Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault and Bill Martin Jr.
This amazing alphabet story is a staple in most homes and classrooms. But, it's not just an alphabet story. It has rhyming, rhythm and a story sequence.
*sorting out letters in our name
* re-telling a story
*counting with coconuts
*Coconut playdough for fine motor work
*letter and sound identification
*sorting letters by attributes (curved, straight, capital, lowercase)
* Class book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, will there be enough room? Here comes *Andy* up the coconut tree.
*5 senses to observe a coconut
*Uppercase to lowercase match
First & Second Grade
*word stamping- use letter stamps to create words going up a coconut tree
*rhyming within text
*describing words to describe a coconut
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Ideas
Print a coconut tree, use packing tape and tape it to a cookie sheet. Add magnet letters and voila!
Felt Board: Using felt letters and my own creation of a coconut tree, this is perfect for the retelling!
Looking for more Chicka Chicka Boom Boom fun? Check out this Story Unit!