Sunday, September 12, 2010

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

I LOVE Chicka Chicka Boom Boom books!!  We are going to do a lot more about Chicka Chicka Boom Boom ABC at school.  I will post what we do with that over at  I wanted to make a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom number tree with Cameron.  He hasn't wanted to make crafts much lately but I keep trying!!  (:  I LOVE making crafts and doing art projects with him. 

I'd like to start making more handprint art projects!  We made a flower tree with handprints at Stay 'n Play  last spring.   I'll post a picture soon!

Yesterday, we decided to make a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Number Tree.  I traced around Cameron's hands and cut out his hands out of green paper.  You can always let your child try to trace and cut out their hands depending on age and how much they like cutting.  We were going to use paint but it would have taken too long to dry and I had his attention for only so long!!  (: 

Cameron cut out his own trunk of the tree.  I drew the lines and he cut it out. 

We glued our trunk and leaves on the tree. 

Cameron got to put "coconuts" on his tree.  These are just round stickers.  You could cut out construction coconuts and glue them on too.  Gluing the tree trunk and leaves were enough for Cam!  You can see that he put his leaves wherever he wanted on his tree.  His project, he can do what he wants!  (:  I am a firm believer that the children should make their project the way that they want, even if I have to tie my hands behind my back because I'd like it my way.  Sometimes it's hard not to fix or turn or correct the project so it looks the "right" way but if this is truly the child's art project let them do it their own way.   
I could have punched out numbers but decided to go the sticker route again.  I found some different number stickers and he told me the number and then put it on his tree. 
Here's our finished tree!  He did a GREAT job!!  (:

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