Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Edible Tree
Students will be able to follow directions. Students will be able to identify letters. Students will be able to count to 10.
- Introduce the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
- Explain that students will be creating their own Chicka Chicka Boom Boom trees to eat today.
- Read the book to your students.
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(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)
- Ask your students to say what letters they chose.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.