I’ve always loved the look of wooden toys. Not only do they look adorable, but wooden toys are also built to last! Since we have 5 kids (with another on the way) it’s always been important to me to find toys that can be passed down to younger siblings. Today I wanted to share with you a list of the best wooden toys for preschoolers. If you’re shopping for a great wooden toy gift, you’re sure to find some wonderful ideas on this list!
The Best Wooden Toys for Preschoolers
If you're looking for a list of the best wooden toys for preschoolers, you've come to the right place! We have gift ideas that any preschooler on your shopping list will love!
A Wobbel board is a MUST-HAVE for preschoolers! It's such a great way to help them get their fidgets and wiggles out!
The Wobbel Starter board is their smallest board (so great for smaller spaces!) but can still support up to 220 pounds!
The Wobbel Starter board is lighter, so it's easier for little ones to lift, turn and cart around. It's gentle curve helps it to be perfectly balanced. A slimmer waist and accented corners gives it maximum stability when flipped over.
Since it's made of wood, it's virtually indestructible and easy to clean. The recycled felt (which will help protect your hard floors) is made primarily from recycled bottles.
The Starter Wobbel board is a must-have when looking for wooden toys for preschoolers. It's one of those playroom staples that will get used every single day!
All boys need a great set of wooden cars and this set from Grimm's is the best you can find. Hands Down!
This set comes with 5 total vehicles: a sports car, pick-up, van, bus and limousine. These slim classic wooden cars travel comfortably over narrow bridges and are perfectly sized for easy grasping by small children's hands.
Made of lime wood with non-toxic water-based color stain.
My kids just love playing pretend store! A quality cash-register toy is a must at our home and I love the quality of this wooden one from Oh Goodie Goodies!
Spark their imaginations during pretend play with this bestselling, well-priced cash register, which comes with credit cards, an attached card reader, and wooden cash. They’ll love playing grocery store, bakery and more, pushing in number keys, opening the cash drawer and tearing off paper receipts.
Sized just right for small hands, this all-wood set is highly durable and requires absolutely no batteries (no blinking lights, no noise!). And ringing up purchases and making change will help build on fundamental math skills too.
This wood activity center is packed full of exciting features. It includes 4 quadrants in the shape of a tree with a variety of activities for kiddos. They will love the 6 tracks with animal-themed gliders and 6 bead runs with colorful wood beads.
As seen on ABC's The View - best of the Toy Fair feature, it's also been chosen as one of the best toys of the year by Parents Magazine!
Geared for ages 12 months+
Measures 18L x 18W x 22.5H in
All wood toys have non-toxic water based finishes.
Surface wash only
This product meets or exceeds EN71 and CPSIA safety regulations
This is such an adorable block set! My boys are going to LOVE it! There's also a princess set available that little girls would love too!
Boost your toddler’s fine motor skills and spatial reasoning, and teach them to sort and match with this 50-piece, medieval castle building blocks set.
Includes a fun assortment of characters, including knights, a horseman and a dragon, and castle shapes such as bridges and turrets, all made of solid wood and beautifully detailed (on both sides) with child-safe, water-based paint. Comes with a handy storage drum that makes packing away a breeze.
Kids love to play pretend and do the things parents do. So this Christmas, head to the market with your child with the help of this Apples and Pears Market Crate from Le Toy Van.
It's time to pick up your fresh market apples and pears! These high-quality fruits are hand made from sustainable rubberwood and even feature felt leaves that are finished with beautifully hand-stitched detailing.
This adorable set is compatible with all Honeybake market play collection pieces and offers a fun way for little ones to shop local from the comfort of home!
The gift of a classic wooden train set and accessories will NEVER go out of style and that's why this awesome set from Oh Goodie Goodies is a great choice!
This is the perfect starter train set for any child who loves to build, construct, and play. Made from solid, quality wood, the set’s tracks are single-piece construction, which means there are no loose pegs or choking hazards, and it's compatible with other major wooden train set brands.
34 track pieces
It's a wonderful investment in screen-free pretend play that will be enjoyed for years to come.
Wow, I am SO impressed with these blocks! If you thought all block sets were basically the same, think again!
There are so many different things for kids to do with this one block set. There's a shape shorter, magnetic wheels and dowels with a toggle string that let you convert the box into something that can be pulled, threading blocks, people blocks for imaginative play, and tons of blocks for building!
Every single one of my 6 kids (ranging in age from 17 months to 11 years old!) has been playing with this toy since we received it. It's such a great block set. I highly recommend it!
The most adorable doctor's medical bag set for kids! The bag itself is made of durable fabric, while the handles of the bag and the tools included in the set are wooden. The set includes a toy stethoscope, thermometer, syringe, blood pressure gauge, ear scope, reflex hammer, scissors and two medicine bottles. The paints used are non-toxic and the gender-neutral colors make it attractive to both boys and girls.
Melissa and Doug has done it again! When I'm looking for a quality wooden toy, they are often my first stop! So many cute wooden toys, like this Slice & Stack Sandwich Counter that's brand new!
