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Open-ended materials tend to promote creativity and imagination.

I like the idea of having the individual slates of stone for a harder surface for the children to roll and create play dough on. They can also explore all the different patterns and markings on the stones.

Green provocation -  the Opal Museum Preschool ≈≈

Green provocation - the Opal Museum Preschool ≈≈ sorting and classifying is numeracy

I like the clear containers, book and combination of peg dolls sand and shells

The Opal School, a Reggio-inspired early childhood program at the Portland Children's Museum is ready for a new school year with a new and very.

Art studio materials - Playfully Inspired: A Journey Through Early Learning ≈≈

ART space: have free materials arranged by color? Art studio materials - Playfully Inspired: A Journey Through Early Learning ≈≈

Fairy Garden Play Dough - a fun fine motor activity for kids during the spring.

Fairy Garden Play Dough

An atelier is a space of innovation, discovery and empathy.  It provides children the opportunity to engage in long term projects, often in small groups, while exploring different types of materials and techniques.  The atelier environment is a curriculum in itself, offering invitations to create, take risks and problem solve throughout the day.

Tinkering Spaces: Interview with Meri Cherry of Kol Tikvah

An atelier is a space of innovation, discovery and empathy. It provides children the opportunity to engage in long term projects, often in small groups, while exploring different types of materials and techniques. The atelier environment is a curriculum in itself, offering invitations to create, take risks and problem solve throughout the day.

Line provocation! www.wondersinkindergarten.blogspot.ca

BC Fine Arts Visual Art Line Provocations - exploring lines using different mediums, e. plasticine, crayons and paper and wire

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Museum Notes: Managing Materials for Making and Tinkering- using photos of nature as a provocation for loose parts- love it

Make your own Stickman + knoester

Make your own Stickman

Make your own Stickman Why not extend your walk by collecting sticks and other nature treasures and making a Stickman with your children. A great DIY nature kids craft.

Practice setting up provocations with beautiful, open-ended materials. Look at all the wonderful textures, colors, and opportunities for language! Fantastic!

Reggio Emilia Inspired: Practice setting up provocations with beautiful, open-ended materials. Look at all the wonderful textures, colors, and opportunities for language!

How to make tinker trays for kids for open ended process art - Reggio Inspired

Make Tinker Trays

How to make tinker trays for kids for open ended process art - Reggio Inspired - use with mirrors, trays, playdough, sticky back plastic