The holidays are quickly approaching and this year you’ve vowed to purchase eco-friendly gifts for everyone on your list. But the kids want toys, so where do you go to find eco-friendly toys this holiday season? Listed here are 5 top selling eco-friendly toys for kids that will bring a smile to any child Christmas morning.
Tegu blocks will bring your child hours of fun and creative challenges. These amazing blocks are eco-friendly and recently received the Dr.Toy 2010 Green Toy Award. Dr.Toy 2010 Green Toy Award “identif(ies) the best green products and the conscientious companies that are making these products.” Tegu blocks come in a set of 26 blocks comprised of three shapes. What makes these blocks stand out from the rest is their unique magnetic connections that defy gravity, helping your child stretch their imagination in many several ways. The set sells for $55 and are available at Pottery Barn Kids.
Educational Insights Hydroponics Lab
This is the ideal eco-friendly gift for the future botanist in the family. The Educational Insights Hydroponics Lab gives children ages 5 to 12 a unique perspective on growing plants with its 360 degree view, all with no soil! The lab comes with three test tubes with top and bottom rod supports, seed baskets and an informational booklet. A great tool to teach children about life cycles as well as the environment. This great gift is available at Target for $19.99.
More than just another eco-friendly version of Monopoly, Earthopoly is a hit with kids and adults. Much like Monopoly, players buy properties, collect Carbon Credits and then trade them for Clean Air. As players work their way through the game, they’ll also learn valuable eco-friendly tips they can incorporate into their lives. Earthopoly is also manufactured as a green product using recycled paper and soy based ink to produce the game. The game is available on Amazon for $19.99.
Madi the Magical Fairy Doll
What little girl doesn’t love waking up Christmas morning to find a beautiful new doll under her tree. Madi the Magical Fairy doll is a very special doll indeed. Created by Linda Mason and Stephanie Blythe, Madi dolls were inspired by nature in hopes to raise children’s awareness on the importance of protecting the earth we live on. Madi has four different styles: Sky, Forest, Garden and Ocean representing important aspects of our environment. Madi also has a good friend named Sneakaboo. These 12-inch dolls also come with activity collector cards that provide hours of entertainment in the form of games, puzzles, projects, recipes and riddles. To find a store that carries Madi dolls near you, click here. Madi dolls retail for $50.
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EcoAquarium Classic Starter Set
Teach your children about aquatic ecosystems with this incredible aquarium kit. The EcoAquarium Classic Starter Set comes with two African Dwarf frogs, wood or black plastic base, and food. Easy to maintain with water changes every three month and feeding twice a week. These little guys will provide hours of entertainment as you become mesmerized watching them work their way up to the surface and then float through the water with ease. The EcoAquarium is geared towards children ages 5 to 12 and retails for $30. Visit the Wild Creations website for more information.