Friday, November 12, 2010

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree

One of the kids favorite books is "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin Jr.  For those of you who aren't familiar with the book, the little alphabet letters climb up the coconut tree and then fall down it.  All the capital letters (mommas and pappas) come and help.  So cute and a fun rhyming text as well.  So this morning I drew a coconut tree on the nonstick side of contact paper. The kids were super excited and helped color in the tree.  Then I took off the backing and taped it to the wall, sticky side up.  We have a bunch of foam letters that stuck just right to the contact paper.  We read the story, many times, and the kids helped the letters up to the top.  T, of course, got busy making a "spaceship" out of the letters and insisted that I spell out the words "spaceship".  He spelled "zoom" with my help.  They have been playing with this all day.  Easy and great fun!  Letter recognition, pre-reading, games, spelling are all involved with this activity. 

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Elle Belles Bows said...

The tree turned out great. If we only had a dollar for every time we read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! Kerri

Martianne said...

Fantastic idea! I can see doing it with magnets on the back of our front door, too. Thx! - And have you ever heard the Cd that goes with this book. Fabulous! we had a lot of fun with it at our hosue.

Cathy @ NurtureStore said...

A lovely idea to bring a story to life. I haven't heard of this book before - will have to get a copy! Thank you so much for joining in with our Play Academy link-up - it's great to meet you :)