In a world full of apps, it’s nice to do something that has nothing to do with electronic devices. So here’s 12 Awesome Toys That Get Kids Moving this year!
Where we live, the winters are wet, cold, and long. Even though we do our best to keep our kids active each day, some days, it’s just too cold to go outside. So when the nicer weather does sneak in for a few days at a time, we make sure we bundle them up and get them some fresh air.
Needless to say, we like to make sure that our children have at least one “Get Moving” gift on their Christmas lists each year. This keeps them excited about braving the winter weather when they’re feeling too cooped up inside. Plus, these gifts keep on giving in the sense that once Spring comes back to us, the children are still excited to use these toys. Now that’s my kind of gift!
The benefits of active play are far too numerous to list in our holiday gift guide, but you can probably think of a few reasons off the top of your head about why it’s important:
- it strengthens their bodies,
- it helps maintain a healthy weight,
- it gets the blood flowing,
- and, it clears their minds.
We hope these gifts get you excited for the Holiday season!
12 Awesome Toys That Get Kids Moving
In a world full of apps, it's nice to do something that has nothing to do with any electronic devices. Below are some of our favorite toys to get kids moving. Most of these toys are already in our own homes, but some of them will be in Santa's sleigh this year.
Transform your pavement in an area with the Spalding 54 in. Acrylic Portable Angled Pole Hercules Base Basketball System. Ideal for competitive play, this basketball system features an acrylic backboard perfect for banking and forward players. The Pro-Slam rim showcases breakaway action and moves from 7.5 to 10 feet with the help of the Exacta-lift. Included with wheels, this durable system comes with a 37-gallon base capacity for optimum stability. About Spalding Founded by Boston Red Stockings pitcher A.G. Spalding and his brother, J. Walter Spalding, in 1876, the company (or its successors) been developing innovative products ever since. From creating the first American football, to producing the first basketball for Dr. James Naismith, to the latest advances in INFUSION technology (balls with built-in pumps), Spalding has been on the cutting edge of the sporting goods industry for well over a century. True to the founders' vision, the company has delivered quality goods that reflect a commitment to workmanship in every finished product, every step of the way. Today, these products are manufactured by Russell Brands, LLC, owner of the Spalding trademark. Backboard Dimensions: 54W x 32H in., made of acrylic. 3-piece, 3.5-inch angled pole. Exacta-lift height system. Moves hoop from 7.5 to 10 feet. Pro-slam rim features breakaway action. 37-gallon capacity base for water or sand. Includes wheels for ease of portability.
From the makers of the high flying Flybar, the Flybar Foam Master Pogo Stick is a modern design adaptation of the classic toy. It's sure to promote healthy and exciting fun for boys and girls of all ages. A great introduction to pogo stick jumping--perfect for the beginner and for intermediate riders--it's ideal for jumpers aged 9 years and older. It features a rugged metal frame covered in precision-made foam, replaceable non-slip foot pads, easy-grip handles, and a rubber tip to help you stay in control. As a safety precaution, it is recommended to always use a helmet.
Powell Peralta is an American skateboard company founded by George Powell and Stacy Peralta in 1978. The company rose to prominence in the 1980s as skateboarding began maturing as a sport. All Powell-Peralta Ligament decks have one wider, more robust polymeric strap, instead of the three skinnier straps that were found in the original Ligament. The reinforcing strap is strong and flexible, like the Ligaments that connect your muscles to your bones. Even when you break the board, the Ligament strap will hold your deck together allowing you to ride out of it, instead of doing the groin-tearing splits. Ligament decks weigh the same as a 7-ply maple deck, but have more pop, stay stiff longer than ordinary boards, and prevent the deck from ever breaking into two pieces because of the Ligament in each one.
Designed and engineered for today's kids. The latest version of an old favorite that's high tech, durable and cool. Sleek and stable low profile design for maximum control. Super wide rear tires for sick spinouts. Durable steel construction keeps it all together. Adjustable seat fits a wide variety of kids. Get ready for a wild ride with the Green Machine from Huffy. Built with the design sensibility of a big wheel, with ergonomic joystick control for fast and furious steering--there is no ride quite like it. The two big levers turn the rear wheels for a wild ride and the tough steel frame with oversized exhaust pipes make the Green Machine as tough as it looks. Ideal for children of all ages from 6 years old and up.
