The Best Summer Toys: Steel Sand Digger from HearthSong Review & Giveaway

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Summer is right around the corner, but here in South Florida it sure feels like summer already, and our boys are counting down the days to summer vacation. At this time of the year, I always try to come up with the best summer toys for the kids, especially since our youngest son has a summer birthday. Our go to places for the best summer toys for kids are HearthSong and Magic Cabin, because these companies have the best selection of classic toys for kids that bring back nostalgic memories as well as new toys that are sure to become classics. Our most recent addition to the backyard from HearthSong is the Sturdy Steel Sand Digger.


sand digger for sandbox

Our sandbox is rather small, but it still brings lots of fun for the kids, and now that the Sturdy Steel Sand Digger has found a home in our backyard, the sand box is being used more than ever.


steel sand digger


The Steel Sand Digger from HearthSong certainly deserves a spot on our list of the best summer toys, because it has been a great way for the kids to construct, use their imagination and role play in the sand box.


sand digger shipping

The steel sand digger came shipped very well protected, and I was very impressed with how easy the set up was. There was no need for help, as the steel digger easily clicked into place, and only two bolts for seat were needed for the set up. It took less than five minute from we pulled the steel sand digger out of the box, until it was ready for playtime in the sandbox.


Steel sand digger


The sand digger works great in both sand and leaves, and our youngest sons can spend hours in the backyard digging, moving dirt, and getting leaves together in a pile.  The digger’s sturdy steel shovel is solid with sturdy teeth that can dig without being sharp.


sand digger handles


Both the sand digger handles and the sand digger seat is made out of sturdy semi-soft plastic, which makes using and controlling the steel sand digger easy to do without discomfort, even when it is used for long stretches of time.  The handle covers were already attached to the handles, which I was pleased to see, as these appear to have been put on so well that they will not come off.


sand digger seat


What’s So Great About the Sturdy Steel Sand Digger from HearthSong

  • The  sand digger can reach over four feet to scoop up mounds of sand or snow
  • The sand digger  rotates 360° to unload
  • It has a wide base that helps keep the balance and prevents any tumbles.
  • It has a comfortable, sturdy seat
  • It has two handles for dual hand controls, which helps encourage hand eye coordination.


The Sturdy Sand Digger from HearthSong is intended for kids ages 3 and up with a maximum weight of 70 lbs. It measures 50-1/2″L x 24″ wide, and it is 31-1/2″ tall, and it works great for our both our two youngest sons ages 4 and 8.



Summer Fun, Summer Smart

HearthSong is a part of our Summer Fun, Summer Smart event, because it is one of our favorite places, when it comes to finding the best Summer toys. The Steel Sand Digger from HearthSong is the perfect summer toy, because it provides for hours of fun in the sand box on lazy summer afternoons.

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You can buy the Steel Sand Digger at, and it is a steal at only $39.99.

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Win It

One lucky Frugality Is Free reader is going to win a sturdy Sand Digger from HearthSong

as a part of the Summer Fun, Summer Smart Review and Giveaway Event.

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This giveaway will end Monday June 23rd at midnight EST.

Disclaimer: The Frugality Is Free family received a complimentary steel sand digger sample for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway, no monetary compensation was received. Any opinions expressed above are based solely on our family’s experience with HearthSongts  and the sturdy steel sand digger.

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70 Responses to The Best Summer Toys: Steel Sand Digger from HearthSong Review & Giveaway

  1. Theresa says:

    My nephew would really love the Water Bug Viewer Container with Net. He loves exploring and checking out new things!

  2. courtney b says:

    i would like to give the fish pop molds, because my daughter has a fascination with fish for some reason, and she LOVES posicles! So when her friends come over, they can play by creating the molds AND then eat a tasty snack!

  3. amy pugmire says:

    i would love the safer sandbox as a gift. I know any child would have so much fun with it. although the parents may not be happy!

