Give your child the gift of green this year! Teach them about saving the environment with these gifts that are both fun and eco-friendly. Check out our ideas for green gifts for teens, men, and women, too!
Eco Stars Recycled Crayons
From Crazy Crayons. These are some stellar crayons! Crazy Crayons' Eco Stars are made from 100-percent recycled crayons and are non-toxic. Print out some free coloring pages on recycled paper to round out this green gift for your kids!
From Global Green Pals. Made with certified organic cotton and stuffed with 100 percent recycled plastic bottle stuffing, these embroidered dolls are high quality and machine washable. Each doll comes with a character tag printed with soy-based ink on recycled paper that tells your Pal's story and offers kid-friendly green tips to help the Earth. Your child can collect them all!
From Innovative Kids. Made entirely from recycled materials, these illustrated nesting boxes are sturdy and stackable, and a classic developmental toy. Each box has letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and baby animals, making it a tower of learning fun! This won an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award and a Snap Award.
By Rana Diorio and Chris Blair. How can your child help keep the Earth clean? With vibrant pictures and a simple storyline, this book offers insight to help kids understand how everyday tasks can help protect our planet's natural resources. The whimsical illustrations and adorable characters keep the book lighthearted, but the message is powerful for both kids and adults.
By Laurie Carlson. Kids can get creative while learning about the environment with ECOart! This book is full of earth-friendly arts and crafts projects with step-by-step instructions and illustrations. It starts with a list of supplies made from natural objects and materials found around the house, and ends with recycling and composting.
From Green Toys. Every little girl loves to host tea parties. This tea set is made from curbside collected milk containers, and each recycled piece is BPA-free. It's perfect for little ladies to sip, stir, and pour away. Just remember your manners!
From Prince Lionheart, Inc. Boys and girls will love zooming forward, backward, and sideways on their choice of a lady bug, bee, cow, or mouse. These riding toys are non-toxic and contain no PVC, while the plywood base is made from renewable plantation timber. Not only are wheely bugs full of fun, they also encourage gross motor skills.
By Dr. Seuss. When Dr. Seuss gets serious, you know it must be important. Although it was published in 1971, this book's message about the environment is more timely than ever. Full of the doctor's whimsical rhymes, original creatures, and eye-catching illustrations, The Lorax provides a powerful message to both children and adults. Check out some other great children's books about going green.
From UCO. Kids love playing with balls. Kids love ice cream. Combine the two and you have a play-powered ice cream maker. Just load the ingredients, toss around with kids for 20 minutes, and voila! You've made a pint of ice cream to share!
From One World Products, Inc. Gum used to be made out of chicle, the sap of the Sapodilla tree in the rainforest. Now, most gum is made synthetically, but this kit is packed with all-natural products, including chicle. Kids can blow bubbles knowing they contributed to the protection of the Sapodilla tree and the rainforest.