Confession: This was not on my to do list. I just wanted to do it. My boys aren’t really ever that into tools right now. But sometimes it’s time for mama to do what mama wants to do. Plus, the clipart is totally adorable. (Melonheadz Graphics – some of the best clipart out there!)
The past few months we’ve managed to go to the Home Depot Kids Workshops and the boys all love it. Typically Daddy and I each claim one child, and Baloo works by himself nearby. Sometimes Baloo needs a bit of assistance, but he’s done most of the projects nearly 100% by himself. And he’s very proud of that. They’re starting to learn to use tools and I’d like for them to know what the tools are and how to use them properly.
For what it’s worth, if you haven’t been to a Home Depot Kids Workshop and you have a Home Depot near by – you must go! They’re free and quite amazing. Get there early though. If all the workshops are like the ones near us – they get packed quickly.
Anyway, onto the printable! I started with PreK and Tot packs, and I’ll have the matching K-2nd packs out next week sometime
I designed this pack to go with The Tool Book by Gail Gibbons. Gibbons’ books are amazing resources for kids. She can go into so much detail and yet the boys are enraptured by the books! We’re learned about a few topics now, and have a lot of her books on our reserve list at the library!
Which Is Different?
What Color Are My Tools?
Clip and Count Cards
Dot the Hh
Sort the Tools and Gear
Tt is for Tools
Dot the Tt