Summer is rolling on by! It's so hard for me to believe that one month of summer vacation has already disappeared. We have a few more weeks until our next summer trip, so I am doing everything I can think of to keep my little guy busy at home. We enjoyed our summer trip to the beach at the beginning of beach season, and it's always kind of a let-down to come back home, after a week of enjoying the sea, sand, and sunshine. B has always been a little water baby, so I wasn't surprised when he asked us to create a 'backyard beach' for him at home.
In order to enjoy a backyard beach, you need some pretty awesome toys, and water, of course...sand helps, too. Being outside always makes us appreciate our planet a bit more, enjoying all that it has to offer. We do our part to take good care of the Earth, including recycling, and planting trees and flowers. We love sharing about companies that are on a mission to do the same.
We are big fans of Green Toys, an award-winning toy company, which makes wonderful, classic children's toys out of recycled 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. Green Toys longs for a world where toys are safe for kids, in every sense of the word. Founded by Robert von Goben, and Laurie Hyman, Green Toys is truly unique, as their toys are made from 100% recycled materials (milk jugs being the main ingredient!), and their packaging is also made from 100% recycled materials, plus- they're made right here in the USA (California, in fact!).
We think Green Toys are fantastic & over the past couple of years, B has accumulated quite the Green Toys collection. We have had the pleasure of featuring the Sea Plane, and Ferry Boat. B has also been gifted the Submarine, Rocket ship, Boat, and a few others! I encourage you to check out our previous Green Toys reviews.
Green Toys recently rolled out some wonderful new additions to their product line, and we were very excited to be among some of the first folks to check out the new Sport Boats!
B was extra excited to open up the package from Green Toys. He had a suspicion that the contents of the box were for him!
Look what we found!
B realized that these boats belonged with his other Green Toys, right away. He also noticed the different words on the packages, and asked what types of boats they were. We were pleased to find two of the new Sport Boats by Green Toys in our special package- one blue, and the other orange. B loves both of these colors, so he was thrilled.
The Sport Boats: Race Boat, and Launch Boat.
One of the things that I love most about the packaging of Green Toys, is that they use as little plastic as possible. The front of the box (display window) is open- you can reach in and touch the toy before you buy it. The toys are secured to the package by strong paper ties. Green Toys are also made from 100% recycled plastic. Now that's something I can get on board with. Green Toys are incredibly durable. Ours have been to the beach and back a few times. We have specific Green Toys that we play with in the tub, in the backyard pool, and others in the sandbox. B must think that destruction is his middle name, as lately, he has been breaking toys right and left. I am so happy to share that Green Toys are tough-kid friendly, as well as eco-friendly!
Racers, take your marks!
Each Sport Boat came with its own little duck captain. Be was very concerned about mixing them up. We put a tiny blue dot on the bottom of the duck that came with the blue boat to ease his anxiety. The little duck captains have already sailed some pretty stormy seas, and I commend them for their bravery.
These ducks are ready to roll out... or float on, I should say.
B had a ton of fun racing the sport boats down his little slide, into the wading pool, while dragging tons of grass into the water.
The sport boats float well, and sort of drift about on their own, which B thought was cool. This meant he could let one boat do its thing, and then chase it with the other boat.
Duck Captain overboard!
We have had a few rescue missions as far as the duck captains are concerned, and we had to send the sea plane and ferry out to rescue them. The other neat thing about the sport boats, is that the tops come off, and can be mixed and matched with the bottoms- so you can create your own look! Of course, my child is so particular that he insisted the tops and bottoms had to match, so we didn't switch them around while we played.
Features of the Sport Boats by Green Toys
All hands on deck! The Green Toys Sport Boats are making waves! Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs, these lightweight cruisers are specially sized for little hands, making them the perfect go-to toy for the tub, pool, or beach bag. The blue Launch Boat, orange Race Boat, and green Speed Boat all feature brightly colored, interchangeable tops for mix-n-match fun. The easy-open design also makes cleaning a snap! Each boat includes a duck captain figure for extended imaginative role play. Each boat sold separately.
Dimensions: Boat: 5-3/4" L x 3-1/2" W x 2-1/2" H, Duck figure: 1-1/4" L x 2-1/4" W x 2" H.
Manufactured in the USA
Made from 100% recycled plastic
BPA, phthalates or PVC
Meets FDA food contact standards
Easy to clean and dishwasher safe
Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials and printed with soy inks.
B has already been asking if we can add the green boat to our collection of sport boats, so we'll be on the lookout for it at some of our favorite retailers. In the meantime, there are plenty of other fantastic Green Toys we can pick from.
Take a look at some of the Green Toys on B's wish list...
Watering Can Set
Green Toys also has children's dinnerware available, as well as infant toys...
Our family loves Green Toys, not only because they're eco-friendly and award-winning, but because they are safe, reliable toys that only require a little imagination to have a lot of fun with! With a new baby due soon to my sister-in-law, I am looking forward to introducing her new family to these wonderful toys. They continue to be a favorite in our house, we're excited when we see them in stores, and we love sharing them with our friends.
Want them? Get them!
Head on over to Green Toys to check out their wonderful collection of eco-friendly toys for children! Connect with Green Toys on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Want them? Win them!
One lucky reader will win their own Green Toys Sport Boat! This giveaway is open to US residents, 18+. Just use the handy RC entry form below to enter for your chance to win! Please view our Disclosures/Policies page for more information on our giveaway and contest rules. MBP is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
Special thanks to our friends at Green Toys for allowing us a sneak peek at their newest toys, and for offering this fun Summer Splash giveaway for our readers!