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Story Sequencing
Language - Language Foundation
Story Sequencing 6.JPG
Level Primary
Age 3 +
Prerequisites Using a Mat
Materials picture cards that tell a story
small basket

In this activity the child puts picture cards in order to form a story.


  1. Take the cards to a mat or table.
    Story Sequencing 1.JPG
  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.
    Story Sequencing 4.JPG
  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.