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SprigToys Review & Giveaway, St. Eve Kids Cozy & $10 Walmart Gift Card: Valentine's Gift Idea: CLOSED WINNER





Sprig Toys is a place that has the motto of Where Play Comes Naturally.   The team at Sprig Toys aspires to create toys that inspire creativity and fun while using earth-friendly materials, quality manufacturing and responsible business practices.  I'll admit that I never heard of Sprig Toys until I contacted them about a product review on my site so I was pleasantly surprised when I received two complimentary toys.

Prior to the review, I did conduct some research as I want to ensure that I'm providing good, sound reviews that I believe in.  I picked Sprig Toys due to their practice of using recycled materials to build fun and innovative products for young minds.  The toys are battery free and as any parent, that is a blessing!  Not only do you not have to purchase them but there are none having to be thrown away.

There are four great themes:

Adventure Series - you would be surprised at the number of toy varieties Sprig has.  The non-electronic adventures have the Dino Adventure Rig, Dolphin Explorer Boat, Scuba Search and Glider Patrol.  There is also an electronic adventures series (no batteries) that includes Discover Rig, Baja Scout, Rally Racer and Adventure Guides.  My daughter received the Dino Adventure Rig and the two of them LOVE it.  They actually both gravitated towards it and have been playing with it for a couple of hours now.  They are role playing as I hear one pretending to be the baby dinosaure and the other  is the mommy dinosaur.

The playset included an Adventure Truck, two Dinosaurs (mother and baby), one Adventure Guide, one Adventure Hat and one Backpack Accessory.   My favorite part of the whole package:  It came out of the box so easily!  You didn't have 15 different fasteners holding it down!  It really is a cute set and with few pieces, it's providing so much fun to the two of them.  They are ages two and six and of course, the two year old copies everything the six year old does.  The age recommendation is three and up but mine is two and a half so close enough. 

This is made of recycled sprigwood which is a durable, child-safe, bio-composite material made from bits of reclaimed wood and recycled plastic.  Sprigwood is paint free and no decorative paint is needed on the assembly line because they dye Sprigwood during the production process.

Sprig Toys uses safe pigments, keeping their toys free of soluble heavy metals, phthalates or endocrine disruptors.

Sprig Hollow has their friends Bee and Butterfly, the architects of Sprig Hollow, specifically designed all the farm vehicles for maximum utility in water, sand and garden environments. All of the vehicles at Sprig Hollow come equipped with detachable tools and water-resistant materials in order to sustain play and expand possibilities. The playful, cartoon-like designs of our chunky vehicles, characters and play sets make them irresistible to preschoolers, and parents love the eco-friendly, kid-powered construction. So jump into a place where imaginations blossom as preschoolers and their grown-ups play and learn in the fresh air! Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Eco-Trucks are for digging, loading and dumping. That’s a tried-and-true formula for dirt pile and sandbox fun that we simply won’t mess with. Sprig Eco-Trucks are fully equipped with flip-open cabs and easy-grab handles, making each freewheeling vehicle inviting and a cinch to maneuver. The scooping action and rotating chassis of the Excavator turns serious digging into child’s play. The Loader does the trio’s heavy lifting, and the Dump Truck gets the job done with its tilting cab, locking bed and swing-out tailgate. The playful, cartoon-like designs of our chunky vehicles make them irresistible to preschoolers, and parents love the eco-friendly, battery-free, kid-powered construction. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Story Builders are simple to use, these block & panel building sets are great for preschool kids to build and use their imaginations. Join Princess Penny to build a storybook palace or spend a day working with Ol’ Mac on the farm. Our “On the Go” story-building books are an ideal way to introduce children to classic stories they can re-enact over and over. These eco-friendly toys also work great with your existing train, car, and figure sets too. Our Story blocks are made from SprigwoodTM and the panels are printed on recycled paper using water based inks.

Any of these delightful, safe toys would make an excellent gift anytime or just as an "I love you" present.  I highly recommend these eco-friendly, creative toys!

