Sequencing Cut and Paste Activity

What is a cut and paste activity for preschool that will help with sequencing practice?

If you are a regular reader here at Moms Have Questions Too, you are probably thinking, “Whoa, I thought Cut and Paste posts were supposed to be on Wednesday.” (Although, if you are anything like me, you might not have ever noticed that.) Anyway, the cut and paste post for this week is going up early for the 4th of July.

Now, onto the cut and paste page for today. This cut and paste activity took more than a little brain power to create. Luckily, the result was well worth it in the end. The idea is that you have to cut out the three pictures that go together. Then, you paste them into the correct order on the chart on the right. This is probably one of the more confusing printables I’ve ever made, so I will explain each row in detail, just so no one is confused. Honestly, Little Bear understood the concept really quickly, but I’ll still over explain just so everything is completely clear.

Cut and Paste Sequencing Activity - Moms Have Questions Too

First Row: Grow a flower

The first row has three pictures: a flower in a flower pot, seeds going into a pot, and a watering can. Those pictures go in the following order: seeds going into a pot, watering can, and flower in flower pot. I asked Little Bear to describe and order each of the pictures after he cut them out and here is what he said, “First you plant the seeds, then you water the seeds, then you get a flower.”

Sequencing Cut and Paste Activity

Second Row: Eat a Sandwich

This row has three pictures: a boy eating a sandwich, a knife on bread, and peanut butter and jelly. The pictures go in this order: peanut butter and jelly, knife on bread, and boy eating the sandwich. Here is the description and order from Little Bear, “First, you get out the peanut butter and jelly, then you put the peanut butter and jelly one the bread, then you eat the sandwich.”

Plant a Seed Sequencing Cut and Paste Activity for Preschool - Moms Have Questions Too

Third Row: Dinner Time

The last row has three pictures: washing dishes, brushing teeth, and a dinner plate. The pictures go in this order: dinner plate, washing dishes, brushing teeth. Here is Little Bear’s description, “First you eat dinner, then you put the dishes in the sink, and then you brush your teeth.” Obviously you can tell that Little Bear doesn’t actually wash the dishes at our house, he just puts his dishes in the sink. If your child helps with the dishes, then his answer will be a little different.

Finished Cut and Paste Activity for Preschool - Moms Have Questions Too

The concept for this cut and paste sequencing practice isn’t that difficult and it is a great skill for your preschooler to practice. I kept thinking it was going to be too hard for Little Bear, but really, it was the perfect level.

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