have in our community.
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.
Back at school, before we left, we painted cardboard tunnels for the train
to go through.
Our tunnels were a little small for that big train but perfect for the train
that my husband brought to play with.
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.
He had fun watching the children watching the train.
Knowing that the children would want to touch my husband's train I brought
a smaller toy train that they could play with.
Wooden train whistles from a dollar store made a nice keepsake for each child.