Carpentry for Kids - 510 Families

Carpentry for Kids

Carpentry for Kids in BerkeleyIf my son will learn to build shelves, think through applied math, and use tools safely, sign us up!

From the organizer:

Kids’ Carpentry is a year-round enrichment program designed to teach girls and boys, kindergarten-7th grades, to use hand tools and general woodworking skills.  Through a sequence of projects, the young carpenters gain the skill and competence to complete increasingly more complicated projects.  From boats to bird feeders, doll furniture, clocks, games, airplanes, and many more, the kids have a wide range of projects to choose from besides designing and building according to their own needs and imagination for the veteran carpenter.

In addition to the fun kids have they also gain quality experiences in measuring, applied math (including fractions), problem-solving, craftsmanship, and empowered by the hands-on experience.

Carpentry classes are taught with two teachers for every eight to ten students, ensuring careful attention and respect for each child.  Since class sizes are limited, prompt enrollment is strongly recommended.

This is a fun and educational program giving kids life-time skills.

Spring and Summer classes are offered at both the Albany Rec Center and JCC East Bay in Berkeley Check the calendar on the Kids Carpentry website. Schoolyear programs are offered in six week sessions to focus on building (heh) more skills, projects, and confidence. To ask questions:  Email to:

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2 thoughts on “Carpentry for Kids”

  1. Rachel Anderson

    My kids loved these classes with Michael and Jeab — they probably took at least five — and I was so impressed by and grateful for Michael and Jeab’s teaching style. Can’t recommend it highly enough for girls and boys.

  2. For pre-K kids (ages 4+), City of Orinda offers a two-Saturday class in chunks throughout the year. My husband and son did it, and liked it.

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