Children's Circle Time Train Themed Music Movement

Do you have a child that loves trains?  I have always had a special love of trains that started with my Dad's Lionel train set he would set up in our basement.  I also enjoyed going to train shows with him and looking at the details miniature layouts that were built.

In this blog post I'm going to share some resources to create a circle time or train themed lesson plan.

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Music Movement Train Time With a Stretchy Band

The connect-a-stretchy band is extra fun to use for a train themed music movement time.  Since it can unbuckled and used straight, it makes it the perfect prop to make a train.  You can let children take turns being the engineer of the train, playing follow the leader.   I also like to have my kids be on the train, running the wheels with their arms.  Here is a short playlist for a visual:

 

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Children's Books on Trains

Here is list of book suggestions:

"The Little Engine That Could"

"I'm Taking a Trip On My Train"

Barefoot Book's "Magic Train Ride"

"Alphabet Trains"

"The Caboose That Got Loose"

"Freight Train"

After reading some books, here is a great list of 50 crafts and activities that Mandisa at Happy Toddler PlayTime pulled together.

50 train activities from happy todller playtime music movement circle time

 

I also found this great healthy snack idea to end your Circle Time.  You could prepare this  ahead of time, but I also think it would be great to have the kids help out with it.

Veggie Train Snack Recipe To Use With Music Movement Train Circle Time Lesson Plan

Janet is the founder, designer, and one of the seamstresses behind Bear Paw Creek's made in the USA line of creative movement props, and bags. She is passionate about her faith, family, and loves the journey of learning and growing this life provides.

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