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Our weekends are our time to spend not just as a family but as part of a close knit community that actually gets together to do things as a group. Friday and Saturday nights are our bonfire night. We share the duties with our neighbors, we all pitch in with s’more’s supplies, pie iron ingredients and even toys and games for the kids.

For months we’ve been hijacking one little boy’s light up bow and arrow set. The kids get a kick out of playing it at night so they have an excuse to play in the dark. They’ve made up rules and a point system with prizes of extra marshmallows or who gets to pick the movie when it’s time to go in.
Air Storm Firetek Light Up Bow and Arrow
There’s no more having to borrow anymore. Sabreena, Shae and Shaun are now enjoying their own ZING Air Storm Firetek Bow. This high performance but low tech toy is exactly what the kids love to so outdoors.
Air Storm Firetek Light Up Bow and Arrow

Air Storm Firetek Light Up Bow and Arrow

Maybe it was the introduction of the movie Brave but bows of all kinds are hot. In our community alone about 6 families have some version of a bow & arrow set that they bring out to play with.

This particular one has a light up feature that allows the kids to play at night. It’s bright enough that they can shoot it across the field so everyone goes scrambling. The materials are very kid friendly too. Made of lightweight plastics and foam no one is getting hurt at least not seriously.

Besides the night time light up feature the kids also get a kick out of the whistle as the arrow goes flying through the air. It’s the indicator that it has gone fast and far.

for about $30 (affiliate link) this is a great toy for boy or girl, at least the age of 6 even though packaging says 8. I’d even say a dexterous 5 year old could have lots of fun once they managed the right hand eye coordination.

The fun doesn’t stop there for great outdoor toys. The kids love playing all kinds of hunting, shooting, capture, war games. The Dart Zone Scorpion Gatling Blaster is a fully automatic motorized foam dart gun that has a rapid fire action for high intensity games. I’m a witness to say these sting a bit when you’re hit but that doesn’t deter the rougher boys of the group. The girls weren’t a fan.

Dart Zone Gatling Blaster

Unfortunately like most of our dart gun toys we’ve lost most of the foam darts. The kids have a couple acres to run around and play but they aren’t good about retracing steps to find the casualties. ย Finding replacements online is proving to be a touch difficult. Hopefully by spring we can replenish our supply for a season of fun.

The Dart Zone Gatling Blaster is available exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com for just under $20.

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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    My boys would play with that for hours on end. They love stuff like that.

  2. Oh how fun! My oldest saw this and thought it was the coolest thing!

  3. Oh how cool! My oldest saw this and thought it was the coolest thing. Now I’ll need to find it for Christmas!

  4. My son loves archery! When I found these less dangerous toys I was very happy so he is not shooting arrows into apples on anyone’s head!

  5. That bow looks super fun. My kids used to lose darts all the time too!

  6. This toy looks fun! I always love any excuse for kids to get outside and play!

  7. This looks like a fun toy! I know a little boy that would love it for Christmas.

  8. My boys would love this! I’ll have to check it out!

  9. My son would love this. He loves “hunting” with his Nerf guns, so this would be up his alley.

  10. Terri S. says:

    My granddaughter has a regular bow and arrow that she enjoys. I know she would like the ZING Airstorm Firetek light up bow and arrow set.

  11. This looks like a fun toy. Something to add to kids list. Thank for sharing.

  12. Betty B. says:

    My oldest would love this! I can’t tell you how many foam darts we’ve had to buy and someone how we need more again i have no idea where they end up there must be a parallel universe filled with them ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. shelly peterson says:

    I think it’s pretty cool you and your neighbors hangout like that, I have never lived anywhere where it’s that way. My son would have a blast with the ZING Air Storm Firetek Bow

  14. We love playing with these types of toys as a family. Great for boys and girls!

  15. These look like so much fun! I think my son would love this for Christmas!

  16. That’s one exciting looking toy, for sure. My kids would enjoy it a lot.

  17. My son has every dart toy out there. He LOVES this sort of thing!

  18. So much fun! I know my son would love this when he gets older. I can just tell!

  19. Tracey says:

    This looks like a total blast! Wish there wasn’t snow on the ground here though! Looks warm and sunny where you are.

  20. Wow. That is neat. My grandson will so get into that.

  21. This would be a great Christmas gift. My son would love to play with this.

  22. Amy Desrosiers says:

    This looks like a great toy to enjoy outdoors in the Spring. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  23. Good luck getting the replacements (or finding the ones lost around the house). This does look fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. I bet the kids had a blast with this! Must of almost felt like being in the hunger games!

  25. My son would really enjoy these outdoor toys too! I love the affordable price

  26. Our 6 kids would have a blast with this, especially at night time! Sounds like your family had a lot of fun too!

  27. This is pretty cool. Looks like something I should try out myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. This is super cool. My boys would love this, I am going to have to check it out and maybe pick it up for Christmas.

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