To prepare and use:
Print and cut all pieces. Cut out strips of construction paper for paper chains. The first link should be green, the last should be red. Students can glue all of the pictures onto their colored strips. The other links can be assorted colors.
Have students listen to a story. In this example, I am using The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle. This activity can be used with many other stories. After the story, have the students sequence the story using the pictures. Since there are so many foods in this book, you can limit it to an appropriate amount, as determined by the students you have on your caseload or in your class. The students should remember that the first link (green) should be the introduction, and the last should be the conclusion.
Finally, have the students retell the story, using their paper chains to help them remember the sequence. Enjoy!