Gifts For Children 6 To 12 Years Of Age

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Continuing on from Gifts For Children 5 And Under, I have created a list of eco-friendly or at least active toys for children 6 and up. Some are for children who are closer to 6 and others are for children closer to 12 or above. These toys are very much more appreciated in our household than the usual video game and electronic devices.

Again I would really appreciate your help in rating the toys listed below to get a feel what natural parents most like for their children. This should serve as a good list to give to people who are giving your children toys soon for either Christmas or birthdays.

I chose the toys from Amazon as they are accessible to everyone, and I have never had any issues when ordering from Amazon in the past. While I don’t own every toy on the list below, they have all received very good reviews.

Please have a look at the toys below then select the 5 toys you would most like your children to have.

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   Lego Ultimate Building Set (405 pieces)

It is plastic, but it is that durable it lasts for generations. Also the manufacture of lego is quite good environmentally, for the type of material used.

   Frightened Grasshopper Solar Powered Bug

Fun, educational and only just over $4 to buy.

   H-Racer & Hydrogen Fuel Station

Would recommend more for 12+

   Quadrilla Marble Railway, Twist and Rail
   Beleduc Large Fabric Marrionette, Draco Marionette    My First Dollhouse

Sturdy, wooden built. Suitable for toddlers and up to 10. You can buy lots of accessories for it. All wooden of course.

   Bamboo Collection Balancing Game, Pandobo

An interesting game, that has received a large number of good reviews.

   Swingball Tetherball Set

Not enviromentally made, but a very good activity for the kids.

 

It took me a while to find these green toys. I hope it inspires some ideas and it will ensure a reduced impact on the enviroment. If you want to see everything else Amazon has for green toys and it is a LOT of awesome things. Amazon Green Toy Collection

If you have any other suggestions please leave a comment below and I will add it to the list.

  • azmomof2boys

    My son will be turning 12 a month after Christmas and although he’s not that big on video games/TV, he is asking for a rechargeable mp3 player w/screen, chromatic harmonica (to take camping) and an echo pedal for his electric guitar. He would love a cell phone and a lap top, but also LOVES gardening, taking care of our animals (chickens, cats, dog) and is currently learning about aquaponics as we are raising our first Tilapia. He loves to read and plays a sport. From your list of toys I would guess he would have fun with the grasshopper, balancing games and tetherball set, but not for very long. I will agree that legos, marble sets and puppets are super fun, but he grew out of them a few years ago.

  • azmomof2boys

    My son will be turning 12 a month after Christmas and although he’s not that big on video games/TV, he is asking for a rechargeable mp3 player w/screen, chromatic harmonica (to take camping) and an echo pedal for his electric guitar. He would love a cell phone and a lap top, but also LOVES gardening, taking care of our animals (chickens, cats, dog) and is currently learning about aquaponics as we are raising our first Tilapia. He loves to read and plays a sport. From your list of toys I would guess he would have fun with the grasshopper, balancing games and tetherball set, but not for very long. I will agree that legos, marble sets and puppets are super fun, but he grew out of them a few years ago.