My kids love the beach, whether its the ocean, lake or river, it doesn't matter as long as there is sand! I found a great all-in-one sand toy for them. It is a plastic wagon that comes with ten different pieces to play with. There is a small bucket, two small shovels, two small rakes, a large seahorse mold, a small crab mold, a medium size starfish mold, and a large sand castle mold.
All of the toys fit perfectly into the wagon. This is nice because it makes it easy to keep all the sand toys together, and your child can even help by pulling the wagon themselves when you're looking for that perfect spot to set up for the day. The different toys are fun to play with and really help inspire creativity in your child. They can build a crazy sand castle fort, or make shapes with the different molds or just simply dig up sand and fill the buckets.
We have gotten so much use out of this wagon set. Even if you aren't near a beach you can still get a lot of use out of this toy. Sometimes I throw a bucket and a couple shovels into the car if we are headed to a park that has a sand box. The kids even enjoy just pulling the wagon around in the backyard.
I would highly recommend this wagon set to anyone looking for some cool sand toys! What a perfect gift it would be for a child with a summer birthday! Just a thought! :)