Archives: Gardening


Christmas Gifts Ideas made with LOVE

Christmas is a time of giving and often with the rush and urgency of getting things done in time, we forget that sometimes it's the little things that really matter. Too often people find themsel...

DIY Children’s Fairy Garden

Whether you're working with a single flowerpot or a huge garden bed, creating a fairy garden with your child is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate whimsy together. Pinterest is...

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle – World Environment Day Challenge!

  As a growing family with three young kids, our journey to live a more sustainable lifestyle has continuously evolved as we continue to strive to do our bit to reduce unnecessary waste ...

Tips for using real tools with kids

Giving children the opportunity to use real tools is important during childhood because it allows them to learn about and experience real tasks, just like adults. Children are naturally curious...

Eco Toys 14 Day Kids Nature Challenge!

Wanna Play? We'd LOVE for you to join us! The Eco Toys nature challenge has been designed to stimulate, inspire and educate young children by engaging in simple outdoor activities each day. ...

Healthy Bugs for Your Garden

Are you inclined to stomp on spiders, flatten flies or squash insects?  Before you grab for that rolled up newspaper, wait, there’s more to these creepy crawlies than meets the eye. Some of ...

5 Tips for Springing into the Garden with kids!

Spring is in the air, and one of the best parts of Spring is gardening! For children, cultivating the Earth creates a direct relationship with living and growing things and Nature sets the pace...

12 AMAZING Repurposed Backyard Projects!

  Spring has sprung! What a perfect time to get out in the garden for some quality time with the kids and there's nothing better than a fun weekend project. Last weekend my son and I go...

5 Simple Ways To Nurture Your Spark!

“What would you like for Mother’s Day?” my husband asked me recently. “Nothing much” I say “Coffee in bed, a family bike ride and perhaps a little bit a quiet time for myself?” ...

50 Nature Play Activities for Kids!

  At Eco Toys we're big advocates of nature and outdoor play and just because it's the end of summer it doesn't mean that kids can't get wet or dirty. In fact numerous studies have shown t...

12 Alternatives to chocolate this Easter

It's that time again. The supermarket and store isles are filled with chocolate bunnies and eggs of all sizes and the pressure for the Easter bunny to deliver can be quite overwhelming.  BUT we a...

10 Screen Free Outdoor Nature Play Ideas

At Eco Toys we believe that children need plenty of free-outdoor play as possible for healthy emotional and physical development. With school holidays almost here and the warmer weather, it's t...