When young children are given clay, they are instinctively motivated to explore its responsive sensory qualities. As they poke it, squeeze it, and pound it, the clay responds. For a preschooler, this empowers them to continue experimenting! As they experiment, they recognize that their actions have consequences. Their curiosity continues to empower their learning experience, as they construct and reconstruct a variety of shapes and forms. Before we began this activity, we discussed how bread was made. With pictures and a simple story, your little one was introduced to each step of the process. They were then encouraged to bake their own bread! By doing this, they applied their understanding of a concept, and continued to develop their hand eye coordination and the small muscles in their hands.