More Rainforest Adventure fun with Mother Goose Time, this time making Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree Art! I liked the many steps of this project, which sometimes deters us from attempting activities with little ones, but the results are worth it! I haven’t met a kid that doesn’t like the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom story and it offers so many ideas for literacy fun, even art.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree Art
We’ve had our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree and books out all month with our Chimidyue book, monkey balancing tree, puppets, wood blocks and more for our Rainforest Adventure. I don’t have a lot of room in my family child care, but this is one area I change up and highlight our themes.
This project used simple materials: a craft stick, green paper napkin, and alphabet pasta. After gluing the tree together with leaves cut from the napkin and the craft stick for the tree trunk on blue paper, we glued on the alphabet pasta. Then the kids stamped alphabet letters on their page.
Everyone was enthusiastic about this project even though it involved several steps. I helped out by cutting the leaf shapes from the napkins. It reduced the frustration and time involved.
Sometimes a little simplification helps and the end results are still individual art.
We loved making coconut trees from the rainforest and identifying letters in the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Story!