2. Choose ten or so events from the story. Type them up (be sure to not include any signal words or numbers). [Don't have time to type up your own events... keep reading for the freebie!]
4. Cut out the events so they are like small slips. Roll them up (or fold them) so they will easily slide down the neck of a balloon.
7. Students will each take one balloon and pop it. Once it is popped, they will see what color slip they have and find the rest of their group (based on the color of the slip).
8. The race is on to see which group can sequence the events in the least amount of time. Of course, you will want to encourage all of them to continue even after one group has finished... but the race element adds an extra challenge that the kids will love!
9. Be sure to check their sequence once they say they are done. If they got one event wrong, you can either tell them which one(s) or you can just say there are ___ events in the wrong order.
10. After all the groups are finished, everyone gets to help clean up the broken bits of balloon and you can discuss the events of the story and why sequence of events is so important!
Here are some pictures of my students in action!
Not sure what story to use or don't have the time to type up a set of events? Click here to download the story Cinderella all typed up and ready for you!
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