This is a fun, easy activity. We first tried this activity out at our Golden Spike Festival in May 2019. We had a lot of fun!

You can use as many pool noodles as you want. Cut them to whatever size fits your needs. We like to cut some in half to be the railroad ties.

Kids don’t need much direction for this activity. However, if you want to make it more educational, you could explain how the ties were laid down first, then the rails were added on top of the ties, and finally secured with spikes.

Railroad Tie
Rails and Spikes
In this image, you can see the rail, tie, and spike