Pattern making: my hands are my tools!

Motivation:

Allowing students to see how many different patterns they can create using just their hands.  Clay tools are extensions of oour hands so I wanted my students to not rely on the tools but to see what they could do with just their fingers by pinching, scratching, pressing, pulling, etc.

Age Group: 5-8 years

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Feature 1

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Student is pressing her hand print into the clay

Student is pressing her hand print into the clay

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Student made imprints with her elbow!

Student made imprints with her elbow!

Scratching into the clay to make patterns

Scratching into the clay to make patterns