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The Spielgaben, the cornerstone of the Fröbel pedagogy, have always fascinated me. An article from the blog "Epic Childhood" inspired me to make a little version of 'Spielgaben' myself.

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Eines der zwei Kästen mit losem Material

Things needed

Der zweite Kasten mit losem Material


Dye the wood parts with food colouring as you wish or in the basic Fröbel colours (yellow, orange, red, purple, blue, green) and let it dry thoroughly. 

Rub with beeswax polish or baby proof varnish.

Die Spielgaben in der Spiegelecke

Play ideas and combination possibilities

The DIY - 'Spielgaben' are made for endless hours of play, experimentation and experiencing. They are perfect to combine and expand with many of our play ideas. For example the mirror corner, the light table or as sorting material for our different trays.

No time to make your own?

You can start with these:

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