Your Wild Imagination: nature play activity book for children
Our nature play activity book is beautiful, practical and easy to use. You'll notice there are way more pictures than words. Stunning images with simple instructions. Leaving lots of room for your imagination to flow!
The book measures 6" x 9" (16cm x 24cm). It's the perfect backpack size and easy to manage with little hands. It's a hardcover and every page is printed in full colour on sustainably sourced paper right here in South Australia.
You can expect to see 20 nature play activities including:
Nature animals and aliens
Nature paintbrushes and more!
Plus, in the EXTRAS section you'll also get:
School holiday projects
Photocopy pages including nature bingo
How to make a Christmas wreath
Top activities for each season
It's best suited to children aged 2-10 years, but anyone who would like more nature and more play in their lives would enjoy it. So, if you'd like more green time and less screen time, then this book is for you.
Wooden Magnifying Glass
Children love to explore the world around them and what better way to get a close up look than with a magnifying glass for children! Whether they these scientific tools indoors examining their toys and home furniture, or enjoy exploring nature in the outdoors, your child is sure to love playing with one of these brilliant magnifiers.
While they are playing, they’ll be learning key skills like hand-eye coordination and motor skills as well as of course, developing an interest in science and technology that is sure to serve them well in future!
3x magnification measures approx 18cm long x 5cm. These magnifiers have been hand cut from Beechwood and contain glass. Recommended to be used under adult supervision.
Etched timber 'scavenger hunt' style board as pictured. Perfect for a nature walk, seedlings adventure or sorting activity. Use time after time for many different uses. Includes elastic and 6 unmarked wooden pegs. These gorgeous adventure boards are available with three different headings:
* 'Nature Walk'
* 'Little Wanderer'
* 'Let's Go Exploring'
These beautiful boards are made from 3mm timber and are approximately 28 cm x 19 cm.
PLEASE NOTE: - Not suitable for children 3 years and under. This piece is an educational tool and not intended to be used as a toy. Full adult supervision is required at all times when using this product and its pieces. Please keep item and components out of reach of children when stored/displayed as small parts may present a choking hazard. Do not hang, mount or place near/above cots or beds. Check regularly for any damage or loose parts and discard immediately if found. - Store piece out of direct sunlight and do not wet to avoid timber warping, or wear of elastic. - Due to the nature of timber, items may differ to the images on your screen. Colours may also vary slightly from screen to screen and the grain of timber/etching presentation will differ with each piece.
A beautiful piece to put your wildflowers on display. Use it for garden offcuts, pieces from a dried bouquet or pressed blooms. Each piece includes elastic to keep stems in place and twine if you wish to tie over the elastic. These beautiful wildflower keepers come with two different etchings:
* 'Tell me a story about wildflowers'
* 'Live simple, bloom wildly'
These Wildflower Keepers are 14 cm x 14 cm.
- flowers are for styling purposes only and are NOT included with this piece. We recommend you put your favourite fresh offcuts, dried or pressed blooms and change as often as you wish.
-Due to the nature of timber, items may differ to the images on your screen (grain within timber, etching presentation etc), this is not a flaw. - Pretty, but not a toy! This is a decorative piece only. Please ensure these are placed out of reach of children and not hung above cots/beds and check piece regularly for potential hazards.
Children’s Gardening Set
Gorgeous gardening tool set for children made with strong beechwood handles and quality stainless steel. Use with your children in the sandpit or in the garden to create your own special outdoor magic.
Includes both tools in the set (spade and fork) and a leather straps for hanging.
Each tool measures approx. 20cm in length.
Grow with Gratitude Kit
Our ‘Grow with Gratitude’ kit is a mindful growing kit to empower and inspire our children to connect to nature and their emotional selves.
Our connection with nature is a way to bring us back into the moment, which in turn leads us to becoming more active and aware people in our own lives. It also helps to introduce many positive benefits into the lives of our children like a healthier mind set, increased empathy and improved confidence.
The Grow with Gratitude kit is about combining our connection to nature and our connection with self. Each Grow with Gratitude Kit includes;
3 biodegradable pots
3 sustainable coco pellets
3 bamboo plant markers
3 affirmation cards
These can be used in order but you could chose to begin with an affirmation and your crystal to just sit and be with. This could be followed by some journaling to reflect on how grateful you are for this wonderful day and moment and then finishing with a connection to nature and planting herbs together.
Designed specifically for children aged 3-11 but a great product for kids of all ages.
