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Building creativity one leaf and bolt at a time.

Join Dr. Carla Gull, educator and mother of four boys, as she talks about getting outside and exploring loose parts.

Loose Parts Nature Play Dr. Carla Gull

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Building creativity one leaf and bolt at a time.

Join Dr. Carla Gull, educator and mother of four boys, as she talks about getting outside and exploring loose parts.

    Newer Nature Books

    Newer Nature Books

    Natural Start Alliance Holiday Book Fair
    Loose Parts Learning in K-3 Classrooms
                On Gryphon House
    The Girl with the Big, Big Questions by Britney Winn Lee
    Outside, You Notice by Erin Alladin
    Reading Guide
    What’s in Your Pocket? Collecting Nature’s Treasures by Heather Montgomery
    Be a Tree by Maria Gianferrari
    Wonder Walkers by Micha Archer
    Many are affiliate links—thanks for helping me buy more books at no cost to you!
     
    Loose Parts Learning in K-3 Classrooms
    https://amzn.to/3jGVdmX
    Loose Parts Play Facebook Page:
    https://www.facebook.com/LoosePartsPlay/
    Loose Parts Play Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoosePartsPlay/
     
    Inside Outside Michiana Facebook Page:
    https://www.facebook.com/InsideOutsideMichiana/
     
    Loose Parts Nature Play Website:
    http://insideoutsidemichiana.blogspot.com

    • 16 min
    International Stonework Play Day

    International Stonework Play Day

    November 3rd, but can be done anytime!
    https://nurtureinnature.com.au/international-stonework-play-day/
     
    Rocks as a Loose Part—Book list!
    http://insideoutsidemichiana.blogspot.com/2017/11/rocks-as-loose-part.html
     
    A Savior is Born: Rocks Tell the Story of Christmas
    https://amzn.to/3GiIOOO
    He is Risen: Rocks Tell the Story of Easter
    https://amzn.to/304tINw
     
    Storytelling Campference—it was great!
    https://lpnp--nurtureinnature.thrivecart.com/campference-all-access-package/615c66de557f5/
     
    Holiday Book Fair with Natural Start Alliance—will have a free recording  and list later
    https://naturalstart.org/bright-ideas/holiday-book-fair-0
     
    Loose Parts Learning in K-3 Classrooms
    https://www.gryphonhouse.com/books/details/loose-parts-learning-in-k-3-classrooms
     
    TikTok video on Stonework Play
    https://www.facebook.com/carla.gull/videos/4836000479764746
     
    What Can You Do with a Rock? By Pat Zietlow Miller, Illustrated by Kathie Kath
    https://amzn.to/31wr1Vf
     
    Loose Parts Learning in K-3 Classrooms
    https://amzn.to/3jGVdmX
    Loose Parts Play Facebook Page:
    https://www.facebook.com/LoosePartsPlay/
    Loose Parts Play Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoosePartsPlay/
     
    Inside Outside Michiana Facebook Page:
    https://www.facebook.com/InsideOutsideMichiana/
     
    Loose Parts Nature Play Website:
    http://insideoutsidemichiana.blogspot.com

    • 20 min
    Three Little Pigs Outdoor STEM Challenge

    Three Little Pigs Outdoor STEM Challenge

    When classes are studying fairytales, we take it outside to create our own shelters to protect the pigs from the wolf! Move beyond the straw, sticks, and bricks for student choice and voice in their building options. The larger space and outdoor environment give us plenty of room to build, additional opportunities (up in a tree!), and less mess for cleanup.
    Loose Parts Nature Play: Architecture
    Pictures of the Three Little Pigs Outdoor STEM Challenge
    The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale
     
    Loose Parts Learning in K-3 Classrooms
    https://amzn.to/3jGVdmX
    Loose Parts Play Facebook Page:
    https://www.facebook.com/LoosePartsPlay/
    Loose Parts Play Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoosePartsPlay/
     
    Inside Outside Michiana Facebook Page:
    https://www.facebook.com/InsideOutsideMichiana/
     
    Loose Parts Nature Play Website:
    http://insideoutsidemichiana.blogspot.com

    • 17 min
    Autumn Treasures

    Autumn Treasures

    Leaf Man (aff links)
    https://amzn.to/3ntc8dD
     
    What’s in your Pocket? Collecting Nature’s Treasures
    https://amzn.to/3jDnavF
     
    Loose Parts Learning in K-3 Classrooms
    https://amzn.to/3jGVdmX
     
    Beautiful Stuff: Learning with Found Materials
    https://amzn.to/3pQCqcq
     
     
    Loose Parts Play Facebook Page:
    https://www.facebook.com/LoosePartsPlay/
    Loose Parts Play Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoosePartsPlay/
     
    Inside Outside Michiana Facebook Page:
    https://www.facebook.com/InsideOutsideMichiana/
     
    Loose Parts Nature Play Website:
    http://insideoutsidemichiana.blogspot.com

    • 12 min
    Connecting Our Children with Nature

    Connecting Our Children with Nature

    Why aren’t children connecting to nature?
    http://www.nwf.org/Be-Out-There/Why-Be-Out-There.aspx
    Why should children connect with nature?
    Quotes http://www.childrennatureandyou.org/quotes.html
     
    Join an online challenge or group
    Seasonal photo challenges http://www.goexplorenature.com/2012/12/2013-winter-nature-photo-scavenger-hunt.html
    Weekly topic challenges
    http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/ 
    Outdoor family communities
    http://www.childrenandnature.org/movement/naturalfamilies/
     
    State Programs
    DNR—Get Up and Go Outside
    http://www.in.gov/dnr/kids/5991.htm
    DNR Kids Page
    http://www.in.gov/dnr/kids/5991.htm
    Hoosier Outdoor Child
    Indiana Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights
    Patch Programs—challenge, encouragement
    http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2418.htm
     
    National Programs
    National Parks—build them into vacations
    http://www.nps.gov/index.htm
    NP Webrangers
    http://www.nps.gov/webrangers/
    NP Junior Ranger Programs
    http://www.nps.gov/learn/juniorranger.cfm
    No Child Left Inside
    http://www.eenc.org/index.php/in-the-news/no-child-left-inside
     
    Websites
    http://www.childrenandnature.org/
    http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/
    Outdoor study challenges
    www.goexplorenature.com
     
    Loose Parts Play Facebook Page:
    https://www.facebook.com/LoosePartsPlay/
    Loose Parts Play Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoosePartsPlay/
     
    Inside Outside Michiana Facebook Page:
    https://www.facebook.com/InsideOutsideMichiana/
     
    Loose Parts Nature Play Website:
    http://insideoutsidemichiana.blogspot.com

    • 24 min
    Go Climb a Tree!

    Go Climb a Tree!

    Exchange Article Link: 
    https://bit.ly/260-Gull-Rosengarten-Goldstein
     
    Loose Parts Learning in K-3 Classrooms
    https://amzn.to/2UoE2ws
     
    Loose Parts Play Facebook Page:
    https://www.facebook.com/LoosePartsPlay/
    Loose Parts Play Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoosePartsPlay/
     
    Inside Outside Michiana Facebook Page:
    https://www.facebook.com/InsideOutsideMichiana/
     
    Loose Parts Nature Play Website:
    http://insideoutsidemichiana.blogspot.com

    • 15 min

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