Woodwork and a class of 3 year year olds- I know what your thinking....crazy teacher!
This project, however, is the perfect woodwork project for young children.
Before I began, I explained that tools were only ever to be used with an adult at home or at school and went through some of the dangers of using hammers and nails.
The hammering part was done one on one and the rest of the nails and hammers were put safely out of the other childrens reach. The biggest problem was that everyone wanted to do it at the same time.
It is very had to wait your turn when you are going to make something very exciting.
I was lucky enough to get the wood for free and cut to size.
The children painted the wood however they liked. I explained that it was going to be a car so we talked about the parts of the car....the lights, doors, windows etc.
Once they were dry we began to attach the wheels.
Each child counted 4 wheels and 4 nails.
I hammered the nails through the lids and then we attached the wheels to the car body. The lids were fabulous because they held the nails securely in place and no fingers were hurt!!
The children had a great time driving them around.
We are working on a class village at the moment so stay tuned for next week when I show you their fantastic houses.
Give woodwork a try at home or in your classroom. The children love it!!