Confession time: I am not that great at playing with my kids. Okay, that isn’t entirely true. I try, I get down on the floor and we play. I am great at puzzles, I can read books, and I can do crafts. But things like playing cars or trains just elude me a bit. We set up the trains, then what? My son loves playing with them though, so I want to be a part of it. I also wouldn’t mind adding in some learning. Nothing big or he will notice, but I have found a few ways to squeeze some in. As a bonus it keeps me involved and the communication going. I also have a few fun ways to really focus in on some education topics. Some are no prep activities, others need a little bit of effort. Both casual and directed activities are important. Here are 5 easy learning activities using toy trains.