From the boiler to the coupling, build a little train along with an engineer and her workers in the story Let’s Build a Little Train by Julia Richardson. This rhyming story will have readers chugging along with the team as the train takes shape. Additional information about steam trains, including photographs that illustrate vocabulary mentioned in the text, is included on the last two pages.

After reading the story make your own train engine out of paper by following the directions below!

Paper train craft



  1. Color in the train template as desired
  2. Cut out all pieces
  3. See photo for suggested train assembly
  4. Glue pieces in place