I wish I lived in a house.
I wish that house had a fenced in back yard.
I wish that backyard had a full size sandbox for my daughter to play in.
BUT, since I don't this rice box will have to do :)
Thankfully, she LOVES it!!
I took an old box, put cute scrapbook paper around it, taped the edges for durability, then added a ton of the cheapest rice I could find.
Next I added little things she could hide and dig up....big buttons, shells, etc.
Add a couple of shovels, small bowls AND a rule that the rice stays in the box, and you've got yourself a babysitter that your child will love :)