Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Craft

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is one of our favorite kids’ books! Kids just love the rhythm and silliness of the book and the illustrations are colorful and whimsical. This Chicka Chicka Boom Boom craft is easy and inexpensive to make. It’s the perfect craft to accompany reading this fun book by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault.

This craft is not only a great activity to reinforce the story, but it helps with alphabet recognition, scissors skills, fine motor development, and more. Use this same idea to create a tree on a whiteboard and then use magnetic letters to “act out” the story as you read.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Craft consisting of purple paper background with brown paper tree trunk, green cupcake liner palm leaves, and assorted colors of alphabet letters with the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom book in the background with two green cupcake liners and a glue stick

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Craft

Supplies needed:

1 piece of colorful construction paper (your choice this is for the background)

1 piece of brown construction paper

3 green cupcake liner

4 brown cupcake liner

Glue stick


Stick on foam alphabet letters


Gather all the supplies needed. Take the brown construction paper and fold it in half and then in half again.

Cut out a strip of ¼ of brown construction paper for the “trunk.” Attach the trunk with glue to the colorful piece of paper.

Using the 3 green cupcake holders, flatten them out and then fold them in half.

Cut out the middle of each green cupcake liner. Then cut the cupcake liner where it has been folded, creating two “palms” per cupcake holder, leaving a total of 6 “palms.”

Glue the palms to the trunk of the tree.

Flatten four brown cupcake liners and then fold them in half. Cut out the middle of the brown cupcake liner to make “coconuts.”

Glue the coconuts to the palms and trunk.

Apply foam sticker letters on, in, and around the tree.