Clay Play Storytime – revised Instead of a craft project, allow time for free play with clay or Playdoh. To make your own Playdoh, follow these instructions: Easy Cinnamon Play Dough Recipe – Simply Southern Mom.
Baker, Alan. Gray Rabbit’s 1 2 3. In this counting book, rabbits use clay to make different animals.
Berkes, Marianne. Over in the Jungle. This update of the counting song “Over in the Meadow” features jungle animals, illustrated with polymer clay figures.
Bridges-Boesch, Isabelle. Daddy Daughter Day. For their special day, Belle and Dad turn the backyard into a clay workshop.
Lenhard, Elizabeth. The Ball of Clay That Rolled Away. Using the pattern similar to “The Gingerbread Man,” a ball of clay at a Jewish summer camp rolls away from various campers.
Petty, Dev. Claymates. Two balls of clay shape themselves into different animals.
Sheffield, Heidi W. Brick by Brick. While his father works a the construction site, Luis makes small bricks from clay to make a model house they plan to build in the future.
Vanhecke, Susan. Apple Pie for Dinner. Granny needs apples for a pie so she goes door to door to make a trade. Illustrated with baked clay figures.
See the earlier version of this storytime outline: Clay Play Storytime Ideas (bayviews.org).
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool