Grimms Rainbow

Grimms Rainbow
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5 Cool Ways to Play with your Grimm’s Rainbow

Even beyond the borders of Baba Me land it’s no secret that Grimm’s Wooden Toys are the ticket to imaginative and open ended play! The reason for that is mainly their beautiful simplicity. While the vibrant stained wooden arches appeal to children of nearly all ages, they don’t limit them to a specific type of play. One day the Grimms large rainbow becomes a dolls house, another day it is used to built a bridge above train tracks or doubles as a fun colour sorting game.

When I first saw the Grimms large rainbow I instantaneously had two thoughts: “Wow! It’s beautiful!” and “I wonder, what you can do with it.” My second thought was probably due to my own lack of imagination and my upbringing, which was dominated by plastic toys (oh how I wish I had had more wooden toys!). However, those doubts didn’t stop me from ordering the large rainbow for my daughter’s second Birthday last November. However, since November we have not only significantly extended our Grimm’s wooden toys collection by the semi-circles, the six balls, rainbow friends and more, but the kids and I have also discovered a million and one different ways of playing with our Grimms large rainbow – ok, maybe not a million and one exactly, but it certainly feels that way!



Building and Stacking

Something we enjoyed as soon as we unwrapped our rainbow, was building really high towers. My daughter (2) loves how tall it is and I love how stable it is. Unlike towers with regular building blocks or stacking toys, this one doesn’t fall over as easily and can actually be played with e.g. Holztiger Animals can go to sleep in it for example. My son (3) also really likes to build castles: He puts two or three Grimms large rainbow pieces next to each other as a base and stacks the smaller pieces on top. The “ground floor” is for vehicles, such as fire engines or carriages, while the top levels are for princesses, knights and other people.

Once our semi circles arrived, our towers got a whole lot cooler! They are not towers anymore but actual skyscrapers with different levels – the perfect urban home for our rainbow people!



Small world play

Using the rainbow in small world play is one of our favourite ways to play with it. My kids love to build all sorts of different houses and places with the arches. Our cute little dolls house is done very quickly by using the different pieces as curved walls. That way you can create different sized rooms in the colours of the rainbow – put some doll furniture inside and you are done!

Recently, my son became obsessed with building playgrounds for our rainbow people, other small figures and dolls. Turn the large rainbow pieces upside down and you have a sea saw, the right way around they can be used as a slide or monkey bars and a few of the small pieces quickly become a cave for hide & seek. We also had a zoo, a hospital and a firestation – there are truly no limits!

In combination with our semi circles we also love to built a little village of rainbow houses. These are two or three story houses, which are used as homes for our Holztiger animals or our cars, which go to work in our garage, but live in a rainbow house – obviously. Here is where the long bits from our Tegu Set come in handy as doors!



Balancing games

This one is more for me than for my kids, but sure even better if the entire family gets pleasure out of one toy. I love sitting down in the evenings, trying to replicate all those cool balancing built ups that pop up in the Baba Me Facebook Group every now and again. Honestly, I mostly fail, as unfortunately, my German roots didn’t bless me with a massive amount of patience – it’s still fun trying though!

In the last week or two I have also started to introduce Noah and Maya to a little balancing game. First, I split all the pieces of the Grimms large rainbow and divide them evenly between the two. Sometimes we decide that the biggest red arch is on the bottom, sometimes it’s one of the smaller ones. They then take turns in stacking and balancing the pieces on top of each other. I showed them some example pictures to get their imagination going and it’s amazing what they actually manage to create – we always do a little celebration dance, when all the pieces are stacked up and nothing falls over. Of course the rainbow is made from non-toxic water based paints so is perfectly safe.



Colour Sorting and Counting

My children are two and three years old and kind of know the different colours, but at the same time get confused by them sometimes. I try and play a simple game of colour sorting as often as I can and whenever they cooperate I separate the rainbow and lay the pieces on their edge, so it looks like a colour bay. Then I grab whatever is handy – usually rainbow friends, balls and a box of small random toys and ask my kids to sort the items in the bay with the same colour. They are almost always up for that challenge and get really excited, when everything is matched up.

