Poppins Book Nook- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

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The theme this month for Poppins Book Nook was “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!”

We have had a super busy and crazy month with lots of sickness thrown in the mix.  So, we ran out of time to do anything new for this topic.  But, I decided to share some of the activities we have done from one of our favorite books.

The Polar Express

We used “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg back in December to do a bunch of fun activities.  I hope you don’t mind me sharing Christmas related activities in April 🙂  Hopefully you can just pin these ideas and use them at Christmas time.

Of course, we read the book- actually we listened to the CD of the book.  Then we had a great time making some Polar Express trains.

Polar Express Crafts

Hunter made a train using different shapes.  He also sprinkled glitter on his paper.  While that was not exactly planned (ha!) it looked like falling snow.

Polar Express Crafts

Hunter’s finished train.

Polar Express Crafts

Hailey used oil pastels to draw a train.

Polar Express Crafts

She colored it in using Christmas colors.

Polar Express Crafts

Hailey’s finished train.  She also sprinkled glitter on her paper to look like snow.  She didn’t use glue, she just sprinkled it on and it looks great.

To finish off our Polar Express theme we had a party at the end of the week.

Polar Express Party

I used painter’s tape to make a railroad track on the floor.  We used some cardboard boxes from some of my online shopping to build a train.

Polar Express Party

Hunter and Hailey sitting in the train.

Polar Express Party

Hunter and Hailey made some snow globes.  (Of course, they had to wear their pajamas for a Polar Express party.)

Polar Express Party

Hailey decided to make her snowman look like Olaf from Frozen.  They turned out cute.

Polar Express Party

Then they made a little graham cracker train.

Polar Express Party

It only lasted a few minutes before they started eating it 🙂

Then it was movie time!  Hunter and Hailey took their seats in our train.

Polar Express Party

I punched their tickets

Polar Express Party

They also had little jingle bells, which we could all hear 😉

Polar Express Party

Then I passed out hot chocolate and popcorn while they watched the movie.  It was a super fun day!

Poppins Book Nook Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win a Fort Magic Kit!  With Fort Magic you can bring all of the planes, trains, automobiles, and anything else your child can think of from your storybooks to life to interact with, play with, and make reading fun. The possibilities are only limited by your child’s imagination. Jump into a world of books today with Fort Magic! You can read a review of Fort Magic HERE.

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7 comments on “Poppins Book Nook- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

  1. Chareen on said:

    Wow you guys had some inspirational fun with this book. Sir N would love to build a train in our home like that 🙂 Thank you for sharing pinning this for Christmas

  2. Stacey on said:

    Wow! Looks like you had a great time! Our boys would love to build a big cardboard box train!

  3. Emma @ P is for Preschooler on said:

    I love the different activities you did, but the cardboard train is the best! That one looks like a lot of fun to play with! (Can you tell I’d want to get in and play too?! lol!)

  4. Kristina @ School Time Snippets on said:

    Wow!! What a great way to bring the story to life. I am amazed at your cardboard box train; I wanna come play! Ha! My kiddos would love that! And your train snack looks yummy, too!

  5. Brittney @ Mom's Heart on said:

    The cardboard train is great, but I love the oil pastel train as well! 🙂

  6. Jill on said:

    It looks like you guys had a ton of fun with this! The Polar Express is a great book to read at anytime of the year!

    Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!

  7. Rebecca Ray on said:

    I am so saving this one for my Christmas plans with the kids for this year. Thank you for sharing this one!

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