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50+ Train Activities & Crafts

INSIDE: 50+ of the best train activities and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. Hand-on learning ideas that your little train lover will enjoy!

Toddlers and Trains

I have not one but two Thomas the Train fans in my house. In order to not have to deal with any arguments over who gets Thomas, I have two of them! My two year olds can’t get enough of that little useful engine. Does this sound familiar? If you have a train lover in your house then you have come to the right place.

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Here you will find over 50 amazing train themed activities. From Sensory, Arts and Crafts, Math, Letter and STEM activities. All fun ideas that are prefect for toddlers or preschoolers.

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Sensory Train Activities

  1. Trains In Ice (Craftulate)
  2. Sand Tracks: Train Beach Activity (Play Trains)
  3. Pretend Snow Sensory Play with Trains (Play Trains)
  4. Transport Sensory Tub (My Bored Toddler)
  5. COAL & WATER STEAM ENGINE SENSORY BIN (Play Trains)
  6. DIY Outdoor Train Table: a Wooden Train Garden Railway (Play Trains)
  7. Zoo Train Set for Wooden Trains (Play Trains)
  8. DIY Train Set for the Bath (Craftulate)
  9. I-Spy Train Sensory Bottle (Happy Toddler Playtime) – Large opening Sensory Bottle, Mini Thomas Train, White Rice, Foam Letters, Black foam sheets, Crinkle Scissors. Cut thin strips from the black foam sheets with the crinkle scissors to make train tracks. Add mini train, foam letters spelling train and mini train tracks in the sensory bottle. Add rice and seal. Invite your toddler to search for the train and the letters.

Arts & Crafts Train Activities

  1. Choo Choo Train Crafts for Preschoolers (The Adventures Start Here Blog)
  2. Easy DIY Paper Train Table for Kids (Toddler Approved)
  3. Paper Train Fun (The Educator’s Spin On It)
  4. Toilet Paper Roll Train Craft (Kids Activity Blog)
  5. Shoe Box Train Crafts for Kids (Cutesy Crafts)
  6. Egg Carton Train (The Craft Train)
  7. Train Track Paper Play Mat {Inspired by Freight Train} (Mama.Papa.Bubba)
  8. What Can We Use Egg Cartons For? Make a Train (Hands On As We Grow)
  9. Sponge Painted Train Craft Inspired by Freight Train (Buggy and Buddy)
  10. Train Tape Resist Art (Look We’re Learning)
  11. Train Color Sorting Activity (Fun Learning for Kids)

Math Train Activities

  1. Train Math for Preschoolers (The Educators Spin On It)
  2. TRACING SHAPES WITH TRAINS: THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD ACTIVITY (I Can Teach My Child)
  3. Train Shape Matching Puzzle (Craftulate)
  4. Counting Trains Preschool Math Activity (School Time Snippets)
  5. Build A Shape Train (The OT Toolbox)
  6. Freight Train Counting Games (Inspiration Labs)
  7. Train Track Number Hunt (Craftulate)
  8. Shape Train Matching Activity (Toddler Approved)
  9. Build A Train: Number Recipe (Sandbox Academy)
  10. Counting Trains Using Post-It Notes (Toddler At Play)
  11. Fun Shape Activity for Kids Who Love Trains | Free Printable (Sunny Day Family)

Letter Train Activities

  1. Train Track Word Building (Paper and Glue)
  2. Train Letter Formation (Still Playing School)
  3. Alphabet Train: Toddler Learning Activity (Thriving Home Blog)
  4. Practicing Letter Formation With Toy Trains (Carrie Isaac)
  5. Name Train Preschool Matching Activity (Toddler Approved)
  6. T Is For Train Letter Activity (A Little Pinch of Perfect)
  7. Choo-Choo! Sight Word Train (Juggling with Kids)
  8. Name Recognition Freight Train (Entertainment Junction)
  9. Train Track Names (Happy Toddler Playtime) – You’ll Need: Butcher Paper, sharpie and trains. Write your child’s name in block letters then draw lines across the letters to create tracks. Have them drive their favourite trains along each letter.

10. Painting Letters With Trains (Happy Toddler Playtime) – ou’ll Need: Butcher Paper, sharpie, paint and trains. Write your letters in block letters then draw lines across the letters to create tracks. Have them drive their favourite trains in paint along each letter.

STEM Train Activities

  1. Train Track Skee Ball (Busy Toddler)
  2. Magnets & Trains Sensory Bin (Preschool Prewol Packets)
  3. Train Chain Reaction with Dominoes (Teach Beside Me)
  4. Chain Reaction Science with Trains (Inspiration Labs)
  5. Freight Train Block Building (Home Grown Friends)
  6. STICK TRACKS TRANSPORTATION INVESTIGATION STATION FOR LITTLE KIDS (The Keeper of Memories)
  7. STEAM: The Little Engine That Could (Sugarbird, Spice and Glitter)
  8. Electromagnetic Train Science Project (123 Homeschool for Me)
  9. Toy Train Problem Solving (Simple Play Ideas)
  10. DIY Marble Run (This Pilgrim Life)

WILL YOU TRY ANY OF THESE TRAIN THEMED ACTIVITIES + CRAFTS FOR TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS? Pin it for Later?