Kinders love playdough. But working with clay really gets them fired up! First of all it is a gray color. It makes their hands messy. And they have to actually form it into something! We start with a small ball. Then poke little thumbs in and squeeze around the hole. This is called a pinch pot. This is a very basic clay form, and something I teach all kinders every year. But we went on from there! The children flipped their pot over, pinched, pressed, pulled. poked and scratched until it resembled a little clay mouse! Some even have whiskers and little feet! The white mice below have been fired in the school kiln. Next on to glaze!