What’s New with Sands Alive? It GLOWS!! Enter to #WIN

Sands Alive Glow

I thought just the regular Sands Alive was the coolest product on the market (which it still is, years later my big guy still loves to sit down and play with it) … but now comes Sands Alive Glow!!!

There’s just something about toys that glow that I have always loved. Yes, I was the kid who had glow stickers around her room and loved getting those glow bracelets and necklaces from birthday parties taking them into a dark room and swinging them around. Why didn’t they have toys like this when I was a kid???!!! Check this out!

 I gave my big guy the kit and he freaked! I told him to put on the special glasses and point the light at the sand (to charge it) and I explained how magically the sand will glow. As a side note: a kids reaction to all things magic is just so damn cute. I gave him the glow tool (make sure to pull out the tab PS) and he started drawing in the sand. Not only was he amazed, I was amazed – how cool is this?! My kid was in Sands Alive Glow heaven!!

Sands Alive Glow

 GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!
Thank you to our wonderful friends at Sands Alive, they are giving away 1 Sands Alive Glow kit,
2 pounds of extra Sands Alive Glow for each kit and 1 Large deluxe blue sand tray to TWO lucky winners! The contest is open to CANADIAN residents only. Here’s how to enter:

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What’s New with Sands Alive? Enter to WIN!

Sands Alive

A little while back, I reviewed one of my favourite kids toys on the market; Sands Alive and now it is back with new, AWESOME themed kits and I am here to introduce them to you all!

Let me start with my favourite
Sands Alive! Neon Frenzy
Sands Alive Neon FrenzySet Includes:
1.5LBS of Sands Alive! (neon orange or neon green sand)
4 Castle Molds
Brick & Pebble Rollers with Interchangeable Handle
Play Tray with UV Black Light Glasses to turn the sand in flourescent

Sands Alive! 3D Dino Adventure

Sands Alive 3D Dino AdventureSet Includes:
1.5LBS of Sands Alive!
4 Dinosaur Skeleton Molds: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus & Triceratops Molds
Dino Track & Smooth Rollers with Interchangeable Handle
Play Tray with 3D Glasses & 3D Art Background (LOVE THIS)

Sands Alive! 3D Sealife Adventure
Sands Alive 3D Sealife Adventure
Set Includes:
1.5LBS of Sands Alive!
4 Sealife Molds: Mermaid, Seahorse, Fish, Crab
Seashell & Smooth Rollers with Interchange Handle
Play Tray with 3D Glasses & 3D Art Background

Sands Alive! Sweet Shoppe Bakery
Sands Alive Sweet Shoppe Bakery
Set Includes:
1.5LBS of Sands Alive!
1 Double layer Cake Mold
1 Triple layer Cake Mold
Cupcake Molds
2 Ice Cream Cones
1 Ice Cream Scoop
1 Cake Server
Play Tray

Need I say more??? There is a kit for every kid and they are priced perfectly for birthday gifts ($30 for the Sweet Shoppe Bakery Kit, Sealife Adventure Kit and Dinosaur Adventure Kit and $40 for the Neon Frenzy Kit).

As I pointed out in my previous post, here are a few things to know about Sands Alive!
– It is all natural, so you don’t have to worry about kids putting it in their mouths
– It doesn’t dry out!
– If pieces get on the floor, just take a little piece in your hand and use that to pick up the other pieces making for easier cleaning (also by putting a table cloth underneath)
– It is BACTERIA FREE
– Latex free and gluten free
– Molds easily so your kids can be really imaginative with it
– The sand is water soluble – BE CAREFUL if you decide to play with this in the backyard

GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!
Thanks to our amazing friends at Sands Alive! they are giving away one of these themed kits to 4 (yes 4) lucky Babylish Advice readers, oh and an ADDITIONAL 1.5lbs of sand to go with your kit! The contest is open to Canadian residents only. Here’s how to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Where to Buy: Scholars Choice, Indigo, Toys R Us, Mastermind, Home Hardware

Happy moulding
T.
xo

Officially the BEST Toddler Toy on the Market #SandsAlive – Enter to WIN

Sands Alive

This could possibly be the BEST invention and i’m here to tell you all about it since it is my son’s absolute FAVORITE toy and well … it’s actually brilliant!!! This is the toy that when my son is having a massive meltdown, I tell him I am going to take it away to get him to stop and it actually works to calm him down. WARNING TO ALL PARENTS: this is highly addictive, you will love to play with this too, trust me.
Small side note for those who know the product, yes it was called “Living Sand” but was recently renamed “Sands Alive” – same product.

Ok so let me start by saying I HATE SAND!!!! It’s messy, dirty, full of bacteria and in fact it grosses me out watching my little guy playing with it, but this is totally different.

Here’s what I love about Sands Alive:
– The sand is soooo soft .. it’s NOT like actual sand at all
– It is all natural so you don’t have to worry about kids putting it in their mouths (though obviously that is not what you want, just saying you don’t have to freak out)
– It NEVER dries out! Mine has been sitting out for over a month and it feels like it did when I first bought it
– If pieces do get on the floor, just take a little piece in your hand and use that to pick up the other pieces, its just that easy
– It is BACTERIA FREE .. yes you heard right BACTERIA FREE for all us germaphobes out there
– Latex free and gluten free
– Molds easily so your kids can be really imaginative with it (my son hides his little superheroes in it and uses other superheroes to find them)
– Comes with great tools and molds
– Both the small and large Sands Alive come with containers so you don’t have to worry about where you are going to put the sand

Sands Alive

This is the large Sands Alive box

I have been asked a million times (this is my go-to birthday gift and I always tell people about this toy) “does it make a mess” and the truth is what doesn’t make a mess these days, but that being said they are asking in the sense of it being like real sand where it just gets everywhere and no it doesn’t. My son knows that if he throws it or takes it away from the sand box, I take it away. I did however, go to the dollar store and bought a cheap plastic table cloth and whenever I bring it out for the kids to play, I put it under it.

Living Sand

So with all that, I am really not sure I have fully described how truly awesome this is so check out the video below and see for yourself

Try it out for yourself!!! Sands Alive has massive sand boxes (6 foot x 3 w) with moles set up at Chapters, Scholars Choice and Mastermind Toys Science Centre (great for March break) for the kids to experience the magical feel and creativity of it

MasterMind Toys – Science Center
Starting: Saturday March 8th running for 2 weeks outside their store on the second level (they will have Sands Alive video playing on a large TV for people to watch)

Chapters Bayview Village:
March 8th Saturday 9:30am – 9PM
March 9th Sunday 9:30am – 9PM

Scholars Choice Toronto / Leaside location 1599 Bayview Avenue:
Starting: Saturday March 8th will be in store for the whole month of March.

GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!
Now for the moment you have all been waiting for .. a HUGE thank you to our friends at Sands Alive, they are giving away 3 large Sands Alive (valued at $100 each) to my very lucky readers. The contest is open to CANADIAN residents only (sorry to my US readers). Here’s how to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Until March 18th, double your odds and enter to win a Large Sands Alive box from Multi-Testing Mommy – click here

Where to Buy: Mastermind Toys, Home Hardware, Indigo, Scholars Choice, TruServ Canada and Federated Co-Op (these sell out quick so make sure to call before to make sure there is one available)

Happy molding/building/squishing
T.
xo