Cool Tools: Green Toys’ Indoor Gardening Kit
all made their way into our home as gifts and then won us over across
generational lines. They’re constructed of recycled milk cartons
(high-density polyethylene), have a clean, attractive,
colorful-but-not-garish aesthetic and are just shy of bulletproof.
The gardening kit’s a pleasure because it requires parental involvement (for the recently post-toddler set, at least), and patience from grownups and kids, alike: Plant a seed and watch it grow is a long-term activity, after all. The kit comes with three seed options – basil, sunflower and zinnias — if you don’t already have a supply on hand. Your child gets to choose what she wants to plant and take some ownership in the process.