ELGIN COUNTY RAILWAY MUSEUM COLOURING CONTEST!
Download our colouring contest pages here! Colour the pages and upload a picture of your page to our facebook by March 27th 2020. Winner will be selected randomly and be awarded 2 childrens passes to come and visit the museum during our regular summer hours!Colouring-Contest-Union-Pacific.pdf (59 downloads) Colouring-Contest-train-1.pdf (62 downloads) Colouring-Contest-engine-1.pdf (41 downloads) Colouring-Contest-Dinosaur-1.pdf (37 downloads)
CHILDRENS TRAIN ACTIVITIES!
Looking for some fun activities to keep your kids busy during these closures, try some of these easy crafts and interactive activities to keep their minds active and engaged!
Don’t forget to tag us on your social media or post your finished products to our Facebook page!
Egg Carton Train:
Try making this fun and creative steam train using recycled materials. Encourage your kids to come up with a fun story to go along with the train! Does the train run for people or animals? Can it fly? Can it travel faster than light? The sky’s the limit! Post your finished trains and stories to our Facebook page!
Find the complete instructions at https://craftulate.com/egg-carton-steam-train-craft/
Tissue Box Train:
Try making this refillable train tissue box. The tissues act as the steam and you can be as creative as you like! Change the colours! Make it look like your favourite animal! Maybe try using coloured tissue paper to make the steam! Let’s see how creative you can get!
Find the complete instructions at https://craftulate.com/tissue-box-train-tutorial/
Looking a fun activity to do with your little ones, try making this adorable fingerprint train! Use it to teach colours and numbers. Add some sparkles to the smoke or trying making some clouds and a sun! Engage your little ones minds and imagination and have fun together!
Find the complete instruction at http://www.craftoart.com/2011/10/thumbprintfingerprint-freight-train.html
Tea Box Circus Train:
Try recycling some used tea boxes from your pantry to make this fun and creative circus train. Try decorating the train with coloured tape, paint or glitter. This is a fun and creative way to keep your kids entertained during all these closures!
Find the complete instructions at https://mermag.blogspot.com/2012/04/tea-box-circus-train.html
Paper Train Whistle:
Try engaging your kids with some imagination play during these closures. Use a simple piece of paper to make this fun train whistle!
Obtain a piece of paper. Fold it into 4 parts, as pictured in Figure 1. Cut a hole in center fold, as seen in Figure 2. Then hold the front fold against your lips and blow into it. You will be delighted with the first class whistle you have made for your train.
Train Imagination Play:
Take some time away from the screens during these closures and try some fun train themed imagination play with your little ones. Try making the paper train whistle to go along with your play time!
Check out some fun ideas at https://www.toddlerapproved.com/2016/12/train-pretend-play-fun-for-kids.html
Recycled Paper Roll Train:
Try making this train out of some recycled paper rolls! Use toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls to make different sized train cars! See how many different recyclable items you can use to make a creative train! Try water bottles or maybe plastic fruit contains! Let’s see what you can come up with!
Find the complete instructions at https://www.makeandtakes.com/recycled-paper-tube-train
Make your snack time a fun time by making these trains out of fruit! Try switching it up to have a treat by using marshmallows and cookies. Share with us on our social media the fun creations that you and your kids come up with!
Find the complete instructions at https://www.mymommystyle.com/summer-learning-series-week-2-trains-wrap-up//
During these closures make these fun name trains with your kids! Keep your kids minds engaged and eyes away from the screens with this fun and educational craft.
Find the complete instructions at http://tippytoecrafts.blogspot.com/2011/10/name-trains.html
Learn and Colour Tran Signals:
Try this fun play activity as well as colouring, have your kids use flashlights to practice these different signals!
Download the sheet here 43_train_coloring_at_coloring-pages-book-for-kids-boys.gif
Try making these fun shape trains with your kids! teach them new shapes and colours with is fun and interactive educational activity. Keep their minds engaged and eyes away from the screens during these closures.
Find the complete instructions at http://www.artisbasic.com/2016/12/3-fun-easy-kindergarten-art-lessons.html
Train ABC Activity Book
Download this fun ABC of trains activity book to keep your little ones entertained and engaged during the closures! There are lots of activities from colouring to mazes!alphabet-book.pdf