With summer over, I was lucky enough to get a great deal on this Sand Table! I have a few things we are using it for – different uses for different subsets of my four kids! My two younger girls use it a lot as a sensory table. My three oldest LOVE having it as a LEGO table, and playing with it was our main after school activity this week!
We dump our LEGO bricks in, and they can easily sort through for the pieces they need. When they are done, all the pieces dump easily back into the bin (this Step 2 sand table is very lightweight and easy to move). Of course, if you aren’t planning to use your sand table for anything else, there is no need to remove the bricks when LEGO play time is done! Our house is fairly small, so I multi-purpose wherever I can.
We used to keep all of our LEGO bricks in a king size sheet and dump them out on the sheet, but I found that too many would get pushed off as the kids searched through for just the right piece. This system works better for us – the kids take their bricks and build with them on a table. All four kids can easily gather around for playing, and there is a lid that attaches on with elastic, so I can cover the table and keep one-year-old Anna out of it when I need to.
How do you store your LEGO bricks?