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.
Then we drove our train through an alphabet maze.
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!
Michael @ adaddyblog.com says
Hi. Just stopped by from your Google+ page (and also visited Ginny Marie’s blog). Then I discovered I wasn’t following you on Facebook. So I’ve been all over the place in the past 30 minutes. Hope all is well with you and yours? Have a super weekend!
Thank you so much for stopping in to Ginny Marie’s! She has done so much getting the Live, Laugh, Blog community going, she really deserved a special day! 🙂
I hope you had a wonderful weekend as well!
Christina Morley says
I love your snack idea! What a fabulous way to eat healthy and have fun doing it! Thanks for visiting Amanda’s Books and More.
So much fun! What a great way to share the learning process with your child. You’re such a great mom.
Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Thank you, and thank you for stopping by!
Hope you had a great weekend! Off to check out your latest post!
This is great! I know my kids would get a kick out of this too. I’m visiting today from the Saturday hop. 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by! Looking forward to reading that post about surprising things about blogging…
The alphabet train idea is brilliant! I’m going to try that!
Chris Carter says
Oh you are so creative and such a great mom and teacher with your little ones!!! SO adorable this is…
I have my good days… and, trust me, I have my not so creative days, too! 🙂
You are the cutest mommy! What a great idea. I’ll have to try making a PB&J train sometime 🙂
How sweet! Thank you!
What is it with boys and trains? My little guy not even 2 LOVES all things train. Good thing we live near a train line. Great post!
For me, it is anything with wheels for our little guy! He actually said “car” before momma — sad, but true.
JDaniel4's Mom says
I love your lunch! The strawberry puffs of smoke at brilliant. I will be sharing this post on Facebook and Pinterest.
Thanks! The tricky part is my daughter says sometimes lunch is too cute to eat… 🙂
I love your painted sandwich!
I hope your little Dinosaur loves it as much as my little Monkey did!
Diana Rambles says
What terrific ideas! Please share it (and any others) on my family-focused Kid Corner @ http://wp.me/p280y0-SQ. You may just get highlighted next week 🙂 Jennifer
Thank you for the invitation… Can’t wait to check it out!
Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft says
Great ideas!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tot School Tuesday!
Jen @ de Jong Dream House says
My little engineer will LOVE this! Thank you!
Every little engineer deserves a yummy train lunch!
Deb @ Living Montessori Now says
I love food art! My son was obsessed with vehicles, too. He would have loved this! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I pinned your post to my Transportation Unit Study Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/transportation-unit-study/
Isn’t it funny how boys can get so obsessed with vehicles?
Thanks for pinning it! 🙂
Visiting from Montessori Monday. I’d love for you to share your family-friendly crafts and ideas at Monday Kid Corner at thejennyevolution.com. See you at the party!
Thank you for stopping by! Off to your site now! 🙂
What fun ideas! Thanks so much for sharing at Booknificent Thursday!