This week I was reviewing The Art of Loose Parts Master Workshop and had to share some of the amazing loose parts. Most of these can be had for a very economical price or free! The best loose parts or repurposed materials. Construction sites and companies, ReStore (Habitat for Humanity), junk stores, asking the families are some of the best sources.
Look at all of the rich and varied loose parts on this shelf! Cardboard tubes, carpet squares, pvp piping, tiles, wood cookies, empty wood frames! So many possibilities!
I think wood “cookies” of all sizes are must haves!
Wood knobs, door knobs, knobs of all kinds provide rich additions to constructions.
Corks are king in the loose parts world. They are light weight and have many uses in building!
This metal container is filled with all kinds of treasures!
White cardboard mailing tubes are magic in construction center. Find the right source and you can get them free!
Seashells. Big ones, small ones. They add so much!
Wood flooring tiles!! Big flooring slats make great ramps!
Small PVP piping can be used in so many ways!
I love this construction center! look at all of the loose parts! Ahh!
I have put together a free Loose Parts Master Checklist. Click here to download the Checklist. This is a great list for brainstorming new loose parts!
Fabulous spare parts. Hope all our Discovery time teachers see this great list.
Oh, I hope so, too! Have a list certainly comes in handy when you are out and about and come across some treasures!
Thanks! This is a great resource – I’ll be using it to add toys to our playroom at home.
It extends and expands play in such a meaningful way. You will be amazed at children’s imagination and creativity.
Love these ideas, Thanks Sally.
I loved this post. The pictures are so authentic and they gave me incredible inspiration.
Yay! So excited it was of value!
I love loose parts! Thanks for more ideas and inspiration. I always appreciate seeing the environments and storage. Thank you!
Frustrating, neither download for the advertised free guides worked for me. Would love to consider these resources for use with some of the folk I work with in residential care.
i am a teacher for early years education from China, I love play.
Hoping to develop loose parts throughout the nursery.