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Phenomenal Outdoor Toys For Your One Year Old

Updated: Mar 12


The weather is getting warmer, the kids are getting louder...it's time to play outside, right?! To help encourage your children to do just that we have compiled a list of great outdoor toys for your one year old. We have categorized the toys by price:







$20 or Less








What we love:

  1. Most importantly, this chalk is non-toxic making it safe if your child decides they want to taste it...though we don't recommend that.

  2. It is BIG making it very easy for little hands to grip. This also means that it lasts a long time.

  3. It is strong - when your child decides to throw it on the ground it won't shatter instantly.


Star Rating: This product gets a 4.5 star rating on Amazon.


Raters love:

  1. The vibrant colors the chalk comes in.

  2. The size for their child's hand.

  3. It doesn't roll when set on the ground.


Raters don't love:

  1. The cost compared to other chalk.

  2. The very tip wears down.

  3. Some people recieved their chalk broken.


 

On Sale: $10.99





What we Love:

  1. These sandbox trucks are perfect for children who are into big trucks and want to participate in pretend play.

  2. The big wheels move easily through wet or dry sand.


Star Rating: 4.8 (Amazon)


Raters Love:

  1. The trucks are durable

  2. Perfect for one year old who loves tractors

  3. Good size for small hands


Raters don't love:

  1. Smaller than they appear

  2. Thin Plastic



 





What we love:

  1. The balls come in different shapes and sizes - more to engage your toddler with.

  2. They are made with non-toxic materials.

  3. The balls are large enough that your child can safely use them but not so large that they can't play with them.


Star Rating: This product gets a 4.4 star rating on Amazon.


Raters love:

  1. They are easy for small hands to grip.

  2. Balls are easy to blow up.

  3. Kids love to play with them.


Raters don't love:

  1. The balls are a bit smaller than expected.

  2. They smell a bit at first - air them out.

  3. The mesh bag it comes with is a bit small.


 


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What we love:

  1. These toys are made with child-safe plastic and paints.

  2. The set comes with a mesh bag making it convenient to take with you if you are headed to the beach.

  3. The plastic is durable so it won't break it your child decides they should step on it.


Star Rating: This product gets a 4.8 star rating on Amazon.


Raters love:

  1. The bag can be used as a backpack for easy transport.

  2. They are sturdy and could be used for multiple children.

  3. They are great for digging.


Raters don't love:

  1. Some of the toys are similar to one another.

  2. The bag rips easily.



 



What we love:

  1. The removable canopy provides protection against UV rays.

  2. It is foldable which makes it easy to store.

  3. It is soft and comfortable for your little one to sit in.


Star Rating: This product gets a 4.7 star rating on Amazon.


Raters love:

  1. It is easy to inflate and deflate.

  2. Baby loves it!

  3. It is sturdy.


Raters don't love:

  1. The canopy doesn't go up as high as desired.

  2. The valves can be difficult to open.

  3. Larger babies may move too much while using this.






 

$30 or Less





What we love:

  1. You can secure your child with both shoulder straps and the T Bar.

  2. It can be used outdoors and indoors.

  3. It is easy to clean.


Star Rating: This product gets a 4.9 star rating on Amazon.


Raters love:

  1. It is easy to hang.

  2. Baby feels secure in swing.

  3. Baby loves to use it.


Raters don't love:

  1. It is lighter than expected so it does not feel as sturdy.

  2. The colors faded.

  3. The hooks to install are not included.


 

Current Sale Price $12.29




What we love:

  1. Green Toys are made with recycled plastic.

  2. It can be cleaned in the dishwasher.

  3. It is a great way for children to move around while collecting "treasures."


Star Rating: This product gets a 4.8 star rating on Amazon.


Raters love:

  1. It is sturdy.

  2. The handle is a good size for little hands.

  3. It is light enough for little ones to easily move around.


Raters don't love:

  1. It may tip if a child decides to sit in it.

  2. The rope is too short for larger children.

  3. It is not very large.


 







What we love:

  1. It is adorable, featuring animals and letters.

  2. It is shallow enough for babies to sit in but also fun for older children.

  3. It is easy a fun way to cool down in the summer heat.


Star Rating: This product gets a 4.4 star rating on Amazon.


