# Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Edible Tree

• Preschool
• 55 minutes
• Standards: RF.K.1.D, K.CC.A.1
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July 22, 2015

Your students will create their own edible Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees! In this lesson, your students will practice both math and literacy skills.

### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to follow directions. Students will be able to identify letters. Students will be able to count to 10.

## Lesson

### Introduction (15 minutes)

• Introduce the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
• Explain that students will be creating their own Chicka Chicka Boom Boom trees to eat today.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)

• Show your students each of the ingredients that they will be using to create their trees.
• Draw a picture of what their final products could look like.

### Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (15 minutes)

• Give each student a plate, pretzel rod, lettuce leaf, and a spoonful of cream cheese. These will serve as the backdrop, the trunk, the green part of the tree, and the glue, respectively.
• Direct your students to "glue" the pretzel rod tree trunk and the tree lettuce leaf onto the paper plates in the shape of a tree.
• Give each student 10 alphabet letter snacks, and have everyone dip their letters into the cream cheese and place them anywhere on their trees.
• Ask each student to identify the letters they found after they have accomplished counting to 10.

### Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

• Talk about the letters that the student chose, asking questions about the letters. Possible questions include: Are any of the letters in your name? Are any of the letters in your friend's name?

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment: Ask your students to take 20 alphabet letter snacks, and have them identify the letters to partners.
• Support: Ask your students to count five alphabet letter snacks. Identify which letters the student chose if they are not recognizing them on their own yet.

## Review

### Assessment (5 minutes)

• Observe if students are counting 10 letters.
• Observe if students are identifying letters, and note how many and which letters they are identifying.

### Review and Closing (5 minutes)

• While your students are eating their Chicka Chicka Boom Boom trees, discuss their favorite parts of the story.