Colorful Weekend: Una vs. Clay

Another toddler activity for this week: Una vs. Clay
una vs clay

Of course these clays are non-toxic. At least the label says it is. I bought it recently in National Bookstore for 20+ pesos, it comes with 6 strips of colors. What I like about this clay is that it doesn’t smell like burned plastic/rubber. One reason why I didn’t like playing with clay before. The ugly smell of clay would stick to my hands even after washing. Makes my head ache. But this clay is like heaven sent. It doesn’t stick (much) on any surface, smells nice (like kisses pellets) and very colorful.

Playing with clay, especially for toddlers, has its developmental benefits. It encourages their creativity: recognizing colors, shapes, and textures, and their eye-hand coordination.

When introducing kids to clay, show them how to handle and manipulate it with your fingers. Show them how to squeeze, pinch, roll and mold the clay. This could also be a way to introduce them to new actions.

See how Una makes impressions of different textures using her other toys?

Make it a fun learning experience and let them explore on their own.

It’s rainy and gloomy earlier today but I do hope you’ll have a colorful weekend!

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20 Responses to Colorful Weekend: Una vs. Clay

  1. imriz says:

    what a perfect activity for ur daughter. best buy at national :)

  2. imriz says:

    what a perfect activity for ur daughter. best buy at national :)

    • Gene says:

      I’m sure its Best Buy. I forgot to take a photo of the pack but the cardboard have an N cutout shape into it. So for sure it’s NBS made. I love hanging out in National Bookstore. So many things to buy.

  3. jared's mum says:

    i must agree, NBS is one of my favorite shops to hang out, I was just there yesterday hoarding on postcards! :)

    love your colorful clay, Una. Jared has yet to discover that interesting toy, I might introduce it to him very soon…by the way, did you know that you can make your own clay, + make it edible, too? ;)

    • Gene says:

      Yeah. I was actually looking for recipes online for homemade clays but realized that I do not have the ingredients at home. I decided to buy clays instead, cheaper for me, hehehe!

      When Una gets bigger, I might do that as a bonding activity. Liking baking minus the baking part hahaha!

  4. Kero says:

    we love clay-dough play too =)

    been trying to figure out how to make a turtle =)

    • Gene says:

      Good luck with that. Lucky for me, we’re still on the learning the shape part. Though she made mold a boot and back pack once. She was in her Dora mood then.

  5. Shengkay says:

    wow! galing naman ni ko hindi pa mga ganyan..ang gusto nya lang mampunit ng libro at ihagis mga toys nya..hehehe

    Visiting from Colorful Weekend.. Colorful Mother and Daugther .

    Have a nice day!

  6. WAHMaholic says:

    as much as i want to buy svet clay, i’ve seen how messy that can get especially pag mejo nalingat ako ng konti at kung san san nya na iro-roll. hirap maglinis waaaah!

    i hope una doesn’t explore how clay looks on the wall, sahig at kung san san pang surface na hindi dapat. hehe

    • Gene says:

      Hindi naman siya dumikit kung saan-saan. Pero kulay brown na yung clay ngayon, pinag-halo-halo na ni Una. Minsan naiwan niya sa sahig, Akalo ko poop. Hahaha!

  7. peachkins says:

    I’m thinking of making homemade clay for my daughter….

    • Olga says:

      I tried to make homemade playdough also but was unsuccessful. Do tell me if you’re able to make some. I used flour, water,salt, oil, and cream of tartar. My proportions must have been really wrong because I ended up with just sticky goop.

  8. Conversion Doctor says:

    Cute girl she is. We are also playing clay with our kids in our home almost everyday! So tiring but worth watching kids having fun.

  9. Cielo says:

    Just a look from this pics U can really see that Una is so kulit hehehhe…playing with clay stimulate her artistic side…nice activity sis

  10. Olga says:

    Cute ni Una! Hope we can set a playdate for the tots one of these days.

  11. Marcia M. Woodman says:

    She’s doing well huh. She’s cute and look so smart girl too :) . what a perfect activity for ur daughter.

  12. Mirage says:

    hi una! nomnom? haha joke! That would bring out her creativity!

  13. arcee says:

    Rem loves playing with clay also but she’s not good at keeping them tidy, so I don’t buy her anymore…will do when she reach 8 hoping that she would keep it away after playing with it. blog-hopping time:)

  14. Ane says:

    OMG I have a love-hate relationship with clay! Lucas loves this stuff and it always gets stuck in something and I end up trying to get it out of whatever it was that it got stuck to.. Super hard to get it out of grooves like those of the shoes or in between lines of the floor! :P

    But, at least they have fun and get to exercise their creativity right? :P

    I love how Play-Doh clay smells, not so strong and it doesn’t have that rubber/plastic smell clays usually have, problem is, it’s not actually budget friendly.. :P Buti nalang meron ng cheaper, will check this one nga, Lucas is running out of blue clay.. :P

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