In Rice Lake, Dawn and the rest of the children's staff had a fun day with trains!
Last month we celebrated everyone’s favorite mass transit—the train! We had a preschool train party that was advertised in the paper, on our website, and in our email that we send to area parents. When children first arrived they received a big ticket with their name on it. We gathered all 40 or so children in a big group and sang the Choo-Choo song (thanks, Georgia for sharing that one!) Then we read a train story together. Once everyone was settled we got back up on our feet to play musical train cars (using train car cut-outs on the floor.) Our last activity was craft stations. I had one table of making your own Twinkie Train, one of painting using train stamps, and another of Thomas coloring sheets. Our audience was mostly 2-6 year old boys, although we did have a few girls too. As they left, each child received a train whistle and engineer cap. It was a lot of fun and pretty easy, too!