With the bitter cold winters we have here in the Midwest, summer is our time to get outdoors and enjoy the warmth as much as we possibly can. Now that we have a larger yard for the kids to run around and play, I have been keeping my eye out for great outdoor activities they can do together. Of course, one company that comes to mind immediately when I think of high quality toys for kids, is Little Tikes.
Since 1970 Little Tikes has been offering families an amazing selection of innovative children's products that encourage them to get up and be active while playing. Offering everything from baby toys and children's furniture to riding toys and workshops...they have created a line of products that parents can trust and turn to time and time again.

Over the years we've owned several Little Tikes products and have always been impressed with the quality, educational and overall appeal. That's why I was happy to learn we were going to have the opportunity to review one of their great toys for summer...the Little Tikes Big Digger Sandbox!

  • Excavator really works to pick up sand and load the trucks
  • Molded in ramps and roadways in the sand area
  • Lid doubles as a truck ramp
  • Holds 100lbs. of sand (not included)
  • Accessories include: 1-Dump truck, 1-Rake, 1-Shovel, 1-Sand sifter, 1-Sand cup, 2-Characters
  • Recommended for ages 3+

When the Little Tikes Big Digger Sandbox arrived, we were all excited to check it out. Upon opening the box, we found the sand area, lid, and accessories.
I was happy to see that the only assembly required was screwing on the excavator. Once that was complete, we were ready to take the sandbox outside and fill it with sand.

Once we got it outside and the sand put in, the kids were very excited to start playing. As they played, I was checking everything out and was very happy with the quality. It's exactly what I would expect from Little Tikes. It's extremely durable and kid-friendly...something I can tell will last us a very long time!
One thing we did notice was that it was difficult for the kids to both sit in the sandbox and play at the same time. They found it easier to either sit on the edges or sit outside of the box which has worked out just fine.
I love that this sandbox came with accessories like the Dump truck, Rake, Shovel, Sand sifter, Sand cup, and Characters. It made it possible for the kids to start playing right away...creating, pretending and having fun together!

Of course, the most unique part of this sandbox, and probably my kids' favorite is the the construction possibilities. The sand area features a molded in ramp and roadway, equipped with a real working excavator to dig in the sand and load up the dump truck. I have found that Kaelyn and Kaden like to work as a team. She enjoys using the excavator and Kaden likes to drive the dump truck around.

Instead of just driving it around in the sand, which is a lot of fun for him...he also enjoys the fact that the lid doubles as a ramp to drive the truck down and up on as well. I love this feature too! It's great being able to extend the play area for the kids, while still having a lid to keep the sand dry when we're not using it.

And, even when the lid is on...the sandbox can still be used as a construction zone for the truck.

The kids have absolutely loved this construction themed sandbox! It has allowed for hours of active play for the two of them as they create sand castles, roadways, and so much more. I've enjoyed watching as they use their imaginations and have fun pretending. The extra features of this sandbox are what really set this sandbox apart...I appreciate that it's all included so that parents don't have to go out and buy that separately.

We've been having a blast with this fun sandbox. Along with the quality, the construction fun can't be beat. I would definitely recommend it to families with young children.

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**The product for this review and giveaway were provided for free. All opinions are my own.

  1. Elizabeth Pyo July 2, 2012 at 6:42 PM  

    Endless Adventures® Rock Climber & Slide

  2. Jessica B. July 2, 2012 at 7:15 PM  

    I'd like to get the Spray and Rescue Fire Truck for my son. jj250@aol.com

  3. Carrie Phelps July 2, 2012 at 7:29 PM  

    My grandchildren would LOVE the 6-in-1 Towncenter Playhouse.

  4. Carrie Phelps July 2, 2012 at 7:30 PM  

    GFC; carriedust

  5. frencheire July 2, 2012 at 7:34 PM  

    I like the Backyard Barbeque Get Out 'n' Grill toy. cute!

