Because we live in an apartment complex with very little yard to it, I am always scheming about creative ways to help my little one to spend more time outside.
A couple of days ago, I got an idea.
I went to Home Depot and bought a large tupperware container, filled it with play sand and put it out on our apartment balcony. It's a terrific sandbox!
It has a lid for keeping the sand dry and clean, and even when it is raining outside, we can still play in the sandbox because the balcony is sheltered by the roof. Best of all, it was really cheap!
My toddler didn't take to the sandbox right away. She has a little bit of a neatness fetish (unlike her mother who LOVES to be dirty if it's for a fun cause), but today she finally broke down and let herself get dirty and had a ball!