• Sarah Caughron

Storytime STEM: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Updated: Apr 10

I did this activity with my Budding Scientists at the schoolhouse earlier this year, and I thought I would share it here!


If you have extra popsicle sticks from my three popsicle stick activities (Sticky Sticks, Popsicle Stick Puppetry, and/or Shadow Puppets), then you should try this simple, literacy-based engineering activity.

Supplies:

Procedure:

Read the story aloud or watch the animated video linked below.


Next, prompt your child(ren) with the following STEM challenge question:

Storytime STEM challenge: Can you use blocks build a coconut tree that can hold the letters of the alphabet like in the story Chicka Chicka Boom Boom?

Finally, sit back and watch the brilliance unfold! I was amazed by the clever designs and engineering my 4 and 5-year-old students offered to solve this challenge.

Please tag or share your creations on Instagram or Twitter. My handle is @sarahcaughron.

Here's a fun, animated version of this classic story:

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