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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a favorite book of many children. It has colorful pictures and is repetitive, which is important for speech delayed children.  Long before a child's vocabulary is developed, he or she may be able to  say BOOM BOOM or even boo boo as part of the fun in this book.
We made this footprint tree. I painted the trunk ahead of time. Then I painted her foot green and pressed it to the paper.  We created the footprints on the floor, for ease.  The coconuts are M's thumbprints.
With our alphabet magnets I thought we would act out the book. Unfortunately, we made this on construction paper. Our ABC letters are not strong enough to hold the paper to the refrigerator, or even to stay up easily. If your goal is to be able to imitate the book using your magnet letters I would recommend using light-weight paper.


Booklover1212 said...

Really, really cute idea!! I LOVE this!!

~ Jennifer

Infant Bibliophile said...

I love your footprint tree! We recently made a stuffed Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree:

April said...

Aww, I love footprint crafts. I need to do more of them!

Wonder Mom said...

I would have never thought to make the leaves out of little footprints- I give this craft 10 toes up!

Miller Moments said...

Adorable! What a cute idea!

MamaGames said...

Oh, I love foot (or hand) print crafts - what a neat idea to use the footprint to make the leaves of the palm tree. Sweet!

Brimful Curiosities said...

That does look like the coconut tree. How very creative!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Love, love, love the feet!

Michelle said...

I love the footprint tree that is so cute!
This is one of Emily's favorite books too, every time we borrow it from the library she gets so upset that we have to give it back.

Thank you for linking up to stART :-)

Raising a Happy Child said...

I think now the time is to repeat this craft with E :) It looks really cute - what a great idea for this book.

artsy_momma said...

How cute! My son loves that book :)

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