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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Cow Sequencing Activity

Reading activities like this There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Cow Sequencing Activity is a fun way to work on comprehension skills.

With this low-prep, hand-on resource, your beginning readers can practice retelling the story and putting the events in sequential order.

As your kids use the plastic links to connect the cards together, they will also be developing the fine motor skills.

Reading Activities

Understanding sequential order is an important skill for beginning readers to practice.

It helps kids to understand the story as a timeline and develop an understanding of cause and effect.

Sequential order also helps with memorization and comprehension skills, which prepares young learners for more complex stories.

Early practice with sequential order can make a difference in developing strong reading skills!

Getting Ready to Use the Story Sequencing Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 8 Story Sequencing Cards

What Else Is Needed:

To get this comprehension activity ready for your students, fill out the form below.

Next, laminate the cards so it is easier for your kids to connect the links to them.

Fine Motor Skills

Then, cut the cards apart and punch holes on all of the black dots.

How to Use the Sequencing Activity:

After reading the book There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Cow by Lucille Colando, your kids can practice retelling the story.

Fine Motor Activity

First, they will connect the pictures of the old lady and cow together using plastic links.

Comprehension Activity

Next, the old lady swallows the hay so your students will connect the cow and hay pictures together.

Sequencing Activity

Then, they will continue attaching the pictures in sequential order until all eight are connected together.

Retelling Activity

This There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Cow Sequencing Activity is a hands-on way for your kids to work on comprehension skills like retelling and sequencing.

If you are looking for another book-inspired activity that will help your kids practice sequencing, try this Hungry Caterpillar Craft.

Download the There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Cow Sequencing Activity:

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