Gifts for Kids
December 17, 2014.
If you've got a little one on your holiday shopping list but don't know where to begin, don't fret! We've got you covered with fun, safe, educational gift ideas for kids ages 5-12 years old, including toys, games and books!
Kids everywhere are becoming more knowledgeable about the environment and climate change. Not only is composting becoming more common in households and residential gardens, but many school gardens feature compost piles, too. But how do you start your own compost pile? What’s safe to include? This inviting book provides all the answers for kids and families looking for simple, child-friendly ways to help the planet.
Have a blast with the Recycling Truck by Green Toys. Your eco-conscious little one will learn recycling basics while playing with this super cool recycling truck that has a movable recycling bed and open/shut rear door. The awesome eco-design has no metal axles. The Green Toys Recycling Truck is made in the U.S.A. from 100% recycled plastic milk containers. This toy is fun, safe, and educational.
They’re part pet, part toy, and function as a bag for kids of all ages. This monkey bag is the most charming creature to ever appear in the form of a bag... or anywhere, and is made from 94% recycled materials! Young kids will going back to school to show off their eco-friendly bag.
With this kit, kids ages 10+ and families can learn about alternative energy and sustainable living by conducting 100 experiments and building energy-related models. Build the Power House and then conduct experiments in and around the house. Learn about energy-efficient construction materials and passive house design. Experiment with heating, cooling, conduction, convection, and insulation. Investigate Earth's climate, the water cycle, and that inexhaustible power plant in the sky: the sun. Build wind turbines to extract energy from the wind. Construct a greenhouse and learn about the energy conservation tricks used by plants. Power House provides a comprehensive overview of the many forms of alternative energy, and makes environmental protection and energy conservation issues tangible with hands-on models. The 64-page, full-color experiment manual provides instructions, scientific explanations, and energy-saving tips.
Recycle your scrap paper, old newspapers, and tissue paper into beautiful hand-crafted paper. Start with a slurry of paper pulp, drain it in the sieve tray, then press it flat with a special tool. Experiment with different paper fibers and add pigment tablets to change the color of your paper. Learn why recycling used materials into new ones is a crucial and growing practice around the world. This great craft is perfect for kids 8 and up.
EeBoo's Pre-School Nature Memory Game is a simple matching game that uses images of flora and friendly fuana to sharpen memory skills. Big square pieces have scalloped edges to facilitate handling by small fingers. Made of extra-thick recycled card stock, EeBoo's pre-school games are great for younger children with large pieces and simple images that allow kids to focus on the features, bright colors and age-appropriate directions and timing. Notes to parents with the directions point out the value of each game. Preschoolers are thrilled to play, and they are building skills when they do - colors, numbers, shapes, waiting to take turns in order, and of course, about Mother Nature!