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Best Sandbox Toys

Little girl having lots of fun with her toys playing in the sandbox outdoors

Many of us have memories of playing in a sandbox as a child, and it only makes sense that we would want our children to have those fun times, too. To really get the most out of sandbox time, kids need a few toys. The best sandbox toys let kids use their imaginations to build, scoop, shovel and tunnel to their heart’s content.

Along with being a fun sandbox toy, these BPA-free flowers help kids build hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as they play. And they’re a travel-friendly pick that can work in a sandbox or at the beach.

No sand? No problem. This sandbox toy is a complete kit that comes with more than five pounds of moldable sand, 24 molds, one sand scooper, a large nylon mat and a storage box to keep items contained. Because the sand is synthetic, it will hold shapes and show fine details that are harder for kids to create with regular sand.

These stacking cups are perfect for little hands, and kids will invent all kinds of fun ways to use a classic set of cups in a sandbox or at the beach. This sandbox toy is rated safe for children as young as 18 months old. Along with being fun to play with, this set also can be used to teach children to count and identify colors.

The large, simple sandbox toy molds set is ideal for children 3 and older and can be used with more than just sand. Kids can use these molds when playing with modeling clay or foam, too.


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