Do you have a collection of random items that you have been accumulating for your classroom? Loose parts are materials that are open ended by nature. They are free, accessible, and intriguing! The twenty-first century has brought constant change and demand for education that go beyond academic readiness. Through a play-based approach with loose parts, children will cultivate the knowledge, capacities, and dispositions to thrive as adults in a global society and face the challenges of an unknown future.