Mallory picked up some free tires to add to our collection of "loose parts." Loose parts encourage free play and exploration.
We agreed that one of the coolest aspects of this free play was that children were able to play and explore regardless of their ages.
We set out a tray with paint, droppers, and straws to see what kind of art the children would create.
On the really hot days, we put out ice, sprinklers, and colored water for the children to explore.