Creative Art & Activities: Clay, Play Dough and Modeling Materials / Edition 1

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The creative possibilities are endless with this series of six books focusing on traditional art mediums for children ages 2-8. By emphasizing the process rather than the final project, these activities open a great arena for creativity, self-expression, and exploration for children and for their parents or teachers. Each book boasts at least 50 activities that will develop an appreciation of traditional art mediums. Activities are written in an easy-to-follow "cookbook" format and begin with a list of developmental goals and required materials. Helpful Hints make for a smooth experience, and Variations show how each experience can be expanded on. The Index by Ages makes it easy to find age-appropriate activities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401834760
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/27/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,492,558
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Mayesky, Ph.D., is a certified preschool, elementary, and secondary teacher. She is a former professor in the Program in Education at Duke University, former director of the Early Childhood Certification Program, and supervisor of student teachers. She has served as assistant director for programs in the Office of Day Services, Department of Human Resources, State of North Carolina. She is also the former principal of the Mary E. Phillips Magnet School in Raleigh, North Carolina, the first licensed extended day magnet in the Southeast. She has served several terms on the North Carolina Day Care Commission and on the Wake County School Board. Dr. Mayesky has worked in Head Start, child care, kindergarten, and YWCA early childhood programs and has taught kindergarten through grade 8 in the public schools. She has written extensively for professional journals and for general-circulation magazines in the areas of child development and curriculum design. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was named Woman of the Year in Education by the North Carolina Academy of the YWCA. Her other honors include being named Outstanding Young Educator by the Duke University Research Council, receiving the American Association of School Administrators Research Award, and being nominated for the Duke University Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: Getting Started. Chapter 3: Activities-Apple Sculptures, Baker's Dough, Basic Clay Modeling, Box Sculptures, Bread-Dough Sculptures, Cheerio Sculptures, Cinnamon Ornament Dough, Clay-Coil Pots, Clay or Dough Crawlers, Clay Play with Tools, Cornstarch!, Creative Play, Crepe-Paper Clay, Cube Sculptures, Easy Dough, Easy Fudge Dough, Favorite Play Dough, Feather and Pipe Cleaner Sculptures, Foil Sculptures, Fun Decorations, Gloop, Homemade Glitter Clay, Honey Dough, Kool-Aid Play Dough, Marshmallow Sculptures, Mary's Dough, Mobile Sculptures, Mud Bricks, Natural Object Sculptures, Ornamental Dough, Painted-Clay Sculptures, Paper-Pulp Sculptures, Peanut-Butter No-Cook Dough, Play Clay, Play Clay Pins and Buttons, Play Dough Beads and Such, Play Dough Seed Collage, Potato Dough, Rock Sculptures, Salt Dough, Sawdust Sculptures, Sculpture Bouquets, Soap Ball Sculptures, Soapy Sculpture Dough, Spicy Cinnamaon Apple Dough, Spool Sculptures, String and Glue Sculptures, Stuffed Paper Bag Sculptures, Styrafoam Sculptures, Uncooked Play Dough, Yummy Play Dough. Chapter 4: Edible Doughs. Chapter 5: Index by Ages.

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