Sand Toys

Sand toys for sand pits are a great addition to sand pits for children to enjoy during the time they spend playing. Children love the texture of sand and enjoy the simple things, like putting their hands in, watching the sand run through their fingers, and covering their hands in sand.

What are the advantages of sand toys for children’s sand pits?

Because sand behaves differently when wet, you can double your child’s fun, simply by adding water and you’ll see how wet sand will add another dimension to sand play. However, the fun doesn’t end there. Let’s take a look at some toys and sand play suggestions to keep children happily entertained and amused with their sand pit.

What types of sand toys are available for sand pits?

bucket sand toysBuckets - A favourite for all children as they can create sandcastles, or even a whole village of sandcastles in a larger sandpit.

Cars and trucksCars and trucks make excellent sand toys, especially as your child can create their own road layout by moving and moulding the sand to create bumps and hills, etc.sand toy digger and sand scoop

Diggers – There’s a great range of ‘digger toys’ available in a variety of sizes from small, to larger, sit-on ones, which are an excellent way to build hand-eye coordination.

Funnels and household items – Kitchen and household items can make very exciting sand toys for children and it probes you don’t have to spend a fortune on equipment.

Hide and seek – Why not hide a set of plastic dinosaurs or farm animals in the sand and allow your child to find them, one by one.

Animal sand toysShapes and moulds – These sand toys come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be used to make 3D shapes impressions in the sand.

Spades – Children love to dig in the sand, whether using hands, spades or anything else you can think of.

Treasure hunt – Hunting for treasure is always great fun and children love to hunt for coins and buried treasure which you can hide in the sand.

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