Friday, July 6, 2012

T is for TRAIN...ALL ABOARD

So this week we were all about TRAINS TRAINS TRAINS at our house!  A thing my Mini adores anyway!  I incorporated trains into every craft we did this week and a few of our activities!  So...here is how it went...
We watched Chuggington!  Ok...just kidding and that was only by coincidence because it was on after Doc Mcstuffins!   Anywho, last Sunday, Derrick and I took the boys for a drive and up to the Sugar Pine Railroad to ride the steam train!  Not only was it a blast and so relaxing, but it gave us the opportunity to shoe Mini a train in person!  We watched the steam and had a wonderful time exploring on our stop too!

The I hit pinterest up and took some of their ideas and used my old elementary school teacher brain and we started crafting.  We talked about how train starts with "T" and how there is a upper case T and a lower case t!  Then we created stained glass T's.  Waylon already knows his upper case letter but the lower case are really confusing him!  So...we are going to have to work on this!
Then we did an easy craft for a busy day and simply painted a wooden train that I picked up at JOANNS!  Mini LOVES to paint! 


Then we made a Choo Choo Train out of the letters in Waylon's name.  I just put the letters on cards and threw them on the floor and had Mini put them in the correct order for him name.  Then we talked about the pattern and what color would come next.  Then we glued it all together...including those googly eyes!
We also did another T is for Train activity by gluing and coloring a train on a train track!

Finally, we played trains

and read books about trains.
We even just made this snack before nap.  We talked about shapes and colors too! 

Oh yes...check out that HAIR!!

And after nap today, we are going to color, cut and glue together this train I got off the internet

Train week was super fun!  Now...what to do next week?!?!?
ALL ABOARD!!!



1 comment:

  1. You should be a kinder teacher! You're so creative!!

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