Our fun Chicka Chicka Boom Boom activities include a fun cover and find game that practices letter identification and beginning sounds. Easy to prep and 100% free. Perfect for Kindergarten literacy centers or homeschoolers!
Kinders love the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
You can’t go wrong with this lively read. It is a fun way to learn the alphabet. Students pick up the rhymes very quickly and will love to join in.
“Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Will there be enough room?”
In a bouncing lyrical rhyme, the letters of the alphabet are in a race to the top of the coconut tree. All the letters start to climb up. I love that it is in alphabetical order. Finally, X, Y and Z start their climb to the top. The poor coconut tree bends over from the weight and all the letters tumble in a colorful heap.
Not to worry though. The Mama’s and papas, aunts and uncles come to the rescue. The letters are untangled, again. And we go once more through the alphabet as they do. The story ends in a delightful way. The letter A dare double dares all the others to race him up to the top of the coconut tree. And this of course is a wonderful invitation to read the story again.
This book is on our teacher recommended list of books that rhyme
We thought it would be fun to create a learning activity to go with the book
So, we’ve created some find and cover alphabet mat to use alongside this wonderful book. These provide a fun way for children to practice letter recognition and beginning sounds.
This is perfect if you are building a theme around Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. However, they can be used at anytime.
The game consists of a coconut tree find and cover sheet and alphabet picture cards. We have created a color version that looks awesome. However, there is also a black and white game for those of you that do not have a color printer.
This Chicka Chicka Boom Boom activity has minimal prep. Just download, print, cut out, and play!
You are now ready to play!
The find and cover mat can also be used for simple letter recognition activities. Provide your choice of alphabet manipulatives.
Place the letters in a container. Invite students to pick out a letter, find the match on the mat and cover it with a button.
As you are reading
After the Story