The 8 Best Wooden Blocks

Updated January 20, 2017 by Steven John

8 Best Wooden Blocks
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We spent 22 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. There's no reason to reinvent the wheel: blocks have been a popular toy for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, and they're sure to charm and challenge your youngster as well. We stacked our list with sets that are bright and colorful, packed with plenty of variety, and that are priced to sell. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best wooden block on Amazon.

8. Ryans Room Bag O' Blocks

The Ryans Room Bag O' Blocks comes with all the shapes your imaginative youngster needs to build a knight's castle or an astronaut's rocket. They are the perfect size for the hands of the average toddler or preschooler, and help develop fine motor skills.
  • smooth rounded edges
  • lightweight design
  • block count on the smaller side
Brand Ryans Room
Model 5536195
Weight 2.6 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

7. Imagination Generation

Thanks to the sturdy handled canvas carrying bag that comes with the order, a set of Imagination Generation blocks is ideal for the youngster who goes on frequent play dates or for the child psychologist who uses play-based therapy in his or her sessions.
  • nine shapes included
  • helps teach basic colors
  • slippery surfaces hard to stack
Brand Imagination Generation
Model TCDG-002
Weight 5.5 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

6. Juvale Stacking Cubes

An order of Juvale Stacking Cubes might seem a bit boring at first, as every piece in the set is, indeed, just a cube. But this uniformity of shape makes their use much easier -- and, therefore, more engaging and amusing -- for a young toddler or even for an infant.
  • splinter-free guarantee
  • good for arts and crafts projects
  • too basic for many kids
Brand Juvale
Model pending
Weight 1.2 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

5. Hape Early Explorer Building Blocks

These bright and colorful Hape Early Explorer Building Blocks are made out of sturdy maple wood. The set is recommended for children between the ages of one and three years old, but can, in fact, be enjoyed by kids well into their elementary years.
  • sourced from sustainable forests
  • colored with water-based paints
  • occasional uneven block sizes
Brand Hape
Model E0409
Weight 2.8 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

4. EverEarth Natural Blocks

These EverEarth Natural Blocks are the epitome of elegant simplicity. Their surfaces are smoothed by light sanding but are otherwise unfinished, ready for staining or painting if you wish, but perfectly handsome if they are left as-is.
  • good for teaching spatial reasoning
  • fine price for large count
  • blocks are rather small
Brand EverEarth
Model 38226
Weight 3.5 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

3. Skoolzy Alphabet Blocks

These Skoolzy Alphabet Blocks have a classic look that will resonate across many generations. They are an amusing stacking toy and a good tool for a child starting to learn to read and write, but are, perhaps, at their best when used as decorations for a child's room.
  • storage pouch included with order
  • letters on two faces of each block
  • backed by satisfaction guarantee
Brand Skoolzy
Model pending
Weight 13.6 ounces
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

2. iPlay, iLearn

Not only can this 52-piece iPlay, iLearn block set be used to create all sorts of wonderful structures, but it can also serve as a puzzle, challenging children (and potentially parents alike) to fit all of its components back into the included frame.
  • smoothly sanded surfaces
  • myriad of unique shapes
  • easy to decorate with paint or pens
Brand iPlay, iLearn
Model pending
Weight 3.5 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

1. Melissa & Doug

From the celebrated brand Melissa & Doug comes this lauded colorful wooden block set. Its selection of cylinders, rectangles, and squares allows for plenty of vertical construction, while its arches and triangles make satisfying lintels and roofs.
  • lightweight but durable components
  • safe nontoxic paint
  • stellar reviews from parents
Brand Melissa & Doug
Model 481
Weight 4 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

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Last updated on January 20, 2017 by Steven John

When not writing or spending time with his family, Steven tries to squeeze in some mountain climbing. In addition to writing for several websites and journals, Steven has published multiple novels.


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