Friday, July 18, 2014

Theme of the Week: Cars, Trains, and Trucks

We got Piper this train set awhile back (for her 2nd birthday, I guess? - and Matt's parents gave her some extra train engines and cars in cool shapes) and it has been getting a lot of play action here lately.  The girls haven't been playing very much with their little cars and trucks, so I thought we could combine the two for a nice theme of the week.  This way, some ignored toys become fun again, and we get to have even more fun with a toy that's particularly beloved.

Making: Shape and Sticker Train and Car Track Painting

Experimenting: After our car track painting, we did a fizzy car wash with baking soda and vinegar, inspired by this one.  And, her tip about adding peppermint extract to the vinegar was genius!  It smelled peppermint-y, not like salad!

Read: Freight Train by Donald Crews, The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper, and Go, Dog, Go by P.D. Eastman

Watched: Dora: Choo Choo (Season 1, Ep. 6) and Barney: Planes, Trains, and Cars (both available through Amazon Prime Streaming Video)

This week it's fabric and sewing!  Stay tuned!


Joyce said...

Such fun and wonderful transportation learning activities! Enjoy those sweet girls!

Dassa said...

Wow! What fun activities! Love the shape pictures they made, and the fun track pictures too. Great summer time fun with those sweet girls.