This blog post is months over due. Our first graders created these Diya, pinch pots in celebration of Diwali, “The Festival of the Lights“. We look forward to this project every year in First Grade, because it’s our first introduction to the clay medium. Year after year, we combine and expand upon our clay skills, getting to work with it in new and fun ways. Whenever the bag of clay comes out there is always cheers and excitement in the art room. It’s a magical, transformative medium, and every grade loves getting into it. This year we had brand new clay, and fun new texture stamps to try! These precious pinch pots went home, as gifts over the winter break. I hope they are getting a lot of love at home.