It is a study designed for preschool children aged 3-6 to develop their basic skills, reveal their artistic perception and creative aspects through clay applications and to gain the ability of clay as a material to transform it into a three-dimensional artistic object. Within the scope of concern to create a model for dissemination in the province of Erzurum and to provide basic skills to children at an early age; Social skills, awareness of self-care, psychomotor, cognitive and aesthetic skills is aimed to raise awareness of all social elements, especially families, and environmental stakeholders.
In this context, in order to compare the different data that may arise from the class differences in Erzurum province, clay applications performed in three different kindergartens determined by the Erzurum Provincial Directorate of National Education according to socioeconomic and cultural positions are discussed in this study within the framework of eight weeks. The communicate with somebody in the practical flow during the study, the atmosphere of the work area, the approaches of the administrative and instructor staff of the pre-schools and the preschool children who are the subjects of the project are evaluated with a holistic approach. The aim of this study is to contribute to the inclusion and / or dissemination of clay applications in preschool children groups in all units where they study.
Keywords: Clay, ceramics, artistic perception, basic skills, preschool children