Spark play ideas @ home
In this section, you will find lots of easy, low-cost ideas for playing indoors and outdoors. We hope they will spark play at home or when you are out and about playing with friends and family.
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“We are more mindful of the benefits of play as well as more confident about encouraging parents to see the value of loose parts play and the holistic nature opposed to plastic toys.”
East Lothian Council Community Learning and Development Officer
You and Me storybook
Whatever the weather collection
Play along with Mica through wind, rain, sun and whatever else the weather brings. Browse our postcards and 10 days of practical ideas to help you and your little ones to get out and play.
Why not watch Whatever the weather film to spark conversations with children about their ideas?
10 days of practical ideas
Supporting play at home
Children are full of play and ideas. There are a few simple things adults can do to help. Print the poster, watch the video and sit back and relax.
ELPA supporting play at home poster
Loose parts gift cards
Loose parts make fantastic gifts to spark hours of imaginative play. Our set of gift cards will help you to create play sets from everyday items. Use them for inspiration at home, or share to spread the word for environmentally-friendly, low-cost and playful gifting.