Nature Based Loose Parts!
My favorite! Between going on walks with your children to find these treasures to watching how children reconnect with nature, nothing beats this. (Not to mention FREE!)
Pinecones and sweet gum balls picked up from walk.
Wood cookies cut from fallen tree branches.
Sticks and rocks found on a walk in the woods.
Seashells donated from a girl who went to the ocean.
Acorns picked up on a nature walk.
Dried wild flowers found in the field.
Dehydrated oranges and grapefruit.
Leaves found on the ground fallen from the trees.
Dirt! Yes! Great outdoor loose part or fabulous for sensory table and containers inside!
Dried sunflower makes for several loose parts within.
List of Nature Based Loose Parts
- Dried Flowers
- Wood Cookies
- Wood Chips
- Peach Pits
- Sweet Gum Ball
- Anise Stars
- Cinnamon Sticks
Explorations: Nature Based Loose Parts
Mortar and Pestle Collages
Investigating and Sketching on Light Table
Share your favorite Nature Based Loose Parts in the Comments Below!
Be on the lookout for the rest of the 7 types of Loose Parts in our series of Loose Parts posts this month.