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Train Related Educational Ideas for Sri Lanka

Choo! Choo! Here are some train related educational activities to supplement a family train ride in Sri Lanka.

Train craft

Train Related Educational

Counting Rainbow Train Craft

Here is a cute and easy train craft that can also be used to teach colors of the rainbow and the numbers 1-6.  I did this with children ages 2-3.  I cut out the pieces of paper and wrote the numbers and drew the tracks.  So for the children this is a pasting craft. Ask them to place the numbers in the correct order and say the color.

Older children with more cutting capabilities could cut our the rectangles and circles themselves, as well as draw the tracks and write the numbers.  They could be challenged further by doing times table numbers on the trains. Or you could use letters instead of numbers and have the train spell a child’s name.

Train related educationalTrain Related Educational Song

The Peanut song.  This song is a huge hit with children.  And you can use some hand motions with it – flutter your hand over your heart, cycle your arms like a train, fist-pump down your arm for “choo-choo” and squish your hands together for “Squish.”

A peanut sat on a railroad track

His heart was all aflutter

Around the bend came engine 10

Choo-choo. Peanut butter – SQUISH!

Train Science and Engineering

Build the Bridge.  This is a fun online game that challenges children to build a train bridge so the train can move left to right from It is more appropriate for older children and I will admit to finding it a fun challenge myself!

Train Related Educational

Train Stories

Here are some train related educational books that are fun too.

freight trainGreat book for learning colors – simple and fun.

train book

More informative book for children 6-10 and avid train lovers.

For my story on my family’s wonderful train ride in Sri Lanka, click here.


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