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.
Bamboo 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 measuring approx:
Large: 20cm long x 8cm x 1cm
Small: 15cm long x 8cm x 1cm
These magnifiers are made from bamboo and contain Perspex as the glass to prevent glass shards when dropped. They also come with a leather hand strap for safe keeping & hanging. Recommended to be used under adult supervision.
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
This gorgeous gardening tool set for children has been 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. Store out of the sun when finished to avoid fading & damage to the wooden handles.
Each tool measures approx. 20cm in length.
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
This scoop is carved from teak. Perfect for open ended play, mud kitchen experiments or can be used in the home corner.
Measuring approximately 15cm in diameter and 23cm in length (handle inclusive).
Wooden Play Scapes/ Playdough Board
These stunning 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, as a playdough board, a play scape and for imaginative play.
Price is for one slice only. As this is a natural, hand sliced item, sizes, shapes, characteristics, patterns and colours will vary and grains of wood may differ from images. Most slices are approximately 40cm wide.
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: brush bristles may shed slightly.
**Please note: Brush design/handle has changed slightly as of March 2020.
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.
**Please note: Brush design has changed slightly (March 2020)
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.
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.