Sunday, July 27, 2014

These are a few of my Favourite (found) Things

You won't find them in the toy catalogue, and they won't break the budget.  These are a few of my favourite resources for early childhood settings:

1.  Tyres

You can cover them:

You can create worlds of imagination:

You can build with them:

You can create obstacle courses:

You can grow grass in them:

You can make cubbies in them:

They can define a play space:

You can sit on them:

2.  Wooden Reels

You can use them in obstacle courses:

 Or tables:

Or to display art materials:

3.  Lengths of material; sheets; mosquito nets

Ideal for making those child sized spaces and hiding places:

 Credit:  Stomping in the Mud

Over to you.  What are your favourite found or second hand resources?  If you'd like to share, PM your images on the Let the Children Play Facebook page.


  1. Fabulous post, as always.
    Thanks for including a photo of my outdoor environment!
    Rachel (",)

  2. Thanks Jenny for including Stomping in the Mud. It is great to see yet another one of your wonderful blog posts. I was missing them.

  3. Thanks so much for all you do to promote play-based learning around the world. You honour us by using our pictures and we really appreciate it. Thanks again.
    Dianne and Gaie

  4. Fantastic post full of inspiration and ideas from around the world...thank you for sharing! Really loving the cubby in the tyre!

  5. So many awesome ideas! Thanks for this, great material