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Green Toys Play Sand Set Review & Giveaway (CLOSED 8/16)

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I discovered the Green Toys sand play set when I was reading reviews on Amazon for another sand toy set, and a reviewer said this one was way better (I bought both, they were right.)

Although this is the only Green Toys product we have, I think they’re pretty awesome. Their products are made entirely in the U.S. and are made mostly of recycled milk containers! The toys are packaged with minimal (recycled and recyclable), corrugated cardboard. All toys are tested by independent, third-party (USA) labs, to show there are no traceable amounts of BPA or Phthlates. No toys have paint or exterior coatings and pass a crazy number of tests including Consumer Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), Consumer Products Safety Standard Specification ASTM F963, California Prop. 65 restrictions on lead & cadmium, FDA regulations for food contact, Voluntary testing for no BPA (Bisphenol-A) and International standards EN71 and ISO 8124. Yeah, wow.

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The package was easy to open. I just…opened it. There were no scissors, chainsaws, sweating or cursing involved!

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The set includes a bucket, shovel, rake and sand castle mold. It retails for $21.99 and I know that sounds expensive if you’re cheap frugal like I am. However, I don’t even have the words to describe the quality. We’ve bought the $5 sets before, and you’re lucky if they last a few days. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Green Toys set lasted years and years. The pieces are thick and sturdy, and I bet you could dig in the garden without breaking them! Other toys split or crack if you try to dig at packed sand or step on them. Not these!

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There is simply no comparison, even to the other spendy brand of sand toys I bought!

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We took the toys to the state park, where there’s a man made lake and beach. My son just went to town and totally had a blast.

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At one point a kid (total stranger) ran up, grabbed the bucket and said “can we borrow this?” I was honestly caught by surprise. I just said “uhh, no, this is a brand new toy and we don’t want to lose it.” In my head I was thinking “yeah kid, I know it’s awesome but get your own!” I felt really bad but my husband said he would have said no too!

Green Toys has been nominated for a Red Tricycle award in the Au Natural Toy category! The businesses with the most nominations become finalists, so if you think the Green Toys company is as great as I do, nominate them! It’s really easy, enter their name, URL, your email and city, and submit!

You can buy the set directly from Green Toys, from Amazon (affiliate link), or find a Green Toys retailer!

Giveaway: Green Toys is offering a reader their own sand play set! (ARV $21.99) Entries go in the Rafflecopter form below! You may view Rafflecopter’s Privacy Policy.

FTC compliance: Although Green Toys is providing a giveaway prize, I paid normal retail price for the sand set. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own. This post contains an affiliate link as indicated.

Disclosure: This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, nor associated with Facebook. By entering, you release Facebook from any responsibility and understand that the information entered on this form will not be disclosed to Facebook.

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Maria is an aspiring "fit mom" of 3 children, writing about cloth diapers, going green, and her life as a single mom. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development, and other services.
  • barbara hunt
    August 16, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Thanks for the great contest! bahjeep@aol.com

  • darcie arnold
    August 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    this is adorable

  • Mandi Martin
    August 16, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    My daughter would have so much fun with the chef set!


  • Kerry
    August 16, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    My son would like the Tool Set

    alsatia23 at hotmail dot com

  • Diana Bradford Hatch
    August 16, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I love the dish set

  • Tanya Kennington
    August 16, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I love the pink dump truck!

  • Charlotte Brown
    August 16, 2011 at 7:20 am

    I like the chef set!

  • misty brewer
    August 16, 2011 at 12:26 am

    i want to play

  • monte
    August 15, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    I like the Blocks set

  • Kay Yauney
    August 15, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    The sand toys before summer is over!

  • Kim
    August 15, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I like that they’re made from recycled material

  • David Gove
    August 15, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    the pink set rocks

  • August 15, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    i love your pink tool set, its so cute!

  • jean spearrin
    August 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm


  • kirsten oge
    August 14, 2011 at 10:59 am

    the pink tool set is adorable 🙂

  • August 14, 2011 at 1:05 am

    We love the tug boat. It is so sturdy and my son loves that he can use it to dump out water to.

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  • Linda
    August 11, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I like the Chef Set

  • Samantha Cuhel
    August 10, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    These sound great, thanks for the giveaway!

  • August 10, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Great giveaway…thanks 🙂

  • August 9, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    my kids would love this!

  • August 9, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    We have this same set and my girl LOVES it, not to mention I do. I don’t have to worry about it breaking, it is so sturdy. She’s been playing with it in the snow through the winter too!

  • August 9, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    I bought this for my girls awhile back and it’s so sturdy and I don’t think it will ever break. It’s definitely the best sand bucket set we’ve ever bought.

  • Sara
    August 9, 2011 at 11:53 am

    My son loves firetrucks, so I’m partial to the Green Toys firetruck. Looks so sturdy!

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