Sensory Explorations
Science Activities
Hints & Tips
Laughing Out Loud!
About Brighteyes Learning




Safety gear:

Goggles and gloves

Extra large blocks of wood (use soft wood to start)



--  Demonstrate how to use hammer

--  Allow children to hammer the wood (without nails)

--  They will see their results by the dents in the wood

Hammering with nails


Safety gear:

Goggles and gloves

Extra large blocks of wood (use soft wood to start)


Large thick nails (8, 16 penny)

Large square piece of cardboard with center hole (use to hold instead of nail)


* Optional --

--  Prepare wood with starter holes

--  Talk about safety rules

--  Demonstrate how to use hammer

--  Demonstrate how to hold nail in place (using Cardboard Square)

Allow children to hammer nails wherever they chose

Wheels go round and round


Various lids and caps

i.e. Milk jug caps, twist caps, bottle caps





nail lids and caps to wood not hammer all the way down

Caps and lids should be able to turn

Color Transfer

For this you will need leaves, flowers, or a piece of art work done in heavy crayon. The object is to transfer the colors and /or designs to one of the pieces of wood.



Safety gear-----


  • Goggles
  • Gloves
  • Clamps or duct tape





Two blocks of wood same size

Flowers, leaves, crayon art work

Optional: paper


Place desired item between blocks of wood

Clamp or tape around all edges

Allow the children to hammer the blocks of wood

When they are finished remove tape or unclamp

If desired allow them to continue if they are not satisfied with the results

Display as artwork


If you want to color transfer on paper

Place paper between blocks of wood

Proceed as above.


Still can't find what you were looking for? Have a comment or suggestion? Just fill out the form below and I will do my best to fill your request!

Email address:

Copyright (c) 2005

The purpose of Brighteyes Learning is to be a resource for early childhood educators and parents. You are welcomed to use any materials found on the Brighteyes Learning sites. It is recommended that you read an activity completely and try it at least once before using in your classroom. Some activities may not be suitable for some people. These activities are to be used at your own discretion. Brighteyes Learning gives no guarantees. As always, it is the process not the product that counts! Brighteyes Learning is willing to adapt any activity for special needs, just email brighteyeslearning2@yahoo.com to request the adaptation.

All recipes located on the Brighteyes Learning sites are originals or adapted to the Brighteyes Learning format. All Rebus recipes are Brighteyes Learning originals that have been adapted from text recipes (as mentioned). Any product images, book images, character images associated with Brighteyes Learning recipes retain their original copyrights. Brighteyes Learning does not claim these as their own.

Brighteyes graphic was listed as public domain as a tutorial. All other images contained on Brighteyes Learning sites are; collage images from Brighteyes Learning, public domain (under the condition of being freely shared never sold), photobucket, cloverkids.com, free graphics.com, DiscoverySchool.com, nvtech.com. science graphic is from http://www.garyharbo.com/free.html In some instances, original author is unknown (as is the source). Every attempt has been made to find the original author of an image. Every attempt is made to give proper credit to an image. If you find an image that is your own original (copyrighted) piece of work, please contact Brighteyes Learning at brighteyeslearning2@yahoo.com. Brighteyes Learning will give proper credit or remove image as per owner’s request.


"Clip art licensed from the Clip Art Gallery on DiscoverySchool.com"