“A told B and B told C…’I’ll meet you at the top of the coconut tree.’ ‘Whee!’ said D to E F G…’I’ll beat you to the top of the coconut tree!'”
I think I probably have all of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom memorized. It’s one of my kids’ favorite books! The sing-song rhythm is fun to read and repeat, plus the text helps kids learn their alphabet.
My kids like to listen to me read the book, of course, but they also like using their hands to learn, especially with sand in a fun sensory bin! Sensory bins are an awesome may for children to learn about their world and their senses in a hands-on way. They can help calm, focus, and engage a child…especially toddlers and preschoolers! (Just be sure the kiddos are past the stage of wanting to put everything in their mouth.)
Here’s a fun Chicka Chicka Boom Sensory Bin you can put together for use in your home or classroom.
ACTIVA Scenic Sand, 5-Pound, WhiteEducational Insights Magnetic Alphabet and NumbersPalm Tree with Coconuts Cake Topper (8 Count)STERILITE 17511712 6 Quart Clearview Latch Storage Container With Plum HandlesChicka Chicka Boom Boom (Board Book)
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Sensory Bin
How to Make a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Sensory Bin:
It’s pretty easy to put everything together! Just fill your bin with sand…
Add coconut trees…
And add magnet letters so kids can “climb” them up the trees. Encourage your little ones to practice recognizing letters, upper and lower case, and colors. Chicka Chicka…Boom Boom!
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Laura is a former high school English teacher turned avid deal shopper following the birth of her first child. Now she’s a work-from-home mom of six which keeps her plenty busy! On the off chance she gets some free time you’ll find her with her nose in a book, spending time with family and friends, or enjoying a hot cup of coffee.