Rainbow Wood Toys: The Best Non-Toxic Picks For Every Age

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Rainbows are magic. No wonder they are often related to sensory, creative, and comforting activities, from kids’ toys to organizational techniques (cuddles to @thehomeedit ladies). And rainbow wooden toys are such a winning combo for humanist learning philosophies like Waldorf and Montessori and parents interested in sensory, screen-free, open-ended, and free play. Maria Montessori believed that wood toys feel more real, are safer, and promote healthy contact with nature’s elements, which is a natural pacifier. Of course, as long as they are painted with non-toxic dyes. Also, quality wooden toys are more durable than plastic. Chances are that the beautiful German Grimm’s rainbow is likely to outlive your kid’s childhood and become sustainable hand downs.

And there is no shortage of gentle wooden toys inspired by the magic of rainbows. So, I rounded up the best non-toxic rainbow wood toys for babies, toddlers, and kids. You’ll find toys both in rainbow colors and shapes. Colorful stacking arches and blocks that promote coordination, focus, and dexterity; educational and learning, open-ended, imaginative play, creativity. Also, wood toys in the rainbow pallet to encourage mobility, climbing, balance, and walking.

All the toys in this post comply with current American and European safety standards. The wood rainbows are gentle, made of wood or hypoallergenic fabric, and use non-toxic dyes. That way, not only you’re baby will be exposed to visual nature’s stimulus, but will play with toys that are harmless to his health and nature!

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Rainbow Wood Toys For Babies Under 24 Months


German Wood Rainbow Stacking Toy 12 pieces, by Grimm’s

12 months + | Sustainable Wood, Water-Based Paint | Made in Germany
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Grimm’s stacking rainbow is likely the most famous wooden rainbow toy on Instagram! It’s a sturdy high-quality German toy and the pieces are large, so it’s appropriate for babies beyond 12 months. Also, how beautiful does it look on the shelf? This set is in the pastel color, but it’s available in traditional rainbow colors as well.

And Grimm’s products are not super easy to find in the USA because everything is made in Germany, following a philosophy that’s focused on quality and slow-manufacturing over mass production. The Natural Baby Company is a reliable website with a substantial inventory of the marvelous Grimm’s toys.


Small Wood Rainbow Arch Stacker 7 pieces, by Raduga Grëz

12 months + | Sustainably sourced solid lime wood, Non-Toxic Water-Based Paint | 5.5″ x 2.7″ x 1.5″
Small Wood Rainbow Arch Stacker, by Raduga Grez
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From the hands of third-generation artisans to the little one’s hands! This is a small rainbow arch, so it’s perfect for 1-year-olds or small toddlers.


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Dancing Rainbow Alligator Pull Toy, by Plan Toys

12 months + | Sustainable Rubber wood, Organic Pigments & Water-Based Dye
Dancing Rainbow Alligator Pull Toy, by Plan Toys
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My niece adores the few pull toys that she has and I can tell that it gives her a sense of confidence and control, you know? Imagine walking around having an adorable wild rainbow alligator following your commands? Pretty empowering indeed!


Foldable Triangle With Rocking Climb Board, by Wiwiurka

1 Year + | FSC certified Birch Plywood, Non-toxic acrylic paint and wood sealant
Foldable Triangle With Rocking Climb Board, by Wiwiurka
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The foldable triangle is another example of a toy that keeps on giving and can have different uses throughout the years!

It’s available in different sizes, colors, without the board, non-foldable arch, and so on.


Wood Cloud Walker & Rainbow Stacking Blocks, by Le Toy Van

12 months + | Sustainable Rubber Wood, Water-Based Paint
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Nothing more empowering than carrying your toys and assembling them! This safe walker + stacking blocks is the perfect combo to foster independent little ones! The wood walker helps with mobility even for first walkers and it’s safe, as long as they are under supervision, of course. The inspiring collection of 45 wood blocks in rainbow colors will help the younger ones with dexterity and coordination, and the older ones with organizational skills and focus.


