Friday, May 15, 2009

Contact Paper Train




We are reading a colorful little book called Freight Train, by Donald Crew in our curriculum right now, and one activity the book suggests is making a felt train to use when doing a retelling of the story. Well, I didn't have all the colors of felt needed for the train in the book, so I modified that activity and we used construction paper stuck onto contact paper for our trains.

To do this, I cut out two longs strips of contact paper and one rectangle in each color of train car pictured in the story. I peeled off the first piece of contact paper and used masking tape to adhere it temporarily to the table. As I read the story, the kids stuck on the appropriate colored train car. For wheels I used some little white circular stickers my sister in law passed on to me. To finish, I covered the exposed side in more contact paper and trimmed the edges.

4 comments:

Annette said...

Fabulous book! What curriculum do you use? Do you plan to continue homeschooling?

Jennifer said...

We use a literature based curriculum called Moving Beyond the Page, and then for Little Bean I use Right Start for math. I definitely want to continue homeschooling, but when they enter 1st grade I'll use a distance learning program through our county.

cam3891 said...

Hurrah....I knew those stickers would come in handy!

Annette said...

YES! It was this post that inspired me! My cousin and a friend use online schools. They both like it a lot! Remind me...where do you live?

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