This week at Black's Creek we got to try something a little different from our usual activities. On Tuesday the tide at the creek was the lowest we've seen it all summer, so we were able to take the kids around a bend in the creek to give them a new area to fish in. The ground was very mucky and gross, but the kids loved it.
While we were fishing, my Senior Harbor Educator Carolyn had the great idea to use some of the wet clay on the ground to make art. The kids absolutely loved the idea and were extremely eager to help us gather the clay. This resulted in a lot of kids getting really messy, but none of them cared.
We used the clay to make little sculptures. There were dolphins, starfish, faces, and even an attempted house. I'm not an arts and crafts type of person so I didn't really know what I was doing, but I like to think that my starfish was only a little worse than five year old Emily's was.
The clay was the main attraction for the rest of the week, with most kids choosing to play with clay over playing sports. With next week being the last week of Black's Creek, I'm not sure if we'll be able to get more clay to use, but if not the kids have the figures that they made to remind them of the great time we all had.
Until next time!