Or a leaf.
Sometimes the little things are carefully cut up pieces of paper.
Sometimes they have important things written or drawn on them.
Sometimes the pieces of paper go into a container of some kind - a backpack, box or bag.
On this day, Orla put her bits of paper into the transparent back pack and said "I'm SO ready for Playcentre!". (This was just before term started). She put her bag on top of mine.
Once at Playcentre, she handed out little bits of paper to some of her friends.
Disconnecting/separating, enveloping, and something else that I haven't quite grasped yet. The gifting aspect is important too.