Frugal Toys: Indoor Sandbox

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, January 25, 2021 | 0 comments
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Image: Indoor sandbox play, by OH Snap! Julie McGraw Photography, on Flickr

You can keep your little ones busy on a rainy stay-in day by creating an indoor sand-box or sensory box.

All you need is a large plastic dish-pan and a 5lb. (2 kg.) bag of cornmeal, rice, pasta noodles, dried beans, oatmeal, kinetic sand, etc. for sand.

ADD: plastic cups, spoons, scoops, bowls, measuring cups, funnels, strainers, etc.

Be sure to only fill to 3-4 inches below the top of your container to reduce spills.

The cornmeal, rice, pasta noodles, dried beans, and oatmeal vacuum up quickly and don't scratch the floor.

IDEA: Those Rubbermaid type bins that store under a bed make a nice big table type size container.

Image: National Geographic KINETIC Play Sand | 2 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds and Tray| Kinetic Sensory Activity

Shopping Suggestions:

🏖️ KINETIC Play Sand

🏖️ Rubbermaid Dish Pan

🏖️ 50 Quart Underbed Buckle Up Box

🏖️ Rice in bulk bags

🏖️ Oatmeal in bulk

🏖️ Dried Beans in bulk

🏖️ Cornmeal in bulk

🏖️ Pasta in bulk

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