  4. courtney b says:

    they have some really cute ragdolls that i know my daughter would love-shes obsessed with that website

  5. Ms Gretchen Ann Luper says:

    I would love to give a Classic Ring Toss Game to my grandkids. It’s something they can all play together/ They wouldn’t have to wait for their turn which is very important to me and them too.

  6. D Schmidt says:

    Visited the site and another great item I would love to give as a gift is Ace Flyer Teeter-Totter

  7. Sonya Morris says:

    My kids have a fondness for climbing, usually on furniture I don’t want them to be playing on. Therefore, I would love to have the Geometric Climbing Dome so they can safely climb!

  8. Robert Brown says:

    The dragonfly kite looks really neat. All of the Quut beach toys look like fun, especially for how much we like to head out to the beach.

  9. Jenn McCormick says:

    My daughter would LOVE the Regatta Swing!

  10. DanV says:

    I would like to give the Heath Song inflatable water slide for kids. They would have a lot of fun with that.

  11. Abigail says:

    A Camping Tent would be great for this summer and I know my kids would love the Ladybug and Bumble Bee Flashlights for camping out too!

  12. McKim says:

    I would like to give the Kid Galaxy Morphibian® Radio Control Vehicle to my grandson. He would have a great time with it!

  13. Patricia says:

    I would love one of their picnic tables for my kids.

  14. Birdie Skolfield says:

    My boy loves to play in water so I would like to give him the Aqua Box as a gift to start our HOT summer off just right

  15. jeccica simpson says:

    My kids would love the New! Regatta Swing

  16. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I would like the Geometric Climbing Dome. I think my daughter would enjoy climbing on it. It would be perfect for the backyard.

  17. Anita Yancey says:

    I would like to give the A Safer Sandbox for a gift. It looks like a lot of fun.

  18. KV says:

    I like the Regatta Swing for my niece and nephew because they enjoy swinging outdoors on spring days.

  19. Debra S says:

    I want one of their Sunburst Swinging chairs really really bad! I just might order it this week. I know the kids would love love love this swing. The husband says Oh I’m going to put up a tire… YUCK! I hate tire swings, the smell of them, the dirtiness of them… I want one of these… there is no comparison. They have SUCH nice things at Hearthsong. Way beyond “mere” toys, for sure. Quality things.

  20. nickie says:

    I would like to give the gift of Ace Flyer Teeter-Totter

  21. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Cotton Canvas Teepees with Wooden Poles is so cool! Would love this!

  22. Jimmy Rector says:

    The sand digger looks great seems to be built very well

  23. RICHARD HICKS says:

    I want the Quut Beach Triplet fo the kids.

  24. Priscilla McConnell says:

    I would love to give the Regatta Swing as a gift. Looks super fun!

  25. Amy says:

    There were so many great choices on the website! My boys would love the Dino construction. The safer sand box and beach toys would also be nice.

  26. Heidi Gagliardi says:

    I would love to give the geometric climbing dome to my grandson. These are so much fun for kids!!!

  27. Linda G. says:

    My family loves to go to the beach. I think the Quut Ringo Game Kids’ Beach Toy would really be fun for our family to play at the beach!

  28. Natalie S says:

    Would love to gift the New! Rock-A-Bye Swing to my nephew – he would absolutely love it! I love the sturdy design of it! Lots of backyard fun to be had!

  29. lena says:

    Wow they have so many great things, my son and I like the clawz shoes, dino dozers, light up sea creatures and the dragonfly kite.

  30. Jen H says:

    both my son and daughter would love the rock a bye swing! its really pretty to boot! not just a plastic one!

  31. Cálaeb Temple says:

    i think we would have lots of fun with the Bubble Thing and Big Bubble Mix to make giant bubbles.

  32. Todd says:

    Would come in handy

  33. Shanna says:

    There are so many neat toys to choose from. One of the things I love is the Secret Garden Hideaway Canopy and Make an Entrance Special

  34. Monique Rizzo says:

    What a fun site! The climbing dome would be perfect for my little niece and nephew!

