I dressed up as a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree for an afternoon my students would never forget! This is the best book to use with preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students to incorporate STEM activities that keep my students engaged while working on their names, recognizing the alphabet, fun crafts, comprehension skills, and more!
If you are interested in dressing up like a coconut tree, please visit my facebook or instagram page to see videos as I read the book. So much fun! The headband was made out of construction paper by my sweet assistant and the letters were made out of sticky felt using a Cricut. (You can find out more on my IG or FB page!)
The overalls can be found by clicking on my affiliate link below!
We have had SO MUCH FUN with this unit. We decided to finish off the unit with a coconut tasting activity and some center activities. (These will be pulled out as needed throughout the school year.)
If you haven’t had a chance to grab the resource yet for your students or children, click on the cover below. You will use it year after year and it includes all of the activities you will find here and in my last blog post!
I was pleased with how EASY the recipe was. (NO BAKING so we were able to make them in my room!) In my resource on TPT, you will find the recipe and printables that the students can use to follow along while you mix the ingredients. They will also color in a smiley face if they like coconut or a frown if they don’t like the taste of it.
The kids were thrilled that they were able to form the ball themselves which worked out nicely and cut out a lot of work for me!
Earlier in the week I had given each student one sheet of the puzzle piece letters to color. I had those laminated and cut apart. The kids were amazed that their works of art were now one of our center activities. They have pulled them out to work on again and again. I loved how they took ownership of them!
Another group worked on counting the correct number of coconuts for these adorable coconut trees. (These are also available in printer-friendly black and white so you could have the students color these and save on ink!)
My 3rd group worked on matching lowercase letters to their uppercase counterpart.
The rest of the class was in a small-group setting with me. How do centers work in your classroom? I’d love to hear your ideas!
If you haven’t read through my other post about Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, head over here!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Fun in Pencils to Pigtails’ Classroom!
You can click on any of the photos below to grab this jam-packed resource for your children or students!
Happy Teaching and Mommying this week!
Adriana Fuentes says
I was curious how you made head piece to the coconut tree?
Did you tape leaves and coconuts to your hair? Did you use a headband?
I use a wide headband like this https://amzn.to/35Q5MLV (off link). You may be able to find one for just a few dollars at Walmart or Target. I hot glue the leaves to it and use pipe cleaners underneath to make them stand. If you look through my instagram highlights you will find more about how to make the costume. I hope that helps!
Hi, my special ed team and I are hoping to dress up as this for read across America week. The overalls you linked are “currently unavailable” any idea where we can get some ?? Did you glue on your letters??
I apologize for my late response. I hope you were able to find some. I would search for brown overalls on Amazon. We used the sticky felt letters from the target dollar spot and one year a teacher made them using her cricut.
Hope this helps!