7 Made-in-America Toys

John Deere Ride Ons Plastic Pedal Tractor
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When you buy things that are born in the U.S.A. you support your neighbors and help homegrown brands continue their American history.
Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

California

Green Toys

For ten years this West Coast company has transformed recycled milk jugs into toys like this Farm Playset. Everything gets packaged in recyclable cardboard printed with soy ink. 2 years+, $50.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

California

Bears for Humanity

Employees in a welfare-to-work program sew and stuff these organic-cotton friends. For each bear you buy, one is donated to a child. Birth+, $25 Baby Sherpas and $45 Sherpa Bears.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Michigan

Uncle Goose Blocks

A 12-person, family-owned operation in Grand Rapids handcrafts these Classic Lowercase Blocks. Request a custom set for $2 a block if you just want to spell out your child’s name. 2 years+, $38.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Pennsylvania

Tinkertoy Sets

These were created in 1913, modeled after sticks and spools. A wooden “classic” version is made in China, but production of plastic sets began in the States five years ago. 3 years+, $50 for a 150-piece set.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Rhode Island

No-Spill Big Bubble Bucket

A parent who appreciated a no-spill cup applied the idea to a container of bubble solution. Twenty-five years later, Little Kids is still helping us save our soap. 3 years+, $15.

Knex.com
Knex.com

Maine

Lincoln Logs

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s son John invented these a hundred years ago, inspired by one of his dad’s designs and honoring the fact that Honest Abe was born in a cabin. Horseshoe Hill Station, 3 years+, $30.

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Tomy.com

Iowa

John Deere Ride-Ons

In 1837 John Deere crafted the first steel plow, which helped Midwestern farmers plant the prairie. Now the company that bears his name licenses kids’ toys like this Plastic Pedal Tractor. 3 years+, $110.

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