Every year, my kids and I take our own journey on the Polar Express (at home)! We took ours this past weekend:
Cut snowflakes (I use coffee filters) and hang around the room. We tape them on the walls and hang them from the ceiling with thread.
Arrange your chairs in a train line and tape a bell under each chair. Also provide a golden ticket for each child (I get mine here, page 5).
And of course, you have to have treats: sugar cookies, hot chocolate, candy canes, etc.
Read the Polar Express story during the ride. Let the kids eat their sugar cookies and hot chocolate while you read (putting a sheet or blanket below your train makes for easy clean-up). When you’re done, have the kids look under their chairs and find the bell from Santa’s sleigh.
Even though I’m not a huge fan of the movie, we enjoy watching it together on our train, snuggled in PJs and blankets!