Wood Working

Sensory Explorations
Science Activities
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Gluing Activities


Sanding Activities


Drilling Activities


Measuring Activities
Screwdriver Activities


Sawing Activities


Nut and Bolt activities
Hammering Activities



Safety Guidelines



  • Introduce Children to the tools and safety rules.
  • Focus on the process—not the finished product
  • Children should always be supervised when using tools
  • Wear safety glasses
  • Wear safety gloves
  • Be aware of helpers
  • Use child sized tools
  • Always inspect tools before use (if in ill repair do not use)
  • Wear shoes (do not wear sandals)
  • Tools should remain in wood working area
  • Children should not walk around children who  are working with tools
  • Wood working should be done on a hard surface
  • For beginners pilot holes are a good idea
  • Put nail through a piece of cardboard(gives the child something to hold besides nail)
  • Use clamps when sawing, drilling, etc...
  • Remember to clean up and put tools away when done


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