Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Loose Parts Nature Play

Aug 25, 2022

  • Get to know our own emotions—Atlas of the Heart, Brene Brown, on HBO Max
  • Recognize inherent aspect of loose parts to allow children to work out issues and meet needs.
  • Specific “kit” around SEL topics—emotions, faces, etc.
  • Include books around SEL in other kits, such as I’m Done in a beaver kit, Let’s Make...

Aug 7, 2022

The Nature Pyramid


Experience Nature:

Find a place in the park (or nature) that speaks to you. Close your eyes. Focus on the feeling of the air . . . the sounds and scents around you. When you open your eyes, notice the small details—a drop of dew, light, and shadows. Describe your experience for someone who has...

Jul 4, 2022

Getting Started with Loose Parts

  • Recognize it is already happening!
  • Play! Start playing with some items and see how else they may be used.
  • Start with what you have
  • Classroom Sort/Beautiful Stuff Project
  • Let go of the control and let it happen
  • Start with a book or prompt then get out of the way—already had some in the...

Jun 24, 2022

Why Have Kits?

Grab and go

Organized materials

Find your stuff


Accessible for more people


How to use: storytime, grab one for a hike, follow children’s interests, family days, check out at your center, send home kits, children’s free choice, rotate


Types of Kits:

Book extensions: Not a Stick, Mama...

May 4, 2022

Book--Loose Parts Learning in K-3 Classrooms:

Loose Parts Play Facebook Page:

Loose Parts Play Facebook Group:
Inside Outside Michiana Facebook...