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We read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to get the kids familiar with letters in English. (Instead you get Miss Tracy from Little Story Bug :o) It’s a fun a rhythmic story all about letters! And then the kids go to decorate the letters of their name.
Here’s what you will need: pipe cleaners, yarn scraps
1. Use the pipe cleaners to shape the letters of your name. (If you run out of pipe cleaners just take another one and twist the ends together and keep going). This was actually quite a challenge trying to figure out how to keep all the letters joined together, even if the kids wrote their name in cursive.
2. Then take a bit of yarn (we used anywhere from a foot to 2 feet) and start wrapping. Try and wrap in a way that the end of the piece of yarn you are using and the end of the old piece of yarn get tucked underneath. If you can’t just make sure you tuck the ends under one strand as you finish, so your letter won’t unravel later on.
3. Don’t get bent out of shape if your letters got bent out of shape, just reshape it back into the correct position. The yarn will help the letters be stiffer and hold their form better. Now you have your name written in really cool fancy letters!
There weren’t too many steps to make this project, so it sounds like it’s pretty easy, but it’s actually pretty challenging. It’s not easy to make all the letters of your name join up and then it takes a lot of hand eye coordination and fine motor skills to finish the project. So good luck and have fun!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is also a song:
Just for fun, here is the hip hop version:
Thanks to Bloesm Kids for the artistic inspriation!