We joined the Preschool Book Club in another round of connecting a fantastic preschool book with crafts, activities, and (this time) a Snack! Freight Train is an eye-catching book, with it’s bright colors. We used those colors to create a Preschool (or any age) snack based on the book. Hosting a playdate? Reading Freight Train at preschool or in a homeschool co-op? This Freight Train inspired train snack is healthy and fun!
Try these train themed sensory activity ideas for more ways to play and explore the senses using a train theme.
Freight Train Snack Idea
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Have you read Freight Train by Donald Crews? This book caught our attention right away with the colors and names of the trains. My kids were mesmerized by the simple text of the book and loved the bright colors. This is definitely a book you will want to add to your home or school library!
To make our Freight Train inspired snack, we started with a few simple ingredients:
red cherry tomatos.
orange and yellow sweet peppers
blueberries (ours were frozen, but fresh would work, too)
Read through the book and line up your crackers and ingredients. We matched up the train car names to the colors of the fruits and vegetables.
Dice the peppers and slice the olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives.
We used cream cheese to get some of the train cars “colors” to stick. Spread a little cream cheese on the cracker and then place the fruit or veggies in place.
My Little Guy (age 5) had fun placing the colors into place on the crackers as he said the names of the train cars.
Once all of the train cars are built, we placed our Freight Train on a bridge that we drew on paper. This would be a fun way to serve this healthy snack at preschool play dates or a train-themed party.
Time to eat! Little Guy decided he wanted to start with the orange tank car.
You can find all of the books we’ve covered in the Preschool Book Club with all the posts from each member:
Stop by to see what the rest of the Preschool Book Club bloggers have created to go along with Freight Train:
Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails Math Game
Buggy and Buddy Sponge Train Art
Homegrown Friends Block Building
Mama Papa Bubba Train play Mat
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