A couple new loose parts for my preschool classroom ~ firm polystyrene inserts from new kitchen appliances & these wooded scraps meant for kindling that were only five dollars for about 20 planks! There was a huge interest in construction and building before break so I am eager to see if these materials spark their curiosity!
Another simple idea that we’ve been playing with is making “Snow Faces”. Since we didn’t have snowman making snow, we figured out that if scooped snow into bowls we could still ‘build snow faces’ with natural loose parts!
My new professional development offering “Math & Loose Parts” that I offered in November & December was a success and I promised I would add ideas to my blog. I invite you to also come check out my business page “April’s Teaching Tree” on either Facebook or Instagram since I am much more active there than here on the blog!