Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Freight Train - stART Project

This week we've been learning about the letter T. A book that has been one of our favorites for awhile is Freight Train by Donald Crews. An idea I've had bookmarked is this Shape Train from My Two Happy Homeschoolers.

It was very simple to make and I really made an effort not to help Bekah. I wanted her to be able to make it herself (even if it wasn't perfect). I think she did a great job. Yes, it drove me crazy that the wheels were on top of the train, but this is HER train....not mine. Does anyone else struggle with this? Anyhow, she did wonderful and I love that it was made by her.

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  1. Hi Stacy! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I wanted to answer your comment back about the ketchup . . . no, it doesn't taste like "normal" ketchup. I personally like it better, as does my husband. One way to make it more "normal" is to omit the fish sauce.

    By the way, I so love this book! Cute craft!

  2. Her train looks so great. It is hard to not want to step in and put our two cents into our children's art work, but we have to remember it is how they see the world. She knows the wheels are there, the placement is perfect, as she sees them in her little mind.

  3. Hi!

    I find i have exactly the same problem - really hard to hold back... so sometimes I end up doing my own... oh dear!

    Love her train though!!

    PS Link up to this week's Kids Get Crafty?

  4. oh my goodness, I just wrote a long comment and then it said it wouldn't accept it! grr...well here is the jist of it: I like to let my daughter do art projects on her own so that way when I look back on them, I know they were truly hers. Its fun to see how much she grows in her abilities as the months go by. Plus, I know that if I was doing a project, I wouldn't like someone coming along and saying, "no no you should put that there". I think you did a great job restraining yourself and I think her train is very unique! I read that book with my daughter earlier this year and I remember I learned what a trestle bridge was.

  5. Yes, it is hard not to step in and help out, but I love the way her train turned out. Let them be creative and you never know what kind of cool result you'll get.

  6. What a wonderful train! I love all the shapes.