Wooden Toys for Babies and Kids

Wooden toys are making a comeback! The wood toys below come from sustainably managed forests—many are made from rubber trees that no longer produce rubber.

Plan Toy Chalet Dollhouse with Furniture —My daughter loves doll houses. I’ve got to admit that this one from Plan Toys is even more adorable than the one I made out of cardboard and an Ikea catalog. This one is made from recycled rubberwood. You can buy the Plan Toy Modern Doll Family separately.
plan toy chalet doll house with furniture

Manhattan Toys Automoblox —Audrey has one of these ingenious cars. She likes taking it apart, putting it back together in varying combinations, and racing it around the house. Joy’s son Roscoe also has several of these and LOVES them!

Manhattan toy automoblox

Plan Toys 50 Construction Set. Nothing beats plain old blocks for entertainment. Recommended for kids from 24 months to 4 years, these blocks have a long lifespan in the playroom. Also made from rubberwood trees that have stopped producing rubber.
plan toys 50 construction set

Wonderworld Mini Dumper. Finally a dump truck not made from plastic!
wonderworld mini dumper

Maxim Wooden Kitchen . Wow—not only is this play kitchen made out of wood, it’s a great value! It’s made from renewable forests.
maxim wooden kitchen center

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Cutting Fruit Crate . All of the wooden food from Melissa & Doug inspires hours of creative playtime.
Melissa and Doug deluxe wooden cutting fruit crate

Maxim EverEarth Activity Walker. This wooden walker is packaged in recycled materials.
maxim everearth activity walker

Wonderworld New Stacking Rings. The classic stacking ring toy made from rubberwood. Believe it or not, my daughter still plays with her set, and she’s almost four years old. (She pretends to “make donuts” and asks us which color we’d like to eat.)
wonderworld new stacking rings

On Tuesday we revealed our picks for toys made from recycled plastic and organic cotton, but wood remains our top choice for new eco-friendly toys. Let us know if you have a favorite wooden toy we’ve left out of the list!


  1. We LOVE wooden toys! They stand up SO much better with our 2 active and crazy boys… our favs include a beautiful wooden xylophone, banjo and drum set for the musically included (without the annoying recorded noise and battery consumption from most plastic music toys) from plan toys and the wooden parking garage also from plan toys… it So sturdy our 30 lb 16 month old can sit on it and scoot around like it a ride on toy and it’s held up since August… plus it’s a blast with hotwheels cars – reminds my husband and I of the old style plastic hotwheels garage toys from when we were kids! <3

  2. Carol Kelley says

    So would Audrey like the doll house for Chritmas. I”m glad she likes the wooden car grandpa got her.

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  4. I just like all of these wooden toys. Nicely made and most importantly I like the maxim everearth activity walker toy pretty much. My kid is getting 7 years old soon, so I’m planning to gift her this walker.

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