What Are Some Sequencing Activities for Children?

What Are Some Sequencing Activities for Children?

Some sequencing activities for children include placing pictures from an event in the appropriate order, retelling stories focusing on event order, and making lists of the steps necessary to complete an activity, such as building a snowman or making a sandwich. Retelling daily activities before bed is another sequencing activity.

Proper sequencing is an important part of interpreting and communication information. One simple way to reinforce sequencing is to read a child a picture book and then have the child tell back the plot in the appropriate order. Focusing on words such as "first," "second," "next" and "last" help children better understand the flow of the story.