The Elementary Woodshop

This program is for teachers of Grades K-7 with no woodworking experience to deliver a fun and engaging experience in Applied Design, Skills and Technologies “ADST”.   

This complete teaching unit is well suited to both urban and remote schools as we ship via courier AND wherever CANADA POST delivers within Canada. 

Woodworking kits and cross-curricular workbooks for your classroom address the ADST Core Competencies as set out by the Ministry of Education in BC.  Teachers in other provinces can refer
to their provincial Ministry of Education curriculum.

YOUTUBE   CLICK HERE to check out our instructional VIDEOS for building our woodworking projects.

Aboriginal Perspectives and Knowledge

Creative and effective ways to present Aboriginal Perspectives and Knowledge into curriculum remains a challenge for many educators.

Our expertise lies in the development of Applied Design, Skills and Technologies lessons through the modality of woodworking. Working with an Indigenous Education Resource Teacher we have succeeded in integrating Aboriginal Perspectives and Knowledge into many of  the workbooks we have written to accompany the woodworking projects we have designed for students. 

Here is a compilation of Aboriginal Perspectives and Knowledge as  presented in our workbooks. ABORIGINAL CONTENT FROM ALL WORKBOOKS

Introduction to Trade Careers and Entrepreneurship

The trade industries are the foundation of a community. Our homes, our schools and our businesses are all built by tradespeople. Workbooks introduce young students  to the world of trade careers. Lead your students in hands-on work through creative, meaningful projects that teach skills to take forward into high school and beyond.  The Industry Training Authority of BC (ITA) has reviewed this program and has approved it for              their ITA Youth Discover The Trades grant (see “Apply For Funding” below). This applies to school districts in British Columbia only.


Students are introduced to the world of entrepreneurship through optional lessons included with the MASON BEE HOUSE, TOY FACTORY, LOGGING TRUCK and BIRD HOUSE kits. Students can build their projects for sale at a school sale, or they can hold  “mock sale”.  Each “company” in the classroom will design their own logo and poster for a sale, they will learn about business and about manufacturing.

French Classrooms

The Grade 5 Bird Feeder, the Grade 6 Logging Truck and the Grade 7 Bird House digital workbooks are also available in French. CLICK here for French Workbooks.

Apply for Funding from ita Industry Training Authority of BC

ITA (Industry Training Authority) supports resources for BC teachers who want to teach their students about trade careers.

Grants are available for hands on student events such as The Elementary Woodshop’s Classroom Kits for your BC school or school district through ITA’s Youth Discover the Trades Program.   The grant application form  “Discover Multiple Event Application Form” is found on ITA’s website at:  If you have any questions about the grant, contact your school principal or your district Career Education Coordinator. You may also contact ITA directly at: .

Complete Classroom Kits

Complete Classroom Kits are shipped directly to your school and include everything needed for creative and successful lessons in APPLIED DESIGN, SKILLS AND TECHNOLOGIES with your students. Teachers are provided with a digital cross-curricular Workbook accompanied by a helpful Teacher’s Resource Guide, provided for a one time use in your classroom. While the projects and workbooks have a recommended grade level, they are not limited to that grade and are successfully used by students in other grades. Everything needed to build 24 woodworking projects is included; pre-cut and pre-drilled wood pieces, wood glue, nails and screws (where required) , 24 sanding blocks and sandpaper and thorough easy to follow illustrated instructions. For classes larger than 24, we offer Top-up Kits of 3 additional student units.  Some kits use nails, some use screws and some use only wood glue for assembling the projects. For pricing information and a detailed list of what is included with each Complete Classroom Kit, CLICK HERE.  

Where We Live

We are grateful to live, work and play on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw People and to have raised our children in this beautiful place.





ITA “Discover Multiple Event Application Form”