Raters love:

  1. It is easy to inflate.

  2. Kids love to play in it.

  3. The water warms easily as it is shallow.


Raters don't love:

  1. The connection for the hose leaks.

  2. It does not come with a patch kit.

  3. The water does not shoot up as high as in the pictures.


 







What we love:

  1. It is adorable, featuring the octopus and legs that shoot out bubbles!

  2. It is easy to use.

  3. It blows a bunch of bubbles!.


Star Rating: This product gets a 4.2 star rating on Amazon.


Raters love:

  1. It is lightweight.

  2. It blows bubbles for a long time.

  3. Long battery life.


Raters don't love:

  1. It is small.

  2. The bubbles don't blow up high enough.

  3. It is shallow and must be filled up high to work.



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$40 or Less







What we love:

  1. It grows with your child.

  2. It has four wheels making it sturdy and safe for your little one.

  3. It encourages gross motor play.


Star Rating: This product gets a 4.5 star rating on Amazon.


Raters love:

  1. It is easy to assemble.

  2. Child loves to use it.

  3. It is easy to change from riding on to using as a scooter.


Raters don't love:

  1. The wheels are plastic.

  2. It screws are difficult to get in.

  3. It does not work well indoors.



 




What we love:

  1. It is small enough to be safe but big enough to be fun.

  2. It is lightweight enough and foldable for storage.

  3. It can be easily cleaned making it a great outdoor toy.


Star Rating: This product gets a 4.5 star rating on Amazon.


Raters love:

  1. It is easy to assemble.

  2. Great for children who like to climb.

  3. It is affordable.


Raters don't love:

  1. The plastic seems thinner than previous "Little Tikes" toys.

  2. It does not fold as easily as shown in the images online.

  3. Child may outgrow quickly (too small for 2.5 year old).


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$50 and up







What we love:

  1. The Cozy Coupe can grow with your child as it has a board that can be put in for younger children and taken out for those who want to "drive" themselves.

  2. The Cozy Coupe comes in various designs depending on what a child likes.

  3. It is sturdy and will last for years.


Star Rating: This product gets a 4.7 star rating on Amazon.


Raters love:

  1. It is easy to assemble.

  2. Child loves to play in it.

  3. It is weather resistant.


Raters don't love:

  1. Some people had difficulty with assembly.

  2. If left in the rain you have to drain water out of little holes.

  3. Would like it to be roomier for bigger toddlers.



 




What we love:

  1. The wheels are made with rubber, making them less likely to scratch floors if used indoors.

  2. Hape is known for its safe, non-toxic materials.

  3. It is sturdy and will last for years.


Star Rating: This product gets a 4.7 star rating on Amazon.


Raters love:

  1. It is very stable.

  2. Child loves to play so much that they do not want to get off.

  3. No pointy pieces that could hurt a child.


Raters don't love:

  1. A bit expensive.

  2. Wish the seat were adjustable.

  3. A bit difficult to assemble.



 

YBike Pewi Elite Bike: $64.99 (on Fat Brain)







What we love:

  1. This is a fun and different ride on toy.

  2. It has multiple functions to ride, sit, push, walk

  3. It is lightweight


Star Rating: This product gets a 4.8 star rating on Fat Brain Toys


Raters love:

  1. It rolls in all directions

  2. One year old child loves it

  3. Help with learning to walk


Raters don't love:

  1. A little too tall for grandchild



 






What we love:

  1. A water table is a great way to cool off in the hot summer months.

  2. There are multiple parts to manipulate, making it an engaging toy.

  3. It is easy to clean.


Star Rating: This product gets a 4.8 star rating on Amazon.


Raters love:

  1. At least 3 children can use it at once.

  2. The drain makes it easy to empty the water.

  3. Children can play with it for hours.


Raters don't love:

  1. Wish it came with a lid.

  2. A bit pricey.

  3. A bit difficult to assemble.




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That's all for now, as we discover new products, we will update our list. Have anything to add? Let us know!



PS: If you are looking for even more toy suggestions for your one year old, click here for some great ideas!



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