Unlike a typical puzzle, an open-ended puzzle isn’t just for solving—it’s for re-imagining again and again. When taken apart, children can explore the individual pieces in creative ways. Stack them into a tower. Build a racetrack with tunnels. Create a pattern. Flip the arches over and turn them into boats for little plush friends. A staple of Waldorf and Montessori curriculums, this rainbow stacker supports a variety of essential skills young children are learning as they grow, from language to pre-math skills to planning and execution.
Materials & Safety
Size: 12" x 6" x 2"
Materials: Lindenwood, Non-Toxic Eco Paint
Safety: EN71, ASTM and CPSIA certifications
Care: Clean with damp cloth, do not soak as color transfer can occur
Complete the set
Play is okay! tip
Point out what you notice—it's a simple, powerful way to support and engage a child's curiosity. Share objective observations as your child builds such as, I noticed that you stacked the green arch on top of the white arch. "Noticings" validate their work, encourage conversation about process and let them know that you are paying attention.