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How much sand does a Green Turtle Sandbox Need?

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Jurassic Sands Recommended Sand Amount for Green Turtle Sandboxes

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Much like the Radio Flyer Wagon and Lincoln Logs, the Little Tikes Green Turtle is an iconic childhood toy. Despite its familiarity, many ask how much sand is needed for their Green Turtle sandbox to be fully enjoyed. This is a common question we at Jurassic PlaySands get asked. We know it can be confusing hearing about the manufacturer's recommended amount (150 pounds) as opposed to the max capacity (300 pounds). In order to be enjoyed for years and generations to come, we've compiled recommended amounts of sand as your child grows:

  • Children between the ages of 1-2 require 50 pounds, approximately a 1 inch layer of sand.
  • Children 3 years of age require 100 pounds, approximately a 2 inch layer of sand.
  • Children ages 4 and up require 150 pounds, approximately a 3 inch layer of sand. 
Be sure to check out our sandbox sand collections!

The reason younger children need less sand is that lots of sand gets shoveled out. We all know little ones love to dig and explore, but this results in sand outside your sandbox, so we encourage you to test with a small layer first before adding more. You may also want to consider purchasing extra sand so you can replace any spilled sand or add more as your children and grandchildren grow.

This is what each level of sand looks like in a Little Tikes Green Turtle Sandbox.

How much a green turtle sandbox holds

Even if you don't have a green turtle sandbox visit our calculator to find how much sand your sandbox needs.

You can purchase the Little Tikes Green Turtle Sandbox (affiliate) on amazon here or you can find them at your local Toys-R-Us.

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3 comments

  • Nancy – congratulations on being a Grandma and thank you for being a long-time customer (this is our 25th year in business)! You are one of many Grandparents that want super-clean Jurassic Play Sands for their sandbox and have mentioned the No Asthma No Allergy reason for buying. Many thanks – Geologist Jerry, The Jurassic Sandman

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  • Nancy – congratulations on being a Grandma and thank you for being a long-time customer (this is our 25th year in business)! You are one on many Grandparents that want super-clean Jurassic Play Sands for their sandbox and have mentioned the No Asthma No Allergy reason for buying. Many thanks – Geologist Jerry, The Jurassic Sandman

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  • Jurassic sand is the only sander our family has ever bought. I began buying it when my children were toddlers. My son has asthma and was able to play in the sand with any problems. My children are grown and I have a grandchild. I’m starting over with Jurassic sand once again . 20+ years and we still love Jurassic sand .
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