Grade: Pre-School
Subject: Literature

#1295. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Literature, level: Pre-School
Posted Sun Sep 12 14:28:28 PDT 1999 by Wendy Robertson (
Forest Park Elem, Fremont,CA,US
Materials Required: Magnetic Letters,tempera paint,metal surface
Activity Time: open ended
Concepts Taught: Alphabetical order

I used tempera paints and sponges to paint a palm tree onto my chalkboard that is magnetic.Then let students place the magnetic letters in the tree either in ABC order or match upper and lower case. I also would build a child's name with the magnets and sing "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom ,Look Who's in Our Room" and have them identify their name. I started out using sponge letters to stamp onto the tree then had students match the magnet letters to them, later I washed those off and had the students just use the magnets.