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The Snail and the Whale sequencing activity provides a great opportunity for young learners to practice ordering events and storytelling.
Add these story sequencing cards to your literacy centers for a fun, hands-on activity.
The Snail and the Whale is a great book to add to your ocean, community helpers, or vacation preschool themes.
After you’ve read the story a time or two, your kids can practice story sequencing with this free preschool printable.
The Snail and the Whale Sequencing Activity
Story sequencing is perfect for building important early learning skills with your preschool and kindergarten kiddos.
These story sequencing printables will help young learners practice ordering the sequence of events while building reading comprehension skills.
The Snail and the Whale
When a tiny snail meets a humpback whale, the two travel together to far-off lands. It’s a dream come true for the snail, who has never left home before. But when the whale swims too close to shore, will the snail be able to save her new friend?
If you don’t have a copy of The Snail and the Whale to read aloud, you can share this video with your children:
Preparing the Printable
Print the pages. If you’d like to add this to your literacy centers, print them on cardstock and laminate them for durability. Put a velcro dot on each circle and on the back of each disc.
Or, you can print these pages on regular printer paper and have kids cut/paste the sequencing discs.
Using the Sequencing Activity
If you choose to use the activity as seat work, kids can sequence the story as you read it aloud or share the video above.
When complete, have the children retell the story aloud to a friend or family member. This is a great way to assess their comprehension skills.
The Snail and the Whale Activities
There are so many fun activities you can do alongside a reading of The Snail and the Whale. Check out a few of my favorites:
• Add one or more of these whale games for kids to your game closet for family fun focusing on math, literacy, motor skills, and more!
• Add these whale crafts for kids to your ocean or Jonah and the Whale unit studies. Great for all ages!
• Create a paper plate storytelling wheel for The Snail and the Whale.
Ocean Books for PreschoolersFill your book basket with a great collection of ocean books for preschool. 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.
Commotion in the Ocean – This delightful collection of poems includes fun rhymes about the creatures who live in and around the ocean. Children will delight in the snappy poems and colorful illustrations about whales, walruses, penguins, polar bears, stingrays, and sharks. Over in the Ocean in a Coral Reef – This coral reef is a marine nursery, teeming with mamas and babies! In the ageold way of kids and fish, children will count and clap to the rhythm of “Over in the Meadow” while puffer fish “puff,” gruntfish “grunt” and seahorses “flutter.” Ocean: A Peek Through Book – Discover a world teeming with life beneath the waves, with graceful sea horses, darting tropical fish, electric eels, and humpback whales.
Download Your Printables
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