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This The Grouchy Ladybug sequencing activity is perfect for providing children with an opportunity to practice retelling and sequencing the story.
Story sequencing cards are a great resource to have on hand when teaching preschoolers and kindergarteners.
They provide little ones with a chance to retell the story in order and allow you to check reading comprehension.
Give your preschoolers and kindergarteners a jump start on storytelling and sequencing with this sequencing activity featuring Eric Carle’s The Grouchy Ladybug.
The Grouchy Ladybug Worksheets
This is the story of a Grouchy Ladybug who doesn’t want to share food with a Friendly Ladybug. The Grouchy Ladybug suggests they should fight but decides that the Friendly Ladybug is not big enough to fight.
The Grouchy Ladybug travels all over looking for someone big enough to fight. Ultimately, the Grouchy Ladybug ends up back where it started and shares the rest of the food with the Friendly Ladybug.
To start the lesson, read The Grouchy Ladybug to your preschoolers. Be sure to share the pictures as you read so that your preschoolers can follow along with the story.
If you don’t have a copy of the book on hand, you can share this video 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.
If your students are working independently, have them cut and paste the sequencing pictures onto the sequencing mat.
Alternatively, you can laminate the pages and use them in your literacy center. Just add velcro dots to the story sequencing mat and on the back of the cards.
This printable includes two versions. One is full color. The other is black and white. Choose whichever one fits your classroom or homeschool needs.
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.
The Grouchy Ladybug Activities
If your kids enjoy this Grouchy Ladybug sequencing activity, they’re sure to love the book, printables, and hands-on activities featured below.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT LADYBUGS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about ladybugs. 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.
Ladybugs – Follow a ladybug through the four stages of its development from egg to adult, and learn about its behavior and habitat—plus, how little ladybugs help protect crops by eating harmful insects.
Are You a Ladybug? – Introduces the life cycle of a ladybug, showing how it changes from an egg to an adult ladybug.
The Grouchy Ladybug – As children follow the Grouchy Ladybug on her journey, they will learn the important concepts of time, size, and shape, as well as the benefits of friendship and good manners.
The Grouchy Ladybug Activities
- Ladybug life cycle
- Math activities for The Grouchy Ladybug
- The Grouchy Ladybug unit study
- Ladybug paper plate craft
- Ladybug sensory bin
The Grouchy Ladybug Resources
This adorable ladybug finger puppet is perfect for helping kids act out the story over and over again.
This pattern is perfect for making Grouchy Ladybug felt story board pieces that you can use to illustrate the story as you read it with your kids.
These Grouchy Ladybug yoga cards are perfect for a brain break for your little ones.