Super Tot is 21 months old
While searching for "train crafts" online, I found this idea to make an Animal Train. I printed the directions and animals, and got Princess to help me color them. While we were working, she asked if she could color the monkey purple. A lightbulb went off in my head to make this a color matching activity, rather than just a fun train. So, we colored the remaining animals to go with that idea, and they turned out really cute. I made each train car in the color to match it's respective animal and did the engine as a rainbow. I laminated everything and tacked it to the wall on a long piece of butcher paper from our easel.
So what did Super Tot think??? Well, he LOVED it! This will stay up in our schoolroom indefinitely. He spent hours playing with it over the course of the day. He loves to take the animals out and play with them, to put them back in the train (usually even in the right train car), and just to look at it. He even tried to climb into it himself, and had to run and get his blankie to show it the train. This is probably the best thing I have made for Tot School thus far!