We’re a month into spring, and it’s time to start taking advantage of all that extra daylight. Not sure what to do? We’ve got you covered. Just grab one of these great toys and you’re good to go.

Yulu’s Helix Power Swing

If you’ve ever dreamed of throwing a football (or anything else) up to 350 feet, now’s your chance. Just pull out the Helix’s retractable cord, swing it around to gradually build momentum, and let ‘er rip. And in the unlikely event that no one noticed, Helix makes a howling sound as it floats through the air in a perfect spiral. Ages 6 and older. About $20.

Aerobie’s Skylighter Lighted Flying Disc

Speaking of impressive throws, get ready to be wowed. Aerobie’s 12-inch diameter disc features a sleek, aerodynamic design that makes accurate, long-distance throws easy to make, and a soft rubber edge that makes those same throws easy to catch. It comes in a variety of colors. This particular model includes LED lights that create very cool effects and let you keep the fun going long after the sun goes down. Replaceable, long-life batteries included. For ages 10 and older. About $20.

Yulu’s Sling Stix

What’s more fun than a good, old-fashioned game of catch? How about catch with suction cups? With this toy, you get a medium-sized bouncy ball and two suction-enabled Stix. When you’re ready to throw, press the trigger, which releases the suction, and sling away (the ball can travel up to 30 feet). Play traditional back-and-forth catch or make up your own games. For two or more players, ages 6 and older.

Zuru’s Bunch O Balloons Slingshot

We’ve reviewed a lot of Bunch O Balloons products — BoBs let you fill and tie 100 water balloons in less than a minute. But the big questions are: How fast and how far can you throw them? With this clever slingshot, you’ll be able to launch balloons up to 100 feet, which will enable you to soak your opponents while they’re still filling up their arsenal. Includes 105 self-tying Bunch O Balloons. About $18.

Zuru’s Bunch O Balloons Water Slide Wipeout

Remember Wham-O’s Slip ‘N Slide from when you were a kid? Water Slide Wipeout is similar, but at the end of this 16-foot slide, you plow into a pile of water balloons. Great for the whole family — especially one with a large, flat grassy area with access to a hose. Includes more than 100 quick-filling, self-tying balloons. For ages 5 and older. About $30.

Zing’s Air Storm Z-Tek Bow

For long-range battles, check out the Air Storm Z-Tek Bow, which comes with three suction-cup “arrows,” three whistling ones and a target. The cool-looking design and durable construction make this arrow fun to play with solo or with others. And, given enough strength, you can launch those arrows more than 130 feet. For ages 14 and older.


Zuru’s X-Shot Bug Attack

If you’re not a fan of bugs, here’s your opportunity to get your revenge. Put your bugs on to the motorized launchers and stomp on the pedal to set them free. Then grab your blaster (with its 10-dart magazine) and take ’em down before they land. Great fun for solo or competitive play. For ages 8 and older. Prices vary.