soaker fight? This one features a five-stream blast, pump-to-fire action, and a flip-up sight for better aim.

Zuru Bunch O Balloons 280 Rapid-Filling Self-Sealing Water Balloons
Target

Zuru Bunch O Balloons 280 Rapid-Filling Self-Sealing Water Balloons

$28 from Amazon
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Water balloons are another one of those toys where the prep-to-play ratio is incredibly disappointing. Not so with Zuru's balloon clusters, which fill and self-seal in seconds. This set has more than 265 individual balloons.

Fun Zone Pop 'n Splash Surprise Water Toys
Walmart

Fun Zone Pop 'n Splash Surprise Water Toy

$29 from Walmart
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This toy employs a pump, crank, spin wheel, stomp mechanism, and popping balls for interactive, watery fun and games.

Little Tikes Magic Flower Water Table
Walmart

Little Tikes Magic Flower Water Table

$39 from Walmart
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With its included watering can and over 10 added accessories, this water table lets multiple kids play at once while broadening their imagination.

HearthSong Inflatable Easel
HearthSong

HearthSong Inflatable Easel

$50 from HearthSong
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This toy combines creative play with water and can accommodate up a couple of artists at a time. It includes paint, sponges, and paintbrushes. When art time is over, simply hose off to make a clean canvas for the next day's masterpieces. Note that it doesn't ship until later this month.


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