2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Active Play

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This is the final gift guide in our nine-part 2016 Gift Guide series, and features top gifts encouraging active play!

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3-in-1 Soccer Goal Trainer Set  3-in-1 Soccer Goal Trainer Set

From backyard soccer games to individual skill building, this versatile soccer training system provides three ways to have fun! It starts with the 6-foot wide x 4-foot tall soccer goal with heavy duty, powder-coated steel poles and ground stakes. Add the rebound trainer panel to practice different types of individual shots. Kick things up a notch with the target panel featuring six die-cut holes for accuracy shots. Includes soccer goal, two panels, ground stakes, 8″ soccer ball and pump. Ages 4+. $129.95


Giant Inflatable Soccer Ball  All Out Fun! Giant Inflatable Soccer Ball

Get ready for some bouncing, rolling, kicking, chasing fun! This amazing giant soccer ball is four feet in diameter and is made from thick, puncture-resistant vinyl. A reinforced double valve system eliminates air loss for hours of entertainment and exercise. Ages 6+. $69.95



Outdoor Classics   All Out Fun! Outdoor Classics

This all-in-one kit introduce kids to time-tested backyard games including Kick the Can, Beanbag Toss, Capture the Flag, Three-Legged Race and much more. Kids will unplug from technology to make room for some carefree hours of fun in the sun! The outdoor adventure kit includes a metal can with shaker lid, megaphone, six adjustable waist belts, six flags in two colors, two ropes and connectors, four stakes, six bean bags in two colors and detailed game play instructions for over 15 favorite backyard games. Ages 6+. $49.95


Premium Platform Swing  All Out Fun! Premium Platform Swing

Typical swings pale in comparison to this delightful swinging platform! Featuring an adjustable-length, 10-mm rope and a sturdy steel frame that is wrapped with thick padded foam for comfort, it safely holds up to 250 lbs. Ships in four pieces that assemble into a 3-foot square seat (requires two adults for assembly). Hanging hardware not included. Ages 3+. $99.95



Dilly-Dally Kickball  Dilly-Dally Kickball by Melissa & Doug

This colorful kickball makes it extra fun for kids to practice early catching and kicking games. Made of durable rubber, it features an adorable character named Dilly Dally Turtle; whether he’s in the garden, in the park or at the playground, Dilly Dally is always having a good time! Dilly Dally adds an adorable twist to a classic toy that helps develop gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Ages 2 to 10. $9.95


Inflatable Tumbler  Inflatable Tumbler

Kids are guaranteed to have a ball with this enormous, 65-inch-diameter inflatable tumbler. Just climb inside and take the bouncy roller for a spin! Special air valves and double-welded seams make our exclusive tumbler twice as durable as those sold elsewhere. Made of heavy-duty phthalate-free vinyl, it’s constructed for inside or outside play with a 200-lb weight limit. The tumbler features two entrances for a safe rolling experience. Toy inflates easily with the use of an air pump and includes a patch kit. Ages 6+. $109.95


Lightning Go-Cart  Lightning Go-Cart

The Lightning Go-Kart gives an authentic driving experience, with quick response and sharp handling that will excite young racers. Innovative features include an ergonomic molded seat, adjustable high backrest for a comfortable and safe sitting position, driver-controlled pedal speed and sporty design. Ages 3 to 7. $114.95



Nightball light-up balls Nightball Light-Up Balls

The ultimate light-up sports ball! Watch as your NightBall soars down the field in a streak of super-bright, LED- powered light. Ideal for taking to the park or beach, this hollow, easy-grip ball will float, is waterproof and never needs to be inflated. Latex-free, phthalate-free and non-toxic. Light-Up Disk, Basketball, Football, Soccer Ball are available! Ages 5+. $19.95



Shoot Again Basketball Game  Shoot Again Basketball Game

Sharpen your shooting skills with this over-the-door basketball game featuring a foam basketball, electronic scoring and time clock, plus authentic announcer and game sounds. The adjustable-height 28″ x 17″ x 13″ plexiglass backboard has a breakaway rim and quick ball return that manually rotates 180° to increase your shooting repetitions from any position on the court. Uses four C batteries (sold separately). Ages 7+. $59.95


Slackline Double-line Set  Slackline Double-line Set

This rugged, 50-foot slackline set will introduce the whole family to an international sport that builds amazing core strength and balance skills. Anchor the line to trees or pillars quickly and easily with the integrated tightening ratchet; keep the line taut for greater stability, or loosen it up for some bounce! This double-line set includes an upper “teaching” guideline for beginners to hold on to. Maximum load is 800 lbs. Includes instructions and a durable storage bag. Ages 5+. $79.95


Slimeball Dodge Tag  Slimeball Dodge Tag

Slimeball Dodge Tag is the ultimate 2-player dodge ball game! Run, dodge and throw—Slimeball brings you tons of active slime fun with no mess. Each player wears a vest with a sticky target and picks two squishy balls. Slimeballs stick to the center vest material, but won’t stick to anything else or leave any marks. This fun game boosts hand-eye coordination and encourages active play. Ages 6+. $24.95


Sumo Bumper Boppers: Set of 2  Sumo Bumper Boppers: Set of 2

Forget bumper cars and pillow fights; kids can have the best of both worlds with Sumo Bumper Boppers. The inflatable vinyl boppers fit over children like a sumo suit. They’re easy to use and include twin hand grips that keep things in control even when the bumping gets intense. Fill them with air, put them on and invent all sorts of adventures. Includes 2 bumper boppers and repair patches. Ages 4+. $39.95


Twangled Twangled

Round up your friends and prepare to get Twangled as you laugh, think, stretch and communicate to get yourselves into and out of a twisted and tangled situation. To play, simply grab the bands and stand in circle. Kick the spinner and follow the instructions, stepping over or under a specified band color. With each spin, your group becomes more and more Twangled. Then it’s time work together to untangle the group back into their starting positions! Includes 8 elastic bands, 1 kick spinner and rules. For 4 to 8 players. Ages 6+. $24.95


Two Bros Bows Exclusive Archery Set: Flame Two Bros Bows Exclusive Archery Set: Flame

More than just your average toy bow and arrow set, this kit has won the 2015 “Kid Inventor of the Year” award. Built with a combined a love of the outdoors and fun, this kid-friendly archery set comes with soft, safe arrows designed to help you have a great time outside whether it be alone or with friends. Featuring a sturdy bow and three color-coordinated, foam-and-cloth-tipped arrows, this exclusive set is a great introduction to the skill and challenge of archery. Safety tested and handmade in the USA. Ages 8+. $29.95


Wishbone 3-in-1 Wagon Racer  Wishbone 3-in-1 Wagon Racer

This classic pull-along wagon comes with a modern twist! Your entire family will love this transformable wagon that features three handle positions: steer from the front, push from the back or stow handles and race. Made from quality materials for outdoor use, the Wishbone Wagon encourages independence, interaction, imagination and active play. Ages 1 to 10. $299.95



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