Clay in the Classroom
There are so many ways to use clay in the classroom. I love creating ways to connect with children that work and these work. My favorite clay in the classroom idea is a diversity craft that opens up possibilities for meaningful and necessary conversations about racism – a tough topic but one that must be addressed. Story Starters made from clay are great because the kids can make pieces and so can you (yours to help direct topics and ideas).
It is important to create children in all skin colors. This is a great lesson on color in and of itself.
Once all of the pieces have been baked according to the directions (Bake Shop Clay from Sculpey), use them with this FREE printable to create the pieces to tell a story.
On Monday I shared this great way to use Bake Shop in creating Mold Matchings.
This project has a FREE printable request to send home to parents so you can turn this into a home-school connection activity. You can get it HERE.
On Tuesday I shared a classroom management activity that gives your students a sense of ownership that support them in participating in the plan.
On Wednesday I shared Clay Letters along with ways to use them in the classroom and for learning.
Yesterday I shared a couple of ways to create puppets along with ways you can use them with kiddos.
Today on the Sculpey blog I am sharing DIY classroom manipulatives and several lesson ideas.
This project has a FREE printable of charts that you can use in a variety of ways and you can grab them HERE.
I can’t wait to find out what you think about all this and which project you would like to create!
PS: Here is another one of my favorite ways to use clay in the classroom! STORY STARTERS!