Friday, July 05, 2013

Develop Oral Language and Logic with Sequencing Activities

Sequencing and patterning activities help children build necessary skills to be successful readers such as: left-to-right sequencing, visual discrimination, decoding, and pattern recognition.

NAMC Montessori sequencing activity printable girl smelling summer flower

Using sequencing cards in your Montessori environment helps children understand that stories follow a logical progression, while at the same time building on their oral storytelling skills, both of which are precursors to writing and reading.

Summer Flower Sequencing Activity Printable - Develop Oral Language and Logic

NAMC Montessori sequencing activity printable rose cards

Begin simply by introducing the concept of small and large. Print and laminate four different sizes of a simple picture, like a flower. Invite children to arrange the pictures in order from smallest to largest. Later, you can add simple sequencing cards that tell a story. Begin with three cards and gradually add more cards and details. When finished, invite the children to tell you a story that follows the pictures.

We have created a beautiful, simple set of sequencing cards inspired by summer and blooming roses! Please enjoy this complimentary printable.

As much as possible, NAMC’s web blog reflects the Montessori curriculum as provided in its teacher training programs. We realize and respect that Montessori schools are unique and may vary their schedules and offerings in accordance with the needs of their individual communities. We hope that our readers will find our articles useful and inspiring as a contribution to the global Montessori community.
© North American Montessori Center - originally posted in its entirety at Montessori Teacher Training on Friday, July 5, 2013.


  1. I loved listening to the stories the kids would come up with for the sequencing cards.


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