The set comes in a sturdy cardboard box that is easy to open and close, but durable enough to withstand lots of repeated play.
It includes a bag of 18 synthetic “stones” in six subdued, sort of “earthy” shades. Made from eco-friendly rice stems and hulls, the pebbles come in a variety of standardized shapes.
The set also includes eight, double-sided pattern cards (that’s 16 designs total). Each card features two to nine blank spaces for kids to cover with rainbow pebbles.
The cards function a little like a puzzle, but don’t require quite as many fine-motor skills to successfully complete. For that reason, Junior Rainbow Pebbles can be enjoyed by children as young a 18-months old.
I’m always on the lookout for educational toys and games to engage my grandkids, who visit several times a week. They served as guinea pigs when it came time to take this set for a test drive.
The little ones loved it, just as I suspected. But I was surprised by how quickly the older kids and grandkids congregated to get in on the action.
Fortunately, there were plenty of supplies for almost everybody to work at the same time.
And with very satisfactory results. Don’t these look cute?
Even the adults had to take a turn at completing a few cards. What a calm and relaxing activity!
The set includes a variety of designs, some more detailed than others.
If you have little ones — and especially if you have limited space — I recommend giving Junior Rainbow Pebbles a try.
This compact set takes up far less storage space than an equivalent number of standard wooden puzzles. And, unlike standard puzzles, your Junior Rainbow Pebble designs can still be completed, even if your kids lose a pebble or two.
More Timberdoodle Reviews
Looking for more creative, screen free activities for all the kids in your life — of any age? Then spend some time browsing Timberdoodle’s website. Or read through some of these other Timberdoodle reviews I’ve written in the past:
- Cognitive Drawing (Timberdoodle Review)
- Dr. Livingston’s Anatomy Puzzles (Timberdoodle Review)
- Apple Twist (Timberdoodle Review)
- Clumsy Thief Card Game Review
- Drawing Realistic Portraits
- Battle Sheep: Another Timberdoodle Review
- IQ Circuit Critical Thinking Game
- The Ology by Marty Machowski
- Jungle Friends String Art (Timberdoodle Review)
- Big Beliefs (Timberdoodle Review)
- Aquarellum Animal Postcards Review
- Pix Brix Starry Night Review
- Djeco So Pop Review (Timberdoodle Craft Kit)
- Wooden Lacing Zoo Animals (Timberdoodle Review)
- Junior Rainbow Pebbles (Timberdoodle Review)
- Fun with Fischertechnik Mechanic & Static Set
- Wile E. Coyote Physical Science Genius
- Timberdoodle: My End-of-Year Post
- Circuit Maze: Such a Bright Idea for a Logic Game
- Little Red Riding Hood: Another Smart Game for Little Ones
- Our Little Bitties Love Three Little Piggies
- Djeco Sweet Nature Felt Art Set
- Coloring with Clay (Timberdoodle Review)
- Timberdoodle Review: Q-Bitz
- Timberdoodle 3rd Grade Curriculum: Math
- Training Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence
- Timberdoodle 3rd Grade Curriculum: Unboxing
- Exploring the Bible: Training Kids to Dig Deeper
- Everyone a Child Should Know (Book Review)
- Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible (Timberdoodle Review)
- Indescribable: 100 Devotions about God and Science
- Say & Pray Devotions for Young Children
- Knot So Fast: Another Fun Thinking Game from Timberdoodle
- God’s Very Good Idea (Timberdoodle Review)
- Biggest Story ABC (Timberdoodle Review)
- Found: A New Look at an Old Favorite (Book Review)
- Anti-Virus Mutation (Timberdoodle Review)
- Rhetoric Companion: Timberdoodle Review
- Building Vocabulary with Word Roots
- James Madison Critical Thinking Course
- Easy Grammar Ultimate Review
- Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies Review
- America the Beautiful (Timberdoodle Review)
- Doodle Your Day (Timberdoodle Review)
- Extreme Dot-to-Dot (Timberdoodle Review)
- Building Thinking Skills (Timberdoodle Review)
- Developing the Early Learner (Timberdoodle Review)
- Physics 101 is Family Friendly
- Mathematical Reasoning Review
- Aquarelle Monet: Watercolor Masterpieces
- Beginning Geography (Timberdoodle Review)
- Famous Figures of History Review
- Economics for Everybody (Review & Giveaway)
- Not Your Parents’ Paint-by-Number
- Draw Patterns (Timberdoodle Review)
- How to Draw Almost Everything (Timberdoodle Review)
- Creative and Critical Thinking Review
- Marie’s Words: A Fast, Fun Way to Build Vocabulary
- Ravensburger Puzzle Globe: It’s a Small World!
- We Think TENZI’s Tons of Funzi (Review)
- Timberdoodle Review: Pajaggle
- Making Physics Fun (a Timberdoodle Review)