Kids love sand, and having a sandbox is one of the easiest ways to get kids outside playing. I adore this simple DIY sandbox. It is portable but large enough for kids to play. It has a solid lid to keep the sand clean when it is not being used. Throw it together in seconds for hours of play!
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Super Simple DIY Kids Sandbox for Sensory Fun All Summer Long
I got this idea for a sandbox after realizing how expensive the standard kiddie sandboxes were! This underbed storage bin is roughly the same size, cost half the price of the cheapest sandbox I could find, and comes with the bonus of a lid that locks into place – no worrying about it getting blown off or knocked off by animals! It has been a huge hit with the kids, too! They will play in the sand for hours, and it is a wonderful way to get them outdoors in the beautiful weather we have been enjoying!
More Sensory Play Ideas
Kids love sensory play, and sand is one of the best sensory play materials out there. Here are some more sensory play ideas kids love:
Mess Free Sensory Play
Sensory play doesn’t have to be messy! Here are a couple of our favorite mess-free ideas:
Simple Sensory Play Ideas
Sensory play can also be incredibly simple:
I am always looking for new ways to play with my kids. Do you have an idea that your kids love? Share it on my Facebook page and we will give it a go!
What are your favorite frugal parenting hacks? Is there a summer activity that you do with your kids over and over?
Have you used this type of container as a sandbox? What did you think?
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