During the FREE Live Webinar, Loose Parts! Provocations! Oh My!, I noticed a lot of questions about how to store loose parts. Today I want to share 12 ideas with you for loose parts storage!
These ideas come from the amazing Reggio-Inspired school, Rosa Parks ECEC!
The best part? Most of these can be found either lying around your house or at your local dollar store!
#1 Muffin tins ~ Who doesn’t have a few of these lying around? They make for great loose parts storage and sorting!
#2 Relish trays ~ Did you take home Aunt Meg’s famous artichoke dip at the last family get together? Great news! That relish tray can be reused for storing loose parts!
#3 Sectioned Wood Boxes or Trays ~ These types of trays are so versatile!
#4 Wine Racks ~ Need a new idea for that wine rack that is collecting dust? How about storing fabric used as loose parts in it?
#5 Cookie Tins ~ Did you get a ton of cookie tins over the holidays or find some in the bargain bin in January? They are wonderful for storing loose parts!
#6 Baby Food Jars ~ Will they ever stop thinking of ways to reuse these little wonders?
#7 Clear Plastic Cups and Bowls ~ You can stock up on these for super cheap, so why not?
#8 Peg Boards ~ I must admit, I would have never thought of this on my own, but peg boards can store so many things!
#9 Tin Cans ~ These are the fancy kind with handles and everything! I was never above reusing the green bean can from the night before to throw beads or buttons in!
#10 Baskets and Bins ~ This one is pretty obvious and probably the go-to storage for most people. I suggest hitting the garage sales and resale stores for these! Don’t be afraid to play the “teacher card” to get them for a steal!
#11 Old Drawers ~ Decided to throw out that old rickety dresser, but hate to waste the drawers? Reuse them in your classroom to store loose parts!
#12 Large Tin Bins for storing outdoor loose parts finds!
For more storage ideas, follow Fairy Dust Teaching’s Pinterest Board: Reggio Elements ~ Storage
Which storage idea did you find most helpful?
What ideas would you add for storing loose parts?
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