July 22, 2015
by Tammy Schwinke
Lesson Plan:

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Edible Tree

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

(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.
  • Read the book to your students.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(5 minutes)
  • While your students are eating their Chicka Chicka Boom Boom trees, discuss their favorite parts of the story.

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