Info Sandbox A sandbox is a shallow box or hollow in the ground partly filled with sand for children to play in. Sand Toy A sand toy is an item that can be used with sand; this item may be used with water as well but is not exclusively for water play. A sand toy can usually be used in both a sandbox and at the beach. Examples: shovels, pails, sifters, molds, etc. Sand & Water Tables:Sand and water tables are tables that have designated location for sand and water and are used for children to enhance their senses through play. Accessories Accessories for Sandboxes and Sand toys include: additional seats, umbrellas, covers, kits and borders.