Grimm’s building set four temperaments is a beautiful collection of 61 wooden blocks and is a translation of the four temperaments recognised in Waldorf education into a language of form and colour.
The colourful free form individual building blocks are reminiscent of animals and various other creatures, and by combining the building elements of this set, something new is always created that will stimulate and inspire the imagination of the child. The predominant temperament determines the specific mood in which someone usually finds themself. It influences how we feel and experience life, how we think, act or react.
This lovely set depicts the four temperaments: sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic and melancholic:
– The Melancholic temperament has a compassionate and rather sad nature. It is blue, turning inward into the depths, with edges, curves and endurance – like its element, the Earth.
– The Choleric temperament has an active and fiery nature.It is red, jagged and sometimes sharp-edged. Its impulsiveness belongs to the element of Fire.
– The Phlegmatic temperament is steady and content. It is green and still like the surface of a pond. Its curves and soft shapes correspond to its
– The Sanguine temperament radiates cheerfulness and optimism. It is yellow and shines from within, losing itself in the periphery or in the sky. Air is its element.
Through a playful approach to the characteristic features of each of the temperaments, a feeling for their essence can be developed. And each person is a unique blend of all four temperaments.
Grimm’s building set four temperaments offers endless possibilities for learning and creative play. Each block is approximately 4cm thick and made from lime wood and painted in beautiful bright tones with non-toxic water based colour stain making it safe for use by children. The 61 free form blocks are contained in a wooden tray measuring 44.5 x 44.5cm.
Ideal for playing with at home, nursery, Waldorf or Steiner school, the beautiful natural wooden Grimm’s toys are crafted according to the Waldorf philosophy which is well-known to encourage children to discover creative play independently, without limitations at an unhurried pace. The wooden Grimm’s toys are coloured by hand with non-toxic water-based paints and are not finished with lacquer to ensure the original characteristics of the wood and the grain shows through. The surface of the FSC certified European wood pieces are left slightly rough making them fully stackable and less slippery.
Grimm’s wooden toys are made at the Grimm’s facilities in Germany as well as at several workshops across Europe from various types of wood such as alder, lime, beech and maple. All wood used to craft the Grimm’s toys are sourced from sustainably managed European forests.
Please note Grimm’s toys are always one of a kind, carrying unique marks made by nature. Wood grain has changing structures and colours which serve as proof of its natural origins. The unique variations, markings, knots, patterns, black stripes or dark spots that may be visible in the wood of a Grimm’s toy are proof of quality, not defects.
The Grimm’s building set four temperaments is suitable for children aged 3 years and up.
61 building blocks
1 wooden frame
Paper template in original size