Today we are sharing our Little Tikes Butterfly Beach Sandbox & Wading Pool Review with you because we LOVE this toy!
Update 10/18/2016: Unfortunately the Little Tikes Butterfly Beach Sandbox appears to be added to the list of discontinued Little Tikes toys. 🙁 That’s sad because we loved this toy. Maybe you will get lucky and find this one at a yard sale or on eBay.
Before I tell you how awesome this pool is, I’d like to give a big BIRTHDAY shout-out to Little Tikes! Can you believe they have been helping mom’s make kids smile for 40 years now? I can’t either! I have to say that one of the things I love about Little Tikes is how classic their toys are! Their toys are awesome because they never go out of style!
As a matter-of-fact, my daughter was blessed to receive an old kitchen from a family just before Christmas that is 15 years old! Take at look at how good a Little Tikes product looks after all those years!
Little Tikes Butterfly Beach Sandbox & Wading Pool Review:
Little Tikes products have always been high-quality, durable products that are built to last, and they continue to impress me!
Alexis had the pleasure of reviewing this excellent pool and sandbox combo this summer, and it is all I can do to keep her out of it!
When I first put it in the back yard, I filled both sides up with water. I didn’t have any sand on hand, and I knew the boys would want to get in on the fun, so they just splashed away for the first few days!
Then my husband brought the sand home, and I thought Alexis was in sand/water heaven! She just kept running from one to the other (I highly suggest a swimsuit when playing. Otherwise, you will end up with a wet, sand-covered fully clothed kiddo! That doesn’t sound like fun, does it?
This product has made me consider purchasing this sand and water table for inside. Some days it is just too hot here, and I would love to carry this fun indoors!
My favorite feature of this product is that the pool is attached via bungee cord and can be easily dumped, and used to cover the sandbox!
The Butterfly Sandbox and Wading Pool is fantastic because it’s not just another mindless toddler toy! Not only does it get the kids outside (when it’s not too hot!); it can be used in so many educational ways!
Little Tikes Butterfly Beach Sandbox & Wading Pool Play Ideas:
-We have colored the water- Being able to touch the color of the day seems to have helped Lexi grasp her colors!
-You can also purchase Crayola colored sand for the sandbox! Every day add different color sand into the sandbox, and you would end up with rainbow dust!
– I give the kids measuring cups and spoons, and they learn not only how to measure liquids and solids, but it helps develop motor skills!
-Put a little bubble bath and food coloring in the pool! This makes for colorful and sudsy fun!
I am thrilled to own yet another Little Tikes product that I know will last for years to come! Who knows maybe one day will be passing both the pool and the kitchen on to my daughter’s children!
We are sad to see this sandbox go, but if you are looking for a Little Tikes sandbox and wading pool why not check these out:
Little Tikes Sandboxes:
Little Tikes Pools:
– Little Tikes provided this product to my family free of charge! All opinions are my own! This post contains affiliate links.