Play Guides & Activities

Our Favourite Summer Toys & Play Activities for Toddlers

The Playful Peacock

At The Playful Peacock, we are committed to providing parents and children with beautiful, natural and sustainable toys that encourage creative play and sensory development. 

In today’s blog, we're diving into our favourite summer toys and play activities for toddlers . . . all available right here on our online store! 

Let’s dive right in:

Little Larch’s Potion Play Collection 

Our potion play collection by Little Larch is a fantastic choice for outdoor play in the summer. (We say outdoors because while this collection is good for sensory play, it is also very messy!) Mix up some potions for wishes, love, and bravery with your children. 

Each potion has a certain magic to it. The wish potion is used to make wishes for you and those that you love, the love potion is to remind your young ones that they are one of a kind and the best person they can be is their true selves, and the bravery potion will give you the strength and courage to face the difficult tasks and come out stronger on the other side. 

We love introducing these concepts to our tots young– and encourage them through interactive play!

Play Cloths by Wondercloths

Our next favourite summer product is our NEW play cloths collection by Wondercloths. The company Wondercloths is a small, female-owned business in the United Kingdom that was founded by a busy mother of two, Vi. Her mission is to create environmentally friendly products for her two kids and children around the world. 

Vi’s creations are stunning to look at and feature scenes such as: 

  • Flowers in Bloom
  • The Solar System
  • Treasure Island
  • Magical Sky featuring rainbows and stars
  • Dinosaurs
  • The Jungle
  • …And so much more

Our all-time favourites for summer are the In Bloom Cloth, which features a design of budding wildflowers, butterflies and other creatures that inspires children to become more engaged with nature, and the Day At The Beach Cloth, which stars different types of shells and crabs.  

Poltora Stolyara's Gardening Tool Set 

Last but certainly not least, Poltora Stolyara's handmade gardening tool set is a great choice to help your little one develop an interest in gardening. It includes six tools made of ash and beechwood and a crate made of plywood. The tools included are: 

  • A watering can
  • A trowel
  • A hand fork and rake
  • Shears
  • And crate 

The gardening shears are moveable, which makes play more engaging and entertaining for your children. This toolset is perfect for children three years and up. 

Shop Online with The Playful Peacock

At The Playful Peacock, we’ve made it our mission to provide young families with toys made of wood instead of plastic and batteries. 

Browse our website to shop a variety of handmade, wooden, and imagination-cultivating toys to make the most of your child's summer! Plus, when you shop with The Playful Peacock, we are helping Indigenous Canadian children by donating meals to them and their families in an effort to end food insecurity.