Posted by: ad65shorty | August 17, 2009

Stories for Snuggling: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

This week, I will be sharing some fun ABC ideas. There are so many, but my hope is that maybe you’ll find a new one to try!

I wanted to begin this week by sharing my all-time favorite ABC book and some fun activities to go along with it.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Anniversary Edition

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

Summary:

I love, love, love this book!! The lowercase letters decide to climb the coconut tree. But when all the letters get to the top, the tree can’t hold them all and CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM, they all fall down! But, all their adult friends (uppercase letters) are there to the rescue! So fun. So catchy. There is also a CD that puts the whole book into song, which I love!

Activity Ideas:

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1.  Find a copy of a coconut tree, color, cut, (and laminate). Tape to a cookie sheet. Put your magnetic letters out, as well as the book, and let your children play. Some will find the letters in the story, others will find the letters they know, and still others will find random letters.

 

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2.  Have your child make a coconut tree out of construction paper. Then, using letter stamps or sponges (I found mine at Walmart), help your child stamp his name on his coconut tree. Adorable! (this tree is done by a 2-year-old with help from his dad)

 

Have you ever done any activities with this book? Please share!

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