Busy Hands: Working with Clay

Reggio Activities for Preschoolers

I just love busy hands. Whether it’s with paint or glue or scissors or in this case, clay; I just love watching little hands work.

Squeezing clay between little fingers; making prints from pumice stone collected at the beach.

Occupational therapy activities for Cerebral Palsy. Reggio Emilia activities using natural materials for preschoolersPinching and rolling, prodding and stretching.

All those little muscles busily at work. Therapy in disguise.

Oh yes, I do love busy hands.


11 Replies to “Busy Hands: Working with Clay”

  1. Kylie D'Alton says:

    This looks wonderful! Does he make anything in particular or does he simply enjoy the process of playing? I love the idea of incorporating items from nature.

    1. Mostly he just likes playing. It really depends on what I put out with the clay. If there is wire he’ll make sculptures. Or if there is matchsticks he usually makes a drum kit and then uses the matchsticks as drum sticks. Love my little musician πŸ™‚

  2. I’ve decided to read all the posts on your blog starting from the very beginning, as you would a book. Does anyone do that anymore, read all the posts from a single site?

    I intend to start homeschooling my 3-year-old in the near future and can’t wait to read what you have to say!

    And now a question: what sort of clay do you use? Thanks!

    1. I also read all posts from start to finish the same way – makes me very frustrated when I can’t find an archive list!!

    2. Hi Sarah. I am so sorry I missed your comment. How is your homeschooling going? This clay is simply recycled clay from our local potters’ society.

  3. I am frustrated now as well πŸ™‚ Could be good to have a list πŸ™‚
    Is this the first post?

    1. Yep this was the first one πŸ™‚ I think I might have to add an archive list now.

  4. Just gorgeous!

  5. awww your first post! just adorable πŸ™‚ those teeny little hands!!!

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