We have read a lot of books with mice as characters this year in Kindergarten. Mouse Paint, Mouse Shapes, A Garden for Miss Mouse, to name a few. It seemed perfect to teach Pinch Pot clay construction with the mouse theme in mind. Kinders love to play with playdough during free time. So they understand the 3-D form. But clay is a little stiffer, and it turns our hands gray for a little while!
Still clay is very exciting. Their little pinch pot mice turned out very sweet. Now I have to live with mice in my classroom! EEEEEK!