We are still finishing up our transportation theme. I was really excited the other day because Hailey brought one of her fire trucks to me and said, “This is for transportation.” So I was excited that she really understood what the word transportation meant.
Our latest transportation project was to make a train, which Hailey has been begging to do. I got the idea for this on another website and I can not remember now where it was. If anyone knows please tell me so I can give credit to the other site.
Here is what you’ll need: toilet paper roll or paper towel rolls, 6 index cards, construction paper, yarn, glue, tape, scissors, something to color with.
Have your child color the index cards.
While your child is busy coloring you can cut out some black circles for the wheels and then some other shapes for decorating the train.
Glue the wheels onto your index cards- put 2 on each of 4 of the index cards.
Add some other shapes for the windows.
For the engine- cut a toilet paper roll into 2 pieces- one 2/3′s long and the other 1/3 long. And cut out some more black circles.
Here’s a view of the finished train from the front. I used tape to put most of it together.
And a view from the back of the train.
Hailey loved making this. When she saw it all coming together her face just lit up with excitement.