Freight Train Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

This week for the Virtual Book Club for Kids we are revisiting one of our favourite themes Transportation and the classic children’s picture book Freight Train by Donald Crews. There is something about transportation that inspires children, from cars to trains, to boats and planes this is one of the most popular preschool and toddler themes.

Transportation themed activities and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers based on the classic children's book Freight Train by Donald Crews.

Freight Train by Donald Crews

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This classic children’s storybook Freight Train by Donald Crews is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. For those children that are excited about trains it introduces the different types of carriages that a freight train has and for those that aren’t as interested in trains, it’s a great book to look at colours as each of the carriages is a different colour.

Check out our train-themed play date for more transportation themed activities for toddlers and preschoolers.

 

Transportation Themed Activities from The Virtual Book Club Coordinators

Transportation themed activities and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers based on the classic children's book Freight Train by Donald Crews.

Make your own Easy Paper Train Play Table from Toddler Approved

Freight Train inspired Christmas Train Ornament

Create a beautiful Finger Print Train Ornament for Christmas over on The Educators’ Spin On It

Transportation themed activities and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers based on the classic children's book Freight Train by Donald Crews.

Download, print, make and play this Freight Train Counting Game on Rainy Day Mum

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Transportation themed activities and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers based on the classic children's book Freight Train by Donald Crews.

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More Transportation and Train Themed Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Sometimes it can be difficult to find the featured book at your local bookstore or library, or you just want to add some extra books to your week’s book basket and selection so we provide some other favourite books on the theme that can be used instead of or as well as the featured book.

This week’s featured book is Freight Train by Donald Crews – the rest of the books will be popular storybook based on the theme of transportation and not just trains.

The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

The Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle

Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Thomas the Tank Engine by  Reverend W Awdry

Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha

More Transportation and Train Themed Activities for the Cohosts of the Virtual Book Club for Kids

Each week the cohosts of the Virtual Book Club for Kids bring you, even more, activities, crafts and recipes based on the weekly theme to inspire you to connect and create with books.

Alphabet Train– Teach Beside Me

Freight Train Name Craft – Clare’s Little Tots

Transportation I SPY & Graph Printable – School Time Snippets

Train Track Card Game for Preschoolers – Preschool Powol Packets

Transportation Playdough Mat – The Moments at Home

Transport Sand & Water Play – My Bored Toddler

Chocolate Train Cookies – Inspiration Laboratories

Freight Train Drawing Prompt – My Storytime Corner

Geometric Shapes Train – Mama Smiles

Color Freight Train – 3 Dinosaurs

Shape Train Matching Activity – Toddler Approved

Freight Train Counting Games – Inspiration Laboratories

Learning your name Freight Train – Growing Book by Book

Paper Train Tutorial – The Educators’ Spin On It

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