Headed to the beach for the holiday weekend? Don't forget your trusty bucket and shovel for hours of baby entertainment. Whether you have to do the shoveling or your little one is already a sand-tossing pro, finding the right bucket is crucial for castle success.
Here are three of the best bucket picks for building it up, so you can watch baby tear it down.
Green Toys Sand Play Set
Made in the USA, this eco-friendly sand set is perfect for celebrating the birth of our nation. If your baby is like mine, he'll use the bucket to dig and reserve the rake and shovel for banging.
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Seaside Sidekicks
In case you have more than one baby in tow, you don't want a bucket fight to break out. These nesting pails also have a cute design on the bottom, so even if your baby can't build, he can create something fun to gaze upon -- right before he destroys the whole thing.
PVC-Free Sand Bucket by Spielstabil
The most basic bucket you can find, while still being PVC-, phthalate-, and BPA-free, this German-made toy is also the least expensive. Of course you're going to want to add on a shovel for only $3.15 -- and it's still a bargain.
Green Toys Sand Play Set ($19.99) -- Green Toys
Melissa and Doug Sunny Patch Seaside Sidekicks ($9.80) -- Amazon
PVC Free Sand Bucket by Spielstabil ($4.50) -- Amazon