We were stuck inside and we needed something to get us active, creative, and learning. This Learning Train Activity was simple to set up and easy to clean up! P.S. Hi! I’m Tracy, a teacher made mom of twins plus one! We love sharing faith, family tips, and fun kids crafts and learning activities so you can have fun with your busy twin families at home!
Since I am teaching my kids preschool at home, I used these moments as fun teaching opportunities and times to play with my kids! Getting our kids ready for Kindergarten does not have to be scary, it can be lots of fun and time to get to know your kids even better!
Materials for Learning Train for Preschoolers:
Passengers-kids and dolls
Book to read about traveling or trains
Tickets for the Train
Globe to travel
Smaller Train to represent traveling on the globe
Instructions for Learning Train Indoor Activity for Preschoolers:
We placed the chairs in a line.
We had a chair that looked a little different that we placed as the front of the train as the train engineer.
Each kid had a job, like driving the train, checking tickets, or being a polite passenger.
We loved adding fun animals and dolls as our babies and passengers for the train.
Our fuel for the train was singing days of the week, number songs, and ABC songs.
We watched a movie with ABCs of trains and they loved that too:)
Add more Learning Fun:
Practice ABCs:We turned on our ABC show about Trains and watched as the train traveled through all of these places and learned different parts of the train all related with different letters of the alphabet!
Reading and Writing: You can read a book about trains or about traveling. You could write about trains taking you somewhere fun!
Math: If you feel comfortable, you can have them punch holes in the train tickets and count how many holes they punch. You could even have them practice paying for tickets:)
Faith: Talk about how God is with you wherever you go!
Days of the Week:We passed out our days of the week cards to each kid and used those as our tickets to board.
Social Science: We pretended we were traveling to a place in the world and then found those places on our globe. If they were older, we could take more time to research these places and write about them!
Social Skills: Practice being polite waiting their turn on the train and taking turns being the train engineer.
Let us know if you try this Learning Train Indoor Activity for Preschoolers!
What are some of your favorite make believe games and indoor activities for your preschoolers?