100 Loose Parts

‘Loose Parts’ ‘Treasures’ ‘Bits and Bobs’ whatever you call them – they are items that are open ended and versatile, encourage imagination and creativity and are often inexpensive or free.

It’s no wonder they’ve been a favourite of educators and parents for many years!

Here are 100 Loose Parts that we love – and that are currently on our shelf.


Play Scarves

I bought some cheese cloth from the dollar store.

We put it on a tray (we use boot trays for activities like this)

I set up some food colouring and small containers of water.

Use squeeze bottles or eye droppers if you’d prefer to water down your dye.