Train activities are a guaranteed way to get little kids moving and laughing – and learning! There are so many ways you can pair train activities with learning activities. We are sharing a shapes activity, but it could be easily modified into a color or letter or number activity!
We played Shapes Train Station, matching shapes and placing them into the correct “station” – there were stations for squares, triangles, rectangles, and circles!
The inspiration for this activity is this month’s Virtual Book Club For Kids choice: The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper.
Set Up Shapes Train Station
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We used Post-It notes for this activity because they were already squares, which made set up simple (I’m all about simple!). We did squares, cut the squares in half for triangles, and placed 2 Post-Its together to make rectangles. The circles I had to cut. I made between 4-8 of each shape.
Decide how many different shapes you want to use, and make a paper bag “station” for each by taping a shape onto the bag and writing the word “station” below the shape. Then I taped the bags to the walls (you might want to check the tape first to make sure it won’t damage your wall), and scattered the shapes on the floor below the bags, and around the room.
The kids can then pick up shapes, identify them, and deliver them to the right station! For multiple kids you could try doing a different color for each child!
This activity is being featured as part of our January Virtual Book Club for Kids. You can click on any of the links below to see the train crafts and activities that some of the other Virtual Book Club for Kids co-hosts are up to this month.
Train Challenge with The Little Engine That Could by Preschool Powol Packets
Train Science with the Little Engine that Could by Inspiration Laboratories
Tracing Shapes with Trains by I Can Teach My Child