Spell My Name on a Train

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This weeks virtual book club features The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsberg with the theme of trains. The book is available on kindle unlimited too.

For this weeks activity I decided to reinforce our name spelling by making a train to place letters on. This activity can easily be done as a busy bag too!

Foam Train For Names

To make your train cut a few foam blocks to make a train. hot glue the train bits onto a strip of black foam to make it stable. Add wheels.

I choose the number of train carts to fit the longest name of my kids.Fine Motor Idea For Name Recognition

Use foam letters and sort out a few to include the children’s names. I have 4 kids to I made a mix of all these letters.Fine Motor Names

Although my youngest is only 2 she loved this activity for its simple matching and fine motor skills. The older kids will be reinforcing learning their names with this train. as my 2 year old says. choo choo!Find My Name

Since all the kids names are of different length it was an interesting exercise to compare the length of each name.Explore this weeks train theme with the virtual book club. We made a cure name train. great for fine motor and name recognition. Expandable to a busy bag.

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