Earth Day is April 22 this year and I have rounded up some awesome sustainable and earth-friendly toys!
Safe Seas Sets from Green Toys™
The award-winning Green Toys brand, features eco-friendly, safe children’s toys made from 100% recycled plastic milk containers in California, USA. These classic toys are free of BPA, phthalates, and PVC and meet FDA standards for food contact. Equally cool, Green Toys’ earth-friendly packaging uses recyclable materials that are printed with soy inks–helping reduce fossil fuel use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improving the overall health and happiness of the planet.
More than its abundant sea life, the ocean offers amazing opportunities for playfulness and enjoyment to kids and adults alike. In conjunction with Sustainable Surf, Green Toys Inc. and All the Way to the Ocean have teamed up to celebrate Earth Day and support one of the planet’s most vital resources – our oceans – with the Green Toys® Safe Seas Sets.
These custom sets feature a Green Toys Seaplane or Submarine (in cool, limited edition colors!) and a copy of Joel Harper’s children’s book “All the Way to the Ocean” (Freedom Three Publishing), an uplifting story depicting how our daily life impacts the oceans and inspiring kids and families to do their part for a cleaner, safer environment. Sales of the Safe Seas Sets benefit Sustainable Surf, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization dedicated to protecting the ocean playground and engaging communities to solve the most pressing environmental issues facing our oceans.
Thames & Kosmos Wind Power 2.0–STEM Trend for Earth Day
Wind is a clean and favorable source of sustainable energy with few drawbacks. Because wind is clean and renewable, and wind turbine technology has reached a practical efficiency, people around the world have started to manufacture more and more wind turbines for commercial use, making wind the fastest growing renewable energy source.
This kit includes a 40-page color instruction book with illustrated step-by-step instructions for assembling two windmills and six model vehicles, and conducting various experiments. Build wind-powered generators to energize your electric vehicles and charge your rechargeable batteries! The wind spins the turbine, which turns an electric generator, which in turn charges your rechargeable AA batteries (not included). You can then use those wind-charged batteries to power the model vehicles you build. The six models include a glider, sail car, jet car, tractor, racecar, and tricycle.
This kit includes two styles of wind turbine blades and a gearbox with three different gear ratios for experimenting. You can adjust the angle and number of wind turbine blades to make best use of wind, to make the LED light up brightly, and to charge the rechargeable battery as fast as possible. Explore this amazing, free source of renewable energy and store the electricity you generate for use in practical applications!
Learn to count and save money, while using eco-friendly recycled paperboard to make adorable banks for your children to hold their allowance with 2 Birdie Banks.
Birdie banks are so fun to make and colorful to display, kids wont even know they’re learning to count and save money! Includes everything needed for creating 2 colorful coin bank: 2 recycled paperboard coin slot molds, lids, sponge brush and glaze, paper tape, dispenser and over 150 stickers! Get creative while being green! ALEX Toy’s Birdie Bank paper molds are made from eco-friendly recycled paperboard. This craft was named Best Green Toy by Dr. Toy.
Let your kids creativity flow, make flowers, animals, decorations, jewelry and much more with Eco Crafts.
Flowers, animals, decorations, jewelry and much, much more are all waiting for creative minds and crafty hands to make them! Make a giraffe from paper and popsicle stick legs! Design a cute owl, make popsicle stick friends and a picture frame. Everything’s included, and all the materials are earth-friendly and made from recycled stickers, paper and pencils. Use all the materials inside this kit, and even add some of your own recycled materials to make new crafts. Each Eco Crafts kit contains instructions for making crafts and over 400 stickers and shapes, 6 recycled colored pencils, wooden spoons, fork and spatula, wooden buttons, spools and beads, string, ribbon, glue stick, and tissue paper!
*DISCLAIMER: Any opinions stated are strictly my own. I was sent the above items by Green Toys, Thames & Kosmos, and ALEX Toys to help facilitate my review. All photos used in this post are courtesy of Green Toys, Thames & Kosmos, and ALEX Toys.*