Packaging Loose Parts are typically known as the recyclable parts. They tend to be FREE! Cardboard boxes, paper towel rolls, and egg cartons are just a few of these multi faceted Loose Parts.

Packaging Loose Parts

Loose Parts Reggio Play Packaging Bubble Wrap

Bubble Wrap and Packing Peanuts reused from shipping package. Opportunities for painting on and building with. Not to mention the sound exploration of popping!

Loose Parts Reggio Play Packaging tape rolls

Tape Rolls saved from teachers and parents.

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Egg Cartons! Can you imagine all the sorting explorations?

Loose Parts Reggio Play Packaging Paper Towel roll

Paper Rolls! Fabulous for building and tunnel creations.

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Produce crates donated from grocery store.

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Empty ribbon rolls!

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Cardboard scraps saved from boxes.

List of Packaging Loose Parts

  • Packing Peanuts
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Boxes
  • Styrofoam
  • Cardboard Scraps
  • Paper Rolls
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Egg Cartons
  • Ribbon Wheel
  • Cereal Boxes
  • Paper Scraps
  • Paper Sack Handles

Packaging Loose Part Examples in the Classroom

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Paper tubes set up for a birdhouse construction provocation.

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Bridge Construction Invitation connecting to literacy in the Three Billy Goats Gruff.

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Plastic Bubble Wrap Painting!

I like what Malaguzzi says about materials and experiences in Early Childhood classrooms.

“The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.” -Loris Malaguzzi

By providing an array of different textures, sizes, and colors of materials, we are opening the door for children to take ownership of their learning and creativity!

Stay tuned for our LAST blog in the this LOOSE PARTS SERIES coming next and check out the other blogs in the series by clicking on each one below.

What Loose Parts are YOU playing with? Comment and post pictures below!