Guest Post by Robin Greene
MJ is a huge fan of the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom book, so I thought this craft would be very cute to share. Make it with your little ones, then read along and help your children learn their ABC’s!
No matter how many times I read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, my kindergartners want to hear it again and again. After just a few times they know it well enough to read aloud with me. It is so much fun and one our favorite things to do. I like to incorporate activities or crafts into books that we read. You can make this story come alive with a craft that is easy for the kids to follow along.
A little prep work:
- Print out an alphabet chart
- Cut out a brown palm tree trunk, 3 or 4 green palm leaves, 2 coconuts and cut the ABC’s apart.
- On a yellow sheet of construction paper glue the palm tree together.
How to get started:
As you read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom the kids will glue the alphabet letters onto their picture. It would be helpful if the kids have the letters set out in order before you begin reading. Also, you will probably read the story slower so the kids can keep up. My kids love it because I read with silly expressions. The kids glue each letter as it is read aloud in the story. The craft will be complete as all the letters make it up the palm tree. (you could also turn it around and have the letters falling down the tree)
This is a fun way to help your child memorize their ABC’s!