Hi Ashley -- I find that free exploration works best. If they try to make
pinch pots but fail they may feel defeated. In kdg I give them lots of
texture tools (toothbrushes, shells, toys, etc) so they can create their
own sculptures. Especially since you are planning on returning to the
medium, I would say let their first experiences be free and self-directed.
They may enjoy closing their eyes while working, too!
Enjoy! (I Love clay!!)
Liz in rural NY
> > 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 >