This game can easily be extended to a counting game as well. I usually ask my son to count the pieces in the different coloured bays once they are all matched up, but for an even bigger challenge they could also be counted, when placing them there. My daughter is just after starting to develop an interest and understanding of quantity, so I let her count the pieces of the actual rainbow.


Pieces of Art and Storylines

The different sized arches of the large rainbow are of course not only perfect for building towers, castles and houses but also for arts crafts. They are also ideal to create fields of flowers, waves in an ocean, statues, ornaments and many many more works of arts crafts! My children have recently started to create scenes from some of their books with the rainbow – they basically take their preferred picture in one of their books and built that picture with the rainbow and other bits and pieces. The funny thing is, that the building elements are always changing, except the rainbow, which seems to be constant and is always the first to come out.

I don’t have any story sacks yet, but I imagine the rainbow as a great backdrop for many of them!

I can’t see the end of the large rainbow(play)

If there truly is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, I doubt that we will ever get to it with the Grimm’s large rainbow! There are just too many possibilities and ways to use those beautifully curved pieces of stained wood. All my original doubts about the rainbow are long gone and have been replaced by total excitement, especially when I see my kids being able to follow wherever their imagination takes them, without boundaries or limitations!

Grimm's Rainbow Ideas: Building and Stacking

Something we enjoyed as soon as we unwrapped our rainbow, was building really high towers. My daughter loved how tall they are and I loved how stable they are. Unlike towers with regular building blocks or stacking toys, this one doesn’t fall over as easily and can actually be played with e.g. Djeco figures or Holztiger animals can use it as their home for example.

My son really enjoys to build castles: He puts two or three big rainbow pieces next to each other as a base and stacks the smaller pieces on top. The “ground floor” is for vehicles, such as fire engines or carriages, while the top levels are for princesses, knights and other people.

Once our semi-circles arrived, our towers got a whole lot cooler! They are not towers anymore but actual skyscrapers with different levels – the perfect urban home for our rainbow people!

Grimm's Rainbow Ideas: Small world play

Using the rainbow in small world play is one of our favourite ways to play with it. My kids love to build all sorts of different houses and places with the arches. Our cute little dolls house is done very quickly by using the different pieces as curved walls. That way you can create different sized rooms in the colours of the rainbow – put some dollhouse furniture or other bits and pieces inside and you are done!

Recently, my son became obsessed with building playgrounds for our rainbow friends, other small figures and dolls. Turn the rainbow pieces upside down and you have a see-saw, the right way around they can be used as a slide or monkey bars and a few of the small pieces quickly become a cave for hide & seek. We also had a zoo, a hospital and a fire station – there are truly no limits!

In combination with our semi-circles, we also love to build a little village of rainbow houses. These are two or three story houses, which are used as homes for our Holztiger animals or our cars, which go to work in the toy garage, but live in a rainbow house – obviously :) Here is where the long bits from our Tegu sets come in handy as doors! You could of course also use the new Grimm's Toys Building Boards as doors, slides or even ladders! There really is no limit to your child's imaginative play!

What is your kid’s favourite way to play with their Grimm’s Rainbow, the perfect wooden toy?

The Grimm’s small rainbow is an ideal introduction toy to natural toys. It makes a great starter wooden stacking toy for younger children. This very versatile toy can be used from one year olds upwards. The Grimm’s small rainbow is made from lime wood and non-toxic water based paint. Small children learn so much from Grimm’s toys, from their creative puzzles to the grimms wooden stacking toys, these natural toys will give your baby toddler a different playing experience. We would recommend, instead of soft toys, considering waldorf dolls next if you want to continue with more natural toys.

Want to get to know the beautiful Grimm's Pastel Range? Check out the video below!