Big Gay Summer Vacation Guide and Giveaway
Surf and Sand
So fabulous you’ll want to show it off in the front yard, the Badger Basket Cabana Sandbox features solid cedar four-inch seating all around and a canopy top with four mesh side shades that clip tight when playtime is over to keep out debris and the neighbor’s cat. $249. Available at www.CSNstores.com, with free shipping.
Heading for the shore? Take along the Infant UV Play Shade by Schylling. Made of waterproof polyester, it pops up in seconds to protect children from the sun with 50+ UPF. Packs away quickly in its own go-anywhere travel bag. Ages one month and up. Get the lowest price ($36.49) at www.MarkdownAlert.com, the online shopping site for brand name and boutique products on sale.
Prevent the “mine, mine” syndrome with lots of sand toys to share. The Spielstabil Backpack Sand Play Set comes with a smorgasbord of high-density and durable plastic sand toys including a bucket, watering can, molds, a shovel and a handy backpack to carry it all. $28.79. Available at www.Diapers.com
Not only great for building sandcastles and digging for buried treasure -- but great for the environment – the Green Toys Sand Toys Set is made in the U.S. of recycle milk containers and includes a bucket, mold, shovel and rake. Ages 3+. $18.95. Available at www.sensoryedge.com.
For kids who can’t get enough of water and sand, there’s the iPlay Sand and Water Table, a full sensory experience of colorful funnels, spinning wheels and lots of toys for scooping and pouring, and a floating boat. Also has a cover for when playtime is over. $85. Available at www.Amazon.com.
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