Eva Marina Homeschools

Saturday, September 11, 2010

stART | Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Ignacio loves Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.   It is one of his favorite books, he knows every page by heart.  Today was a cloudy, rainy day.  We spent some time on the front porch this afternoon, enjoying a good book and cooler weather.

After reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, we decided to work on his matching puzzle.  For the record, it was his idea to pose with his puzzle.  He's such a ham!

This Chicka Chicka Boom Boom puzzle is adorable!  It comes in a cute little brief case and it's double sided.  Ignacio decided he wanted to put together the puzzle where the whole alphabet falls off the coconut tree.  The pieces are thick and sturdy.  The finished puzzle is a very nice size too.

Afterwards, Ignacio made a coconut tree collage.  I cut out the tree trunk and four leaf shapes.  He glued them down and also decided to add three coconuts to the ground.  (Every time he reads the book, he is quick to point out that all of the coconuts fell off the tree.)

He added a few details using his markers.

I had some colorful alphabet stickers that I picked up from the dollar bin at Target. 

Not only did Ignacio add the entire alphabet, he tried his hardest to position every letter just as it was on his puzzle. 

He was very proud of his finished project.  We came back inside and he asked to watch his Chicka Chicka Boom Boom DVD.  In case you're not familiar with it, rather than reading the story- it is sung.  He didn't watch the whole DVD, he just wanted to see Chicka Chicka Boom Boom over and over again.  He watched it until I stopped it.  Even then he tried convincing me to put it on for him again.  Did I mention that he loves Chicka Chicka Boom Boom?  Ha,ha!


Zoe @ Playing by the book said...

My kids also like to exactly copy how things are, say on the front of a box containing the game, or the playmobil set up shown on the front of a box. I find this rather curious!