Book some fun–alphabet letters

Let’s book some fun with the letters of the alphabet.

First, read the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr (Lane Library info here), and find out just how much fun the alphabet can be.   Don’t forget to skit skat skoodle doot!  And check out the audio version of the story (Lane Library info here)–Ray Charles reads the story, the authors discuss the writing of the book, and there’s a fun song by author John Archambault.

After you have read the book, get ready to make a boom boom letter bottle.  Start with a clean, empty water or other small bottle.  Help your child put alphabet pasta or cereal, letter beads, glitter, beans, uncooked rice, and other similar items inside the
bottle.  Use Elmer’s glue or a hot glue gun to securely attach the lid back on to the bottle.  Have your child use markers and stickers to decorate the outside of the bottle.  Permanent markers like Sharpie’s work the best.  For cheap alphabet stickers, check the discount section of a hobby or teacher supply store, or you can even make your own.  Purchase some blank file folder coding labels at an office supply store, and write letters on them.  You could even let your child practice writing his or her own letters on the stickers.  Once you have made your own boom boom bottles, reread Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.  Each time that you say the refrain chicka chicka boom boom, your child should shake their boom boom bottle.  Have fun making noise and reading about the alphabet!

For lots more alphabet activities, click here.

–Miss Tracey

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