Loose parts are real objects/ ordinary things that can be used or manipulated in different ways. Adding loose parts to the play dough play will enrich and expand the children’s creativity, improve their fine motor skills along with hand eye co ordination and problem solving.
After helping to make the play dough. The children explored the different objects and discovered different ways they could use them.
Their play evolved from sticking the feathers into the play dough to make birds, to stuffing the play dough into the pots and adding some lolly sticks and dolly pegs to create a rocket ship. We then incorporated some counting into the play. Counting forward to 10 and backwards from 10 as our rockets blasted off into space.
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 …. blast off 💥
“My rocket is going to space”
”I’m going to french fry planet”