My Huge Ever-Growing Loose Parts List and Obession

I love loose parts. and I love lists. It was only a matter of time before I combined everything into a loose parts list! I’ve been collecting for years and now have a lot of the basics stashed away for play and learning. That being said I am ALWAYS on the lookout for a new treasure to add to my loose parts lists. In case you are like me, I have compiled a loose parts list for all the best finds…and the list will continue to grow as I find more!

a top down shot of a multi compartment shadow box filled with a different loose parts filling each section with text overlay that reads the  ultimate list of loose parts
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What is Loose Parts Play?

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.

Loose parts toys can be anything from wooden coins, to sea shells to pompoms to toothpicks. Its all about letting the kids decide what they want them to be

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.

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