The Best Pool Toys For Summer Break

Dive into Summer Fun: Our Top Pool Toy Picks to Make Every Swim Session a Splash!

By Lizzie Horton

Family Fun

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All About the Mom Founder, Lizzie loves to share tips, reviews, and stories that other moms might find useful and entertaining. Lizzie’s List is the roundup of all of her favorites and there’s something for everyone!

Our favorite family activity in the summer, by far, is swimming! I would say we swim almost every day of summer break.

South Florida heat doesn’t joke around, and it is one of the ways we survive. Because we swim so frequently, I feel like I have some of the best pool toys around. Pool toys are so important. It takes swimming and makes it feel fun and new every day for kids! Introducing pool toys into your swim sessions is also a great way to motivate kids who may need to learn to swim! I would always reward my kids with playtime after they practiced the strokes, I wanted them to learn. Check out my list of favorite pool toys below. I hope they bring your family joy this summer.



Banzai Dive Mermaids

Girls love these mermaids! It’s great for teaching kids to dive, too! These come in a 4-pack so your children can easily share and still have fun.

Diving Masters Treasure Chest

All kids love this treasure chest! It comes with 40 pieces of treasure inside. All of my kids take turns diving for the treasure and putting it back in the box. It’s really a great toy!

Amphibious Waterproof Monster Truck

This monster truck actually drives on top of the water! It comes with a remote so older kids can drive and steer the truck from the edge of the pool right onto the water! This is an awesome option for kids that love cars and trucks!

Barbie Dreamtopia Mermaid Doll

Barbie lovers will love this Dreamtopia mermaid. The tail lights up when she swims. They come in different colors with different hairstyles. These are a must buy for your little girls!

Toy Pretend Ice Cream Set

Kids love playing ice cream shop with these silicone ice cream cones. They come in fun colors and are dishwasher safe in case you need to wash them between swims. These are great toys for younger kids as well!

GoSports Splash Basketball Hoop

This basketball goal is the perfect pool toy for sporty kids. It’s durable and comes with multiple balls so you don’t have to chase one all around the pool. This will last all summer long! Slam dunking is not recommended!

Intex Inflatable Water Slide

Water Slides are by far my children’s favorite pool activity! This one is easy to inflate and can be pushed to the edge of an in-ground pool for hours of fun! My kids love this slide.

MorTime Inflatable Roller

These Inflatable Roller floats are so fun for older kids. They can roll or crawl through the roller and stay on top of the pool! These are very fun for playdates. Adult supervision recommended.

Water Super Squirt Soaker

Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without a water gun! I like that these come in a 2 pack because let’s face it, water guns are only fun if there is a water gun fight!!! These shoot up to 32 feet. They come in 2 colors, so everyone can be happy and have fun.

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