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Trains
Submitted by: Patty, Spring Branch Memorial
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Terrific Trains by:Tony Mitton
The Goodnight Train by:June Sobel
Dinotrain by:Deb Lund
Clickety Clack by:Rob & Amy Spence
Freight Train by:Donald Crews
Songs
Down By the Station
Down by the station
Early in the morning
See the little pufferbellies
All in a row.
See the station master
Pull the little handle
Puff Puff Toot Toot
Off we go!
Here's a Little Choo Choo Train
Here's a little choo-choo train
Chugging down the track.(chug with arms)
Now it's going forward.(lean forward)
Now it's going back. (lean back)
Hear the bell ring. (ring bell)
What a lot of noise it makes (cover ears)
Everywhere it goes.
I've Been Working on the Railroad
I've been working on the railroad
All the live long day.
I've been working on the railroad
just to pass the time away.
Can't you hear the whistle blowing
Rise up so early in the morn
Don't you hear the captain shouting
Dinah blow your horn.

Dinah won't you blow,
Dinah won't you blow,
Dinah won't you blow your horn?
Dinah blow your horn.
Dinah won't you blow,
Dinah won't you blow,
Dinah won't you blow your horn?

Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah
Someone's in the kitchen I know.
Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah,
Strummin' on the old banjo
and singing..
fee fi fiddle-e-i-o
fee fi fiddle-e-i-o
fee fi fiddle-e-i-o
Strummin' on the old banjo!
Little Red Caboose
Little red caboose
chug chug chug
Little red caboose
chug chug chug
Little red caboose
behind the train, train, train
Somestack's on its back
back, back, back
Comin' down the track
track, track, track
Little red caboose
behind the train.
Woooo, Woooo!
Engine on the Track
Here is the engine on the track (hold up thumb)
Here is the coal car, just in back (pointer)
Here is the box car to carry freight (middle)
Here is the mail car. Don't be late. (ring)
Way back here at the end of the train. (little)
Rides the caboose through the sun and rain.

Alternatively, use flannel board pieces.
Craft
Train scene: Using different train car shapes, have children glue them onto a train track. Can use stickers for animals in zoo car, cotton balls for steam or clouds, etc.
Other
Another cute craft idea is an alphabet train for the kids to color located at http://www.first-school.ws/theme/printables/alphabet-train.htm