Pattern Making with Loose Parts

Pattern Making with Loose Parts

I enjoy setting out materials in the classroom to be inviting as possible; encouraging the children to want to touch, feel examine & manipulate them. One of the opportunities this week has been Transient Art. I provided the children with various loose parts – including, curtain rings, old game pieces, buttons, glass nuggets & coloured craft sticks…

Pattern Making with Loose Parts from Rachel (",)

Apart from demonstrating a picture of my own, I pretty much left the children to explore & design independently. I love watching them create their own patterns. The little girl below was really focused when working on hers & the concentration she demonstrated was amazing!

Pattern Making with Loose Parts from Rachel (",)Different approaches from these two children…

Pattern Making with Loose Parts from Rachel (",) ——— Pattern Making with Loose Parts from Rachel (",)

A linear design was created here…

Pattern Making with Loose Parts from Rachel (",)

I love Transient Art!

Any other ideas I can try out?

Thank you for reading!

Rachel (“,)

4 Comments

  1. Love the open ended nature of this. The children can be as creative as they want and all approach it in their own way. Fabulously inviting as always with your gorgeous injection of loose parts. Love your photos. Thanks

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    • Thanks, Rachel! The children were really engaged with it – as they always are with transient art. We’ll have a Valentine-themed activity next week, I think (“,)

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  2. So cool! My kids have been having a blast with creating with loose parts recently as well! I just love it, too! It engages them for so long and helps with fine motor skills as well! Wonderful! Pinned and shared! 🙂

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    • Ah, thanks Angelina! What’s not to love about loose parts! 😉

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