Create piled-high sandwiches, made to order with this wooden sandwich counter play set with all the fixings! The sturdy wooden deli counter includes a play meat and cheese slicer for the wooden play food, and felt sandwich roll and toppings to create sandwiches ordered from the menu.
There is a wooden dressing bottle, play snacks, and a cup with drink insert to round out meals that customers can pay for with the included play money!
An illustrated guide helps with sandwich prep and shows kids how to use the slicer. All 52 pieces store in the sandwich counter for easy cleanup. It's a deliciously fun way to encourage counting, sorting, and fine motor skills, as well as imaginative play and storytelling.
All of my boys have loved pretending with tools around our house. They are so happy to be able to get them out when Daddy is using his tools.
Use the play hammer, wrench, and screwdriver to piece together wooden panels with nails, screws, nuts, bolts in these bold primary colors of the rainbow (red, yellow, green, blue) or attach them to the sides of the jumbo wooden toolbox.
Classic styling and durability make this a great gift and the perfect addition to nurseries, playrooms, and more.
Animal-loving preschoolers will be so excited to find the Melissa and Doug Animal Care Veterinarian and Groomer Wooden Activity Center under the tree this year! Since this set features a veterinary clinic on one side and a groomer station on the other, it's perfect for multiple children to role play with together!
Plush pets can be examined, treated, and pampered for endless hours of imaginative fun. The sturdy wooden play center features an "x-ray" lens with two removable x-rays, pet scale, blood pressure monitor, sink, treat chute, pump bottle dispenser, and lots of storage. There are hooks and holders for lots of accessories. Detailed assembly instructions are included (assembles with just a Phillips-head screwdriver, not included).
This veterinary toy helps children develop multiple skills including the power of empathy, by creating a role-playing experience that's realistic. They will love caring for their beloved stuffed animal friends.
BRIO's My First Farm is a farm set for toddlers that playfully introduces them into the BRIO wooden railway system. This frustration-free playset will give small children hours of fun and help teach them about farmyard animals.
The five wooden animals fit into the animal wagon ready to be transported by train to the farm. Each animal also comes with three distinct sounds, which are activated automatically when placed in the farm meadow.
Learning about animals has never been so much fun for little ones!
Your child can take stacking to a whole new level with the Melissa & Doug Jumbo Wooden Stacker! You can add a playful decorative touch to a child's special space with this beautifully crafted oversized nine-piece stacker.
The seven smooth, wooden rings in the colors of the rainbow (orange, yellow, light green, dark green, light blue, dark blue, and purple) stack in any order on a solid wood base. Top with the red ball to complete the nearly 16-inch tower!
It's built to last and is a great way for little ones to practice their hand-eye coordination and color recognition. My toddler has LOVED this stacker toy!
Celebrate the reason for the season with this child-friendly Wooden Nativity Set! Made from natural blocks of wood, this 14-piece nativity play set is a family keepsake, ready to be brought out year after year for the telling of the story of Jesus’ birth.
Durable and fun, this nativity play set includes Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, the Three Wise Men, 2 shepherds, an easy-to-assemble stable and manger, camel, sheep, donkey, cow and palm tree, with each sturdy piece painted on both sides.
Your child will love telling the story of Christmas to everyone who comes through your door, all while developing their vocabulary and learning about the Holy Family.
What a fun way to get kids exercising! This aGreatLife Cotton Braided Jump Rope is lightweight, tangle-free, and easy to adjust to your desired length. It has comfortable and non-slip hand-carved wooden animal handles so you can jump and skip your way to fitness and good health.
Built to last, it will not kink or tangle like other jump ropes do.
How cute is this alligator pull toy!? I love that it combines two toys in one. Kids will have so much fun sorting by shapes and colors then running through the house as they pull their alligator behind them!
Every child should have his or her own personalized name puzzle. It's a great way to learn how to spell your name! Fat Brain Toys Wooden Personalized Name Puzzle let's you create your custom name puzzle with 9 letters or less. The perfect gift for any age!
Llamas are all the rage these days and how cute is this wooden llama instrument toy from Manhattan Toy Company!? It is adorable and will look great in any nursery or playroom. Kids are sure to love all of the different ways you can make music with this llama!
Beautiful gift ideas! Wooden toys are so durable and will last for many years. I really like the Heroic Knights & Castle Building Blocks.
Wednesday 24th of November 2021
So many great toys to encourage kid's creative play. The shimmering water blocks are so unique and interesting.
Monday 22nd of November 2021
These are all great ideas! I could definitely see my little guy loving all of these! I love the Personalized Name Puzzle! I would love to get one with my little guy's name and his nickname, so he could learn to spell both. I love the balancing cactus! I think I want to try that one myself! haha!
Tuesday 5th of October 2021
I really like the toy selection of these wooden toys. They make the children use their imagination.
Wednesday 2nd of December 2020
I love the tree top adventure and the different sections of the tree to create variety and play