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We haven't had our stacking rainbow very long. It was one thing I'd looked at for the longest time then looked at the price and kept telling myself that we didn't really need one.
My eldest child is ten years old and it took me nearly as long to purchase a (affiliate link) Grimm's Wooden Stacking Rainbow for our house. Before last Christmas I had a it's-now-or-never moment, my youngest was four and soon enough their wish to fill the lounge room floor with their play will have gone. So I got one, for not too bad a price from Amazon, and have not regretted it at all.
Our rainbow stacker is often used in small world play. You can see it being used here as part of an invitation to play I had set up in our kitchen last summer. Sometimes it's just used in the background.
While other times, it's right in the middle of things.
|Photo credit - One Perfect Day|
Many times we have used our stacking rainbow to build with whether it be to turn someone into a human caterpillar...
Or more predictable stacking sculptures...
A couple of times we've used our rainbow to help us sort things practicing our early maths skills. Here they sorted by colour. Another time, our Schleich animals were sorted by continent by my oldest two after looking at a picture atlas we have at home. Obviously sorting and ordering it by size and shape is one of it's innate benefits.
But definitely our stacking rainbow sees most use as a house. This was today's version :)
If you prefer homemade toys and frequent readers of this blog will know how partial I am to making things, so if you're handy with a scroll saw, you could always try to make your own like this beauty from Happy Whimsical Hearts. What a lovely gift this would have made!
|Photo credit - Happy Whimsical Hearts|
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