Story Sequencing

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Story Sequencing
Language - Language Foundation
Story Sequencing 6.JPG
Age3 +
PrerequisitesUsing a Mat
Materialspicture cards that tell a story
small basket

This activity teaches the child to form a story by ordering the picture cards.


  1. Take the cards to a mat or table.
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  2. Lay them out at the top of the mat in mixed up order.
    Story Sequencing 2.JPG
  3. Ask the child, "Which one do you think comes first?" Move that card down to the bottom of the mat.
    Story Sequencing 3.JPG
  4. Ask, "Which one do you think comes next?" Move that card down to the right of the first.
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  5. Ask, "Which one do you think comes next?" Move that card down to the right of the second.
    Story Sequencing 5.JPG
  6. Ask, "Which one do you think comes last?" Put that card at the end.
    Story Sequencing 6.JPG
  7. Review the order of the cards to be sure it makes sense.
  8. Mix the cards up before putting the work away.

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions


Make Your Own

  • Some comic strips might be appropriate to be cut apart and used for this lesson.

Where to Buy

Prices and links last checked: 14 July 2020

3 Card Stories
Lakeshore $14.99 (16 sets)

4 Card Stories
Lakeshore $14.99 (12 sets)
TPT - Quynh Choleva $8.00 (50 sets, printable)

6 Card Stories
Lakeshore $14.99 (8 sets)

Mixed Numbers of Cards in Sets
Lakeshore $39.99 (combines three sets above)