A fun book for learning the alphabet is Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom. Here are some of the ideas I use with Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom in my preschool classroom.
You can also check out a bigger list of Alphabet activities here to explore after Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom.
I made this Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom Manipulative Play Center to go along with when we introduce the book in class. It was really easy – I am NOT an artist, but using the picture in the book I was able to freehand drawn some palm leaves. I cut out the leaves, a tree trunk and some coconuts. I laminated them and added adhesive magnet strips to the back so they would stick to the cookie sheet. (You can pick up cheap cookie sheets at thrift stores for magnet play!)
Now all you need are some lowercase alphabet magnets to get started!
Check out my Pinterest Board devoted to Pre-K-K Alphabet, Phonics and Early Reading Activities.
I also made this bulletin board. Being “not an artist”, I was pretty proud of it! I made the leaves freehand just like I did for the manipulative game. I used foam letter stickers on the leaves. They’re not lowercase but I wasn’t being picky.
I also did a board that said, Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom! Look who’s in our classroom. I had a picture of each child on the board and they had to create their name on strip of posterboard with letter stickers to go under their name.
Happy Letter Learning!
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