For some strange reason Kids love to play with toy power tools. Perhaps it’s because they want to be like mom and dad, or maybe it’s because kids just love to play with toys that make sounds. Either way, a kids leaf blower is a great choice for the young ones in your life. The sound of a toy leaf blower may drive you a little crazy from time to time but in the Summer these are also great toys to take outdoors and roam around the yard with.
Kids Leaf Blower | Pretend Play
Spark Your Child’s Imagination
Kids love to interact with objects and play with seemingly odd things but playing is how kids practice growing up and the objects kids play with are in fact the tools they use to do so. Isn’t it ironic that in the case of a toy leaf blower, that the actually toy is indeed a tool – literally. Toy power tools are great for sparking your child’s imagination and encouraging them to interact with the world. Also, whether it’s a toy leaf blower, a toy chainsaw, or something slightly more demanding and intricate such as Battat’s Take-A-Part Airplane, the result is the same. Toys enable children to gain self-esteem and confidence in the world.
Toys are a means to connect with other children and a vessel to teach kids how to share with one another. Toys such as these leaf blowers also help kids build muscle control, balance and coordination. These are larger objects that encourage children to hold in their arms and carry it around. Get involved with your child when he or she plays. Provide feedback and encouragement — validation that they are indeed learning and growing and should feel good about themselves; about their place in the world. Toys are merely vessels for growing up. Let them play with their imaginations.
I wrote an article on toy chainsaws for kids that you may be interested in if you’re looking for different types of toy power tools for your kids, and I intend to write a lot more articles on toys that encourage kids to go outside and play. There are quite a few options out there, which surprised me initially but I can see why kids love toy power tools. They’re cool toys for kids, they make children feel like grown-ups and beneath the surface they enable children to learn about the world around them and gain self-confidence along the way.
Most people are familiar with Black and Decker as a major manufacturer of power tools, accessories, hardware and home improvement products so you might be surprised to discover that they also make children’s toys. such as Black And Decker Junior Power Tool Workshop and the Black and Decker Tool Box, just to name a couple of their toys. You can see more of their toys for kids by visiting this link: Black and Decker kids toys.
The Black and Decker Junior Leaf Blower is a very well designed children’s toy that is built to last and designed to captivate the imagination of a child looking for something cool to play with. It’s made of plastic but it’s durable and should endure the wear and tear that a child will put it through. Having said that, if you have a child that takes a hammer to it then it won’t last very long.
This kids leaf blower is battery operated and makes realistic leaf blowing sounds. This is definitely the best toy leaf blower you can buy but it’s not perfect. Unfortunately, although it says it blows air many of the customers on Amazon claim the air it blows is negligible, so don’t buy this expecting it to impress you with its leaf blowing abilities.
Black and Decker recommends this toy for kids older than three years old. This is a well rated toy on Amazon. If you’re looking for a kids leaf blower, this is the one to get, but just in case you want something different I’ve included an overview of the Husqvarna toy leaf blower for you to compare this to. It’s nice to have options.
A Fantastic Kids Leaf Blower
- Made of Plastic.
- Battery power operated.
- Realistic movements and sounds.
- Requires 2x AA Batteries (Not Included).
- Deluxe toy leaf blower stylized just like the real thing.
- Button activated electronic features.
- Ages 3 and up
This Husqvarna 125B kids leaf blower is interesting because it’s actually modeled after a real Husqvarna leaf blower: The Husqvarna 125B consumer leaf blower. So if you actually own the real 125B blower then you probably want to buy this one as I’m certain your child will love to pretend that he’s mom or dad. What would be better than hanging outside with your child on a warm Summer day as you clear the yard of leaves and having him or her nearby playing with this toy.
I think it would be be cool, but that’s just me.
Watch a video of the Husqvarna 125B leaf blower:
Although this kids leaf blower by Husqvarna is supposed to blow air, it is barely noticeable. I guess it’s difficult to make a children’s leaf blower that has a motor capable of blowing a lot of air. I should also mention that this Husqvarna leaf blower is a little more expensive than the Black and Decker toy leaf blower but it also includes 3-AA batteries. These are inexpensive toys but they’re quite durable for the price.
I personally like the look and build of the Black and Decker Junior Leaf Blower, but again, that’s my adult taste. The more important question is: Which one would your child love more? Husqvarna also makes other fun toy power tools such as the bestselling Husqvarna 223L toy weed eater; that makes the classic trimmer sound, but also has a rotating bottom blade (a safe one) with accompanying green LED’s that light up and rotate when the trigger is pulled. It seems as though Husqvarna put a little more attention and detail in their kids toy weed eater. See it below in all its glory.
If you’re not familiar with the consumer version of the 125B Husqvarna leaf blower, it’s quite a machine. It’s gas powered and can blow air at 175 mph. You can see it below:
- Realistic Engine Noises.
- Just like Dad’s 125B Blower from Husqvarna.
- Uses Operational Trigger Switch.
- Uses three AA batteries (included).
A Few More Kids Leaf Blowers
There are a few other options if you don’t like any of the toy leaf blowers on my list. You can see them below and decide whether you prefer one of these instead. It’s nice to have some options.
The Lanard Mighty Leaf Blower is a stylish toy leaf blower with a distinct look of its own. With the push of a button this leaf blower comes alive with flashing lights and a fan that spins. Oh, and it also makes engine sounds to make it more realistic.
- Simulated motor sounds.
- Lightweight and easy to hold.
- Perfect for kids over 3 years old.
- The push of a button will trigger real lights and spinning fan.
This particular Home Depot kids leaf blower isn’t as highly rated as the others on my list so take that into consideration when buying.
- Lights and Sounds bring this toy to life.
- Simulated leaf blowing action.
- Designed to look the real thing.
Kids will love this Imperial Toy Little Tikes Leaf & Lawn Bubble Blower for one simple reason — it blows bubbles! I’ve never met a kid who doesn’t love blowing bubbles, have you? It comes in red or green.
You might want to read the customer comments before deciding to purchase this particular toy leaf and bubble blower. One thing you need to remember when buying any toy for a child — they will abuse the toy. Especially a toy such as this where kids will haul outside and probably drop and toss around a lot.
I see many customers complaining that this toy leaf blower doesn’t seem to last long, such as one customer who says:
We bought this toy for our grandson late last year. We have had it for less than a year and it broke – one of the wires inside the mechanism became detached which made the toy stop working.
Personally, I know that every product has customers who are dissatisfied for one reason or another, but with kids toys you have to question if the problem is with the toy or with the child who didn’t take proper care of it. I honestly don’t know what the answer is in this case.
If you have this toy then please let me know what you think of it.
- Makes lots of bubbles when the trigger is squeezed.
- Includes the Super Miracle Bubble solution. 100% recyclable bottle.
- Easy for kids to use and add the bubble solution.
- Battery operated. Creates bubbles as long as the button is pressed.
- Nominated for a TOTY Outdoor Toy of the Year Award for 2012.
Which Kids Leaf Blower Should You Buy?
It’s an easy pick for me that I already expressed in this article. The Black and Decker Junior Leaf Blower is the way to go. It looks great, it’s well made, it’s well-reviewed. It’s the perfect inexpensive gift for any young child. Sure, there are other options available for you if you don’t like either of these kids leaf blowers but I think these are the two best options.
You can see what other toy leaf blowers are available if you’re still unsure about which one to buy: More toy leaf blowers for kids. I’m confident you’ll see that your choices for a kids leaf blower isn’t filled with a lot of variety.
If you’re interested in discovering more cool outdoor toys for kids then please check out our section dedicated to fun in the great outdoors (and sometimes indoors): Outdoor Kids