Outdoor living is always a part of our lives in the South. Whether we are watching our nieces and nephews or children play outside or cleaning up in our garden, we are enjoying nature and the kids’ enjoyment of being outdoors. However, when we are outdoors watching our little ones enjoy the sun, does it ever question our minds on the items kids are playing with?
For instance, in our household, we are aware of black-owned products that we used. From our favorite black-owned soap to our charming handmade jewelry items, we often make it a priority to shop black-owned and why should it stop on the toys for our kids. There are plenty of black-owned business that specializes in coloring books, novels, and dolls, and are also a few that specializes in outdoor toys that kids will enjoy this Spring or Summer. Below is a list of Black-Owned outdoor kid toy items that you should purchase for your active child or children.
Black Owned Outdoor Kid Toy Items
Kids Coloring Co.
Established in January 2018 by two nurse friends that were inspired by their children, Kids Coloring Co. was started to keep kids entertained. Finding a fun and interactive way to entertain was the goal of this company and is what they have accomplished. One of their items that will for sure be a hit this Spring or Summer season is the DIY flower kit. Each flower kit comes complete with everything you little one will need to grow bright yellow sunflowers. So instead of you only oranizing your garden get your littles ones started early and learn how to have growing hands.
Teni & Tayo’s Creations
As a black owned company that makes toys, books, apparel, and more, you should assume that they have great outdoor toy items as well. Their STEM “Build Your Own Solar Powered” car kit for boys and girls is what most kids will enjoy outdoors. If you have young inventors and kids interested in stem, then this car is perfect for them. From the construction process to the design elements, kids will learn how to problem solve, understand their likes and dislikes, and spend more time outdoors with their soon to be favorite toy.
Learning a new outdoor skill is what the spring and summer season is for and Proper Gnar is giving young adults and younger kids the opporunity to learn in style. Being the first Black woman-owned skateboard company sincce 2013, the company creates colorful skateboards that you can learn to use in your driveway, garage, or slow busy street nearby. Since Southern life is slower than most learning how to ride a skateboard is ideal and perfect for the Southern summer days.
These three black owned businesses have just the perfect items to entertain outdoors this season and the next. So continue to encourage more kids to appreciate the Southern outdoors with these cool creative forms of outdoors toys.