Activity: Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom: What are the Letters?

Created by: Kimberly Downs

Activity Overview: Students will use the ABC grid and take turns drawing picture cards and move the Bee-bot to the letter that corresponds to the picture card’s initial sound.

Activity Objectives:
  • Students will recognize and name the letters of the alphabet.
  • Student will verbalize the sounds of the letters of the alphabet.
  • Students will verbalize initial sounds of the picture cards.
  • Students will move the bee-bot to correct letter by using the correct commands.

  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Use technology to enhance learning and promote creativitiy
  • Recognize letters

  • Students use picture cards and focus on medial sounds.
  • Students use picture cards and focus on final sounds.
  • Students move bee-bot and spell and record 3-4 letter words.
  • Students move bee-bot and spell and record grade level sight words.
  • Students move bee-bot to travel to all the letters of the alphabet (from A-Z).
  • Students move bee-bot to beginning letters of classmates’ names.
  • Students draw matching uppercase and/or lowercase letter to match letter to on letter grid.

  • Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault
  • Alphabears by Kathleen Hague
  • Tomorrow's Alphabet by George Shannon
  • Alphabatics by Suse MacDonald
  • Alphabet Adventure by Audrey and Bruce Wood
  • Naughty Little Monkeys by Jim Aylesworth
  • Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod
  • Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert

  • Dr. Jean- "Letter Tails"- CD: Just for Fun
  • Dr. Jean- "Alphardy"- CD: Sing to Learn
  • Dr. Jean- "Alphabet Forwards and Backwards" CD: Keep on Singing and Dancing
  • Dr. Jean- "Lettercise & Letter Dance" CD: Is Everybody Happy

Materials Needed:
  • ABC grid
  • Picture cards that correspond to beginning sounds A-Z
  • Bee-bot
  • Bee-bot command cards