As part of Landcare week our youngest children in Sparks have been getting their hands dirty exploring clay play in the garden. We had some interesting conversations about looking after the land we live on and the kinds of things we can make out of clay that speak about caring for the land.

Mailen talked about animals in the landscape and said she sees lots of rabbits when she rides into school along the Molonglo River.

Sabina, Emily and Safirah made flowers that represent the flora of the land around them.

George made a tower using a stacking technique like a cairn of stones.

We all talked about descriptive words for how the clay felt; slimy, wet, smoodgi, fun!