One of the most versatile open ended loose parts we have here at Hazelmere are sheets and blankets. With a few of these, the children are able to construct some amazing huts. If they are wanting to do this outside, we have loads of tarpaulins and pegs.
We often find huts that the older children have made and are left being played in by the younger children who are then inspired to make huts of their own. The huts become more and more intricate as time passes with the children developing great skills and dispositions like resourcefulness, determination and resilience. Having uninterrupted time here enables some amazing learning to happen as the children have fun and play!