The Everymom’s Summer Gear Guide for Kids

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summer gear guide for kids

This summer has the potential to be extra special with so many opportunities to safely get out of the house (woo hoo!). So we rounded up some of our favorite kids’ gear for some outdoor summertime fun.

And since summer magic is often made of experiences, our editors put together our summer gear guide with some tried-and-true favorites as well as some fun new finds. We’ve gathered options for the kids who love building sandcastles at the beach or in the backyard sandbox and for toddlers who love chalk-drawing or bug-hunting. Plus, we’ve got options for babies who are just learning to sit or stand and can hang out on a shaded blanket or stand for hours (literally) splashing at a water table.

Pottery Barn Kids

Indigo Dot Round Beach Towel

This cute beach towel is perfect for the whole family with its UPF protection and a soft, cotton material.

LL Bean

Boat and Tote Bag

This classic tote will carry everything you need for the pool, beach, or park on a hot summer day!

Monogram or personalization available

Bed Bath & Beyond

Outdoor Picnic Blanket

This cute and comfortable quilted outdoor picnic blanket comes with water-resistant backing and folds into a compact portable carrier.

FOOD52

Pop-up Tent

This UPF sun shelter is easy to pack and pop out for instant shade.

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You Are My Sunshine Minni-Minni Luxe Inflatable Pool

This limited edition pool includes a padded, inflatable bottom to keep little bums comfortable and safe. Order yours today—inventory is very limited!

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Kid-Size Ring Float

This adorable kids-sized float is perfect to bring to the beach or the pool.

Target

Tiger Character Kids' Chair

This cute little tiger chair is perfect for kids to use for a fun day at the beach. It also has cup holders to keep water bottles out of the sand.

Amazon

Non-Inflatable Float

This non-inflatable swim float is adjustable and has a removable UPF canopy to keep your baby protected from the sun.

Target

A-Frame Climbing Tent

This creative take on a traditional playhouse includes a climbing wall with six rocks, a bell, a window, and fabric "doors" on the front and back.

Walmart

Covered Sandbox

With this shaded sandbox that can fit right in your backyard, there's no need to go to the beach to play in the sand!

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Here Comes the Sun Luxe Inflatable Pool

This pool's larger size fits up to three adults and is perfect for older kids (ages 6+). Order yours today—inventory is limited!

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Ring Float

Minimalist stripes and polka dots make this float a classic summer staple.

Amazon

Pop and Sit Portable Booster

This booster chair is foldable, lightweight, and easy to take anywhere.

3 colors available

Target

Steel-Frame Folding Garden Cart Beach Wagon

This piece of gear is more for the parents. With an easy-to-fold design, you can take or store this wagon anywhere to haul summer gear. Heavy-duty wheels make pushing over uneven ground or sand a breeze.

Walmart

Splash Pad and Sprinkler

Going to the splashpads at the park is fun, but having your own personal splashpad at home? Even better.

Wayfair

Sand and Water Table

When it comes to entertaining little ones outside, this staple for summer play is a purchase you'll never regret buying.

Amazon

Bubble Machine

Bubbles are kid-crowd-pleasers, perfect for a summer party or outdoor entertainment for your little ones.

Target

Glitter Unicorn Sidewalk Chalk

This colorful, sparkly, washable sidewalk chalk is great for the kids to play with outdoors without making a mess.

Kid Made Modern

On-the-Go Vacation Journal

If you're traveling and need something to keep your kids entertained when en-route, this travel coloring book will keep them busy and help capture memories from the trip.

The Home Depot

Kids' Gardening Set

Your kids can finally help out with the garden work with this kid-friendly tool set!

Walmart

Kids' Beach Toys

This sand bucket kit will help your kids make the sandcastle of their dreams.

Kido

Sunglasses

No more stealing mom's sunglasses this summer! These super cute, colorful sunglasses are perfect for kids.

Multiple colors available

Amazon

Outdoor Explorer Kit

If your kids love to go on adventures, this outdoor explorer kit is great for your curious little ones!