Chicka Chicka Boom Boom letter learning activity

This week’s post in the Preschool Book Series is featuring one of our all time favorite books.  We started reading this when Big Sister was just a little one and have enjoyed it with each of the kids over the past six years.  We LOVE Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by Bill Martin, Jr. for it’s rhyme, rhyme, and fun story.  It’s so catchy and I’ve caught the kids singing the words to the story aloud many times.
We decided to make a palm tree to go along with the story as we read the book and identified letters.
This was such a fun activity for all of us!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom book activity to combine letter learning with gross motor.

Chicka Chicka Book Boom Letter Activity

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I started by making a palm tree on a huge piece of cardboard.  I will admit…  this tree turned out WAY bigger than I was planning.  I drew the palm tree and the next thing I knew, it was pretty much life sized. 
A few pieces of clear contact paper were taped to the tree, sticky side out, and we were ready to go!

Baby Girl LOVED this activity.  I threw a bunch of foam letters
from our foam puzzle and she started going through them.  This is a great way to work on letter identification, visual scanning, and crossing midline with little ones. 

We read the book and looked for the letters in alphabetical order as they went up the coconut tree.

Baby Girl is not able to identify letters yet, but Little Guy is, and he liked this letter learning activity too.  He thought it was pretty cool that the letters could stick on the tree as they climbed the coconut tree.  But, he was quick to point out that I forgot the coconuts on our tree.  Ooops.

Of course we had to make our tree fall down after all of the letters were in the tree, just like in the book.  And hilarity ensued.  This is one activity that we will be doing again and again!  the palm tree has taken residence in our basement and we have been sticking all kinds of fun things to it. I mean, maybe the next installment of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom could include feathers 😉

Be sure to stop by and see what the other fabulous bloggers in the Preschool Book Club series did to go along with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Letter Learning Activity
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