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Earth-friendly Toys for All Year ‘Round

By Shannon |

It’s Earth Day, so here at The Shopping Mama we’ve compiled a list of earth-friendly kids’ toys that we really like. Please do us a favor? Bookmark this page so that the next time you need a toy, birthday gift or “just for” present, you’ll think about these responsible options.

Please remember that this list is but a sampling of the amazing options available. For example, my daughter loves The Cupcake Game by eeBoo, but this company manufactures a wide variety of games and toys made from recycled materials and some have no plastic pieces whatsoever. The same is true for all the manufacturers, sellers and handmade toy makers on this list. So, check out their other offerings for responsible toy purchases for kids of any age and interest.

The Cupcake Game by eeBoo ($14): 90% recycled grayboard and soy-based inks.

eeBoo cupcake game

Veggie Sidewalk Chalk by Wee Can Too ($12): edible sidewalk chalk made with only food-grade ingredients.

veggie sidewalk chalk

Natural Watercolor Set by Glob ($24): botanical watercolor pigments.

natural paint by glob

Color Sudoku Game by Grimm’s Spiel and Holz ($41): water based dyes and natural wood oils.

Color Sudoku Game

Mushroom Kaleidoscope by Plan Toys ($5): natural, chemical free recycled rubberwood and non-toxic, lead-free, water based paints.

plan mushroom kaleidoscope

Zoe B. Organic Biodegradable Beach Toys ($18): biodegradable in fresh or salt water in 2-3 years, not 500+.

zoe b organic beach toys

Balancing Cactus by Plan Toys ($28): chemical-free rubberwood with non-toxic water based paints and non-formaldehyde glue.

Plan Toys Balancing Cactus

Personalized Toy Truck ($20): sustainable hardwood and organic, food-grade wood oil.

personalized wood toy from etsy

Shannon

Shannon

A former higher education administrator and teacher, Shannon is a stay- at-home mom to a two-year-old boy and four-year-old girl. She is currently recovering from a year of "single parenthood" while her husband, an active-duty Air Force member, was deployed to the Middle East. She is a lover of food and all things crafty. During the last season of The Oprah Show, Ms. Winfrey selected her as a Martha Stewart "ultimate fan" and flew her to Chicago for the taping of Ms. Stewart's final appearance on the program.

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  1. 1.

    Fabulous list! Plan Toys has awesome eco friendly toys. I definitely want the beach toys!

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      ShannonShannon

      Thanks, Nichol!

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    Vickie Couturier

    love these ideals,,earth friendly can be fun too

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