Here is a little recap of the clay projects I did with my K-3rd students in the last couple of weeks.
Kindergarten- Knee Bowls
I got this idea from one of the other Art teachers in my district. I showed the students how to make slabs then they formed them over their knees to make bowls.
First Grade- Pinch Pot Turtles
I first saw this idea on Deep Space Sparkle done with 4th grade students. I wanted an animal project for 1st grade since they spend quite a bit of time covering animals in science and I needed it to be a pretty sturdy project to give it a decent shot at making it home in one piece. This worked pretty well with my students. We made pinch pots, attached legs and heads using the Three S's: score, slip, squish. (THANK YOU to whoever posted about this, I'm sorry I can't remember you!) We also added a 4th S for "smooth."