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When you’ve got little ones, backyard entertainment is where it’s at. Keeping them busy with toys that are engaging and educational makes life so much easier. A favorite that checks all the, well, boxes? A sandbox. And for good reason!
Besides simply enjoying the outdoors (and perhaps even giving you a few minutes of peace and quiet) a sandbox offers kids of all ages a fun opportunity to learn and play at the same time. From helping develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination to learning how to share and take turns, sand play (and sensory exploration in general) is packed with developmental benefits.
If you’re looking for the best sandbox with cover (because nobody has time for wet sand or becoming the neighborhood wildlife port-a-potty) we’ve rounded up some top-rated choices that are currently in stock and ready to ship. But don’t wait—we’re not sure how long they’ll last!
Best sandboxes with covers
A version of this story was published June 1, 2021. It has been updated.