Making Learing Fun has excellent ideas and printables for a Train theme. It is based on the book "Freight Train" by Donald Crews. I picked it up at the library and printed out a few of the activities.
We had a fun T is for Train day.
- Train Patterns … click here for printables from Making Learning Fun.
- Print out several train patterns and train cars (they come in the same colors as the book!)
- Use the train cars to recreate the pattern!
- My Color Train booklet ... I love how this little booklet copied the same train in the book.
- Print a blank train booklet here.
- Cut along the solid, middle line and tape the train together.
- Color each of the train cars to match the book.
- Then fold it up into a little color book to read together.
- Train Word Tiles
- Print out the ready-to-use word tile pages here.
- Use letter tiles (or we used Scrabble letters) to match the letters for each color word.
- The pages have lower-case letters and the Scrabble letters are upper-case, so my 3-year-old had a hard time matching them. No problem. I just used a sharpie to write a small upper-case letter in the box, then he could match them. Now that he’s 4, he has no problem matching upper and lower-case letters.
- Easy Train Lunch … love this simple idea from Giggles & Crayons
- Make your favorite sandwich.
- Cut a notch from the top corner.
- Add banana slice wheels and a teddy graham conductor!
- I would go ahead and use the cut-out piece as a coal car and add a couple more banana wheels
- Add a pretzel stick train track (glued with peanut butter)