As the sun blazes high in the sky and school’s out for the season, the initial excitement of summer break can quickly wane, leaving children and parents alike in search of new adventures and activities to keep boredom at bay. Fret not, for our carefully curated roundup features an array of thrilling and innovative toys that promise to infuse the long, lazy days with boundless excitement, creativity, and endless hours of laughter.

OOLY Faves Bonus Box

OOLY’s box of bestsellers is packed with customer favorites. Save over $19 on the products that every OOLY lover adores. Whether you’re new to OOLY and want to sample our best, or a tried and true fan who’s just excited to get your faves in one place – this is the bundle for you! ooly.com

WHY? The Human Body: 99+ Awesome Answers for Curious Kids from NatGeo Kids

WHY? The Human Body: 99+ Awesome Answers for Curious Kids is packed with insights from experts in anatomy, physiology, genetics, epidemiology, and brain science, this book raises lots of intriguing body-related questions that kids may have been wondering about and delivers straightforward answers that moms and dads can trust (and just might have been wondering about too!). penguinrandomhouse.com

Newton’s Apple: Tightrope-Walking Gyrobot

An apple that defies gravity and walks a tightrope — what would Isaac Newton have thought? Build a cute apple robot that walks along a tightrope. How? Thanks to the robot’s main component, a motorized gyroscope, it can maintain its balance and perform this fun trick without falling over. Through five experiments, you can discover the astonishing powers of the motorized gyroscope and explore the physics behind its amazing behaviors. Experiment with getting the gyrobot to walk on the different included tracks and on a string, investigate the gyrobot’s center of gravity, play a ring-toss game, and watch the gyrobot spin on a flat surface. thamesandkosmos.com

Puzzle by Number Map from Plus Plus

Build your way across the country with the Puzzle By Number Map of the United States! Follow the enclosed pattern by placing each color on its matching number to create all 50 states. Flip the poster over to discover over 700 interesting state facts— flags, mottos, state capitals, and more. Then, display your map on the wall at home or in the classroom – no glue or ironing required! plusplususa.com

B3 Riftball Paddle Ball Game System


Riftball is a unique game that has a specially design adjustable dual net game system for twice the fun. This portable, outside or inside game sets up fast at the beach, in the backyard, for tailgating, while camping, basement or any place to have some fun. It’s game play is designed for 8+: B3 RIftball Dual Net Paddle Ball game combines interactive fun that will brings friends, neighbors and families together with its awesome game play. creativebrainworksllc.com

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Ingredients1 quart cold water (4 cups) 4 black tea bags 1/2 cup Smucker's Special Recipe Triple Berry Specialty Ice Cream Topping, or to taste Ice cubes Mint sprigs for garnishDirectionsBring cold water to a boil. Pour boiling water over tea bags. Cover and steep 3-5 minutes or to desired strength. Remove tea bags. Stir in topping to taste. Refrigerate until chilled or serve over ice. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.YieldNutrition