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Junky Monkeys Play Day!

Are you looking for an exciting in-school activity which will introduce your students, staff, and whānau to the benefits of loose parts play, as well as highlight ecological sustainability concepts in a practical, engaging way?   We’ll visit with a plentiful amount of materials, and lead 1 ½ hr sessions of up to 125 children (max 3 sessions per day).   This is a fantastic way to kick-start your use of loose parts for learning through play.  

During a Play Day session you will:

  • Watch our facilitators set up expectations with the groups around appropriate usage
  • Gather ideas by seeing a wide variety of loose parts in action
  • Step back and observe the joyful play that occurs!

Price: $1500 plus GST for 3 sessions, $1250 plus GST for 2 sessions.



Junky Monkeys Play On!

After a Junky Monkeys Play Day session we hope you will feel inspired to develop an on-going loose parts play programme at your school or centre. The Play On Junky Monkeys package combines the fun and excitement of the Play Day with a focus on meaningful staff development.  

  • Grow your understanding of loose parts theory and practice through engaging PLD workshops (1.5 hr, 3hr, and 6hr options available, webinar or face to face)
  • Observe and document curriculum learning in your student’s play while our experienced staff delivers Junky Monkeys sessions for your students
  • Engage in on-line follow up reflection sessions with our play experts, discuss any management issues, ask questions, and plan the next steps on your loose parts play journey

Price: please enquire



Makerspace Monkeys


Take your loose parts play programme to the next level by introducing makerspace pedagogy!  With a greater focus on small loose parts, and the introduction of high quality tools, groups of children up to 30 (up to 3 groups per day) will enjoy constructing and deconstructing with a variety of waste items otherwise destined for landfill.   

  • Suitable for centres, schools, and community events
  • Skills-based, developmentally appropriate instruction for safe usage of tools across different aged groups (3-13 years)
  • STEAM concept coverage delivered in a child-centred, play-based approach 

Price: $1800 plus GST




Are you looking to activate play and/or increase awareness of waste issues?  Junky Monkeys offers a highly engaging recipe for community engagement and environmental education, with a proven track record for successful activation of public spaces.  You provide access to a suitable public space and we’ll do the rest!

  • An inclusive, gender-neutral activity, appealing to all ages and abilities, 
  • A zero-waste event which lives the values of reduce, reuse, and recycle! 
  • A relaxed environment for families and community members to connect and play, even those who might avoid physical outdoor activities due to lack of fitness or confidence. 

Price: please enquire



Are you already sold on loose parts play and ready to upskill so you can confidently deliver programmes in your centre, school, or community?  We offer evidence-based, practical and inspiring talks and workshops for parents, teachers, environmental educators, recreation professionals, community workers, outside of school providers… anyone keen to activate children’s play through loose parts.  Workshops can be delivered online or face to face:

  • Introduction to loose parts play
  • Large loose parts for outdoor play-based learning
  • Loose parts in public spaces
  • Makerspace Magic
  • Managing challenging behaviours in loose parts play
  • Loose parts play and schema/urges
  • Planning, assessment, and documentation of loose parts play

Price: 1.5 hour $450 plus GST, half day $800 plus GST, full day $1500 plus GST, online courses 20% discount



Our play experts offer consultancy and professional services to centres, schools, communities and workplaces. We will empower your team with the skills and resources needed for successful delivery of loose parts play programmes.

  • Site assessments
  • Policies and procedures for health and safety
  • Resources and templates
  • Communication with whanau and other stakeholders
  • Individual or team coaching

Price: $150 plus GST per hour on site (min charge 2 hrs), online consulting $100 plus GST per hour