12 Gifts of Christmas – Win a Sands Alive Animal Set

Welcome to the fifth post in my 12 Gifts of Christmas series. If you scroll down to the bottom you can enter to win a Sands Alive Animal Set by John Adams. Over the next few weeks I will be hosting competitions for 12 different and unique Christmas gift ideas for all members of the family. To make sure you don’t miss any subscribe to my blog posts by filling in your email in the box to the right of the page. You can find previous posts by clicking on the 12 gifts of Christmas on the top menu and you can also follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram where I will be posting links to the competitions. I hope you enjoy them and good luck!

Win A Sands Alive Animals Set

Both boys (8 and 5) enjoy playing with crafty stuff, Finlay in particular so I wasn’t suprised when our boxes of Sands Alive arrived and he immediately asked in excitement if we could get them out. We waited until we had some time to spend doing it and so Saturday morning after dropping his brother at football we couldn’t get back quick enough for him. First we opened the Sands Alive Classic Set. Initially the sand is all squashed together and you have to separate it but it has a lovely texture, soft and smooth, not sticky. There is a handy tray to keep the sand in whilst you are playing although I was pleased that it doesn’t go everywhere. Finlay spent ages making the 3d shapes before asking for the animal box to be opened. The more the sand was played with the more sand like it got, it’s unbelievably soft. The Animal box was just as popular and even Ava had a supervised play. She poked and squished the sand squealing in delight at the feel of it.   

Sands Alive review

I’m not exagerating when I say Finlay played with the Sands Alive for a good couple of hours. He went on to using his imagination and some of my baking equipment to make cakes, with candles that we all had to blow out and eat slices of. When Kyle got home he said “This is so cool I give it 10 out of 10” and it got played with for another good hour. Then on Sunday they both asked to get the sets out again. It was definitely a hit!  

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For your chance to win an Animal Set Box enter via the Gleam Form below. It would make a great Christmas present.

Sands Alive Animal Set



87 responses to “12 Gifts of Christmas – Win a Sands Alive Animal Set”

  1. Margaret Clarkson says:

    My Godson

  2. Tracy Nixon says:

    For my little niece!

  3. Jo Hutchinson says:

    For my eldest.

  4. Laura Pritchard says:

    For my little boy!

  5. Donna says:

    LP would absolutely love this – so I’d win it for her 🙂

    PS, have you changed your header? Love it! x

    • MummyandMonkeys says:

      Yes hun, I finally got around to doing it. So much better, you are the first to comment on it, so thanks 🙂 good luck x

  6. STACY SORRELL says:

    Would love this for my daughter Lily

  7. Jayne T says:

    I’d like to win this for my little niece.

  8. Elaine Clark says:

    This would be perfect for my lovely grandson Miles.

  9. Layla Thomas says:

    I’d love this for my 2 year old for Christmas as he loves playing in sand but it’s not nice enough to be in the sand pit.

  10. claire woods says:

    My son.

  11. Kim Carberry says:

    My daughter x

  12. Michaela Hannah says:

    I’d love to win this for my eldest son

  13. Gem Cook says:

    For our little boy, he would love this x

  14. I’d love to win this set for my super creative niece!

  15. kimberley ryan says:

    My twin boys, they would love this

  16. Vicki Wilson says:

    Oh I am so glad this has been a huge hit with your little people. My son had this on his Christmas wish list, so would love to win it for the little guy. Think I would probably love playing with it too 😉

  17. EMMA WALTERS says:

    perfect for my son

  18. Robyn says:

    This looks like such fun stuff – I can’t wait till my boy is old enough for it, because I want to play with it myself!!!

  19. Claire Bingham says:

    my daughter please

  20. I would adore to win this set for my little boy – Maxwell

  21. Niki Clifton says:

    my little girl would love this thanks for the chance

  22. Tessa Robinson says:

    My goddaughter 🙂

  23. stephanie campbell says:

    my god daughter!

  24. Pamela Giemza says:

    I would love to win this as a surprise gift for my best friend’s little one 🙂

  25. emma kinsey says:

    my 4 year old daughter

  26. sandy says:

    my 3 year old boy 🙂

  27. tracey ryder says:

    my niece would love this

  28. caroline walliss says:

    I’d love it for my boy.x

  29. Leanne Newsome says:

    My son

  30. Andrew Hindley says:

    Would like this for my grand son

  31. Ruth Harwood says:

    My niece would go potty for this!!

  32. Gwen Maynard says:

    For my Grandson.

