7 Homemade Toys from Natural Objects

The outdoors really is the best playground. Whether it be at the beach, in the forest, or even in your own backyard, nature provides an abundant supply of sensory materials to spark so much imaginative play!

 7 Homemade Toys Made from Natural Objects


Last week’s Discover & Explore forest themed linky was just full of so many amazing posts centered around nature. I was really so excited to see so many ideas for using nature to create homemade toys. I’m hoping you’ll find these ideas as inspiring as I did!


Creating Homemade Toys with Nature Objects


Wooden Blocks

Wooden Blocks Made from Our Old Tree from Learning Activities for Wee Ones



Nature Sensory Board~ Fun at Home with Kids

Nature Sensory Board from Fun at Home with Kids



Forest Small World~ My Nearest and Dearest

Forest Small World from My Nearest and Dearest



Nature Bracelet

Nature Bracelets from Play Dr. Mom



leaf people

The League of Leaf People from Play Dr. Mom



not a stick

Not a Stick from Child’s Play Music



Pinecone Fairies~ Red Ted Art

Pinecone Fairies from Red Ted Art


Congratulations to all the featured blogs! Be sure to stop by and visit them to see what other fabulous ideas they have been sharing. These featured posts have been pinned to the Discover & Explore Pinterest board. (You can follow the Discover & Explore Pinterest board to see all the other featured posts from my co-hosts!) 


More Forest Posts from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts

Tips for Hiking with Kids (KC Edventures)

Finding Symmetry in Nature (Buggy and Buddy)

Fall Tree Snack (Fantastic Fun and Learning)

Arranging a Forest (Teach Preschool)

Invitation to Play: Create a Forest (Twodaloo)


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  1. I loooooove this post! I love the Waldorf philosophy so all these nature activities and crafts get me excited! 🙂

  2. Such great ideas! I have got some good blog surfing to do! Thank you for featuring my blocks 🙂

  3. What a great round up, I particularly like the slices of wood used to build. My dad has many branches of wood etc. as he turns wood, think I’ll be asking him to make some for us.

    Nipping over from the Outdoor Play Party.

  4. I love these ideas – I want to make those wooden blocks and the pinecone fairies are adorable!

  5. Really lovely collection of outdoor toys, I’m off to pin, thanks for stopping by the Outdoor Play Party

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