Good morning! Today I have a fun ABC Learning Board tutorial inspired by one of my favorite books, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Lately, I have really been in a “back to school mood” – even though I’m not in school and neither are my kids yet! With all the stores setting up their back-to-school displays and all of my magazines and catalogs featuring kids with backpacks on the cover, it’s hard not to be thinking about school! Bugaboo is only 2 and still has a year or two before we plan on starting pre-K. This means I have another “school year” home with my little guy and I have to say I am pretty excited about it!
I decided to whip up a few “school” type projects to give Bugaboo and me something to do this fall. I’ll be sharing a few of them with you this month, starting with this ABC Learning Board. Bugaboo has his ABC’s down and lately has been reading the letters to words out loud from his books. I knew I wanted to make something fun for him with letters since he is really interested in them right now! Spelling may be a ways away, but it’s never to early to start playing with letters and thinking about how they make words. This ABC board is a perfect place to play around with letters, and since Bugaboo loves the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, it is already familiar to him!
This was so easy to make, I was able to make it in one nap time – which is always awesome! I found my magnetic letters in the dollar section at Target (they have had some really great school stuff lately!), but you could use any magnetic letters you find or you could even make your own!
Supplies Needed for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom ABC Learning Board
- Free printable: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Printable
- Magnetic board (or you could use your refrigerator)
- ABC magnetic letters
- Magnetic Adhesive Sheet
STEP 1: Print off the free Chicka Chicka Boom Boom printable. Cut it out close to design while leaving a small amount of white space all the way around.
STEP 2: Adhere the printable to the magnetic adhesive sheet. Simply peel up the paper from the sheet and stick your printable down with the design facing up.
STEP 3: Cut out all of the palm tree shapes.
And you are finished! You can arrange the palm tree any way you like and even make it tip over just like in the book. The magnetic sheets work great, though really small fingers may have a hard time peeling them up. I found the branches were easier than the trunk for Bugaboo. They do slide fairly easily on the board and we were able to overlap one on top of the other and have them still stick. We weren’t able to overlap too many of them since then they started to loose their magnet strength and fall down.
I was really excited to use the magnet adhesive sheet and have another project that uses it that I will be sharing later this month! Hope everyone has a great week!