Grade: Elementary
Subject: Literature

#567. Re: Chicka Challenge

Literature, level: Elementary
Posted Tue Aug 11 19:00:26 PDT 1998 by Beverly (
North Ward Elem., Clearwater, FL
Materials Required: see below
Activity Time: varied
Concepts Taught: Alphabet recognition

1st make palm tree from 4/5 empty fruit/veg cans from cafeteria.
Remove bottoms from 2/3 cans, leave bottoms in 2.
Put cement or plaster of paris in bottom can to weight
Begin stacking cans with tops 7 bottoms removed. Tape together with
duck tape. Top can will also have a bottom.
Spray paint brown.
In a smaller can put styrofoam/plant foam and intersert a palm-like
artificial plant.
Use tree for children to place magnetic letters. (They can simply
add letters or begin to make words.

P.S. This idea came from another k teacher in our county. She shared it
during one summer school session and we all made one.