Sunny day & a homemade sand pit

Sunny day & a homemade sand pit

We weren’t prepared for the sunny weather this week but not wanting to miss out on the chance to play out in the sun, I put together an impromptu  sand pit for Baby R using a grow bag tray. With its shallow sides he can crawl in and out with ease and is much easier to store once we’ve finished with it.

I think his cheesy grin is enough to tell you he’s more than happy with his new homemade sand pit and the sunny days.

A homemade sand pit for an out door baby  sensory play session


A homemade sandpit using a garden centre grow bag tray by Mum in a nutshell

Homemade sand pit for a baby sensory play session

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  1. 19th April 2015 / 7:48 am

    Bless him. He looks like he had a fun time. X

  2. 19th April 2015 / 10:05 am

    This is such a clever idea! will be copying it 🙂

  3. 19th April 2015 / 3:18 pm

    Good thinking – probably much more accessible than anything you could get in a toy shop too – and he looks very pleased with it! #iotw

    • 19th April 2015 / 7:11 pm

      He doesn’t like being contained in a normal sandpit & it’s a handy height for reaching in.

  4. 19th April 2015 / 10:08 pm

    Lovely idea! We will be making a sandpit here at our new home soon! the kids loved it before! thank you for linking up with the Letthembelittle project 🙂 xx

    • 20th April 2015 / 9:56 am

      There’s something about sand that keeps little ones occupied for ages, good luck in your new home.

  5. 20th April 2015 / 9:55 am

    Brilliant idea, we use our tuff spot for things like this, but that tray is even easier to store! Love the photos, he looks so happy 🙂 #WhatstheStory

    • 20th April 2015 / 10:42 am

      Thanks Sara, I like that I can just hide it away after & not leave it to ruin the grass!

  6. 20th April 2015 / 10:08 am

    Sunny days with children can be so effortless with a little imagination in the garden. Great looking sandpit and lovel yphotos. thank you for joining me for Country Kids

    • 20th April 2015 / 10:43 am

      Thank you, I’m trying not to go plastic crazy for this little one so just using what we have.

  7. 20th April 2015 / 9:47 pm

    That’s a cute idea, I bet he had great fun!

  8. 21st April 2015 / 9:56 am

    It looks like he had so much fun and such a great idea. I wish I thought of this when my children were babies.

    • 21st April 2015 / 8:30 pm

      We’ve been making the most of this sunny weather with a few sand pit plays.

    • 21st April 2015 / 10:39 am

      This little ones one step ahead of me every time so it’s a skill I’m trying to master!

  9. 21st April 2015 / 1:45 pm

    Aw, what a lovely idea for little ones, that is all they need. He looks like he’s having a great time.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

  10. 21st April 2015 / 3:30 pm

    Delicious! He looks as happy as a baby in sand!
    Found you on #pointshoot

  11. 21st April 2015 / 10:19 pm

    R+That looks really easy and such good fun, what a great idea.

    • 1st May 2015 / 9:44 pm

      I can recommend it as a quick and easy activity for babies.

  12. 22nd April 2015 / 8:59 am

    That is a brilliant idea and he looks very pleased with it. Lovely pictures x

    • 22nd April 2015 / 9:39 am

      Thank you, he loves it. Hope this lovely weather continues so we get more uses.

  13. Megan - Truly Madly Kids
    22nd April 2015 / 1:20 pm

    He is one gorgeous baby! Lovely portrait shots. Thank you for linking up to #iotw

  14. 23rd April 2015 / 6:35 pm

    Much better than a real sandpit, far less snad to find hidden in pockets and get traipsed through the house 😉

    Thanks for linking up with Point + Shoot xx

    • 23rd April 2015 / 6:51 pm

      Oh gosh I hate that, I love that we have s pebble beach, can’t be doing with sandy pockets

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