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Growing Vegetable Soup story sequencing cards are a great way to help students retell this simple story. This free printable includes picture cards, a sequencing mat, and more.
When you add story sequencing cards to your literacy lessons, you provide preschoolers and kindergarteners with a chance to practice retelling stories in order.
They also allow you, the teacher, to check your child’s reading comprehension.
Give your preschoolers a jump start with this sequencing activity featuring Lois Ehlert’s Growing Vegetable Soup.
Growing Vegetable Soup Story Sequence Cards
This vibrant picture book walks readers through the steps of preparing, planting, and harvesting a garden. There’s even a recipe for vegetable soup in the back of the book.
To start the lesson, read Growing Vegetable Soup to your preschoolers. Be sure to share the pictures as you read so that your preschoolers can follow along as you read.
If you don’t have a copy of the book on hand, you can share the following Growing Vegetable Soup read-aloud with them before moving onto the activities below.
After reading through the story or sharing the video with your kids, show your students the sequencing activity, and see if they can put the images in order as you read the story aloud one more time.
This story sequencing activity is pretty low-prep. Just print out the pages you need, cut out the sequencing pictures, and you’re all set.
This pack includes five sequencing cards with pictures and sentences. As you read the story aloud, have your preschooler put the cards in order.
Afterward, you can put the sequencing mat in a center. Laminate the pages. Cut out the small sequencing cards.
Put the sequencing cards in random order on the bottom row of the mat. Read (or have your little one read) the steps and put the pictures in order.
This set also includes picture cards of various vegetables. These cards can be used in a variety of ways.
Print two of each page and make a memory matching game. Use them for matching to real vegetables at the farmers market or grocery store. The possibilities are endless!
WHAT SKILLS ARE COVERED?
I love when one simple activity covers so many skills! That makes teaching so much easier. This worksheet does just that! But, what skills does it cover?
• Logic: Sequencing events is a great logic-building activity. Kids learn to put things in the order that they happen. This skill helps children make sense of the world around them.
• Motor Skills: Cutting paper with scissors helps children strengthen the small muscles in their fingers, hands, and wrists.
• Hand-Eye Coordination: Gluing the sequencing cards in order (or lining them up with the velcro dots) helps strengthen hand-eye coordination. Kids will have to align the sequencing cards on the mat straight so that they all fit properly.
GROWING VEGETABLE SOUP ACTIVITIES
If your kids enjoy this Growing Vegetable Soup sequencing activity, they’re sure to love the books, printables, and hands-on activities featured below.
Gardening Books for Preschoolers
Fill your book basket with a great collection of garden books for preschoolers. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt – Up in the garden, the world is full of green—leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit.
But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home.
In this exuberant and lyrical book, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves…and down in the dirt.
Lola Plants a Garden – Book-loving Lola is inspired by a collection of garden poems that she reads with her mommy. She wants to plant her own garden of beautiful flowers, so she and Mommy go to the library to check out books about gardening.
They choose their flowers and buy their seeds. They dig and plant. And then they wait. Lola finds it hard to wait for her flowers to grow, but she spends the time creating her own flower book.
Soon she has a garden full of sunflowers and invites all of her friends for cakes and punch and a story amongst the flowers.
Little Critter: A Green, Green Garden – Little Critter learns that planting his own garden is a lot of fun and a lot of work. But the result—a green, green garden—is something he can cherish and enjoy.