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Green Toys - The Environmentally Friendly Toys


Disclosure: I received toys from Green Toys for review purposes. No other compensation was received. Though the products were free, opinions are 100% my very own. 


I have mentioned this before but I am going to say it again. Mommy likes toys that enhances my imagination, toys that I can play with without having it tell me what to do. I do have quite a few electronic toys but I also have a LOT of toys that don't do anything as well. If given a choice mommy prefers those. She says back in her time,(the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth), there were no toys that talked to her. No toys that moved on their own with remotes. All toys were actually played with and imaginations were used. Mommy thinks that children now don't use their imaginations as much so she was happy that Green Toys not only believes the same way that she does, but that their products are also made from recycled materials thereby protecting our environment further. Did I just say recycled products? You bet I did! The products that I received were all made from recycled plastic milk jugs and all made right here in the good old USA. Makes you feel better about Green Toys right?!

Now here is a bit about Green Toys before I go into those beautiful products above that I received.


  • We believe the world would be a much better place if everyone said “please” and “thank you", cell phones didn’t ring during movies, and all toys were fun, safe, and made from environmentally friendly materials. Since it’s probably no use holding our breath for those first two, we’re concentrating on the toys.

    Green Toys Inc. makes an awesome line of classic children’s toys constructed from recycled plastic and other environmentally friendly materials. This helps reduce fossil fuel use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improving the overall health and happiness of the planet.


I received the Green Toys Dump Truck and the Build-A-Bouquet. Like all Green Toys products, the Dump Truck and the Build-A-Bouquet are both made form 100% recycled plastic milk jugs. I didn't even let mommy have a chance to take a pic of them in the packaging. I ripped the boxes open because I wanted to play with them right away. The bright colors are truly inviting and screams play with me! 


The Build-A-Bouquet set contained 44 brightly colored pieces enabling me to stack lilies, petunias and daisies into assorted stem to create very beautiful and colorful bouquet creations. There are no pointy sharp edges and being made from recycled plastic jugs mommy thought that they would be "flimsy" but they are not. They do feel like they will hold up well over time. Mommy actually plans on getting another set so that I can build an ever bigger and better garden. 




The Green Toys Dump Truck is really cool as well. Made entirely of recycled plastic as well, there is no metal parts whatsoever. Even the dumper works on my new truck and I had lots of fun loading things into it and dumping them out. Making a mess as mommy said. I didn't see it as making a mess. I saw it as having lots of fun. This is the perfect toy for your little boy or girl and is great for not just indoors but outdoors as well. I can't wait for the summer where I can push it around in my sandbox. Now for those who would prefer pink, there is actually a pink version for girls if that is your preference.

While I really enjoyed pushing my truck around I have to say that the highlight of my day was actually building bouquet of flowers. Mommy usually helps but this time I wanted no help from her. I wanted to do this my way. It is very unusual for me to stay focused for very long on one toy. Building my bouquet of flowers kept me engaged much longer than any toy has lately. I kept making them over and over trying to get the perfect bouquet. When it was all over I placed them in my truck and decided to give them a ride. 



Green Toys meets all international toy safety standards and contains no BPA, PVC, or phthalates. When it comes to imagination building, Green Toys has that market covered. Their toys encourages development of fine and gross motor skills. They are all easy to clean and can even go in the dishwasher. 

Green toys has won the iParenting Outstanding Product Award, Oppenheim Best Outdoor Toys awards and more. If you're looking for a great company that makes great toys, that is environmentally friendly and not made in China, look no further than Green Toys. With toys for both babies and toddlers, including bath toys, kitchen toys and even building toys, you can find whatever your little one desire. Green Toys gets my TWO TINY THUMBS UP

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Disclosure: Growing Up Madison receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. Giveaways are not sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


Annmarie John
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  1. I agree with your Mommy--kids need to use their imaginations more these days and these toys look perfect for just that. Was that a smile I saw on your face while you were putting those flowers together? I really love that recycled milk jugs are being used to make these toys.

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  2. These are worth checking out. I think my nephew would love the truck

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  3. I LOVE that they are made out of recycled milk jugs!! It looks so sturdy! My son needs a new dump truck, so I think we will be checking out Green Toys! Thanks!

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  4. We love our Green Toys too. Excellent products. :)

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  5. My little man had two trucks from Green Toys when he was a bit younger and they were awesome. They were so durable and he had so much fun with them.

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  6. What a cool idea, I had no idea they made toys in such a way and they look so fun! x

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  7. That is such an awesome dump truck. My grandson would go crazy over it. I love that all the toys are green and made from recycled milk jugs!

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  8. The dump truck and the flowers both look and sound so much fun! Madison looks like she is really into them! My oldest likes to build with anything so the flowers I am sure she would Love!!!

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  9. My sons would love a dump truck like this. Looks like a really fun educational toy.

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  10. I love that flower stacking toy, how freakin' cool!

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  11. Makes me feel better to know it was made in the USA, the green part is great too but it is so hard to find Made in the USA anymore. I know my son would love that dump truck.

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  12. My children love Green Toys. My daughter would especially like the flower toy.

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  13. We have the dump truck! Scarlet loves it even though it was given to Des as a gift. He was just a newborn so she played with it for awhile. Now he loves it. He even learned to walk on it even though it's so small! He would have his butt in the air and be walking on two legs while bending over and moving his Green Toys Dump Truck.

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  14. How awesome! My son was looking over my shoulder as I was reading this going "oooo, look at that dump truck!" lol. I love the environmentally friendly aspect.