The Giveaway:

Your own Dino Adventure Rig just like the one my daughter received and LOVES, a St. Eve Kids Cozy and a $10 Walmart Gift Card.

Playset Includes:

  • 1 Adventure Truck
  • 2 Dinosaurs - Mother and Baby
  • 1 Adventure Guide - Rex Jungle
  • 1 Adventure Hat - Interchangeable!
  • 1 Backpack Accessory
  • Active Play
  • Storytelling
  • Imagination
  • Character Play
  • Fine Motor Development
To Enter:
  • Follow my blog and go to Sprig Toys and tell me one thing you would like to have.
Extra Entries (worth five entries each):
  • Follow Sprig Toys on Twitter.
  • Follow me on Twitter.
  • Become a fan of Sprig Toys on Facebook.
  • Become a fan of Drama U for St. Eve Kids on Facebook
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  • Tweet about this giveaway (can be done daily).
  • Blog about this giveaway and leave your url address (can be done daily).
  • Comment on any non-giveaway post.
  • Enter any other giveaway.

Giveaway ends 1/25/09 at midnight.  Winner will be chosen by random.org.  US only please. 

Thanks for entering!

*Disclaimer:  I received two complimentary toys in exchange for this review.


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GreenToys Chef Set Review & Giveaway 12/15 WINNER ANNOUNCED


Jacqline (artzyfartzy68)

An e-mail was just sent and she has 24 hours to respond!

Winner was chosen by random.org and thanks to everyone who entered!

Merry Christmas!

Want a recipe for good organic fun? 

1. Two children, ages 2 and up
2. Great imagination
3. A play kitchen is optional
4. One Green Toys Chef Set

Take the kids, mix in this great Chef Toy Set and unleash the fun!

I was really surprised at how much my two girls LOVED this set.  They have a nice play kitchen already so adding this Chef Toy Set added the options for creativity and a little more fun as the two year old hasn't learned the concept of sharing.  I found this wonderful site and contacted them on a product review and giveaway.  I was interested in the Green Toys Chef Toy Set for many reasons:
  1. Made in the USA
  2. Made of 100% recycled plastic milk containers.
  3. Safe, non-toxic and BPA-free

What I also liked, as most kids enjoy using real food, is the dishes are dishwasher safe AND meets the FDA's food contact standards.

This was not one of those new toys euphoria incidents that was only captured on the day of receipt.  This was almost a week later when I was able to capture them separately playing with the Green Toys Chef Set.  They still fight over them but they both like them a lot.

If you haven't heard of Green Toys, they have received numerous awards from Disney's Family Fun, Goddard School and Eco-Child's Play Top 10 Eco Toys in 2009 and ASTRA 2009 Best Toys for Kids.  Click HERE to see all the awards they have received as you might be surprised.
The Recycling and Dump Truck are also a couple of my favorites.  You can click HERE to see a live demonstration of the Recycling Truck at work.  


The Giveaway:

Your own fun, exciting and ORGANIC Chef Set!

To Enter:

Leave a comment that you follow my blog!  That's it!

Extra Entries:

Answer the trivia question:  Every pound of recycled milk jugs used in the making of Green Toys saves what?  Leave a comment for five extra entries.

Sign up as a fan of Green Toys on Facebook for two comments.

Sign up for Green Toys e-mail updates for two comments.

Follow Green Toys on Twitter for two comments.

Follow me on Twitter for two comments.

Vote for me at Divine Caroline (see button on left side of page) for five comments.

Subscribe to my blog for two comments.

Giveaway ends 12/15/09 at midnight.  Winner will be chosen by random.org and only valid in the US.

Please don't forget to leave your contact information on the entry (i.e. e-mail!)!

Good luck!

* I was provided the Chef Set for review by Green Toys and was not financially compensated in any way.  The opinions set forth in this review are my own.


Want a creative way to give this as a gift?  Check out my post on a S'mores Kit within the Green Toy's Chef Set HERE.

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