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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Portable Sandbox

There are a few reasons why a real sandbox isn't ideal for us, but I still wanted my children to have the sensory stimulation and  fun that a sandbox provides.

Our version is simple. It's a plastic storage box. Inside I buried several little "treasures." Included are mini-popsicle sticks with our names on them, rocks, colored pasta, ribbon, and a plastic crab. I also included a couple of scoops from E's formula. (I don't throw them away.)
After they were buried, M had fun playing for quite some time. 
We still need to work on the idea of not throwing sand, but this activity will be something we do often. It will be stored in our garage and taken outside when we use it.

Just a note: If you plan to make a sandbox for a little one, make sure you use play sand. It's been sanitized, unlike other sands.


Young Wifey said...

What a great idea!

The Activity Mom said...

Great idea! I've been thinking of doing something like this for awhile because I didn't want fire ants or other Texas critters to get in it. =)

Raising a Happy Child said...

Nice! I am pretty sure that this sand wouldn't have lasted 15 min in our case :)

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

We have a mini sandbox too and it is always a favorite. I love your version... so cute!!

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