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FRUGALISTA GIFTS FOR KIDS’ SUMMER OUTDOOR FUN

FRUGALISTA GIFTS ‘CAUSE KIDS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN IN THE SUMMER

 

Summertime is for outside fun. Most of these gifts honor that notion, with a few thrown in for those rainy days. Many are for the younger set to encourage grass and sunshine over indoctrination into video games. Note that a few of the sale prices/deals are time sensitive.

FRUGALISTA GIFTS PROMOTING KID’S OUTDOOR SUMMER ACTIVITY

The Kettler Kiddi-O Scooter goes on sale just in time for summer. 

Kettler Scooter – Gilt.com

 A great gift for a lucky active kiddy recipient needing to learn control and balance. 8 position adjustable handlebar. Made of high carbon steel. Ages 2 to 5 years.

$80 $49 gilt.com 

(Ends Friday, 6-8-12-Note Gilt requires email registration to join)                                                                                                                  

($60 to $140 on Amazon, Brookstone, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Sears)

 

Street Flyers Pogo Stick – Toys R Us



What kid can resist a pogo stick?  The Street FlyersLight Up Pogo Stick Lalaloopsy has motioncensored flashing lights. They hop. Stick flashes. They’ll be the fireflies of their yard. And, they won’t even realize they’re getting exerciseAge: 5 – 7 years.

$35 toysrus.com 


 

 

Poolmaster Water Basketball Game – Wal-Mart

 

It’s likely the kids, big and small, will be in a pool during the Summer. Consider the Poolmaster Pro Action Water Basketball Game. They can play solo or with pals. Bonus, they’ll get some exercise doing it.

$21 walmart.com  


Also check out the expandedPoolmaster Classic Pro Basketball Game  $45

Sandy Lagoon Waterpark™ provides more water fun. This one provides many activities for fun and exercise. Twin water slides. Twin diving boards. Floating inner tubes. Random pour and dump bucket.  Sand spinner with 2-in-1 shovel/rake.  Cover it all with the plastic cover when the play finishes.  Sand and water not included!  Ages 2 years and up.

$50 http://www.littletikes.com/kids-toys/sandy-lagoon-waterpark

Sandy Lagoon Water Park – Little Tikes


 

Zoey B Beach Toys – Pottery Barn

Intro the kid to Eco lessons early with the Zoe B Biodegradable Beach Toys. These are safe and biodegradable. Made from BPA- and phthalate-free bioplastic.  Includes a bucket, a sifting lid, two cups for sand and water play, and a shovel.

$20 potterybarnkids.com  


Have a kid recipient interested in science? Or, want the kid to keep sharp over the summer? One of the Young Scientists Club starter kit fits the bill. Kids about growing seeds and composting; making magnets dance; and other experiments with the Recycling, Measurements & Magnets Kit.

Several Scientists Club variations offered, like Science On A Tracking Expedition, Bones/Muscles, The Senses, & Light Kit, Mirrors, Electricity, & Circuits/Electromagnets, Diving into Slime, Gel, and Goop, etc 

 $25 $15 Gilt.com

 (Note: Gilt requires email registration. No end date on the Scientist Club sales; $25 on Amazon & ToysRUs)


If you (or the parents) don’t mind the kid having projectiles, consider the Zing Air Z-Curve Bow.

Zing Air Bow – Amazon

Includes the bow, RedX arrows, suction cup arrow and quiver holder.  Keep in mind that the suction cup arrow “will stick to almost anything.”  You might want to instruct the recipient that their younger sibling forehead is NOT a target. The arrows are made of soft foam though.

$30 $22 amazon.com  


 

 

Franklin Sports Chux Golf – Overstock.com

The Franklin CHUX Golf Game would even make a great gift for the entire family. Either for impromptu evening activity or for family gatherings.  Includes six golf tosses, complete rules and assembly instructions; and a carrying case for mobile fun. 

$40 overstock.com  


Mulching Mower – Little Tikes

With the Summer Adventures™ Mulching Mower, the kid can mimic taking care of the lawn just like Mom and Dad. Mower even makes popping noise and has a clicking throttle. The working gas cap makes it even more realistic.  Durable construction for prolonged outdoor usage. Ages 1 1/2 years and up. 

$25 littletikes.com 

Mulching Mower in action – Little Tikes


 

FRUGALISTA GIFTS FOR KID’S RAINY DAY SUMMER ACTIVITY

Crazy Fort – Amazon

Get the kid’s creativity flowing with Crazy Forts. Recommended for ages 5 – 9.  Parents contribute bed sheets and the kids get to work arranging the geometrically precise/reinforced 69 pieces.  The resulting designs are limited only to their imagination.  This one will keep several kids occupied for a few hours.

$55 $40 amazon.com  


 

Disney/Pixar Sports Center – Gilt.com

For an older child interested in cars or Disney: Disney/Pixar Cars 2 3-in-1 Sports Arcade Center. Keeps kids, ages 7 and up, busy with basketball, hockey and soccer. Car horn and engine sounds reward baskets and goals. Includes balls, hockey stick and puck, and arcade.

$100 $50 kohls.com


Know a kid with birdwatcher parents?  Recipient might enjoy constructing the Paint A Birdhouse Kit. It’ll not only be fun to build, but afterward they can observe the birds fly in. Made of pine. Includes four bright color paints, paintbrush and sturdy aluminum hanging chain.

$29 potterybarnkids.com 

Birdhouse Kit – Pottery Barn


Hopefully, you find the perfect gift above, or get an idea that’s perfect.  If not, go to any of the listed retailers sites and search for “Outdoor Toys” or “Outdoor Activities”.  This should give you more than enough to choose from.

 

As a present for the parents, or for yourself, you might print this summer safety article and include it your gift to the kid(s): http://www.parenting.com/gallery/summer-safety-tips

Happy Frugalista Shopping! May the smile on your kid recipient’s face be wide and long-lasting.

© 2012 DLewis

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