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08
2010

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

As we go through our Letter of the Week Curriculum, we always refer back to the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom book at the end of each letter we learn. My daughter still loves this book no matter how many times we read it! Once we’re done learning each letter we add it to our Chicka Boom Palm tree to show all the letters she knows. We also use the tree to review learned letters.

I found this super cute Palm Tree (link to Amazon) at a local teacher store, but you could easily make one with construction paper too!

We also made this fun lapbook (links to download are below)

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It includes numbers, upper and lowercase letters, a coconut fold out book to practice their name, a color book and a shapes identification game.

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Here are some close-ups:

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More Chicka Chicka Resources:

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Comments

  1. love the lapbook! I had a CCBB tree in my preschool classroom,(when I taught before my little one was born!) and the kids loved adding letters to it as we learned them. And ours was made of construction paper, my husband made it for me! I will have to try to find a pic, it was really good! :)

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Sep. 08, 2010. Thanks again.

  3. Hey, I found that same tree online for $12!! It's all set up and waiting for letters. It will get its first one this Friday. I also love the lapbook! Can't wait to make it for my 4yo!!!shelly

  4. I loved your CCBB tree from last year that I stole the idea and made my own this summer for our school year. Heres my post with it: http://momto2boys24.blogspot.com/2010/08/alphabet-tree.html Thanks for all you do and all your free printables as well. My boys love your printables!

  5. We're starting homeschool next week, and I've already picked up this book and poster board to do the tree. Thanks so much for passing on your ideas!

  6. I made a tree for your letters to be hung on. Now, I'm thinking I should have bought one! It's so much cuter!!

  7. Love the palm tree!

  8. What a cute idea! My girls both loved Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. I should read it to my son for preschool, but I'm tired of it by now. The hazards of teaching 4 kids, I guess!

  9. I almost bought the tree, it sure is a cute one! Instead, I opted for brown package wrapping to use as my tree and dark green craft foam for palm tree branches. Coconuts will be some sort of brown paper. Your letters are laminated and ready to go — great idea!!

  10. Ohhh I love this idea!! I'm going to modify this lapbook for our pre k at co-op, which i am teaching, thanks for the inspiration!!!!

  11. I LOVE this! It makes me wish I still had one small enough to use this for. LOL!

  12. How wide is the top of the palm tree pictured above? I want to buy one, but I couldn't find out how wide it is. I'm hoping to fit it on a door.

  13. Camille: The Palm Tree is about 3.5 feet wide, although you can kind of arrange the leaves however you want to make them fit.

  14. Stupid question…where did you find this folder?:) You inspire me to be a better homeschooler!!:)

    • Hi Renae,
      Its just a regular file folder that I opened up, then folded each side into the center so the flaps meet in the middle. It is a red one, and you can find colored file folders at any office supply store, probably even places like Wal-mart or Target.

  15. I love the a-z assessment with the palm tree! I do a small preschool in my home, and would love to have just the image of the palm tree for another activity. Can you tell me where you got the image?

    Thanks! I love your ideas!!

  16. Erica,

    I love your idea of incorporating Bill Martin’s Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. I am using something similar and wanted to share it with you! http://www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com

    Thanks for all the wonderful resources! I really enjoy reading your blog!

    Beth

  17. I linked to this post and your letters of the week on my blog. I made my own coconut tree and when all the letters were on, the tree fell over one night while the kids were sleeping. ;-)
    Just wanted to let you know I had linked to you. Here is the link. http://realcoake.blogspot.com/2011/08/week-in-review-1-8-8-to-8-12-11.html
    Thanks for all your great ideas!
    KC

  18. Brandi Gray says:

    Disregard the above blog. I didn’t know that I would recieve it through email. I am so sorry. Thank you so much for this wonderful resource. This is my first year homeschooling and it can be overwhelming. These materials are wonderful! Thanks!
    Brandi Gray

  19. I’ve been thinking about making an alphabet tree. Yours looks great!

  20. I’m going to use this as my opening to my preschool with my son!

  21. I Just wanted to let those like me who have zero wall space for this, I found a cute 2 ft. blow-up palm tree at the Dollar Tree today in the luau section. I plan on using the foam alphabet stickers with it. I’m so excited that i finally get to do this with my kiddos. Thanks for all the great ideas and freebies!

  22. I have not posted about it on my blog yet, but I did reference you as the idea source and linked to this page from my Facebook page (FB friends only shared) when I posted a picture of our Alphabet tree bulletin board. If this is a problem, please let me know.

    Thank you for your great ideas!

  23. Very cute idea! Off topic….can you tell me where to purchase the map that’s on the wall in the first photo?=0)

  24. I love this! I’m having a hard time coming up with the link to the alphabet you used for the coconut tree. I printed it for my older child and would love to replace a few letters now that I’m using it again. Thanks in advance for your help! :)

  25. I didn’t make my tree. I bought a small palm pool at Party City. I copied the letters from the book as well as bulletin board letters and decorated the tree. The kids loved it!!

  26. Thank you so much for the fun Idea….I can’t wait to start using it with my littles….Can you tell me how you put the letters on the My Name coconuts? Did you ever do the Lower case letters for the tree?? Thanks!! God Bless you and yours!!!

  27. I love this idea! I just bought the tree off of Amazon :) Where did you get the letters and how do you attach them to the tree?

    Thanks!

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