FALL THEMED LOOSE PARTS PLAY
Easy, simple and fun – and great for their development.
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Loose parts what?
Loose parts play is a great activity option – it usually has an easy setup, fast cleanup and is a great play option when you have various ages to entertain and teach. You can use materials easily found around your house, in nature or at the store – so it’ll fit into any household budget. I’m a sucker for themed play invitation so here is the collection of fall themed loose parts play we did this year!
They mainly made fall bits and bobs soup in their flower pots, then dumped them out and started over.
- Ikea Flisat table
- Thrifted wooden bowls
- Hape magnifying glass
- Ikea Duktig utensils set
- Thrifted fall potpourri
Kiddo had fun looking at the different pieces and asked about what each of them were. She had fun scooping the lentils into the bowls and practiced moving the bigger pieces with the tongs. The potpourri still smelled slightly, so it was a nice smelling activity too!
- Active World Tray
- Fake leaves
- Small buckets, shovel and rake (We used sand toys, but these would be similar)
Leaves were raked, thrown, built into piles, tasted, stacked, thrown into buckets… Everyone had a different idea of how they wanted to play with them and that’s okay! We talked about the different colours, why leaves change colours and how people rake them up when they fall.
There you have it! Our four fall loose parts explorations. There would have been more, but we spent most of time outdoors this fall soaking in the nice weather before the snow and cold arrived.