DIY Trains

DIY Trains

Location: indoor or outdoor

Materials: shoe boxes or plastic containers and rope or string

Combine some of your toddlers' favorite activities (filling, dumping, pulling, dragging) by creating simple trains they can fill and drag around. Simply attach plastic bins, shoe boxes, or even egg cartons to each other using string. Attach an extra length of string the children can hold onto and pull. Your children can then fill them with different toys and pull them around the room or yard. The fact that they don't have wheels won't matter.

What We're Learning:

  • hand-eye coordination
  • gross motor development
  • cause and effect
  • symbolic play