Who says toys need to come from a toy shop? We can make a toy from anything – let’s burst our children’s imaginations wide open!!

One of the keys to making the world – or, in the case of COVID-19 world, the home – a playground, is to use objects known as ‘loose parts’. Loose parts are anything that can be moved, carried, combined, lined up and even taken apart or put back together in multiple ways.

And the best thing is … they are things you have in your home now!

This article is incredibly useful to help understand what treasures you have at home already that your kids will love to play with!

Nature Play Queensland also has a list of things you could consider using for play – it was designed as a wish list for schools but works just a well to prompt ideas of what you might have at home to use. Download the list here!