Wooden Rainbow Blocks Box Set, by Lovevery

18 months + | Sustainably harvested FSC-certified wood, Water-Based Paint | 70 pieces
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Lovevery is all about no-screen creative toys and this magic box is another toy that keeps on giving. The 70 colorful wooden pieces can turn into over 20 different stage plays plus everything else that your child’s creativity leads.

Their blog is very helpful and you can sign up for their life-saving newsletter and receive cool ideas of plays and different ways to encourage your little one out of boredom.


Sweet Cocoon Rainbow Turtle Stacking Pull Toy Set, by Janod

18 months + | Wood, Water-Based Paint
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This rainbow turtle is genius! If you’ve ever been around a baby, you know how they love giving different uses for their toys and this one will have them entertained for different plays and for years!


Rainbow Tunnel Wooden Toy, by Tender Leaf Toys

18 months + | Sustainable Rubber wood, Water-Based Paint | 8.27″ x 1.18″ x 5.24″
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Wood Nest Bowls, by Grapat

18 months + | Sustainably sourced wood and vegetable based finishes, Water-Based Paint | Made in Spain
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Rainbow Cloud Pop Toy, by Le Toy Van

18 months + | Sustainable Rubber wood, Water-Based Paint | 7″ W x 1.18″ D x 5.7″ H
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This sweet smiling cloud will get the little one excited, and hopefully patient enough, to hit the hole and find the matching colors.


Wooden Rainbow Toys For Toddlers & Kids


Large Stacking Wood Rainbow Toy, by Bigjigs Toys

3 Years + | Responsably Sourced Solid Wood, Water-Based Paint | 12 pieces
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Just be careful not to steal the kid’s toy!


Wood Rainbow Balance Board, by Bunny Hopkins

3 Years + | Sustainably sourced wood from US Forests, Non-Toxic Water-Based Paints | Made in the USA
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This balance board is the ultimate fun rainbow toy and gift for kids (and excited aunties) up to 450 lbs. And it’s boredom proof because the kids can use it in so many ways besides a balance board! Like a small slider, a tent, a bridge, cover for the dolls, for a train set, a cave, and whatever their creativity decide!


Wooden Rainbow Fractions Tray, by Bigjigs

3 Years + | Birch and Plywood, Non-toxic dyes
Wooden Rainbow Fractions Tray, by Bigjigs
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I was around 30 years old when I really learned fractions and I wish I had learned it earlier! Looking at this amazing fractions tray makes me almost sob because knowing fractions is a very useful resource for adult life.

Definitely getting one for Maya.


Large Stacking Wood Rainbow Toy, by Grimm’s

3 Years + | Responsably Sourced Oiled Natural Wood, Water-Based Paint
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This is such an outstanding toy. The big rustic stacking wood blocks are a lion, at first. But they have the power to become whatever the little ones can think of!

And Grimm’s products are not super easy to find in the USA because everything is made in Germany, following a philosophy that’s focused on quality and slow-manufacturing over mass production. The Natural Baby Company is a reliable website with a substantial inventory of the marvelous Grimm’s toys.


36 Pieces Rainbow Wood Eggs, by Grapat

3 Years + | Sustainably sourced wood with vegetable based finishes , Painted by hand with non-toxic water-based dyes
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You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have high-quality non-toxic wood Montessori toys. These rustic wood eggs are amazing open-ended imaginative toys. The idea is that the little eggs will spark the little one’s abstract creativity and incentivize them to use their imagination.


Wooden Rainbow Cake, by Tender Leaf Toys

3 Years + | Rubberwood and Plywood, Non-toxic dyes
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Get ready for the happiest tea party in town.


Detailed Story Scene Wooden Rainbow Set, by Let Them Play

3 Years + | Sustainably-sourced New Zealand pine plywood, Hand-dyed using food-grade dyes | Handmade in Australia
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To incite the kids creative or encourage the creative ones this detailed rainbow playset is the perfect scenery for nature’s lovers. It’s amazing!


