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Grimm's Wooden Toys

Grimm's Spiel und Holz Design are are a family-owned and sustainably managed wooden toy manufacturer based at the foot of the Swabian Alb in Hochdorf, Germany. With a high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail, Grimm's have been manufacturing natural, high-quality, safe wooden toys for almost half a century.

Grimm's toys are made to last. Robust, durable, and uniquely open-ended in their design, these are true heirloom toys that can be passed down generations. They are enjoyed in homes and classrooms all around the world and are also used by speech and occupational therapists to improve and extend general didactics, fine motor skills and mathematical reasoning.

Image: Simon and Grimm's Managing Director, Marco in 2022

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Natural wooden toys

Made from sustainably-sourced alder, lime, beech and maple wood, Grimm's products carry unique traces of nature that are pleasing to the senses.

With a few exceptions, everything is sanded and sawn by hand - ensuring an organic and natural-looking design. A notable feature of Grimm's wooden toys is their rough yet velvety texture, which is the result of using colour glazes that penetrate the wood fibres and leave a lively surface. This contributes to greater play value, especially with building elements, since the individual wooden pieces do not slip off so easily. Natural colour stains and plant oils preserve the living surface of the wood in structure and feel.

Grimm's colours are non-toxic, water-based stains that are absolutely harmless and tested in-depth for colour fastness in contact with saliva. All colours and oils are certified according to the European and US toy safety standards (EN 71 and CPSIA/ASTM 963). Individual pieces are dipped by hand into the stain while rainbow friends and decorative figures are hand-painted and decorated in the most loving detail.

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Open-ended play

Grimm's product development is guided by Waldorf education and other alternative pedagogical approaches, such as Montessori. The minimalist design of the toys leaves much room for the development of the child’s creativity. In this way, new fantastic play worlds emerge, keeping pace with the child's development.

Small and big builders will find everything they need to create new worlds and games ... so the same components may become a farm and later a hospital. On another occasion, a doll’s house or part of a fantasy land might be created. Children are always finding new ways to play with Grimm's wooden toys, making them permanent companions throughout childhood and beyond.

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Grimm's Celebration Rings from Oskar's Wooden Ark in Australia

Celebrate with Grimm's

Create beautiful family traditions with a Grimm's Celebration Ring - designed to add a special atmosphere to any occasion and to help you and your loved ones mark important milestones in a meaningful and memorable way.

Add candles, decorative figures, and other accessories to create a themed table centrepiece for birthday parties and other celebrations or incorporate your Celebration Ring in your family's daily rhythms and rituals - as part of a seasonal display, on a nature table or as a decoration on a window sill.

Looking for Grimm's Celebration Ring ideas and inspiration? Follow the link below.


READ: How to Style your Grimm's Celebration Ring for Every Occasion
How to Play with a Grimm's Rainbow? The Ultimate Grimm's Rainbow Play Guide from Oskar's Wooden Ark in Australia

How to Play with a Grimm's Rainbow?

The Grimm's Large Rainbow is one of the most popular and versatile wooden toys around. But what exactly is a Grimm's Rainbow? Is it really worth the money? What age group is the Grimm's Rainbow suitable for? How do I play with it? Find answers to these questions along with 25+ Rainbow Play Ideas in our Ultimate Guide to the iconic Grimm's Rainbow. 

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READ: The Ultimate Rainbow Play Guide
Your Guide to Choosing a Grimm's Building Set from Oskar's Wooden Ark in Australia

Which Grimm's Building Set should I Choose?

With so many beautiful and unique sets to choose from, are you wondering which Grimm's Building Set is best for your family?

Is it the Grimm's Giant Building Blocks Set or the Grimm's Geo Blocks Set? What are the differences between the Grimm's Basic Building Set and the Standard Building Set? Would you get more use out of the Grimm's 1001 Nights Building Set or the Grimm's Romanesque Building Set? Should you try and get your hands on the ever popular Grimm's Large Stepped Pyramid? And how is the Grimm's Large Stepped Counting Blocks Set different to the Pyramid?

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READ: Which Grimm's Building Set should I Choose?
How to build a ball run using Grimm's Wooden Toys from Oskar's Wooden Ark in Australia

How to Build a Grimm's Ball Run?

Have you tried building your own ball runs and labyrinths using Grimm's rainbow arches, building blocks and boards? Enjoy exploring endless combinations, ranging in size and complexity - a fun activity for the whole family!

Looking for inspiration? Follow the link below for step-by-step instructions on how to create 5 simple Grimm's ball runs using just a few Grimm's toys.


READ: 5 Simple Grimm's Ball Run Tutorials