Budget Friendly Water Toys

The lakefront is still closed, pools most likely aren’t going to open and you know that once it stops raining Mother Nature is going to TURN UP THE HEAT for us Chicagoans. What to do? Stock up on these Budget Friendly Water Toys before they sell out!

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Kids these days will never know the pain of filling water balloons one by one like we did as kids. Just be sure to ration these high quality water balloons so your kids don’t fly through them once the first warm day hits!

Skip Hop Stack Pour Buckets

Whether your little one is just discovering water play or is seasoned at dunking family and friends in the water, these colorful and funny faced stacking bucket are a must for outdoor summer fun.

Hydro Spring Hoops Basketball

A hit with sports lovers of all ages, this floating basketball hoop is one of our favorites on ths list of Budget Friendly Water Toys because it can be used by swimmers AND non-swimmers at once. Just be careful slam dunking—no one likes a popped basketball hoop.

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Louie Lobster Claw Catcher

Toddlers will absolutely LOVE this fun set, especially since they can catch and release the little sea creatures as much as they want, whether in the kiddie pool or in the bath.

Unicorn Sprinkler

It’s not REALLY summer until you have a giant white unicorn sprinkler in front of your house that sprays water everywhere…RIGHT?!?!

Sun Squad Double Water Slide

Race your way through summer thanks to this double water slide. With two lanes, kids can race either other to the small pool at the finish line.

Splash Bombs Treasure Hunter 30 Piece Dive Set

Looking for ways to make a simple backyard pool more fun? Then scoop up this 30 piece treasure hunting set! With ample colorful and unique pieces, this dive set will keep your little swimmer busy all summer long.

Neon Palm Kiddie Pool

This popular kiddie pool is great for small families or little ones who are looking to splash the day away. Due to its size it is easy to assemble and put away once swim time is over.

Splash Bombs 4 Pack

The perfect balls for playing catch in the pool, these high quality splash bombs dry quickly and maintain their shape even after hours of play.

Swimways Baby Spring Float Activity Center

Babies can splash and stay safe in the sun thanks to this colorful float activity center. With tons of different manipulatives, baby can have fun with favorite toys all while getting comfortable in the water.

Max Liquidator Two Pack

Kids want to squirt each other but you aren’t comfortable with any gun shaped toys? Then stock up on these foam squirters. They are a favorite in our yard and spray farther than you think—beware, strangers on the sidewalk!

Dizzy Dive Rings

This classic pool game NEVER gets old. Until you get water up your nose. Then it’s time to simply float around in the water.

Little Tikes Baby Bum Water Table

This fun, durable water table provides endless opportunities for water play and manipulation. Great for little ones who are not yet walking—even preschoolers love water tables—and the clean up is SO easy once playtime is over.

Looking for more ideas for playing at home? Check out this massive list of at-home fun!

Happy Splashing!


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