May 10, 2011
Summer is arriving fast, and if you're wondering what you can do to get yourself and the family outside and enjoying the better weather (other than the age old BBQ), then this article is a good starting point for some inspiration.
Model rocket launchers have been around for decades, simply because they're fun and simple to use. A good starting set is the Rokit Water Rocket Kit, a precision water rocket used by schools and colleges throughout the world to demonstrate the Laws of Motion. Attach the Rokit to a standard plastic fizzy pop bottle, part fill with water and use a cycle pump to power it for automatic launch! A more energetic option is the Super Stomp Rocket. This comprises a rocket launcher and re-useable air powered rockets, jump on the Stomp Pad and propel your rocket up to 400 feet into the air. If that's still not high enough, then perhaps you could try the Airburst Rocket Starter Set. The Airburst is a phenomenal high-powered rocket launching system capable of sending its rockets 1000 feet into the air.
If you feel like introducing some competitive spirit with your friends and family, then the Zing Air Z-Curve Launcher archery set could be ideal. The Z-Curve Launcher is able to shoot arrows up to a staggering 125 feet and uses safe, soft long range arrows. Even if your target is a wall, the arrows will bounce back! While a more entertaining alternative to throwing a ball to each other is the Nerf Vortex Mega Howler, which can be thrown a long distance and features a built-in whistle that howls as it flies through the air. Likewise, the Aerobie Pro Flying Ring provides a step-up from the standard plastic Frisbee. You can actually play catch with a friend more than 100 yards away and the soft rubber edge makes catching soft and easy.
Outdoors is an ideal environment for letting off some energy with Nerf guns. The Nerf N-Strike Maverick Rev-6 Blaster is an air powered Nerf gun and features a six-dart rotating barrel with easy flip loading so you don't have to waste any time while blasting enemy targets! If it's warm enough (and even if it's not), soak your opponent with the Nerf Super Soaker Thunderstorm Blaster. Battery operated for awesome water blasting without the pump, just load one of the new clip system refills (included) and pull the trigger to blast away.
For something a bit less competitive, the Brookite Stuntmaster Kite is a highly manoeuvrable and versatile kite which can be flown on a single line or converted to two lines. The Stunt Master comes with tail, twin lines and full instructions for flying. The Brookite Piggles Parachute Kite provides a unique alternative to normal kite flying, fly the kite for as long as you want then slacken the line and he will release and come down like a parachute. Who can catch him first!
There's an outdoor toy for people of all ages at Wonderland Models.