This time of year is all about introducing the alphabet! For our literacy snack idea this week, we are reading our favorite alphabet book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin, Jr.
“In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no – Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom!”
It’s an all-time favorite book for the students. To go along with the book this week, we’ll be making our own alphabet trees!
Each student will need
1 pretzel rod
5 green apple slices
3 Whoppers candies
To make the alphabet tree, have the students use the pretzel rod for the tree trunk. Next, add the green apple slices to the top of the pretzel rod as the tree leaves. Last, they can add the Whoppers on as the coconuts. I searched high and low for some alphabet cereal or crackers to add to our trees but unfortunately came up empty-handed. Either way though, the kids just love making the same tree as in the book!
While the students are enjoying their alphabet tree snack, I made a free printable for them to work on. They will get to color the coconut tree and write all of the letters of the alphabet.
You can download the free printable from my teacherspayteachers store below.
If you enjoyed this alphabet tree activity, you may also like this hands-on free printable alphabet tree center.
I hope your students enjoy making their alphabet tree and practicing writing their letters!
See you next time!