My son loves vehicles. Trains, trucks, cars…anything with wheels. With his love of vehicles has come a large collection of preschooler vehicle books.
This week we focused on some of the train books. One of our favorites? The classic Golden book, The Little Red Caboose (affiliate link).
After reading the book, we got out the wood trains to try to retell the story. My son loved pushing the cars up the hill, having them slip down the hill until the caboose helped.
I had made the maze up earlier, using upper and lower-case letters. The goal was to follow the alphabet and see where the train wound up.
At lunchtime I made a p.b.&j. train for us to share.
Banana chunks made up the wheels and funnel; strawberries made up our puffs of smoke, and carrots were the track.
And you know, we just couldn’t resist being trains ourselves, singing “The Little Red Caboose!” (Wish I had a picture of that, but it’s hard to snap a pic when you’re playing a train engine!)
Looking for more ways to play with trains? Check out what we did during our Train Day last summer!