Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is an all time favorite book in schools and preschool is no exception!
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Circle Time is such a great time for children to learn the social skills of being together as a large group AND to learn more about your theme!
Make (or purchase) a tree, letters and coconuts.
Give each child a letter to hold while you read the story.
They come up and place it on the tree as you as the letters!
3D Flannel Board/Box
I saw the above picture on Pinterest and LOVED it! This would be a great addition to your library area as well as a 3D way to read the story at Circle Time!
This was created by Miss Starr de Graffenried! Here is the information from her on how it was made (and thank you, Starr, for sharing with us!!!!)
"It’s just felt, glued and wrapped around a cardboard tube stuffed down in a tissue box (which also is covered in glued-on felt). I think I might have stitched around the bottom to hold it all together. The letters have tiny stick-on Velcro pieces to attach to the tree. The leaves are craft foam, stuck down into the cardboard tube and glued in"
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Theme Ideas to Transform Your Dramatic Play Area
Provide a table for children to make and decorate paper letters.
They can then "sell" their letters in the Letter Store.
Provide a cash register, shopping carts, bags, etc.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom TreeThanks, Patty, for this idea!
I asked Lowe's for a carpet tube to make a tree. We used it for a rainforest, palm tree for Hawaii and now are using it as our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree. I purchased a lime gree umbrella at Five Below. The handle of the umbrella fit perfectly into the tube. Then I cut and taped tissue paper fonds onto the umbrella. It is perfect for the kids to sit under and also comes apart easily to store.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Theme Activities to help your Preschoolers develop those small muscles in their hands and develop their math skills!
In advance, print or draw Chicka Tree shapes. Color the leaves different colors. Make 2 of each color. Laminate.
The children can use these to match the colors.
They can also be used as a memory type game by flipping them all face down. The child flips over two. If they match, they put them aside. If they don't, they flip them back over and flip two more over.
Needed: metal cookie sheet(s), clear flat stones, white poster board, hot glue, tacky glue, magnets
Trace the stones on the poster board. Cut out circle shapes from the poster board. You will need one for each letter for each set you want to make!
Print a letter on each circle.
Hot glue the letter circles onto the bottom of the clear stones (so you can see the letter through the stones).
When dry, use tacky glue to glue circle magnets onto the back of the poster board.
Draw and attached a Chicka Tree to a cookie sheet.
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