Have kids count the number of cars on the train. Ask them to point to the car that has only one shape of "cargo" block. If the child is not familiar with the shape, explain that it is a rectangle.
Have kids remove all the blocks from the train and sort them by color. Count each color group with them. Repeat the activity until they are able to count each group independently.
Place all the blocks in a row and have kids count them all. Repeat the activity until they are able to count all 15 blocks.
Sort the blocks by color and place them in four piles on the floor, making four "train stations." Have kids push the train around the floor, stopping at each "station" to load up the train with the blocks. Encourage kids to make fun train sounds and to call out, "All aboard!" as they stack the blocks!
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