Chicka Chicka Boom BOOM!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Predictable Chart
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Letters, Numbers, And Words Sort
This is a great activity for the beginning of the year because sorting is a higher order thinking skill for our students and it gives us some early insight into our students’ understanding of letters, numbers and words! Each studetn chooses a card from the bowl, the class identifies it as a letter, number or word. We identify the letter (and sound), the number and we repeat the word and glue it to the chart! Then the students do their own sort!
THIS ACTIVITY IS INCLUDED IN OUR READ IT UP: CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM RESOURCE!
This year, for our letter hunts, we will be using our AlphaPals letter pillows! They’re giant, they’re soft and FUN! They’re the perfect addition to your Chicka Chicka Boom Boom lessons!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Interactive Lesson
This is always one of my favorite lessons to kick of the school year because the kids crack up while we do this lesson. It’s a highly engaging and EASY lesson to practice letters and sounds. And it’s a great way to bring the story to life in the classroom!
I made my costume using brown sweatpants and a brown hoodie. The hat is a plastic safari hat with fake palm leaves glued on. The letters are felt sticker letters from the Target Dollar Spot.
Place the letters in a bag/bowl. Students come up, choose a letter, the class identifies the letter and the sound. The student gets to add the letter to the coconut tree! The chant goes: “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! Will there be enough room? Here comes (letter) up the coconut tree!”
And in the middle of this lesson, in August, in the south, the fire alarm will sound. You will be forced to stand outside, in the heat and humidity, while wearing a sweatsuit with cars driving by for 30 minutes. Just so you know…
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Math
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Five Senses
Grab a coconut. I found mine at Kroger for about $3. You’ll also need a hammer and a screwdriver to open the coconut! True story. Use the coconut to talk about the five senses. Pass the coconut around and have students describe the coconut. Then we taste coconut and graph whether we like the taste of coconut. For the taste test, I use coconut water and coconut shavings!
And then you can use the coconut for a science lesson on sink or float!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Snacks
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Freebies
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