The kids first drew a railroad track onto large white construction paper. (I cut them in half the long way.) Then they drew in a background.
After that came the letter search. The kids had to find all the letters in their name and put them on the track behind an engine. Once they had it all laid out, they glued it down. Only one name didn't fit onto the paper (Caroline), so we just glued on another piece of paper to the end. I also cut out a bunch of circles from black construction paper for the wheels.
The kids really enjoyed putting their trains together. They also colored the engine and added more of a background if they wanted to.
We made these again this year and they turned out so cute, I wanted to share them again. What I did differently was have the kids use whole pieces of construction paper so they could draw more of a background. And the engines were bigger this year, as well.