Build train tracks to help Elmo ride his train to Grover.
Kids can explore engineering and spatial concepts as they help Elmo build a series of train tracks to move his train around and through different objects to get to Grover!
Afterward, ask, “What materials could we use to build train tracks or roads of our own?” Encourage them to design and build train tracks or roads using everyday materials like paper-towel rolls and craft sticks. Set up different obstacles using items like blocks and tissue boxes to build around. Challenge kids to build their tracks or roads to go up or down a ramp!
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