Want your little ones to have an awesomely enjoyable summer despite the restrictions of COVID-19? Get ready to do just that with these borderline genius 2 year old outdoor toys.
As spring and summer approach, you can begin preparing a backyard full of endless fun and festivities for any toddler with some awesomely unique and affordable 2 year old outdoor toys!
COVID-19 has been such a drab (to say the least) and we’re so looking forward to some outdoor excitement while still staying extremely safe at the same time.
Though we long for the days of amusement parks and pools, we’re still refraining. With three sweet little ones I love dearly, I’d rather be safe than sorry.
Without ever having to step one foot away from home, you can set up a world of wonders for your toddler right outside.
Try any of these 2 year old outdoor toys for tons of fun and entertainment with your toddler this warm weather season for hours on end.
Since this post goes into extended details about toddler toys, I have included a table of contents if you wish to get straight to the outdoor toddler toys.
Why is outdoor play important for toddlers?
Outdoor play is super essential for toddlers to release some of that endless energy, soak up some much-needed vitamin D, and have the freedom to enjoy life with activity and exploration.
Ultimately, it provides exercise and sunshine and benefits their physical, mental, and emotional health and development.
They’re young, new to this world, and utterly clueless about this new normal life of chaos imposed upon us by COVID-19.
They’ll be more than content with their backyard amusement, but strict confinement to the house may create some discontentment. So let’s give those babies some outdoor play!
What is a good toy for a 2 year old?
A good toy for a 2-year-old is anything safe and interesting. Toys come in so many forms (*some requiring unwavering adult supervision despite their kid-friendliness*).
Case in point, water toys such as a baby pool or sprinkler or any toy involving water. According to kidshealth.org, young children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water and as little as 20 seconds, according to Hackensack Meridian Health. So, supervision is an absolute MUST.
You can also opt for toys that encourage independent play, buddy play, family engagement, and education.
Anything SAFE that sparks imagination, entertainment, inspiration, or exploration is an excellent fit for the job!
What can you do outside with a toddler?
Whether you wish to buy 2 year old outdoor toddler toys or not, there's fun to be had with no toys at all, like tag and hide and seek or water play with nothing more than just a hose. Use an attachment with your hose to make it more exciting with the various settings.
You can help them explore and teach them to have fun while being safe with what's naturally in your surroundings, i.e., in the yard, on a walk, at the park, or playground.
Or you can make your backyard your own personal oasis of amusement with some cool 2 year old outdoor toys that any kid will love (whether they're two years old or not)!
Trust me, there are some unusual outdoor toys that are so entertaining, and outside the norm, you'll want to play too.
How do I entertain my toddler outside?
So how do you entertain your toddler outside? Well, here’s 40 awesome toys plus ideas for how to do precisely that. Get ready for tons of fun with your sweet little toddler!
2 Year Old Outdoor Toys (Plus Great Ideas):
Idea #1 (for 2 Year Old Outdoor Toys):
Outdoor Toddler Amusement Park
Combine #1-4 for the best backyard toddler amusement park your toddler's ever seen!
1. Up & Down Roller Coaster Rapid Ride & Hide
This miniature roller coaster is so adorable and such a great hit with the little ones. It's easy to assemble and compact enough to go indoors or, if you'd prefer that, over putting it out in the yard. Either way, your little one will not be able to get enough of the thrills this toy provides!
2. Jump 'n' Slide Bouncer
A miniature bounce house is a great addition to your at-home amusement park. It adds the feel of a carnival and (bonus) will help burn up some of that abundant energy your little one has.
3. Pop Up Tunnel Tent (3-in-1)
I love this multifunctional tent. You can use each of the two tents individually, or they can be conjoined with a tunnel so your tiny tots can go back and forth between them. You can even make it reminiscent of Chuck-E-Cheese by adding plastic balls to the tents, so they transform into tiny ball pits.
4. Toddler Trampoline
Hours of amusement are bound to go on while your toddler (or toddlers) safely bounces about in this little trampoline and even shoots some hoops while they're at it.
Idea #2 (for 2 Year Old Outdoor Toys):
Backyard Toddler Water Park
Combine #5-8 for a festive pool party for your toddler and their toddler family members or close friend.
5. Gator Inflatable Play Center
This stinking adorable toddler pool play center is the perfect water park centerpiece!
6. Inflatable Rainbow Sprinkler
At your backyard water park, the tiny tots can easily hop from the pool to this ultra-fun rainbow sprinkler and more.