  6. jodi lasher July 2, 2012 at 7:44 PM  

    I like the http://www.littletikes.com/kids-toys/princess-cozy-coupe-with-glitter

  7. Wild N Mild $$$ July 2, 2012 at 7:48 PM  

    I'd like the Endless Adventures® Easy Store™ Table

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  8. Sandy VanHoey July 2, 2012 at 7:55 PM  

    I'd like to have the Picnic 'n Playhouse

  9. Kimberly July 2, 2012 at 7:55 PM  

    I like the Ladybug Pillow Racer

  10. Connie Gruning July 2, 2012 at 7:57 PM  

    I would love to have Castle Playhouse!
    Connie Gruning
    CGruning at aol(dot)com

  11. Christie July 2, 2012 at 7:57 PM  

    My kids would love the Endless Adventures® Double Decker Super Slide.

  12. mummytotwoboys July 2, 2012 at 7:58 PM  

    Another great item is the Spray and Rescue Firetruck


  13. Laura Jacobson July 2, 2012 at 8:10 PM  

    Oh I also love the Classic Alligator Teeter Totter
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

  14. Cserafini July 2, 2012 at 8:15 PM  

    Love the classic cozy coupe!

  15. eastman520 July 2, 2012 at 8:22 PM  

    My son would love this tool bench too! http://www.littletikes.com/kids-toys/craftsman-workshop He just turned 3 and loves anything to do with tractors, and tools! :)

  16. Lyn Mack July 2, 2012 at 8:33 PM  

    I would really like a little picnic table with umbrella for the kids.

  17. KJ Skib July 2, 2012 at 8:33 PM  

    I like the Craftsman® Workshop

  18. Cristen July 2, 2012 at 8:35 PM  

    I love the Pink cozy coupe


  19. Denise July 2, 2012 at 8:35 PM  

    The Spray and Rescue Fire Truck is very cool.


  20. Elizabeth G July 2, 2012 at 8:39 PM  

    spray and rescue fire truck

  21. debijackson July 2, 2012 at 8:43 PM  

    gfc debijackson
    i love their classic pickup debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  22. aperry July 2, 2012 at 8:46 PM  

    I like the Endless Adventures® Climb & Slide™ Castle

  23. Sylvia July 2, 2012 at 8:49 PM  

    I would love the Classic Castle

  24. Harmony Burmeister July 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM  

    like the Endless Adventures® Easy Store™ Large Slide

  25. Felicia R July 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM  

    I would like to get the Push & Ride Racer!

  26. Kimberly Bauer July 2, 2012 at 9:37 PM  

    I LOVE the Classic Castle.

  27. Nebraska Fillemans July 2, 2012 at 9:42 PM  

    LOVE the picnic table!

  28. Anonymous July 2, 2012 at 9:48 PM  

    I love the Slam and Curve Slide!

  29. Natalie July 2, 2012 at 10:29 PM  

    Love the Endless Adventures Store table!

  30. Teh Doll July 2, 2012 at 11:11 PM  

    The classic castle my kids would flip.

  31. Patty S. July 2, 2012 at 11:25 PM  

    Original cozy coupe

  32. Dreams Do Come True July 2, 2012 at 11:57 PM  

    I would love the Princess Cozy Coupe® with Glitter


  33. Becca July 3, 2012 at 12:13 AM  

    My boys would love the Craftsman® Workshop!
    becca9916 at gmail dot com

  34. Colleen M July 3, 2012 at 1:07 AM  

    I also like their Builder’s Bay Sand & Water Table.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

  35. Colleen M July 3, 2012 at 1:08 AM  

    GFC follower name - ColleenM

    colljerr at comcast dot net

  36. Candice July 3, 2012 at 1:10 AM  

    I love the classic castle.
    thank you!

  37. Janet W. July 3, 2012 at 4:52 AM  

    Endless Adventures® Easy Store™ Jr. Play Table with

  38. skyrobinson July 3, 2012 at 6:30 AM  

    My daughter would love the My First Kenmore Elite™ Kitchen.


  39. Shannon Romein July 3, 2012 at 7:15 AM  

    I'd love the Endless Adventures Tikes Town Playhouse

  40. Michelle Murphy July 3, 2012 at 7:18 AM  

    I like the classic cozy coupe

  41. wigget July 3, 2012 at 1:13 PM  

    i love the 6-in-1 Towncenter Playhouse

  42. Courtney B July 3, 2012 at 4:36 PM  

    i want the pillow racer

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  43. Brandi Elam July 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM  

    We love the Little Tikes Playground.

  44. Lori B July 3, 2012 at 8:40 PM  

    I'd really like to have:


    for my son!

