Train Tracks on the Chalkboard Table
The fun of the new chalkboard table is that it can be used to extend play sessions or in imaginative ways to encourage learning! While the children were distracted I drew them a simple railway and landscape using coloured chalks, then added in some trains, telegraph poles, stop signs and people.
I labelled the key areas with “station”, “park”, “terminal” etc so that there would be plenty of words to point out and ask about during play. I also left the pot of chalks next to the table so that they could add any further elements to the scene with pictures or mark-making.
Simple and easy to set up and providing a spark of creativity for a long session of engaged, imaginative play and storytelling!
We have lots more ideas for table top play and learning coming up soon! I’m loving the new indoor chalkboard table! What other ideas would you think of? Have you made one yet?!
literacy: beginning to recognise and name graphemes, be aware that print carries meaning, use marks and letter-like shapes to represent meaning, tell stories through play
creativity: draw and add to play scenes to create imaginative play, take on a character and remain in role, tell a story through imaginative play
Cakie: 3 years 8 months
Pop: 2 years 1 month
Bean: 12 weeks