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Phenomenal Outdoor Toys For Your Two Year Old

Updated: Apr 25


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 two year old. We have categorized the toys by price:







$20 or Less







What we love:

  1. It is a simple toy that will encourage your little one to help in the garden while learning that plants need water to grow.

  2. It is made with strong, durable plastic.

  3. The bright green color makes it easy to find.


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


Raters love:

  1. It is the perfect size for small hands.

  2. It is sturdy - does not tip over easily.

  3. A child can throw it down and it does not break.


Raters don't love:

  1. It leaks sometimes.

  2. It does not hold very much water.

  3. It can be difficult to get all of the water out.



 







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.


 




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 height of the T is adjustable so it can grow with your child.

  2. It can be hung on a wall (maybe shed) for easy storage.

  3. The balls are made out of plastic - meaning they won't travel as far or hurt as bad if thrown at someone.


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


Raters love:

  1. The T is sturdy enough that if does not fall over if hit with the bat.

  2. It's a good price.

  3. Gets kids moving and running around.


Raters don't love:

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

  2. Some people did not get all 5 balls.

  3. The base is a bit thin.



 



What we love:

  1. It is a good way for your child to play creatively in the sand.

  2. It comes with multiple cones so more than one child can play at once.

  3. It is the perfect size for little hands.


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


Raters love:

  1. It is a great set for the beach.

  2. You can tell it is high quality.

  3. It is light enough to travel easily.


Raters don't love:

  1. Wish the cones came with a stand.





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$30 or Less



Sunny Days Bubble Lawn Mower: $10.99 (Currently on sale)





What we love:

  1. No batteries required - if it gets left out in the rain, no problem.

  2. It blows out a bunch of bubbles at once!

  3. It has realistic sounds which is great for promoting pretend play.


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


Raters love:

  1. The lawn mower encouraged their child to be active.

  2. It holds up well with a lot of use.

  3. Child loves to run around with it.


Raters don't love:

  1. It is squeaky.

  2. Bubble liquid spills if turned sideways.

  3. Difficult for new walkers to push.


 

Bouncy Unicorn: $25.38 (On Sale)





What we love:

  1. The unicorn is adorable - other animals are also available.

  2. It is a super fun way for children to move and bounce around.

  3. If you want to store it, simply deflate.


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


Raters love:

  1. It is sturdy enough for active toddlers.

  2. It is a great toy to practice balance skills.

  3. It has a washable cover.


Raters don't love:

  1. It smells like rubber.

  2. It is too big for smaller-sized toddlers.

  3. It idoes not seem bouncy enough.


 







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.



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$35 or more







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. 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.



 





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.



 






What we love:

  1. The sandbox comes with benches that you and your child can sit on.

  2. It comes with a cover to protect from rain and animals.

  3. It is sturdy and will last for years.


Star Rating: This product gets a 4.6 star rating on Amazon.


Raters love:

  1. It is easy to assemble.

  2. At least 4 children fit in it at once.

  3. It fits plenty of sand.


Raters don't love:

  1. The cover does not fit as snugly as desired.

  2. Water can get in.

  3. It looks bigger in the pictures than it actually is.



 





What we love:

  1. The table comes with an umbrella so kids don't have to sit directly in the sun.

  2. It comes with two tubs if children would like to use both sand and water.

  3. It can seat four children comfortably.


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


Raters love:

  1. It is easy to put together.

  2. It is big enough that larger children can sit comfortably as well.

  3. It smells nice like cedar.


Raters don't love:

  1. The umbrella tore in the wind - be sure to take it down if windy.

  2. You may want to stain the wood to protect it if used outdoors.

  3. The edges are pointy for toddlers.



 





What we love:

  1. This is a fun and entertaining first ride.

  2. It ages well with children.

  3. It is bright and colorful and long lasting.


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


Raters love:

  1. It is great and easy to set up.

  2. Awesome!

  3. Kids are obsessed


Raters don't love:

  1. Novelty wore off.

  2. Bulky




 






What we love:

  1. The "patio" comes with a canopy so children aren't directly in the sun.

  2. It is large enough for multiple children to play in at once.

  3. It features various outdoor "cooking" portions making it great for pretend play.


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


Raters love:

  1. It is sturdy and feels like it will last a long time.

  2. Children really enjoy playing in it.

  3. It comes with a bag for all of the small parts when not in use.


Raters don't love:

  1. It is not so easy to assmeble, there aren't pilot holes in it.

  2. The grill cover seems flimsy.

  3. Wish it came with play food.




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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 two year old, click here!



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