DIY: Window easel for preschool

As I have mentioned before, I have been setting up my outdoor classroom and so far my husband has made the biggest difference by making me the sensory table and the tinker table. With the left over wood, he also made me this wonderful window easel…

The window easel may also be called a sensory window.  The window easel is 4 feet tall from floor to top and 4 feet wide. The actual window part is 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide. The legs are just 2×4’s and the two trays on either side of the easel were made from the left-over squares of plywood that were cut out of the sensory tables.

I didn’t get a chance to take very many pictures of the window as my husband built it because he kicked me out of the garage! The windows are Plexiglass from Home Depot. My husband said buying one large sheet of plexiglass was far more expensive then buying two smaller pieces so this is why the window easel has two panes. I didn’t care either way….

When we were planning the window easel, I asked my husband if he could add a cup holder so I could keep paint and water and other supplies with the window easel…

After the window easel was completed, we painted it yellow which seemed very sunny to me…

Later, my husband added hooks just under each cup holder for paint smocks or rags or whatever else I might think of hanging there…

I pushed those little rings like you use to make books through the corners of wash cloths and hung the wash cloths up on the hooks for now. I think they will be good for wiping off the windows as the children play with things like window markers. dry erase markers, water, and other items on the windows…

If you have any questions about building this window easel, you can leave a comment below and I will ask my husband for some more information…

See this post for a list of links to window activities


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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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