DIY Storytime – Trains

Enjoy this DO-IT-YOURSELF STORYTIME on TRAINS any time you like!

BOOKS:

Freight Train
• Written and illustrated by Donald Crews
• Published by Greenwillow Books
• Presented by Mrs. Clark’s Reading Corner
Kids can learn about the different cars of a freight train as it travels along the track.
https://safeYouTube.net/w/OnVfb
Use recycled tissue boxes for this Freight Train Color Matching Activity by Edventures with Kids.
https://www.kcedventures.com/blog/freight-train-books-for-kids-color-matching-activity

How to Train a Train
• Written by Jason Carter Eaton
• Illustrated by John Rocco
• Published by Candlewick Press
• Presented by Train Talk Productions
If you have ever wanted a pet train, here are some handy tips to catch and train one!
https://safeYouTube.net/w/MoVfb
Use paper or felt to cut out shapes to make a geometric shapes train from Mama Smiles.
https://www.mamasmiles.com/geometric-shapes-train/

Where Do Steam Trains Sleep at Night?
• Written by Brianna Caplan Sayres
• Illustrated by Christian Slade
• Published by Random House Books for Young Readers
• Presented by Storytime Train
A whimsical look at what different trains do at night.
https://safeYouTube.net/w/RpVfb
Here are some more ideas for train games, activities, and even snacks from CHILDFUN:
https://www.childfun.com/themes/misc/trains/#Train_Arts_and_Crafts

SONGS:

Magic Train Ride by Barefoot Books
https://safeYouTube.net/w/irVfb

Riding on a Train by StoryBots on Netflix Jr.
https://safeYouTube.net/w/SsVfb

Train Is A-Coming by Howdytoons
https://safeYouTube.net/w/JtVfb

Choo-Choo Train by Patty Shulka
https://safeYouTube.net/w/CuVfb

RHYMES AND FINGERPLAYS:

Five Little Steam Engines

Five little steam engines, chugging down the track.
One hit a bump and he went smack.
Four little steam engines, chugging down the track.
One took a wrong turn and didn’t come back.
Three little steam engines, chugging down the track.
One stopped to talk to a boy named Jack.
Two little steam engines, chugging down the track.
One got sleepy and stopped for a nap.
One little steam engine, chugging down the track.
He got to the depot and was glad to be back.

On the Railroad Train
(tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)

The conductor on the train says “All aboard! (motion to “Come on in!”)
All aboard! All aboard!”
The conductor on the train says “All aboard!”
On the railroad train.

The Porter says, “Your compartment’s here. (point to “Sit down here”)
Compartment’s here, compartment’s here.”
The Porter says, “Your compartment’s here.”
On the railroad train.

The Freight worker says, “Load ‘em up! (move arms from low to high)
Load ‘em up! Load ‘em up!”
The Freight worker says, “Load ‘em up!
On the railroad train.

The Brakeman says, “Hitch up those cars! (link both hands in front of you)
Hitch up those cars! Hitch up those cars!”
The Brakeman says, “Hitch up those cars!
On the railroad train.

The engine on the train goes chugga-chugga-choo, (make a circular chugging motion)
Chugga-chugga-choo, chugga-chugga-choo
The engine on the train goes chugga-chugga-choo
On the railroad train.

The wheels on the train go clickity-clack, (clap hands)
Clickity clack, clickity clack
The wheels on the train go clickity-clack,
On the railroad train.

The whistle on the train goes “Whoo-whoo-whoo!” (pretend to pull train whistle)
“Whoo-whoo-whoo! Whoo-whoo-whoo!”
The whistle on the train goes “Whoo-whoo-whoo!”
On the railroad train.

This Old Train
(tune: “This Old Man”)

This engine, it is black,
It goes chugging down the track (make chugging motion)
With a chug-chug, toot-toot (pretend to pull train whistle)
Hear the whistle blow
This old train goes chugging home.

See this car, it is white,
It goes chugging out of sight. (make chugging motion)
With a chug-chug, toot-toot (pretend to pull train whistle)
Hear the whistle blow
This old train goes chugging home.

See this car, it is green,
It goes chugging full of steam. (make chugging motion)
With a chug-chug, toot-toot (pretend to pull train whistle)
Hear the whistle blow
This old train goes chugging home.

See this car, it is blue,
It goes chugging right by you. (make chugging motion)
With a chug-chug, toot-toot (pretend to pull train whistle)
Hear the whistle blow
This old train goes chugging home.

See this car, it is pink,
It chugs by quick as a wink. (make chugging motion)
With a chug-chug, toot-toot (pretend to pull train whistle)
Hear the whistle blow
This old train goes chugging home.

This caboose, it is red,
It goes chugging off to bed. (make chugging motion)
With a chug-chug, toot-toot (pretend to pull train whistle)
Hear the whistle blow
This old train goes chugging home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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