Art, Homeschooling, Indoor Play, Play

Literacy and Art

My boys love trains and therefore any book about trains. Since we are quarantined at home we are reading even more books than usual, and we read a lot of books. A big part of our homeschooling is reading to the boys, as a family, or having the boys work on their reading skills.

Freight Train by Donald Crews

I love pairing creative activities with books, like music or art. Today we read Freight Train by Donald Crews. This is a simple story with few words, however the colors and action words make it quite fun. After reading the book we decided it would be fun to use a large piece of paper to draw our own train, just like the one in the book. The boys quickly decided which color car they would want to color. We had a marvelous time together drawing and coloring together as a family.

“Freight train….Moving….Going through tunnels…Going by cities…Going, going….gone.”

Freight Train by Donald Crews, 1978, Scholastic Inc., New York, NY

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