Friday, June 5, 2015

Stretchy Clay and Other Fun Things!

Butterflies and others explored stretchy white dough, wire, sticks and pine cones! When we provide provocations like this in the art studio, it is very likely that we won't "make" anything. This provocation gave children 4 very different textures to explore and 4 materials that all behave very differently when manipulated. Some stretch, some snap into pieces, and some bend. The children are exploring all aspects of these different properties and how they interact with each other! By focusing our planning efforts on these process oriented activities, as opposed to a specific product, we are giving our children endless learning opportunities in the areas of creativity, critical thinking, and motor skill development!

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