Loose parts play is the most basic kind of play that exists. Simply put loose parts play is letting the child be creative and decide what they want to do with the parts put in front of them.
Maybe they want to build a rocketship or fairy garden. Maybe they want to make a soup or magic potion. They might even just sort everything by color or try and lay out a pattern. Its all about letting them explore and create as they see fit.
If you follow along with my sensory bins adventures you will remember my Halloween loose parts sensory bin. It was such a hit that I wanted to follow in its footsteps so to say and I created our Fall loose parts sensory bin!
Our orange loose parts sensory bin is a simple invitation to explore with some paper grass, our orange loose parts, and some tongs. While it may be simple don’t be misled, it offers some great fine motor practice and plenty of fun!
Our open-ended loose parts are probably one of Bitty’s favorite toys but with that said she is still quite young and often needs some kind of invitation to play for them. Enter our DIY loose parts tools!
The first time I heard the term loose parts was last fall; and trust me, you and your kids have played with loose parts. You just maybe haven’t used that term.
Loose parts play is just providing random loose parts for kids to do whatever they want with. They might make them play food or make patterns out of them. They might see how high they can stack them or sort them by color. The idea is that it is entirely up to your kid and their imagination!