During the early childhood years, the use of nursery rhymes will build language, vocabulary, and early reading skills. 

These nursery rhymes sequencing printables are perfect for your child to incorporate familiar rhymes with retelling and ordering events.

nursery rhyme sequencing

The Nursery Rhymes Sequencing worksheets, shown below, go beyond just sequencing picture cards. 

Your kids will read and recite the popular nursery rhyme, cut and paste the sequencing cards in the correct order, then draw a picture of their favorite part.

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15 Nursery Rhymes Sequencing Pages

These nursery rhyme sequencing printables includes 15 of the most popular nursery rhymes. 

Nursery Rhymes for kids lay the foundation to early language and reading skills.

You’ll love the different nursery rhymes included in this nursery rhyme bundle.

Sequencing practice pages are included for the following rhymes:

  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Hey Diddle Diddle
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Jack and Jill
  • It’s Raining, It’s Pouring
  • Little Miss Muffet
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Wee Willie Winkie
  • There Was an Old Woman
  • One, Two, Buckle By Shoe
  • Pat a Cake
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • A Tisket, A Tasket

Classic Nursery Rhyme Activities

It’s true; as a teacher and mom of two, I absolutely believe the repetition of nursery rhymes is a fun way to teach young children multiple skills.

Your kids are going to love retelling popular rhymes with these Nursery Rhyme printables.

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The kids will:

  • Read or recite the nursery rhyme
  • Cut and paste sequencing picture cards in the correct sequence
  • Draw a picture to show their favorite part of the nursery rhyme

Using the following pages, your kids will read, sequence, and draw a picture of the popular nursery rhymes.

Each printable sequencing worksheet has a set of 4 picture cards.

A 4-sequence puzzle is a great way to practice language development and comprehension of the stories.

Easy Differentiation for Story Sequencing Cards

When teaching early literacy skills, it’s important to help children of different skill levels.

With a few changes in directions, these printables become a flexible resource.

Here at Little Learning Corner, when a product launches, we want to assure it’s easy for you to implement, yet meets the needs of all ability levels.

For example, give your advanced kids a challenge with writing a sentence about their favorite part rather than drawing a picture.

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How can you differentiate these nursery rhymes sequencing printables? Great question.

Let me explain a few ways you can provide support or challenge your kids.

  1. Challenge your kids by asking them to write a sentence rather than draw a picture. Or, ask them to label their drawing with one or two words. They will, of course, will apply letter-sound association to spell out the word(s).
  2. If they are struggling with sequencing the pictures, recite the poem pointing to the corresponding pictures. Then see if they can do it on their own.
  3. Offer support with sequencing, by showing them the first card. Sometimes all it takes is the support to get them started.
  4. If sequencing is very easy, ask them to draw a picture of a different ending, or perhaps a picture of an event that is missing from the cards. They can draw this on the back.

Simply print and go! No prep, and easy differentiation!!

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Sequencing Learning Standards

Depending on which standards you follow, you will find these printables cover different learning standards. For example, do you follow the common core learning standards, or a state standard, such as Texas or Virginia?

Although some standards are worded different, you will find this activity great for:

  • Retell familiar stories, including key details
  • Identify characters, setting, and main events in a story
  • Recognize common types of texts (poems)
  • Describe the relationship between the illustrations and the story
  • Engage in group reading activities
  • Use a combination of drawing and writing to supply information about the story
  • Use a combination of drawing and writing to describe a single event in the story

Did you know children who frequently hear or read nursery rhymes early on are much more likely to develop strong reading skills?

These Nursery Rhyme Sequencing activities will build vocabulary, fluency, expressive and receptive language, rhyming skills, and critical thinking skills.  Furthermore, nursery rhymes expand kids’ imaginations.

Your PreK, Kindergarten, and First grade students will love these cut and paste activities.

Great for Heggerty, ELA centers, guided reading groups, small group instruction, pocket chart activities, whole group mini-lessons, poetry notebooks, tutoring, homework, morning work, or individual use for homeschooling.

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