DIY Sand and Rock Box
Supplies/What we used:
*wet all purpose sand and play sand- by using both sands it is wet enough to mold like beach sand- of course you can just use play sand and add water. The wet sand will eventually dry out anyways.
*bag of rocks
*pvc connectors we already had left over from our PVC Wall
*and construction trucks( Toy State CAT Mini Machine, 3″, 5-Pack) we use often- see more fun ideas for these trucks here
How to make a Sand and Rock Box for kids:
I placed the rubbermaid on the driveway. Then filled with half and half of both sands. I took one of the kids hoes and mixed the sands together.
I then added rocks along one side of the bin/box. Next I placed a PVC connector in a corner of the bin on each side. I covered it over with a little sand. These were for the kids to dump the rocks and sand down or drive the trucks through if they wished.
I love how it turned out! So glad the kids did too, lol. I wanted to get in this rock and sand bin and play but this is one play activity the boys did not want me playing with. They wanted it all to themselves. They even had a few moments that they did not want to share it with each other.
I love that it is large enough that they can move around and have fun in the bin but also compact enough I can move it into the garage if I need to. Since it has a lid for it that locks, we just close it up after use.
Sand and rocks are 2 of the kids favorite sensory bin fillers. With this Rock and Sand box they get to play with both of them at the same time!
Great way to explore touch, sight, and sound. Perfect for imagination and free play for the kids. This bin will get lots of playtime at our house.