The Razor A4 Kick Scooter is Razor’s newest replacement of the popular Razor Pro Model Scooter. Same great scooter with a new name. This is not your little brother's scooter! The A4 folding kick scooter is for riders needing a bit more performance, the A4 sports high speed bearings, full deck grip tape, thick foam grips, and a double stacked head tube clamp for extra strength. Originally designed and tested by Team Razor professional freestyle riders, and is built for rugged durability and pro-grade performance. Features a double-stacked head clamp for added head tube strength and a lightweight yet rigid body frame constructed of 100 percent aircraft-grade aluminum. The scooter measures four by 27 by 13.5 by 36.75 inches (W x H x D) when fully assembled, weighs eight pounds, and additionally features extra-thick foam handles for an optimal balance of comfort and non-slip grip, a must for serious tricksters. Riders will appreciate the A4's full-deck grip tape, which is specially designed by Team Razor pro rider Ricky Wernicke, and provides maximum traction both on the ground and in the air. Recommended for ages 6 and older and will support a rider up to 220 pounds.
Master the art of balance with Alex Ready Set Stilts. These stilts are designed to grow with your child--they feature a fully adjustable height, providing fun balancing practice as kids begin to grow up. In addition, two different sets of feet with non-skid foot pads allow for skill advancement and make sure the stilts won't slip as children learn to move quickly! Give your kiddo a leg up on active fun! Alex Ready, Set, Stilts! SAVE BIG! Training Stilts that let kids ages 5 and up have a blast while building balance, strength and coordination! They come with removable training feet for easy balancing right away. As kids improve, the wide base can be replaced by no-skid caps; Sturdy steel poles and non-slip footrests; Comfortable soft-grip handles; They grow with your child... adjust in height from 49 1/4"-57 1/4"; Weight capacity of 110 lbs. Easy no-tool assembly. Weigh 4 lbs., 14 ozs. Recommended for ages 5 and up.; Ready, set... get this sure-thing, active-fun kid-pleaser today! CHOKING HAZARD. Item contains small parts.Not for children under 3 yrs. Alex Ready, Set, Stilts.
Alex Tumbling Mat is a giant, colorful tumbling mat for safe indoor or outdoor exercise and play. What better way to tumble and play than with the giant, colorful tumbling mat? It's safe indoor or outdoor exercise and play! Open, it measures 46 wide x 72 long. When not in use, it folds to 46 x 24 and has handles for easy carrying.
The Spooner Board is a virtually indestructible balance board that spins, flips, slides, wobbles and more. Improves core stability, balance, coordination and gross-motor skills - truly play with a purpose! The 24" freestyle board allows for easy maneuvering for shorter riders. Also provides a great core workout for Mom. Features: -Balance board. -Safely practice surfing, snowboarding, and skateboarding. -Improves balance skills. -Symmetrical scoop shape. -24" Length - perfect for younger riders. -Ages 3 . -Made in USA.
Gorilla Gym brings the fun of the outdoors into your home. Swinging is a great way to maintain an active lifestyle and it also makes playtime fun! This unique design installs right in your doorway. Without drilling, hammering, or holes, the Gorilla Gym attaches to your door frame in minutes like a home pull-up bar. Our patented Vise Grips adjust to fit your door frame and add a higher level of security. These Vise Grips support swinging motions, while Gorilla Gym's cantilevered design distributes the force to the walls around your doorway. The Gorilla Gym can support up to 300 pounds, so your child can safely swing and climb to her heart's content! Gorilla Gym provides top notch safety for your loved ones. The Gorilla Gym swings have been tested and certified according to the ASTM International Standards for home playground equipment.
No Batteries Required. Powered by YOU! You’ve never seen a jump rope like this before. Twirling Geospace's new SPARKLER™ LED Jump Rope around their bodies, kids are in the center of a cascade of flashing LED multi-colored lights embedded inside the tinted rope. Not only is it the coolest version of a jump rope ever invented, a thrill for kids of all ages, but parents appreciate the fact no batteries are ever required. Within one handle is a rugged dynamo. With each twirl of the Jump Rope, the dynamo produces low-voltage electricity that keeps the LEDs sparkling. Its super-rugged design and quality craftsmanship assure the light show will go on for years and years, and parents end up saving a bundle in battery bills.
GEOFLUX™ magically transforms from what looks like a series of rings into a wondrous 3-D sculpture that resembles a giant atom or an extra planetary orchid! What’s more, when you insert your hand through the coils GeoFlux begins to spiral up and down your arms, spinning so fast it’s a blur of motion. GeoFlux can then “bridge” over to your other arm, staying in perpetual motion. A fantastic party trick and exercise tool, it “fluxes” easily from person to person. Or place GeoFlux on a broom handle, lower one end slightly, and watch as it moves along the shaft, twirling so rapidly it looks like a giant soap bubble. Constructed of one continuous band of rugged stainless steel, GeoFlux folds flat for easy storage in the included travel pouch.