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Sand toys = summer fun, don’t they?
They sure do around these parts!
Wether you head to the local beach, an oceanside vacation, the sandbox in the backyard, or in between the cucumber mounds in your garden (hey, it works), great sand toys provide oodles of fun for your children, providing you’re the type of parent who lets them get dirty. You do let them get a little dirty now and then, don’t you? (See my previous post…)
To say I was excited to get the opportunity to review a great big box of sand toys from Melissa & Doug would be an understatement. I’m pretty sure I was as eager for that box to come as my children were, and they were pretty excited.
We’ve been a fan of Melissa & Doug toys for years, and their Sunny Patch line of sand toys did not disappoint! I mean, how cute are these?
What young child, boy or girl alike, wouldn’t have some fun with the cupcake and baking sets?!
Ok, the cupcake set was a bit frustrating for the 2 & 4 yr olds, as it’s hard to handle it when you’re little and the sand doesn’t always cooperate, but the 6 & 8 (and even 10) yr olds had the patience to keep trying and ended up having a blast with them!
Cupcake forms, bowls, sifters, measuring cups, whisks!! So. Much. Fun. And cuteness.
Did I mention cuteness?
And the super-cool crab pail and shovel? Way cooler than all of those regular pails and shovels on the beach. Definitely the 2 yr old little bruiser of a guy’s favorite toy of the bunch. Dig, fill, dump, some of a toddler’s favorite things!
And the sand molds- these have gotten the most play time here with the youngers- so easy to fill, and so fun to dump over to see what the sand shape turns out like!
Good times, I tell ya, good times!
And they’re about to get better!
Melissa & Doug is giving away a set of each of these great sand toys to one of my fabulous readers! Yep, you read that right- one of each! Fun, fun, fun, and fun!
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Contest open to US residents, 18 & older. Comments must be received by midnight, Friday, July 22nd. Winner will be chose using www.random.org and will be posted as an “edited to add” at the top of this post sometime on Saturday, July 23. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hrs to respond, or another winner will be chosen.
Disclosure: Melissa and Doug provided our family with 1 set of each of these toys, and are providing 1 set of each for the giveaway winner. No monetary compensation has or will be provided. All opinions are mine, and my children’s!