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(This is what I put up outside of my classroom.  I just cut it out of construction paper.)

ACTIVITIES:

 Activity Ideas by Barbara Pratt
 Coconut Bowling
 Have the children form the different letters on the floor using their bodies.
 I brought a small magnet board to class and using those alphabet fridge magnets, I posted a capital letter on the board and called on a child to find the lower case letter.
 Playdough Mats

BOOKLET:

 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom counting booklet
 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tot Book
 Counting Booklet from Teaching Heart

COLORING PAGES:

 Alphabet Coloring Pages
 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Coloring Pages

CRAFT IDEAS:

 Alphabet Tree
 Coconut Tree
 Palm Tree
 Paper Craft

GAMES:

 BINGO Cards
 Boom, Boom Stamp Game
 Matching Game
 Roll a Chicka Chicka Tree Game

OTHER:

 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree (see picture on right) - I used a carpet roll and painted it brown.  Then I used an old (green) umbrella and just placed it inside the carpet roll to look like palm leaves.  I was going to wad up a couple of brown paper bags and completely cover them with brown duct tape to look like coconuts and mount them to the umbrella, but I didn't have time.  Next, I used adhesive velcro and placed 26 squares all around the tree.  I laminated some alphabet cards and placed the other side of the velcro on the backs of the cards.  As I read the story, I had the children find the letter and place it on the tree.  When I got to the part in the story when all the letters fell out, they all helped me take the letters off the tree and start over.  They LOVED this activity. (My INSPIRATION for this tree came from here ------> click here.)
 I taught my children the alphabet in sign language.  When I read the story "Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom" to my class, I had them sign each of the letters as I read them in the book.  It made them think and it was a lot of fun.  (If you don't know the alphabet in sign language, you can google in or watch video clips from You Tube).
 Memory Book Covers by Anna

PRINTABLES:

 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

PRODUCTS YOU CAN PURCHASE:

 Activity Tree from LakeShore Learning
 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Shakers
 Felt Board Story
 Quilted Activity Set

SNACK:

 Bring in a real coconut and have the children taste it.
 Chick Chick Cupcakes - Wouldn't this be cute?
 Chicka Chicka Tree Snack
 Spread celery stalks with peanut butter. Use celery stalks that still have the leaves attached. (You can let them use alphabet cereal and put it on their peanut butter to represent the alphabet going up the tree.)

WEBSITES:

 Hubbard's Cupboard
 Kinder Themes
 Mrs. Nelson's Class
 Teaching Heart
 This website has TONS and TONS of great ideas!  A must see!

YOU TUBE VIDEO CLIPS:

 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - I played this video clip on my laptop and the children LOVED it!!



 
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