Ashley Purser wrote: > > This is my first year teaching Pre-first and Kindergarten. I am getting > ready to let them begin to explore with clay. I am not sure if I should > let them explore the medium and make it more of an exploration day or if I > should make it more structured by giving them a final product as pinch > pots. We will have the opportunity to work in this medium a lot > throughout the year. If anyone has any thoughts or good lesson plans I > would greatly appreciate it! > > Thank you, > Ashley Purser
The more experience the better. I would probably let them feel,
pinch, roll etc. for a month or so- depends how often and how many
at a time and then after that then I would
try to make something with them. Last year I had my preschoolers
make clay suns ( with added features and texture) out of red clay,
They were so adorable (can I say that?). I just love how much freer
preschoolers are than school age children are with the medium!