Crayola Play Sand

I love Crayola products! I grew up with their crayons and other art supplies. Crayola is known for it’s quality, I know a lot of teachers specifically ask for Crayola products because they are simply the best out there!
I am super excited about Crayola’s new colored play sand. I mean what child wouldn’t want to play in that vibrant stuff! Can you imagine the beautiful sand castles and wondrous creatures you can now have in color?
Here is some additional information:

THE MAGIC OF CRAYOLA HITS THE BACKYARD There’s Something New in Sandbox Chic This Year and It’s All About Color

(25 March 2008 – Grapevine, Texas) – It’s been a long winter. Kids across the country are so ready to hit the great outdoors! New Crayola play sand answers the call to “Get Out and Play!” with the introduction of COLOR to the sandbox. This ultra-high quality play sand comes in four dynamic colors, sure to supercharge a variety senses in any sandbox.

Imagine your child’s sandbox filled with the softest sand available that delights visually in vibrant hues of pink, purple, blue and green. With the addition of Crayola play sand, not only is the sandbox transformed into a colorful bed of creativity, the sheer smooth texture and flow of the sand delights tactile senses of all ages. Early childhood development experts agree that sand play is one of the most important and beneficial activities for children to engage in to develop a wide variety of motor, spatial and social skills.

“Sand play is open-ended and allows children the freedom to build and strengthen development of their small and large muscle motor skills, eye-hand coordination, mathematical, vocabulary and socialization skills,” said Cheri Sterman, director of child development, Crayola. “Now, the benefits of sand play are taken to a new dimension with the addition of color. It’s creative learning driven solely by imagination and no batteries nor game pod needed.”

There are few things in life that kids really have control over. But let them loose in a sandbox and they become rulers of their own universe – carving out roads and ditches, driving trucks into gullies and loading up dumpsters, buckets and containers of sensory pleasing – and colorful – sand!

According to statistics, one in three children in the United States falls into a category of obesity. With the unending plethora of video and computer games and lack of activity it’s no wonder the mantra among childhood development experts (and the media) is to “Get Out and Play!” One fantastic play area that offers so much is as simple as the backyard sandbox.

Getting the new colored play sand to the sandbox is a snap because they’re available in 20-pound “mom-friendly” bags that feature an easy-to-carry handle. Suggested retail price for Crayola play sand is certified CP Nontoxic and is available at select WalMart stores nationwide. The suggested retail price is $7.99.

I was sent a tiny sample of the sand and while I was not able to get my castle on, I can tell you that this stuff rocks!!!
Although I was sent a sample to review, I was in no other way compensated for this post. All opinions are purely my own.

About Beth

Beth Larrabee is a stay at home mom of 3 wonderful children and is married to her wonderful husband Scot. Beth is an active member in her community and is currently the Vice President of the PTO, President of The Friends of Cumston Library, and proud leader of a Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Troops. In her spare time, Beth enjoys musical theater, singing, gaming, books, spending time at the lake and all things food.

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  1. how fun is that?

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