Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Freight Train

One of Jack's favorite books is Freight Train by Donald Crews. Jack has the book memorized and he is fascinated by all of the different train cars. I thought it would be fun if we were to make our very own freight train based upon this book. Jack decided to make a blue gondola train car first. Jack chose a variety of blue art materials to decorate his train car. Once it was complete Jack glued on the train wheels. The freight train will be a week long project and Jack has been taking it very seriously! He is such a hard worker.

Grace has also been taking the freight train project very seriously (trains are very popular in our house right now!). Grace chose to make a purple box car first. I love how she wrote the words "purple box car" on her train car. Once the train cars are finished we will be putting them together and we will hang the train on a wall of our playroom. I'll be sure to post a picture of our freight train later this week.

Grace was very sweet and she kept asking baby Eve if she wanted to make a train car but Eve decided to dream about trains instead!!!

1 comment:

Maddy, said...

I love that book, too. Jack and Grace are such hard workers. I think Jack's choice of the blue gondola was perfect for him. Grace's writing is amazing. And, Baby Eve looks like an angel resting on a pink cloud--that must be the caboose.

Oh, do please, post a picture of the completed project. I cannot wait to see it.

Love to all of my little train engineers up there,

Got Gracie, Jack & Eve?