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Sand and Water Tables for Kids

Updated on September 4, 2012

One of the best toys for summertime use is a sand and water table. The combination of the sand and water is just irresistible to most kids. Most sand and water tables come with some great toys. My son has one and does not care to keep the sand and water separate. He would rather make a mud pies! Messy or not kids love sand and water tables and they can keep them occupied for hours!  They make a great summertime birthday gift.

Step2 Sand and Water Cart

 This sand and water table has wheels to make it easy to move around.  The Step2 Sand and Waer table has many neat features.  To protect your child form the sun it has a tilting Umbrella 42 inches wide.  The edges of the table are high enough to keep your child clean.. well cleaner anyway.  The table is designed to hold 25 pounds of sand and one gallon of water.  neither of these are included in the kit. The lid straps down when not in use to keep the sand free of contaminants.  Parents gave this item five out of five stars.  Other accessories include two boats a water tower and a cup.

The Little Tykes Sand and Sea play table is divided into two parts. The sand part is in the shape of a crab and the part that holds the water is int he shape of a fish. The table is protected from the sun with an umbrella. This table is portable as it comes with wheels.  Accessories include a a bridge, tower, water wheel, tools and a boat.  Multipurpose lids cover each side to protect them from the elements. The sand table can hold up to fifty pounds of sand which is not included. Parent reviews give this table an average of four out of five stars in fun and durability.

The naturally Playful Sand and Water Activity table comes complete with an umbrella and lids.  The side that holds the water can hold up to 2 gallons of water.  The side that holds the sand can hold up to 20 pounds of sand ( not included).  Accessories include shovels, pots and an bridge.  The lid has a molded road way in it for extra play. The legs of the activity center can be taken off so the the Activity Center can be placed on the ground. This product averaged four and 1/2 stars out of fie from 178 parent reviews!  Parents comment on how much their children love this table.

Step2 Play Up Adjustable Sand & Water Table

 The Step 2 Adjustable Sand and Water Table comes with an umbrella and "grow with me" legs.  The legs can raise the table a total of four inches more allowing for added years of fun.  The table has two separate sides, one for water and one for sand.   The lid has molded roadways for additional fun.  Parent reviews gave this sand and water table five out of five stars and three out of five star.

 The Builder's Bay Sand and Water table is built very low to the ground.  This Sand and water table is made by Little tike's and has a large umbrella for shade. The table itself is supposed to mimic a harbour town.  It comes with a lot of cool accessories such as an interactive crane and dump trucks. Lids that the children can ply on are also included with this table.  Parents gave this toy four out of five stars.

I-play Sand And Water Table - no sights, no sounds

 The I-Play water and Sand table looks more like a sink but has a lot of cool features.  This table has not only a compartment for sand  and water, but also for the toys that come with it.  This table is very portable and breaks down easily.  It would be a snap to take to the beach.  It has many accessories including funnels, a water fall connector, a spout to turn off and on rakes shovels and more.  Snap tight lids with a roadway are also included.  Parent reviews gave this toy an average of four and a half stars. Parents found it to be sturdy, durable and their kids loved it.  Parents also commented on how easy it was to put together.  No tolls needed!

Step2 Sand & Water Transportation Station

 The Step 2 Sand and Water transportation Station not only has on compartment for sand and one compartment for water, it has a train track to move a train around the perimeter of the table as well as down the middle.This table comes with lots of fun accessories including a train, funnels, boats shovel and a scoop.This table has a nylon cover for the lid and an umbrella can be purchased separately.  Out of seven parent reviews, this toy scored four and half stars out of five. Parents like this table due to it's affordable price.

Step 2 WaterWheel Activity Play Table

 If you don't like the mess of mud (cause you KNOW your little one won't keep the water and sand separate)  then a water table might be for you.  The Step2  Water Wheel Activity Center has plenty of molded in sections to create lakes, ponds or other waterways.  This table comes with accessories such as funnels water wheel and boats.  Parents really seem to like this water table.  Out of 280 reviews this table scores an average of four and a half stars out of five. Parents rave at how their children do not lose interest in it.  they also comment on how easy it is to bring inside in the winter and use as an additional activity table for indoor play.

Complete Sand & Water Beach Play Set: Includes Toys, Watering Can, Bucket, Shovel and more!

 This complete sand and water beach play set is perfect to take to the beach or to use int he sand box.  I keep a set of sand toys in my trunk of my car in case we hit the park with the big sandbox!  This little kit offers sifter, shovels rakes and more.  Perfect for water or sand or BOTH!  eighteen parent reviews gave this product four out of five stars!


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      Sarah Lee 

      8 years ago

      Nice summer toys for kids.

      Thank to this articles.

    • Ms Chievous profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Wv

      Garnetbird, I know sand is irresistible to kids! We had a fair at the park this year. They turned to volleyball pit into a pirates trove with buried treasure!

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      Gloria Siess 

      8 years ago from Wrightwood, California

      Great ideas!! I went to a museum once that had a sand pile filled with dinosaur "bones" and Indian artifacts, so that the little ones could experience archaeology in a sand pile.

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      8 years ago from Texas

      I wish I had a table like that when my kids were small. Thanks for sharing this. Cheers.

    • breakfastpop profile image


      8 years ago

      These tables are fabulous for kids.


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