Saturday, February 5, 2011

T is for Train

Typically we have preschool on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. But this week was one of "those" weeks, you know what I mean right? I just couldn't pull everything together in time to have preschool on Thursday, so we had class on Friday instead. It was an interesting morning, very stop and go. My almost 7-month old, Owen, usually sleeps right through preschool. Well, not yesterday, and we can blame that on teething! :) Despite the challenges we managed to get through our morning. It was very simple and we didn't complete everything I had planned, but Ethan learned a few new things and had fun while doing it, and that's all that really matters. Here is the outline of our morning: 

Bible lesson:
  • Open in prayer
  • Read the story of Zacchaeus
  • Talk about how Jesus is the friend of sinners
  • Sing songs: Zacchaeus song, This Little Light of Mine, The B-I-B-L-E, Deep and Wide

Story Time:
  • Read Chugga Chugga Choo Choo
  • Read Freight Train
    • Ethan will identify the colors of each train car
    • Ethan will be able to count the train cars

Direct Instruction:
  • Watch Train presentation
    • Learn about train related words starting with the letter T

Music Time: 

Snack Time:
  • Build trains out of whatever snacks are found in the pantry!
  • Have Ethan learn how to spread peanut butter with a knife
  • Be creative and have fun! :)

Craft Time:

  • Make an Easy Train Paper Craft 
  • Color the parts of the train using markers
  • Cut out and have Ethan paste the train parts onto construction paper

Free Play:
  • Let Ethan explore and build with the wooden train set

Owen observing all the preschool fun


  1. Hi Alissa,
    So impressive! Did you do this all in one day? It sounds like this curriculum could work for the whole week or at least several days. Did you put this all together yourself?

  2. Hi Jamie! Yes, we did this all in one morning. I usually try to do preschool two days a week between the hours of 9 and 11. I've been putting the lessons together myself. But I get a lot of ideas from the internet and a few preschool books I got at a teacher store. I didn't realize before I started how time consuming this would be! It is a lot of fun though and we're enjoying the time together. :)