Shop
02444

Make your own sand & rocks box

 
Don’t have enough room for a full-sized sandpit? Why not make your own sand and rocks box instead! It’s a great way for young kids to explore their senses of touch, sight and sound and it will help to develop their imagination through free-play too. Set the sand and rocks box up with a construction theme for hours of fun.
Don’t have enough room for a full-sized sandpit? Why not make your own sand and rocks box instead!

It’s a great way for young kids to explore their senses of touch, sight and sound and it will help to develop their imagination through free-play too.

Set the sand and rocks box up with a construction theme for hours of fun.
 

Make your own sand & rocks box

 

What you’ll need for your sand & rock box

 
  • An under-bed storage box or shallow box with a lid
 
  • Bag(s) of sand (enough to fill the bottom of the box)
 
  • Shop-bought polished stones or stones from the garden or beach
 
  • Water to keep the sand wet enough to mould into different shapes
 
  • Small toy trucks, diggers etc


How to make your sand & rocks box


1. Add enough sand to the bottom of the box so it’s completely covered. How deep you fill it is up to you.

2. Add the rocks along one side of the box on top of the sand.

3. Add the construction toys and you’re all set to go!

4. When your kids have finished playing with the sand and rocks box, just put on the lid and store it away for another day.
 

Ideas for your sand & rocks box

 
  • Instead of a construction theme, why not set up a beach theme with shells, seaweed, driftwood, buckets, spades, rakes etc.
 
  • The sand may dry out from time to time, so just mix in some water so that it’s easy for your kids to mould it and build sandcastles etc.

More kids activities to enjoy: Source: frogsandsnailsandpuppydogtails
Enquire

You might also be interested in ...

Make your own kids paint brushes

Make your own kids paint brushes

Who said kids paint brushes had to be boring! There are so many things you can use to make your own kids paint brushes with things you already have at home, or from your local $2 shop or craft store. Homemade paint brushes using clothes pegs and other materials allow kids to experiment and the opportunity to discover different textures and fun designs.
Rainbow spaghetti sensory play activity

Rainbow spaghetti sensory play activity

This rainbow spaghetti sensory play activity is lots of fun and very cheap and easy to make at home. Playing with rainbow spaghetti is a great sensory experience for toddlers and preschoolers. They’ll enjoy exploring the colour and slimy texture of the coloured spaghetti as it slips through their fingers.

join us

Join us on social media for all our latest news.
facebook twitter pinterestInstagram
 

sign up

Sign up and receive our latest newsletters.
First/Last Name
Email
Town/City