Along with the standard question, “How long until we are going to Disney World?”, another frequent question is “What day do we do __________?” So, to help Isabella learn days, months, time, etc., we made her a Morning Circle Time Board. It has a calendar, learning clock, weather station, etc., but her favorite part of it is the moveable monorail to change the day of the week.
The board is a simple foam core board with various elements glued or laminated on. For the monorail track, we cut a slit in the foam core with an exacto knife above the days of the week.
We searched for a simple image of the monorail and printed it off on cardstock. We used ModPodge to adhere it to a piece of balsa wood (from Hobby Lobby) and sealed it with a top coat of ModPodge. The balsa wood was easy to cut with an exacto knife. We glued a small sliver of foam core to the back of the balsa wood to hold the monorail in the track and glued a flat washer to the back of that.