There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves Literacy Activities

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We used the sequencing activity as we read the book, and my kiddos were totally engaged! They were also able to retell the story using their old ladies! It was a great addition to the lesson.
Loved using this during distance learning, great visual for kids to help recall and sequence events.


Here are some quick, easy & super-fun activities to go along with “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!” by Lucille Colandro.

The packet includes:

1. * A whole group sequencing activity with a large, colorful old lady’s head.

2. * An independent activity with a smaller, black & white old lady, where students color & cut the items that the old lady swallows. Children sequence, then glue the “picture tiles” to her tongue in chronological order.

3. * Since completed projects make a terrific bulletin board or hallway display, I’ve included a “Having Fun With the Little Old Lady” poster for some extra pizzazz.

The packet also includes:

A variety of versatile worksheets, which can be done as a whole group activity, used in a small reading group, or done individually.

The various options help you easily diversify your lessons.

Be sure & click the PREVIEW for lots of samples.

4. * I’ve also included colorful answer keys.


5. * A “Checking for Comprehension” worksheet, where students fill in the blanks using words from a word bank.

6. * An “Ordinal Number Fun” worksheet, where students label the pumpkin-head scarecrows “parts” with ordinal numbers.

7. * An “Ask Me a Question” worksheet.

8. * A “Let’s Sequence The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves” worksheet.

9. * A “Here’s What Happened” writing extension.

10. * For added value, there’s a BONUS activity: “Show Me A Pattern” game/center, which uses the picture tiles.

As always, all patterns come in full-color so that teachers can quickly & easily make examples to share, as well as black & white for students to color.

Besides the full-page patterns, there are also 2-on-a-one page pattern options as well.

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