I’m so excited to be a part of this swap meet blog hop! It’s such a fun way for you to learn about new products and sellers, so I hope you follow the loop all the way through! As part of this blog hop, I used the Nursery Rhyme Sequencing Activities product from Adventures in Kinder and Beyond. Carrie has such a fun and vibrant store with products that span specific months, seasons, content areas, and more. If you enjoy my products, then I’m certain you’ll enjoy hers, too.
I’ve got a series of pictures to show you that demonstrate my sons learning with the activities in the packet, and you can see how focused and hands-on they were as they worked through them! We had such a fun time with these.
They took their work so seriously; I mean, just looked at his little face scrunched up in concentration! I also love that he chose such fun colors, because it shows his personality so well.
I love all of the little details that Carrie included on these sheets. You can see the main border around the entire page, and then each little sequencing box has a fun curlicue border, too. These are the kinds of details that young kids love, especially when coloring!
For these activities, you’ll need crayons and scissors, which you’ve seen in some of the photos so far, and you’ll need glue, glue sticks, or tape–something to help you stick the cut out photos into the correct boxes.
Look how much care he took in cutting out his square! It made me so proud to see how much effort he put into this project. 🙂 Now you can see how he’s in the process of cutting out his colored photos, so the next step is gluing them in the correct sequence.
Remember: You’ll want to remind your students not to use too much glue. For younger students, glue sticks might be a better option. You can give them instructions on putting the glue on their cut out pieces or directly onto the rest of the activity worksheet.
Then, the kids can start gluing the colored pictures into the boxes in the correct sequence. Have you noticed how many different nursery rhymes are included in the activity by this point? If not, scroll back through the pictures and check out the worksheets–you’ll see quite a few nursery rhymes!
When you use this in your classroom, you could have your students work together to figure out the sequence. They would have so much fun collaborating and working toward a common goal, in addition to learning how to explain their thinking to each other!
Remember those fun borders I wrote about earlier? Your students will have just as much fun coloring those, and it’s a great option to give your students if they finish early. Additionally, you could use it as an incentive: Tell your class that the nicest/prettiest/most creative sheets will be displayed!
Now here we have the sentence scramble that Carrie included in the product. Most of the worksheets included are the nursery rhyme sequencing activities, but the last activity is this sentence scramble. You could give this to all of your students, or you could give it to those students who need a little extra challenge. In it, one line of each nursery rhyme has been scrambled, so students have to unscramble it!
You might notice that my son is coloring the different words. This could be a fun tool to use to help your students unscramble the words–or it could just be more fun decorating time! But, you might also notice that there are boxes around each word, so you can cut out the words and glue them onto the dotted line in the correct order!
This is also a great opportunity to have your students practice motor skills like coloring inside the lines. It’s a challenge for younger kids, but it keeps a lot of kiddos motivated to produce a nice product!
All in all, my boys loved decorating, cutting, gluing, and sequencing these activities. It was a fun way to spend some time with them working on these skills at home, to reinforce what they learn at school, and I’m so glad to have been able to use Carrie’s product in this way!
As part of the blog hop, we’re hosting a big G I V E A W A Y! The Nursery Rhyme Sequencing Activities product, as well as the other 15 products reviewed in the blog hop, are all included as prizes in the giveaway. If you’re itching to get your hands on Carrie’s nursery rhyme product after reading my review, then you should definitely enter the giveaway for a chance to win! Plus, if you win, you’ll get all of these other amazing products, too! What have you got to lose?!