This afternoon, some of our younger children discovered the clay on one of our small tables, "Look grey playdough" one of them commented so I quickly shared that yes it looks a little like playdough but in fact this is CLAY.
They began taking responsible risks trying out this medium they had not explored before, "Its cold"
"My hands are getting dirty" "Do we cut clay" were some of the comments and questions the children clearly articulated as they manipulated the clay in different ways.
Fine motor skills were used as we pushed, pulled, rolled and cut the clay into different shapes and sizes. The children all showed fantastic Manaakitanga/ care and respect as they shared the clay with their friends. He rawe tēnā! This is great!