For this play provocation we made different colours of play dough.
We put cut-up straws, cocktail swords and paper clips with the play dough as an alternative to the usual play dough toys.
This play provocation is themed around adhesives. Painter’s tape and Post-It Notes are cheap and harmless, and children absolutely love them!
We included straws, markers and paper clips with the different types of tape and Post-Its.
Here’s a play provocation that we made using wood in different forms.
This has cardboard, wood pieces, bark mulch, wooden balls, Popsicle sticks and clothespins in coconut shells.
Here’s another idea for a play provocation that we threw together at the office.
For this one we put flour, water, salt, raisins and sprinkles out with a variety of utensils and bowls. Cheap and so fun!
This play provocation was put together from leftover craft supplies. We put out pipe cleaners, egg cartons, rocks, pompoms, scissors and some non-toxic packing peanuts.
For this play provocation we put together a disco ball (from Dollarama), mini flashlights (also from Dollarama), glittery foams, toilet paper rolls and shapes cut from translucent plastic file folders.
Lots of shiny things to make sparkle!
We finished and tested out the bigger light box that we made in the office. It’s pretty fun in the dark!
We whipped up a few ideas for play provocations at the office to give you some inspiration! Here’s the first one:
We used a muffin tin to hold water, sugar cubes, ice cubes, tea bags, water, eye droppers and food colouring.
Here’s a fantastic idea for an outdoor play provocation, from reggiokids.blogspot.ca. The clear, coloured cups throw beautiful coloured shadows that children will love! Click the photo below to see the whole learning story.
Image from http://reggiokids.blogspot.ca
Spring is coming, and that means it’s time to spend as much time outside as possible! There are so many fun way to set up your outdoor play space to encourage creative play. One awesome idea is a mud kitchen! Click the image below to see several mud kitchens to draw inspiration from.