Sprig Toys' Adventure Series: Smell My Truck, Mama!

03/17/2009 at 11:45 AM ET

I learned that, in a house full of boys, you should never smell anything they offer up with their sticky little hands, but this may be an exception to the rule. Sprig Adventure Series toys ($29-69) are made from “Sprigwood,” a blend of recycled plastic and wood and they smell like sawdust! This eco-friendly toy company has developed a line of rough-and-tumble toys with no batteries.  They run on kid power alone. (Love that!) 

As my son Finn pushes the cars along, the larger “Discover Rig” sings songs and tells stories, though the traction tires tend to make the voice hard to hear. It comes with a removable push handle, too. The smaller “Baja Scout” and “Rally Racer” vehicles have lights on the included drivers’ helmets that light the way for all kinds of adventures.

All of the toys are designed to keep kids and the planet healthy and happy. They are all paint free, come in eco-friendly packaging and they’re made in Canada. They even won a coveted “Platinum Best Toy Award” from the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio.


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Rachel on

I love love love these for obvious reasons, but they are for kids 3 and over per PBK website. Any recommendations for birthday gift for boy turning one?? Thank you!

elisabeth on

LOVE these! I have all 3 for my daughter who is 3 1/2. She started playing with them over a year ago. They are a Colorado company (where we live) and we have been buying them for boys birthday gifts. My daughter decided she wanted one herself! We have a great time with these- and they smell amazing! Get them for your kids- can not say enough good things about these!

REALLY Made IN Canada on

Kudos to any toy maker who makes genuine safe Canadian toys. It’s very difficult to find local Canadian toymakers.

But this product, just as others emerging on the “Made in Canada” scene should be carefully qualified. Many makers are still calling items “Made in Canada” when they contain imported parts.

Does anyone know how this product has been certified “Made in Canada” and by whom?

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