If your child has trains all over the floor like mine does or you are in search of letter T crafts and activities for preschoolers then you are in the right place! We put on our conductors hat (figuratively speaking) and came up with simple T is for Train Activities including letter formation, fine motor skills, sequencing, and sorting using our tub of trains and train tracks. Also included is a free printable letter T train craft template so your child can show off all they have learned.
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T is for Train Activities for Kids
Freight Train Board Book (Caldecott Collection)-affiliate link
The Little Engine That Could-affiliate link
Steam Train, Dream Train 1-2-3-affiliate link
Ultimate Sticker Book: Train (Ultimate Sticker Books)-affiliate link
Train Tracks Letter T
1 long train track
1 short train track
Have child lay down the train tracks in the shape of the letter t and drive the toy train on it. This is very similar to how we use our Handwriting Without Tears – Wood Pieces (affiliate link). It’s a wonderful way for kids to learn letter formation before they develop the skills needed to write.
Working on the Railroad Motor Skills
Nuts and bolts (We used ours from our train set)
Have child match the bolts and screws by color and twist them together. At first Little Dragon was getting frustrated because everything kept spinning but the bolt wasn’t staying on. I showed him where to hold to keep the whole piece from spinning and after that the activity looked pretty simple. You can tell from the picture once he got the hang of it he was pretty excited!
What Size is Thomas the Train?
Several trains of varying lengths
Give child trains and have them put the trains in order from longest to shortest and vice versa.
Train Track Sort
A tub of train tracks with various matching sizes (I selected 3 sizes with about 3 of each type)
Give child train tracks and have them sort them by size and shape.
T is for Train Craft
T is for train template (available to download for free at the end of this post)
White and red craft paper
Color Stickers-affiliate link (optional)
Small toy train or car
Print out the long rectangles on white paper and the small rectangles on red paper and have child cut them out. Little Dragon is just learning to cut and is excited to get the privilege to use scissors like is sister. He cut through just about every line which was totally fine because he was happy and learning (using scissors can be pretty darn frustrating). Once he decided he was done I used tape to connect is train back together.
Have child dip the toy train into paint and roll it across the long white rectangles and set them aside to dry. Once dry have child glue them together to make a letter T.
Have child stick stickers on the round circles for the wheels.
Have child glue the red rectangles together to make a train.
Glue the train to the letter T and if you would like you can glue the whole craft onto an extra piece of paper to give it a background.
Thanks for visiting with us today. If you enjoyed this free template and activities please pin & share it with others! Love, Katie & the Kiddos