Better Recess: A Guide to Supporting Loose Parts Play in Schools

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This manual will guide you through a step-by-step process to create your own unique loose parts play kit and system. Perhaps you are starting small and want to create a box of materials you can take out each day for your students to play with; or, maybe you have an existing playground and want to enrich the environment with loose parts. It doesn’t matter how big or small your budget or plans are: here, you’ll find the tips and guidelines to make it happen.

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Loose Parts Play is an opportunity for students to engage in unstructured, free play. It  can include natural and recycled materials, and even conceptual inspiration for play, such as light and shadow. This manual will guide you through a step-by-step process to create your own unique loose parts play kit and system. Perhaps you are starting small and want to create a box of materials you can take out each day for your students to play with; or, maybe you have an existing playground and want to enrich the environment with loose parts. It doesn’t matter how big or small your budget or plans are: here, you’ll find the tips and guidelines to make it happen.

This resource includes: a virtual version of the handbook; a printable version of the handbook; a printable staff room poster; printable toolkit pages (these pages are linked within the handbook); and a COVID-19 suggestions document.

This guide was created by Ever Active Schools with content from Pop Up Adventure Play.

For tips on engaging in Loose Parts Play at home, check out this blog post.

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