Sunday, February 27, 2011

ideas for a woodworking area at preschool

For some time now I've been hankering for a permanent woodworking / tinkering space on our veranda at preschool:  a workbench and a space to safely store tools and materials when they are not in use.

I've been moseying around and here are some ideas I have come across:
 





Flights of Whimsy

Teacher Tom's Tinkering area

Teacher Tom's Tool Cabinet

Nayland Kindergarten

Cowgate Under 5 Centre via I'm a Teacher Get Me Outside of Here
 Do you have a woodworking / tinkering area?  I'd love some inspiration!

4 comments:

  1. Jenny-

    We don't have a permanent place for woodworking/tinkering. We have done most of our outside during the spring/summer/fall. It limits our use in the winter because We don't have a good indoor space yet.... I have a lot of inspiration on my tumblr. Some folks have turned night stands into work benches... and I've found some good wood working plans for a neat child sized work bench. For now, our endeavors are limited, but I too hope to make a better permanent woodworking/tinkering space. I'll try to hook you up with the places I found inspiration :).

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    1. I use a log in my preschool class as we don't have an area for a talbe either. The activites are monitored and 2 children at a time can work at the log. They must wear safety goggles, use real hammers and roofing nails. When the log is filled with nails we just get another one.

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  2. you always send (me...;)...) these ideas right at the perfect time!! i've been wanting to set up a wood-working station at my preschool for some time and this is just the inspiration i was looking for!!! thank you again and again for all you do! xxx,kristin

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  3. Thanks Amy for the ideas, and Kristin - we do seem to be in sync don't we! Let me know how you go and we can compare notes.

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