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Hot deals to keep the kids occupied all summer break

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Kids running in an elementary school hall.
Hop on any number of these deals and make your kids' summer a delight. (Source: iStock)

Summer is all fun and games — until the family trip ends and you have a full-time work obligation. Any parent knows the struggle of setting up a summer schedule for kids while school's out. It can be daunting to prepare activities for the little ones throughout the season. Children tend to get bored quickly, and you still have to go to work.

But today, you have the chance to score fantastic toy deals just in time to give them those warm, happy summer memories.

Explore your kiddo’s strengths and interests and keep them busy over the summer with these toys. They’re highly rated by parents, so you know you’re getting a good deal. Get your card ready, hop in your Amazon cart and make the most of your children's vacation with these great ideas:

Give your kids an exciting experience

A toy and book set with various animals.
Indulge your kids' creative side with these cool clay animals. (Source: Amazon)

$18.91 $21.99 at Amazon

Most kiddos adore pets, and for good reason. Whether you raise them with your house pets or not, you can encourage their love for animals with this mini clay kit. Its 32-page book contains step-by-step instructions, from size guides to color variations. So, while you're busy running the house, your children ages eight to 12 can easily follow it to sculpt animals like puppies, kitties, birds and guinea pigs. Once you’re free to assist, you can team up and bake the clays to see how they turn out.

The coolest part? This World Pet Adoption clay set has a papercraft truck where your kid can display all their creations — as though they're literally adopting the pets. It also has several accessories to double the fun, such as faux fur blankets, grooming supplies and a pet agility course.

A pack of markers and toy animals, along with a toy bath tub.
Does your kid love animals? This kit is perfect for them. (Source: Amazon)

$36.74 $44.29 at Amazon

Sketching and coloring stuff is fun even for kids who've never drawn a proper doodle before. If you're a parent with toddlers who love to draw on walls and furniture, you already know this. Solve those wall-sketching nightmares with this Crayola Scribble Scrubbie. The Pet Mega Set includes 12 washable animal figures, 12 washable markers, one scrub tub and two scrub brushes. Kids can color the figures, wash them and repeat. It's an expansion set, making it a great collectible to showcase in your kid's room.

For hours of bouncing fun, jump into this deal on Amazon. (Source: Amazon)
For hours of bouncing fun, jump into this deal on Amazon. (Source: Amazon)

$61.99 $66.99 at Amazon

If your kids have tons of energy to burn, the Intex Jump-O-Lene bounce house is the perfect addition to your home or backyard. This inflatable bouncer comes with an electric air pump, so setting it up will be a breeze. Add some ball pit balls for extra fun or have the kids jump as is. Either way, they will enjoy hours of fun. With its compact size, you can place this bounce house indoors as well for those rainy days. Get your kids jumping with the Jump-O-Lene bounce house from Intex that's on sale now.

Those tiny clapping hands and happy dances are priceless. If you're looking for great deals, put these toys at the top of your list. Check out their favorites to make this summer more meaningful and rewarding for you and your kids.

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