Have you noticed how many gifts for kids revolve around quiet activities such as books, board games, and art? But many of us have kids who climb the walls instead of curling up with a good book. We need exciting gifts for active kids.
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19 Exciting Gifts for Active Kids
Gifts for Active Preschool Kids
The Ring Toss Game is fun for the entire family. After all if your kids are anything like mine, they adore throwing things. So instead of dealing with paper planes flying across the house, set up this ring toss game in the yard.
Encourage the kids to toss rings, calculate points, and have a great time outside. These make perfect gifts for active kids!
Encourage your kids to jump with this 3 ft Trampoline designed for 3-6 year olds. Just set it up in the house and let your bouncing babies to jump to their heart’s content. No more babies bouncing on the sofa, jumping off the ottoman, or leaping across chairs.
They’ll now have a fun, safe, and sane way to jump on the trampoline for hours.
This Standing Easel is great fun for preschoolers and elementary kids. Clip paper onto the easel for painting. Pull out the chalk and draw silly pictures on the chalkboard. Hand your kids dry erase markers to draw on the dry-erase board.
Your active kids will enjoy doing artwork when they’re standing at an easel.
Have your children ever tossed pillows on the floor in a desperate attempt to keep out of the lava? Mine certainly have! These river stones make the perfect gift for kids trapped indoors. Kids can pretend to cross lava, dance across rocks over a river, or create an obstacle course in the house.
Save your pilllows and gift your children with these river stones. Everyone will enjoy hours of fun.
Do you have a child fascinated with construction? I do! My sons have spent hours digging in the sandbox pretending they were construction workers digging a ditch.
This super sand digger makes pretending even more real when the kids actually dig like they’re using heavy equipment to dig a foundation for a skyscraper or pretend they’re Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel.
Did you ever play with one of bouncing ball toys for kids from 3-6 when you were small? I don’t know about you but I spent hours of fun bouncing around on these balls. They’re perfect for cold winter days when the weather keeps you indoors. They are relatively inexpensive so can get multiple gifts for active kids in your life.
Instead of having kids bouncing around underfoot, let them bounce around the house on the Bouncing Ball!
Tootle Turtle Target Game
If you have a child who loves to throw, let them throw self-stick beanbags at this cheerful turtle target. Hold competitions to see who can score the highest number. Encourage your kids to count by throwing at specific digits.
The Tootle Turtle Target game is wonderful for active kids and teaching math at the same time!
Give your children the gift of a pogo jumper this year. The Foam Pogo Jumper is a fun jumping toy for kids of all ages. Since it holds up to 250 lbs, you can even give it a whirl.
Learn to balance while you jump with the Pogo Jumper for a fun exercise which your kids will love.
Active Gifts for Elementary Kids
If your kids love watching regular balloons shoot around the room, they’ll love Rocket Balloons! Pump up these reusable balloons up to 40 inches in length. Then let them go and watch them fly. These are an exciting outdoor toy!
This package of 85 balloons and pump makes an awesome gift for kids 8 and up.
Have you ever played Twister? It’s an old classic game that’s perfect for active kids. If you haven’t played it yet, you’re missing an exciting game that tests your flexibility. One child spins to find out which hand or foot goes on which color. The players’ challenge is to remain upright while moving their appendages from one color to the next. The last person stand wins!
My kids adore pulling out Twister and playing a round on a rainy afternoon.
My boys love playing dodge ball every chance they get. Here’s a fun gift which allows them to play dodge ball with sticky balls! Each player wears an air mesh vest and carries 3 soft and safe balls. The goal is to stick your balls to your opponent’s vest!
Dodge Ball Tag is a great gift for encouraging kids to get off the walls and heading outside to run.
Did you ever run around the neighborhood with your friends playing spy? Walkie Talkies are the toy to have. You can chat with your friends, keep in touch with parents, and have a great time playing around the neighborhood.
A Walkie Talkie set is a classic fun toy to give to active kids.
Have you ever played Marble Run? The goal is to build an elaborate creation of tubes and ramps. Once it’s built, drop the marbles, and watch them roll.
It’s a game that affords hours of fun play as the kids set up the runs and watch the marbles go! Marble run is recommended for children ages 4 and up.
Instead of having your active kids pulling out every blanket, book, and pillow in the house to build forts, give them a Construction Fort. The kids build an interlocking frame on which to throw the canvas.They can create a castle, tunnel, tent, or fort. This is a fun gift for historical reenactment as well.
Aimed at 5 and up, this gift will give your children hours of fun as they create and play in custom designed forts.
Stomp rockets are simple rockets which fly from air pressure. The dueling stomp rocket allows kids to challenge each other. Who can send rockets soaring higher in the air?
This is a great gift for siblings, no bickering over who gets to stomp first!
Active Gifts for Older Kids
My parents had a croquet set. It’s a fun game where you attempt to knock the balls between the hoops in the correct order. The first person to hit the stake at the end of the course wins the game.
This is the perfect game for lively children as well as adults. Everyone in the family, especially those over 6, will enjoy playing croquet in the backyard.
Stilts are awesome for active kids. They develop balance and coordination while your kids are having fun seeing the world from a higher height.
Give your kids a set of stilts to walk around on this year.
Frisbees are a wonderful gift to give to active kids of all ages. Kids can play catch with the Frisbee. As your kids age and become more skilled there are all sorts of Frisbee games they can play such as Frisbee tag or Frisbee bowling.
Give your kids a Frisbee Disc to throw around with your friends!
Laser tag is a fun game for older kids to play at the park. There’s no need to worry about Nerf darts hitting an innocent spectator. Everything is done with lasers.
Your kids will love playing laser tag with their friends.
With these amazing gifts for active kids, your kids will have hours and hours of exciting play throughout the year.
What is your favorite gift for active kids?
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We did a gift guide for active tweens and teens. I love all ideas in your guide! You found some different toys than we did.
Beth Bishop says
I like your gift in a jar idea. It’s something different, cute, an neat. I would like to do this idea as gifts for Christmas. Is there any way you can make a tag saying I just want to TEAL you Merry Christmas in the same font? I would greatly appreciate it.
ASH Green says
Awesome! No words. You always go one step beyond.
There is so much great, useful information here. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Read our guide if you wish.
Thanks again 🙂