A bucket of chalk is an old-school staple for any child’s toy box. This set lets your kiddo add a touch of sparkle to any outdoor art. Crayola, $3.99. Ages 3 and up.
Kiddo having a little trouble coloring in the lines? No worries! With super-sized stencils, she’ll get the guidance she needs to be an impromptu street artist while still flexing her creative muscles. Check out the whole line! Ravensburger, $26. Ages 5 and up.
This little play set can really go the distance. Not only is it super durable, it’s also made from recycled plastics and contains no phthalates or BPA. The four-piece collection consists of a bucket, a sand castle mold, a shovel and a rake — everything your tyke will need for a day in the sand. Green Toys, $18. Ages 18 months and up.
Trust us: Your kids won't stop playing with this one. It can cross a jaw-dropping distance and the long tail helps children with poor hand-eye coordination better target their throw. Plus, it whistles! Nerf, $12. Ages 6 and up.
Your backyard can easily be transformed into a safari adventure when you send your kid out with this kit. The six-piece set lets him get up close and personal with any insect he finds. Adventure Kids, $12.
How can we not include at least one Nerf shooter on the list? This one allows kids to rapid-fire six darts that’ll travel a whopping 75 feet — wow! Nerf, $15. Ages 6 and up.
Beat the heat with this adorable sprinkler system. The height of the water stream is adjustable, plus the flowers are soft and foot-friendly, so no stubbed-toes. Melissa and Doug, $16. Ages 3 and up.
This baby will shoot 500 bubbles per minute and comes with a bottle of bubble formula. What more could you want? Funrise, $15. Ages 3 and up.
Bike rides on warm-weather days are what childhood memories are made of. This popular German model’s awesome safety features make it an excellent starter bike for young riders. FirstBIKE, $160. Ages 2 and up.
This water gun’s tank has an opening big enough to add ice cubes to the mix for a super-cold soak. Plus, the jet stream can freeze friends — or unlucky parents -- up to 38 feet away. Nerf, $10. Ages 6 and up.
We’ve got loads more ways to have family fun right outside your door! Just visit scholastic.com/fuelbackyardfun.