If you’ve got a preschool-age or older child on your holiday shopping list, I’ve got the perfect gift idea for you—Sands Alive! Glow from Play Visions. I was first introduced to this awesome product at Sweet Suite over the summer. Shortly after that, the company sent us a set to test, and the boys and I have been having a blast with it ever since.
The first time we tried it, my 6-year-old niece was here as well, and she had an equally great time playing with it. It kept them busy for literally hours!
Sands Alive! Glow is moldable sand that’s incredibly soft and fun to squeeze. (Remember those squishy stress balls you’d keep on your desk at work? It’s got the same effect!) But the difference between this sand and others is that this sand glows in the dark! It comes with a UV pen light so you can write glowing messages on it, and the UV LED eyeglasses make it continually glow. What kid doesn’t like things that glow in the dark?
Here are some more things that make Sands Alive! Glow awesome:
- It’s not sticky or grainy and it stays together well, so it’s not too messy and it’s easy to clean up. Plus, it comes with a play tray to contain it, so you never even have to place it on your table if you don’t want to.
- It never dries out! That means that if your child forgets to clean it up and it stays out overnight, it will be just fine the next morning.
- It’s bacteria free.
- It’s affordable! The Starter Set, which comes with one pound of sand, the UV pen light and eyeglasses, and the play tray is currently selling for less than $25 on Amazon.
- The Toy Insider selected it as their 2015 Award Winner for The Toy Insider Top Holiday Toys.
You can’t ask for much more than a toy that is safe, provides hours of fun, stimulates kids’ creativity, and is easy to clean and affordable. We’ve already given it as a gift to some of Matt and Nate’s friends and will continue to do. Try it out for yourself, and let me know what you think if you do!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary Sands Alive! Glow Starter Set to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own!