Ways to Play: Build
Playful activities for families
Until Sunday 28 February
At this time of year, we are usually looking forward to welcoming families and friends into our museum to take part in activities, have fun and spend time together. As we aren't able to open at the moment, we've decided to bring some activities to you.
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There are lots of ways to build your own train, inspired by Stephenson Steam Railway.
Why not try creating your own train using cardboard boxes and tubes?
You could draw the front of an engine onto some card and tie it to the front of your table. Sit at your table and imagine you’re off on your favourite journey!
You could line up some chairs and imagine you or your toys are sitting on a carriage. Do all of your passengers have tickets?
Make separate carriages for your toys from smaller boxes and tie them together. Where do they want to go? Take your toys on a journey around your house.
Can you think of some actions and sounds to bring your train to life? You could even try to make your own song!