Backyard Toys For Toddlers & Preschoolers

Next month a little dream of mine is coming true … a backyard fence! With an almost two and four year old, they don’t take kindly to being cooped up inside all day so spring and our fence is coming in the nick of time. As gardening supplies have been popping up in the stores, so have backyard toys for little ones. I’ve already snagged a sweet picnic bench for outdoor lunches and a fun water table. My last deal was a bubble lawnmower! I can’t wait to unveil our new backyard surprises and kick back in the sunshine with an iced coffee and good book. Because now, with a fence, I know there will be a safe boundary to my children’s adventures.

backyard toysECR4Kids Pic-n-Rock Convertible Picnic Table, $170 | Play Island Sand and Water Table, $80 | Melissa & Doug Build Your Own Wooden Birdhouse, $13 | Adventure Kids Bug Catcher Box Set, $13 | Sand-Tastic Activity Center, $33 | Fisher-Price Bubble Mower XLT, $20 | Little Tikes First Slide, $35

Grand backyard fun, right? Just two or three of these toys will provide hours of entertainment while you all soak up the vitamin D. Can you tell I’m excited for summer? And, if I wasn’t too scared of the assembly, I may consider this too!

What’s your family’s favorite backyard toy?

Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (


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