Lou and I were at the teacher store the other day and saw small childrens play sandboxes for indoor play. He was very interested in them, but I pointed out that we had all of the pieces already at home. The price at the store was a bit steep.
We came right home and gathered our supplies. We pulled the drawer out of a wooden Diego game set he has and filled it with sand from our sandbox.
Added some construction pieces, rocks, and signs and had practically the same box as the store, but for free.
Then we thought of hiding some dinosaur bones in it and letting some of his 'guys' be paleontologist and dig them up.
We also worked on a dessert scene, but with only three pieces it was a little lacking.
I am linking up to some of these fine kiddo related parties:
Wednesday's A story + art = A Great stART @ A Mommy's adventures, Made by Little Hands Mondays @ delicate CONSTRUCTION Wednesday's Kids Get Crafty @ Red Teg Art's Blog, Tuesday's Show and Tell blog hop ad ABC and 123, Tot Tuesdays at Delicious Ambiguity, For the Kids Fridays @ Sun Scholars