Posted on Nov 26, 2014 | Resources

Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3

Suggested Age: K-2

Submitted by Lori Tonaki, School Librarian, Moanalua Elementary School

Book: Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 by Bill Martin, Jr. & Michael Sampson


Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 Book Summary: “1 told 2 and 2 told 3, ‘I’ll race you to the top of the apple tree.’” One hundred and one numbers climb the apple tree in this bright, joyous book for young children. As the numerals pile up and bumblebees threaten, what’s the number that saves the day?


Activity: Counting Game


  • Apple tree mats
  • 20 Apples
  • Dice


Instructions: Child / children will roll the dice. (Depending on the age of the child, you may choose to use one or two dice.) Depending on what is rolled, child will put the correct number of apples in the apple tree.

Example: If a child rolls a 6 and a 1, he/she will put 7 apples in a tree.