Train Shapes Pasting: Art and Craft for Toddlers

Train Shapes Pasting

This is a fun yet challenging art and craft for toddlers- Train Shapes Pasting!

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:

Activities Based on Children’s Book: Freight Train by Donald Crews

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. ๐Ÿ™

So here I am today to atone myself. ๐Ÿ˜›

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:

CD Octopus

CD Lion

CD Giraffe

Train shapes pasting targets the following learning objectives:

  • Identify shapes and colors
  • Develop fine motor skills
  • Follow simple directions

Train Shapes Pasting Materials

Materials Needed:

  • Train shapes outline (free printable included below), or you can make your own
  • Shape cut-outs in different colors
  • Paste


  1. Paste the shape cut-outs on the paper according to the outlines.

Easy-peasy, right!

Train shapes Pasting: Toddler Using Glue

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Teacher’s Note

Aim for art and craft activities that is appropriate for your child’s age.

Try this toddler-tested and approved art and craft activity.

The Teaching Aunt Terms and Conditions

Train Shapes Outline Free Printable

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Check out these other free printable posts:

Numbers Flashcards Pencil Counters

Numbers Flashcards Ten Frame

Or just visit my Free Printable Page for more!

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Train Shapes Pasting

4 Responses

  1. Thank you so much for the content you have on your blog.
    I got here because I have two toddlers and I’m feeling really bad that they are spending too much time watching TV. I got to read your case with your nephew and felt really encouraged to try to change our situation as well. My kids are 20 e 42 months.

    Thank you so much, Nessy.

    1. Happy to serve. ๐Ÿ™‚ Raising children in this period can be really challenging. Technology is like a two-edged sword, if not wielded right it can cause a lot of damage. I’m glad our story resonated with you. All the best to you and your wonderful kids. And thank you for dropping me a message. I appreciate it. Happy learning!

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