Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Win Your Own Sands Alive! Kit - Review

I am always on the hunt for things that can keep the kids occupied indoors if needed (super humid days, thunderstorms etc).  When I was contacted to review Sands Alive! I knew I had to give it a chance with the kids.

 Sands Alive!

SANDS ALIVE!
Consisting of sand and other natural ingredients, the only way to describe the feeling of this material is sublime!...
These natural, non toxic and organic ingredients create a compound agent that binds together to create an environment in which it is not physically possible for bacteria to grow!
Will Never Dry Out
Non Toxic
Bacteria Free
Soft To The Touch
Educational
Easy to Mold
Will Hold it Shape


REVIEW

When it arrived, the kids were super anxious to get their hands on it.  After reading the box, it seemed that it needed 12-24 hours of open air before it would be optimal to play with.
I opened the box, took the sand out of the bag it comes in and left it on our dining room table until the next day.
When I gave them the go ahead, they went nuts.  I had a plastic tablecloth on the table under the tray that it came in to try and catch any messes, but it still ended up on my carpet.
The kids had an absolute blast playing with Sands Alive! (although the tray wasn't quite big enough for both of them to play together)
My thoughts:
  1. It has an interesting texture - kind of like a cross between regular sand and play-dough (great for tactile learning)
  2. Lots of fun for the kids - definitely a great way to have them get creative and entertain them
  3. Messy - it claims to be pretty mess free, and on a laminate floor or hardwood it probably would be (it was super easy to clean off our table and kitchen tile floor- but not on carpet - it was extremely difficult for me to get out of the carpet.  Next time we play, it will be in our front hall only.)
  4. Definitely have a tarp or sheet or something large underneath to catch any spills - or use it outside.
  5. It's been 3 days now, and it is still as fresh as it was when I opened it - and it has not been covered!
You can buy Sands Alive! at most toy stores, including the following retailers:

Indigo Books and Music
Chapters
Mastermind Toys...
Scholar Choice
Toy R Us
Showcase As Seen on TV Stores
Home Hardware
Co-Op
Pharmasave
PharmaChoice
Calendar Club
The North West Company

or ONLINE

There are many different sets available, and the price ranges from $23.99 up to $79.99 (which is the set we received).  To stay up to date, connect with Sands Alive! on Facebook.

WIN IT!

Tales of Mommyhood is offering a giveaway for one of our lucky readers.  Use the form below and enter for your chance to win a Sands Alive! kit of your own (may be different than the one shown above).  Open to Canadian residents only and ends at 1159pm EST July 28 2014.  Make sure to complete BOTH of the mandatory entries to qualify.


**We received the Sands Alive! Indoor Sandbox Set to complete this review. All opinions are honest and belong to Tales of Mommyhood; your opinion/experience may vary.**

76 comments:

  1. I would love to win this for my kids. They would have a blast!

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  3. I would like to win this for my daughter.

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  8. Would love to win this for my nephew (Judy Cowan)

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  9. I would love to win this for my son!

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  10. My son really wants this!

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  15. My daughter (9) and son (2) would both be the ones who get this

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  16. I'd love to win this for my friend's little boy.

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  17. This would be awesome to win for my granddaughter, the fun that can be had with this!!

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  18. I would love to win this for my cousins little guys...I think they'd love this

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  19. I would love to win this for my two grandchildren. They could play with it in the Florida Room. Thank you so much for this opportunity

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  20. I would win this for my almost-four yr old daughter. She would love it!

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    My kids would love to play with this - anything to be creative and a little wild.

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  22. I want to win this for my kids, but I think I would enjoy playing with it too! :-)

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  23. I want to win this for my nieces and nephews, they would have a blast with it!

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  25. my granddaughter would love this
    jan

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  26. My daughter would love this and my son would get a kick out of it as well.

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  27. I would live to win this for my little boy !!

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  28. My little girl would love to get her hands into this :)

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  29. I'd like to win this for my son

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  30. I would like to win this for my grandkids.

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  31. I want to win this for my child who is a toddler!

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  32. I would love to get this for my kids, something to keep them busy this summer as I am already going crazy

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  33. I would like to win this for my son, he's 6 and would love this so much

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  34. I would love to win this for my daughters
    thanks

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  35. my son and the children that I look after daily

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  36. For the grandkids when they come to visit!

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  37. I would love to win this for my boys aged 7 & 5!! They would love it! Thanks!

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  38. I'd love to win this for my daughter. She's played with it at a friends house and really liked it.

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  39. I'd love to win this for my granddaughter.

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  40. i would love this for my nephews

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    Rafflecopter name: Margaret MacKenzie

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    rafflecopter name is Pam

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  43. Bailey Dexter I would love to win this for my better half's grandson!

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  46. i would love to win this for my 4 kids

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  47. I'd love to win this for my sons!

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  48. I would like to win this for my kids. And me! I saw this at Michael's and it felt cool. Would be great to bring the sandbox indoors.

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  49. I would love to win this for my grandchildren.

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  50. I would like to win for my 4 yr old daughter ..and a lil for myself lol

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  51. I would love to win this for my son. He plays with it whenever we are at Chapters and loves it.

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  52. I would love to win this for my son and daughter. They would really really love it!

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  53. I'd love to win this for my nieces!

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  54. i would love to win this for my daughter (marie catherine)

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  55. This would be for my daughter Little Miss R!

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  56. my great niece who will be 5 years old next month and has cancer

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