Outdoor Toys For A 1 Year Old Boy


toys_for_1_year_old_boysWhen my boys were one year old they always wanted to be outside, so I created this page to help parents find ideas for outdoor toys for a 1 year old boy.  Since 1 year olds are so similar, these toys will also work well for a 1 year old girl.

There are a variety of toys below that will keep your 1 year old happy and entertained.  Most of the toys below were chosen because they’ll grow with your child, and you’ll get more value for your money.  As a parent, I’m always looking to get the most for my money, so I’ve tried to help you do the same.

The Toys below are all great choices for birthday and Christmas gifts for 1 year old boys, although you don’t have to wait for a special occasion to spoil your child or grandchild.

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Sand And Water Tables, Great Outdoor Toys For 1 Year Old Boys

Sand and water tables make great outdoor toys for 1 year olds during the warm weather of spring and summer.  You no longer have to take your child to the beach for them to play with sand and water.  The sand is an excellent sensory material, and it’s fun for boys to drive cars through or to make designs in with their hands.  All kids love playing in water, and it’s a fun way for a small child to get a little wet and have fun.  Splish Splash!

Step2 Naturally Playful Sand & Water CenterStep2 Play Up Adjustable Sand Water TableStep2 WaterWheel Activity Play Table

Baby Pools With Shades For The Sun Are Great For 1 Year Olds

Most 1 year olds love playing in water, so these baby pools with sun shades are great choices for as a summer toy for your 1 year old boy.  He can play with little boats, toy fish, or just splash until he can’t splash anymore.  The sun shade provides cover and protection from the sun so that your little one is safe from sunburn.  My boys both loved playing in the pool when they were younger.

Intex Turtle Baby PoolMushroom Baby Pool 40Intex Recreation Froggy Fun Baby Pool, Age 1-3

Sand Toys Make Excellent Outdoor Toys For 1 Year Old Boys

Sand toys are great toys for 1 year old boys for the beach, park, or back yard.  I always got my oldest son sand toys and buckets for his birthday because it was just as the weather started to get warm.  1 year olds love to fill up buckets with sand or small toys, and when they use a toy shovel it helps them with their coordination.

Toysmith Beach Set in BagKidoozi Castle Bucket Set15-Pieces Beach Sand Toys Set in Zippered Bag Castle BucketMelissa & Doug Sunny Patch Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cupcake SetMelissa & Doug Sunny Patch Seaside Sidekicks Sand Baking SetMelissa & Doug Seaside Sidekicks Sand Pizza Set

Pull A 1 Year Old In A Kids Wagon For Fun

Both of my kids had wagons.  The oldest had a red plastic wagon similar to the first one and he loved riding in it when we went for walks.  He liked packing the seat full of small toys before we left.  My son loved to ride in it, but when he got old enough to pull it he hauled toys all over the place.  My youngest son had a metal wagon, and although it was a great wagon, the plastic ones are much better, more practical, and last longer.  The plastic wagon lasted for several years before we gave it away.

Radio Flyer Pathfinder Wagon RedLittle Tikes Deluxe Ride and Relax Wagon with UmbrellaStep2 Canopy Wagon

Ride On Toys For 1 Year Old Boys 

We’ve had a Little Tykes Cozy Coupe for 4 years and my 6 year old still rides it.  My oldest son loves to push his younger brother around the yard in it, and it takes some serious abuse.  The cozy coupe ride on has been the most durable outdoor toy we’ve ever owned.  The funny thing is, it was used when we bought it.  If the trailer had been available I’d have purchased the one with the trailer because I think kids would have a great time hauling smaller toys around.

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary CarLittle Tikes Cozy TruckLittle Tikes Cozy Coupe with Trailer

Small Battery Powered Ride On Toys Are Great Outdoor Toys For 1 Year Old Boys

1 years old may seem young for a battery powered ride on, but you’ll be surprised at how quickly your baby will catch on.  These are great indoor or outdoor toys for 1 year olds.  These are sized just right for 1 – 3 year olds.  I always wanted to buy my oldest son one of these, but back then they weren’t nearly as affordable as they are now.   If you buy these for a 1 year old then you’ll get the most value because they’ll use it for a couple years.

Fisher-Price Power Wheels Camo Lil’ QuadPower Wheels Lil’ QuadPower Wheels Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3 Lil’ Quad

Trucks To Push Are The Best Outdoor Toys For 1 Year Olds

When I asked my husband what would be a good outdoor toy for a 1 year old boy he answered with “a truck to push” without a moment’s hesitation.  I’d already thought of it, but it just reiterated how good of a choice it really is.  Trucks are inexpensive toys that are durable and work well with a variety of age groups.  When I was a kid one of my favorite toys was my Tonka truck, and my youngest son’s favorite outdoor toy has always been his Toughest Mighty Tonka Truck.

Green Toys Dump TruckKidoozie Little Tuffies TrucksJohn Deere – 21

Balls Are Great For 1 Year Olds

If you’ve ever watched a 1 year old chase a ball and try to kick it you’ve seen a little piece of heaven.  It’s the most adorable thing to watch!  Both of my boys have loved playing with different types of balls and my 6 year old still does.  My oldest has of course moved on to baseball and football, but I still have my memories.

100 pcs Fun BallzMelissa & Doug Sunny Patch Froggy KickballToysmith Pro-Ball Set (5

Beach Tents For Baby Shade

I know that these beach tents aren’t toys, but I thought they were important to include here.  They’re perfect for lazy days at the beach or for playing in the back yard.  One of the most important jobs you’ll ever do is protect your child, and sadly we even have to protect them from the sun.  These sun shades are a must!

Schylling Infant UV Play ShadePacific Play Tents Lil Nursery TentColeman Road Trip Beach Shade

Thank you for visiting, I hope you’ve found a variety of options for outdoor toys for a 1 year old boy.

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  1. I really love your suggestions for outdoor toys for 1 year old boys. My granddaughter is not a year old yet but I can see her enjoying some of these toys.

  2. I sure enjoyed seeing this wide selection of Outdoor Toys for 1 year old Boys. I love the Sand Boxes especially. Every child needs a sand box and these look like great ones.

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