My kids love playing outside and having a variety of play sets for them has kept them entertained. Around the holidays we purchased the Green Toys Sand Play Set for our girls, now ages 4 and 3. We used this set inside the house in those colder months and have had opportunities to use it now with warmer weather both at home and at the beach!
The Green Toys Sand Play Set is a great set to have, for a variety of reasons. It’s a toy set you can feel safe allowing your children to play with – it’s made out of all “green” products! It has no phthales and is BPA free. All of the pieces are plastic and made from recycled milk jugs and made in the USA.
The set is also really durable. The plastic is thick and solid, not like some other outdoor sets we have owned and used. The pieces are really useful and large without being oversized. They also were really well thought out – each piece can hold and do a lot.
The Green Toys Sand Play Set is a 4 piece set complete with a bucket, sand castle mold, a rake and a shovel. The bucket is a nice light green color and deep. It is really solid and has thick walls while still being lightweight. The handle is made out of a wide piece of white rope that is really strong and durable as well. The bucket is really well constructed. The sand castle mold is light blue and large with deep areas. It really packs the sand well and makes a great castle shape! The rake and shovel are orange and durable as well. The tines of the rake are thinner and give a little when pulling across the sand but the rake holds up very well. The shovel has a small bowl but is very effective at scooping up sand.
Our girls have used this set on a variety of occasions. In the colder months they pretended they were at the beach and carried around this set and played on our carpet. Beyond the typical “beach” imagination they often used the rake to “make lines” in my family room’s green carpet and pretend they were sowing a garden and planting seeds. We also have an outdoor sand table, and as soon as the weather got warmer they carried the Green Toys Sand Play Set out to it. They have a great time carrying sand in the bucket to other parts of the yard, depositing it, and then making their own beach! We also have a local state park that we often visit. Now that the beach is open we of course tote our play set there … and it’s often the envy of the other kids playing on the beach. The bucket especially is often asked to be used by other children attempting to make their own sand creations.
This set is really easy to clean as well, and being mostly made from plastic really helps. We’ve not seen any cracking, warping or fading of color. We’ve been thrilled with this purchase (we bought on-line for around $15) and feel it’s an excellent value and a product we can really stand behind.