Thursday, April 24, 2014

Final Train Destination

Last week we wrapped up our focus on trains by visiting the only train we
                         have in our community.
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We started with a scavenger hunt to find the bell, the light and firebox.  Also
          count the wheels and measure their height against the wheels.
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Back at school, before we left, we painted cardboard tunnels for the train
                                       to go through.
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Our tunnels were a little small for that big train but perfect for the train
                      that my husband brought to play with.
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He loves trains, has all his life.  At home he has model trains set up in one
   room and now he is beginning a garden railway with this larger scale.
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           He had fun watching the children watching the train.
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Knowing that the children would want to touch my husband's train I brought
               a smaller toy train that they could play with.

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Wooden train whistles from a dollar store made a nice keepsake for each child.