Sugar Aunts: Freight Train Preschool Book Snack Idea

Freight Train Preschool Book Snack Idea

 We joined the Preschool Book Club in another round of connecting a fantastic preschool book with crafts, activities, and (this time) a Snack!  Freight Train is an eye-catching book, with it's bright colors.  We used those colors to create a Preschool (or any age) snack based on the book.  Hosting a playdate? Reading Freight Train at preschool or in a homeschool co-op?  This Freight Train inspired train snack is healthy and fun!
Freight Train book snack idea for preschool! This is a cute snack for preschool, homeschool, home, or a train-themed party food.


Freight Train Snack Idea 


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Have you read Freight Train by Donald Crews?  This book caught our attention right away with the colors and names of the trains.  My kids were mesmerized by the simple text of the book and loved the bright colors.  This is definitely a book you will want to add to your home or school library!


To make our Freight Train inspired snack, we started with a few simple ingredients:
club crackers
red cherry tomatos.
orange and yellow sweet peppers
cucmebers (sliced)
blueberries (ours were frozen, but fresh would work, too)
grape jelly
black olives
cream cheese


Read through the book and line up your crackers and ingredients.  We matched up the train car names to the colors of the fruits and vegetables.

Freight Train book snack idea for preschool! This is a cute snack for preschool, homeschool, home, or a train-themed party food.

Dice the peppers and slice the olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives.


We used cream cheese to get some of the train cars "colors" to stick.  Spread a little cream cheese on the cracker and then place the fruit or veggies in place.  

Freight Train book snack idea for preschool! This is a cute snack for preschool, homeschool, home, or a train-themed party food.

My Little Guy (age 5) had fun placing the colors into place on the crackers as he said the names of the train cars.

Freight Train book snack idea for preschool! This is a cute snack for preschool, homeschool, home, or a train-themed party food.

Once all of the train cars are built, we placed our Freight Train on a bridge that we drew on paper.  This would be a fun way to serve this healthy snack at preschool play dates or a train-themed party.

Freight Train book snack idea for preschool! This is a cute snack for preschool, homeschool, home, or a train-themed party food.

Time to eat! Little Guy decided he wanted to start with the orange tank car.

Freight Train book snack idea for preschool! This is a cute snack for preschool, homeschool, home, or a train-themed party food.

You can find all of the books we've covered in the Preschool Book Club with all the posts from each member:
preschool book club
Stop by to see what the rest of the Preschool Book Club bloggers have created to go along with Freight Train

Stamp Painted Train Craft- Inspired by Freight Train by Donald Crews~ BuggyandBuddy.comFreight Train Block Building - exploring books through play with Preschool Book Club
Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails Math Game
Buggy and Buddy  Sponge Train Art
Homegrown Friends Block Building
Mama Papa Bubba Train play Mat


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