Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Playgroup: Bring a Little "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" to Your Home!

Hello! Faithful readers! Another week has passed and we have had a wonderful time at play group. This week we read about the alphabet in "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom," then created our very own coconut trees. We then topped it off with a delicious Chicka Boom snack! See below for the recipe!
 For the Craft:
What You'll Need:
-Construction Paper
-Foam Alphabet Letters (the ones we had were stickers--which was great!)

What You'll Do:
1) Since the kids in play group are a little younger, I pre-cut the trunks and leaves of the coconut tree (cutting coconuts could be helpful too!)
2) Children choose what color paper they'd like as their background, then glue the parts of the tree together.
3) Once the tree is formed, stick on (or glue) the letters on, off, around the tree for a fun look just like the book!
Many of the moms helped their child spell their name as well!
Look how great they all look!!
After we all CLEANED UP, we had our Delicious and Healthy Snack:
Here's what you'll need:
-Graham crackers
-Peanut Butter
-Apple Slices
-Colorful Mini Marshmallows

Here's what you do:
1) Using the peanut butter as glue, place the graham crackers (cracked in half the long way) and apples onto a place.
2) Place a cluster of raisins on the remaining peanut butter pile
3) Sprinkle a few colorful marshmallows on the plate to look like the letters on the tree
4) Enjoy!
 What a fun way to get your children to eat their fruits!! The kids LOVED them!
**There are many different renditions of this snack; if you just Google: "chicka chicka boom boom snack" and go to Images, you can get some great ideas with more healthy ingredients!**
 Until next week! 

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