Clay for Kids art and curriculum programs are designed for pre-schools, kindergarten and grades 1 to 10 and higher classes. Our projects are linked to the Program of Studies from Alberta Education and support learning and enrich the curriculum. We also offer Seasonal Projects for special events such as Mother’s Day.
Please note, a number of these projects are a result of teacher’s suggestions. If you can’t find a project to suit your curriculum needs, let us know – we’ll develop it for you!
Indigenous Peoples Projects
Pre-Schools (ages 3 & 4)
Curriculum Overview – I am Unique; I belong
Social Studies – ‘I am Unique in My Community’ Suggested projects are – Family Plaque, All About Me Frame, Dad and Me plaque. Personal Mask. Science – Under the Sea, Insects on a Leaf, Dinosaurs Building Things – Arch candle holder.
Curriculum Overview – Building Things (which students do when they create with clay) – My World; Seasonal Changes
Science – building Things; Arch candle holders, Life cycle of a butterfly, Under the sea, Farm animals, and Bear coil pot. Language Arts – My favorite book (child makes their favorite book cover)
– Science: Small crawling and flying animals
– Social Studies: Three regions of Canada; Inuit Studies
Social Studies – Inuit animals, Inuit mask
Three regions of Canada, Atlantic Region – Lighthouse, Northern Region – Inukshuk, Prairie Region – Grain elevator
Science – Life cycle of a butterfly, insects on a leaf, wind chimes
– Rocks and Minerals (every class includes a discussion of the properties of clay and how the minerals in the ground affect it)
– Social Studies: Peru, India, Ukraine, Tunisia (the original Star Wars film location was in the Tunisian Dougga Dwellings)
Social Studies – Ukrainian Child, Peruvian Child, Peruvian Mask, Taj Mahal, and Elephant coil pot, Dougga Dwellings of Tunisia, Tunisian Aicha Vase
Communities of the world – Mexican sun and children around the world.
Science – Life cycle of a butterfly, whistle and drums for (hearing and sound)
– Science: Light and Shadows
– Social Studies: Aboriginals and their way of Life
– People of Alberta
Science – Save the planet, Sundial (shadow and light)
Social Studies – Alberta Crest, Log school house, Teepee, Nature scene
Curriculum Overview – Wetland creatures and their environment – Social Studies: Canadian History
Social Studies – Regional trains, Canadian symbols, Iroquois Spirit Masks Science – wetlands
– Science: The Sky; Flight (the Seraph is a lesson in aerodynamics)
– Social Studies: The Iroquois Confederacy, Citizen Participation in Decision Making
Social studies – Grecian urn with four pillars of democracy, Greek tragedy masks, Chinese dragons.
Language arts – Personal trophy
Science – Sundial
Junior High (grades 7 – 9)
Projects – Personal Codex, Canadian Symbols, Dragons – Meninias of Velazquez for Spanish Schools
Personal Codex, Canadian Symbols, Dragons, Crazy coil pot Projects for Spanish Schools – Meninias of Velázquez For Grade 8 – Renaissance Architecture Plaques
High School (grades 10 and up)
These projects are designed to celebrate seasonal events or as gifts for special occasions.
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