create (with kids): Hammering Away | FreshlyPlanted

create (with kids): Hammering Away

We finally have a bit of snow to enjoy, but the freezing temperatures have kept us mostly indoors. With two active kids, our little house can seem smaller and smaller somedays. With a box, a hammer and some nails, we've been able to beat cabin fever... at least for a little while.

Hammering Away

Hammering Away

Hammering Away

Hammering Away

Hammering Away
For this activity we used a large, sturdy cardboard box. I poked little pilot holes with the nails in the cardboard first. Then Isia put a nail in each hole and hammered it through. It took her quite a few tries at the beginning, but she really had the hang of it by the end. Good preparation for working in the wood studio with her Mama someday!

ps. Since I was right with her, and we were hammering into a soft material, I didn't have her wear goggles. But I will be changing that in the future. Mishaps can happen too easily, and- just as importantly- it's a good habit to form. It'll be easier to get her to wear goggles as a teen-ager if she's been wearing them along (smile).

Cassidy Sevier

Cassidy is a former art classroom teacher from the city, now unexpected homeschooler to three active kids in the woods. She loves nature, good books, large pots of tea, and creative projects with her family. You can read about their learning adventures and more at Freshly Planted.com

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