We used the upper and lower case letters to play Go Fish, and we also colored the coconut tree coloring books together. Miss O really liked the coloring books, but she didn't understand the Go Fish. Little Bean loves all card games, and caught on quickly to this one.
I also checked out the book and companion CD from our local library, and we read through the book several times along with the CD (read by Ray Charles!). Following that, the CD had a number of songs, with the words to the story set to a rhythm. We had a good time singing along with those.
We also made a coconut tree out of green handprints and taped that to the dish washer. We used magnetic letters to re-enact the story on our coconut tree.
And just before dinner this evening, we used lower case letter stamps and made a bit of artwork resembling the letters climbing the coconut tree. I love how these turned out!
I can't wait to continue the fun and letter learning tomorrow! :)