Students in Grade 3 and 3/4 created designs using our 3D printed winter trees. The challange was to use some very tiny parts and to create one large decorated tree with our designs. The students agreed that next time they would communicate their ideas before they started and I learned to use a smaller tree. The little parts were tricky to manipulate and the students enjoyed the challenge.
Students keen to get started on ther library books before heading back to class.
Creating with Loose Parts
Kindergarten students using iPads to capture their Loose Part literature responses.
The alphabet tree from Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
A lot of thought went into showing the plot of this story and how best to capture it in one image.
Many classes showed their learning about Hallowe’en using loose parts to create mini stories. Students were able to give lots of details about what they imagined, designed and built.
“Loose parts play is a type of play that supports invention, divergent thinking, problem solving and offers a sense of wonder to children. They are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. They are materials with no specific set of directions that can be used alone or combined with other materials.” –Myskow
Read more about Loose Parts here.