My toddler has gotten very excited about learning letters recently, all because of his new favorite book, Chicka Chick Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault. In this book, the little lower case letters climb to the top of the coconut tree…until BOOM BOOM they fall down! And then dust off their pants and climb back up again. It’s a fun, rhythmic read, which my toddler enjoys acting out – and it’s a fun way to start to learn letters.
Making a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree
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- green and brown construction paper
- magnetic letters
- magnetic surface (we used the side of our refrigerator)
- copy of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (it’s available in our library)
When I saw my toddler playing with our letters and calling out “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom,” so I thought he’d get a kick out of his own coconut tree. I used large construction paper to trace the leaves, trunk, and coconuts, and then taped them to our refrigerator. Then I put the magnets out for him, and he played!
Other Ways to Move & Learn This Week
- BIG Rainbow writing from Coffee Cups & Crayons
- Indoor Snowball Number Race from Toddler Approved
- Sight Word Treasure Hunt from Hands On: As We Grow
- Lots of ideas on our Move & Learn Pinterest board
- Check out all the Move & Learn ideas we’ve shared