Sadly, for whatever reason, this set is very hard to come by now. I’m not sure why it’s off the grid, but it is, so if you’re looking for wooden alphabet magnets, you’ll have to look elsewhere. That’s not to say that you can’t find any magnet sets by Grimm’s Spiel & Holz. You can. They make a number of wonderful wooden magnet puzzle sets, such as…
Magnet Puzzle Inmotion: This magnet game comes with 32 pieces in a black tin box, which can be used immediately for play and offers kids a chance to use free form design. The pieces are made with FSC Certified birch or poplar ply wood and non-toxic water based color stain.
Beyond this magnet puzzle/game, Grimm’s Spiel & Holz’s offer frames in many different sizes plus various magnetic puzzle pieces that can be combined and complement each other, allowing kids to arrange amazing large pictures. I also like this magnet puzzle below.
Now, in case you had your heart set of wooden alphabet magnets in-particular, you can find other sets. They won’t be exactly the same as Grimm’s, but you may still be able to find some your kids will like.
Of the wooden alphabet magnets on the market today (barring ones you may find made locally), Mudpuppy’s are likely the most eco-friendly. All of their wooden alphabet magnets are super cute with pieces that contain 80% recycled wood and packaging that contains 85% recycled paper. Plus they’re printed with nontoxic inks and come in the sweetest little milk carton box and are very affordable (about $15-$19 per set). They have a wide range, but I like the three sets below best.
Another option is to learn to make your very own homemade felt alphabet magnets – a great low cost eco-project for you and the kids, although, I’d suggest sewing or gluing the magnets inside the felt somehow if you’ve got tiny tots running around.