Go Green with Little Tikes' newest playhouse!

Friday, April 22, 2016
Ok. Norah has something super awesome for you on this beautiful Friday! This is the Little Tikes Go Green Playhouse. And it's not any ordinary playhouse. When they said they were sending this to me, I had NO idea what to expect and how a little playhouse could be environmentally educational, but, wow. It's pretty awesome.

You can plant flowers. There's a reservoir that collects rain water to water those flowers. And you can grow grass on the roof. Throw some soil and grass seed up there and you'll have a green roof in no time. The sink is a real working sink. You just fill up the removable basin and the sink pump shoots the water out. I can't even BEGIN to tell you how much Norah (my biggest water loving nut) was obsessed with this feature. She would play in the water all day if I let her.

There's a solar powered light, recycling bins, skylight and 6 holes to put water bottles in for more light (reflecting off the sun). It rounds out with a working door bell and a mailbox, too!

Construction took a while (daddy put it together) but then we left it inside the house for a few weeks while I waited for spring to show up with green grass for these photos. Unfortunately, it didn't fit through our door to take outside, so this mama had to take it halfway apart to get it outside.

For some reason, Norah wasn't intrested in getting dirty and actually planting the flowers, so mama did that work. She was happy to water them though (the playhouse comes with a few little accessories--a watering can, rake, shovel and phone). I'm sure kids would have tons of fun planting "their own" garden.

It's an awesome playhouse for the 1.5-4 year range, I would say, so if you think your kiddos would love this, all you have to do is enter for a random chance to win! There are entry requirements, so please scroll through all the photos and see what they are at the END of this post!

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All photos are courtesy of me. I'm Snapberry Photographs for those who don't already know.

Entry requirement number one: Please click that link and give my page a like.

Entry requirement number two: Comment on THIS blog post with one way you teach your kiddos to be environmentally friendly! Please post your name along with it if your comment shows up as "anonymous" otherwise I won't know who you are!

Finally, entry requirement number three: you MUST share this post on your facebook (I don't care if it's personal or on a page you run, but you must share!).

Rafflecopter will draw a random winner on April 30th. This fabulous playhouse is a $269.00 value, so I'd enter if I were you, It's a pretty awesome prize and entering will take you 5 minutes :)

Good luck!


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59 comments:

Lindsay Strot said...

We recycle EVERYTHING. Penny loves to be the one to take that out. She also told me that she will help me plant a garden and show me how its done. She would love a little garden of her own!

Amy said...

Lately we've had a lot of discussions about littering and how you never ever throw trash on the ground! Litterbugs are bad!

Kelly said...

Teddy would love to have his own garden for our new acreage! :) We will have lots of opportunities to teach Teddy how to reuse/recycle on the "farm".

Anonymous said...

We teach our kids about planting what we eat (although, we aren't the best at it!) And to take care of the creation that God has given us and keeping the earth clean. Would love to continue in teaching this as I homeschool and could use this little house for homeschooling activities!! Krista Davey

Lucky Star Designs said...

Love the pics, the house, and that precious girl! So fun.

Wendy Overweg said...

Wendy Overweg! My daughter is 2 and really into doing things herself, so we have been learning what goes in the trash and what can be recycled! It's so cute watching her become h we own person through the things we teach!

Miranda Dell'Accio said...

Miranda Dell'Accio - We have a hands on toddler that loves to help out when throwing things away. Teaching her what is trash and what to recycle is a regular conversation. We have also started composting in the last year and will soon teach her about that too.

minimustardseed.wordpress.com said...

We teach our kids to be environmentally friendly by using cloth diapers, turning off lights and water, and recycling!

-Ashley S

OJ said...

I teach my son that things can be recycled or repaired rather than throwing them away. It doubles as a fun craft activity sometimes.

JNelBini said...

We show Jack how to recycle and use cloth bags when shopping. We also let him help us clean with environmentally friendly items from Norwex. He's at the age where helping and learning makes him happy :)

Anonymous said...

This playhouse is so cute and Norah is getting so big!
We actually just finished a unit study over Earth Day in our homeschool. We recycle every day and my kids are constantly picking up litter they see in our neighborhood.
Kari Schwartz

kristen said...

We talk about recycling and not throwing trash on the ground!

kristen said...

We talk about recycling and not throwing trash on the ground!

Katie said...

We work on recycling a lot in our house. My 5yo is the chief recycler and is always reminding daddy that boxes go in a separate trash can.

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Jaime Kelley said...

Love your work and this is precious playhouse! My girls are turning 1 and 5 in just a few weeks and I've been wanting to get them a playhouse for their birthdays. This one is PERFECT!

Jaime Kelley

Jaime Kelley said...

Anytime we see a piece of trash on the ground while out shopping, we stop and pick it up and throw it away. We also recycle at home. It's so important to teach kids about saving the planet at a young age!

whithoosier said...

Love this post Jenna! And Miss Norah is quite the homemaker! Crossing fingers we win! So for the official entry...one way we keep things green around the casa is to recycle. And tiny lives garbage day on Mondays when he gets to tell the garbage man thank you for picking up our trash!

Laura Gerson said...

We recycle at home and Zed helps us throw away trash.

Lydia Skadberg said...

We just moved and are on the search for a play structure. This looks great! Our little guys are helping to figure out our best system for recycling in our new home.

