Usually when we work with clay in the preschool we give the children individual pieces of clay. To give the children a new experience we decided to put the entire block of clay on a table in our studio.
The children pounded on it, dug their fingers into it, and used craft sticks to stab and cut it.
Some children made little things and some made big things.
We introduced a spray bottle with water and they discovered that it made the clay slippery and were delighted to discover that the water made the clay slide across the table.
We made a big clay mountain and a giant mess and a great time was had by all.