Best Kids Sandboxes 2011

The best kids’ sandboxes 2011, while each one being at least a bit different, have one feature in common: quality. Each of the ones on the list this year are well known for their durability as well as providing great designs for little ones to have a great time playing in the sand.

For this year, here are the 5 top consumer picks in sandboxes for kids:

Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table: This is apparently the very best selling sandbox and/or sand table for kids this year. It is known to be quite durable, constructed from hard plastic. One cool thing about this table is the fact that the plastic cover doubles as a race track for die cast cars. Retail price for this sandbox is around $55.

Step2 Naturally Playful Sandbox: This pick on the list is quite large, holding up to 200 pounds of sand. While constructed from extra durable plastic, this box has a stone design which adds a fun look to it. It is also made so that kids can easily sit on the side of it while playing. Retail price for this choice is around $100.

Step2 Crabbie Sandbox: This is the 3rd in line from Step2 (apparently the brand that parents are turning to quite often these days for various types of outdoor and other toys). This little guy has the look of a red crab, the claws having the function of providing a seat for the little ones. It is another fairly sizable choice on the list, with the capacity to hold up to 300 pounds of sand. Retail price for Step2 Crabbie is around $90.

Backyard Sandbox from Kidkraft: This is the first on the list of the best kids sandboxes this year that is constructed from wood. This personally is my own favorite choice with its natural wood look, also known to be quite well constructed and weather resistant. However, this one also carries a higher price tag with a retail price of around $300.

Step2 Naturally Playful Little Dunes Sandbox: This is one of the more economical picks on the list, and is yet made from Step2 and quite well constructed. It has a couple of seats for little ones and will hold up to 150 pounds of sand. Retail price for the Dunes Sandbox is around $60.

Other choices on the list of the best kids sandboxes 2011 include a classic turtle from Little Tikes, a gorgeous canopy sandbox from Kidkraft as well as two choices that are smaller toys rather than full-blown sandboxes. All of them however have one thing in common: they all are available to purchase online for quite a bit less than retail.

Resource: Top 10 Sandboxes for Kids @ Squidoo Toys and Hobbies