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Snow Toys

Sleds, Snowshoes and Snowball Throwers for Kids of All Ages

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For those of you who enjoy being outside in the snow, there are a variety of snow toys available kids and adults can enjoy together. Included in this list are some great outdoor toys the entire family will enjoy such as snow sleds, snow tubes, snow shoes, and some all-around great snow gear for kids. Whether you are heading out for some fun or hosting a sledding party, as with all of these outdoor toys, adults should continue to supervise children while keeping some winter safety guidelines in mind, and wearing protective gear such as helmets when appropriate.

1. Snow Tube

Sportsstuff Snow Tube
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Inflatable snow tubes, like this one from Sportstuff, can be found in many stores, including big box stores, discount stores, hardware stores and sporting good stores. Snow tubes inflate easily with air and are lightweight for children to carry. Simply walk to the top of the hill, grip the handles and slide away!

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2. Zipfy Freestyle Mini Luge

zipfy mini luge snow sled
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Children and adults ages 6-106 sit feet-first on this outdoor snow luge. The Zipfy boasts high speed with maneuverability. The Zipfy comes in a variety of colors such as black, blue, green, red, purple, orange, and yellow. The weight limit is 250 lbs.

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3. Benbat Walrooz Connectible Sleds

Benbat Walrooz Connectible Sled
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These connectible sleds come in small and large sizes. The sleds are able to connect either on the side or from front and back, allowing multiple children to ride together. Large sleds can also connect to small sleds.

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4. Aviva 12 ft. Kiddie Ice Rink

Aviva Ice Rink
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Recommended for kids ages 4-6, this is an outdoor ice rink for the yard. The sides are inflated, then the rink is filled with water. In the cold weather the water will freeze to make the ice surface. There are two rink sizes available for purchase, either 10 feet or 12 feet. The manufacturer states that two children may be able to skate together in the same space.

5. Snow Warrier Snowball Shield

Snowball Snow Warrior Snow Shield
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If there is a really fun snowball battle occurring, you better have a great snowball shield to help defend yourself.

6. Wham-O Snow Trac-ball SnowBall Slinger

Wham-O Snowball Tracball SnowBall Slinger
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This snowball launcher has a built-in snowball maker. Kids ages 8-12 can make, then launch, the perfect snowball.

7. Toddler Pull Sled

paricon toddler pull sled
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These sled's are great for babies and young toddlers who want to enjoy the snow, but are too young for sledding down a hill. After seating the child in the sled and buckling them in, adults simply pull the kids along the snow using the attached rope.

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8. Kids Snow Shovel

Emsco Kids snow shovel
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Whether it be shoveling the driveway, making a path, or digging up snow to pile for a snowman, kids may enjoy having a snow shovel suited for their height.

9. Snowball Slingshot

Snowball Slingshot Hammacher Schlemmer
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This snowball slingshot by Hammacher Schlemmer does not require batteries, and can launch snowballs up to 60 feet. A softball sized snowball is placed in the launcher. Then the handle, which is attached with elastic, is pulled back to launch the snowballs. This toy is recommended for kids and adults ages 8 and up. A target is also included for target practice.

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10. L.L. Bean Kids Snowshoes

LL Bean Kids Snowshoes
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There are several different varieties of children's snowshoes available by different companies. However, this pair, specifically from L.L. Bean, is recommended for kids 25 - 60 lbs. These kids snowshoes have an Easy Fit binding that allows children to take their own snowshoes on and off, even while wearing mittens.

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