Chicka Chicka Boom Boom | 123Read&Write

A simple reading comprehension quiz and literacy activities for the children’s bookChicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin.

Book Summary

Even to this day, the timeless line "A told B, and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree" from the children’s book Chicka Chicka Boom Boomby Bill Martin Jr., and illustrated by Lois Ehlert remains in countless parent’s minds to this day. As an alphabet  book, all the letters of the alphabet are carefully crafted into a beautiful picture book. There is no better story to intrigue young minds to the wonders of reading!

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Reading Comprehension Quiz

After reading the story with your child, go to the following link to complete the quiz:

5 = Mastery

4 = Developing

<3 = Beginning

Follow-Up Lesson Plan Activities

Activity 1: Alphabet Memory Game     

Directions: In Chicka Chicka Boom Boom the mommies and daddies are upper case letters while the children are lower case letters. Match the children to their parents with this alphabet memory game.

Cut out the upper and lower case alphabet cards below. Lay the cards face down. Select two cards to turn over. Make a match by finding the upper and lower case of any letter. If no match is made, turn the cards upside down again and wait for your next turn. (Note: with young children use only a few letters at a time in the memory game.)

Activity 2: Alphabet Sequencing

Directions: In Chicka Chicka Boom Boom the letters go up the coconut tree in alphabetical order. Using your knowledge of the alphabet, fill in the letters that are missing in the chart below.

Activity 3: Beginning Letter Sounds

Directions: Circle the letter that represents the beginning letter sound of the picture shown.

Activity 4: Art Activity - The Coconut Tree

Directions: In Chicka Chicka Boom Boom the letters chase each other up the coconut tree. Create a name tree of your own using the materials below. Cut out the letters that spell your first name and glue them in the coconut tree.

Activity 5: Creative Writing Prompt

Directions: In Chicka Chicka Boom Boom the letters fall out of the coconut tree and get hurt. On the lines below, write about a time when you got hurt. Draw a picture in the box to go along with your story.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Video