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Pirate’s Twelve Days Of Christmas Sequencing Activity

Are you looking for 25 Days of Christmas Activities? Celebrate with this Pirate’s Twelve Days of Christmas Sequencing Activity! It’s a hands-on, holiday comprehension activity for your pre-readers!


Comprehension Activity

Pirate’s Twelve Days of Christmas Sequencing Activity: 

Sequencing is important in helping beginning readers comprehend what they have read. When your kids recall what happened in the story, they are working on the parts of the story and putting the events in order. 


In this activity, your kids need to put the pirate’s 12 days of Christmas in order and connect the pictures together. Using connect links helps your children to develop their fine motor skills too. 


25 Days of Christmas Activities


Why Are Fine Motor Skills Important?

From holding a pencil to turning the pages in a book, kids use their fine motor skills every day as they are learning to read and write.


The development of the small muscles in the hands and fingers in coordination with the eyes is important in not only children’s learning but also in their everyday life.


Getting Ready To Use The Pirate’s Twelve Days of Christmas Sequencing Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 12 Story Sequencing Cards


What Else Is Needed:

  • A Pirate’s Twelve Days of Christmas by Phillip Yates
  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Paper Cutter or Scissors
  • Laminator and Laminating Pouches
  • Hole Punch
  • Connect Links


Book-Inspired Activity


To prepare this book-inspired activity, click on the button below to automatically download and print the sequencing cards for this activity. I like to print my resources on white card stock, because the thicker paper is more durable. But, you can use copy paper too.


Next, laminate the cards so your kids can use them over and over and cut them apart. Finally, punch holes on all of the black dots.


How To Use The Pirate’s Twelve Days of Christmas Sequencing Activity:

After reading the book A Pirate’s Twelve Days of Christmas by Phillip Yates, your pre-readers can recall the things that the pirate received for the holiday.


Book Activity


They will start with the parrot in the palm tree and connect all of the pictures in sequential order through the 12 Days of Christmas using connect links. 


This comprehension activity can be used for literacy centers, small groups, morning tubs, or as an enrichment activity for early finishers in any early elementary classroom or homeschool. 


Connect Links Activity


This Pirate’s Twelve Days of Christmas Sequencing Activity is a fun, hands-on way for beginning readers to work on sequencing and develop their fine motor skills.



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Sequencing Activity


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Download The Freebie:

Click on the pencil below to automatically download the sequencing printables!