  33. Maria Jane Knight says:

    I would LOVE this set for my 5 year old son Ronan.

  34. katrina walsh says:

    for my wonderful son

  35. Louise Bennett says:

    My daughter

  36. Anthony Harrington says:

    my little Grandson

  37. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    For my daughter

  38. Martina Pichova says:

    For my son Tristan

  39. Emma Gibson says:

    For my niece.

  40. Holly Boyd says:

    Would be perfect for both my son and daughter.

  41. Victoria N says:

    My daughter would love this!

  42. kim neville says:

    My son would like one thanks

  43. Kirsten Barthy says:

    My daughter Amelie

  44. My son and daughter would share it

  45. Laura Nice says:

    My two nieces!

  46. Lesley Walsh says:

    My great nephews (3 & 4.5)

  47. Kirsteen Mackay says:

    For my son and daughter to share.

  48. Avvie Cunnington says:

    For my Godson and Goddaughter!

  49. Laura Kevlin says:

    For my 5 year old daughter – she’s wanted some for ages 🙂

  50. Gill Mitchell says:

    my daughter would love it

  51. Teresa Sheldon says:

    My daughters would love this they love creative things

  52. Shirley Evans says:

    like this for my Granddaughter

  53. Kim Styles says:

    It would be for my niece -she loves sand especially when we all go to the seaside – I know she would be so excited to get this

  54. Charlotte says:

    Oo this stuff looks cool – I’ve never heard of it before – it’s a bit advanced for my little one so I haven’t entered but still fab none-the-less and good luck to those that do! #PicknMix

  55. Tracy says:

    My little girl would love this

  56. Sarah Aslett says:

    My son would love this #PicknMix

  57. Samantha loughlin says:

    For my lovely nephew xx

  58. Becca Staples says:

    I would like to win for my twin boys x

  59. wendy says:

    My little boy would love this! He has some play sand already which he loves but it’s full of fluff and bits because he keeps throwing it on the floor and I have to keep pulling it all out of the carpet!xx #picknmix

  60. Vikki Douel says:

    My little monkey Zak

  61. Rachel says:

    I’d love this for my little boy. We have a tiny pot of it and he loves it so I know he’d love a proper set!!

    #picknmix xx

  62. Joe Bartell says:

    I have a 8 yr old and he loves to dig around so I think set would be great for him. BTW, I saw the post through #picknmix. Joe @ http://www.mydaddoes.com

  63. Lisa says:

    I’m sure my sons would love this. They love any kids of art and craft play where they can make things. #picknmix

  64. Katie skeoch says:

    My boys! A perfect rainy day activity

  65. Natalie says:

    Oh wow this looks cool. My boys love crafty things and would love playing with this. Looks like it doesn’t get too messy either which is always good! #PicknMix

  66. My smallest would love this. Thanks for the chance.


  67. Laura says:

    Oh I’ve been dying to try this stuff out with my 2.5 year old – it looks really fun. Thanks for the review 😀 #picknmix

  68. Cheryl @ ReimerandRuby says:

    I think this is a fab gift for all the kids especially the ones that like outdoor playing with sands, at least, weather is not a hindrance now as it can played indoor without a lot of mess at all. Great review! #PicknMix

  69. Claire Ward says:

    For my niece

  70. Farhana says:

    Both my kids love play dough so would love this too

  71. I love the look of this set, so cute and a lot of fun 🙂

    Stevie xx

  72. cat culmer says:

    This looks fab! My son, Eli would love it

  73. Julie Downes says:

    I’ve not heard of this before but i think both my children would enjoy playing with this #picknmix

  74. Solange says:

    My son

  75. perfect for a xmas stocking!

  76. Jamie Edwards says:

    My son, he’d love it 😀

  77. This looks great! Lexie is too young but it would make a great gift for my best friends little boy #PicknMix

  78. Kaci Soderstrom says:

    I think my little nephew would get a kick out of this, so this would go to him

  79. My boys have this and love it. I was fascinated by it lol #picknmix xx

  80. Lizziebeth says:

    My Daughter would love this

  81. tracy sinclair says:

    I wpuld love it for my Granddaughter x

  82. Helen Garner says:

    for my little boy

  83. Georgina prince nee Davies says:

    my little boys would love these! xxxx

  84. This looks brilliant I am sure Monkey would love this! Anything sand ish related is always a hit. Thanks for hosting #PickNMix

  85. Amanda noble says:

    For my best friends little boy

  86. christine shelley says:

    For Edward, my daughters best friends boy

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