  35. joni says:

    The kids would love the Anteater Vacuum Nature Observation Toy.

  36. Kelly D says:

    I would like the Kids’ Pop-Up VW Camper Van Tent for my kids, they would play with this both inside and outside.

  37. Carly D. says:

    I love the canopy pool. it looks awesome!

  38. Danielle Johnson says:

    I like the dino dozers construction toys. These are cute

  39. They have some great toys and different that just regular toys. I like this item and so many more- The tent is so cute.

  40. Wendy says:

    I would love to give the dino diggers as a gift. Lots of little boys in my family would love those!

  41. Cassandra Eastman says:

    My son would also love Boom the Brachiosaurus Backhoe!

  42. Tamar says:

    I think my kids would love the regatta swing. This would be so fun for them. It looks so friendly and I love how it’s suitable for two.

  43. Susan Chester says:

    I would love to give my grandson the Incred-a-ball. It looks awesome!

  44. kristy balser says:

    the climbing dome is awesome my son loves to climb and he would enjoy this

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  46. Rebecca Scott says:

    The Geometric climbing dome!

  47. Joy N says:

    Classic Training Slackline for the kids and the Blue Plaid Sand-Free Tote Bag for me or another mom friend

  48. Lisa B says:

    I love the New! Kids’ Pop-Up VW Camper Van Tent! What a great way to protect the kids from the sun while using their imaginations!

  49. Rochel S says:

    They have so many cute things to choose from! My kids would absolutely love the Pop-Up VW Camper Van Tent

  50. Heather Dawn says:

    I would love to get my son the Fire/Rescue Pool Float. He would have a blast with this, in our pool! !

  51. amy rouse says:

    I live on the river, and the Fire/Rescue Pool Float would be great for when the grandkids come to visit this summer!

  52. Lesley F says:

    I like the Fire/Rescue Pool Float

  53. Tracey C says:

    Love the Zoku Fish Pop Molds! My kids love pops and my oldest daughter has been into making the family pops lately, she would love this as a gift!

  54. Candace says:

    They have so many cool pool floats. I would love to have one at my mother in laws house for all the kids. My favs are the 80″sq. Inflatable Labyrinth Island Pool Float and the Pirate Island Inflatable Adventure Set .

  55. lana says:

    Ace Flyer Teeter-Totter I would love to get that. My boys would love it

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  57. Paula Hafner says:

    They have so many great toys! The SuperStar Ball would be fun. I also like the Great Big Outdoor Playball and the Round-and-Round Nylon Rope Outdoor Swing.

  58. amanda whiltey says:

    i would love to have the Kids’ Pop-Up VW Camper Van Tent 10 to use for camping or at the beach so the kids can have shade.

  59. Diane Hamel says:

    This is the best gift for my grandson

  60. Jill Myrick says:

    The Child’s Garden Tools and Wheelbarrow would also be a lot of fun for my kids.


  61. Lori Walker says:

    I would love the 80″sq. Inflatable Labyrinth Island Pool Float toy for the pool but absolutely love Dino ‘Dozers Construction Toys for my nephew.

  62. Erica C. says:

    The Fire/Rescue pool float looks fun.

  63. tina reynolds says:

    My boys would love the Dino ‘Dozers Construction Toys

  64. Amber Porter says:

    Oh my gosh the VW pop up camper tent is the cutest thing ever.

  65. Danielle C says:

    I really like the sand free mats. We go to the beach a lot and I think the kids would LOVE having something like that.

  66. Autumn B. says:

    I like the sea-saw rocking boat – how much fun would that be!

    I would donate this digger to my son’s daycare – they are always looking for new outside toys!

  67. susan smoaks says:

    we would have fun with the Kids’ Pop-Up VW Camper Van Tent

  68. Mihaela Day says:

    I would love to give my kids a trampoline

  69. Lisa Vanhook says:

    Kinda off the subject a bit,,,,but I would love to win the Fairy Village Houses and Set of 5 Fairies Special… This would be a wonderful addition to the garden..

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