All children love trains. There is something quite magical and fascinating about them. They can take us all manner of adventures, and have been used by authors for many years. Harry Potter began his new life boarding one, and Paddington Bear started a new chapter in his life disembarking from one.

Whatever train book your grandchildren love, they are really going to enjoy making and eating this fun snack.

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It is so easy to do and so healthy too!

Read the book and enjoy a snack – the fruity, tooty train
Read the book and enjoy a snack – the fruity, tooty train

The Froot Toot Train!

You will need:

  • Strawberries, blueberries & other small fruits
  • Bananas
  • Watermelon
  • Toothpicks

Here’s what to do:

  1. As you can probably tell from the image this is just a cut and assemble job.
  2. There is no reason why your grandchild couldn’t make a bus, a plane or even an animal. It’s up to their imagination.
  3. Younger children may need help assembling their creations and watch that they know how sharp a toothpick can be!
Reading and playing should go hand in hand
Reading and playing should go hand in hand

Things to do while your grandkids are enjoying their snack –

  1. Create a train out of boxes
  2. Write their own train story
  3. Visit a railway museum
  4. Travel on a train and record their experiences on the voice recorder on your phone.
  5. Draw a train-family where each carriage as things about one member of the family painted on it. You could also cut out pictures from magazines and glue them to the carriages too.
  6. Have a family debate – “Trains are better than cars because…”

Don’t have a train book, but want to enjoy the snack and do the activities?

Check out these fun books:

 

The Goodnight Train (Board book)


List Price: $7.99 USD
New From: $5.39 USD In Stock
Used from: $1.55 USD In Stock

 

My Big Train Book (My Big Board Books) (Board book)


List Price: $7.99 USD
New From: $5.62 USD In Stock
Used from: $2.66 USD In Stock

 

Train: A Journey Through the Pages Book (Hardcover)


List Price: $22.95 USD
New From: $10.00 USD In Stock
Used from: $5.77 USD In Stock

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Read the book and enjoy the snack – the fruity, tooty train
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