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Story Scene Wooden Rainbow Set, by Let Them Play

3 Years + | Sustainably-sourced New Zealand pine plywood, Hand-dyed using food-grade dyes | Handmade in Australia
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To incite the kids creative or encourage the creative ones this rainbow playset is an invitation to love nature


ABC Game Wood Rainbow Toy – Large 26 pieces, by Grimm’s

4 Years + | Letters made from lime wood, non-toxic water based color stain, frame made from birch or poplar ply wood, non-toxic plant based oil finish | Made in Europe
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There are many alphabet puzzles out there, but I believe the Grimm’s is the biggest, sturdiest, and most beautiful one.

And Grimm’s products are not super easy to find in the USA because everything is made in Germany, following a philosophy that’s focused on quality and slow-manufacturing over mass production. The Natural Baby Company is a reliable website with a substantial inventory of the marvelous Grimm’s toys.


Rainbow Girls Wood Figurines, by CLiQUES

5 Years + | Handcrafted from FSC-certified European Hornbeam wood , Handpainted with non-toxic, water-based paints
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The adorable three-part magnetic figurines are a treat. The set comes with 6 playful girls and they will have your little one enchanted. The boys’ set is also available to complete the fun!


Sustainable & Non-Toxic standards considered for this post

Each country or economic bloc has its own standards for sustainability, safety, and toxicity. And because they can go from strict to almost nonexistent we are considering brands that market their products as compliant with at least one of the standards below.

FSC-certified wood

From the fsc.org website : “The Forest Stewardship Council sets standards for responsible forest management. A voluntary program, FSC uses the power of the marketplace to protect forests for future generations.

FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits. “


TSCA Title IV

⚠️ Because there is not a large consensus whether the formaldehyde emissions under the TSCA Title IV is really safe and nontoxic, we are only featuring MDF/plywood as alternatives to real wood.

From the epa.gov website : “The Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act of 2010 established emission standards for formaldehyde from composite wood products and directed EPA to finalize a rule on implementing and enforcing a number of provisions covering composite wood products. After March 22, 2019, composite wood products must be labeled as TSCA Title VI compliant. These products include: hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard, and particleboard, as well as household and other finished goods containing these products. 

The final rule also established a third-party certification program for laboratory testing and oversight of formaldehyde emissions from manufactured and/or imported composite wood products.”


CE Marking

From the europa. eu website : “CE marking indicates that a product has been assessed by the manufacturer and deemed to meet EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements. It is required for products manufactured anywhere in the world that are then marketed in the EU.”


EN-71

EN-71 is the CE standard for toy safety. The EN-71 covers 12 toy-related safety issues, from mechanical properties to flammability. The disposition EN-71-3 covers the migration of toxic elements, and that’s why toys compliant with the CE marks and the EN-71 disposition are considered non-toxic. From the standard.eu : “This document specifies requirements and test methods for the migration of aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, boron, cadmium, Chromium (III), Chromium (VI), cobalt, copper, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, strontium, tin, organic tin and zinc from toy materials and from parts of toys. Packaging materials are not considered to be part of the toy unless they have intended play value.”

Sources: standard.eu, sgs.com, eur-lex.europa.eu[ /underline]


Nordic Swan Ecolabel

From the nordic-ecolabel.org website : “The Nordic Swan Ecolabel is the official ecolabel of the Nordic Countries. The Nordic Swan Ecolabel works to reduce the environmental impact from production and consumption of goods – and to make it easy for consumers and professional buyers to choose the environmentally best goods and services.

Sets strict environmental requirements in all relevant phases of a product’s life cycle;

Sets strict requirements for chemicals used in eco-labeled products;

Tightens requirements for goods and services continue to create sustainable development;

Certifies and verifies that all requirements are met before a product is approved.”


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