Green Toys are plastic toys made from recycled plastic. I sampled two of the vehicle toys to teach my daughter about transportation, farming, and recycling. The toys were excellent manipulatives for a very important educational lesson.

I recently moved from an urban area to a rural area. Now that I have an acre yard I have been so excited to teach my oldest daughter about nature. This past week I needed manipulatives to guide my oldest daughter, Sammy, to understand how transportation helps people recycle and helps people farm. I was thrilled to sample two toys from an eco-friendly company Green Toys. I liked that the company makes the toys mainly from recycled plastic milk jugs.

Teaching Environmental Awareness with Green Toys: a Review

I knew I wanted to focus an educational lesson on the environment. As I picked out the toys I wanted, I kept in mind my objective for my lesson. I received the Recycling Truck that retails for $27.99 and the Tractor, which retails for $19.99. I introduced the toys in the yard. My daughter really enjoyed playing make-believe with the toys in the dirt with grass and leaves.

I appreciated that the toys were educational, and I loved that my daughter didn’t want to stop playing with the toys. As I like keeping toys germfree I really appreciate that the toys can go through the dishwasher. I would honestly recommend using the toys as an educational manipulative for children who are learning about the environment.

My favorite part of the products that I received would be the quality. The toys were very sturdy. So many plastic toys on the market are lightweight and feel cheap. I really liked how the toys I received felt strong. My daughter accidentally dropped the Recycling Truck without causing a dent or a scratch. I loved that the toys withstood having my daughter play in dirt, on cement, and in grass.

I would wholeheartedly recommend the Recycling Truck and Tractor for the high quality feel of the products. Both toys are available on the Green Toys website. 

Teaching Environmental Awareness


I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion.

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