We have been exploring the loose part resources we have in the garden. Pipes, bricks, wood, pallets, tyres, crates etc. are all available for the children to use anytime outdoors.
Using the pipes to explore ‘forces of nature’, how water travels, what happens when you dam it and where the water may come from. We used our problem solving skills to fix breakages in the pipes and how to catch leaks.
The construction of a ‘house’ has also been taking place, using the wooden crates, bricks and pipes. We decided to paint it a lovely green colour, although the next day the children discussed changing it into a pirate ship, adding a plank and changing the colour to blue. It seems as though this will be a small ongoing project.
We would be grateful for any loose part donations from your homes!