There was an Old Lady who Swallowed Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
Craftivity and Sequencing Teaching Cards
Directions for Sequencing Craftivity
Print enough copies of the old lady and one page of the animals for every child. Give each student a 12 x 18 piece of construction paper. Have them glue the lady’s head at the top of the sheet. Then, have the student draw a huge stomach under the head. (see picture) More details can be added if wanted. Next, read the book There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold. The students can add the animals to her stomach as she swallows them. You can choose to have them glue the animals down, or use the activity over and over by not gluing them down. If you want to use the activity as a center, create the number of old ladies you want and let the students practice the sequence in which the animals were swallowed. In this case, I would laminate the story boards you create and the animals. The horse is there only for comprehension purposes. (She does not swallow the horse, so they should not put the horse in her belly!) You may also choose to complete this activity on a sentence strip. Have the students glue the animals in order on the sentence strip according to when they were swallowed.
Directions for Sequencing Teaching Cards
Use these cards to retell the story with the students. Pass out all the animals to different students. Have an OLD LADY person, too. As the class retells the story events, the students with the animals come forward, and make a line across the front of the class.