My son loves trains. In fact, this is his favorite book right now:
Due in part to his love of all things railroad, the girls have also been enjoying learning about trains. We watch Thomas the Train, Chuggington, and Dinosaur Train on Netflix. We show Gus train videos on Youtube. And we print train coloring pages for him.
So- I thought I would collect some links to keep us busy. And I will share them with you! I am also working on making some of my own train printables (notebooking and lapbooking) from public domain books that I have shared over at Homeschool Commons.
Look at these great illustrations:
In the meantime, enjoy the following links:
- Trains 4 Kids - Stories, games, activities, videos, and even a train magazine for kids!
- Trains in Japan - a cute website that details the railway system in Japan
- Virtual Tour- view a BNSF train
- Trains Theme Unit Study- from About.com Homeschooling
- Train Printables and Activities - puzzles, worksheets, coloring pages, and more
- Thomas and Friends
- Choo Choo Soul – This site has some of our favorite choo choo songs!
Print train-themed signs, roleplaying sets, and educational tools from SparkleBox!
Print out your own paper toy train and assemble it together!
Build Your Own Train at Family Fun:
And here are some other printable train models.
I even found a preschool Bible lesson that is train-themed at the Preschool Post. It is based around our “strength in Christ”.
And here are some more train books that we recommend:
What fun things have you been learning about?