15 incredible toys that make kids want to explore the outdoors

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Nothing beats exploring the great outdoors, but it can be difficult to convince kids to put down the tablet and go outside. With streaming services, smartphones, and video games becoming more and more accessible, the balance of enriched play can easily get thrown off. But there’s no way that any kid would turn down these awesome outdoor toys and activities.


Butterfly nets

These inexpensive toys can provide hours of entertainment, especially during the summertime. They may be old school, but there’s a reason they’re still around. Pack one in your backpack before setting off on a hike just in case you come upon butterflies. And, if you catch them, be sure to release them back into the wild. They have important jobs to do.

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