Today we learned about trains. T loves trains these days and has tons of train toys that he got out to play with today.
- Freight Trains in Action by Adele D. Richardson
T painted page 125 in his A Beka Nursery Arts & Crafts book.
We used page 8 of this free train download to review shapes.
Thumb Print Freight Train
Read: Freight Train by Donald Crews
- Rainbow Colored Ink Pad
- Card Stock
- Black Pen
- Gray Paint
- Black Paint
- Brown Marker
- Printing Paper
- Index Card
- Old Tooth Brush
- Starting with the engine dip your thumb print in the black ink and place the prints to look like an engine.
- Rinse your thumb very well and then move on to the next car. (use the cover of the book as a guide).
- Use a pen to add the details to each car.
- Dip a pom-pom into the gray paint and add smoke puffs coming out of the engine.
- Dip a Q-tip into black paint to make wheels on the train.
- Add a track under the wheels with the brown marker and black ink pen.
- After it is dry cover the whole picture except for under the tracks with another piece of paper.
- Dip the bristles of the tooth brush into the black paint and brush them across the edge of the index card to splatter on your paper. This will create the rocks under the tracks.
- Sandwich halves
- Mini cracker sandwiches
- Stick pretzels
- Place your sandwich on end with the crust side up.
- Place 4 cracker sandwich wheels.
- Place the stick pretzel on top of 2 wheels on each side.
We has some left over Thomas napkins from his birthday party.
- Card Stock
- Construction Paper
- Marker Pen
- Circle Punch
- Draw a train engine and cut it out. I found a train outline at this Shape-Book Pattern Site.
- Draw train cars and cut them out (one fore each letter in the child’s name) of different colors of paper.
- With a circle punch make 2 wheels for each train car.
- Child will glue the engine to the end of the poster board, and then glue the train cars on.
- Write one letter of the child’s name in each train car. (Child can point to each letter and spell his name.)
- Last glue on the wheels.
Today I helped T put together his Melissa & Doug Express Alphabet Floor Puzzle together.
We used page 10 of this free train download to make a train colors book. Train Sun Catcher
I found this Train Sun Catcher at Hobby Lobby for T to paint. Stacking Train
T played with his Melissa & Doug Stacking Train too.
Thomas Box Trains
Transportation Unit Study