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The Good Old-Fashioned Sandbox Is Back And Way Better Than The Ones We Had!

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Bring the beach to your backyard with a kids’ sandbox. In the era of tablets, drones, and bluetooth karaoke machines, there’s a lot to be said for keeping playtime simple, at least some of the time–and it doesn’t really get much simpler than a sandbox for kids and toddlers. Playing in a sandbox, be it at the school playground or a park, was an integral part of most of our childhoods, and it’s a classic toy that endures today. Some things (like inflatable pools) are just timeless.

OK, so the sandboxes for kids and toddlers of today aren’t exactly what we played in back then, though some of the old-school models are still around and are just as beloved as ever. (Anyone remember the Little Tikes turtle sandbox? Yeah, he’s (she’s?) still kickin’.) That said, there are plenty of modern-day offerings that definitely step up the sandbox game–think cabana awnings, pirate ships, seating/benches, and even options that can be repurposed into the backyard decor when your kids outgrow them (because it’s 2020, y’all).

So whether you’re skeeved by the germ-risk at the local public sandbox or just looking for a way to extend playground time into your own backyard (or living room–indoor sandboxes are a thing, too!), there’s a sandbox for kids and toddlers that’s perfect for your home and your kiddos. Let’s dig into the top options ahead, shall we?

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KidKraft Pirate Ship Sandbox

Arg! This sandbox will transport your little one into a whole new world filled with parrots, eye patches, and treasure. This sandbox from KidKraft features pirate skulls and parrot designs, a bench, a weatherproof wood finish, and a canopy to protect your kiddo from the harsh sun. One reviewer said, “I’ve had it for a while now, the kids love it. I have been able to use it for more than a sand box. It’s cute [and] pretty sturdy.”

$219

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KidKraft Pirate Ship Sandbox

Arg! This sandbox will transport your little one into a whole new world filled with parrots, eye patches, and treasure. This sandbox from KidKraft features pirate skulls and parrot designs, a bench, a weatherproof wood finish, and a canopy to protect your kiddo from the harsh sun. One reviewer said, “I’ve had it for a while now, the kids love it. I have been able to use it for more than a sand box. It’s cute [and] pretty sturdy.”

$219

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