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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Activity Idea: Boom Chicka Boom

Head Start QuickSource® reminds us that Creative Arts Expression refers to "participation in a range of activities that allow for creative and imaginative expression, such as music, art, creative movement, and drama." The creative arts engage children’s minds, bodies, and senses by inviting children to listen, observe, discuss, move, solve problems, and imagine using multiple modes of thought and self-expression.

Here's an activity called Boom Chicka Boom that combines repitition and the ability to follow directions. It also introduces children to comparison words. For this activity, you will need a copy of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (CHICKA).

Materials Needed:
 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (CHICKA)

 Let's Get Started:
1. Sit facing your children and begin singing this favorite song. The lyrics are as follows:

I said a-boom-chick-a-boom! [Group echoes.]
I said a-boom-chick-a-boom! [Group echoes.]
I said a-boom-chick-a-rock-a-chick-a-rock-a-chick-a-boom! [Group echoes.]

Uh-huh! [Group echoes.]
Oh yeah! [Group echoes.]
This time! [Group echoes.]
We sing! [Group echoes.]

2. Each time, add a different variation such as: LOWER, WHISPER, LOUDER, FASTER, SLOWER, etc.

Gather the children and read the children's classic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault..

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