Need Natural Toys? Win Princess Penny’s Story Building Palace!

CONTESTS, REVIEWS, REVIEWS & CONTESTS | | December 21, 2009 at 7:12 pm

sprig palace


Congratulations Michelle!

While at Type A Mom conference I met the guys from Sprig Toys. I was intrigued by their range of toys made with sprig wood.  In the words of the creators “An exciting line of battery-free, eco-friendly, paint-free, kid-powered toys sure to dazzle the most discriminating preschooler.” By using recycled plastic and wood they have created a whole new range of toys.  I love this concept since many companies claim to use safe materials but by already using recycled materials this company is reducing those dump piles. You got to love that.

While building my holiday list I noticed that I had no natural toys in the selection and my readers promptly asked me for them on my fanpage. So I remembered  Sprig Toys. Many natural companies feature wood but not many recycled material. I recalled the characters were interesting and was keen to see if they were capable of holding a pre-schooler’s interest. My kids are really big fan of building blocks and play acting, so things like doll houses manage to hold their attention. We took the Princess Penny’s Story Building Palace for a whirl. We loved it and it certainly will be a toy that the girls can share and play (except for the fight for Princess Penny).


  • Great use of fine motor skills for putting together the palace.
  • Pretend play with the castle and character
  • Non-electronic – a huge plus
  • All the wonderful eco-friendly characteristics (recycled, no dyes etc).
  • Expandable play. You can mingle any of the characters or kits.
  • Encourages shared play
  • A company that really cares about their products, environment and customers.
  • Has 95 pieces for prolonged play.


  • The flip doors need to be handled a little more carefully to not break.
  • There is only one main character (Princess Penny) and to encourage shared play would have been nicer to have more than one.

Would you love to win the Princess Penny’s Story Building Palace (valued at $29.95)?

Tell me what is your favorite natural/eco-friendly toy? This is the perfect kit to start the New Year.

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Disclosure: I received this product to review!


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    Veronica says:

    The Scuba Search looks fun, and I’m sure my nephew would love it. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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    Michelle C says:

    I’m giving Green Toys Cookware sets this year! What a great, green toy. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Michelle C says:

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    S. Franssen says:

    I love the cardboard doll house from Green Lullaby. It looks even better than any other not-so-green one!

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    I like the Baja Scout for my son. My daughters would love this toy! Thanks for the giveaway!
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    Mellissa C says:

    I like the Baja Scout.

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    Tracey Byram says:

    I like all of the Melissa and Doug play foods especially the petit fours and the pizza.

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    kari says:

    We have a set of Uncle Goose ABC blocks that we love.

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    Susan C says:

    Wooden blocks are my favorite non-toxic toy.
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    Angela W. says:

    Peapods Natural Toys and Baby Care have really cute Classic Embossed Natural Blocks that my girls just LOVE!

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    Linda says:

    I also like the Dino Adventure Rig Play Set.

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    Kelly Ann T. says:

    I like the Story Building Barnyard.

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    Marjorie Whitney says:

    My standard toy for little ones is a set of blocks. Don’t think you could get much more eco friendly than that!

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    Susan says:

    The grandkids never get tired of our set of wooden blocks.

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    I like ImagiPLAY’s Green Magic Set.

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    Erma says:

    I like the Bee and Butterfly’s farm.

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    Aniela says:

    I like Sprig’s Rally Racer.

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    Marcia says:

    Their Sprig Hollow set “Bee and Butterfly’s Farm” looks like something my almost 5 year old granddaughter would like – along with the Princess Penny Palace!

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    Jennifer H says:

    The Bee and Butterflys farm

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    Kerrie Mayans says:

    My favorite toy that is green is the tea set from Green Toys that is made from recycled plastic milk cartons.

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    Lisa says:

    My favorite natural/eco-friendly toy are plain wooden blocks. My son loves them!

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    christa marteny says:

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    tim hughes says:

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    Brandi says:

    I really like the Sprig Hollow set “Bee and Butterfly’s Farm”

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    Kelly says:

    Wow, those are super cute!
    My fav natural toy is Sophie the natural rubber giraffe! Best shower gift ever.

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    DanV says:

    My favorite eco-friendly toy is ABC blocks

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    Gianna says:

    Kaleidoscopic Blocks 12 pieces :)

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    Beth says:

    I think my favorite natural toy, so far, is either a wooden car that I’ve had since I was a little girl (purchased at a craft fair by my dad) or the Little Alouette teether that my daughter is planning to chew to bits when it arrives.

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    Kathlen says:

    The blocks are my fave!

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    Lily Kwan says:

    I love the Three Little Pigs toy from Sprig Toys!

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