By Brittany Caffet
Going to the beach with a toddler is a whole different ball game than going with a small baby! Instead of relaxing and strategically placing Elizabeth in the shade, I’m busy putting a thick layer of sunscreen on the little wiggle worm and crossing my fingers that we didn’t forget anything at home! Our list of things that we’ll need for a day at the beach seems to constantly be getting longer and longer. These days she requires a lot more stimulation to keep her occupied, which usually means I end up bringing what feels like hundreds of different toys every time we head to the lake. Thanks to some new sand toys from PLAYMOBIL, our beach trips have gotten a whole lot less complicated!
Elizabeth has recently developed a total obsession with play food. She loves pretending to make it, and especially pretending to eat it! The Ice Cream Shop Sand Bucket from PLAYMOBIL ($24.99) brings her love of play food and her love of playing in the sand together perfectly!
She has an absolute blast using the ice cream scoop to fill the bucket and cones with sand. When the sand is a bit more wet, your child is even able to use all of the different pieces and parts as moulds to build an amazing little sand castle!
This set comes with 2 PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3 figures – an ice cream seller and a customer!
The Playmobil 1, 2, 3 Sand Dump Truck ($34.99) & Excavator ($34.99) were both huge hits with Elizabeth. She has so much fun driving them around in the sand and checking out the tracks that they leave behind!
The bed of the Dump Truck detaches and can be used as a mould to build a sand castle, and the bucket on the Excavator comes off and becomes the perfect shovel to fill a bucket or dig a hole in the sand! Each vehicle comes with it’s own PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3 figure, allowing your little one to use their imagination even more as they build their own make believe world for the little characters out of sand!
Every single one of these toys is made very sturdily, giving me confidence that we’ll be using them for many years to come! There are so many different ways to use each toy, which really minimizes the number of toys that we find ourselves lugging out to the beach. They are fantastic for outside play, but also super easy to clean up and bring in the house for your child to play with on rainy days or during those long, cold Canadian winters!
The next time you’re headed to the beach as a family, be sure not to forget anything on your checklist:
- Bathing suits
- Snacks & drinks
- PLAYMOBIL 1, 2, 3 Sand toys!
Look for Playmobil building sets at most major retailers and independent toy stores this summer! Heads up, we found the Playmobil 1, 2, 3 Sand Ice Cream Shop Sand Bucket on sale at Well.ca for $17.48!
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