8 of the best active sports toys for toddlers or preschoolers this Christmas.
Just when I thought I was getting this “Mom” thing down, my baby boy turned 2. He is a wild and curious boy that will scale 3 drawers to get to the kitchen counter for a banana.
And right after that, just like all the boy mamas that I know said, he will say “give me kiss mama” and just melt my heart.
If you have an active toddler in your house or if you have a grandbaby that meets this criteria and you want to help save the sanity of Mom and Dad, check out the best active sports toys for toddlers. These are perfect gifts for birthdays or Christmas.
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Active Sports Toys For Toddlers
My favorite thing about these toys is that most if not all can actually be used indoor or outside. That is great because when you have a child that needs to be active and the weather is bad, this allows them to get exercise and their “wiggles” out while staying warm and dry inside.
Here are some of our favorite Active Sports Toys For Toddlers to use Indoors or Out:
Little Tikes Catch and Stick – This is actually under our Christmas tree for our 2 year old right now. So although we haven’t played with this one yet, I can’t get over how adorable it is. Playing catch is going to be so much fun!
VTech Smart Shots Sports Center – This toy is fun because it encourages the gross motor skills like placing a basketball in the basket or kicking the soccer ball in the goal. It also has lots of fun buttons and sounds that kids of this age love. The height of this toy is nice too because the kiddo can easily make the basketball into the net by placing it inside (and decrease frustration for the younger toddler).
Little Tikes Punt & Pass Set – A good set of soft toy balls is an essential for every toddler’s toy box.
Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Goal – My little boy absolutely loves this. I will say that he does get frustrated sometimes if he is not making baskets but since it is adjustable, we can make it easier for him now and harder as he grows. I’ve been known to even drag it inside when the weather is bad and he wants to play.
Kid Bowling Set – This is also under our Christmas tree right now. My daughter had a princess version of this when she was younger. It is a fun activity to occupy little ones.
Little Tikes T Ball Set – So I am not brave enough to use this one inside but we have lots of fun playing with it outside!
Little Tikes Trampoline – My daughter received this as a gift when she was 2 years old and four years later now my 2 year old son is using this trampoline. And to be clear, the 6 year old still uses it too! I love toys that stand the test of time!
Fisher Price Think N Learn Smart Cycle – A friend of mine has this for her kids and it is always a hit. My kids love riding on it when we visit and it is a great way to burn off energy indoors. You can hook it up to a smart device or use it separately.
Also, just for clarity sake, this post was NOT sponsored by Little Tikes. It just so happens that we love a ton of their toys for Active Sports Toys for toddlers and preschoolers alike. What are your favorite toys for toddlers that have all the energy?