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If You Give a Cat a Cupcake story sequencing cards are a great way to help students retell their favorite story! Four card styles allow for differentiation.
Story sequencing activities are perfect for helping kids retell stories, pick out the important parts of the story, and practice ordering events within a story. These are all important tools when it comes to reading comprehension.
Give your preschoolers a jump start with this sequencing activity featuring Laura Numeroff’s If You Give a Cat a Cupcake.
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake is a circular story from Laura Numeroff. It follows a silly cat through his day as a young girl gives him a cupcake which makes him ask for sprinkles which leads him on a journey right back to cupcakes at the end.
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake Story Sequencing Cards
Read If You Give a Cat a Cupcake with your preschoolers. Be sure to share the pictures as you read so they can follow Cat through his busy day. Afterward, show them the sequencing discs. See if they can put the discs in order as you read the story once more.
This activity is super low-prep. Just print out the pages you need, cut out the sequencing discs, and you’re all set. To use this as a group activity, print it on regular printer paper. If you want to use this in a center or as a reusable activity, laminate the sequencing mat and discs. Then, use velcro dots to attach the discs to the mat. With four different sets of sequencing cards included, you can use this activity with a variety of skill levels. Kids can use the blank discs or the labeled ones. Or, they can use the discs with ordinal numbers – numerals or words.
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More Laura Numeroff Books!
If your kids loved If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, they’ll love the rest of her stories! You can find them at your local library or order them from Amazon by clicking the images below.
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