Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Book by Bill Martin Jr, and John Archambault
Quilt Design by Jennifer Dixon
Chicka Chick Boom Boom, by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault, pulbished by Aladdin Paperbacks, copyright 1989.
The B4 Books program is a great opportunity for children in our community. Donating the quilt gives me a great sense of pride. I love the idea that a child in our community is going to be covering up with the quilt that I made. Not only will this child be kept warm by this quilt, his or her mom will have a great story to tell them about where their quilt came from. The mothers will also have an opportunity to share the story the quilt represents.
The child that receives my quilt will be able to start recognizing the alphabet letters at an early age. Since the alphabet is one of the first objectives a child learns in school, the quilt will give them a head start on learning that objective. In a classroom situation, a teacher could have the children paint or use markers to color pictures of the alphabet letters. The pictures could then be downloaded into the computer and put on iron-on transfer paper. Using the iron-on letters the teacher could make t-shirts for the children. Each child's t-shirt would display their own artwork. The children could then act out the story of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. This could be done with props or just by giving each child an alphabet letter (that matches the one on their shirt) with Velcro on the back and having them place each letter on a coconut tree (created out of bulletin board paper) as the story is read.