clay and natural materials

clay is a fantastic natural material to use with all ages and abilities and is great for developing fine motor skills.  I like to use it with natural materials and often do a forage as part of the project, then combine the bits from nature with the clay.   Over the years some wonderful creatures have been made by all ages.  They don’t last forever, but fall back to nature where they came from.

This natural, mythical village is a wonderful way of utilising nature’s bounty and is a great lead into creative writing.  Children can explore their imaginations by thinking about who could live there.