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Monday, September 12, 2011

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Alphabet & Letters)

This year we are doing a combined preschool with some other mom friends and their kids one day a week. Thursday was our first preschool together and it was so much fun! My friend, Camie, hosted in her home and she did a fantastic job. The kids (and moms) loved it.

The focus was on Letters and the Alphabet.

 

  • Sing the ABC song together … Point out the letters on the end pages of “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” as you sing!

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  • Name Cards
    1. Write each of the kids names on a 3x5 card in a different color.
    2. Show the names one at a time and see if the kids can recognize their names.
    3. Say each name and point out how our names are made out of letters!
    4. I can’t tell you how excited my 3-year-old was just to have his name written on a card that he got to take home! Smile
  • Sing Here We Are Together (click the link for words and music)
    1. Give each of the kids their name cards.
    2. Sing the song.
    3. Have the kids hold up their name as you sing it!

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  • Search for ABCs … my kids love egg hunts and treasure hunts, so searching for ABCs was just as much fun!
    1. Write Aa, Bb and Cc on individual 3x5 cards. Each child should have a set in the color their name card was written.
    2. Ahead of time, hide the cards around the room.
    3. Ask the kids to search for the cards in their color. My 3-year-old’s name card was written in blue, so he found the Aa, Bb and Cc cards written in blue!

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  • Read “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault. chicka dvd
  • Watch the animated version of “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom”
    1. I had never seen this from Scholastic Storybook Treasures, but the kids loved it.
    2. Very catchy tune Smile
    3. Check at your library or find it here on Amazon. The reviews are excellent!

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  • Make a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree!
    1. Give the kids 1/2 sheet of colorful paper. I love how Camie used bright colors just like the book!
    2. Have them glue on a long brown rectangle for the trunk.
    3. Give them a page of bright polka dot paper with 3 leaves drawn on the back. Let them practice cutting out the leaves with scissors.
    4. Glue the leaves to the top of the tree.
    5. Glue on a few brown circles for coconuts!
    6. Last, since we were focusing on Aa, Bb and Cc, the kids each glued those letters to their tree.
    7. So cute and bright!

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  • Dry Erase Boards
    1. Practice writing letters (we focused on letter A) and their names on the dry erase boards.
    2. Don’t forget to remind the kids that the markers should only draw on the boards Smile
    3. The kids loved doing this with their special boards, pens and napkins to wipe them off.
  • Snack Idea … Chicka Chicka Boom Boom kabobs!
    1. Use wooden skewers.
    2. Alternate A = apple chunks, B = banana slices, C = cantaloupe chunks (and we had grapes too – yum!!)

Thanks Camie for all of your great ideas!

2 comments:

  1. I'm wanting to star a preschool group for my girls, just got to finds others wanting to join me!

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  2. Great suggestions and wonderful ideas for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!!!

    Thanks,

    Amanda
    K teacher..

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