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!
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Completed by 23 learners
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30 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse 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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Class Experience

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
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
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
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
old picture frames (glass/backs removed)
hair elastics and scrunchies
paper clips
bangles, costume jewelry
beads, pompoms, pipe cleaners and craft gems
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
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
fresh and dried flowers
pine cones
seeds, dried beans
pods, acorns, chestnuts
sea glass
sticks, logs, tree cookies

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.
Lives in the United States
Learn, Play, Create
438 total reviews
238 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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