Bamboo Plant/Herb Labels
Exclusive to Little Merchants are a wonderful set of bamboo plant labels.
These are far more enviornmentally friendly and more durable than conventional wooden labels. One side has a natural finish, other side is smooth for writing. They are bound with some tarred twine.
There are 10 labels included in the set, each measuring approximately 20cm long.
Please be aware that they may contain and give splinters when inserting into the ground.
Tamarind Sorting Bowl
Made from Suar wood, this tamarind shaped bowl has four compartments.
This beautiful tray/bowl can be used for open ended play, decorative purposes or for food and is finished with food safe oil. To re-fresh the look, you can use food safe oils such as our bees wax, coconut or olive oil.
Approximately 43cm long x 14cm wide
Mortar and Pestle
This mortar and pestle is made from teak wood and would be a perfect addition to your child's mud kitchen, home corner as a play item or to use within your own kitchen for grinding your spices and herbs.
Approximately 10cm wide x 6.5cm high
Wooden Water Scoop
This large, traditional teak scoop is still used to scoop water over oneself whilst washing in many countries.
It can also double-up as a saucepan in your home corner play or your mud kitchen, to create flower soup in or would be a great tool for water play!
Approximately 32cm in length.
This scoop is carved from teak. Perfect for open ended play, mud kitchen experiments or used in the home corner.
Measuring approximately 15cm in diameter and 23cm in length (handle inclusive)
Wooden Play Scapes
These teak slices are a natural product and will vary in shape and size. These slices can be used for lots of different purposes, as home wares and for imaginative play.
Price is for one slice only. Sizes, shapes, characteristics, patterns and colours will vary and grains of wood may differ from images. Most slices are approximately 40cm wide.
Becoming more popular as people are getting more educated about the benefit of having insects in the garden, this insect home will give shelter to all kinds. The top (just under the roof) has been left open so you can put some different materials in there like straw, twigs or flowers.
These insect homes measure approximately 36cm high and 24cm wide and the width of the holes will vary as they are all handmade. There may be slight markings on the timber due to its natural state.
Nature Paints 100g
These nature paints are made with all natural, food grade, earth based ingredients making them safe for your little ones. The beauty of these gorgeous powdered paints is that you can mix them to your desired thickness. They come in a pack of 5 x 100g PET jars.
Please note: These are powder paints and we recommend a 1:1 mixing ratio with coconut water to avoid clumping.
Chunky Bamboo Brush
This chunky bamboo brush is perfect for dinosaur excavation, dramatic play or natural tea water painting. The brush tips are super soft and would be perfect to use for sensory play tables. They are nice and thick for young children to grasp with their little hands.
The Chunky Bamboo Brush is approximately 16cm long (including bristles) and 2cm wide. This brush is available on on its own or within our Bamboo Fine Motor Set. Warning: bristles may shed slightly.
Bamboo Fine Motor Set
This beautiful bamboo fine motor set allows for many open ended play opportunities, painting tables, investigations or sensory tables - the list is endless!
Included in this beautiful set:
1 x Chunky Bamboo Brush (approx 16cm long - including bristles)
1 x Bamboo Scoop (approx 16cm long)
1 x Bamboo Curved Tongs (approx 17.5cm long)
1 x Bamboo Fine Tongs (approx 17.5cm long)
This set is the perfect addition for little hands to use within any fine motor, sensory and/or inspiring learning spaces. Warning: bristles may shed slightly on bamboo brush. Set not suitable for children 0-3 years.
Beech Wood Hammer
This gorgeous natural beech wood hammer/mallet would be the perfect tool for your nut cracking tasks, botanical dying activities or as a play dough tool. There is a hole for hanging and can be oiled with coconut oil or bees wax if you wish. Perfect to build those fine motor skills in those little hands.
Approximately 19.5cm in length, head width is 6cm and head diameter 3.5cm.
This beautiful beechwood muddler would be the perfect addition to your child’s mud kitchen! Use to muddle citrus, grind herbs or crush flowers & leaves to create potions.
Approx 25cm in length x 2.5cm in width
Children and adults will love cracking their favourite nuts with this simple yet quirky kitchen tool. This vice like nut cracker is easy to use, acts like a vice and is an essential in any plastic free household. Place outside in your mud kitchen and let the children enjoy cracking macadamias and walnuts. What an awesome activity for children to build fine motor strength and control while enjoying the nuts that they've cracked.
Made from FCS wood and is approximately 12.5cm when completely screwed in.