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Discover Fun Train-Themed Activities for Kids

While this page is more for parents, it offers up a few ideas of train-related activities that families—especially those with younger kids—can do together! Want more train fun? Getting involved with our TCA Youth Clubs is a fantastic and free way to embrace your child’s interest.

Printable Coloring & Activity Pages

For some of the youngest kids, coloring and solving puzzles on paper is a favorite pastime. Print these train-themed pages for a rainy day.

Visit Us in “Train City USA”

Did you know that TCA headquarters and the National Toy Train Museum are located in a train enthusiast’s dream community in Southcentral Pennsylvania? Kids and adults alike love to visit us!

Our hometown of Strasburg, PA, is known as “Train City” because it is also the home to the historic Strasburg Rail Roadthe Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and the Choo-Choo Barn. You can spend an entire day here enjoying trains of all kinds! And, if you choose to stay overnight at the Red Caboose Motel—with accommodations in real caboose cars—you can continue your train-themed trip around the clock!

Songs About Trains

Learn how to get started putting together your own train-themed playlist! There are tons of songs about trains, railroads, and “riding the rails” to discover!

Books About Trains

There are lots of books about real and toy trains. Check out our selection of train books for younger kids!

Train-Themed Projects

Train Safety Information

Being around real railroads can sometimes be dangerous. Check out Operation Lifesaver for great information and puzzles, coloring pages, and other train safety activities for kids of all ages.

Want to Get on the Inside Track to Fun? Join Our TCA Youth Clubs!

Learning about trains is even more fun when you can share your enthusiasm with others. If you’re not yet a member of our TCA Kids Club (under age 13) or TCA Teens Club (ages 13-18), get your parents’ permission to sign up for free to experience more of the toy train collecting hobby and meet new friends!

When you join, you will receive a membership certificate, member card, and more.