Let’s Create: Loose Parts Play Weekly Meet Up!
Students have a weekly challenge, and use materials from home to plan, build, create and share with the class. Is it art? Is it S.T.E.M.? Yes, to both! This class is an exercise in creativity where the options and materials are endless!
438 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 23 learners
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Once per week
learners per class
How does an “Ongoing” course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills
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What are "loose parts" you are asking yourself, aren't you? Well, really, they are...ANYTHING! The idea is that materials can be used in a variety of ways and that the options are endless with them! It is using items for a completely new, creative ways. It's cheap, it's "green" and it gets me thinking outside of the box! (Hmmm...what can *this* be used for?) With loose parts, Sticks become ponies to ride, an old box is a new project, and a spoon a phone. This class is designed to be...
This session will include: **The asteriks indicates the week we are on!** Previous Class Themes: Week 1: Colorful Rainbows Week 2: What's In a Name? Week 3: Funny Faces Week 4: Going to the Zoo Week 5: It's Not a Stick Week 6: Who Lives Here? Week 7: Monster Mania Week 8: Jack-o-Lanterns Week 9: Rad Robots or Haunted House Week 10: Put A Lid on It! (Lids and bottle tops!) Week 11: Marvelous Mandalas Week 12: Yum! It looks delicious! Week 13: There's a Mouse in my House! Week 14: A Decoration **Week 15: A Snowman Later session may include: Week 16: Hearts/Valentines Week 17: Build A Bridge Week 18: Color Collages Week 19: Masks Week 20: How To Catch a Leprechaun: Leprechaun Traps! Week 21: Playdough and Parts Week 22: Bunnies and Eggs Week 23: Flowers Week 24: Build A Bug Week 26: Planet Earth Week 27: Sorting and Math Week 28: What Pet To Get?
Children may want to keep working after class has ended.
Loose parts and materials could include but are not exclusive to: The recycling bin is a fabulous place to start: bottle caps straws cardboard tubes empty containers and bottles baby food jars marker caps packaging products like bubble wrap, foam peanuts, wrapping paper scraps, cardboard and Styrofoam inserts cardboard boxes and scraps in a variety of sizes recycled spools and wheels from thread and ribbon plastic cups and lids corks cans (make sure there are no sharp edges) egg cartons rubber bands paper scraps soda can tabs Texture Art for Kids Your kitchen cupboards, craft and toy boxes and household closets are also likely to be good places to search for items: fabric remnants silk scarves ribbons glass gems and mosaic tiles doilies and handkerchiefs yarn, embroidery thread, twine, rope curtain rings bowls, containers, and baking tins spoons, forks, potato mashers, hand mixers, scoops funnels old picture frames (glass/backs removed) hair elastics and scrunchies paper clips bangles, costume jewelry beads, pompoms, pipe cleaners and craft gems balls marbles napkin rings golf tees puzzle and game pieces clothes pins Building and household project remnants can also be great loose parts to consider: wood scraps nuts and bolts wire (make sure there are no sharp ends) ceramic tiles magnets washers dowels PVC pipes wooden pegs paint sample cards The outdoors is a great place to stock up on interesting loose parts, especially when incorporating natural objects: rocks in a variety of sizes and textures leaves fresh and dried flowers pine cones seeds, dried beans pods, acorns, chestnuts dirt sand sea glass sticks, logs, tree cookies shells feathers
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
They may need assistance depending on the theme and what they are creating.
Ms. Marie, M. Ed.
Learn, Play, Create
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
438 total reviews
238 completed classes
Hello! I am Ms. Marie, a mama, sister, traveler, lover of play and of course, Outschool teacher! What I love about teaching on Outschool is the ability to teach and interact and share with learners of all ages. For the youngest learners, I teach...