7. Splash Pad
Let the water fun continue with this splash pad that'll super soak all the kiddos (and their little dog, too, if he wants to join in).
8. Outdoor Water Spray Sprinkler
With this final water toy addition, your all set to have the most official backyard toddler water park.
Idea #3 (for 2 Year Old Outdoor Toys):
Backyard Toddler Camp Out
Combine #9-11 for the best toddler backyard camp out ever!
9. Kids Camping Play Tent Gear Set
Equip your toddler for a camping trip of a lifetime right in the backyard. They can explore, discover, and behave as a true camper with their personal-size tent, binoculars, functional flashlight and lantern, and more! (Don't forget the AA batteries for the flashlight and lantern, they're not included).
10. Toy Walkie Talkies
Your little one can communicate with you or their camping buddy with these functional walkie-talkies perfect for a toddler. You just need AAA batteries to start the fun.
11. Smore Fun Campfire Play Set
What camping trip has ever been genuinely complete without making smores? Roast pretend smores with this play campfire and smore set!
Idea #4 (for 2 Year Old Outdoor Toys):
Backyard Toddler Sports Competition
Combine #12-14 and invite your toddler's closest buddies or join in yourself for the perfect outdoor sports event!
12. Kids Golf Club Set With Wheels
Let the sports day competition begin. This miniature golf set is perfect for a tiny tot to set up a golf course just their size and easily transport their golfing gear around the course.
13. T-Ball Set
Next sport on the sports day competition list...how about some T-ball?
14. Easy Score Basketball Set
Wrap up the sports competition with a friendly game of basketball!
Idea #5 (for 2 Year Old Outdoor Toys):
Backyard Toddler Barbecue
Combine #15-17 and invite your toddler's closest buddies
for a backyard cookout!
15. Cook 'n Grow BBQ Grill
I love the real-life gas grill appearance of this little grill. Perfect for a small child to simulate their very own personally-hosted backyard BBQ.
16. Play Cookout Food
Your little one can grill up a nice meal for their friends and relatives with these cookout food additions!
17. Bubble Mower for Toddlers
Encourage your toddler to get the yard looking pristine before their big cookout begins with this adorable lawn mower bubble blower!
Idea #6 (for 2 Year Old Outdoor Toys):
Backyard Toddler Superhero Adventures
Combine #18-20 to unleash your child's inner superhero fantasy!
18. Superhero Capes and Slap Bracelets
Your little one can easily switch from superhero to superhero with this super affordable 15 piece costume set. Let the superhero adventures begin!
19. Spider-Man Super Web Slinger Toy
Like Spider-Man, they can catch some villains in a web of silly string (or water) with this web-slinger toy.
20. Giant Fun Inflatable Roller
This ultra-fun inflatable roller can serve as an entertaining "getaway" vehicle, or they can pretend it's an inconvenient contraption they've been caught in by a villain.
Idea #7 (for 2 Year Old Outdoor Toys):
Backyard Bubble Fest For Toddlers
Little ones love bubbles. Combine #21-23 for a land of bubble wonders!
21. Bubble Machine Automatic Bubble Blower
There are other bubble blowers for kiddos, but this guy generates nearly 5000 bubbles per minute for the ultimate bubble experience.
They can chase, pop, and run around bubbles for days with this machine. Perfect for a children's party as well.
22. Bubble Guns
My toddlers love a good bubble shoot-out, and I bet yours will too! Just twist on the bubble solution bottle that comes with the gun, then get ready to aim and fire!
23. Camera Bubble Maker with Bubble Solution
For outdoor bubble play that's a bit more relaxed, my little boy and girl adore using these bubble maker cameras.
Idea #8 (for 2 Year Old Outdoor Toys):
Backyard Toddler Water Battles
Combine #24-26 for a war of the waters in your backyard. The fun can go on for hours!
24. Backpack Water Guns
Have a water gun fight (army style) with this backpack water gun that allows your little one to carry their backup ammunition right on their back. (You might want to avoid filling it to full capacity, the weight could be a bit much for them).
25. Reusable Water Balls
Backyard water play knows no bounds with these awesome water balls! There is no need for messy water balloons that take forever to fill and tie (just to get popped super quickly, and then the fun is over).
These balls absorb the water, and they're soft and child-friendly, providing the best water battles ever without balloons.
26. Sunset Glow Baby Pool
Keep this baby pool nearby and filled with water to quickly and easily refill your water balls so the water ball battling fun can go on for hours.
