We have been busy this week in kindergarten integrating Chicka Chicka Boom Boom activities and resources into the classroom. The students were very engaged during all of these activities and have had fun while learning!
This is the interactive chart that I use in my classroom. We recite the chant together as the letters of the alphabet are slid up the tree. The children become confident readers as we chant it chorally as a class.
This is the number word stamp book that I use during center time. This is a great way to integrate math into the kindergarten curriculum.
We play Chicka Boom Alphabet Bingo as a class to reinforce letters and letter sounds. I have a small treasure box that the kids love to choose from when they yell, BINGO.
This is a partner game that I use during center time that focuses on the letters of the alphabet. The students take turns choosing a card from the pile and circle the matching lowercase letter. If they draw a boom card, they lose a turn. The first player to circle all letters on the tree is the winner. The students have so much fun playing this game!
This is the coconut tree that we make using the letters of the students names. They use brown paint to paint the trunk and I use my big green stamp pad on their hands for the leaves of the tree. They search for the letters in their name and build it down the tree. Then, they trace circles to make the coconuts. This is a fun craft that parents are proud to display!
This is the pocket chart that I use in my classroom that focuses on color words/
sight words. The students place the correct color word on the sentence and then match the corresponding colored coconut tree. This is a great activity that reinforces the kindergarten sight words. The students are able to track the text from left to right and read each sentence. You should see their faces light up when I tell them they can READ! It warms my heart!
Below is the Chicka Chicka color word/sight word book that I created. It is a great reader for your students to make, read, and put in their book boxes. Each page is taken from the above pocket chart. Fluency, is one kindergarten standard that is emphasized in my classroom. This is definitely one book that builds fluency and success for all of my students. If you are interested, you can purchase this book for $1.00 as a download and print for use in your classroom. Please visit my TPT store at the link: