Loose parts play


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Part-to-Whole Shape Activity At Austin Thrive Preschool in Austin, Texas, they had fun doing an activity with shapes where they combined them together so that instead of being parts of shapes they were a total whole! How to Prepare for the Part to Whole...

Loose Parts Play Activity With Buttons At Ja Happy House Childminding in Birmingham, United Kingdom, they had fun doing a loose parts play activity with their young students. It was loose parts heaven for the kids as they took a shallow tub and filled it with...

Wassily Kandinsky Art Recreation Activity for Young Children At Peter Pan Schools in Almeda, California the young students learned about Wassily Kandinsky and then were invited to work at recreating his style of art in a fun activity! Wassily Kandinsky was actually among the initial...

Square and Rectangle-themed Activities and Art Projects We are steadily learning our squares and rectangles. I have set up many fun activities for the children to explore the shapes and sort the rectangles from the squares. Also featured are two process art activities. One where...

Circle-Themed and Circle-Filling Art and Activities   All about circles and the letter O. This is a mixture of traditional preschool approach and loose parts. One project is open ended process art ( which is what I offer 95% of the time, while the other was more teacher...

Creative Building, Stacking, and Sorting During Free Play with Mixed Objects for Preschoolers I often share the table top activities that I set up for my students to explore. These usually enforce our current unit. It could seem that that is all we do in our classroom from the posts. Actually, my favorite part of...

Triangles and Filling Space We have done many weeks of shapes at our preschool. When we did triangles, I also wanted to work on the concept of filling a space. Therefore, I outlined triangle shapes on the carpet and gave them many options as fillers. I also...

Van Gogh-Inspired Art Activities The 2nd-grade students at East Washington Academy in Muncie, Indiana loved reading the storybook, "Vincent Van Gogh's Cat. " It imagines a scenario where Vincent Van Gogh's cat goes from a stroll that happens to take...

Glass Beads Activities for Kids At Robots and Mud Pies Preschool in Henrico, Virginia, the children had a fantastic time using glass beads throughout an exciting week! Some students, "Traced, " designs on paper with the glass beads and others created...

Grinch Tree and Dress Me Up Play Invitation Last Monday we built a traditional Christmas tree using cedar leaves and loose parts ( see post entitled Christmas Tree Building Play Invitation Using Nature and Loose Parts . The kids loved the activity and since the cedar leaves we...

Christmas Tree Building Play Invitation Using Nature and Loose Parts Christmas tree building play invitation using nature and loose parts. Today we had a Christmas tree building play invitation activity using nature and loose parts . We used cedar leaves, pine cones, pine log,  ...

Celebration of Fall We have been loving our celebration of this autumn season. Leaves galore. I have been slowly adding loose parts into our work time. My classroom is a mix of many philosophies. Also, I enjoy offering the children many different...

Feelings Science Activity for Preschool As part of our exploration of feelings this week, our classroom is set up with a Reggio provocation that encourages self expression and emotions using natural materials. This is an engaging and creative activity that helps...

Nature Crafts for Kids: Focus on Andy Goldsworthy Our art class today was inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. Andy Goldsworthy is an artist who uses natural materials such as leaves and stones to create site-specific sculptures that reflect a relationship between the materials and...

Self-Portraits Using Loose Parts Invitation to Create a Self Portrait with Loose Parts Self portraits are actually a key part of learning and personal development. When they are creating a self portrait it allows the maximum amount of artistic freedom...