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  15. We have a couple of Green Toys. I really like the look and feel of them. Yours look fantastic here too!

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  16. I have never heard of this company but I really like everything I just read. Beautiful products! This will be on my list for gifts for the little ones in my extended family.

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  17. that looks like a really fun dump truck. This toy would be one that my daughter would love the flowers and my son would love the truck! Bonus for me!

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  18. We have a few of the Green Toys products! They are awesome!

    Wishing you a lovely week.
    xoxo

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  19. Great review, I Think my daughter would love this she loves playing with her brothers dump truck but if there's flowers she would love it even more so. How cool. I think making things from things and recycling is a amazing way to help our planet.

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  20. Madison! I'm pretty sure Mommy wasn't around when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. I should know ... I was there. ;) But ... you're right about the whole imagination thing. It seems there's always a screen available to entertain the kiddos these days (listen to me, next I'll tell you about how we walked ten miles to school barefoot, in the snow & uphill both ways.) A screen or a big fancy mess of electronics. I love these! The little bio from the company too? So perfect. Being recycled from milk cartons, I could understand how Mommy thought they'd be flimsy --- but the truck looks pretty sturdy ... I wonder how they did that? Pretty cool science-y stuff huh? :)

    My kids would love to take these babies into the bath! ;)

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  21. I love their products. I first learned about this company during my Christmas shopping! I got my godson some of their stacking blocks! Definitely would recommend this company!

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  22. I love Green Toys! I can feel safe buying my niece and nephew non-toxic toys and they enjoy playing with them too. Great product!

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  23. I love environmentally helpful things. Toys are a great way to promote the idea.

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  24. I am so for the toys that don't do anything but enhance imagination.... Noisy toys can sure drive me crazy. Give me peace and quiet.

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  25. They look like fun toys. And ones that help the environment by using recycled plastic!

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  26. I like the thought behind Green Toys! Not everything needs to be electronic!

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  27. My son has a few Green Toys products and loves playing with them. The tool box has really been a hit. I think he'd like the dump trunk too!

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  28. Sometimes I think phones have taken over the world. My 2 year old even reaches for mine and I always have to tell her it's play time NOT phone time. Phones are for talking.

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  29. I've never heard of these green toys but they look great. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Green Toys is a new brand to me. But I do like toys that involve my kids imagination and involve no batteries! Great review!

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  31. I agree! I love toys that spark the imagination, encouraging more creative play. These look like the perfect toys to do just that.

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  32. I love that there are greener toy alternatives out there now! I am going to have to keep these in mind when it's time to buy gifts for my nieces and nephew!

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  33. My kids would love these toys as well! I too love toys that are eco-friendly, and fun to play with!

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  34. The flower kit is super cute! I know my girls would love that.

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  35. I love Green Toys! I have some for my son but need to get some for my girls.

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  36. I love the dump truck and the flowers together!! We love having toys of either "gender" and watching our kids play.

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  37. That Build a Bouquet set is very cute! My little guy would love the truck for himself though.

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  38. I prefer the kind of toys that lend themselves to imagination and creativity as well. I very rarely if ever purchased anything that had just one way to be used.

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  39. Toys made out of recycled materials are a great way to help make our world a little better. I totally agree with toys that promote imagination and wonder.

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  40. I do agree with your post! Our toys should be more engaging. It should not just entertain, but also teach. In addition to this, our kids' toys should be safe and even eco-friendly. :)

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  41. Your bouquet of flowers just look adorable just like you. I have never heard of Green Toys before now but I like that they are made in the USA. Too much products are made in China and I would prefer to buy American Made products. Thanks for the review.

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  42. Wow - I love how Green Toys uses recycled products to make their toys! The bouqet of flowers and the truck are so cute!

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  43. we've had several green toys products through the years. we don't have that flower garden- its awesome!! i have a little girl we know turning 2 in a few months i think i may get her that for her birthday. it's SO cute!

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  44. I love those flowers! How cute are they?

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  45. Love those flowers! What a fun idea!

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  46. We love our Green Toys! We have the pink dump truck, the tea set, a dining set, a seed kit, the pink tool set... and probably a couple other things, too. I haven't come across the Build-A-Bouquet set, but it's definitely going on our wish list.

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  47. I have a feeling if I had those flowers I'd end up playing with them myself! My youngest prefers toys that can do all kinds of different things and let him use his imagination. He gets bored with the electronics that do only one thing at a time.

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  48. I love that garden set! It looks of fun to take apart and put back together again. Love the bright colors too!

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  49. Haha, I want one of these to play with! I didnt know there were green toys-awesome!

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  50. My son would love that truck. I have been paying more attention lately to what products my son's toys are made with.

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  51. Having products that are SAFE in our home is so important. Great brand, thank you.

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  52. I;m glad you got her truck made with environment friendly materials... We need to learn to be sensitive to our earth form an early age.

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  53. I love Green Toys. My son had (we still have it) a recycling truck and my daughter has a chain linked rattle thingy (or whatever its called). I love feeling totally safe with the toys from Green Toys!

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  54. That garden toy is so cute! I could see why you'd love playing with it.

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  55. What an amazing way to use recycled materials. I have a toddler now and I bet she would love this toy.

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  56. I have not seen their Build-A-Bouquet! I have to get that for my daughter!

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  57. I was just discussing recycling with my kids the other day and we were talking about what recycled paper becomes, what recycled glass becomes, etc. I'll have to show them these toys and tell them that they were made from recycled milk jugs. They'll think that is sooooo cool!

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  58. This is such a cool concept for toys, I love it! I'm going to have to look into this for my nephew for his birthday :)

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