Introduce the concept of sequencing to Pre-K learners in a way which is fun and meaningful for them – have them sequence their own morning routine! This activity will allow children to practice this important skill while connecting it with something that is already part of their daily lives.
Sequencing skills are essential for Pre-K learners to develop a strong foundation in literacy.
By learning how to sequence events, preschool children can understand story structure and the order of words in sentences, which are prerequisites for reading and writing. These sequencing skills help Pre-K children form connections between language and meaning, helping them better comprehend text.
Sequencing skills also give young learners the ability to understand cause and effect relationships and make predictions about what will happen next within a text or situation. Building these crucial sequencing abilities sets Pre-K children on a path to literacy success.
Using the Daily Routine Sequencing Cards
Full Color Photo Set
Use the full color photo set with a whole group or small group. Download the sequencing cards at the link below, and print, cut out, and laminate them. Make sure the children understand what each picture represents.
Have the children use these cards to sequence their morning routine. After they wake up, what do they do first? Eat breakfast or wash their face? Each child’s sequence will be slightly different, according to their family’s morning routine.
This set has 8 sequencing cards. Older children should be able to sequence all 8 cards, but you may want to limit the cards to 4 for younger children.
You can also place this set in a learning center for children to use during Center Time.
Black and White Set
This set can by copied in order to provide each child in a small group with their own set of cards. Use the full color set first, then have children manipulate their own set of cards.
Make sure children understand what each picture represents.
This printable sequencing set comes with 8 picture cards to sequencing as well as a cut and paste page. There is one page that has only 3 pictures to sequence and another that has 4 pictures to sequence.