To get us in the festive mood Adam has started to watch ‘The Polar Express’. The computer animated film is about a doubting boy who boards a magical train on Christmas Eve which takes him to the North Pole. Adam is captivated by the train so I decided to make him his own train track. After our wonder experience last year with our masking tape car track we had to make a Polar Express masking tape train track.
I did originally start the track with black electrical tape. However I soon remembered our experience of using it the last time we made a train track. So I opted to use white masking tape instead. This time I used the 25mm x 50m Duck All Purpose Masking Tape and finished the whole pack.
It didn’t take as long to set up the train track compared to our masking take car track. This was because I didn’t have to cut the masking tape into small pieces.
I included a few pieces that were linked to The Polar Express film. I used a piece of guttering to represent where the train looses control and Adam’s Toot Toot Drivers Parking Tower as the spiral shaped mountain that the train climbs. Nana bought Adam a sleigh bell for his Christmas Tree and this represents the “I believe” bell featured in the film.
Adam didn’t waste any time getting his vehicles involved. We don’t have a wide selection of trains so he used any type of transport. In fact he used every piece of transport he owns.
He immediately created a long line of transport. Each piece was moved slowly along the train track. There were vehicles every where!
Adam’s favourite part of the train track were the two ramps. He spent ages pushing each vehicle down the guttering and then down the Toot Toot Drivers parking tower. Hours of endless vehicle fun!
* A floor or furniture that you don’t mind covering in masking tape
* Masking tape
* Cars or transport
Adam was 2 years and 6 months old.
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