Oh, to be a kid again! The imagination, the energy, and the sense of adventure! One of the best parts of being a kid is getting to play all day long (and having the energy to do it!). Whether your child is into the more creative toys or the sporty ones – or both, EarthHero is here to spread some eco-friendly joy this holiday season with toys that will help you keep your kids entertained for hours. Check out some of our favorite eco-friendly toys for kids below!
Playing outside is always a win-win! This naturally-dyed egg shaped chalk set by eco-kids will keep any little artist busy outside as long as the sun is out! These chalk eggs are easy to hold and perfect for small hands. Plus they come in a plastic free, recyclable cardboard egg carton – which means no plastic packaging waste. They’re so fun, even siblings and parents will want to join the creative fun! Play hop scotch, draw art, or play games like tie tack toe – the sky is the limit!
Looking for a creative activity that will get your childrens’ wheels turning? eco-kid’s paper magic origami kit is the perfect thought-provoking activity. You’ll even get to watch all of the awesome creations that they learn to make! Made in Portland, Maine, eco-kids packages 36 sheets of silky eco-friendly origami paper into a kit with various designs and instructions for folding all kinds of creations. This toy helps with hand-eye coordination, critical thinking, and creativity! Plus, you can take their creations and string them up to be turned into a fun mobile.
Love play dough, but not the chemicals in it? This Green Toys play dough set is perfect for creative playtime. Ditch the regular play dough sets that come with wasteful packaging and instead opt for this organic flower maker play dough set. The play dough shapers and molds are made from 100% recycled plastic from milk jugs, while the dough itself is organic and non-toxic. It also comes in plastic-free packaging!
For the kid who wants to get messy outside, check out this Green Toys dump truck toy! Ready to scoop up sand, rocks, dirt or leaves, your little one can get out all their mess-making desires in the backyard (and hopefully make less of one inside!) It’s also made from 100% recycled plastic from milk jugs and comes packaged plastic free. It has durable wheels that won’t break, and the dump truck back is functional. Plus, this eco-friendly toy easy to clean – just throw it in the dishwasher or hand wash it to keep it clean and ready to use again and again!
For a gift that will stand the test of time, this PlanToys round chalk kids table is the perfect multipurpose gift for your creative child! Made of a chalk painted top for your child to doodle on, this table also comes with a storage area in the center for chalk and all other art supplies. When they’re all done, give this table a wipe-down to turn it into a homework or reading spot. It’s made from sustainably harvested rubber wood from trees that can no longer produce rubber and surplus sawdust, and is ethically made in the PlanToys facility which is powered by renewable energy.
A dog is a man’s best friend, and this wooden happy puppy pull eco-friendly toy will be your little one’s best friend in no time! PlanToys makes all of their products, including this one, from sustainably harvested rubberwood trees and surplus sawdust chips. It has a functional, durable design – and encourages your kiddo to get up and walking around, helping them with their mobility. Plus, the ears wiggle as they move! This eco-friendly toy is perfect for anyone begging for a puppy this holiday season.
Made for littlest tykes of all, this PlanToys three-piece dinosaur set is the perfect gift for kids who are first exploring the world of puzzles. The dinosaurs can also be used as their own toys for your kid to play with! Made from PlanWood, this material is an innovative zero-waste material made from excess materials from previous production. It features bright colors to catch their attention, and unique shapes and textures to help with grip and textile learning.
Looking for a kid’s gift that will double as a home organizer for you?! This storage bucket is the answer. Your kids can throw all their toys into this bag, which is made from recycled polyester fabric from post-consumer plastic bottles. It helps to keep their eco-friendly toys organized, while looking fun and cute in the play room or nursery. The fabric requires 50% less energy and 20% less water to create than conventional polyester, and has the classic LEGO design.
Whichever types of eco-friendly toys your kiddo loves to play with, there’s a gift option on EarthHero! These are just a small handful of our many options for playtime. Be sure to check out hundreds more in the toys section!