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Fun Children's Train Party Games to Play
Have lots of fun setting up train tracks and encouraging children to form their own train. Or try one of these fun games..
Chugga, Chugga, Toot, Toot!
Younger partygoers will have a blast in this variation of duck, duck goose…
This crazy game will have all of your guests wiggling like loose cabooses…
Create a track leading partygoers to the cake or the presents…
I Went On A Train
Any guest who laughs out loud is out of this fun, goofy game…
Hook 'Em Up
Try this matchmaking game as an icebreaker activity at the beginning of the party…
Read the children a story to set the mood, or as a transitional/cool-down activity…
If you would like to add some easy crafts to your party, set up a small area or table.
Partygoers will love assembling their own construction paper trains during this craft…
Candy Train Ornament
Make ornaments or decorations using an assortment of candies...
Some Train History
Children, especially little boys, love the sights and sounds of trains. This fascination with trains is further reinforced by children's books and shows about trains, such as Thomas the Tank Engine. (Thomas, a train engine, is the main character in a series of books written in the 1940's by the Reverend Awdry.) Read on for a very brief history of trains and some fun facts that you can share with the birthday child and your guests during the party.
Trains have been a part of our transportation history for far longer than the engine has been around. A train is defined as one or more vehicles that ride on wheels which travel along a track. While most of us think that a train must be pulled by a locomotive, railroads were actually used for more than 150 years before the steam engine was invented. The first railroads were used to haul loads of earth and minerals out of European mines in the mid 1500's. The trains that mounted these railroads were pulled by people or horses. The first steam engines were successfully built and operated in England in the late 1700's and early 1800's. They did not appear in the United States until the 1820's.
Pulling Out of the Station
The conductor is blowing his whistle, which means it's time to pull out of the station. As your party guests leave, be sure to hand out train party favors, and make sure the children take home any crafts they made.
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