Fun Train Party Activities
Activities & Games
Play Musical Chairs with I've Been Working on the Railroad or
similar songs or use a collection of recorded sound effects (either homemade
Try "Duck, Duck, Goose" as "Boxcar, Boxcar, Locomotive"
Pin the Smokestack on the Locomotive
Sing The Wheels on the Bus as "The Wheels on the Train"
Have an adult in an engineer costume (hickory striped overalls), or
an entertainer, read a train story or lead games and songs.
Have hats, bandanas, train whistles,
etc. and let the kids dress up.
As few as five can play but more is better. This is a version of tag
where a group does the tagging rather than just one person. Choose two
players to start the train. They join hands and chase the other players
in order to tag one. When tagged, a player joins hands with them
and becomes part of the train. The game is over when all the players are
part of the train.
Provide train-themed stencils and stickers and construction paper for
drawing, or to decorate cardboard box "stations" and boxcars.
Old model railroad magazines can be cut up for a great collage
Make costumes out of child size boxes.
Use an unsealed box for each child and remove flaps or tape them
open and let children decorate. An adult should attach two lengths
of 2" wide ribbon to one side of the box using duct tape or a heavy
duty stapler. Measure the child and attach the ribbon to the opposite
side to form suspenders. Now form a line and have a railroad parade!
Make and decorate an instant camera photo-sized photo frame out of cardstock
or craft foam. Take an instant photo of each child with the birthday
child to send home in their custom frames.
Lanterns on bandannas
as table centerpieces.
Arrange finger foods on rectagular serving trays in a straight line
at the head of the trays place a large toy, an inflatable
or anything that can serve as a locomotive.
Fill a bandanna with small toys, whistle, candies, etc. and tie closed
at the four corners. For extra fun tie to dowel or well sanded stick.
Fill a mug or plastic cup with small toys, whistle, candies, etc
Goody Bag Alternatives
Give a keepsake
One nicer toy instead of several inexpensive ones
With an instant camera, take a photo of the each child with the birthday
child to take home (see crafts above)
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