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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is such a fun and engaging book that kids will want to listen to it again and again. The sing-songy rhyme not only takes kids through the letters of the alphabet, but brings about smiles and laughs along the way. This ever-popular book by Bill Martin, Jr. lends itself to many extension and play ideas that you can pair with this book to make story time complete. Here are some great activities and crafts you can add to your next reading of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Activities & Crafts
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – ABC Kids’ Craft from Crafting Chicks
Your kids can make their own miniature coconut tree with a cardboard tube, some construction paper, and sticky craft letters. Super easy to make!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree Activity from Lalymom
With a little bit of contact paper, you can turn the side of your fridge into a coconut tree. Then just add magnetic letters and have fun.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Bean Bag Toss from Meri Cherry
Make your own alphabet bean bags (no sewing required) and letter targets, and then stand back and try to knock down the whole alphabet. This is a great activity for working on letter recognition or beginning letter sounds.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Snack from Mom Inspired Life
This is such a cute and clever idea for integrating snack time with story time. Make a coconut tree out of a pretzel rod, apple slices, and grapes. Then add some Alpha-Bits cereal for the letters.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Play Set from Buggy and Buddy
This is a simple play set that you can make to explore the alphabet with your kids. There are also instructions and a free printable so that kids can make their own mini play set as well.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Inspired Stamp Craft from School Time Snippets
For this craft, you’ll paint a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree and then add the alphabet to it with letter stamps.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Storytime Playdough Activity from The Art Kit
Build a coconut tree out of play dough and let your child act out the story as you read it aloud.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Sticker Match Up from Playdough to Plato
Kids love stickers! This is a fun hands-on activity for working on upper and lower case letter recognition.
FREE Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Card Game from Boy Mama Teacher Mama
With a free printable play mat and game cards, your child can learn and have fun with several different learning activities.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Sensory Bin from Mama Papa Bubba
Sensory bins are a great way to make a story hands-on. This sensory bin consists of magnetic letters, a coconut tree made out of tin cans, and green coconut-scented rice.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Sensory Play from Natural Beach Living
Here is another sensory bin idea that incorporates sand, sand toys, a coconut, palm tree, and of course letters.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Puppet from Two Daloo
Use this tutorial to make your own Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree puppet so that you can reenact the story with your kids.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Name Craft from Toddler Approved
Kids love to learn how to spell their own name. Teach children to spell their name with this Chicka Chicka Boom Boom inspired craft.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Magnetic Alphabet Tree from Pre-K Pages
By using coffee cans, contact paper, and faux greenery, this is another way that you can make an interactive, magnetic coconut tree.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom STEAM Activity from Preschool STEAM
STEAM activities are super popular right now. In this STEAM activity, kids are challenged to build an alphabet tree and see how many letters it will hold.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Sensory Bin from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
There are so many great sensory bin ideas you can do with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. This one has letter beads as the sensory medium and incorporates fine motor skills.
Cookie Sheet Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Play from Little Page Turners
Turn a cookie sheet into an interactive alphabet play place. All you need is some construction paper and magnetic letters.
Easy Alphabet Math Activities for Preschoolers from Handmade Kids Art
Here is another Chicka Chicka Boom Boom related STEAM activity. Easily incorporate the alphabet with math by seeing how many magnetic letters you can stick on your coconut tree. Other extension activities are suggested as well.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Kids Craft from I Heart Crafty Things
Use cupcake liners to make this bright and colorful craft that will help your child review the letters of the alphabet.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Play Dough from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Play dough is a great sensory medium that can help bring a story to life. With just a few simple supplies, kids can build their own coconut tree, act out the story, or just have fun with some imaginative alphabet play.
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