This is a fun yet challenging art and craft for toddlers- Train Shapes Pasting!
For more activities based on children’s book Freight Train by Donald Crews, or if you’re simply looking for more train-themed ideas, check this post:
I recently made a lesson plan for the children’s storybook Freight Train by Donald Crews.
The plan involves different learning areas including art and craft. And as forgetful as I am, I made my barely two-years old nephew do an art and craft meant for a kindergarten-aged child. Yikes!
And you guessed it! It was an epic fail! It was a failure in the sense that my toddler nephew wasn’t able to do it independently. I guided him all the way, which defeated the whole purpose of the activity. 🙁
So here I am today to atone myself. 😛
This art and craft activity can surely be done by toddlers. INDEPENDENTLY. Or at least, with just minimal help.
More art and craft for toddlers:
Train shapes pasting targets the following learning objectives:
- Identify shapes and colors
- Develop fine motor skills
- Follow simple directions
- Train shapes outline (free printable included below), or you can make your own
- Shape cut-outs in different colors
- Paste the shape cut-outs on the paper according to the outlines.
Seb found it easy to match the cut-out shapes. Success!!!
He took cues from the shapes and colors. My sister barely helped him out. Which made this art and craft a success!
There are two reasons why this art activity was a success: First, there were only a few pieces. Second, the pieces were big. Because of these two adjustments that I made, it became easier for my toddler nephew to work on it on his own. 🙂
Aim for art and craft activities that is appropriate for your child’s age.
Try this toddler-tested and approved art and craft activity.
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