Add some fun to your literacy centers and reading time with these fun Easter activities! Kids practice sequence and writing skills while enjoying the book, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick. It’s the perfect compliment to our April Sentence Centers!
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As we started planning our units for April, we found this book and knew we had to check it out! My kids always get a kick out the There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a…books, so it was a perfect fit for one of our monthly read aloud activities 🙂
PREPPING THE ACTIVITIES
To prep this activity, I printed the picture page on cardstock and cut out the cards with a paper cutter. You can laminate for extra durability. Print the writing page for each student and you’re set. Super easy!
For the sequence activity, the kids spread the cards out on the table or the floor. We talked about each of the things that the old lady swallowed. Then the kids put the cards in the proper sequence. As they placed each card in the correct spot, we talked about why she swallowed that thing.
After doing the sequence activity and talking about the reason that the old lady swallowed each thing, we did this fun writing activity. I started by asking the kids to think about some different reasons that the old lady might swallow each thing. For example, she might swallow the candy because she likes the taste of candy. It was so funny to hear all of the silly things that the kiddos came up with!
We reviewed proper sentence structure, and then the kids wrote their sentences on their paper and colored the pictures. When they were done, the kiddos read their sentences to everyone. They loved hearing each other’s ideas 🙂
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