Welcome to a new series about Transportation on Mustard Seed Family. From April-June I will be sharing a variety of activities for your toddler/preschooler. This series includes art projects, sensory play, outside activities, and field trips.
To see previous Transportation Activities, click on the links below:
Today I’ll be sharing a window art project.
- Foam sheets (different colors)
- Clear contact paper
- Clear tape
To begin, cut out each railcar making sure to include an engine and a caboose. For each railcar, you’ll need at least two “wheels”. Be careful to make your railcars small enough to fit across the window.
Next, cut a long sheet of contact paper and then cut that in half (the long way). Tape the contact paper with the sticky side facing you.
Finally, your window is ready for the train. Show your toddler that the caboose goes in the back, and the engine goes in the front. They can place the other railcars in between the engine and caboose in any order of their choosing. At the end, count the number of wheels on the “railroad track”.
A follow up activity: Ask your child to decorate their train with stickers. Or, you could ask them to fill their railcars with things found outside (grass, sticks, leaves, sand, dirt, etc.).
I hope you’ve enjoyed this activity, and thanks for stopping by!
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Go check them out and tell me what you think!