Introducing kids to the outdoors can sometimes be tricky, especially for first-time adventurers. We’ve assembled a collection of sure-fire gadgets, gear and exploration tools all designed to introduce kids to the great outdoors. At less than $20 each, it’s a pretty low-risk way to either get…or keep your kids outside.
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Have a backup for your backup butterfly net for less than $11!
We know how the old story goes…Give a kid a bug, and he’ll be entertained. Give a kid a set of three telescopic nets, and she’ll be outside catching critters for days!
Leave the sippy cups in the kitchen, and venture out with their own CamelBak!
Just like anything else, right sized gear is always going to encourage confidence. Keep the cheap sippy cups in the kitchen, and send them outside with this .4L Water Bottle covered in prints they’ll love!
Magnify their world for less than $5.00!
What’s better than a bug, rock or a leaf? A BIG one! The Backyard Safari magnifying glass even comes complete with a hanging loop and carabiner to attach to a backpack!
A bug vacuum that’ll fit right in with their Nerf collection!
We’ve seen nets and tweezers and grabbers…but how about a bug vacuum with a built in LED light and viewing chamber – they’ll be the talk of the woods!
When the snow flies, the smiles come out with this snowball set!
Just in time for the cold winter months, this 2-piece snowball set creates perfect snowballs every time – each with their own smiley face embossed! A perfect set for two kids who need an excuse to get into a cold weather showdown!
A full size fishing rod that doesn’t take up any space on road trips!
Never make an excuse again for not having a fishing rod packed up for the trip. This collapsible spin rod combo includes the rod, reel and line in a package that easily fits into a child’s backpack!
Looking for more ways to explore? How about a four pack of goodies for the kiddos!
This Outdoor Set for Kids from Back 2 Nature combines a pair of binoculars, flashlight, compass and magnifying glass into a sub-$25.00 package.
Get them into the water with this fun life jacket
Kids love to have gear that’s made just for them, and the Puddle Jumper life jacket by Stearns is no exception. Pick one of these up, and have it ready to go whenever the water is calling!
If your kids love bugs, here’s the kit for you!
It’s time to get up close and personal with this set that includes net, tongs, tweezers and even a 3-part habitat (meaning they’ll never have to touch a bug…if they don’t want to!)
This flashlight is more than light…it’s cute!
We all know that kids love gear that’s made for them. This Pretty Petals Flower Flashlight definitely ups the ante – with an ideal size for smaller hands, and a design that’d make the My Little Ponies squeal.
Get the whole family involved with this Scavenger Hunt card game
Sometimes you need an activity that lasts a few minutes, while others require a full day to keep a child’s attention span. The cards in the gofindit deck can be combined for older kids, or singled down for younger explorers!
Bragging rights for days with a digital fish scale and tape measure!
If you’ve got a kiddo that loves fishing, then you already know how much the love bragging about their catch. Up their game, and minimize their “fish stories” with this digital scale.
Be ready for anything…including the backyard with a Paracord bracelet.
When we were kids, it’s was a dull Rambo Knife that created confidence for exploring in the woods. Times have changed, and paracord is not only practical – but a fashion accessory that creates a connection to the outdoors.
Digging for worms and splashing in puddles requires the right footwear!
While it might come as a surprise, Crocs are still an amazing choice for kids who spend time outdoors. I mean, who really wants to ruin their good school shoes while pouncing through puddles?