Do you have a train lover in your family? My two younger boys (ages 5 and 2) are big fans of trains. When my middle son was younger, there were days were all we did was play trains. I really wondered if there would be a day where he wouldn’t like trains?! It’s safe to say that we used our wooden train tracks daily.
I recently was sent a new book called Old Tracks, New Tricks. As soon as it arrived, my boys begged to read it. They were hooked! Today I’m sharing with you an alphabet activity we did to go along with this neat book.
I love the dialogue in this story. It’s so cute!!
In the back of the book, there are creative ideas for how you can use your wooden train tracks in unique ways at home. The same day we got this book, we tried out this idea using Lego bricks and tracks together. It kept my boys busy all morning long!
We also came up with a fun alphabet game using wooden tracks. This idea isn’t from the book, but I thought it was a fun extension of the book. For this activity, you just need wooden tracks and alphabet stickers. The stickers we used are from Target.
You set up a train track in any formation you want. We chose a circle. Then you add an alphabet sticker to each track. I used large stickers, but I think smaller stickers would work a little better.
Then take the track apart and mix up the train tracks.
Once the track is put together, zoom trains around it!
This was just one way to play with train tracks in a fun, new way. There are so many neat ideas in this book! I highly recommend this book for all the train lovers in your life! If you want to see a little more about this book, check out this free sample of the first few pages HERE!
This book is for sale in bookstores and also on Amazon. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!