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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie Sequencing Activity

Are your looking for Thanksgiving-themed book activities  for your beginning readers?

Your preschoolers and kindergarteners will practice retelling the story and develop their fine motor skills with this There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie Sequencing Activity.

Thanksgiving Book Activity

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie Sequencing Activity:

Kids always love the There Was an Old Lady… books! If you haven’t read any of the books yet, they are silly, themed stories about an old lady who swallows a variety of things. 

In this version, the old lady swallows all of the Thanksgiving dinner including the pot for cooking the turkey! 

These stories are not only fun to read but a great way for beginning readers to work on comprehension skills such as retelling and sequencing. 

Connecting the cards together using the plastic links will help your kids develop their fine motor skills too. 

Book-Inspired Activity

Getting Ready To Use The There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie Sequencing Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 9 Story Sequencing Cards

The cards include pictures of the old lady, pie, cider, roll, squash, salad, turkey, pot, and bread. 

What Else Is Needed:

Comprehension Activity

To prepare this book-inspired activity, click on the button below. Then, download and print the cards on white card stock.

Next, laminate the printables so your children can reuse this resource. Then, cut the cards apart. Finally, punch holes on all of the black dots.

How To Use The There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie Sequencing Activity:

After reading the book I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie by Alison Jackson aloud, your kids can recall the order that the old lady swallowed the Thanksgiving-themed things.

If they have trouble retelling the story, your children can look at the pictures in the book.

You can also write down the order on a whiteboard or anchor chart for reference. 

Sequencing Cards

Next, your beginning readers will use plastic links to connect the old lady to the first thing that she swallowed in the story. 

After connecting the old lady and the pie together, your kids will attach the picture of the cider.

Sequencing Activity

Then, your children will connect the pictures of the roll, squash, salad, turkey, pot, and bread in order. 

After your students have connected all the pictures together, they can look back through the book to see if they correctly put the cards in sequential order.  

Thanksgiving Sequencing Activity

This There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie Sequencing Activity is a fun, hands-on way for beginning readers to work on sequencing and fine motor skills this Thanksgiving.


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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie

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