My kids and I have a whirl of a time refilling our balls while we battle it out. Seriously, so much fun!
Idea #9 (for 2 Year Old Outdoor Toys):
Personal Backyard Toddler Playground
#27 is all you need for a super easy and convenient backyard playground fit for a toddler!
27. Toddler Slide and Swing Set (5-in-1)
With this mini playground set, you can enjoy park adventures (complete with swinging, sliding, and even some hooping) within the comforting confines of home.
Idea #10 (for 2 Year Old Outdoor Toys):
Backyard Toddler BMX
Combine #28-31 for a BMX setup that is totally legit AND toddler friend!
28. Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike - (for 18 Months to 5 Years)
This is the perfect beginner bike for a toddler to get comfortable and familiar with 2-wheel bike riding training wheel free. There are no pedals, and they can easily move around using their legs and feet while balancing the bike.
My 2-year-old son adores his balance bike so much that we bought an extra one so he can still zoom around throughout the house.
29. Toddler Youth Bike Helmet Knee Elbow Wrist Pads for 2-8 Years
Keep your sweetheart safe and protected on their BMX backyard adventures with a protective gear set that includes not only a helmet but also knee, elbow, and wrist pads!
30. Small Soccer Training Cones for Outdoor Activity
Create a mini biking obstacle course for toddler domination right in your backyard by placing these small cones throughout your yard.
31. Micro Pyramid Ramp
This ramp is small enough (and safe) for a toddler and the perfect addition to complete your toddler backyard BMX obstacle course!
Idea #11 (for 2 Year Old Outdoor Toys):
Backyard Toddler Water Museum
My eldest and I went on multiple field trips with his daycare to a water museum that he and the other little ones really enjoyed.
Combine #32-34 for a personalized mini water museum of your own!
32. Spiralin' Seas Waterpark Play Table
This waterpark play table helps develop motor skills as your child enjoys dropping balls down the spiral tunnel, using the Ferris wheel to scoop and drop balls while splashing, and watching everything go round and round.
33. Waterfall Discovery Wall Outdoor Water Play Set
Here's another entertaining water activity center for a backyard water park. It's a fun little water maze that activates once your little ones scoop some water from the bottom and pour it over the top.
34. Big River and Roads Outdoor Water Activity Play Table
Keep the water play going with this large play center that is large enough for additional buddies to join in on the fun without things getting too cramped.
Idea #12 (for 2 Year Old Outdoor Toys):
Backyard Toddler Walking Adventures
If nothing else, a sun-shiny walk in the fresh air can be super enjoyable on beautiful summer days.
Combine #35-37 to make walking your toddler in the yard, around the block (or wherever) more entertaining and more convenient!
35. 4-in-1 Stroll Trike
How fun is this bike-stroller hybrid? It makes it so easy and entertaining for your toddler and you to go for walks while you push, and they pedal.
36. Wagon for Two Plus
I enjoyed toting my little boy around on walks to the nearby store with this wagon. It also made those trips easier to carry items home and gave me more wiggle room for making larger purchases since I knew I could transport the items back home in the wagon.
37. Whisper Ride II Push Car
Your toddler will love pretending to zoom around while you push them along in this push car. Feel free to enjoy slow-paced, relaxing walks, or go for jogs with your toddler in tow, or even randomly sprint and zig-zag them around for the time of their life.
My son loved this push car. It was like watching him play on one of those arcade race car games as he pretended to zoom here and there while I pushed him in his little car. It was super cute.
Idea #13 (for 2 Year Old Outdoor Toys):
Backyard Toddler Beach Day
Combine #38-40 to create a personalized at-home beach day right in your yard that your little sweetie will love!
38. Play & Shade Pool for Toddlers
I love this adorable little beach pool. The vibrant umbrella component gives off that beachy, island resort feel. Just what you need for a toddler beach day located right in your yard.
39. Turtle Sandbox
I love this sandbox in particular because the cute turtle design is so appropriate for little kids, but primarily because of the lid.
It's so convenient to keep out pesky outdoor insects and rodents and avoid the negative impacts of bad weather conditions with this accompanying lid.
40. Beach Toys
What beach trip is truly a beach trip without building a sandcastle? Build a perfect sandcastle and more with these beach toys that your toddler can easily transport with their accompanying mesh bag.
And there you have it! 35+ two year old outdoor toys your toddler will love! Go ahead and spark some endless joy this summer!