Toys (and Games!) to Make Your Kids’ Summers Sizzle

Nothing makes summer sizzle like brand new toys and games and we’ve got the hottest lot around! We’ve hand-picked a few of our faves to help your family turn lazy summer days dinto unforgettable adventures.

Toys for Little Kids

Kids can collect all kinds of critters in the GeoSafari® Jr. Critter Habitat! This watertight, wet/dry habitat features a locking lid with air holes, rotating feeder, and magnification spots to study finds up close. Better here than in your purse, right?

Your Pete the Cat® loving preschooler will go bonkers for the Pete the Cat® Playfoam® Set! Including 8 fun colors of squishy, squashy Playfoam, a Pete the Cat mold, a skateboard with rolling wheels, cardboard accessories and a Pete the Cat playset backdrop, it’s arts and crafts meets pretend play with maximum fun, minimum mess (Playfoam won’t stick to carpet or clothing).

Take a moment to rest your eyes as your preschooler assembles and decorates his very own Design & Drill® Robot – all. by. himself. Kids snap on the arms, use the included kid-friendly screwdriver to attach multicolored bolts, decorate with stickers, then… play! Unscrew the bolts and remove the parts and start all over again.

Replace recess with Magic Moves® and keep kids active all summer! With 90 fun, physical commands, 26 musical tunes, and flashing lights, Magic Moves gets kids up off the couch (or the floor or under the table or who knows where) and moving.

Toys for Big Kids

Curious kids can take a closer look at nature with the GeoSafari® Handy Microscope. This portable, easy-to-use scope features 40x magnification, built-in collection vial, and belt clip. Good for hours of outdoor investigation (cut to you, reading a mag on the patio).

Take advantage of the summer sun to power the GeoSafari® Solar Rover! Kids use their hands to block the sun and control a real solar vehicle. Set includes cones for obstacle course challenges.

While the summer days away with the Nancy B’s Science Club™ Binoculars & Wildlife Activity Journal! These sturdy binocs come with 4x magnification for up close views of nature and a 22-page activity journal is packed with writing, drawing, and science activities. If she loves it, there’s a full line of Nancy B’s Science Club tools and activities to keep her engaged all summer!

When the sun goes down, the fun comes up, with the GeoSafari® Night Explorer. Check out nighttime nature and discover nocturnal creatures in the dark using this red-light flashlight perfect for secret summer missions.

Toys to Take on Vacation

Keep little kids busy in the car, on the plane, or on the train with Kanoodle® Jr., a perfectly portable, solo-play, puzzle game. All pieces fit easily into the case and with 60 kid-friendly puzzles to complete, hands – and minds – will be occupied. (Older kids might appreciate their own, pocket-sized Kanoodle, Kanoodle Genius, or Kanoodle Extreme.)

Outdoor explorers can stay in touch with each other – and with you – with the GeoSafari® Jr. Walkie Talkies! With a range of 300 feet/90 meters, this set of 2 speakerphone-style units is perfect for communicating on camping trips, hikes, and backyard bonanzas.

Unplug your next road trip with Travel Blurt!® This handy, portable version of best-selling Blurt includes 450 definition clues and a magnetic scoreboard perfect for tracking your family’s boisterously bellowed guesses.

Fun for the Whole Family

Ready? Set? SMASH! Players choose a challenge card, set up their trajectory, then launch their balls in to the target to win Smash Pong!™ Perfect for filling those after-dinner hours, family barbecues, and more.

Make this the summer of the stars with a GeoSafari® Omega Refractor Telescope! This powerful, 700 mm refractor scope includes 30x, 60x, 120x, and 200x magnifications so you can explore the universe with one eye tied behind your back.

Ride the tide to big time summer fun with Surfside Scramble™ Word Game! Players race to line up their letter flops to make as many words as they can, scoring points for the longest word or most words; paddle in last and get wiped out!

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