Painting with hammers on houses in preschool

Another activity we tried in preschool was painting with hammers on houses! I wasn’t able to catch this activity in action but here is the basic idea…

A simple white house shape is glued to black construction paper…

The children draw doors and windows on their houses.

Dip the head of a toy hammer in tempera paint then hammer away on the house…

A little messy but lots of fun!

By |2010-11-02T06:00:09+00:00November 2nd, 2010|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. KIDSPACE | Preschool, Child Care November 2, 2010 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Like you say, a little messy… but it’s a nice way for kids to be creative while letting out a little pent up energy.

    • Deborah J. Stewart November 2, 2010 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      LOL – yes it is!

  2. Randi Eccleston November 2, 2010 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    I would have never thought of this, thank you for sharing it.

    • Deborah J. Stewart November 2, 2010 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      You are welcome:)

  3. Scott November 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Deborah, I have painted with many things in my time…but never a hammer. I can’t wait to try it out!

    • Deborah J. Stewart November 3, 2010 at 2:19 pm - Reply

      Haha! It is always fun to find something simple and new:)

  4. V.Kerr November 4, 2010 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    How fun I can’t wait to do this!

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