“You can’t use up CREATIVITY. The more you use, the more you have.”
When you think about clay, the first thing that comes to your mind is probably not related to writing. Yet the importance of using clay in early childhood is deeply rooted in the strengthening of finger muscles used to properly grip and hold pencils.
Clay can be used in both 2 and 3-dimensional creation. It is a vital tool that needs to be frequently used in early childhood. While working with clay, children are building skills in language development, problem-solving, fine and gross motor development, social skills, mathematical concepts (i.e. size and weight), and praxis development (the ability to practice and process theories).
Playing with clay is an interesting way to encourage a child’s imagination and creativity. Children love the vibrant colors and doughy texture of clay or play dough. Keeping this in mind “Play with Clay” activity for Senior KG kids was organized. Students made different fruits and vegetables like- peas, Carrot, Tomatoes, Grapes, Banana and many more. Children enjoyed molding, twisting and rolling clay to frame their favorite fruits and veggies. With little assistance of the facilitator and parents, children made fascinating artwork with the clay dough. They enjoyed the activity to the mellowest and thus their creative skills flooded with different imaginative ideas. Children were well appreciated for their efforts.