Summer is in full swing and that means we are looking for new toys and activities to keep the kids busy this summer. I much rather have them playing outside and not sitting inside glued to a screen. I have 4 new toys that we have for our children to play with that I thought some of you may enjoy as well.
First up, is the All-Pro Passer. It’s a robotic quarterback that will “pass” the football to a specific location. It took us a few minutes to assemble the All-Pro Passer and explain to the kids how it works.
You place the supplied football in the All-Pro Passer, aim, pump it up and let it go. The more you pump it up the farther it will go. It claims to go as far as 25 feet! I didn’t measure the distance while the kids were playing but I’d say it gets there or very close to 25 feet.
The kids had a blast playing with the All-Pro Passer. They were able to control it without any adult assistance. This was a fun toy for a group of kids to play with. We had on average 3-5 players at a time and it worked out great!
Groovy Glow Wubble
My daughter has been begging me for a Wubble for a while now. So she was super excited with the Groovy Glow Wubble arrived. What’s so fun about the Wubble is it looks like a huge tie-dye bubble but really it’s a ball!
There is a valve to help you blow your Wubble up but once you have the Wubble inflated it’s all about the fun. This Wubble glows in the dark making it a great toy for outside. The kids loved kicking it around at dusk and when it was a little dark out because it glowed! I could easily tell where the kids were outside because the Wubble would be floating through the field all lit up!
Smithsonian Prehistoric Sea Monsters
I think I was more excited about the Smithsonian Prehistoric Sea Monsters than the kids were. They didn’t really understand it at first. The Sea Monsters are a great activity for a rainy day but it only takes about 15 minutes to set up. Then you have to wait. Wait for your “sea monsters” to hatch!
We have our Prehistoric Sea Monsters sitting on the bookshelf so the kids can view but not spill them all over the house. What’s really neat about this toy is the fact the “Sea Monsters” grow to more than 20 times their original size. But it does take time. So this is one that you put together and then check in on it every now and then. We thought it was fun to chart the growth to see how much they grew each time.
Everyone loved the Smithsonian Telescope! It took us a little bit to assemble it but once it was together there was a skirmish to see who got to look through the telescope first.
It was perfect for star gazing with the kids and trying to find the constellations in the night sky. The boys also like to use the telescope to see if they can spot the bunnies in the field during the day.
This is a plastic telescope so it does need to be taken care of. No tossing it in the toy box. When we are not using it, I collapse it and place it on top of the bookshelf. If taken care of properly it will last but if you toss it in with the other toys it will be broken quickly.
These are a few of the toys my family is utilizing this summer to spend more time together.