If you’re looking for eco-friendly toys for kids, each item on this list is made of non-toxic and safe materials perfect for the little one in your life.
There is no denying that kids of all ages love playing with toys. And we, (parents, aunts, uncles, godparents, and friends), love to see the smiling faces of our young loved ones when they get to play with a brand new toy.
But what about the toxic materials that are often used to make the toys we buy for our young loved ones? There are plenty of questionable and sometimes dangerous materials that many children’s toys are created and coated with.
Enter eco-friendly kid toys to solve the problem and provide a safer way for kids to play.
With the toys on this list, there is no need to worry about your little kiddo being exposed to harmful ingredients with these eco-friendly kids toys.
1. Natural Wooden Baby Teething Ring
This adorable baby rattle/teething ring combination is handmade with non-bleached cotton to form an adorable bunny shape. The handle is made up of natural wood that is antibacterial, which makes it easy to keep the rattle clean for a little one. This bunny teething ring also comes in three gender-neutral colors.
2. Wooden Rocks Balancing Stones (Educational)
These balance building blocks are made of high-quality wood that is coated with eco-friendly paint. This is a fun toy that both children and parents can play together to pass the time or for educational purposes.
3. Walk-A-Long Snail
This award-winning, eco-friendly kids toy is made of water-based paint and non-toxic finishings. Toddlers enjoy pulling this colorful rotating snail that has removable blocks, which are perfect for inquisitive minds.
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4. Indoor Gardening Kit
This lovely indoor gardening kit is great for the plant lover on your gift list. The 9-piece set allows kids to create their very own garden in a matter of days, and all with natural, eco-friendly, biodegradable products.
5. Fire Truck
This large fire truck is BFA free, it’s packaged with recycled materials, and it’s safe for the environment. If a fire truck isn’t the vehicle of choice for the kiddo in your life, they also have an eco-friendly dump truck and recycling truck.
6. Tool Set
This awesome durable 15 piece toolbox, includes a Phillips screwdriver, flat screwdriver, hammer, saw, wrench, pliers, 2 two-hole connectors, 2 nails, 2 bolts, 2 nuts, and the entire set is made from recycled plastic. This set is perfect for small hands and encourages motor skill development. Oh, and the best part is that this set is dishwasher safe.
7. Stacking Cups
Stacking cups is not a new game, but the fact that it is still around shows that kids love the simplicity of the unique game. These cups can be played with on solid ground or in the bath, as there are holes in the bottom for drainage. Oh, and the cups are 100% free from BPA, PVC, and phthalates, making it a great eco-friendly kids toy.
8. Finger Paints for Toddlers
This unique kid toy is made up of veggie paint powders, which are organic vegetables, making the paints fun, easy to use, and edible (dairy, sugar, nut, preservatives, and gluten-free). The painting bundle comes in 5 different colors and is great for kids of all ages.
9. Pure Beeswax Crayons
These natural, non-toxic honey crayons are highly pigmented so that your little one can express their creativity free from harmful ingredients. The durable shape makes it easy for small hands to hold and the crayons are hard to break.
10. Non-Toxic Play-Doh
Play-Doh is a classic gift that is also an eco-friendly kid toy that children of all ages enjoy. This pack comes in 36 colors and is under $25.
11. Jump Rope
Jump ropes are always tons of fun for children of all ages. This specific jump rope is made of 100% durable cotton for the rope, and natural wood coated in non-toxic paint for the bunny carved handles.
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12. Submarine Bath Toy
What do plastic milk jugs and a yellow/blue submarine have in common? They make this beautiful kid’s water toy that’s fun, easy to clean, and eco-friendly. Even the packaging is safe for the environment. If a submarine isn’t exciting enough, try this awesome Seaplane with a working propellor or a Ferry Boat with Mini Cars. All three toys are great for bath time.
13. Organic Lip Balm Set
Organic lip balm? Yes please! Technically this isn’t a toy, but it makes a great gift for a pre-teen or a teenager who loves nice smelling, moisturized lips. This set comes in 6 different scents and colors.
14. Monthly STEAM Subscription
Is it possible to have educational, eco-friendly kid toys that are fun? Yes! In fact, this monthly subscription box gives kids up to 5 experiments and art projects that promote STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Oh, and all the products are non-toxic, recyclable, carbon-neutral, sustainable, and are made in the U.S.A.
15. 5-Pack of Stretchy Sensory Toys
This eco-friendly kids toy is one of my favorites due to my own fidgety fingers. These noodles stretch, pull, twirl, and wrap. The 5-pack of sensory noodles promotes a sense of calm, reduces stress, and can increase focus.
16. DIY Slime Kit
Slime is all the rage these days with kids. It’s important that the slime your kiddo enjoys is eco-friendly, non-toxic, and contains no borax powder, like this kit organic glow-in-the-dark slime making kit. There are 50 items total and it’s all less than $30.
17. Floor Puzzle
This 24-piece floor puzzle, which is made entirely from recycled products, promotes good hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills for children 3+ years old. Children will love putting together all the different designs the puzzle comes in including a construction site, mermaids, outer space, world map, and more!