Courtney F. said...

My one year old loves taking her empty snack/yogurt containers to the recycling bin after she's 'all done!' with mealtime. It's a fun little part of her routine and we hope is planting the seed to be a good recycler as she gets older.

Rachel Grzela said...

My boys are in cub scouts and have always been taught "leave no trace". Which means cleaning up after themselves, not to litter, don't climb trees or hurt the plants.

Gabriela Anderson said...


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I want to teach my son how to recycle when he gets old enogh he's only 17 months so far I try to use all organic products that are good for the environment and not bad.

Kelly said...

We talk a lot about recycling, and making sure we don't create extra waste. (Kelly Whelan)

maria mendoza said...

Looks pretty awesome. Pretty amazing what you can do with recycled items! I love the garden area. I just posted on fb to let me friends and family know about this.

Vanessa Cepeda said...

We recycle at home and when we are out and about..we sing the clean up song to get her going :)

Michelle Brunton said...

We grow fruits and veggies in our garden and the girls love planting, watering and especially picking :) The girls also know what kinds of things can be recycled and like to take things out and put them in the special recycling bin themselves.

Taylor Leppert said...

We try to emphasize not taking more than we need, especially with meats. I would sure love for Ollie to hae his own little sink!! <3 Gorgeous photos!

Anna Rotenberry said...

We water our plants together and watch as the recycling truck comes by to pick up our recycled items each week!

Abigail Harmon said...

We water plants, and sort the recycle!

Anonymous said...

We have reusable water bottles we take everywhere, and I have taught my girls to become recycling nuts like me!-Charise Leavitt

Ivy Huntington said...

We recycle and have started composting :) My kids love taking the leftover fruit and veggie scraps outside!

Bethany Joy said...

We water our plants together and check on our garden & we have lots of recycled toys!

Jenny said...

Adorable! We talk a lot about not wasting water, recycling, and how plants clean the air.

Rebecca Burris said...

We talk about energy and water conservation, and recycling (and the importance of buying mostly fresh, unpackaged foods.)--Rebecca Burris

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Mallory said...

My daughter loves to put items in the recycling bin; often we use items for play before we recycle them! :) Mallory Williams

McKenzie Ryan said...

Last year we planted a garden & learned a lot haha. This year we have big garden plans! I can't wait to be outside growing & planting as a family! I also love having plants in our home! Also making sure the lights are always off when we aren't in a room, use the recycling bin whenever we can etc. Whar an amazing giveaway ❤️

Lisa said...

Definately the reusable bottles/cups/plates. No waste.

Lauren Teague said...

We have a vegetable garden that our little guy loves checking on and we make our own compost!

Teresa said...

I had collected a lot of old magazines. Instead of taking them to the trash or dump. I took them to a paper recycling center nearby.

Olivia Adams said...

Oh my! My kiddies would be in heaven!

Anonymous said...

We pick up 10 peices of trash every tuesday and make a bug effort to recycle everything we can from home. Of course upcycling is always fun, lots of furniture to redue!! Our little boy would love!!! -Heather Moseley

Christina Coursey said...

We (like Peppa Pig) recycle recycle recycle! They get a hoot out of figuring which pale it goes in. The would be an awesome gift for my 3 year old and 20 month old and and even better one for me to get a few seconds to myself!

Unknown said...

This looks amazing! We recycle and our 2.5 year old gets to help sort whether something is trash or recyclable.

Nykole said...

We recycle everything we are allowed to. We are also about to plant out first vegetable garden. My youngest loves to help out any way he can.

Hanna said...

My husband started a worm compost bin last fall. He and Eleanor would "go visit the worms" throughout the winter. Now that it's spring, he used the nutrient-rich dirt created by the worms in the little garden plot he planted with her. He even showed her how to help some of the worms make homes in their garden.

Crissy Castle said...

This is super cute! We have a compost which the girls both love adding to. They love looking for worms. We also had a garden for many years in our back yard and plan to start one up again. This house would make the perfect addition.

Laura said...

Reuse. Reduce. Recycle. Clean up after ourselves.

Becca Wilson said...

We recently planted some flowers and vegetable plants. My son loves to go check on them and water them everyday. We've also been teaching him the difference between trash and items that can be recycled. It's still a hard concept for him but he's catching on ��

Sarah Helfinstine said...

Super cute! We recycle & talk about not wasting water & not littering.

Jeanine Phels said...

we recycle together weekly. =D

Cathy Alvarez said...

We are big time recyclers around here... constant dialogue :) This is adorable!!! The kids would lose their minds over it!
Love the images <3

Reena Sandoval said...

We have a planter box that we grow tomatoes and herbs. Ryder helps us water it and also helps with putting trash in the rubbish bin.

Kristin Weeks said...

Recycling and water conservation are big things for me ans y family.

Logan said...

We recycle, and plant lots of veggies every year!

Caiti Shaw said...

My daughter is an eco baby! She enjoys putting items in the recycling bin and even corrects me when I try to throw something in the trash. She also loves gardening so much that she gets sad when I pick weeds.

Rachel Barnes said...

We recycle! My kids would love the real garden on this house!! -Rachel Barnes

Kelsey said...

Turning off the lights when we aren't in the room along with fans and by planting our own garden!!
Kelsey Brandsted

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