{Poppins Book Nook} And the Train Goes….

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Welcome to the Poppins Book Nook where bloggers come together to share books based on a different monthly theme.  The theme for this month was Trains, Planes, and Automobiles!

This month I chose a book just for our little toddler person Ladybug (age 3)!  We had so much fun reading And the Train Goes…. and making train noises, and making our own little train, and chugging around the living room.  We also played many highly competitive games of Ticket to Ride with her older siblings (she was always on my team – and we always dominated)!

All my kids enjoyed reading And the train goes… and seeing the cute and colorful pictures.

For fun this month we made a train out of toilet paper rolls.

First the kids each decorated a train car out of a toilet paper roll.
For our engine we cut one roll in half and hot glued it to the top of another roll for the smoke stack.
Then we cut small circles out of black paper for the wheels and hot glued them to each car.
We glued black pipe cleaners along the wheels to connect our train.
For our finishing touches we added some cotton ball smoke for our smoke stack.

We also made a tiny engine for little Punkin and Ladybug. 

We spray painted a small box and then taped the edges so they would stand up.  The kids covered a paper plate with foil and glued a yellow circle on the front for the headlight.  Then we added a window and wheels.  We covered a paper towel roll in black construction paper and glued it to the front for our smoke stack.  The little girls enjoyed being pushed across the tile in their miniature engines!

For more train fun try playing Ticket to Ride (which my kids ages 6 and up can play independently – rather competitively too!).  It’s one of our favorite family games right now!

And if you find yourself stuck on the train theme for the month you should try some of these fun picture books…..

And don’t forget to enter this great giveaway!

Poppins Book Nook Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win a Fort Magic Kit!  With Fort Magic you can bring all of the planes, trains, automobiles, and anything else your child can think of from your storybooks to life to interact with, play with, and make reading fun. The possibilities are only limited by your child’s imagination. Jump into a world of books today with Fort Magic! You can read a review of Fort Magic HERE.

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