  45. Patricia July 3, 2012 at 8:59 PM  

    Id like to have the ultimate beach ball sprinkler

  46. freddie July 4, 2012 at 1:42 AM  

    I would love to have their Little Tikes Playground. dwelchert@yahoo.com

  47. Micah Pearson July 4, 2012 at 11:53 AM  

    Endless Adventures® Easy Store™ Table

  48. Rochel S July 4, 2012 at 5:32 PM  

    I like the Classic Turtle Sandbox

  49. lana July 4, 2012 at 9:29 PM  

    my boys would love the Classic Pickup Truck

  50. katychick July 5, 2012 at 10:29 AM  

    i like the slam and curve slide
    tcogbill at live dot com

  51. Jana July 5, 2012 at 10:33 AM  

    I would like the
    Lalaloopsy Littles™ Doll - Twinkle 'n' Flutters™

    dropcqueen at yahoo dot com

  52. Rachel July 5, 2012 at 5:35 PM  

    My son would love the Shady Jump 'n Slide Bouncer
    rachel_demille at yahoo dot com

  53. Heather McDougle July 5, 2012 at 6:55 PM  

    we also like the craftsman workshop

  54. Carmen Van Deursen July 5, 2012 at 9:12 PM  

    My son would love the anchor pirate ship water table.

  55. Amy July 5, 2012 at 9:36 PM  

    My daughter would love the Slamin'Curve Slide! Soo fun!!

  56. RaettigFamily July 6, 2012 at 9:47 AM  

    Toddler Tractor & Cart

  57. Jennifer H July 6, 2012 at 7:40 PM  

    the jump and slide bouncer would be awesome

  58. anoida July 7, 2012 at 7:46 AM  

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  59. RambleSAHM July 7, 2012 at 11:49 PM  

    My son would love the Turtle Pillow racer!

  60. Nikki July 8, 2012 at 7:27 PM  

    I think my daughter would also enjoy the Spiralin' Seas Waterpark :)

  61. mframe July 8, 2012 at 9:15 PM  

    I would love to have the Princess Cozy Coupe® with Glitter

  62. Laurel July 8, 2012 at 10:08 PM  

    Love the big waffle blocks.

  63. Unknown July 9, 2012 at 5:57 PM  

    I adore Little Tikes Everything, these toys are built to last. I would love to have the Adventure Swing/Play Set. I really love the way the Digger Sandbox closes and the Truck Ramp is Perfect

  64. rj7777 July 9, 2012 at 8:33 PM  

    I like the classic pickup truck for my grandson. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

  65. jojlem July 9, 2012 at 10:17 PM  

    So cute! http://www.littletikes.com/kids-toys/princess-cozy-coupe-with-glitter

  66. latanya July 10, 2012 at 2:11 PM  

    Explorer™ Wagon with Umbrella

  67. tweetyscute July 11, 2012 at 11:41 PM  

    I like the EasyAdjust™ Play Table

    theresa j

  68. Linda Meyers-Gabbard July 12, 2012 at 3:33 AM  

    I like this

  69. Raising My Padawans July 12, 2012 at 10:57 AM  

    I love the Home & Garden Playhouse.
    Heather S

  70. LeeAnn July 12, 2012 at 11:56 AM  

    I would love to have the 2-in-1 Wet 'n Dry Bouncer!

  71. Katrina July 12, 2012 at 5:25 PM  

    I would love to get the Endless Adventures® Fold 'n Store™ Picnic Table Combo

  72. Julie July 12, 2012 at 11:47 PM  

    like the 7' trampoline

    hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

  73. Tabathia July 13, 2012 at 4:47 PM  

    easy adjust play table
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  74. Melanie July 15, 2012 at 11:49 AM  

    My kids would love the 6-in-1 Towncenter Playhouse.

  75. Terri Menke July 15, 2012 at 1:31 PM  

    Love the little pink shopping cart

  76. Mirm July 15, 2012 at 8:24 PM  

    I'd love the Endless Adventures® SwingAlong™ Castle

  77. Tylerpants July 15, 2012 at 10:21 PM  

    My son would love to have the Classic Pickup Truck. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  78. trixx July 15, 2012 at 10:40 PM  

    The 8-in-1 Adjustable Playground would be awesome for my daughter!

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