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If the long days of being stuck inside during this time of quarantine has caused your family to go stir-crazy, take heart. Summertime is just around the corner, and with it comes ample free time for the kids to spend outdoors — instead of trying to negotiate their way out of doing schoolwork or begging you to turn on Disney+ again.
So, if you find yourself daydreaming about those warm-weather days of freedom looming just out of reach, now might be a good time to plan some fun new activities or prep the yard for ultimate summer playtime.
This year, Amazon’s got your back with a seesaw rocker toy that’s sure to let the kids get out some of that cabin-fever energy by flailing around in the air.
And this is not your grandparents’ seesaw.
This massive yard toy is shaped like a wonky disc, or like an unfolded taco shell. Kids can sit along the edge, holding onto the handles and teeter-tottering to their hearts’ content.
The HearthSong Wonderwave Giant Seesaw Rocker Rocking Toy measures 8 feet in diameter and can hold multiple children at once as they rock out in the backyard.
If there’s more of a chill vibe going on, the rocker can also be used as a sort of hammock for kicking back and reading a book or identifying dinosaur shapes in the clouds.
The seesaw rocker is ordinarily $214.98 but it’s currently priced at $139.99 on Amazon.
If you’re searching for other ways to trick out the backyard this summer, check out the impressive selection of inflatables on offer at Sam’s Club.
The retailer is currently sold out of giant bounce-house-waterslide combos, but take a look at this inflatable rainbow sprinkler that creates a cool archway for kids to run through while refreshing streams of water spray out through holes in the inflated product.
All you need is a standard garden hose to attach to the inflatable and a nice hot summer’s day to start enjoying this yard toy.
Available for $29.98 at Sam’s Club, you can also get the unicorn variation, to turn your property into even more of a whimsical wonderland.
Speaking of sprinklers, if you already own a trampoline, it might be time to up your game with a trampoline water sprinkler available on Amazon for $28.99.
The product affixes to your trampoline net and then sprays water onto the trampoline for some bouncy, watery fun.
This should be enough of a lawn toy collection to keep the kids entertained for many warm summer days to come!