Monday, February 6, 2012

Clay Project - Exploring Holes in Clay

While observing the children‘s strategies for manipulating the clay, we chose to build off of their interest on how to make holes in the clay using tools. The children used a variety of items from the classroom to create holes in the tough material. Many of the children used pointed objects such as forks and a pencil, finding it was easiest to push into the clay mass. After forming holes, some of the children used their fingers to make the holes bigger. Other children discovered that by moving their tool left to right or up and down, their movement enlarged the holes they had made.

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