As the weather warms up for summer, kids are naturally going to want to go outside. Finding the perfect game to play when you go can sometimes be a challenge. There are so many other entertainment options that tug at kids to keep them indoors - video games, YouTube, TikTok, Roblox, you name it. That's why it's really important to have some great ideas for play whenever you settle down as a family to be active together. Just in time for summer, we found this great guide to hide and seek which covers all the rules, variations and everything else you'd need to know to start playing. On top of that, there's more details about the history and health benefits of activity in general, but hide and seek specifically. We highly recommend checking it out so you have a better idea of just how to get your kids out and playing!

Kids need activity. It's recommended by doctors, the CDC, and parents everywhere. By playing, kids learn important social skills that help them mature into responsible adults. Finding the perfect outdoor play toys can be a challenge to make sure they suit your child's needs. The best toys are ones that are easy to pick up, learn and play without too much down time. Any game that requires extensive learning or setup is bound to lose a little one's attention.

We've searched the web high and low for some of the best outdoor toys and have multiple suggestions when searching for your next birthday present or gift idea. First up, the toys from Duck Duck Cat have proven themselves with kids and have won multiple awards. They make a hide and seek toy that is small enough to hide anywhere and has an adjustable difficulty level allowing a wide age range of kids from 5-12+ years old to play.

If you're looking for other ideas, we recommend the Outdoor Toy Recommendations website which has numerous other options you may find helpful.